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Re: Searching for birth parents of Anna (Miller) Hoffmann


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 6/18/2017 at 05:30:13

In Response To: Searching for birth parents of Anna (Miller) Hoffmann 1831-1 (Bob Arens)

The best clue came from her death certificate. Hope this helps.

Anna Hoffmann died January 10th not June 10th, 1921.

Plymouth County Iowa Death certificate #75-01933:
Anna (Miller) Hoffmann
Born June 16, 1831 in Luxembourg
Died January 10, 1921 in Le Mars, Plymouth Iowa

Parents: Peter Miller and Anna Rischer or possibly Prischer? It will probably be spelled Mueller in European records. Or even as Müller, Mühler, Moller, Möller etc.

To make it very interesting, there were two Anna Hoffmanns who both died on the same day in Le Mars, one was 46 and one 89. Easy to confuse the obituaries.

Mrs. John Hoffman, a pioneer resident of Plymouth County, died at the home of her son-in-law, Peter Tentinger, 1501 Sixth street, this city, early on Monday morning following a long illness. Death was due to failing powers caused by old age, the deceased being within a few months of ninety years of age. She had been in poor health for several years.

Mrs. Hoffman was born in Luxemburg, Europe, on June 16, 1831, and died in Le Mars on January 10, 1921 aged 89 years, 6 months and 24 days. Her maiden name was Anna Miller. She grew to young womanhood in her native place when the family immigrated to America and were among the earlier Iowa settlers along the Mississippi river. She was united in marriage in 1856 at Tete des Morts, Jackson County. They settled down to farming in that county and lived there until 1874 when they came to Plymouth county and located in Marion Township where they farmed for many years and on retiring from active life came to Le Mars to pass the autumn of their days.

Mr. Hoffman preceded his wife in death seventeen years ago. Seven children were born to their union, three of whom are living. They are Mrs. Peter Tentinger and Mrs. John P. Marx, of Le Mars, and Mrs. Peter Marx, of Marion township. There are fifteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:30 at St. Joseph's church. Mrs. Hoffman was widely known in the community especially among the older settlers. She was a devout Christian woman, active in good works during her lifetime, and was highly esteemed among a large circle of friends.

Le Mars Semi-weekly Sentinel --- Le Mars, Iowa
Tuesday, January 11, 1921

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