Alvina M. Hoffmann

14 November 1881–
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alvina M.

Alvina M. Hoffmann was born on 14 November 1881, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Peter B. Hoffmann Sr. and Katie Michels. She lived in Julien Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1900.

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Peter B. Hoffmann Sr.
1855–1944
Katie Michels
Alvina M. Hoffmann
1881–

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 31

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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  • Elvina Hoffmann in household of Peter B Hoffmann, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvina M Hoffmann in household of Peter B Hoffmann, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alvina Hoffmann in household of B Peter Hoffmann, "United States Census, 1900"

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