Gerald Ralph Hoff

25 February 1938–25 January 1998 (Age 59)
Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Gerald Ralph

When Gerald Ralph Hoff was born on 25 February 1938, in Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States, his father, Victor Hoff, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Ralph, was 27. He married Elaine Regina Lieser on 3 July 1965, in Stearns, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Ashby, Grant, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 25 January 1998, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Gerald Ralph Hoff
Elaine Regina Lieser
Marriage: 3 July 1965

Spouse and Children

3 July 1965
Stearns, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Victor Hoff


    Margaret Elizabeth Ralph





    Baby Girl Hoff


World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 3

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 17

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Dutch, and Danish: topographic name or status name for the owner of a farm, or occupational name for someone who worked on the main farm in a community, from Middle High and Low German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word. Compare Hofer .2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hov, from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerald Hoff in household of Victor Hoff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jerry in entry for Elaine R Hoff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Jerry in entry for Elaine R Hoff, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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