And the first car rental is founded in Paris on January 15, 1896.
Let me introduce you to Hans Joachim Friedrich KOOP, the father-in-law of my 2nd great grand uncle.
Hans was born Januar 15, 1850 in Upahl, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany as a cottager’s son to Hans Carl Christian KOOP and his wife Maria Elisabeth Elsabe Sophia SUHRBIER.
The 1867 census of Upahl shows him living with his parents, working as a bricklayer apprentice.
November 5, 1875 he married Wilhemine Louise Henriette KRUSE, a farmer’s daughter from Upahl.
Between 1880 and 1888 the two had five children, four daughters and two sons.
4 years after the birth of his youngest son, Hans died on November 4, 1892.