Two things: 1) Family data showed JOHN H. HOFF (1830-1909) was born in Chesterhill, OH. However, the 1830 Census showes him an "infant" residing in Fearing Twp., Washiongton Co., OH residing with parents POWELL HOFF. SO, it appears that he might have in fact been born in Fearin gTWP. OH, and NOT in chesterhill. the family moved there apparently shortly after his birth, and not before. 2) Obit Notice MARY ANN AKINS HOFF: (Note misspelling of last name)
Mrs. John Huff [sic] Dead Mrs. John Huff, 78 years of age, died at her home, 1728 Thirteenth Street, Wednesday. Mrs. Huff is survived by a husband and seven children. The date of the funeral has not been set.
Des Moines Daily News, Thursday, February 14, 1907 page 5