From Kathy (Johnson) Price a collection of family history and pictures by a joint effort with cousins, Mary Slyter, James Cornell, Madison Overmoen, Carole Hoschstetter, Mel Meyer & Tom Hoffbauer.

Family Photos can be found at Hoffbauer Family Photo Collection

Descendants of Friederick G.H. Hoffbauer
 Mathilda Theresa Schneidewind

Friederick G. H. Hoffbauer  Born: November 10, 1816  Place: Kopenhavn, Denmark
Died:  February 9, 1879  Age: 63  Place: Buffalo, Iowa  Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo.

At the age of 3 moved to Nordhausen, Prussia (1819) with his parents and two brothers.

Son of Johan Christopher & Caroline "Scheel" Hoffbauer.
Father: Johan Christopher Hoffbauer Born: Germany, Abt. 1780  Occupation: Danish Military Surgeon and Doctor in Germany.
Mother:  Caroline "Scheel" Hoffbauer Born: Denmark, Abt. 1784.

Brothers of Friederick G. H. Hoffbauer were:
1.Carl August Hoffbauer  Born:  May 3, 1810, Place: Jager, Horshaln, Denmark
Occupation: Doctor.  A scholar, patriot and professional man. Fled Germany in 1832-34, in his lifetime involved in political movements in Germany and due strife from this fled back to Kopenhaven to seek refuge where he was a doctor until he died January 6, 1877 in Vigle.

2. William Hoffbauer  Born: September 19, 1812, Place: Kopenhavn, Denmark
A scholar, patriot and professional man. He was a doctor. In 1848 elected a member of the German Parliament.  Die to the Royal Opposition fled to Zurich, Switzerland.  From there he left for America in 1851 landing in New Orleans.  Resident of Dubuque and Clayton County Iowa for 40 years where he practiced medicine.
He died July 28, 1892 and is buried at Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.

      Friederick "Fritz" G.H. Hoffbauer married Mathilda Theresa Schneidewind who was born in Preussen in 1817.  They were married in 1835 in Leedershausen, Germany.
                            Mathilda Theresa "Schneidewind" Hoffbauer
                            Born: 1817  Place: Preussen, Germany
                            Died: December 16, 1865  Age: 49  Place: Buffalo, Iowa
                            Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

     Friederick & Mathilda along with the first 5 children born to them immigrated to America in 1848 on the Immigration Ship "Flavia" departing from Bremen, Germany. They arrived to America on August 2, 1848 and port of entry was New York.

"Flavia" or "Flavio"

The Flavio left Bremen, Bremerhaven Region of Germany on July 20, 1848.  Aboard were 233 passengers.  Flavio port of entry, New York on August 28, 1848.  Passengers disembarked on August 30, 1848.
Ship Captain was E.S. Coffin.  The Flavio weighed 635 tons and was built in Newbury port in 1838 by John Currier, Jr.

On this ship amongst the passenger list was;
Friederick G. H. Hoffbauer-Brewer-age 34
Mathilda Hoffbauer-wife-age 32
Hugo-son-age 12
Carl (Karl-Charles) age 6
Friederick-son-age 6 months

    Upon arriving at New York, August 2, 1848 from there they traveled to Watertown, Wisconsin.  At this time their daughter 6th child, M. Bertha Hoffbauer was born about 1852.  From Watertown, Wisconsin they moved to Janesville, Wis. then on to Rock Island Illinois where they lived on a houseboat and were washed to an Iowa shore during a bad storm where they decided to settle. In writings it is said that while they lived in Wisconsin they farmed and also started on brewery.

     The first several years in Iowa they lived in Walcott where they procured a tract of land and farmed.
     By 1864 they had moved to Buffalo, Iowa and built Hoffbauer's Brewery.  On November 10, 1878 this brewery burned down but was quickly rebuilt.  Hoffbauer's Brewery succumbed to Prohibition in 1884.

     Friederick G. H. Hoffbauer, widowed married a second time to Catarina Jackle on May 30, 1868 in Buffalo, Iowa.
     Headstone picture very old photograph but family who have visited Rose Hill Cemetery report that the headstone is very old of course and inscriptions for Frederick are worn and the family has had a bronze plaque made to be attached to the headstone to preserve their identification.

Children of Freiderick and Mathilda:

1. Hugo Hans Hoffbauer
    Born: March 3, 1836
    Place:  Hartz Mountain Region, Aueleben, Germany

Hugo Hans Hoffbauer was 12 years old in 1848 when he immigrated from Germany to America with his parents.

Hugo passed away on March 21, 1921 in Buffalo, Iowa at the age of 85 years and he is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.  My cousin who lives in Davenport is currently having a headstone placed for Hugo, her GGGrandfather.  She contacted the military and Hugo was entitled to a civil war headstone but for some reason one was never ordered or placed. 

From a book written about those who lived in Scott County.
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                                              Hugo Hoffbauer

One of the prominent business men of the town of Buffalo, who despite the fact that his many years would entitle him to a well deserved rest has not but to give his best efforts to the mercantile business which he is engaged Hugo Hoffbauer.
He was born in Aueleben, Germany, March 3, 1836, and is the son of Frederic and Mathilda T. (Schneidewind) Hoffbauer.  The former was native of Copenhaven, Denmark, where his birth occurred November 10, 1816, while the later (Mathilda) was born in Prussia, Germany, in the year of 1817.  The couple were married in the old country which remained their home until 1848 when Mr. Hoffbauer, Sr., decided to try the opportunities said to abound in America.

