Hoffman Genealogy Page

Jacob & Christena (Beam) Hoffman of Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania

Loretta Nixon and myself envisioned this page to help us find others who are searching the Jacob Hoffman family.  I am a 3rd Great-Grandson of Mary (Hoffman) Brown and Loretta is a 2nd Great-Granddaugher of Samuel Hoffman.  If you are a Jacob Hoffman descendant please contact me so we can share information and put your contact information up on this page.

Rachel (Shaffer) and Gillian Hoffman
Rachel (Shaffer) Hoffman (1801-1866) and Gillian Hoffman (1797-1885)
Gillian is son of Jacob & Christena Hoffman
Photo courtesy of Dorothy Northenscold
Samuel Hoffman Mary Brown
Samuel Hoffman (1809-?)
Son of Jacob & Christena Hoffman
Photo courtesy of Loretta Nixon

Mary Hoffman (1811-1872)
Daughter of Jacob & Christena Hoffman
Wife of Henry A. Brown
Photo courtesy of
the late Mrs. Thelda (Wise) Gunter, formerly of Claypool, Ind.

Jacob & Christena Hoffman were residents of Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania.
They had 11 children:

Sarah Hoffman who married Michael Stern
Philip Hoffman who married Elizabeth Kimmell
Jacob Hoffman who married Eva Guten
Gillian Hoffman who married Rachel Schaffer
Martin Hoffman who married Hannah E. Cupp
Elizabeth Hoffman who married Jacob Woy
John Hoffman who married Nancy Nophtzinger
Christena Hoffman who married David Zimmerman
Catharine Hoffman who married Peter Friedline, thence William Risheberger
Samuel Hoffman who married Elizabeth Woy
Mary Hoffman who married Henry A. Brown

Samuel Hoffman purchased a Bible from the estate of Jacob Hoffman, his father. It seems possible that a descendant of Samuel could have this Bible. If you know the location of such a Hoffman Bible, please contact me.

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Barrone, Adam J.Mary Hoffman Brown descendant
Bovenschen, KathySarah Hoffman Stern descendantKathy's Kinfolk
Brown, Floyd R.Mary Hoffman Brown descendant
Hallberg, Nancy D. (Welsh)Catherine Hoffman Friedline Risheberger descendantNancy Hallberg Homepage
Hurlbut-Malone, DeborahGillian Hoffman descendant
Martin, PamelaSamuel Hoffman descendant
Nixon, Loretta D. (Dalbey)Samuel Hoffman descendant
Northenscold, Dorothy (Libbey)Gillian Hoffman descendant
Schrader, JackMary Hoffman Brown descendant

• Sarah (Hoffman) Stern and husband Michael kept a family bible.

• Martin Hoffman died in New Orleans, Louisiana coming home from California.  His wife, Hannah, died in McHenry Co., Illinois.

• William & Catherine Risheberger remained in Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylania and are buried in the Hoffman Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery there.

• Samuel Hoffman moved to Cedar Co., Iowa in 1844 and died in California.  His wife, Elizabeth is buried at Howard Cem., Gower Twp., Cedar Co., Iowa.

Henry & Mary Brown bought their farm in Monroe Twp., Allen Co., Indiana about 1846 and are buried in the Brown Cemetery on their farm.

Jacob Hoffman Estate Document

To Michael Stern and Sarah his wife late Sarah Hoffman take notice that an inquest will be held at the late dwelling house of Jacob Hoffman deceaced in the Township of Jenner in the County of Somerset on Wednesday the 14 day of February 1844 for the purpose of making partition of the real estate of said deceased to and among his children and representatives if the same can be don without prejudice to or spoiling the whole otherwise to value and appraise the same according to law at which time and place you can attend if you think proper.

Dec 14 1843
G. Philipps, Shff.

Letter found in the 1813 Michael Stern Bible
Contributed by and © 2000 Kathleen S. Bovenschen
11763 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI 48160-8833
Kathy's Kinfolk

Hoffman Zion Ev. Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy of Brian J. Ensley, Central City, PA

Hoffman Zion Ev. Lutheran Church
Jenner Twp., Somerset Co., Pennsylvania

This is the church which is named after our Hoffman family.  It was built on the Hoffman property.  Jacob Hoffman and others were charter members.  Many of the early Baptisms took place there.