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HUFFMAN COMPENDIUM

Sharon A. Huffman sharhuff@aol.com
    Three years ago I began a collection and compilation of several HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN families for the purpose of helping other HUFFMAN researchers find their ancestral roots. This is in the nature of a clearing house rather than written genealogies of the various families. Most of the information has come from individuals- -some is documented, some merely cites sources. The data is intended to act as research tools, not as proof that what is presented is documented. However, some historical background is given, and will be so noted. History is not to be played with. If anyone has documentary evidence that what appears in the history books is incorrect, then that evidence must be detailed as to what it is, where to find it, how reliable the source, etc. "He said, she said," will not be acceptable. Incidentally, as of now, the Huffman Compendium database contains over 25,000 names. BACKGROUND Most of us are aware that this surname has many variant spellings, some of which are British in nature (such as HOUGHMAN). However, my research has dealt primarily with the German families of the name, and a couple of basic facts should be addressed (1) The name HUFFMAN is an Americanization of the German HOF(F)MAN(N). (2) The name is quite common in Germany; we should no more expect every immigrant of the name to be related than we do every SMITH, JONES and JOHNSON. Some of the following families may link, but there are no guarantees. George, Henry, John, William (or Georg, Henrich, Johannes, Wilhelm) are extremely common given names in the German families, and given the size of the families, all may often appear in the same family. This makes our task of identifying even harder, so we must be doubly wary of jumping to conclusions. Whether the families were Catholic, Lutheran or Reformed one naming practice was common. Example: Using the above names as an example, three of the sons, Georg, Henrich and Wilhelm, probably had Johann preceding their names (i.e. Johann Georg--or Hans Georg, Hans being a diminutive). The fourth son, Johannes, usuallly had no other name; he was the one known as John in English. Johann was a church or baptismal name, and was in some cases a church requirement. However, no one should be locked into this. Like all generalizations, there are exceptions. So saying, the families on file follow. In each case, I may be reached at the e-mail address above. Where possible, I will also give primary contacts with persons or records or websites, etc. Please note that major collateral families given below, are major in my records, not necessarily all appearing in the line. ___________________________________________________________ Rudolph Huffman of Frederick Co., MD. and Washington Co., PA. Rudolph is believed to have been born ca 1732 in Germany. He had two sons, Henry and John, by a first marriage to an unknown wife. In 1758 he married Dorothy WEISZ in Frederick Co., MD. Our records indicate they had 11 children. They eventually settled in Washington Co., PA., where Rudolph died in 1794 and Dorothy in 1813. Their progeny, of course, spread far and wide, including one branch into Ontario Can. Early researchers believed Rudolph to be a son of Hans Peter and Maria Appolonia (LAEY) HOFFMAN who arrived in America in 1733. [Please see below, correcting Appolonia's name to TRAUT.] Peter and Appolonia first settled in Lancaster Co., PA., had at least one daughter there before moving to Frederick Co., MD. Further research has made the relationship with Rudolph highly unlikely--also highly unlikely that a John, b 1728, recently learned about, was a son either. (1) The ship on which Hans Peter arrived in 1733, the "Eliza," accordingly to Rupp's "Thirty Thousand Names...." listed all males on the passenger list, but those under the age of 16 were listed separately. Hans Peter was the only male HOFFMAN listed on board the ship. It is not likely that Rudolph, ae. 1, and John, ae. 5, would have been left behind when their parents came to America--and the early researchers were not suggesting that they were. (2) In the August Court 1750, Frederick Co., MD., appeared the following: "Memorandum: -- Frederick ONSELT, George LOY and Michael RAMAR --of Frederick County, farmers, entered into and executed a certain writing obligatory in 182 [182 lb] currency money to be paid unto Elizabeth, Mary, Appolonia, Barbara, George Peter, Rosina and Mary Magdalene on condition that the above bounden Frederick ONSELT should pay to the above-mentioned persons respective parts of their deceased father John HUFMAN's estate." Hans Peter is shown in most Frederick Co MD records as John; this is his estate. Note that only one son, George Peter, is mentioned in this litigation. Even if it included only minor children, Rudolph