Accordingly they crossed the Atlantic, landed in New York, August 1848, and then made their way west to Watertown, Wisconsin.  There for two years the father followed farming, at the end of that period going to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he built a house-boat, on which the family floated down the Rock River to Rock Island, which they reached November 4, 1852.  For the next "unreadable" years, while living in this waterhouse, Hugo Hoffbauer found employment on the steamboat Lamertine.  About that time, however, an incident occurred which changed the mode of life of the  family, for a storm arising in the river, the house-boat was carried across to the Iowa shore.  As the country appeared inviting they determined to remain here, forthwith procuring a tract of land in Scott County which they cultivated profitably for a number of years.

Hugo Hoffbauer was 12 years of age when his parents came to America and had consequently received his education in the land of his birth.  He accompanied them to Watertown to Janesvile, Wisconsin, and then assisted in the construction of the house-boat.  Finally, when they took up their residence in Scott County, he did his full share in cultivation of the farm.  His life was interrupted by the inauguration of the Civil War, for like the many young men of ambition, Mr. Hoffbauer was very anxious to offer his services in the support of the Union and at the same time win distinction on the field of battle.  Therefore he enlisted in the fourteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, August 17, 1862, (some of this sentence is unreadable) I believe is written that he served as Lieutenant and then as Captain in a little more then two years of service.

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These days are perhaps the most vivid of any in Mr. Hoffbauer's life; surely they are a distinction which can never be shard by others.  The solemnity of the occasion, the dignity of the man who virtually sacrificed himself for what he believed to be the right and then the soldier's associations, the reminiscences of the field of struggle, all these things combined to leave an impression indelible and unequaled by any other.

When the war was brought to close and Mr. Hoffbauer received his honorable discharge from the army, he returned to Scott County to continue in the occupation which had been so rudely interrupted.  In 1885 he relinquished active farming and removed to Buffalo, where he engaged in the brewing business.  In a few years, however, he decided to make another change so bought the mercantile establishment which he now conducts.

It was in 1859 that Mr. Hoffbauer wedded Miss Virginia Meyers, a daughter of Jacob Meyers, of Buffalo Township.  Ten children were born to this union, but only three are now living: Max, who married Miss Bessie Moorehead and is now residing in Buffalo; Lewis, who wedded Miss Ella Mayhaus and is carrying on the bottling works and ice business in Buffalo; and Louisa "Lulu," the wife of Lewis Reinbrecht of Scott County.

In his early manhood Mr. Hoffbauer gave his political support to the Republican party but in 1872 decided the principles of the democracy were in more accord with his own views.  Since that time he has steadfastly supported his candidates.  While he was a resident of the country, he held all of the township offices within the gift of the people.  Since he has lived in Buffalo he has been equally conspicuous in public affairs, for during a period of twenty years was mayor of the village, is at present Justice of the Peace, while Grover Cleveland was president he served as Post Master.  His discharge of the trusts imposed upon him has always been marked with devotion to duty, carefulness and efficiency, so that there has been little occasion for dissatisfaction with his administration, while association is the general feeling.  He was baptized in the Lutheran faith but at present is not affiliated with any church but is associated with several fraternal and social organizations, being a member of Banner Lodge, No. 16, K.P. of the local G.A.R. Post, of the Turners and the Ancient Order of United Workmen.  The friends he has made among his brothers in these societies are unanimous in according him the respect and good will which he deserves.

Hugo Hoffbauer Visits Old Home in Wisconsin.

  Steamboat Days by Hugo Hoffbauer

Married:  Virginia Susannah Myers on July 9, 1859 in Scott County, Iowa
She was born:  August 15, 1841  Place: Wheeling, West Virginia
She died:  February 8, 1884  Age: 43 and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa.
        #1.    Edward Charles Hoffbauer
         Born:  August 17, 1860   Place: Buffalo, Iowa
         Married:  Katharina "Katie" Agatha Beh  Date:  November 8, 1884
         Place of marriage:  Buffalo, Iowa
                                             Katharina "Katie" Beh
                                             Born:  August 8, 1865
                                             Place:  Buffalo, Iowa
                                             Her Father:  Frances Xavier Beh
                                             Her Mother:  Caroline Agatha Heckle

After marrying, the exact time unknown, Edward Charles and Katie moved to Bismarck, N. Dakota for some time but then returned to live in Buffalo, before September of 1887.

Edward Charles Hoffbauer died in Buffalo, Iowa on September 8, 1887
Age: 27 Years Old of Typhoid Fever.
      Children born to Edward Charles & Katharina "Katie" were:

         1.  Susannah Caroline Hoffbauer
           Born: August 31, 1885  Place: Bismarck, County, N. Dakota

            Marriage of Susannah Caroline Hoffbauer & Henry Schroder
            Date: October 14, 1908
            Place: St. Peters Catholic Church, Buffalo, Iowa
            Died: August 10, 1922  Age: 37
            Buried: St. Peters Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

            Children of Susannah C. & Henry Schroder

            Katharine Marie Schroder
            Born:  January 11, 1911

           Florence Agatha Schroder
            Born: January 6, 1915

2.  Edward Joseph Hoffbauer
          Born:  December 18, 1886
          Place:  Bismarck, Burleigh County, N. Dakota
          Married:  Christina Alvena Schroeder  Date:  August 18, 1915
          He died:  July 8, 1967  Age: 81  Buried:  Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass, Iowa.

