Posted By:John Scott Hoff
Subject:JOHN H. HOFF (1830-1909 Dallas Co., IA)
Post Date:June 04, 2005 at 13:08:07
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JOHN H. HOFF (Biographical Data Entry): B: 11 Apr 1830 Chesterhill, Washington, Co., OH, D: 31 Mar 1909 Dallas Co.,IA). He married MARY ANN AKINS (1833-1907) in 11 Mar 1855 in Des Moines, IA. He was one of the 12 children of POWELL HOFF (13 Aug 1801 Prince William Co., VA - 6 May 1870 Dallas Co., IA)& MARTHA BREWSTER (28 Aug 1802 Ostego Co., NY - 28 Jan 1892 Dallas Co., IA). JOHN H. & MARY ANN HOFF had 8 children:
1. JOHN CASSIUS HOFF (5 Mar 1875 Dallas Co., IA - 10 Mar 1960 Des Moines, IA);
2. JESSIE HOFF(1872-1888);
3. CHARLES WORTH HOFF(1880-1947);
4. WILLIAM HOFF(1855- ? );
5. OSCAR "SHORTY" HOFF (1858 - 14 Dec 1941 Br. Col., Canada);
7. KATE HOFF (CAMPBELL)(1860-1929); and,
8. HILY HOFF (Died in infancy).
JOHN H. HOFF, then age 12, moved with his parents to Rochester, IL where POWELL purchased 4,000 acres in ~1853, and sold-off lots in parcels. In ~1854, then at age 23 they moved again to homestead new land and farmed nearby his father POWELL HOFF in Walnut Twp., Dallas Co., IA. JOHN H. HOFF and father, POWELL farmed separately in adjacent Townships (John in Boone Twp.) in Dallas Co. The JOHN H. HOFF family homestead is now the site of the DSM Golf & Country Club. JOHN H. HOFF is buried in the Waukee Cem., IA with his 3 daughters and wife MARY ANN AKINS (B: Indiana 1833 - died Waukee 1907, Dallas Co., IA) nearby are the plots of her parents, NATHANIEL and AMANDA ATKINS (note spelling differences) and several siblings.
(information submitted by his grt. grandson JOHN SCOTT HOFF @ (312) 346-8111 in Chicago at work, or E/Mail <>)