would have appeared on the list (18 yr in 1750). Now comes information that makes this even more unlikely. In a genealogy recently received, "Grace L. Tracey and John P. Dern, Pioneers of Old Monocacy: the early settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743," published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland 1987, is stated, "Soon after his arrival Hans Peter HOFFMAN married his shipmate Maria Appolonia TRAUT." So very obviously, neither Rudolph, born 1732, nor John, born 1728, are sons of this couple. Nuf sed. But I must also correct my statement above that Appolonia was a LAEY; this statement gives her maiden name as TRAUT. I personally have not seen the original of this, but have no reason to doubt its veracity. If anyone has documentation that either supports or our findings, we would appreciate the information--but remember, only documentation, not hearsay. Major collateral families: SWAGLER, DAGUE, HOOSIER, MILLER, MORTON, MYERS. William Huffman, now of Kansas City MO, worked on this Rudolph line for many years, and did indeed put out the first "Compendium of HUFFMAN Families." He has recently retired from active participation, but has turned his records over to Tom Pine tpine@cysource.com. and Nancy Martin nmartin@sprintmail.com. Either or both would be happy to answer questions or help make connections to the line where possible. ______________________________________________________ George Hoffman/Huffman of Ten-Mile Country (Greene Co., PA.) and Henry Huffman of Berkeley Co., PA. These two are believed to have been brothers, and possibly brothers of Rudolph above. Some land records indicate that a John HUFFMAN owned land next to Rudolph in Washington Co and was his nephew. Recent findings also indicate that the father of the three men may have been named John. Henry was the one who married Catrouche FREY. Major collateral familes: IAMS, POLANSKY, STEWART, STOUT. The best sources of info here are the owners of this website, Susi and Helen, who are descendants. Most of my information has come directly from them. __________________________________________________________ Hoffmans from Prague, Bohemia, to Upper Franconia, Bavaria, to America. If various sources are to be believed, this is a large family transplanted to America. The earliest records begin ca. the Year 1250. Peter arrived in America in 1739, settling first in Berks Co., PA., later to Dauphin Co PA. The family of his son, Johann Nicholas, in particular, later settled in Monongalia Co., now WV., a number of descendants settling in OH. At least one branch of this family settled in NJ, later moving to NY. Hans Georg, born 1689 Bavaria, died 1755 NC. His family arrived in PA., but shortly afterward removed to NC, settling in Burke and Gaston Cos., NC., later to KY., and from there into AR., IL., etc. Major collateral families: Peter: BARNES, BUFFINGTON, KISNER, KNOTTS, MILLER, SHAHAN, SIMMONS, YEAGER. Georg: BEST, BOYD, CARSWELL, CLEMMER, CLONINGER, FALLS, FEATHERSTONE, FERGUSON, HAYES, LINEBERGER, RHYNE, ROBINSON, SMITH, WALKER, YOUNG. While there are a number of primary records to be found in our compilation, we have no primary individual as source for this line. Data has come from family histories, county histories, World Family Tree (not necessarily reliable) and there is one large file on the RHYNE family file in the AOL Genealogy Forum Library. _________________________________________________________ Hofmann/Huffman from Eisern & Siegen, Nassau-Siegen, Westfalen, Prussia. John/Johannes of Germanna, Spotsylvania Co., VA., and brothers Henry and William. This is a huge file and continues to grow daily. Who were in the group of 42 persons who comprised the First Germanna Settlement, Spotsylvania Co., VA., when and how they got there, is a matter of history. Later generations, as in most genealogies, do contain discrepancies due to a lack of complete records. However, the original settlers in both the 1714 and the 1717 wave of colonists remain essentially inviolate. Church and civil records of Nassau-Siegen bear out the exodus of families in 1713 (at their own expense) headed for the New World, presumably the Carolinas. They arrived in London only to find themselves stranded by those who were to sponsor them. Eventually, by indenture, they were rescued by Spotswood, then Lt. Gov. of VA. They arrived in VA in 1714. Johannes HOFMANN, born 1692, eldest son of Johannes and Gertrud (REICHMAN) HOFMANN, a young unmarried man, was among the 1713/4 wave of settlers. His first marriage (in 1721) was to Anna Catherina HAEGER, daughter of Rev. John Henry HAEGER, who was of the group. His brother, Henry, born 1708, arrived with his family in the same general area, i.e. Culpeper Co., VA., sometime between 1740 and 1745. At this point, we must address another published misconception. The "Grace Tracey" info, mentioned in the Rudolph segment