Carl Adolph Hoffman was in Menominee Co. MI in Dec 1880 when son Ervin was born but I do not find him on 1880 census. A relative sent me some slips of paper with information that was evidently copied from the original German documents.I also have his Naturalization Papers dated 14 Nov 1892,living at 359 Ludington, Menominee, Michigan, born 23 Nov 1835 Berlin, Germany. I believe he is the one buried at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, MI with death date of 10 Aug 1895. His wife, Marie Sophie Auguste Block, born March 3, 1850, should also be buried there but I have not found her.
Does anyone recognize anything here. All help appreciated. [My comments are in brackets]
[First wife and child of Carl Adolph Hoffmann Translated from German] CHRISTENING - Copy of the christening certificate of the Evangelical Church. On the 1st of March 1868 was christened the daughter of Carl Adolph Hoffmann and his wife Wilhenine Luise Franziska [Luedke], given the name Adolphine Antoine Olga, who was born on Feb. 19, 1868, and was christened afternoon 2:25 p.m. This would be officially confirmed that this is a copy of the original. (City of) Glogau 27 Jan 1875 here in the Evangelical prests? [priests?] office.
[Carl Adolph Hoffman, served in the German Army in the Franco-Prussian War -Translated from German] DISCHARGE - Herr Hoffman was in the following war with France from 22 July 1870 to 24 April 1871. By the 3rd Long Reserve Dishuit? Battalion which was in (Hanover) [Germany] He had No. 73 and he is today discharged. Behavior is good. No punishments. [signed] Mains,[Mainz] 24 April 1871 Wangenheim, Co. Commander,Occupation Battalion.
[Translated from German] MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE - Dec 26, 1871 Carl Adolph Hoffmann, printer & machinist lived in Lienden, (probably a widower) born in Berlin [Germany] 23 Nov 1835. Married to Miss Marie Sophie Auguste Bloir [should be Block], born March 3, 1850 Entered in Church books (probably Catholic) [crossed out and Evangelical written above] Married in Langlesheim Dec 26, 1871 by G. Ballengtdt, Pastor [or Ballenztdt]