Hoffman and Allied Families

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  • ID: I255
  • Name: Hans Henrich HOFFMAN
  • Given Name: Hans Henrich
  • Surname: Hoffman
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt Aug 1712 in Bockseifen, Westfalen, Prussia 1
  • Christening: 11 Sep 1712 Freudenberg, Westfalen, Prussia 2
  • Death: 1783 in , , Virginia 3 4
  • Event: Signed an Oath to the King of England Arrival in America 23 Sep 1734 Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania
  • Note: Henry was 22 and Margaret was 20 when they arrived in America. The ship was a Galley called the "Hope", about 15 feet wide and about 100 feet long. 127 people were delivered safe to Philadelphia on this trip. The ship Captain was Daniel Reed, who in 1733 (one year before) had delivered 228 people on the same ship. The trip started in Rotterdam, which even today is the second busiest port in the world! They left in June, with a stop in Cowes England. They probably left Cowes about July 10th, as it was about 10 weeks on the water from England to Philadephia. 5
  • Event: Matthias arrives in America 8 Oct 1737 Philadelphia, , Pennsylvania
  • Note: Henry's brother arrived in Philadelphia on a ship called the "Charming Nancy". He settled in Bethlehem, PA with the Moravians.
  • Event: 327 Acres from William Deathridge Land Purchase 24 Mar 1747 Orange County, Virginia
  • Note: This was in Orange County, but this land became part of Culpeper County when it was created in 1749. It is just east of Highway 229, and south of Colvin Rd, about 4 miles north of Rixeyville, VA. 6
  • Event: Visit of Moravian Missionary 29 Mar 1748 Little Fork, , Virginia
  • Note: This was the occasion of Henry receiving a letter from his brother Mathew (Matthias) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
  • Event: 225 Acres from Jacob Holtsclaw Land Purchase 25 Aug 1748 Little Fork, VA
  • Note: This is the land about a mile southeast of Jeffersonton, VA., in what was then Orange County. Culpeper County was established in 1749, and all of our Hoffman's land has been a part of Culpeper since then. 7
  • Event: 250 Acres from James and Elizabeth Pendleton Land Purchase 18 Sep 1755 , Culpeper, Virginia
  • Note: In his will, Henry leaves to his son Tilman half of the land he bought from Maj. James Pendleton, and the other half to son John. In the deed for this land it says "James and Elizabeth Pendleton of Culpeper County to Henry Huffman, weaver, for L70 current money, 250 acres in the north Rappahanock River..." This indicates that at least at this time he was a weaver. The inventory of his estate contains several items typical of the weaver trade. (In the deeds of the early to mid 1700s, the occupation of the participants was often mentioned) 8
  • Event: Writing of Will 25 Apr 1767 , Culpeper, Virginia
  • Note: He describes himself as "being of perfect mind and memory, tho weak of body", but went on to live 16 more years. 9
  • Event: Recording of Will 15 Sep 1783
  • _UID: 7851ADE31EE24F5282055886A921FBEA0E1A
  • Change Date: 22 Sep 2009 at 18:39
  • Note: Holtsclaw says that H. H. Hoffman was christened on 22 Sep 1712, and the Family Search web site says 11 Sep 1712. This is most likely a difference in the old calendar and the new calendar, as there is an 11 day difference in the two calendars. He was obviously born a short time before the christening. His family was from the village of Bockseifen in the Parish of Freudenberg. The birth dates of his children are mostly estimated. Some can be approximated by when the grandchildren of Henry were born, and in the rest of the cases, they are inserted in the order mentioned in the Will. Tilman is known to be the oldest, since he filed a document with Henry's Will, relinquishing any advantage he might have otherwise have claimed as the oldest son. Since Margaret was 20 years old in 1734 and did not have any children when arriving at Philadelphia, we must assume that Tilman was born soon after that, as Margaret apparently went on to have at least 12 children, at least 13 if Elizabeth and Elsibeth are truly two separate daughters.



