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Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Posted: 1295940298000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hoffman, Hoffmann, Collins, Spencer, Menne, Wattier, Deneen
I have been researching the family of Peter Alphonso Hoffman and Catherine Collins of Wisconsin. I have been unable to locate some information on all the family members and have yet to find a death date and place for either of them.
WHAT I DO KNOW: Peter Alphonso Hoffman was born Dec 1867 in Fond du Lac Co., WI to Peter Hoffman (son of Anthany/Anton and Catharine Hoffmann from Germany) and Selina (Caelena) Wattier (dau of Clovis Wattier and Anna Marie Lippert). his mother died in 1868. His father married Theresia Menne, and they had Joseohine, Anna, Joseph L. Albert and Marry V. Hoffmann.
1870Census: Brothertown, Calumet, Wisconsin
1880Census: Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin
Marriage: 25 May 1897 in Marathon Co., Wisconsin to Kate Collins (b.May 1872, WI) daughter of Pat Collins and Helen Deneen.
Child: Mark Hoffman, b. 23 Nov 1899 at Wabeno, Forest, Wisconsin. [deceased by 1905 census]
1900Census: Cavour, Forest, Wisconsin 1905Census: Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Child: Esther E. Hoffman (b. 1901-1903, WI)
Child: Helen M. Hoffman, born 22 Feb 1903 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Married Elbert Aaron "Happy" Spencer in 1926 Forest Co., Wisconsin. Their children are John Mark, Jean Helen, Elbert Edward, David Arthur and Mary Ann Katherine. 1910Census: Laona, Forest, Wisconsin 1920Census: Laona, Forest, Wisconsin
1930Census: Eau Pleine, Marathon, Wisconsin [Pete is living with half-brother Joseph and his family]
1930Census: Laona, Forest, Wisconsin [ Katherine is living with daughter Helen Spencer and family]

What happened to Esther after her graduation from Laona HS in 1921?
What happened to Pete and Kate after 1930? They are not in Wisconsin death indexes on ancestry. [I couldn't find a good match]
Does anyone have these people in there tree?
Is there anyone available in the mentioned areas, to do look-ups?
I have checked WIGENWEB and the local historical and Genealogical societies, as well as searching any indexes in the area libraries. I even did google searches!
Any help much appreciated.

Re: Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Posted: 1295947533000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hoffman, Hoffmann, Collins, Spencer, Menne, Wattier, Deneen
Residence: 18 Dec 1931, Laona, Forest, Wisconsin (per sister Josephine's obit)

Re: Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Posted: 1361051345000
Classification: Query
Birth: Dec. 24, 1865
Jericho (Calumet County)
Calumet County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1942
Forest County
Wisconsin, USA

My great grand uncle

Local Man Found Dead Along Road

Peter Anthony Hoffman, 76, of Crandon, a resident of Forest County for over 40 years, was found dead about 11 o'clock Sunday morning along a side road, a few hundred feet west of highway 55-32, at the north outskirts of Crandon. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Feight of Range Line discovered the body in a water-filled ditch. They saw a hat floating on the water when they passed the scene with a load and reported it to the sheriff's office.
Coroner Dr. O.S.Tenley of Wabeno was called and after conducting an investigation with Sheriff Drank Sturzl decided that death was due to accidental drowning or a heart attack. Hoffman was reported last seen alive at about 3 o'clock Sunday morning and officials believe he fell into the ditch a short time later.
Mr. Hoffman was born Dec. 24, 1865 at Jericho, Calumet county and spent his childhood days at Unity. He lived at Statford at a time before his marriage to Katherine Collins at Webber Town on May 25, 1898. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wabeno, where he held the office of town assessor. A short time later they moved to Laona when many of the public buildings were being built. Being a carpenter by trade he helped build the Hotel Gordon, Laona State bank, Club House, hospital and other Laona buildings.
His wife preceded him in death Jan. 3, 1936, and a son Mark, passed away at the age of two years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. W. Wenzel of Green Bay and Mrs. E.A. Spencer of Crandon; two half-brothers, Joe Hoffman of Statford and Albert Hoffman of Minneapolis, Minn., and a half-sister Mrs. Allan (Allain) of Marshfield.
Funeral services were conducted by Father George Kiefer at 9:30 Tuesday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church, with burial in the Crandon Lakeside cemetery.
The pall-bearers were Jesse Ramsdell, Leo Samz, Harry O'Donnell, Carl Ashbeck,and Art Gruentzel of Crandon and Charles Marshall of Argonne.
Those from out-of-town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Wenzel and son of Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoffman of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Miller of Unity and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marshall of Argonne.

Family links:
Peter Hoffman (1847 - 1882)
Selina Wattier Hoffman (1844 - 1868)

Katherine T Collins Hoffman (1865 - 1936)

Esther Hoffmann Wenzel (1901 - 1989)*

*Calculated relationship

Re: Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Posted: 1361060629000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info.

Re: Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Posted: 1362265582000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1362265846000;

I think these may be of help. You can also follow links and send messages at Findagrave.

Please let me know if this helps! - Carol

There are quite a few Selina Hoffman(n)at FAG

I see you already had some of this information, but following the links seems to open a lot more.

Re: Peter & Catherine Hoffman - Wisconsin (1867-?)

Posted: 1362346625000
Classification: Query
I had been notified about these before. I appreciate the effort however. Thanks.
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