Katharina "Katie" remarried to Adolph Strohbehn in Scott County, Iowa 10 years after the death of her first husband Edward Charles Hoffbauer. Marriage Date: January 20, 1897
Katharina died on July 2, 1920.  Age: 55
Buried: St. Peters Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

#2- child born to Hugo and Virginia S. Hoffbauer was:
Carl Hoffbauer
Born: October 20, 1862
Died: Infancy  Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery

#3- Child born to Hugo and Virginia S. Hoffbauer was:
Hugo Waldo Hoffbauer
Born:  March 16, 1864
Place: Buffalo, Iowa
Died:  April 15, 1893
Place: Moscow, Idaho
Age: 29
Cause of death:  Typhoid Fever

Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

#4-Freddie Hoffbauer
    Born: July 30, 1866
    Place: Buffalo
    Death Date Unknown
    Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

#5-  Emilie Hoffbauer
    Born:  December 5, 1868
    Died Unknown
    Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

#6-  William "Willy" Hoffbauer
     Born:  September 12, 1871
     Place: Buffalo, Iowa
     Died:  June 22, 1905
     Place:  Billings, Montana
     Member of the Woodsmen of the World
     Cause of death:  Intestinal Obstruction
     Age: 34
     Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa
     Married: September 28, 1894
     Place: Muscatine, Iowa
                  Nellie Moss Holt
                  Born: February 17, 1874
                  Died: August 6, 1968
                  Age: 94
                 Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, next to William

#7 Louisa "Lulu" Hoffbauer born to Hugo and Virginia Hoffbauer
Louisa "Lulu"
Born: August 8, 1873
Place: Buffalo, Iowa
Married: Lewis Reinbrecht
Place: Buffalo, Iowa
One child born to Lulu and Louis:  Virginia F. Reinbrecht  Born: February 21, 1903                                                                                        Place: Buffalo, Iowa
Louisa Died: January 28, 1945
Place: St. Paul, MN
Buried: St. Paul, MN
Age: 72 years

Daughter of Louisa "Lulu" (Hoffbauer) & Lewis Reinbrecht
Virginia F. Reinbrecht
Born: February 21, 1903
Place: Buffalo, Iowa
Married: George Herbert Fisher
Virginia F. Reinbrecht Fisher Died: October 4, 2002
Place: St. Paul, MN.
Age: 99 Years
Buried: Acacia Park Cemetery
Place: St. Paul, MN

          #8 Maximillian Hoffbauer (or Max)
          Born:  January 21, 1875
          Place: Buffalo, Iowa
          Max Died: 1968
          Place: Dallas, Texas
          Age: 93
          Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa
          In his life time he raced and raised horses in Dallas, Texas.
           Married: Bessie Moorehead
           she born: May 1, 1887
           Place: Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa
           Died: 1949
           Age: 62
           Place: Dallas, Texas
           Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

                    Two children were born to Maximillian & Bessie Hoffbauer
                    #1.  Son- Billie Hoffbauer
                           Born: 1904
                            Place: Buffalo, Iowa
                            Died: 1913
                            Age: 9 years from Brights Disease

                    #2.  Daughter-Marian Hoffbauer
                             Born: November 25, 1911
                             Place: Buffalo, Iowa

Them Was The Good Old Days In Davenport Scott County, Iowa
                       By W.L. Purcell (An Old Timer) Purcell Print     

                                             At the Grumblers Camp

    Don't s'pose you reporters ever heard of Grumblers camp down the river on Smith's island, near Linwood, in the old days.   The roundup spot was opened by Boney Strathman and his brother Lew and was goin' full blast all the yuear'round.   They had a swell big shack, there was always plenty of fishin and shootin.   In them days a guy could take his shootin iron and pot somethin beside an English sparrow and he could throw a line in the Mississippi and ketch somethin' better than German carp or the flu.
    Our greatest fresh air sportsmen put in their spare time at Grumblers camp, payin' stud, rummy, checkers, mumbledypeg, and other wild and excitin' games.   Frank Brady was the french chef, and Buck Kniphals the dishwasher, with sadust Billy and Duckfoot Malone doin' chambermaid service.   Nick Boy and George Halligan, in charge of the commissary, kept the old fishbox loaded with bass, croppies, and channel cat, and the ice box filled with top-sirloin, yallerlegs, and bacon.   Prowlin' henroosts and orchards was the popular moonlight sport at the camp.

Gooshie Lagie was pilot on the Potato Bug, the skiff that carried chow and pale export over from Max Hoffbauer's Log Cabin in Buffalo.
    Henry Jaeger, George Mengel, John Hentzleman, Soapy Matthes, George Havens, Pete Otten, the board of directors, had Jack Smith's steamboat, the Island Queen for pleasure cruisin up and down the river when entertainin their friends and enemies and candidates for election, or when trimmim tinhorns that thought they knew how to play that little game called poker. (Page 121).

           #9 of Hugo and Virginia Hoffbauer
             Louis Hoffbauer
            Born: July 30, 1878
            Place: Buffalo, Iowa
            Died: October 8, 1967
            Age: 89
            Buried: Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass, Iowa
            Married: Ella Mayhaus
            She born: February 1, 1878
                   died: November 11, 1959
                   age: 81
                   buried: St. Peters Cemetery-Rose Hill-Buffalo, Iowa

        #10-Susanne V. Hoffbauer, last child born to Hugo & Virginia Hoffbauer
            Susanne V. Hoffbauer
            Born:  February 6, 1884
            Place: Buffalo, Iowa
            Died: February 8, 1884
            Place: Buffalo, Iowa
            Age: 2 days
            Infant-cause of death Infant Crib Fever
            Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa

Both infant child, Susanne V. and her Mother Virginia Susannah Hoffbauer died on February 8th, the same day.  Mother, Virginia Susannah Hoffbauer was age 43 years and both are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa.

Second Marriage of Hugo Hans Hoffbauer:
Emily "Emmy" Krebs-Mossler
Emmy was born:  August 28, 1845  Place:  Waltenwyl, Canton Bern, Switzerland
Both had previously been married.
Marriage date:  March 22, 1888
Place:  Buffalo, Iowa
Emmy died:  March 16, 1913  Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Buffalo, Iowa  Obituary #1 and #2
At the time of her death she and Hugo had been married for 25 years, no children were born to Hugo and Emmy.

