Database

Jacob Hoffmann

Jacob Hoffmann[1, 2]

Male 1836 - 1914  (77 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Jacob Hoffmann  [1
    Born 18 Sep 1836  Mackwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Gender Male 
    Baptism Abt 1855  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

     
    Emigration 1883  [7, 8

     
    Jacob Hoffmann Emigration Record
    Jacob Hoffmann Emigration Record
    Hoffmann Emigration.jpg
    Hoffmann Emigration.jpg
    Moved Between 1883 and 1884  [9
    Moved from Fairbury to Strawn
     
    Moved 1886  [9
    Farmed near Forrest
     
    Naturalization 9 May 1889  Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10

     
    Moved 1891  [9
    Bought 160 acres 1/4 mi. east and 1/4 mi. north of Fountain Creek
     
    Jacob Hoffmann Homeplace
    Jacob Hoffmann Homeplace
    Census 1900  Fountain Creek, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11

     
    Jacob Hoffmann, 1900 Census
    Jacob Hoffmann, 1900 Census
    Moved 1908  [9
    Rented farm to son Andy and moved to Fairbury
     
    Census 1910  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12

     
    Address:
    4th Street
     
    Jacob Hoffmann, 1910 Census
    Jacob Hoffmann, 1910 Census
    Jacob Hoffmann 1910.jpg
    Jacob Hoffmann 1910.jpg
    Name Jacques Hoffmann  [13
    Occupation Farmer
     
    Religion Apostolic Christian
      [9
    Religion Protestant
      [13
    _COLOR 21
     
    Died 20 Jan 1914  Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 14

    Buried Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Graceland Cemetery
     

    Notes 
    • The Hoffman and Slagel Families

      The Hoffman Family

      Cissna Park Bicentennial

      Submitted by Thelma Reed

      Jacob Hoffmann Family

      Jacob Hoffmann was born in Germany September 18, 1936. He was of a fam
      ily of seven children, Nick, Peter, Charles, Jacob, Lorance, Adam and M
      argarite. His sister and brothers never migrated to America, so Jacob l
      ost track of them.

      Jacob was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church and married Annett
      e Meyer at Romacourt, France in 1857, where they made their home. To t
      his union ten children were born: Lisa, Anna, John, Catherine, Madelei
      e, Sophie, Eugenie, Caroline, Marie and Joseph.

      In 1874 Annette passed away. In 1875 Jacob married Christine Schmidt o
      f Butte, Alsace Lorraine. Three children were born in France: Louise, L
      ydia and Paul.

      In 1882 they sent two of their daughters, Catherine and Anna Schott and f
      amily to Gridley, Illinois, where friends lived. Jacob and Christine s
      tarted to make arrangements to go to Illinois the following year.

      On April 24, 1883, Jacob and sons Paul and Joseph went to Paris to book p
      assages, Christine and 7 of the children followed the next day. John a
      d Lisa, who were married, never did follow to America. Twice ships we
      e filled before they could board, so they had to stay in Antwerp, Belg
      ium for five days. The ship's company paid for their hotel and meals u
      til they sailed May 2. They arrived in Philadelphia two weeks later, b
      oarding a train for Fairbury, Illinois that same evening.

      Jacob worked on farms there, then rented acreage at Strawn, Illinois wh
      ere Andy was born in 1884. In 1886 they farmed near Forrest, Illinois w
      here Maggie was born. In 1891 they bought 160 acres 1/4 mile east and 1
      /4 north of Fountain Creek, Illinois, where Sam and Lucy were born. Jac
      ob farmed until 1908 when Christine passed away. He rented his land to s
      on Andy and moved to Fairbury, Illinois, where he died January 1914.


      Jacob Hoffman

      Jacob Hoffman passed away at his home in this city Tuesday evening, Jan
      uary 20, at 6:20 o'clock. He was born in Germany, and at the time of h
      is death was aged 77 years, 4 months and 2 days. Mr. Hoffman was the f
      ather of thirteen children, five boys and eight girls, all of whom are l
      iving. They are: John, of France; Joseph, of Roanoke; Paul, of Fairbu
      y; Andrew, of East Lynn; Sam, of Peoria; Mrs. Albert Swing, Francesvil
      le, Ind.; Mrs. Phillip Yost, Forrest; Mrs. S.R. Stoller, Mrs. J.G. Swin
      g, and Mrs. Orville Farney, Fairbury; Mrs. Anna Schott, Mrs. Geo. Bauer
      , Cissna Park; Mrs. Jefferson Spring, Danvers.

      Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman and family came to America about thirty years ago, a
      d for a time lived in the vicinity of Forrest and Strawn. He moved to C
      issna Park about twenty-three years ago, and about five years ago moved t
      o Fairbury, where he resided until his death. He was married twice, hi
      s second wife passing away five years ago.

      Mr. Hoffman was a good Christian man and well liked by everyone.

      Funeral services will be held from the German Apostolic Church of this c
      ity this afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Fairbury cemeter
      y.


      Information on the Zeeland from http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/
      amalfi/13/shipuz.htm#Z
      ZEELAND(1)
      The "Zeeland" of 1888 was the ex-Cunard vessel "Java" built in 1865 by T
      hompson's of Glasgow. She was bought by the Red Star Line in 1878 and l
      ater renamed "Zeeland". Her dimensions were 2866 tons, length 337ft, be
      am 42.9ft, speed 12 knots. She had a clipper stem, one funnel and three m
      asts. There was accommodation for 160 1st class and 800 3rd class passe
      gers. She sailed throughout her career with Red Star from Antwerp to e
      ither NY or Philadelphia. In 1889 she was sold to the French and was re
      amed "Electrique" and in 1892 was converted to a British sailing ship a
      d renamed "Lord Spencer". She went missing while on passage from San F
      ancisco to Queenstown in 1895. This vessel is described in the Cunard a
      chives as the "Java" [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List byTe
      d Finch - 19 June 1997]


      From http://belgium.rootsweb.com/migr/ships/z/ship_zeeland.html
      Zeeland I (1873-1905)

      Ship: Zeeland
      Type:
      Built: 1865
      Owner: BI
      Flag: GBR
      Size: 2,866
      Speed:
      Line: RSL
      In service: 1878
      Master:
      Additional info:
      rebuilt GBR 1892 as sailing ship,
      renamed Lord Spencer, lost on 1st trip
      Out of service: 1889 (sold)
      Former name: Java (Cunard)
      Renamed: renamed Electrique (1889)
      Picture: Kint, Vervoort; Anuta: Peabody
      Source: Kint, Vervoort

      June 2, 1900 Fountain Creek Twp., Livingston, Illinois Sup 6 Enum 14
      23 23 Hoffman Jacob Head W M Sept 1836 63 M 25 France France France 188
      3 17 No Farmer O yes yes yes O M F 5
      ---Christine Wife W F Mar 1850 50 M 25 7 6 France France France 1883 17 y
      es yes no
      ---Paul Son W M May 1878 22 S France France France 1883 17 No Farm Labo
      er O yes yes yes
      ---Andrew son W M May 1884 16 S Illinois France France Farm Laborer O y
      es yes yes
      ---Maggie Daughter W F Sept 1888 11 S Illinois France France at School 7 y
      es yes yes
      ---Sammie Son W M Sept 1891 6 S Illinois France France at School 8
      ---Louisa Daughter W F July 1893 6 S Illinois France France at School 8

      April 21 1910 Fairbury City, Indian Grove Twp., Livingston, Illinois Su
      p 8 Enum 28 Ward 2
      4th St
      18 18 Hoffman Jacob Head M W 74 Wd Ger German Ger German Ger German 188
      0 na English own income yes yes O F H
      ---Lucy Daughter F W 16 S Illinois Ger German Ger German English none y
      es yes

    Person ID I30  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 31 Dec 1969 

    Father Nicolas Hoffmann,   b. 9 May 1799, Mackwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1873, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Marie Madeleine Freyermuth,   b. 22 Sep 1805, Weyer, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1857, Mackwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1827  Weyer, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13