above, with references to a book by Phebe Campbell Hyatt called "Phebe Campbell Hyatt's Huffman Family Tree," seem to be the major sources for the genealogical errors following: Generation No. 3 -- John HOFFMAN (Hans Peter, Hans Georg HOFFMAN) was born 1728 in probably Germany. Please, people, above, the book had already stated that Peter and Appolonia were married AFTER they arrived in America in 1733--therefore a John born in German 1728 could not have been their son. However, the note #28 states that John Huffman was born about 1738 and died 1807. Then, Note #26 states "The lone son of Hans Peter Hoffman was Johann Georg Peter Hoffman, born November 4, 1743. Georg Lay (Loy) and his wife Elizabeth, also residents on 'Tasker's Chance,' were his baptism sponsors." The last statement agrees with the records of the Monocacy Lutheran Congregation and its sucessor, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick Co., MD. The claim that interests us most, however, is that this Johann Georg Peter is the same as a John HUFFMAN who settled in Culpeper Co., VA., dying there in 1802--and is THE "Founder of Virginia Line." There are a number of records continuing in MD on a Georg Peter who could be Hans Peter's son, so the statement that he went to Culpeper Co VA is iffy. I do not dispute the fact that a John HUFFMAN may have left MD and settled in Culpeper Co., VA., that his descendants may have gone to KY., later to TX. Nor do I dispute that this same John may have served in the Revolutionary War in 1776. Further, I do not dispute that he may have been the Founder of ONE Virginia Family--but there is no such thing as a HUFFMAN founder of THE Virginia family. Not all Virginia HUFFMANs are connected. What I do deny, catagorically and any other way necessary, is that this John had ANYTHING to do with John of Germanna- -that is, if he was born in Germany or MD. He was most assuredly not the one who decreed his two Bibles be passed around to his ten sons. (1) John of Germanna died in 1772 so could not have served in the Revolution in 1776. (2) John of Germanna was born in 1694, so could hardly be confused with John b in 1738, 1743, or whatever. (3) Fourteen children of John of Germanna are listed (presumably from the Bible) as children of this John born later--HOWEVER, very conveniently the dates of birth of these children as appearing in the Bible are not shown, nor are they shown in order. Three of the 17 children of John of Germanna had died before he did. The following 14, are by years of birth: 3. Anna Catherine, 1725 11. George, 1739 4. John II (or Sr), 1727 12. Frederick, 1740 6. Nicholas, 1731 13. Henry, 1742 7. Michael, 1732 14. Tilman, 1744 8. Jacob, 1733 15. Elizabeth, 1746 9. Paul (Baltz, Balthazar), 1735 16. Anna Margaretha, 1748 10. Wilhelm, 1737 17. Maria, 1751 Please count; you will find ten sons listed here. Several of these children are older than John of MD. There are other discrepancies appearing in the erroneous genealogy, but no need to carry this further. This apparently is in part purported to be a genealogy of Lyndon Baines Johnson, and if so, may have been professionally written for context. It cannot be construed as documentation. John of Germanna and his brother Henry had another brother who came to America: Wilhelm, the youngest of the family, arrived in 1741 in Lancaster Co., PA., later moving to York Co., PA. Accompanying him and his wife were their two surviving sons, Johannes and Johann Heinrich. They had at least one son, Jacob, after their arrival in America. My personal opinion--and this is NOT documented--is that Henry HUFFMAN, born 1739, who lived in Lancaster Co., PA., and whose descendants lived first in Clark Co., OH., later in Huntington and Wells Co., IN., is the same as Wilhelm's son Johann Heinrich. Again, there is no proof, but any documentary evidence--pro or con--would certainly be welcomed. Major collateral families: BACK, FOLTZ, HOLTZCLAW, KOONTZ, MILLER, THARP, ZENT. For information on the HUFFMAN families in Huntington and Wells Co., IN., the best contact is David Huffman dhhuffman@parlorcity.com who also lives in that area. The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, Inc., P.O. Box 693, Culpeper, VA. 22701, have published several books on the two waves of Germanna colonists, some of them specific genealogies (#3 is John HOFMANN & #5 deals with the 1714 Colony). For much, much info and history of Germanna, go to [If you wish to return to our pages you must use back button on your browser.] and click on John's Germanna Notes (compiler John Blankenbaker). There are almost 450 notes online now, and packed full of info on Germanna and Nassau-Siegen. For information on Daniel, son of George, son of John of Germanna, who settled in Shenandoah/Page Co VA, contact Melvin L Miller, MILGENCO, 625 Riverbend Road, Stanley VA 22851-9738. Melvin, who lives in the area, has been working