 2.  Aline Hoffbauer
     Born:  1838
     Place: Zueribid, Germany
    Immigrated to America with her parents and siblings when she was 10 years old.
    Married: Albert Loeper 1856 Place:  Scott County, Iowa

Albert Loeper, reported residence as being Dubuque, Iowa
Enlisted to join the Civil War on October 4, 1862
Union Allegiance
Rank:  Sergeant

Nine children were born to Aline & Albert Loeper and to date 3 have not been found.
#1.  Mathilda Born: 1865
#2.  Bertha   Born:  1871
#3.  Otto      Born:  1873
#4.  Emma   Born:  1876
#5.  Julie      Born:  1878
#6.  Albert C. Born: 1883

3.  Julia S. Hoffbauer
     Born:  November 21, 1841
     Place: Eisleben, Germany
     Immigrated to America with parents at the age of 7
    Died: November 6, 1908
    Place: East Dubuque, Jo Davies County, Illinois
    Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa
    Married: September 29, 1858 in Blue Grass, Iowa to Karl Friederick "Otto" Junkermann
             Born: August 12, 1825
             Place: Germany
             Died: November 5, 1883
             Place: Dubuque, Iowa
             Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa

    "Otto" Junkermann was leading druggist in Dubuque, Iowa for many years.
    8 children were born to Otto & Julia Junkermann

The farmland in which Otto & Julia (Hoffbauer) Junkermann lived on in Dubuque today is known as "The Mines Of Spain."

Edwin B. Lyons, a Dubuque business man and conservationist, left provisions in his will to develop an interpretive center and nature preserve for the city of Dubuque.  Two years after his death, the Lyons Trust Fund purchased the farmland originally known as the Otto Junkermann farm.

The Mines of Spain State Recreation Area was dedicated in 1981.  It was acquired with the assistance of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  The acquisition helped assure the protection of an important piece of Iowa's historical and natural heritage.  In 1993, the area was designated as a National Historical Landmark.

Eight children were born to Julia S. (Hoffbauer) & "Otto" Junkermann they were:
#1. Thekla (Theckla) Wilhelmina Mathilda Junkermann
      Born:  April 10, 1860
      Place: Dubuque, IA.
      Married:  John H. Kleine 

#2.  Emily Caroline Friederike Junkermann
       Born: January 4, 1862
       Place: Dubuque, IA.
       Died:  Age 8

#3.  Franklin Junkermann
       Born:  January 17, 1864
       Place:  Dubuque, IA
       Married:  Wilhemina Geiger

#4.  Matilda (Tillie) Junkermann
       Born:  December 6, 1866
       Place:  Dubuque, IA
       Married:  Charles Willard Liek

#5.  Martha Junkermann
      Born:  March 19, 1869
      Place:  Dubuque, IA
      Married:  Arthur Herron

#6.  Minna Junkermann
      Born:  September 5, 1871
      Place:  Dubuque, IA
      Married:  Albert Kinney

#7.  Julius Junkermann
       Born:  February 7, 1874
       Place:  Dubuque, IA
       Married:  Julia Breuning

#8.  Melanie Junkermann
      Born:  March 23, 1876
      Place:  Dubuque, IA
      Married:  William Kretschmer

4.  Carl (Charles) Hoffbauer
     Born:  January 18, 1842
     Place: Hartz Mountain Region, Germany
     Charles died January 17, 1911

Charles Hoffbauer was born January 18, 1842
Place: Hartz Mountain Region, Leedershausen, Germany
He immigrated to America with his parents when he was 6 years old
The manifest from their Immigration Ship, Flavia lists his name as Karl but once he came to America he used the name Charles which is what Karl stands for in German.

On September 13, 1861 Charles Hoffbauer enlisted to join as a Union Soldier in the Civil War.  His place of residence at that time was Walcott, Iowa.  Charles was assigned to join the 12th Missouri Infantry, Company I.  He served faithfully for 3 years and was honorably discharged on September 23, 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The 12th Missouri Infantry was organized at St. Louis, Mo. in August 1861.  Perhaps two of the many battles which are most remembered today are the battles at Pea Ridge, Arkansas and the siege of Vicksburg.

On April 10, 1867 Charles Hoffbauer married Anna Vogelbaugh.  Anna was born in 1852 and reports that I have found say that she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.  County Judge L. Linderman performed the ceremony in Scott County, Iowa.

Charles for some time was a Saloon Keeper in Buffalo, Iowa after Hoffbauer's Brewery was built in 1864.

In 1870-71 he lived in Andalusia where he was a Saloon Keeper and Laborer, 1871 he served as Buffalo Town Marshall, In 1872-73 he lived in Davenport, Iowa where he worked as a Laborer, 1887-90 he kept a Saloon in Buffalo, Iowa.
Nine children were born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer

#1.  Gertrude B. "Girtie" Hoffbauer was born November 4, 1868  Place: Buffalo, Iowa
       Died: October 2, 1944 Place: St. Paul, MN.  Buried: Calvary Catholic Cemetery,
       St. Paul, MN.  Girtie married Thomas James Healy on May 19, 1891
       Place: Bozeman, Montana.
       Eight children were born to Thomas & Gertrude (Hoffbauer) Healy

Gertrude B. Hoffbauer was the first child born to Charles (Karl) & Anna (Vogelbaugh) Hoffbauer.

Gertrude "Gertie" was born November 4, 1868 in Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa.
She died: October 2, 1944 in St. Paul, MN. at the age of 75.  She is buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

Married: Thomas James Healy son of Irish Immigrants Thomas & Hanora (Joy) Healy.

Date of Marriage: May 19, 1891
Gertrude Hoffbauer was 22 years of age at time of marriage.
Thomas J. Healy was 23 years of age at time of marriage.

Thomas J. Healy was born December 22, 1867 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York.

