CFHS code : AG21

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of CHARLES HENRY ROEPER aged 73 also of CAROLINE SOPHIA ROEPER aged 68 and of FREDERICK CHARLES ROEPER aged 19

Monument : Column

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202757, 0.13717110 – click here for location

Roeper monument May 2017

Monument

Located south west of the centre circle, close to the path.

Inscription

In Affectionate Remembrance of CHARLES HENRY ROEPER aged 73 years

also of CAROLINE SOPHIA ROEPER aged 66 years

and of FREDERICK CHARLES ROEPER aged 19 years

Relationship:  Parents and child

Charles Henry Roeper (c 1815 – 1884)
Charles was a master tailor, who in 1871 was employing 24 men at his premises at 2 Trinity Street. He was born in Brunswick Germany and his father’s name was Frederick.

Charles married Caroline, a widow, on January 16th 1848, at the church of Andrew the Less. They only seem to have had the one child.

His niece Hermine Roeper Hattersley lived with them before her marriage.

He was buried on June 19th 1884.

Caroline Sophia Roeper (formerly Goodes and Apthorpe née Peck) (c 1816 – 1882)
Caroline was born in Trumpington the daughter of Henry Peck. She was widowed twice before her marriage to Charles. Her first husband was Edward Noble Rudyard Goodes, who she married on May 9th 1844 at St Giles church. Edward died in 1845. On November 27th 1845 she married widower Charles Apthorpe who was a sheriff’s officer.

She was buried  on July 29th 1882.

Frederick Charles Roeper (c 1856 – 1875)
Buried February 25th 1875.

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Sources:
CFHS Transcripts of parish and census records

by Mary Naylor

Caroline Sophia Roeper; Charles Henry Roeper; Frederick Charles Roeper