my great-grandmother Leontine was born in 1866
From 1880 to 1885 Leo looked after rev. Lemms kids at St Katharinen.
She followed her husband to Narva (Kreenholm in 1886) , however Dr Ferdinand Hoffmann ,Leontines husband. died in 1916;
after spending some years at Kuressaare & Tallinn
she had to leave Estonia in 1939 (Nazi-Soviet-Pact) and died in 1944 in todays Swiecie...
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Here is an account of "Marienhof" because Leontines
husband was "Papachen" Hoffmanns grandson :
near the little church Klein St Marien in northern Estonia (today the church is called Vaike Maarja Virgin Mary kirik) my ancestor ,Peter Johann "Papachen" Hoffmann, in 1817 bought a humble estate which he called"Marienhof ".
PJH was a merchant from Reval/Tallinn .
PJH opened a shop at "Marienhof" and as there was no competition he became rich in no time .
A proper manor house was built- a long wooden building that can be seen even to-day.
PJHs son, Georg, erected a small building for officials.
In that building (?), the first Klein Marien/Väike -Maarja school for girls was opened in 1902.
The place as well housed the first hospital in Klein Marien/Väike-Maarja with four beds .
A Hoffmann worked as a doctor at that hospital.
In 1891, probably because of the competition by the newly opened railway-line, "Marienhof" was sold by "Papachens" son Georg , to an Estonian called Jaan Allik who had become wealthy on running a tavern.
Obviously, the place has suffered a lot since then - though the attached drawing of 1978 shows that quite a bit was left even after those 100+ years
But, when my Estonian friend Uku drove up there in 2009
to kindly take some photos the place looked rather
From the fifties until the end of Soviet time (1991) Marienhof (or Muuriku Mois ) was part of a colchos.
Müüriku mõis “Marienhof” paikneb Väike –Maarja Simuna maantee ääres umbes 1 kilomeetri kaugusel Väike – Maarjast Simuna poole. (GoogleEarth -----> 59° 7' 46.65", +26° 15' 55.49 )
Mõis on rajatud 19. sajandil (1817) Tallinnast pärit kaupmehe P. J. "Papachen" Hoffmanni poolt, kes avas siin kaupluse. Konkurentsi puudumise tõttu osutus äri edukaks. Mõisahoone ehitati ühekorruselise pika puumajana mis on säilinud tänapäevani. Veel ehitas PJH mõisahoone kõrvale väikese maja ametnikele. Aastal 1891 müüs "Papachen" mõisa oma pojale Georgile. Georg H. müüs Müüriku mõisa eestlasele Jaan Allikule, kes oli rikastunud kõrtsipidamisega. Hoones, mis paiknes ametnikemajast tagapool (ei ole säilinud), avati 1902. aastal Väike-Maarja tütarlastekool. Ametnikemajas avati hiljem Väike-Maarja esimene nelja voodikohaga haigla kus arstideks olid Hoffmannid. Tänapäeval on nii mõisa peahoone kui ka ametnikemaja kasutusel korterelamutena