We are the Hoppe family in Denmark, searching for old roots to Germany !
We have 10 generations Hoppe dokumented in Denmark !
We are searching for the emigrant Heinrich Hoppe, probably born in the area of Stettin in approx. 1690 !
He emigrated to Denmark very Young, he was probably Nagelschmied, and married Karen Povelsdatter in Denmark. Their son Johan Heinrich Hoppe was born 30.06.1724. He was Nagelschmied and founder of several generations of Hoppe Nagelschmiede in Kopenhagen. This history is dokumented !
We are very sure that the Hoppe roots are from Germany as the "Nagelschmiede Laug" in Denmark tells so !
The very old dokuments from the Nagelschmiede are wrote in German language ! We have copy of these old dokuments !
However we cant find more information in Denmark.
We are looking for all kind af information who might help us in the search for the Hoppe roots in Germany.
Maybe the profession as Nagelschmied is helpfull, but do we have a change to find old Nagelschmide in Germany, and are they listet somewhere ?
Maybe the Hoppe generations are divided in several lines, as we are told that some Germans Hoppe´s are looking for family in Denmark, as well ?
Please help us !