Anna Louise Hoffman

25 March 1864–9 March 1946 (Age 82)

The Life of Anna Louise

Anna Louise Hoffman was born on 25 March 1864, in Germany as the daughter of John Hoffman and Sophia M. Eseman. She married Christian F Henry Steihr on 26 February 1888, in Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Detroit Ward 7, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 9 March 1946, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Christian F Henry Steihr
Anna Louise Hoffman
Marriage: 26 February 1888
Alvina Steihr
Howard Charles Steihr
Elmer John Steihr
Mabel Steihr

Spouse and Children

26 February 1888
Macomb, Macomb, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Hoffman


    Sophia M. Eseman




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 4

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Anna Hoffman Steihe in entry for Elmer John Steihe, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Anna Stiehr in household of Christ H Stiehr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Steihr in household of Christian Steihr, "United States Census, 1910"

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