Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Elisabeth Hoffman (1824 - 1892), wife of Jacob

Also in the Fehler Cemetery (or Albrecht/Albright), like last week's tombstone of Caspar Hoffman, is the gravestone for the wife of the oldest of the Hoffman siblings, Elisabeth (Zollinger) Hoffmann. The listing stone was very hard to read, but we could make out her name and dates:
wife of Jacob Hoffmann
born 14 Oct. 1824
died 29 Dec. 1892

We don't know if Jacob was buried here as well. We have never found his death information. He was still alive at the time of the 1900 census so he should have had a county death record, but he did not. His wife is recorded in a book of funeral home records, but again, Jacob does not appear there. Transcriptions from the cemetery are online HERE.

Their daughter was buried nearby. In 1999 her gravestone was leaning over, face toward the ground making it very hard to read. When we returned in 2002, it was lying on the ground face up. Hers reads (all in German):
Geb. Hoffmann
GEST. 17 JAN. 1875
Im Aller von
23 J. 2 M. 14 T.

Photos taken 18 June 2002

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