    Family ID F30652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Annette Meyer,   b. 13 Dec 1827, Grostenquin, Moselle, Lorraine, France
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1874, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1857  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    Children 
     1. Elisabeth Hoffmann,   b. 23 Jul 1853, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Hoffmann,   b. 24 Sep 1859, Remicourt, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1919  (Age 59 years)
     3. John Hoffmann,   b. 1861, Roncourt, Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1936, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Catherine Marie Hoffmann,   b. 2 Feb 1862, Remicourt, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1931, Francesville, Pulaski, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Magdalena Hoffmann,   b. 29 Apr 1863, Remicourt, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1943, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Sophie Hoffmann,   b. Jun 1864, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1901, Woodford, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     7. Eugenie B. Hoffmann,   b. 1 May 1865, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1900, Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     8. Caroline E. Hoffmann,   b. 1867,   d. 1936  (Age 69 years)
     9. Marie Hoffmann,   b. 11 Feb 1870, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1933, Cissna Park, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     10. Joseph Hoffman,   b. 2 May 1872, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1967, Morton, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     11. Hoffmann,   b. 7 Jun 1874, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1874, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Christina Schmidt,   b. 30 Mar 1850,   d. 16 Sep 1908, Cissna Park, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1875  Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [15

    Married 23 Jan 1875  Butten, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

     
    Avis mariage Jacob  Schmidt Catherine_1_2.jpg
    Avis mariage Jacob Schmidt Catherine_1_2.jpg
    Married 23 Jan 1875  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

     
    Children 
     1. Louise Hoffmann,   b. 25 Nov 1875, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1884, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     2. Lydia Hoffmann,   b. 25 Feb 1877, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1957, Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Paul Hoffmann,   b. 7 May 1878, Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1933, Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Andrew Hoffmann,   b. 22 May 1884, Strawn, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1953, Cissna Park, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Maggie Hoffmann,   b. 18 Sep 1886, Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1939, Tremont, Tazewell, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     6. Samuel J. Hoffmann,   b. 1887, Fountain Creek, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1978, Cissna Park, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Lucy Hoffmann,   b. 1888, Fountain Creek, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1836 - Mackwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - - Abt 1855 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1857 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1875 - Renaucourt, Haute-Saone, Franche-Comte, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - 23 Jan 1875 - Butten, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - 23 Jan 1875 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - - 9 May 1889 - Livingston, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1900 - Fountain Creek, Iroquois, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - ,Address:
    4th Street - 1910 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1914 - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Graceland Cemetery - - Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United States
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet A.jpg
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet A.jpg
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet B.jpg
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet B.jpg
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet C.jpg
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet C.jpg
    Jacques Hoffmann
    Jacques Hoffmann
    IMG_0816
    IMG_0816
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet, Part 1
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet, Part 1
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet, Part 2
    Jacob Hoffmann Pamphlet, Part 2
    Jacob Hoffmann, Part 3
    Jacob Hoffmann, Part 3
    Jacques Hoffmann
    Jacques Hoffmann

  • Sources 
    1. [S294] Jacob Hoffmann .

    2. [S115] Daniel Hoffmann Geneanet Tree .
      Lists "Jacques Hoffmann" as alternate spelling.


    3. [S136] Descendants of Philipp Schmidt .

    4. [S256] Graceland Cemetery Records .

    5. [S115] Daniel Hoffmann Geneanet Tree .

    6. [S1710] Alsace-Lorraine, France Citizenship Declarations (Optants), 1872 .

    7. [S722] The Hoffman and Slagel Families .
      Jacob and sons Paul and Joseph went to Paris to book passage on April 2
      4, 1883. Christine and 7 children followed the next day. Had to stay i
      Antwerp five days, sailing May 2. Arrived Philadelphia two weeks lat
      er, boarding a train for Fairbury that same evening.


    8. [S294] Jacob Hoffmann .
      Left Antwerp on May 2 on the Zealand. Arrived Philadelphia on May 16 a
      t 4 p.m. The same evening boarded a train at 8 for Fairbury. Arrived F
      airbury, May 19 at 6 a.m.


    9. [S722] The Hoffman and Slagel Families .

    10. [S2505] U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) , accessed; 16 January 2017; Jacob Hoffmann
      .

    11. [S16] 1900 Census .

    12. [S23] 1910 Census .
      His daughter Lucy was living with him.


    13. [S1712] Archives Departmentales du Bas-Rhin .

    14. [S580] Obituary of Paul Hoffmann .
      His father passed away in this city January 20, 1914


    15. [S3577] Etat civil, Renaucourt, 1873-1882 , accessed; 7 January 2020; Hoffmann/Lambin Surnames
      .