William Henry Hoffman

Male20 November 1862–

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Hoffman was born on 20 November 1862, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Bernhard Hoffman, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Spangenberg, was 33.

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George Bernhard Hoffman
Anna Maria Spangenberg
Louis Bernhard Hoffman
John William Hoffman
Anna Elisabeth Hoffman
Catharine L. Hoffman
George Henry Hoffman
Martha Elizabeth Hoffman
William Henry Hoffman
Henry Hoffman
Clara Emilia Hoffman

Sources (2)

  • William H Hoffman in household of George B Hoffman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Hoffman in household of George B Hoffman, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 1

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 34

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hoffmann or Hofmann and a variant of the Jewish name. Compare Hofman 2.

Dutch: variant of Hofman 1.

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

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