Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Actress Marie Dressler AKA 1st Marriage to George Francis Hopper May 6, 1894 Greenville, [Jersey City] Hudson, New Jersey, USA

Actress Marie Dressler AKA 1st Marriage to George Francis Hopper  May 6, 1894 Greenville, [Jersey City] Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Basic Vital Statistic Information

[1869-1934]

Name: Leila Marie Koerber
AKA Leila Gerber Koerber
Stage Name: Marie Dressler
Born: November 9, 1869 Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 29, 1934 Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Spouse: George Francis Hopper 1st
               James “Jim” Henry Dalton II 2nd
Parents: Alexander Rudolph Koerber
                Anne “Annie” Henderson
Occupation: Actress
                      Years Active: 1883-1934
Cause of Death: Cancer
Date of Burial: July 31, 1934
Age at Death: YRS: 65 MOS: 7 DYS: 20
Funeral: Heather Chapel
                Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Mortuary:  Pierce Brothers Funeral Home
                     Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Death Certificate #: 34-40388
Informant: Death Record Pending order July 26, 2016
Findagrave.com: 300
Interment:  Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA


 Marie Dressler  in the California, Death Index, 1905-1939
Name: Marie Dressler  Birth Year: abt 1872  Death Date: 28 Jul 1934  Age at Death: 62  Death Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA


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Hartford Connecticut  July 30, 1934

Findagrave.com
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=300

1st Husband George Francis Hopper

There are numerous spellings on Marie's First Husband name:
the most common one is George  Hoeppert  or George Hoppert
The names are totally incorrect.

Name: George Francis Hopper
Alias: Hoepport, Hoppert
Born: February 1860 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: September 7, 1929 3150 Ocean Ave  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
Spouse: Leila Marie Koerber
Partner: Dora Rhinehardt
Parents: George William Hopper
               Julia Applhoff
Occupation: Theatrical Manager & Treasurer
Cause of Death: Chronic Myocarditis
Date of Burial: September 10, 1929
Death Certificate #: cn 18675
Funeral:  Campbell Funeral Church  Frank E. Campbell Funeral Church at 
                Broadway and 66th Street.
                1970 Broadway
                Manhattan, New York, USA
Age at Death: YRS: 67
Findagrave.com 173123218
Residence at the Time of Death: 3150 Ocean Ave Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
Interment: New Jersey, USA


George Hopper New York, New York City Municipal Deaths
Name George Hopper Event Type Death Event Date    07 Sep 1929 Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Address 3150 Ocean Ave   Residence Place B'klyn Gender Male Age 64 Marital Status Single Race White;  Occupation Theatrical Manager Birth Year (Estimated) 1865 Birthplace U. S. Burial Date 10 Sep 1929 Burial Place N. J. Cemetery N. Y. & N. J. Crematory Father's Birthplace           U. S. Mother's Birth place U. S.

CITING THIS RECORD
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WPT-QPL : 20 March 2015), George Hopper, 07 Sep 1929; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,057,720.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL DEATHS, 1795-1949

Reference ID      cn 18675
GS Film Number  2057720

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George Hopper  in the New York, New York, Death Index, 1862-1948
Name: George Hopper  Birth Year: abt 1865  Age: 64  Death Date: 7 Sep 1929  Death Place: Kings, New York, USA  Certificate Number: 18675

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Newspaper Title
Location
Date of Publication
Event
New York Times (1857-Current file)
New York, New York
10 Sep 1929
Obituary

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Miner’s Bowery Theatre

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 Married: May 6, 1894 Greenville, Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Officiated By: Dr. CHALMERS Durand. CHAPMAN'SEpiscopal Episcopal Minister
1st Married George Francis Hopper
No Issue


Marriage Record Order July 26, 2016

George F. Hoppert mentioned in the record of George F. Hoppert and Leila M. Koerber
Name George F. Hoppert Event Type Marriage Event Date 06 May 1894 Event Place  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey,  United States Gender Male Marital Status Married Spouse's Name         Leila M. Koerber Spouse's GenderFemale Spouse's Age 25 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated)             1869

CITING THIS RECORD
"New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZKB-55Z : 31 March 2016), George F. Hoppert and Leila M. Koerber, 06 May 1894; citing Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, Division of Archives and Record Management, New Jersey Department of State, Trenton.; FHL microfilm 495,718.

NEW JERSEY, MARRIAGES, 1670-1980
Reference ID          p23 rn95
GS Film Number    495718
Digital Folder Number            004024718
Image Number       00025

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Leila M. Koerber mentioned in the record of George F. Hoppert and Leila M. Koerber
Name George F. Hoppert Event Type Marriage Event Date 06 May 1894 Event Place Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Gender Male Marital Status Married Spouse's Name         Leila M. Koerber Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 25 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1869

CITING THIS RECORD
"New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZKB-55C : 31 March 2016), George F. Hoppert and Leila M. Koerber, 06 May 1894; citing Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, Division of Archives and Record Management, New Jersey Department of State, Trenton.; FHL microfilm 495,718.

