Katherina Tross

Brief Life History of Katherina

Katherina Tross was born on 18 April 1831, in Germany. She married Conrad Hoffman about 1851, in Hesse, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chadwick, Carroll, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Fair Haven, Carroll, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 22 October 1911, in Carroll, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Chadwick, Carroll, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Conrad Hoffman
Katherina Tross
Marriage: about 1851
Mary Hoffman
Kathrine Hoffman
Henry J Hoffman
Joseph J. Hoffman
Conrad Hoffman
Charles Hoffman
Lucinda Hoffman
Joel Hoffman
Franck Hoffman

Sources (7)

  • Kate Hoffman in household of Conrad Hoffman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Katherine Hoffman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Unknown in entry for Henry Hoffman, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Carroll, Illinois, United States

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Frieda, Horst, Jurgen.

German: metonymic occupational name for a carter or carter's man, from Middle High German trosse ‘baggage’.

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

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