Heinrich Schoppenhorst was born 16 May 1816 in Ladbergen, Westphalia, Prussia, son of Hermann Wilhelm & Anna Maria Elisabeth (Schröer) Schoppenhorst. Heinrich was brother of Herman Wilhelm Schoppenhorst (1813-1884). He married Christine Anna Elisabein Haverkamp in Ladbergen. The young couple and their son, Wilhelm, immigrated to America in 1840 joining Mr. Schoppenhorst's brother, Wilhelm, in Warren County, MO. The couple prospered and raised a family of 11 children. Date of death in Immanuel/Immanuels' record of Mr. Schoppenhorst is 29 Dec 1893, and his headstone indicates death of 29 Jan 1893. He was a Founding Father of Immanuel/s U.C.C., Holstein, in 1839.
After the death of her husband in 1893, Mrs. Schoppenhorst moved to Higginsville, MO. She passed away in 1899 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Schowengerdt. Mrs. Schoppenhorst rests at the side of her son August W. Schoppenhrost (1859-1941).
For "Stories of the Schoppenhorst Family," please see the homepage of Dr. Martin Schoppenhorst, Berlin, Germany:
"Higginsville Advance," 19 January 1894:
Mrs. Schoppenhrost, formerly of Hopewell, Warren county, has moved to town to spend the remainder of her days with her children here. She occupies newly fitted rooms over Fuhr's store
Mrs. Schoppenhorst's obituary 19 May 1899 follows:
Died, at the home of Henry Schowengerdt, at 2 o'clock A. M., Thursday, May 18, 1899, Mrs. Christina Schoppenrhost, aged 82 years. Mrs. Schoppenhorst has been sick for some time, and for days it has been evident that for her the hour of departure was near. Deceased was an old resident of Warren county. Several years ago her husband died, whereupon she came to this county, where nearly all her children reside. She was a true Christian lady, universally loved and respected by all who knew her. A host of friends … children … . Funeral services will be held at the German Evangelical church this afternoon.
"Lafayette Leader," Higginsville, MO, 20 May 1899:
She leaves three daughters and four sons, all of whom are well known here and have families of their own. The LEADER extends sympathy to the bereaved family.
Herman Wilhelm Schoppenhorst