NEW JERSEY, MARRIAGES, 1670-1980
Reference ID          p23 rn95
GS Film Number    495718
Digital Folder Number            004024718
Image Number       00025

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The Evening World New York May 7, 1894
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The Evening World New York May 7, 1894 Page 3
AN EXCITING HONEYMOON.

Woman Say She Will Sue Hopper and Spoil His Wife’s Beauty.

Claims to have been His Common Law wife for Eleven Years.

When George F. Hopper, Treasure of the Casino Company, stepped into the Street this morning from the Hotel Vendome, where had passed his wedding night, he was pounced upon by a woman who had been waiting on the sidewalk for an hour.  A hot colloquy ensued ending by the woman thrusting a packet of letters into Hopper’s hand and sailing angrily off down Broadway.

She was the woman who has announced her intention of disturbing the peace of Mr. Hopper and his newly made bride, Marie Dressler, the actress, by enforcing her claim to a common-law marriage contracted eleven years ago.

M r. Hopper and Miss Dressler were married at 5 O’clock last evening at the house of Rev. Dr. Chapman, an Episcopal Minister in Greenville, N.J. in the presence of the Bride’s parents and other relatives, and a professional friend.  Miss Dressler is a handsome and popular actress, about twenty-five years old, and one of the best character old woman on the operatic stage.  She is now with Lillian Russell’s’ Company and will play this week in Philadelphia.  The company left for the city at 10 O’clock this morning and Miss Dressler will follow later in the day.

The maiden name of the common-law claimant was Dora Rrienhardt.  She was formerly a chorus girl, and is now about thirty-seven years old.  In 1874 she married George Harris, a variety actor, who deserted her six years later.  She says that he is dead, but Mr. Hopper asserts that he is alive and can be produced, and that he has never been divorced from Dora.

Hopper’s relations with the woman extends over a period of eleven years.  She says that he has always presented her as his wife., and that they have lived Constantly together.  According to her story she was the moulder of Mr. Hopper’s fortunes having saved through affectionate thdift $2,200 from his salary.  She says that he recently induced her to give him $200 out of his pocket in exchange for her promise to let him alone.

When the Woman encountered him this morning she hotly berated him for deserting her, and swore that she would prosecute him for abandonment and take personal satisfaction out of Miss Dressler.  One night not long ago she attacked Miss Dressler at the Stage door, but was restrained by bystanders and she has repeatedly threatened to kill the actress or disfigure her with vitriol.  She repeated all these threats this morning and left with the declaration that she was going to put her case in the hands of an attorney.  She gave Mr. Hopper some of his business letters, but refused to surrender a quantity of Miss Dressler’s letters, which she says, she will reserve for evidence in her action at law.

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THE DIVORCE


The Evening Times, Friday November 13, 1896 Page 5

Miss Dressler Loses One of her Three Names.

Her Husband Was Fickle

She married in 1894 and Six Months After They Separated Because he spent too much Time with another woman—An Interview with Fair Star of “Slavey” Company.

Marie Dressler, the talented and beautiful burlesquer, now playing “Lady Slavey” in this city, has owned three names, until yesterday, when she has lost one.

She was originally, and not so far back either, Lelia Koeber of Toronto, then she became Marie Dressler, beyond the foot-lights as a light opera singer, and in 1894, Mrs. George Francis Hopper, the heroine of a domestic drama.

Today the name of Mrs. Hopper is stricken from her list, by divorce court decision, and she will feel all the better and dance the merrier have only the other two.

The Curtain has gone down on the domestic drama, and henceforward and she proposes to throw all her life, charm and talent into the gay role, because she wants the public to be happier than she has been


She was granted an absolute divorce yesterday by Judge Beach, of the supreme court, in New York City, from her husband Briefly, there were married May 6, 1894, and she lived with him six months, when she learned that he spent a good deal of time with another woman in Fortieth Street, New York City.  She did not ask for any alimony, saying she is abundantly able to care for herself.

As an aside, it may be said that George Francis knew she also could provide for him, but he was fickle, fat and forty.

THE COMEDY LINE

Miss Dressler knew two weeks ago that the unwelcome letters would eventually be stricken from her.

She will, however, tonight be the merrier for her liberty, but she’ll have to drop the “gag: line:

“I must see Abe Hummell about it,”
The point of the gag is that Abe Hummell is a New York Lawyer who engineers many theatrical Divorces, and in that city the knowledge of her family troubles, coupled with his name, made the line a “go.”

It was task of tasks to see Miss Dressler at her hotel this morning.  She was not to be waked at the unearthly hours of 9 or 10 O’clock, and the high-collared, small-salaried clerk behind the counter was adamantine in his assurance that she was abed, asleep and averse to seeing reporters before 11 O’clock, and indeed at any hour.  Her manager, Mr. Walter J. Lamb also was barred out, and they only thing to do was to wait till the dreams rolled by and the fair Marie awoke to Washington, worry and single life.

