Thursday, April 9, 2015

William Hoffman, 1830-1894

William Hoffman and his wife, the former Elizabeth Ohlemacher, were natives of Germany. By 1880 they were residing in Sandusky, Ohio where Mr. Hoffman worked at a lime kiln. In 1880, the children in the Hoffman home were Dora, age 21, Lizzie, age 15, Willie, age 14, and Phillip, age 9. Daughter Hermine was already married by 1880, to Ernest Heyman. After being injured in an accident, William Hoffman died on April 7, 1894. An obituary which appeared in the April 9, 1894 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that William Hoffman died at the home of his daughter and son in law, James and Lizzie Turney. Sadly, two deaths took place at the James Turney residence within twenty four hours. The mother of James Turney, Mrs. Mary Turney, passed away on April 8, 1894. What a difficult time this must have been for the Turney family, to lose two loved ones at the same time. William Hoffman was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery next to his wife Elizabeth, who had passed away in 1890.

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