It has been almost 2 years since my entry to you asking that you contact me - but so far, no success.I have seen several other of your entries on your Hoff roots, and I have sence visited Marietta and Washington Co., OH to photograph and document my Hoff line.I would have liked to have visited you and exchanged information, but I had no way to locate you while there visiting.
My Wash'g Co. Hoff roots extend via JOHN (or JONATHAN) F. HOFF who moved there with his widowed mother, SUSAN SOPHIA MOFFETT HOFF (wife and widow of the Rev. DANIEL HOFF), along with JOHN's brothers and sisters, the the extended DYE, HILL, and others, who all moved en masse from near Manassas, Pr. William Co., VA in ~1805.JOHN F. HOFF died there in Dec. 1812 on Duck Creek, Fearing Twp., Washington Co., OH.His son, POWELL HOFF (1801 VA - 1870 Dallas Co., IA), my GGgrandfather, was only 4 years old on his arrival there, along with his only brother, JOHN HARVEY HOFF.POWELL HOFF married MARTHA BREWSTER in Marietta on 25 May 1824, but they left Washington Co. by the late 1820s to move to Chesterhill, Morgan Co. by 1830, and on to Peoria and Rochester, IL by the early 1840s and on yet again to Dallas Co., IA by 1855, where he died in 1870.
So, my Marietta and Washington Co., OH roots only go from ~1805 when the Hoffs, including SUSAN SOPHIA MOFFETT HOFF (the widow of the Rev. DANIEL HOFF 9Raritan, NJ 1746 - 1802 nr. Manassas, Pr. Wm. Co., VA) arrived there from Prince William Co., VA, presumably across "Braddock Road" (now Hwy. 40), and down the Mangahillah and Ohio Rivers via flat boat.The extended Hoff Family would have included SUSAN and DANIEL's sons: JAMES HOFF and WILLIAM HOFF , as well as 'my' JOHN F. HOFF, and their two sisters who had each married DYE 1/2 brothers, JOHN DYE and SAMUEL "BUB" DYE while in VA before making the treck to OH, and all of whom are buried there in or near Marietta.
I would like to better learn HOW you are connected to one of these two HOFF brothers.I assume that JAMES HOFF and his wife, Polly Dye (a sister of the two Dye brothers that married his sisters) was the father of SAMUEL DYE HOFF and wife, Jane Ann Hannold, (if I remember correctly), and that you descend down that leg, but without a response, I guess I'll never know for sure.I visited ALL the cemeteries there with another didtant DYE relative, as Shirley Bentley from Columbus, OH, but who grew up there in Marietta.She showed me around and I photographed everything I could find.I visited the Ohio Historical Soc. at Campus Maritius, plus, I wrote the names of all the HOFFs in the current Marietta phone book, and even telephoned a few (without much enthusiastic response from them, sadly :-(, who may have thought I was selling something).
I'd sure like to know how you and they all relate to the original group that got there in ~1805.What is your exact connection to SAMUEL DYE HOFF (with exact dates, locations, spouses, and children)?I have a great deal on the other Hoff/Marietta legs I'd be happy to share with you as you do your research, as this has been a passion for me for the past 4+ years.
Since I have no way to contact you - except here, I will have to wait until you contact me, if at all.To expedite and eliminate the years of response time, I'd like to make DIRECT contact with you.You didn't respond to my earlier inquiry 2 years ago, and I hope you eventually see this!Please write or contact me directly at JOHN S. HOFF, 20 S. Clark St #2210, Chicago, IL 60603-1816 (312) 346-8111 or e/m me at