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Posted By: JOHN SCOTT HOFF (email)
Date: 5/16/2004 at 19:37:07

MARTHA BREWSTER (HOFF) (1802 Butternuts Twp., Ostego Co., NY - 1892 Dallas Co., IA), wife of POWELL HOFF (1801-1870). I have her lineage well documented back to about 1500, and his back to about 1450. She is NOT related to the William Brewster of Mayflower fame, but is the direct descendant of the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster who was in the first graduating class from Harvard Univ. in 1642. I have her well-documented lineage available. Her father, NATHAN BREWSTER, was a Rev. War Veteran from New Windsor, Orange, NY, (who served in the 4th N.Y. Militia), and who received "bounty Land" on the western frontier of NY in Butternuts Twp., Ostego Co. Where he met and married wife HANNAH PARKER (daughter of another neighbor Rev. War Vet. who moved from Tallands Co., CT to Ostego, NY). They married in 1797 and lived in Ostego Co. before moving on to Marietta, OH, between 1810 and 1824, where MARTHA BREWSTER was married on 25 May 1824 to POWELL HOFF (1801 Pr. Willims Co., Near Manassas, VA - 1870 in Dallas Co., IA). Her parents moved on to New Plymouth, Athens Co., OH where NATHAN BREWSTER lived on a Rev. War Pension, and died on 21 Mar 1842. His wife, HANNAH PARKER (B: ~1768 in Tolland Co, CT to Reuben Parker) She died on 18 Apr 1855 in Athens Co., OH. A lot more data on MARTHA BREWSTER and her lineage is available on a data entry of mine dated Sep. 08, 2003 "RE: POWELL HOFF - MARTHA BREWSTER - OH". She and POWELL HOFF had 12 children, amny of which were early pioneers and farmed in Dallas Co.

She is buried in the Hoff-Prarie Cem., one mi. W of Grimes, next to her husband, POWELL HOFF and other relatives.

I am her GGGrandson, through her son JOHN H. HOFF (1830-1909), and his son, JOHN CASSIUS HOFF (1875-1960), and his son, JOHN RICHARD HOFF (1909-1970), and me, JOHN SCOTT HOFF (2 Jan 1946 DSM - now living in Chicago). I have 2 children, a son, JOHN BARON HOFF (29 Sep 1984 Hoffman Est., IL - now) and a dtr. JENNIFER JO HOFF (13 Sep 1983 - now living in Chicago).

I would welcome anyone doing research on the HOFF or BREWSTER family lines, and I have a great deal of genealogical information. Feel free to contact me directly in Chicago at my work at (312) 346-8111 or via E/M at the above site.


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