Margaret Emeline Hoffman

1838–27 October 1897 (Age 59)
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Margaret Emeline

When Margaret Emeline Hoffman was born in 1838, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, her father, Levi Hoffman, was 26 and her mother, Rebecca Hoffman Rhyne, was 23. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with William Maxwell Stroup. She lived in Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and South Point Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 27 October 1897, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Lutheran Chapel Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Maxwell Stroup
Margaret Emeline Hoffman
Julia Albertine Stroup
Martin Luther Stroup
Jonas B. Stroup

Spouse and Children



    Julia Albertine Stroup


    Martin Luther Stroup


    Jonas B. Stroup


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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 15

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 24

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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 (3)

  • Emily Stroup in household of Maxwell Stroup, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret E Stroup, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emily Stroup in entry for Robt A Harrison and Julia Stroup, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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