Gregoria Frederikke Zoffmann

16 October 1840–
Lysmose, Nordborg, Sønderborg, Denmark

The Life of Gregoria Frederikke

When Gregoria Frederikke Zoffmann was born on 16 October 1840, in Lysmose, Nordborg, Sønderborg, Denmark, her father, Alexander Nicolai Zoffmann, was 51 and her mother, Anna Marie Frederiksen, was 39. She married Jorgen Hellesoe on 23 October 1858, in Nordborg, Sønderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Sønder Bjert, Nørre Tyrstrup, Vejle, Denmark in 1870 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1900.

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Jorgen Hellesoe
Gregoria Frederikke Zoffmann
Marriage: 23 October 1858
Johan Nicolai Z. Hellesoe
Alexander Nikolai Hellesø

Spouse and Children

23 October 1858
Nordborg, Sønderborg, Denmark


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 8

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a steward on an farm or estate, from German hof(f) ‘manorfarm’, ‘courtyard’ + Mann ‘man’. Originally, this was a status name for a farmer who owned his own land as opposed to holding it by rent or feudal obligation, but the name soon came to denote the manager or steward of a manor farm, in which sense it is extremely frequent throughout central and eastern Europe; also among Jews, since many Jews held managerial positions on non-Jewish estates. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking lands.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Gregorie Zoffmann in household of Jørgen Hellesø, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Gregorius Friederikke Juhl F Joffensen in household of Falle Christensen Juhl, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Chargina Fr Zoffmann in household of Olbrgarder N Zoffmann, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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