Tuesday 11 June 2013

Coming Home....The Hoppes of Morgan Hill

On her 3rd visit to Ireland, Barbara Corridan Hoppe of Morgan Hill, California along with her husband Larry, visited the Birthplace of her Grandfather William Corridan (1880-!927) in Moyessa. Although the property has been recently sold following the death of Michael & Pat Joe it is understood that the new owners intend leaving the house as is.
William emigrated to the US in 1908 where he was a pharmacist until his premature death in a road traffic accident. William had four children. William (Barbara's father)  , Gertrude, who was killed by a school bus aged 10 in 1925, Joyce and Robert Elton.  Robert Elton is now hail and hearty at 86 and living in Arroyo
Grande. Robert and his son Jim from Indiana hope to travel to Ireland later this year . Robert , we send you our best wishes!! 

Also pictured here with Barbara & Larry in front of the old Fireplace at the "Ranch" is local jovial neighbour Monty Prendiville