He died: February 23, 1933 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois at the age of 65.
Thomas is buried next to Gertrude in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

Eight Children were born to Thomas J. & Gertrude (Hoffbauer) Healy
1.  Mary Healy                   Born: Oct. 17, 1891 Place: Bozeman, Montana
2.  Theresa Healy  (Died in infancy)
3.  Mabel Healy     (Died in infancy)
4.  Catherine Marie Healy   Born: Sept. 22, 1898 Place: Chestnut, Montana
5.  Gertrude Healy              Born: Abt. 1893 Place: Montana
6.  Bernard James Healy    Born:  1895  Place: Montana
7.  Virginia Healy               Born: Nov. 21, 1905 Place: Montana
8.  Roslyn Mercedes Healy  Born:  August 20, 1907  Place:  Montana

Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana

          BOZEMAN AVANT COURIER, 27 FEB 1890, VOL. 19. NO. 14 P3

Miss Gertie (Gertrude) Hoffbauer
, who has been visiting relatives in Bozeman during the winter, left for her home in Iowa, on Sunday's eastbound express.  She was accompanied by her cousin, Miss Bengie Mounts (Bengie is Marie Viola Mounts) Miss Bengie will visit with relatives and friends in Dubuque and Davenport, Iowa, and will return to her home in about two months, during which time she will be greatly missed by her many friends here, who, with the COURIER, wish her a pleasant visit and safe return.

         BOZEMAN AVANT COURIER 16 MAY 1891, VOL. 20. NO 25 PAGE 1.

The marriage of Thomas Healy to
Miss Gertie Hoffbauer will take place Wednesday, the 19th at the Catholic Church in this city. All friends of the parties are invited to be present.

       BOZEMAN AVANT COURIER 23 MAY 1891, VOL. 20. NO 26. PAGE 3.

Married Wednesday Evening:
On Wednesday evening the 19th,
Thomas J. Healy and Miss Gertie Hoffbauer, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony at the Catholic Church.   Although the night was stormy the house was filled with spectators to witness the happy nuptials.

As the bride and groom entered the church, attended by
Miss Tessie Healy as brides maid and Joe Walsh as groomsman, the isle was strewn with flowers by Miss Della Mounts and Edith Black.   After the ceremony was performed, through which the contracting parties answered all questions with flattering voice, they were accompanied by a few invited friends and relatives to the Laclede Hotel, where Mrs. Emma Mounts had spread a menu of refreshments, such as only a few persons are capable of preparing.
Numerous presents, both from home and abroad were received.   They have commenced housekeeping in the Billy Black residence, on Church Street.

#2 Francis "Fanny" Hoffbauer
Born:  1870  Place: Buffalo, Iowa 
Married:  Henry Frank of Scott County, Iowa on January 8, 1891

Below is the announcement and writing of the wedding of Fanny & Henry in which was written in the Evening Star Journal which was published in Scott County, Iowa.
I have no other information about Fannie and Henry Frank at this time.

Hoffbauer-Frank Marriage (click for larger image)
Child #3 born to Charles and Anna Hoffbauer was Charles J. Hoffbauer and in his adult life he was called "Doc."
Charles J. Hoffbauer was born 1873 in Buffalo, Iowa
He married Catherine Rose Hammond on July 24, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Charles J. "Doc" moved to Billings, Montana as did several Hoffbauer family members
and there he purchased the Headquarters Saloon along with Geo. Kautz of Buffalo who also had moved to Billings, Montana.

Charles J. or "Doc" Hoffbauer also owned a pharmacy in Billings, Montana as he did the Headquarters Saloon with Geo. W. Kautz.  This is how he became nicknamed "Doc."

Child #4 Kate M. "Katie" born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer
Kate "Katie" was born 1875  Place:  Buffalo, Iowa
Died:  December 22, 1892  Cause Unknown at this time.
Age:  17 Years
Buried:  Rose Hill Cemetery, St. Peters Catholic Cemetery Section, Buffalo, Iowa

Child #5 Virginia R. "Jennie" born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer
Virginia R. "Jennie" Hoffbauer  Born:  1877  Place:  Buffalo, Iowa
Married:  August Koepke in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I am still searching more information on Jennie and August but it was at their home in which her father Charles Hoffbauer passed away on January 18, 1911 one day before his 69th birthday.

Child #6 Frederick W. Hoffbauer born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer
Frederick W. Hoffbauer was born:  October 15, 1880  Place:  Buffalo, Iowa

Died:  October 31, 1955  Age: 75  Place:  East Troy, Wisconsin  Buried: East Troy,  Wisconsin

Obits for William "Willy" Hoffbauer. (click to enlarge)

Obituary-Death Announcement of William "Willy" Hoffbauer
     June 23, 1905  Davenport Democrat & Leader

Billings Gazette
Friday, June 23, 1905

Frederick W. Hoffbauer moved with his parents from Buffalo to Wisconsin, then he moved to Montana and his final move was back to Wisconsin with his family.

Married:  Adeline Keller in Billings, Montana area in 1910 and at that time he was 30 years old and she was 18 years of age.

Adeline Keller Hoffbauer was born:  Sept. 24, 1892  Died:  June 24, 1982   Age: 89
Buried: East Troy, Wisconsin.

Four children were born to Frederick W. & Adeline Hoffbauer
Mona Leown, Infant boy who died at 3 days old, Dorothy Verona and Frederica Winona Hoffbauer.

Child #7 Minnie (Helen) Hoffbauer born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer
Minnie Hoffbauer was born in 1844  Place:  Buffalo, Iowa

In her later years of life Minnie legally changed her name to Helen
Helen married 3 times, 1st marriage unknown, 2nd marriage to John Becker, Sr.
3rd marriage to unknown Sears.

One adopted child, John Becker, Jr.
Still searching for more information.

Child #8 Bennie Hoffbauer born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer
Bennie Hoffbauer was born in 1889  Place:  Buffalo, Iowa
Bennie left Buffalo as some Hoffbauer family members had and moved to Montana.
He lived in Billings, Montana where he worked for the railroad company.
Bennie died in February 1910 when he was accidentally crushed to death by couplings from railroad cars. He was only 21 years of age.

