Jacob J Hoffman

1 February 1841–17 November 1900 (Age 59)
Jenner Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob J

When Jacob J Hoffman was born on 1 February 1841, in Jenner Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Hoffman, was 44 and his mother, Nancy Anna Noftsinger, was 38. He married Sarah Horner about 1868, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 17 November 1900, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Jenner Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob J Hoffman
Sarah Horner
Marriage: about 1868
Emma H. Hoffman
Infant Hoffman
Morris L Hoffman
Dr. Harry Clyde Hoffman
Ira Welch Hoffman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1868Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 22
    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.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • Jacob Hoffman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jacob Hoffman in entry for Morris L. Hoffman and Minnie J. Shaffer, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Jacob Hoffman in entry for Henry C. Hoffman, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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