for years on the church records, mostly of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He has compiled and printed a genealogy on Daniel and his family, among others. _________________________________________________________ Henry Hofmann/Huffman from Bockseifen, Nassau-Siegen, Westfalen, Prussia to Little Fork, Culpeper Co., VA., in 1734 There is no known relationship between the HOFMANNs of Eisern/Siegen and Bockseifen. Henry has often been confused with John's brother Henry, but they are two different people. In addition to Culpeper Co., VA., his descendants may be found in Barren, Fayette and Hardin Cos KY, Green Co., IL., etc. At present this file is fairly small, but we are building on it regularly. Major collateral families: AMISS, SETTLE, SPILMAN. Again, we have no primary individuals to reference. However, much can be found from census records, county vital records, etc. Also contact the Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia as referenced above with John of Germanna. ________________________________________________________ Christian Huffman and wife Christena Gochenour of Shenandoah and Page Co., VA. Christian HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN is believed to have arrived in America in 1792 on the ship "Fame." No earlier records have been found on him. The first record that can be directly connected with him is a 1798 deed record on land near Luray, now Page Co., VA. Christian and Christena had eight children. Many of their descendants continue to live in the Luray area today. Major collateral families: BAKER, BRUMBACK, FOLTZ, FUNKHOUSER, GOCHENOUR, HERSHBERGER, HOCKMAN, LIONBERGER, LONG, LOUDERBACK, MAUCK, PRINTZ, SMITH, SOURS, SPITLER, STRICKLER, THOMPSON, VARNER. Although I have some knowledge of this family (they are connected to my own PRINTZ and LOUDERBACK families), the best authority is Melvin Miller of MILGENCO, listed above under John of Germanna. Last year he compiled and printed a genealogy of this family, much of it based on church records, cemetery records, etc., of the community itself, his residence being in Stanley close by. An update is planned for this year, but because of a health problem may be a little late. _________________________________________________________ Frederick Huffman of Shenandoah and Page Cos., VA. Though they lived in close proximity, Frederick and Christian HUFFMAN are not known to have been related. There was much intermarriage between the two families, but no other connection. There has been some speculation, because of intermarriage, that Frederick's family may have been connected to that of John of Germanna, but again, no evidence to that effect. Frederick is believed to be Frederick III, son of Frederick Jr. of Hempfield Tp., Lancaster Co., PA., son of Frederick Sr. who arrived in America in the early 1700's. But this is still theory. Many of his descendants remained in the Page Co. area. At least one family of descendants settled in MT. Major collateral families: BLOSSER, HERSHBERGER, JUDD, VARNER Some information several years ago from a Howard Huffman of Salem OR. However, most has been gleaned from census and cemetery records. __________________________________________________________ Simeon LeGrand Huffman of Shenandoah and Page Cos., VA. Yes, this is another one from that area. He was born in 1814, Shenandoah/Page Co., VA. In his later years he and family (except son Albert Solon) moved to IN, living variously in Adams and Wells Co. Simeon died in IL in 1885. There was, incidentally, another Simeon HUFFMAN in Wells Co., at the same time, a descendant of John of Germanna. We have tentatively decided that this Simeon dropped unannounced from the sky. No one has been able to find a trace of his origins; some of his descendants continue to live in the Page Co. area. One and all will be eternally grateful for any clues to his background. Major collateral families: DOVEL, FOLTZ, HOUSDEN, KEYSER Melvin Miller, mentioned above, has been working on his family, but nothing has been published so far. _________________________________________________________ George Hoffman of Chester Co., PA. George Hoffman was born ca 1734 in Germany, died 1829, West Whiteland, Chester Co., PA. Some of the family did branch out from Chester Co., but a goodly number remained. To date nothing has been found on his origins. Major collateral families: ALEXANDER, BROUGHTON, FISHER, MOORE For additional information on the family, contact Robert Hadley bobhadley@msn.com. In a recent e-mail, he states that he now has 1020 direct descendants in his database. He expects to publish his HOFFMAN family history in January 1999. ____________________________________________________________ Benjamin Huffman of TN., IN. and MO. Benjamin Huffman was born 1781 TN, died in 1860. The family moved, settling first in IN. One of his sons, Peter, was stolen by Indians in 