Male 1816 - 1853  (37 years)

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    Born 6 Aug 1816  Rothenufeln, Kries Minden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1853 
    Person ID I06692  Gynzer's Genealogy Database
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2005 

    Father HOFFMAN JOHANN FRIEDRICH WILHELM,   b. 9 Feb 1785, Rothenuffeln, Kreis Minden, Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother ENGEL ANNE MARIA,   b. 3 Mar 1784, Luddern, Bauerschaft, Haddenhausen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Jun 1803 
    Family ID F01954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BOCKER CAROLINE,   b. 1 May 1819,   d. 4 Mar 1896  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1839 
     1. HOFFMAN FREDERICH WILLIAM,   d. Died at age 10 mos. and a few days. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. HOFFMAN MARY ELISABETH,   b. 17 May 1840,   d. 17 Jul 1942, Age 102 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
    +3. HOFFMAN MARIA CAROLINE,   b. 24 Nov 1841, No Children Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1929  (Age 87 years)
    +4. HOFFMAN CHRISTINE CAROLINE,   b. 11 May 1843,   d. 11 Jul 1932  (Age 89 years)
     5. HOFFMAN GEORGE JOSEPH,   b. 29 Nov 1844,   d. 29 Jan 1846, Died of T.B. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. HOFFMAN GEORGE WILHELM JOSEPH,   b. 6 Apr 1846,   d. 6 Apr 1846  (Age 0 years)
     7. HOFFMAN CHRISTINA WILHELMINA,   b. Abt 1847,   d. 29 Feb 1848, Age 15 mos. - cause collaramorbus. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    +8. HOFFMAN SOPHIA,   b. 3 Nov 1849,   d. 10 Jul 1919  (Age 69 years)
     9. LUDWIG CHRISTIAN EARL,   b. 21 Feb 1853,   d. Apparently died at an early age. Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. HOFFMAN CHRISTIAN FREDERICK,   b. 21 Feb 1854,   d. 14 Jan 1927  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F02361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 7 children - possibly 10 - 5 lived to grow up - Marie Elisabeth; Marie Caroline; Christine Caroline; George Joseph; George Wilhelm Joseph; Christina Louise Sophia: Christian Frederick.
      A German Catechism which was published in 1819 and has the name Friederich Hoffmann printed on the fly leaf and is now owned by Adele Ahlers of Kirkwood, Mo., contains information pertaining to teh Hoffman family. Among the names of other children of Frederick and Caroline we find: Sun. eve. 11 P.M., Feb. 29, 1848 daughter Christina Wilhelmina died - collaramorbus - lived 15 mos.
      A little farther down: Born Jan. 1, 1852 1 A.M. son Christian Friederich Wilhelm - Baptised on Sun. May 9, 1852 in St. Louis. Another notation - Fred William 10 mos. and a few day old died. Another - Born aft. Feb. 21, 1853 Christian Earl Ludwig.
      Since the German writing is not too clear on some of this we cannot be sure but believe these also were the Frederick Hoffmans Children.

      Frederick William Hoffman, 6th child of Johann Friederich Wilhelm Hoffman and Anne Marie Hoffman (nee Engel), was born at Rothenufeln, Germany, on Aug. 6, 1816 and died in Washington Co., Ill., about 1853. Since he is buried in an unmarked grave in a family burial ground on what was at that time, his farm and we can find no record of his death, by deduction, in relation to other events, we believe his death to have occurred in Nove. of 1853. At any rate, probate court records show his brother John was appointed administrator of his estate on Dec. 1, 1853.
      We are not sure when he came to America, but the record of his marriage to Caroline Bocker on Aug. 1, 1839, in Fairfax co., Ohio (Lancaster) has been found.

      The History of Washington Co. 1879 notes that the original settlers of Covington Precinct were not German, but that they and their heirs sold their farms to German immigrants from the area of Preusz Minden. This same book, on page 76, says the first German settler in the Covington Precinct was F. W. Hoffman, who came in 1840. Frederick found this record among land grants in our Washington Co. Historical Msueum. The date of purchase was Dec. 30, 1839. Frederick's farm was south of New Minden, presentlyh owned by Walter Nieman. Their first home was a log cabin, which about 1882 was replaced by a new home and the log cabin moved to become a barn.

      From "Hoffmans 1662 - 1972"
      Compiled by Bernice Reinhardt

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