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Photograph - Wedding of Charles & Amelia Klopper, 26 Feb 1878 Image Reg. No: SH 892636

Photograph of the wedding day of Amelia Christina Karolina Simon to Charles H. Ferdinand Klopper (Ferdinand Heinrich C. Klopper) on 26 February 1878 at Rosenthal Heights, Barossa, South Australia. The wedding dress was also donated to Museum Victoria (SH 890402).

Charles Klopper was born on 8 December 1851 at Hope Valley, South Australia; Amelia Simon was born in 1855, also in South Australia. They were to have 14 children. Their first daughter, Ida, was born in South Perth in 1879. Their next child, a son, Alfred, was born in South Australia, and died at 11 months, in 1881, announced in the South Australian Register: 'KLOPPER.- On the 4th May, at Napperby, of deptethic croup, Alfred Charles, dearly beloved and only son of Charles H. F. and Amelia C. Klopper, aged 11 months. Safe in the arms of Jesus.' Three of their other children also died as young children; another son, Louis Alfred Klopper, died at Gallipoli on 7/8/1915. Charles died in 1932, aged about 81, at Bridgetown, Western Australia.
Photograph set within oval mount.
Description Of Content:
Couple at wedding - he in suit, she in blue dress with white veil and blouse beneath purple dress.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Reta Peters, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.00 cm (Width), 15.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: marriage customs rites, weddings, world war i 1914-1918, wedding costumes
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Weddings
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Person Depicted: Miss Amelia Simon, Rosenthal Heights, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, 26 Feb 1878
Person Depicted: Mr Charles Klopper, Rosenthal Heights, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia, 26 Feb 1878


Linley Klopper Posted on 14 Nov 2014 7:09 PM
The bride's name was Amelie, rather than Amelia, and Laurence Vivian Klopper was one of her sons.

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