1812, retrieved ca 1827, but was a restless wanderer from then on. This file is mostly about Benjamin's youngest son, Milton Rufus, who settled in MO., Clinton Co. Major collateral families: BRUCE, FRANS, KIRKPATRICK, LINDLEY, PEARCY, SMITH, ST JOHN, VOILES. Very little research activity on this line recently. Originally part of William Huffman's "Compendium," information from a book by descendant, Yvonne Huffman of Raymore, MO. _________________________________________________________ Thompson Huffman of VA and Morgan Co., OH. This is a very small file, and is placed here only because it is my own HUFFMAN family. Thompson was born in VA (possibly Greenbrier Co) in 1794. He is believed to be the same as Thomas HUFFMAN who married Margaret LEMMON in Botetourt Co., VA. in 1820. The family was in Morgan Co., OH., by 1840. Nothing has yet been found on his origins. Major collateral families: The file is so small, we can't separate major lines. Anyone with questions or information may contact me. ======================================================== up-dated: Miscellaneous Families The above represent the major families in the Compendium file; there are number of miscellaneous families represented, too. These we have possibly as many as three generations. We are always looking for more data on these families. We believe some of them may connect to our established major families, some may be later found to be "major" themselves. Through continued research, we have already been fortunate enough to connect a few to existing families. Briefly, the families are: Frederick & Barbara HOFFMAN, believed to be from Baden, Ger, to NY--descscendants settled on Long Island. George & Elizabeth HUFFMAN - Augusta Co VA, 1700's. Henry & Margaret HUFFMAN - Descendants lived in Muskingum, Fairfield & Monroe Cos OH; believed to have come from Greene Co PA, 3 known children remained there: Jonathan, Elizabeth (who m Andrew COON) and Mary Ann. Frederick HUFFMAN, known in Garrard Co KY, some descendants to Putnam Co IN--may be connected to Frederick of Shenandoah/Page VA. Noah & Uriah HUFFMAN, believed to be brothers, in Coshocton Co OH--may be connected to family of Rudolph. John & Catherine HUFFMAN, in Todd Co MN, 1880 Census--may connect to Rudolph. John & Mary HUFFMAN in SC & GA, 1800's. John Washington & Emma Jane (ALIFF) HUFFMAN - Family of son John Demosthenese, b 1850 IN, to Smith & Osborne Cos KS, OK and TX. Melvin & Elizabeth (YEARLING) HUFFMAN, ca 1850, settled Ontario, MI & IN. John & Osa (KELLY) HOFFMAN, lived WV, 1 grandson Stingley in Barbour Co. Andrew HUFFMAN, b ca 1820, Family in Botetourt Co & Roanoke VA, possibly connected to those in Shenandoah Co VA or those in NC. Since Frederick of Shenandoah and Benjamin of TN are in this database, I don't know the actual number of persons in this Miscellanous group, but probably no more than 1000 for the complete list above. Most of them do have primary contacts which I will be glad to furnish. There are several other families to enter, one or two who may be major lines: Henry of Berks Co, no known connection to Peter of that area; two or three Fredericks of NY not known connections of the other Frederick of the area; a Conrad of NJ, just to name a few. No other info until they are entered. Any help will be greatly appreciated. ============================================================= Have been bombarded with mail past few days--no time to check out the material you sent on George. After I have gone thru it, made corrections, etc., I will be glad to send the file to you. Two options: I can send gedcom or snail mail. I have installed the newest Brother's Keeper which will convert a report into rich text, but unfortunately, does not have rich text in the program; that would have to be separate software. Have had glowing reports from those who have visited your Website. Very highly impressed--and so am I! Helen, you mentioned wanting to get the site listed in several places. On the URL I gave you for the Germanna Notes, is a link should be of interest. It is called "Genealogy Personal Home Pages;" the URL is: go to [If you wish to return to our pages you must use back button on your browser.] Not only does it have a lot of Home Pages listed, you also have the option of listing yours. You might like to check it out. This has a lot of traffic since it is connected to the very popular Germanna page. For the Germanna Notes themselves, I have found a better site for extracting them: Sgt. Geo. who runs the Germanna lists has them on a URL by themselves. They are in groups of 25 Notes (instead of 50) and has a complete index of each group and of the entire file. This is called "Germanna History" by John Blankenbaker. The URL: go to [If you wish to return to our pages you must use back button on your browser.] I have been trying to find Sgt. Geo's Germanna Home Page, but so far no luck. The URL I had for it