Death of Bennie Hoffbauer
The Davenport Democrat & Leader Feb. 25, 1910

Child #9 Lydvena "Vena" Hoffbauer born to Charles & Anna Hoffbauer
Lydvena "Vena" Hoffbauer was born in Buffalo, Iowa but to date I have not confirmed the year.
She married John Paarman of Scott County, Iowa and in a memoir written by one of her nieces I know that this marriage ended in divorce and Lydvena "Vena" eventually visited relatives in Montana and then she moved to live in Hawaii.

5.  Frederick W. Hoffbauer
     Born: 1848
     Place: Germany

Frederick W. Hoffbauer born 1848
Enlisted to join the Civil War on October 18, 1861
He was assigned to serve the state of Ohio, Union Allegiance
He reported at the time of enlistment that he was 15 years old however he was in fact 13 years old.  He reported his place of residence at time of enlistment as Dubuque, IA.
Married:  Mary Ries  Date of Marriage:  September 4, 1872  Place: Scott County, IA.
Two children were born to Frederick W. & Mary Hoffbauer
#1.  Lillie
#2.  Karl

6 M. Bertha Hoffbauer

M. Bertha "Bertha" Hoffbauer was born 1852  Place: Watertown, Wisconsin
Date of death:  October 24, 1872 
Married:  Bernhard Huelshoff  Place: Dubuque, Iowa
Both Buried:  Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa

Seven Children were born to "Bertha" & Bernhard Huelshoff in Dubuque, Iowa.
#1. Elizabeth "Ella" Born: 1873
#2. Julia "Tudy"  Born:  1874
#3. Carl  Born: 1876
#4. Frank  Born:  1883
#5. Theckla Born: 1887
#6. Leo  Born: 1890
#7. Alphons Born: 1892

7. Emma Mathilda Hoffbauer

Emma Mathilda Hoffbauer Born:  April 1. 1855  Place: Janesville, Wisconsin
Died:  January 1, 1899  Age: 44 Years  Place:  Montana  Buried:  Montana
Emma married Mathias "Cy" Mounts also of Buffalo, Iowa on July 23, 1869 in Buffalo.
Mathias & Emma Mounts lived for about a year in Buffalo, Iowa and then removed with oldest child Marie Viola to Bozeman, Montana.

Bozeman, Montana

Mrs. Emma Mounts, the Mountain Medium.

In its issue of November 5th, the Religion-Philosophical Journal, spiritualistic organ published in Chicago,   prints a portrait of the above lady,   together with an article giving in some detail a recital of her reported powers as a spiritual and psychological medium.   Mrs. Mounts is a resident of Bozeman, where she has lived for a number of years, and where her   “manifestations” have created no little sensation on more occasions than one. –  The Journal says:
“One of the latest manifestations by or through Mrs. Mounts was the reproduction of herself to the clairvoyant view of Mrs. Weeks, of this city.   This was done in the fulfillment of a promise made to a friend, and to confirm a psychological view of her own, which was controverted by the friend in question. She insisted that the embodied spirit, under favorable conditions, could present a perfectly clear and accurate representation of it material body to the spiritual sight of another at any distance. “When you go East,” she said, “I will demonstrate to your satisfaction that this is among the psychological possibilities.” The investigator soon after wards was in this city, and had a sitting with Mrs. Weeks.   Mrs. Mounts was then over a thousand miles away, (in Bozeman, Montana Territory,) and Mrs. Weeks had never seen her or heard of her personal appearance; and Mrs. Mounts then did, assisted by her control, present so perfect a psychological impression of herself to Mrs. Weeks, that Mrs. W. gave a minute and exactly correct description of her personal appearance to the investigator, concluding her description by saying,   “It is the spirit of an acquaintance of yours still in earth life, and she says she reproduces herself here as a special test for you.” …………………  ………………….…….. This is not the only well attested instance of Mrs. Mounts’s extraordinary power in throwing the psychological influence to an indefinite distance.   From her home, away up in Montana, she gave a test to a doubting skeptic in Western Illinois,   which resulted in his conversion from orthodox error to sublime spiritual truth.   While he was traveling she visited him in spirit and inspected his valise, reporting to him in detail every article it contained, even repeating the words on a small bottle of medicine!”   “She has convinced others hundreds of miles distant by curing them of stubborn deep-seated diseases. This, however, has not required, as in the preceding instances, the transfer of her own spirit individuality to the scenes of such manifestations of healing power, as her spirit friends, in such cases, diagnose and prescribe for her. “So far, Mrs. Mounts has never made a charge for her services as a healing clairvoyant; but now, finding that suffering humanity are determined to keep her in constant employment as a healer, she has resolved to give special attention to that phase of her mediumship.   But she will receive no money from patients until what she promises to do for them shall have been accomplished.   Her plan of business will be to enter into special contracts with those able to pay, the patient depositing the fee agreed upon in responsible hands, not to be paid over until the terms of the agreement shall have been fulfilled on her part.   The general inauguration of this system—the suggestion of which comes from ‘Dr. Kellogg,’ Mrs. Mounts chief medical control-will be a death-blow to humbuggery and charlatanry in the practice of healing clairvoyance.   The rapidly increasing number applying to her for medical treatment makes it necessary for her to leave the frontier and settle where she will be more accessible to patients, and with object in view, she will probably be in this city in a few weeks to give an inspirational lecture, and decide where shill make her future home.—Wonder if the Orthodox people of Chicago will feel the same interest in her on her arrival,   that they have in the visit to Chicago of ‘Brown, the mind-reader, who is not a Spiritualist, and does not claim to be a Spiritual medium.’   If an honest investigation of the occult laws is desired by them, they certainly could not find a better subject through whom to arrive at the truth than Mrs. Mounts. The difference between her and Brown is obvious:   She is a plain, artless woman, raised on the frontiers away from the contaminating influences of fraud and deception,
(Emma Mathilda "Hoffbauer" Mounts was raised in Wolcott-Walcott and Buffalo, Iowa)   which are invariably encountered in our great cities, and in the course of extensive travel; Brown, on the other hand, has had eve become an adept in chicanery, if so disposed.   Is there an M. E. Church in Chicago ready to be thrown open to her?   The ‘wonderful mind reader’s exploits cease to surprise in comparison with her manifestations of power.   But she is honest—acknowledges that she is a spiritual medium, and says:   ‘Of myself, I can do nothing.”

