James H Hoffman

22 January 1836–27 January 1904 (Age 68)
Ohio, United States

The Life of James H

James H Hoffman was born on 22 January 1836, in Ohio, United States. He married Mariah Cannon on 8 October 1867, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Newton Township, Harvey, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Center Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 27 January 1904, at the age of 68, and was buried in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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James H Hoffman
1836–1904
Susanna Kidwell
1852–1905
Marriage: 20 August 1882
Ralph W Hoffman
1885–
James Clarence Hoffman
1888–1958

Spouse and Children

    Male1836–1904Male

    Susanna Kidwell

    Female1852–1905Female

MARRIAGE
20 August 1882
Bourbon, Kansas, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 20

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

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)

  • James Hoffman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Hoffman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Hoffman, "United States Census, 1900"

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