The Van Riper Hopper House, a fine example of New Jersey Dutch architecture.Photo’s: Karin Riper
Van Riper Hopper House, Wayne – New Jersey
The VAN RIPER HOPPER HOUSE at 533 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, New Jersey. Built in 1786 by Uriah (Yurrie) Richard Van Riper when he married Maria (Pollie) Berdan. Yurrie was the great-great-grandson of Juriaen Thomasse Van Ripen.
Remaining in the Van Riper family, the house was passed down to Yurrie’s great-granddaughter Mary Ann Van Riper, who married Andrew Hopper in 1872. It was occupied by succeeding generations until taken over by Wayne township. In 1964 the house was officially dedicated as the Wayne Township Museum.
Juriaen Thomasse x Reyke Harmsse | Thomas (b. 1668) (x Jannetje Straetmaker) | Juriaen (b. 1693) (x Aeltje Simonse Van Winkle) | Dirck (b. 1734) (x Elisabeth Meed) | Yurrie R. Van Riper (x Maria -Polly- Berdan) | Jacob B. Van Riper (b. 1789) (x Maria van Riper, dau. of John Van Riper and Lea Winne) | Uriah J. Van Riper (b. 1812) (x Anna Banta) | Mary Ann Van Riper (b. 1849) (x Andrew Hopper, descendant of Andries Hoppe[n] and Geertje Hendricks; came to New Netherland about 1651)