Mrs. Emma (Hoffbauer) Mounts left yesterday for Davenport, Scott Co., Iowa, where she will remain with her father for a year or two, or until Major Mounts returns from the war, as he will leave in a few days for Gen. Terry’s command, where he will remain during the campaign.   Mrs. Mounts has been ill for several years, but is now greatly improved in health.   She is a lady of superior abilities, and her departure will be a great loss to the pleasant and sociable of Bozeman.   The children, two of the finest that e’re the sun shone on, Bingie and Charlie, will accompany her to her home.   Mrs. Mounts said she loved Bozeman and would return after she had made her visit.

Emma Mathilda (Hoffbauer) Mounts and children returned to Scott County to live with her father Friederick G. H. Hoffbauer, Mathias "Cy" Mounts would have been fighting under Gen. Terry's command during the Indian Wars during this time.

Published by: Warner, Beers & Company, 1885.
Chicago, Illinois. Gallatin County, Page 1147.   the Book is located in the Montana Society of Helena, Montana.

Mathias Mounts, P.O. Bozeman.   This gentleman, who is better known as Cy Mounts, was born December 2, 1846 in Scott County, Iowa.
  He helped his father on the farm, going to school winters, till he was 17 years of age.   He then launched out in the world for himself, and going to Leavenworth, Kans., hired out to drive a mule team to Fort Scott, Kans.
    While back from this trip, he went home; and hearing of gold discoveries in Montana,
he with his brother in law, F.F. Findley, husband of Mathias' sister "America," started for that territory, entering it on Bozeman's trail, just behind his first train. (Franklin Findley, established the town of Findley Montana which later became Emigrant, Montana).
    When they came to Yellowstone, they turned up the stream to Emigrant Gulch, where Cy took a claim, but soon left and came to Gallatin Valley.   He with his brother built one of the first houses in Bozeman.   For three years, Mr. Mounts, with Michael Boyer and the Keshaws, traded with the Crow Indians, and had some very narrow escapes from hostile Indians.
    During the winter of 1866-67, these traders took two wagon loads of vegetables and provisions to Fort C.F. Smith (Big Horn).   Its garrison, had been beleaguered by snow and Indians, and was nearly starved, so hailed the arrival of the vegetables (though frozen) with delight.   On the return trip, the stock gave out, and leaving them and the wagons, the party walked to Bozeman, one of the number freezing to death on the road.
    Mr. Mounts went again to Fort Smith in the Spring-was there during the heavy fighting of the next summer, and when returning to Bozeman, in the fall, had a sharp fight with the Sioux, but escaped.   Soon afterward he went down the Yellowstone with a large party, by boat, to the States.   When near the mouth of the Big Horn, he, by his knowledge of Indians, saved the party from being massacred, running it through several hundred Cheyenne's and Arapahos, with the loss of but one man.   He engaged in mining coal in Iowa until 1870, when he married, and soon afterward came back to Bozeman.   In 1871 he contracted to carry the mail from the latter place to the Crow Agency, and continued at this till the fall of 1872, when the Sioux became so troublesome on the Yellowstone that he gave up the business and moved his family back to Bozeman.   Then, until 1875, he spent his summers prospecting, and found and owns some good mines in the Clark's Fork district.   He was engaged in 1876-77, in running provisions down the Yellowstone, by boat to Gens.   Terry's and Miles' troops, and had the field sutlership of Gen. Brisbin's command.   In the latter part of 1877 he leased a building in Bozeman, and kept a liquor saloon until 1879, when he sold out and went to the Judith basin, prospecting; he was unsuccessful in his quest, and the next spring returned to Bozeman, and tended bar for Pourford & Sanford till fall, when he bought an interest.   He was successful, and now owns the whole business.   Mr. Mounts has a pleasant residence in Bozeman, and lives in comfort with his wife and four children.


Frank F. Fridley and America Mounts, Sister of Cy Mounts, were married on January 15, 1852 in Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa.

The family resided in Scott County until 1864 when Frank F. Fridley in charge of 44 wagons headed from Scott County, Iowa for Montana.

