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Hoffman, Lucetta 1843-1920


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/14/2010 at 14:04:55

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 11, 1920

Mrs. Hoffman, Well-Known Resident of West Side
Dies at Advanced Age at her Home in Adavilleó
Six Children Survive Her.

Mrs. L. F. Hoffman, a pioneer resident of the southwest part of the county, died Wednesday morning, June 9, at her home near Adaville, after an illness of about four weeks with diabetes. Mrs. Hoffman was 77 years and 14 days of age, and had lived in Plymouth County thirty-two years. Her maiden name was Lucetta Frances Lytle. She was born in Ohio in May, 1843. She moved to Illinois and there married Robert Morehead. Mr. Morehead died, and she later married Edward Hoffman, of Plymouth County, who died in 1904.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons as follows: Mrs. Anna O. Green, who is in California; Mrs. O. R. Gaston, of Sioux City; Mrs. May Stinton, of Akron; Mrs. E. J. Stinton, of Lucas, S. D., L. L. Morehead, of Alberta, Canada, and H. D. Morehead, of LeMars. Another son, Chas. O. Morehead, was killed in an accident between Akron and Westfield about two years ago. All the family except L. L. Morehead were present at the bedside of their mother when she died.

The funeral services will be held at the home at Adaville on Friday afternoon, and interment will be made in Adaville cemetery.

Mrs. Hoffman had a wide acquaintance throughout the county and was one of the pioneer settlers who contributed much to bringing Plymouth County to its present state of advancement. Her death will be mourned by a wide circle of old friends, as well as the immediate family.

Biography of Mrs. L. Hoffman, Who Died Last Week.

Another pioneer to passed away recently was Mrs. Lucetta Hoffman, of Adaville. Lucetta Frances Lytle was born in Wooster, Oh., May 27, 1843, and died at her home June 9, 1920 at the age of 77 years and 13 days.

When a child she moved with her parents to Illinois, and in 1865 was married to Robert M. Morehead. To this union were born seven children, six of whom survive, and were at the bedside of their mother at the time of her death . Charles O. Morehead, of this county, preceded his mother in death two years ago. The living children are: Mrs. Anna Green, who lived with her mother; Mrs. O. R. Gaston, of Sioux City; H. B. Morehead, of Le Mars; Mrs. Edward Stinton, of Akron; L.L . Morehead, of Alberta, Minn., and Mrs. E. J. Stinton, of Lucas, S.D. In 1885 the ' father was called to the great beyond, .and Mrs. Hoffman moved her family to Iowa, settling on farm in the township where she

In later years she was married to Edward Hoffman, who died In 1904.

There are left to mourn her IOBS seven step-children, thirty-one grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends, who will miss her in the community.

Funeral services were held in the U.B. church of Adaville, of which she was a faithful member, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Zike, and she was laid to rest in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery of that place.

Eight of her grandsons acted as pallbearers.

Source: Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel. June 15, 1920


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