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Matthias Hoffman

HOFFMAN, NUTT, CRAPSEY

Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 22:37:21

Matthias Hoffman, was born in Indiana in July 1827, on arriving at majority he came to Iowa and located in this county in 1848, his first claim was in section 15, township 83, range 26, and which he entered some time aft3r this, being the first land entered in the county, he returned to Indiana the same year, and in the following spring removed with his family to his claim in this county, the claim was improved as rapidly as his circumstances would permit, by patient industry and economy, Mr Hoffman has become the owner of 600 acres of well improved land, and now in mature age holds the position of being one of the heading farmers and stock-raisers of the state, the only capital Mr Hoffman had on coming to Iowa was two hundred dollars, which his father gave him on arriving at his majority, August 22, 1849, he married Miss Nancy Nutt, a native of Indiana, they have nine children living, Jacob, Francis M, Savilla (wife of William Crapsey), Daniel, Isabelle, U Grant, Noah A, Ella J and Matthias, lost four: Philip (died July 30, 1862), Mary E (died February 1865), Ann (died October 1873), and Catharine (died February 1876)

1880 Boone Co History Book


 

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