New Netherland and Beyond
1898 Holland Society Year Book
Judge John Hopper died October 21st, 1897, at his home, 178 Market Street, Paterson, N.J., from enlargement of the liver. He had been ill several months.
Ex-Judge Hopper was born on March 2, 1814, on his father's farm in Lodi, Bergen County, N. J., and was descended from one of the oldest of New Jersey families. He was educated at Washington Academy,
in Hackensack, and at Lafayette Academy, in the same place, and afterward at Rutgers. He studied law under Peter D. Vroom, and became a counselor in 1840. He was city counsel from 1843 to 1847,
county counsel from 1855 to 1864, and a State senator from 1868 to 1871. He was re-elected in 1874, and served until 1877. He was Judge of the District Court from 1877 until 1880, when Gov. Abbett
made him Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was succeeded in April last by Judge Barkalow. He was a trustee of Rutgers.
He became a member of the Holland Society December 20, 1886, and for several years and up to the time of his death was Vice-President for Passaic County, N. J.