Surname: Hoffman

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

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Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel E. Hoffman

Samuel E. Hoffman was born in Pennsylvania about 1835. He came to Kansas from Iowa, locating in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, in 1858, being the first lawyer in that section of the state. Mr. Hoffman was prominent in the early stages of statehood, being a member of the Wyandotte constitutional convention of 1859 and of the first State Senate in 1861. He was also one of the agents appointed to select lands granted to the state by the general government in 1861-62. The later years of his life were spent in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was engaged in...

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Biographical Sketch of F. Hoffman

F. Hoffmann, jeweler and watchmaker, is a native of France. In 1874, came to New York City; worked at the Marion, N. J., watch factory about two years. In 1876, came to Elgin, Ill.; worked at the Elgin Watch factory about two and a half years. March, 1880, came to Madison, where he has since carried on this business. Married, in 1855, Anna Champion, of Switzerland. They have three sons–Louis P. (now Deputy County Treasurer), Charles and...

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Biography of Arnold R. Hoffmann

Arnold R. Hoffmann. It is the business of every man to get ahead in the world, to provide for himself and those dependent upon him, and to perform with all due diligence and faithfulness those duties which are a part of home making and citizenship. From the time he was a boy with a boy’s strength Arnold R. Hoffmann had proved equal to all emergencies and by hard work had become one of the leading business men and stock breeders in Washington County, Kansas. His home is at Haddam. Mr. Hoffmann was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, March 14, 1868, but had lived in Kansas since he was three years of age. Doubtless some of the characteristics that have been responsible for his success in life are an inhezitance from his sturdy Swiss ancestry, Both his parents were natives of Switzerland, while his grandfather Hoffmann was born in a German province and early in life went to Switzerland. He was a locksmith by trade, and finally came to the United States. The family never knew exactly about his last days, but it is thought that he died of yellow fever in New Orleans. He married a Miss Whipmer, who was born in Switzerland in 1790. She died in Washington County, Kansas, in, 1872. J. M. Hoffmann, father of the Haddam business man, was born in Canton Glauris, Switzerland, in 1830....

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Biography of Michael T. Hoffman, Rev.

Rev. Michael T. Hoffman is pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross at Emmett. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1908 and practically his entire service had been given in Kansas. He is a devoted and zealous churchman and had done much in a constructive way for the upbuilding of Catholic influence in Kansas. Father Hoffman was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, June 4, 1885, but had lived in the United States since he was five years of age. His father, John Hoffman, was a native of the same border country but then under the Dominion of France, born in 1836. He grew up and married a native of the same province, Elizabeth Emmerich, who was born in 1844. John Hoffman had eight years of active military experience in Europe, and was discharged from the army just before the Franco-Prussian war. In 1890 he brought his family to New York City and was engaged in the wholesale tea and coffec business in that city until his death in 1909. As an American citizen he was a democrat in politics. Both he and his wife were faithful members of the Catholic Church. His wife died in New York in 1908. Father Hoffman was the youngest of a large family of twelve children. The oldest, also Michael by name, died at the age of six years. John is a florist...

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Biography of Edward Cockrell Hoffman

Statistics show that more than ninety per cent of men are failures in business and investigation brings to light another fact that too many are prone to make constant changes in business instead of concentrating along a single line and developing a thorough mastery of the work undertaken. A notable example of this rule is Edward Cockrell Hoffman, who is now engaged in the line of business in which he started out as a young tradesman, being the secretary, treasurer and manager of the Hoffman-Speed Printing Company of Muskogee. He has been instrumental in building up a substantial business at this point and the results achieved are attributable in large measure to the thoroughness with which he has mastered the trade and the executive ability which he has developed in controlling his interests. Mr. Hoffman was born in Aullville, Missouri, December 29, 1879, and is a son of David Lincoln and Mary Louise (Kincheloe) Hoffman. The father was a contractor and builder, long conducting business of that character. Edward C. Hoffman, after mastering the branches of learning taught in the public schools, began learning the printer’s trade at Higginsville, Missouri, and applying himself with thoroughness soon gained intimate knowledge of the business. Steadily he worked his way upward in that connection and in 1905 he established the Hoffman Printing Company of Ottawa, Kansas, where he conducted business until 1908....

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Hoffman, A. J. – Obituary

A. J. Hoffman, a well-known resident of the Flat, died at his home Wednesday morning, March 28, 1906. Deceased had been suffering poor health for the past year and endured untold agony for many weeks. Deceased came to Elgin several years ago and made this city his home until about five years ago when he moved to the Flat and engaged in farming. He leaves a wife and several adopted children to mourn his loss. The interment took place in the city cemetery yesterday, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Father Smyth, of La Grande. Elgin Recorder Friday March 30,...

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Hoffman, Ward John – Obituary

FREMONT–Ward J. Hoffman, 86, of Fremont, died Friday, March 2, 1990 at the Mahaska Manor in Oskaloosa. He was born Dec. 3, 1903 in Constantine, Mich., the son of John Luther and Carrie Bishop Hoffman. He moved to Iowa in 1913 and attended Fremont High School. He married Merle Phillippe on July 5, 1929 in Oskaloosa; she died April 23, 1989. He had been a farmer and his farm is recognized as a Century Farm. He was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, and had been a member of the Fremont Lions Club. He is survived by one son, Willis Hoffman of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, and three sisters-in-law, Vesta Linsley and Marie Linsley, both of Hedrick, and Faye Simmons of Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Pippert officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Fremont Rescue Unit or the Fremont United Methodist Church. A private graveside service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Township Cemetery. Oskaloosa Herald, March 2, 1990 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hoffman, Merle Phillippe – Obituary

FREMONT–Merle P. Hoffman, 84 of Fremont, died Sunday, April 23, 1989 at the Mahaska Manor in Oskaloosa. She was born Dec. 9, 1904 near Fremont, the daughter of Asa G. and Carrie Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from the Fremont High School in 1923 and attended Normal Training College at Cedar Falls. She also attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa. She taught in rural schools in Mahaska County and at the Fremont Community School. She was a member of the Justa-mere Club, the Fremont United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Women. She was married July 5, 1929 in Oskaloosa to Ward J. Hoffman. She is survived by her husband, one son, Willis of Bloomfield, three grandchildren; and three sisters, Faye Simmons of Oskaloosa, Marie Linsley and Vesta Linsley, both of Hedrick. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Pippert officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Township Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Fremont Rescue Unit or the Fremont United Methodist Church. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Oskaloosa herald, April 24, 1989 Contributed by: Shelli...

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