George Hopp

was born to Johann Georg Hopp (1794-1867) and Ann Mary Fassnacht (1830-1873). He married Rose Martin in 1891. In the 1900 census, George is listed as single. I do not find a divorce record, but Rose remarried in 1906.  George married Susan Apsey in 1907.

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George Hopp was a well known Florist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. George, along with his partner, August Lemke, developed the Hybrid climbing tea rose called ‘La Detroit’. The flower, a cross between ‘Caroline Testout’ and ‘Bridesmaid’, is deep pink and light pink, pink center, cream reverse. It has a strong, tea fragrance. Large, double blooms (17-25 petals) form throughout the season.

American Gardening, Volume 24 page 689
American Florist, Volume 21

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Flower Fashions

George also held a patent for a greenhouse roof.

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This is an excerpt written by Robert Dluzen from the August 2016 issue of the Garden Almanac, a publication of the Monroe, Michigan IHM Sisters about the La Detroit Rose.

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Photo taken April 20, 2017 ~ Susan Straw
Photo taken April 20, 2017 ~ Susan Straw

George is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot: block 1 lot 69 space 2


John Elisha Apsey Sr Lineage