I am helping a HOFF Family member look for his roots.
JACOB HOFF:B: 19 Sept 1808 Floyd, VA - D: 10 Mar 1873.Moved to Vermillion, Ashland Co., OH between 1808 and 1850, where he appears in Vermillion,
Ashland Co., OH, and already married to SUSANNAH (last name unk.) B: 1815 from MD (age 35 at the time ofthe 1850 Census).He was then age 41, and listed his occupation as a "farmer".By then they listed 5 children, 4 sons and one daughter:
1.JOSHUA HOFF, age 13, male (B: 1837)
2.DAVID HOFF, age 12, male (B: 1838)
3.CORNELIUS HOFF, age 8, male (B; 1842)
4.MARGARET HOFF, age 7, female (B: 1843)
5.JOSEPH HOFF, age 1 1/2,male (B; 1848)
Again, curiously, there was another member of their household with the name "HOFF":SARAH HOFF, age 24, F showing POB: MD, and a laborer named JONAS TREXLER, age 28.
CORNELIUS HOFF, the son of JACOB HOFF and "SUSANA HOFF" appears in the 1860 Census of Mifflin, Ashland Co., OH, then age 18 as a member of his parents' househod:
JACOB HOFF, age 51, B: VA
SUSANA HOFF, age 44, B: MD
1.CORNELIUS HOFF, age 18, B: OH
2.MARGARET HOFF, age 17,, B: OH
3.KOSEPH HOFF, age 11,B: OH
4.JOHN HOFF, age 8,B: OH
5.SIMON HOFF, age 6,B: OH
By 1870 they moved to Tunbridge Twp., DeWitt Co., IL at which time he was age 62 and a "farmer", per the Census.By then, they had had 3 children:
1.JOSEPH HOFF, Age, 21, male, B: OH 1849
2.JOHN HOFF, Age 18, male B: 1852
3.SIMON HOFF, age 16, male B: 185
Curiously, there was another member of his h
householf with the Hoff name, too old to be a daughter, but too young to be anything but a cousin or sister (if related at all):
4.SARAH HOFF, age 47, female.
By 1880 CORNELIUS HOFF, then age 38 appears in the Census in Texas Twp., DeWitt Co., IL.He, too, was a "farmer", then married to a MARGARET N. (then age 38, also).They listed 6 children, but another, GROVER CLEVELAND HOFF was born after the census, on 11 Jul 1885:
1.SUSAN E. HOFF, F, age 14
2.MARY M. HOFF, F, age 10
3.LOUISE E. HOFF, F, age 8
4.VERDIE L. HOFF, F, age 6
5.WILLIAM E. HOFF, M, age 4
6.WILLARD A. HOFF, M, age 1
GROVER CLEVELAND HOFF, Sr., was born on 11 Jul 1885 in Texas Twp., DeWitt Co., IL, and he appears on the 1890 Census there at age 14, with both parents ages 58.He was by then the only member of the household.
By 1910, GROVER CLEVELAND HOFF,Sr., Esq., residing in Clinton Twp., DeWitt Co., IL, was a lawyer, age 24, and married to MATTIE MAY, 22, born in IA, with both parents born in OH.They at that time had just the one son:
1.PAUL M. HOFF, age 1
By 1920, GROVER CLEVELAND HOFF, Sr., Esq., age 34, was in the same lcation, but now with two sons:
1.PAUL M. HOFF, age 11
2.DAVID G. HOFF, 3 mos/12
By 1930, GROVER CLEVELAND HOFF, Sr., Esq., appears in the Census in Chicago, Cook Co., IL with wife MATTIE MAY, the age 42, and the one son in his household:
1.GROVER CLEVELAND HOFF, Jr., age 6.He was born on 8 Sep 1923, and also went on to be an attorney. He resided at 1014 Marshall St., Paris Twp., Edgar Co., IL (217) 466-2525.Late members of his houselold were listed as:
1.ANN G. HOFF, age 63 (B: 1944)
2.DAVID H. HOFF, age 56, (B: 1950)
3.GROVER C. HOFF, age 83, (B: (1923), and
4.MARTHA G. HOFF (W#2?), age 83 B: 1924)
GROVER,Jr. served a a Corporal in the U.S. Army in WWII, and upon his death on 6 July 1997, he was buried in the Veterans' Cem., Edgar Co., 629 Young St., Paris, IL 61944.
DAVID H. HOFF, Sr., Esq. also became an attorney, and he, too had a son, DAVID HOFF, JR., who also became an attorney after graduating from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and he serves as a U.S. Attorney in Champaign, IL.
Researched by JOHN SCOTT HOFF on 15 April 2007, Chicago, IL (312) 346-8111; firstname.lastname@example.org.