Born: December 28, 1873

Died: July 13, 1959

Married: Frank Hoepfner

Children: Mrs. Ethel Sandberg, Alfred F. Hoepfner? 1

Clara Hoepfner operated the Hoepfner Cottage.

Adirondack D​aily Enterprise, July 20, 1948

Mrs. Carl V. Sandberg of Glen Cove, L. I., has arrived to spend two weeks as the guest of her mother, Mrs. Clara Hoepfner of 10 1/2 Baker street.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 3, 1956

Mrs. Clara Hoepfner returned last night to her home at 10 1/2 Baker st., from Glen Cove, L. I., where she spent Thanksgiving with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Sandberg.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 7, 1959

Mrs. Clara Hoepfner of 10 1/2 Baker St. has gone to Gabriels Sanatorium to convalesce after a recent illness.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 14, 1959

Mrs. Clara Hoepfner Dies Yesterday

Mrs. Clara Hoepfner died last evening at Gabriels Sanatorium where she had been a patient for the past three months.

Mrs. Hoepfner was born in New York City, Dec. 28, 1873, the daughter of Gustav and Anna Thalwitz Moeckel.

In 1900 she married Frank Hoepfner and they lived in Brooklyn until they moved to Saranac Lake with their family in 1907. After her husband died in 1909, Mrs. Hoepfner remained in Saranac Lake where she operated a boarding house at 10 Baker St., for many years.

In 1935 she converted her building into an apartment house and retired to 10 1/2 Baker St. where she lived until her recent illness.

Mrs. Hoepfner was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carl Sandberg; a niece, Florence Wilke, and two nephews, Paul and Edmund Wilke.

The body is reposing at the Fortune Funeral Home where there will be a service at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The Rev. James Erdmann, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will take place in the family plot in Pine Ridge cemetery.



1. Based on a Facebook post from Manuel Monserrate, who wrote: "I found two letters between him and my uncle, 1943, with direction of 1 1/2 baker street (Saranac Lake) and a photo of Alfred. I think his parents are Clara and Frank. He then tells them that they are okay, and invites you to spend a few days at home. At first I thought they had served together in the army, but my uncle was in Special Service Unit, but I'm not sure about Alfred."