comes back with a "404 file not found" error, so have to keep looking. I believe this is the one that has the Germanna news-sharing lists in toto back two or three years. However, in looking, I did find another which may serve the purpose at least just as well. It is a surname search of these lists. The URL: go to [If you wish to return to our pages you must use back button on your browser.] _____________________________________________________________ UPDATE - HUFFMAN COMPENDIUM January 1999 Have made an interesting discovery. This has not been documented by me, so still tentative, butprobably correct. In the huge family of HOFFMAN which originated in Bohemia, later Bavaria, their descendants are the ones who landed in NC, Berks & Dauphin Cos PA, NJ and NY. Martinus, whose family went to NY, and his son Nicholas are ancestors of Franklin Delano Roosevelt! I haven't checked the tree thoroughly yet, but suspect it is a ROOSEVELT tree; only direct line is shown from Nicholas down to FDR. _____________________________________________________________ (The following are all miscellaneous, not major lines as yet) MICHAEL HUFFMAN, born 1785 VA, settled Carroll Co TN - Descendants settled in TX and points West. His wife's name was Milly. I received this over a year ago, but mislaid it until recently. Primary contact: Kathy Nystrom (KathKan@aol.com) CONRAD HUFFMAN - born 1715 Germany, married a Ms KUYKENDALL, lvd first in NJ?, later Hampshire Co VA (now WV). Some of his descendants went to Pickaway Co OH & Grandview, Edgar Co IL. Those known were BEATTY descendants--probably less than 50 represented. At present the bulk of the info is from a WFT submitted by a Mr Nielson (whom I have not yet contacted) and covers the descendants of Conrad's son Benjamin & wife, Sarah CUPPY. They had 10 children. Locations: AR, MO, and dau Elizabeth's family (m Samuel STRONG) was mostly in the Philippines. SAMUEL LEWIS HUFFMAN - born 1855, Washington Co IN; died 1943, Vigo Co IN. He married 1876, Washington Co, Rebecca MONICAL, d/o Samuel & Mary (DRYDEN) MONICAL. Had at least six children. Their known descendants mostly in IN, in Washington, Jackson, Knox and Vigo Cos. This MONICAL branch was descended from the PRINTZ/PRINCE family of Shenandoah Co VA. In 1860, Samuel, 5, Wm Henry & Sylvan Morrris, twins, ae 3, were in the hshld/Lewis 60, b PA), and Elizabeth (55, b OH), Washington Co PA, who were probably the grandparents of the three boys. On the same page (152) were the families of Abraham HUFFMAN, 46, b OH, and John HUFFMAN, 37, b IN. In 1850, Lewis (55) & wife Matilda (45, b NY) with their family were in Marion Co IN (Matilda & Elizabeth may be the same person). Abraham (spelled Abram) and his family were in Dearborn Co IN. There was a John in Lewis' household, ae 23, who may be the same as John, ae 37, in 1860. No other info at this time. Maryland - all WFT's, submitters have not yet been contacted PHILLIP HOFFMAN/HUFFMAN - born bef 1795 MD, lived Somerset Co PA, married to Barbara MILLER. Most of their known descendants remained in PA - from WFT #1-1244. JOHN HOFFMAN of Frederick Co MD, b 1755 - married twiced: (1) Catherine GIBBS; (2) Elizabeth STEINER. Some descendants to LA, MO and TX; many remained in MD - from WFT #1-1181. GEORGE WASHINGTON HOFFMAN, born 1821, Frederick Co MD. He m/1 Lydia ANDERSON; m/2 Isabel KRAMER. Had 11 known children. Descendants lived in NY & OH - from WFT #1- 5875. _____________________________________________________________ Subject: New discovery Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 23:41:44 EST From: Sharhuff@aol.com To: hsdurbin1@alltel.net, SusiCP@aol.com Helen & Susi, Made an interesting discovery last night. This has not been documented by me, so still tentative, but probably correct. In the huge family of HOFFMAN which originated in Bohemia, later Bavaria, their descendants are the ones who landed in NC, Berks & Dauphin Cos PA, NJ and NY. Martinus, whose family went to NY, and his son Nicholas are ancestors of Franklin Delano Roosevelt! I haven't checked the tree thoroughly yet, but suspect it is a ROOSEVELT tree; only direct line is shown from Nicholas down to FDR. Question: Would you like me to send in an update periodically on progress? This probably would include miscellaneous families only if I was able to match them, and any other major lines discovered. By the way, in the original Synopsis, I gave you the URL for the Website that had Blankenbaker's Germanna notes. When I sent you the Miscellaneous Families, I gave you the URL for a second, better Website. Have just discovered that the original one is now showing a "404, not found," but the new one is still good. FYI, that URL again is: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~george/germhist.html Sharon (Is possibly repeated above, but didn't want to leave out anything. HSD)
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