    Father: Johan Henrich HOFFMAN b: 4 Apr 1680 c: in Freudenberg, Westfalen, Prussia
    Mother: Anna Margaretha MUELLER b: Abt 1680

    Marriage 1 Anna Margretha HUETTENHEN b: Abt 1714 in , , Prussia
    • Married: 4 Jun 1734 in Freudenburg, Westfalen, Prussia 10 11
    • Note: Henry and Margaret were married the same day, in the same church, as Hans Jacob Fishback and Catherin Holdinghaussen. These two couples seem to have left together almost immediately for the move to America. Henry and Jacob sign their names next to each other in Philadelphia, and then they both bought land from Jacob Holtsclaw on the same day, 14 years later in the Little Fork, near todays Jeffersonton, Virginia.
    • Change Date: 15 Sep 2009
    Children
    1. Has Children Tillman HOFFMAN b: Abt 1736 in , , Virginia
    2. Has Children John HOFFMAN b: Abt 1738
    3. Has No Children Mary HOFFMAN b: Abt 1739 in , , Virginia
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth HOFFMAN b: Abt 1741 in , , Virginia
    5. Has No Children Joseph HOFFMAN b: Abt 1743
    6. Has No Children Harman HOFFMAN b: Abt 1745
    7. Has Children Alice HOFFMAN b: Abt 1746 in , , Virginia
    8. Has No Children Henry HOFFMAN b: Abt 1747
    9. Has No Children Elsibeth HOFFMAN b: Abt 1748
    10. Has No Children Susannah HOFFMAN b: Abt 1750
    11. Has No Children Catherine HOFFMAN b: Abt 1751
    12. Has No Children Eve HOFFMAN b: Abt 1753
    13. Has No Children James HOFFMAN b: Abt 1756

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Nassau-Siegen Immigrants/Holtzclaw-1964
      Title: Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750
      Author: B. C. Holtzclaw
      Publication: Harrisonburg, Virginia: The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1964.
      Page: 365.
      Quality: 2
      Date: 4 Apr 2009
    2. Abbrev: Family Search Pilot Record Search Site
      Title: database, \i http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html\i0  
      Author: Family Search
      Page: accessed 10 mr 2009), German Baptisms - Hanss Henrich Hoffman.
      Quality: 2
      Date: 25 Jul 2009
    3. Abbrev: Nassau-Siegen Immigrants/Holtzclaw-1964
      Title: Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750
      Author: B. C. Holtzclaw
      Publication: Harrisonburg, Virginia: The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1964.
      Page: 367.
      Quality: 2
      Date: 4 Jun 2009
      Text: Henry Huffmans will.....probated Sept 15, 1783 (W.B "C", p.30)
    4. Abbrev: Nassau-Siegen Immigrants/Holtzclaw-1964
      Title: Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750
      Author: B. C. Holtzclaw
      Publication: Harrisonburg, Virginia: The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1964.
      Page: 10.
      Quality: 2
      Date: 28 Mar 2009
      Text: Passengers on the ship "Hope" 1734, Philadelphia, included Hans Hendrick Hofman aged 22, and Anna Margaret Hofman aged 20.
    5. Abbrev: Pennsylvania German Pioneers
      Title: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, II
      Author: Ralph Beaver Strassburger LL.D.
      Publication: Camden, Maine: Piction Press, 1992.
      Page: II: 132,134.
      Quality: 3
      Date: 25 Jul 2009
    6. Abbrev: Orange County Deed Book 11
      Title: Library of Virginia, Richmond
      Author: Virginia. Orange.
      Page: Deed Book 11: 48-49, Deathridge to Huffman, 24 Mar 1747; Microfilm for 1747
      Quality: 3
      Date: 25 Jul 2009
    7. Abbrev: Orange County Deed Book 11
      Title: Library of Virginia, Richmond
      Author: Virginia. Orange.
      Page: Deed Book 11: 83-84, Holtsclaw to Huffman, 25 Aug 1748; Microfilm for 1748
      Quality: 3
      Date: 25 Jul 2009
    8. Abbrev: Cukpeper County Deed Book 1750s
      Title: Culpeper County Deed Book . Library of Virginia, Richmond
      Author: Culpeper. Virginia.
      Page: 1755 Book: 317-319, Pendleton to Huffman, 18 Sep 1755;
      Quality: 3
      Date: 25 Jul 2009
    9. Abbrev: Culpeper Will Book C
      Title: Will Book C.
      Author: Virginia. Culpeper County.
      Page: p. 30-33, Will of Henry Huffman, 15 Sep 1783; Microfilm for Culpeper Conty Wills
      Quality: 3
      Date: 25 Jul 2009
    10. Abbrev: Family Search Pilot Record Search Site
      Title: database, \i http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html\i0  
      Author: Family Search
      Page: accessed Mar 2009), Marriage of Hans Henrich Hoffman and Anna Margretha Huetenhen 1734.
      Date: 28 Mar 2009
    11. Abbrev: Nassau-Siegen Immigrants/Holtzclaw-1964
      Title: Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750
      Author: B. C. Holtzclaw
      Publication: Harrisonburg, Virginia: The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1964.
      Page: 370-375.
      Date: 28 Mar 2009
      Text: These pages list the children of this marriage.
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