Maria Catharina Zimmermann

Brief Life History of Maria Catharina

When Maria Catharina Zimmermann was born on 6 May 1738, in Egypt, Whitehall Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Hans Michael Zimmermann I, was 32 and her mother, Anna Elisabeth Dodderer, was 28. She married Johannes Hoffman Sr. in 1763, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 6 March 1813, in Egypt, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Egypt, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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Johannes Hoffman Sr.
Maria Catharina Zimmermann
Marriage: 1763
Anna Elizabeth Hoffman
Nicholas Huffman
John Smith Huffman
Eva Catharina Hoffman
Johannes Hoffmann Jr
Maria Madgalena Hoffman
J. Michael Hoffman

Sources (13)

  • Catharina Zimmerman Hoffmann, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Maria Catharina Hoffman in entry for Michael Hoffman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Maria Catharina Hoffman in entry for Eva Catharina Hoffman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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Historical Boundaries: 1752: Northampton, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


The Declaration of Independence severed the relationship of Pennsylvania as a British Colony. Pennsylvania became part of the United States of America.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Erwin, Hans, Fritz, Gerhard, Hermann, Klaus, Gerd, Manfred, Wolfgang, Bernhard.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carpenter, Middle High German zimberman (a compound of zimber, zim(m)er ‘timber, wood’ + man ‘man’), German Zimmermann.

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

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