New branch of Hoffner family--surnames Woods and Jewell
Hello Hoffner Cousins,
Here is a branch of the Hoffner family I have not yet seen explored, with surnames of Woods and Jewell.I thought I would post it here in case anyone has any connection with these family members.I have recently come across a very beautiful, very old family photo album from the late 19th century of the Jewell residences in Bismark, North Dakota, Virginia, Lake Melissa in Minnesota, and Washington, D.C.The photos are remarkably detailed and many photos show portraits of our ancestors in lovely dresses and suits of that time period. The Hoffner ancestor in this case is Rebecca B. Hoffner, born between 1838 and 1839 in Ohio, and moved to Jones, Hancock, Indiana after her March 18, 1855 marriage to William Jeremiah Woods.Here is her genealogy:
1.John George Hoffner (1735 - 1799) m. Mary Zumwalt abt. 1762.
2.Their son Jacob Henry Hoffner (1765 - 1846)in Germany m. Maria/Mary Magdalene Shuman/Schuman/Sherman (1767 - 1840)
3.Their son Samuel Hoffner (b. abt. 1798) m. Anne (b. abt. 1809)--they moved to Indiana in the 1850s.
3.Their daughter Rebecca B. Hoffner (b. abt. 1838 and sister to my great great grandmother Jeannette Hoffner Millard) m. William Jeremiah Woods on March 18, 1855 in Marion County, Indiana.They had 3 children--Katie (Kate Templeton) Woods, Grace Woods, (many lovely portraits of them at different ages) and Charles Woods.
4.Kate T. Woods (abt. 1862) married Marshall Henry Jewell (b. April 29, 1857) in 1882.It is Kate who complied the lovely, large album of all of their homes, including the interiors, family gatherings, and tea/garden parties, all taking place between 1885 and 1920.They had two sons (many pictures of them as well:) Paul Marshall Jewell born August 12, 1896 in New York, and Ralph Rodney Jewell, born March 02, 1899 in the District of Columbia.
If you have any interest in these families or have a connection, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks so much,