Friday, December 18, 2009

Albert Hoffman, younger son of Caspar

Originally posted on 26 Apr 2009

Here is a picture of Caspar Hoffman's son Albert. He grew up in Illinois and with his brother and sisters was orphaned in 1877 at the age of nine. He eventually went to New York where he married, had a daughter, but lost his wife quite young. He then joined his brother Henry H. Hoffman and sister Suzie in San Francisco. There he worked as a waiter.

The strange thing about this particular photo is that it is the work of a photo studio in Council Bluffs, Iowa. That is on the Missouri River across from Nebraska. He looks rather young in it. The location never made any sense to me, but I may have found a missing part of the family living in nearby Red Oak, Iowa!

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