My great great great grandfather William Ernest Frederick Koppe came from germany in 1881 to the us on a ship. Him his wife and 2 children. then he changed there last name to Koppa for somethan. He wife name was Augusta Koppe.
On the ship it was Koppe and then it changed to Koppa then Augusta Died after being here only one year. William's name then was koppa with his wife to befor she died.
He had three more wife's that we know of. but what was funny to me was the 4th and last wife he changed his name back to koppe. Can some body tell me if koppe was a mistake and it was to be koppa. Why did he change it back to koppe befor he died but all his son, grandson,and great grandson all inded up with koppa thowe dont really know if it should really be koppe. great great grandfather said that there was a name change in the family for some reason but yet know one knows what was changed but what i have told you I thank thats the name change so his name could be William Ernest Frederick Koppe and Koppa was just to hide or so that no one could find hem. email me for info or for info for me. Jkoppa@sbcglobal.net 913-980-4953 Jeff Koppa