Thomas Hofstetter

2 December 1880–
Caledonia, Marion, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Hofstetter was born on 2 December 1880, in Caledonia, Marion, Ohio, United States, his father, Charles Hofstetter, was 21 and his mother, Hattie Foos, was 19. He lived in Grand Prairie Township, Marion, Ohio, United States in 1900.

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Charles Hofstetter
Hattie Foos
Thomas Hofstetter
Clifton Monroe Hofstetter

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Hofstetter






    Clifton Monroe Hofstetter


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 32

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

1 German: occupational or status name for someone who worked or lived at the principal farm on an estate, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ + stete ‘place’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Hofstetten, in particular one in Bavaria.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Hofstetter in household of James T Walton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thos. Hofstetter, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Thos. Hofstetter, "Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"

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