Emma Hoffman

May 1895–31 May 1980 (Age 85)
Texas, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Hoffman was born in May 1895, in Texas, United States, her father, Gustav August Hoffmann, was 44 and her mother, Katherine Steubing, was 34. She married Alfred Behrens on 20 September 1913. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Guadalupe, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 May 1980, in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, United States, at the age of 85.

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Alfred Behrens
Emma Hoffman
Marriage: 20 September 1913

Spouse and Children

    Alfred Behrens



20 September 1913
Bexar, Texas

Parents and Siblings

    Gustav August Hoffmann


    Katherine Steubing




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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 (2)

  • Emma Hoffmann in household of Gus Hoffmann, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Hoffman im Haushalt von Gustav Hoffman, „United States Census, 1900“

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