BOZEMAN MT AVANT COURIER, 10 SEP 1892, Vol. 21. NO 42.P1
      At Fridley, Montana Thursday, Sept. 8th, 1892, Frank F. Fridley
No eulogy which we might write would do more than justice to the kindhearted father and neighbor whose life has been brought   by accident and misfortune to its close.   He was well known and beloved by all the old-time residents of Gallatin and Park counties.   The Montana History gives the following particulars of his life. F. F. Fridley, proprietor of Fridley's ranch on the upper Yellowstone, son of Nancy and Jacob Fridley, is a native of Augusta County, Va., and was born on October 22nd, 1824.   In 1828 his parents emigrated to Ohio and in the fall to Scott County, Iowa where they both died, leaving Fridley alone in the world, dependent upon his own resources. In 1849 he emigrated across the plains to California, during the gold excitement.   There were then but three forts on the route and no houses.   He arrived in Sacramento on August 22nd, 1849, there being at that time but one wooden building in the place.   From Sacramento he went to the mines on Jackson Forks; remaining during one winter, and meeting with very good success. On December 15th, 1850, he left the mines to return to his home in Iowa, boarding an old sailing vessel named   "Hercules," at San Francisco, and going by way of Central America.   He was fifty-two days on the Pacific, and did not reach Muscatine, Iowa, until the 15th of April following. After reaching Muscatine he bought a farm and engaged in agricultural pursuits, continuing until 1864, when he started for Montana, arriving in Emigrant gulch on August 28th, in charge of a train of forty-four wagons.   Leaving most of the party at Emigrant, he left for the Gallatin Valley, and pitched the first tent where Bozeman now stands, about the 15th of September in the same year.   There were then but two houses there.   The next month Mr. Fridley built a house, putting in a floor, the first one ever put in a house in Gallatin Valley.   Here he lived until 1876, when he made a trip back to the states, staying one winter, and after returning moved to the ranch which he now occupies, and which is located opposite Emigrant peak and gulch, 23 miles above Livingston, on the National Park branch of the Northern Pacific Road.   The farm contains 200 acres, is in good state of cultivation, surrounded by fine mountain scenery, and is principally used for raising stock, though it will grow excellent vegetables, etc., and can generally be irrigated.   Potatoes will average about 200 bushels to the acre here, wheat 40, and oats from 60 to 70. Besides the farm, Mr. Fridley is interested in mining stock in Emigrant, and other property in Bozeman.   In 1852, he was married to America Mounts, a native of Illinois, and is the father of three children, two of whom are living--one son and one daughter, the latter, Rosa, being the wife of M. M. Black.   The son Ed. F., resides in Bozeman, being a well-known business man at that point,   Mr. Fridley has been one of the hardiest, bravest and best of Montana's pioneers, and has greatly aided by his own personal efforts in assisting the onward progress and development of the portion of the state in which he has resided. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon and the body followed to the grave by a large concourse of sympathizing friends of the departed and his family,   D. E. Rouse, Gen. L.S. Wilson,   W. J. Beall,   C.P. Blakeley, W. S. Mckenzie and Herman Kahle acting as pall bearers.

          BOZEMAN AVANT COURIER, 24 SEP 1892, VOL. 21.  NO. 44. P3

                          DEATH OF MRS. AMERICA FRIDLEY

Too late for a suitable notice of the sad event in this week's COURIER, we are informed of the death of Mrs. America Fridley, widow of F.F. Fridley, whose death was chronicled in these columns on the 10th inst.  Mrs. Fridley came to Bozeman with her husband and children in 1864, being one of less that half a dozen white women who settled that year in the embryo city.  From that time she has been prominently identified with the growth and advancement of both the town and surrounding country, taking an active, tho unpretentious, part in the social moral and religious work and influences which have so importantly contributed to the good order, peace and welfare of this frontier community.  For many months Mrs. Fridley has been confirmed invalid, during which time she has been tenderly cared for by her married daughter, Mrs. M. M. Black, and her family.  Ed L. Fridley and Mrs. Black are the only children who survive her.  Their sorrow over their sever affliction is shared by the entire community.  She died on Thursday night and the funeral will take place this afternoon from the M.E. Church.


Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana


News came from Fridley on Tuesday, announcing the death of Matthias Mounts. "Cy" as he was better known in Bozeman and throughout the state in general, had an extensive and wide acquaintance.   He was one of the pioneers of this county, having come to Gallatin County across the plains from Iowa, with his brother-in-law, the late F.F. Fridley, in 1864. His death was not unexpected, as he had been ailing for several months, and had been kindly cared for by loving hands of relatives, who saw that his every want was supplied.   Mr. Mounts had many friends in Montana.   Had he lived to see the 2d of December, that would have closed the 53d year of his age.

Cy Mounts, one of the old timers of eastern Montana, died at Fridley Tuesday of consumption.   The deceased was formerly engaged in business in Bozeman, but for the past few years had made his home with a brother at Fridley.   The funeral occurred Wednesday, internment being in the Fridley cemetery.   The deceased had many good traits of character and in his palmy days was noted for his generosity.

Cy Mounts, an old-timer of Montana, who was engaged at one time in the hotel business at Bozeman, died Tuesday at Fridley, Park County.   The deceased is well remembered in Butte as a man of excellent personal qualities. Years ago and at one time was considered the greatest sporting man in the state.   He had been in failing health for the past five years.   He leaves a daughter, Mrs. George J. Cunningham, who lives in Butte. Interment will take place tomorrow at Fridley.

Children born to Emma & Mathias are:
#1.  Marie Viola "Bengie" Born: 1869
#2.  Charles Lewis   Born: 1874  Bozeman, Mt.
#3.  Della  Born: 1877  Bozeman, Mt.
#4.  Frederick Hugo  Born: 1883 Bozeman, Mt.
#5.  Madison Mathias Born: 1886 Bozeman, Mt.


 Madison Overmoen, decendent of
Mathias "Cy" & Emma (Hoffbauer) Mounts writes that, Della Mounts, daughter of Mathias "Cy" & Emma (Hoffbauer) Mounts, became a well known actress, doing many plays in New York City and around the country.

Della Mounts was in fact selected by Mark Twain, as the type of actress best adapted to play the lead in "The Prince and Pauper".     

8 Maximillian Hoffbauer

  Born: 1856 Walcott or Buffalo, Iowa
  Max died: 1934  Age: 78 years  Place: Stutsmen, North Dakota 
  Buried:  Jamestown Cemetery, Stutsmen, N. Dakota
  Married:  Mary L. Stickleberger of Buffalo, Iowa  Year: Abt. 1886
  Two Children born to "Max" & Mary Hoffbauer and both were born in Pinegree,
   N. Dakota.
  #1.  Mytrle Nellie  Born: 1887
  #2.  Walter L.   Born:  1888

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