Anna Margaret Schmitt

22 December 1830–8 March 1899 (Age 68)
Appenheim,Germany

The Life of Anna Margaret

When Anna Margaret Schmitt was born on 22 December 1830, her father, John Smith, was 30 and her mother, Anna Margaretha Theiss, was 30. She had at least 7 sons and 3 daughters with Henry Hoffman. She died on 8 March 1899, in Sublette, Lee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hetzler Cemetery, Clarion Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Hoffman
1825–1909
Anna Margaret Schmitt
1830–1899
George Edward Hoffman
1851–1934
Mary Margaret Hoffman
1853–1927
Henry Wilson Hoffman
1855–1944
Louisa Elisabeth Hoffman
1857–1870
Philip Jacob Hoffman
1859–1958
Frederick William Hoffman
1861–1932
Stephen Jonathan Hoffman
1863–1960
Emma R. Hoffman
1865–1870
Ezra Grant Hoffman
1867–1953
Julius Albert Hoffman
1871–1955

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 26

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

South German: variant spelling of Schmidt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Hoffman in household of Henry Hoffman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Hofman in household of Henry Hofman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anna Hoffman in household of Henry Hoffman, "United States Census, 1880"

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