Herman William Joop


Born: 2 Dec 1879 in Germany

Died: 21 May 1966 in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California, USA

Father: Gustav Joop (c. 1845 – 1931)

Mother: Tina Camps (? – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Clara O. Parnow (1880 – 1960)

Married: 16 Dec 1903 in ?

Child: Walter Herman Joop (1911 – )

Child: Myrtle Clara Joop (1912 – 1988)

Child: Elenora Ostilia Joop (1916 – 1989)

Child: Leona Bertha Joop (1921 – 1921)


Herman immigrated from Germany in 1893.

He was of medium height and build, with blue eyes and dark hair.

Herman registered for the WWI draft on 12 Sep 1918, and is recorded as having applied for second papers (citizenship) at this time.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 30 Sep 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
A History of Clay and Norman Counties, Minnesota, Volume 2
by John Turner and C. K. Semling (editors); Indianapolis, Indiana: B.F. Bowen and Company, 1918. [applies to name, birth, marriage]
Draft Registration for WWI (Herman William Joop)
[applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
Interview (<private> Marks)
Inteview, letter, notes, etc. [applies to birth]
Web: Ancestry Database (California Death Index, 1940-1997)
ancestry.com. [Original data: "California Death Index, 1940-1997"; State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics; Sacramento, CA, USA. The original record can be requested from information in the index. (no document images)] [applies to name, death]
Web: Ancestry Database (Social Security Death Index)
ancestry.com. [Original data: "Social Security Death Index, Master File" Social Security Administration; US. The original Social Security application is available for deceased individuals. (no document images)] [applies to birth, death]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Herman's mother's maiden name was Kams. (from CDI)

Did Herman have a brother Otto or sister Irma?

He served in the Spanish-American war. (interview with <private> Marks)