Henry Job Goff

21 September 1830–28 March 1899 (Age 68)
Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Henry Job

When Henry Job Goff was born on 21 September 1830, in Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas James Goff, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Minear, was 20. He married Ophelia Jane Tedrow on 22 August 1858, in Athens, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 28 March 1899, in Hume, Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Young America Cemetery, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Job Goff
Ophelia Jane Tedrow
Marriage: 22 August 1858
John H. GOFF

Spouse and Children


    Ophelia Jane Tedrow


22 August 1858
Athens, Ohio, United States


    John H. GOFF


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas James Goff





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.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 21

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: nickname for a redhaired person ( see Gough ).2 English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror.3 Irish: reduced form of McGoff .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Goff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry J Goff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry J. Goff, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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