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Hopper, Dr. Abram


Dr. Abram Hopper was the son of a farmer at Hohokus, and was born April 26th, 1797. After taking an academic course of study in New York city, he entered the office of Dr. John Rosencrantz, at Hohokus, with whom he studied medicine one year, when he returned to New York, and continued his medical studies with Dr. Valentine Mott, attending lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which institution he was graduated at the age of twenty-one. The following year he began the practice of medicine, continuing to reside here the greater part of his life. He died December 14th, 1872. Making surgery a specialty, he was the only operating surgeon in Bergen county for many years, and gained an enviable reputation in that department of his profession. His wife was Euphemia DeWolf. They had five sons and two daughters.

James Van Valen, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1900