Jonathan M. Hoppock, known as ‘Jonty,’ was born Sep. 20, 1838 to Henry J. Hoppock and Lydia Wolverton. The family lived on a farm near Sand Brook in Delaware Township. Hoppock became a school teacher and developed a love of local history. Late in his life, the Democrat-Advertiser published articles he submitted about the places he knew best, nearly all of them in Delaware Township.

Below is a list of the articles attributed to Mr. Hoppock–first the ones that have been published on this website, followed by the rest of his articles. The numbers beginning with JMH refer to my catalog of articles available in hard copy. To request a copy of the latest version of the catalog, please use the “Contact” link at the top of the website.

Articles Published to Date:

  1. Washington’s Headquarters, Raritan Twp., 1777 (Sep 26, 1901) published 3/21/11
  2. Washington’s Headquarters, July 1777 (Oct 11, 1901) published 3/2/11
  3. White Hall Recruiting Station, 1775-1781 (Oct 24, 1901) published 3/20/11
  4. Sergeant Mansion and Mill, 1745 (Dec. 5, 1901) published 3/20/14
  5. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Romine (Oct 30, 1902) published 3/23/15
  6. Rev. Joshua Primer (Mar 24, 1904) published 2/7/15
  7. The Bowne Homestead (July 6, 1905) published 11/20/15
  8. The Old Sergeant Mill (July 20, 1905) published 3/20/14
  9. The Old Opdyke House (July 27, 1905) published 8/22/10
  10. The Old Oak—a Scrap of Local History (Aug 3, 1905)
    “A Pirate in Old Amwell,” published 9/12/15
  11. Home of Capt. David Jones (Aug 31, 1905) published 2/27/12
    The Old School Baptist Church at Locktown (Jan 4, 1906)
    “Some Controversial Baptist Ministers,” published 3/20/15
  12. Hunterdon’s Oldest Schoolhouse (Risler) (Jan. 25, 1906) published 4/9/12
  13. Delaware’s Old-Time Mills (Sep 13, 1906) published 5/12/11
  14. Obituary of Jonathan M. Hoppock (Nov. 1, 1906) published 2/26/2011”
  15. Camp Ground of the Glorious Old Continental Army in 1777, (10/10/1901)
  16. Amwell German Baptist Church, 1733-1901 (10/17/1901)

Articles Yet To Be Published:

1902 Feb 13, First Brethren Church in NJ
1902 Jun 26, The Williamson Homestead
1905 Jun 8, The Poulson House at Grover
1905 Aug 10, The Sandy Ridge Church
1906 Apr 19, Neglected Revolutionary Heroes
1906 Aug 30, Sergeantsville Hotel