Frederick Shoff

Male13 March 1808–14 June 1893

Brief Life History of Frederick

When Frederick Shoff was born on 13 March 1808, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Shoff, was 33 and his mother, Anna Nancy Hess, was 33. He married Eva Arnold about 1824, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Chanceford Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years and Lower Windsor Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1890. He died on 14 June 1893, in New Bridgeville, Chanceford Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in New Bridgeville, Chanceford Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Shoff
Eva Arnold
Marriage: about 1824
Jacob Shoff
Nancy Shoff
John Shoff
Daniel Shoff
Frederick R Shoff
Henry A Schoaff
David Shoff
Annie Schoff
Susan Shoff

Sources (6)

  • Fredrick Shoff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fredrick Shoaff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frederick Shoff, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1824York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 4

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 24

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schoff .

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

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