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The HOFFMAN Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on HOFFMAN. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

There are no books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte that apparently deal in part with the Hoffman family.

There are 14 first-name entries for Hoffman in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Hoffman neighbors in 1890:

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Edward, 23, clerk--105 E. Logan
	Minnie H.
	Clyde 5 mos.
Harper, 25, nailer--118 E. Logan
	Ida
	William 5
	Fred 3
	Jennette

BOGGS Township:

Theodore, 17, laborer--Milesburg

HOWARD Township:

Daniel, 32, laborer--Mt. Eagle
	Mary
	Lizzie
	Anna
	Martha

MILLHEIM Borough:

Milton 4

PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Abraham, 30, cigar manufacturer
Frank, 29, cigar manufacturer--Front St.
John C., 33, merchant--2nd St.
	Emma
	May
	Irene
	Frederick 1

RUSH Township:

John, 30, clerk--Philipsburg
	Nancy C.
	William 7
	Herman 4
	Viola
	Peter 62
	Catharine

SPRING Township:

John D., 10--Bellefonte
	Cora M.
	Florence B.
William P., 40, farmer--Bellefonte
	Mary E.
	William C. 13
	Emma E.

WALKER Township:

Charles F., 76, laborer--Hublersburg
	Sophia
	Mary A.