THE INTERVIEW.

At 11 a card ran the gauntlet of clerks, bell-boys, maid, Miss Florence Dressler, and then- “Show the gentlemen to No. 111,” was the open sesame pronounced by the starchy fellow with a frown, in the office.

“So sorry to have kept you waiting,” said the long-waited-for, retroussé-nosed, prankish young woman, with fluffy hair and smothered a soft silk, as she welcomed the Times Man.

“I’ am divorced; yes, I know, ‘How do you like it?’  Oh we’re good friends; but, dear, dear; a man must be mine, and wholly mine, if he is to be ‘Mr. Dressler.”  Ha! HA! HA! She laughed.  “It was not so bad as that; but, truly, George was too gay, and we amicably agreed to let the tide of life ran between us.

“Why,” and here she paused and caressed a forefinger in white bandage, “say, I did that trimming a hat.  What do you think?  My scissors slipped and then, slash! And I lost a slice of skin.  It hurts, too.  About George? Why to be safe.  Well, I Couldn’t act and be jealous, too, so it was best all-around to be divorced.

THE LOST HUSBAND
“The dear boy—as he used to be, I mean-escorted me into court and out again when I went to New York from Philadelphia two weeks ago to testify It was all done in ten minutes.  The Judge?  Why, he knew I was the wronged one?  Don’t I look it> See these wrinkles?


George’s conduct caused them.  That’s why I had no trouble with my case.
“No. sirree.  Once is enough for me.  Besides, I’ve a dear old dad and a mamma in Long Island City, and I have to take in operatic washing, ironing and scrubbing in order to support them.  That’s what it amounts to.  Did you ever see my part in “Slavey?”  Oh, you know.  Well it’s almost an agricultural pursuit, wiping up the ground with Dannie Daly.

“I’m so sick really.  Dr. Magruder has just left me.  He comes every day.  Seeing me on the stage, you’d hardly believe I spend most of my time in bed; but I do.  I’ve been sick for such a long time now.  My home program is sick, stage sick.’ It’s hard, but people must live, and people must laugh.

SHE’S NERVOUS.

“Really, I can’t tell you more of myself or my-that is, Mr. Hopper.  Going? Goodbye.  I’m a little nervous about interviews, and the actresses do not always look as well in print as they do over the footlights.  Maybe it’s because they can’t put paint or powder on—eh? Good-bye.”

Miss Dressler was born twenty-seven years ago, honor bright, in Toronto.  Her father was, and is Prof Koeber, a teacher of Music.  She has played in “ A Stag Party;” with Lillian Russell in “Robinson Crusoe,” Camille De Arville in “A Magic Kiss,” and other Operatic pieces.  She is bright, original. Effervescing thing and likes the stage.  It is rumored that James Mix, a wealthy Chicagoan, was given the “Mitten” by Miss Dressley only two weeks ago.

EOM: Divorce
Divorced:  October 29, 1896 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA


Marie Dressler Divorced
Date: Friday, November 13, 1896   Paper: St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, Missouri)   Volume: 89   Issue: 136   Page: 9 

Marie Dressler Divorced


New York, November 12—Marie Dressler, an actress, was granted an absolute divorce to-day from George Francis Hopper of Greenville, N.J.  The couple were married May 6, 1894, and separated six months thereafter.  Undue intimacy with another woman was charged.

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Boston Post Boston Massachusetts October 30, 1896 Page 6

MARIE DRESSLER DIVORCED.

As George F. Hoppert’s Wife, She Objected to Divided Affections.

NEW YORK, Oct. 29-Marie Dressler the comedienne, was the star of the grass widow’s matinee before Judge Beach in the Special term of the Supreme Court today.

Miss Dressler’s matrimonial troubles were brought to public notice when she horsewhipped, in the lobby of the Casino, the woman who had weaned her husband’s affections from her.  She was playing in the Lillian Russell Company, in 1894, when she met the man whom she afterward married, George F. Hoppert.  She subsequently learned that another woman had been known as Mrs. Hoppert for some years, though no marriage ceremony had been performed.  Mr. Hoppert quickly drifted back to his former love.  The horsewhipping followed, and then the divorce suit.

Abraham H. Kaffenburgh, who served the summons and complaint on Mr. Hppert, in Miner’s Bower Theatre, and said the defendant had remarked to him when he took the papers:

“I think it is pretty late in the day to bring a suit against me.  My wife knew what my relations with this woman had been, both before and after our marriage.”

Anna Serrick, Janitress of the house No. 267 West Fortieth Street, testified that Mr. Hoppert had lived there with a woman who passed as his wife, and who certainly was not Marie Dressler, Judge Beach said he would sign a decree releasing Miss Dressler from her matrimonial bonds.

Marie Dressler Divorced
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https://www.newspapers.com/image/72035324/?terms=Marie%2BDressler






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