Joseph Hoffman

30 September 1860–13 April 1940 (Age 79)

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Hoffman was born on 30 September 1860, in Germany as the son of Joseph Hoffman and Elizabeth Newman. He married Rebecca Almeda Graybill on 7 January 1892, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 13 April 1940, in Yorkshire, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Shelby, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hoffman
Rebecca Almeda Graybill
Marriage: 7 January 1892
Stella E. Hoffman
Myrtle Hoffman
Ira Herbert Hoffman

Spouse and Children

7 January 1892
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Hoffman


    Elizabeth Newman




World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 4

War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffmann ‘steward’.2 Dutch: occupational name for a farm laborer or a gardener, someone who worked at the hof, the manor farm.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joe Hoffman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joe Hoffman, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Joseph Hoffman, "United States Census, 1900"

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