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Re: JONATHAN HOFF of Marietta and Warren Twp., Wash'g Co., OH
Posted by: BILL HOFF (ID *****4176) Date: May 27, 2007 at 16:41:54
In Reply to: Re: JONATHAN HOFF of Marietta and Warren Twp., Wash'g Co., OH by JOHN HOFF of 886

MAY 27, 2007

I ADMIRE AND RESPECT THE WORKS OF JOHN SCOTT HOFF AND THE LATE ARNOLD HOVEY, BUT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

1. BRUCE'S MIDDLE NAME IS LUMAN (NOT LAMAR).

2. WHILE BRUCE AND I ARE BOTH DESCENDANTS OF POWELL HOFF (1801-1870), BRUCE IS A DESCENDANT OF NATHANIEL BREWSTER HOFF (1844-1920) AND I AM A DESCENDANT OF POWELL DUDLEY HOFF (1840-1918).

3. PRUDENCE HOFF (1828-1847) WAS AMOS' GRANDDAUGHTER AND DIED IN ROCHESTER, ILLINOIS. SHE NOR AMOS' WIFE, PRUDENCE (POWELL) HOFF ( ??-??) ARE BURIED IN THE HOFF-PRAIRIE CEMETERY (PER THE DALLAS COUNTY, IOWA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY) AND THERE IS NO HEADSTONE FOR A PRUDENCE HOFF THERE.

4. RALPH HOFF (1882-1969) TYPED HIS FORMERLY HAND WRITTEN FAMILY HISTORY BEFORE HIS DEATH, IN WHICH HE CORRECTED HIS PREVIOUS ERROR REGARDING NANCY (HOFF) BLANCHARD (1825-1850). THIS WAS LONG BEFORE JOHN STARTED POSTING WRONG INFORMATION.

THESE INACCURACIES AND OTHERS ARE, TO ME, AN INDICATION THAT JOHN'S THEORIES ARE FULL OF HOLES.

THE WRITINGS OF POWELL'S GRANDSON, RALPH, ARE CERTAINLY MORE CREDIBLE THAN THAT OF POWELL'S FIRST COUSIN FOUR TIMES REMOVED, ARNOLD HOVEY.

MY WRITING SKILLS ARE PITIFUL WHEN COMPARED TO JOHNS, BUT I STAND BY MY ACCURACY. FOLLOWING IS MINE FROM JANUARY 2, 2007.


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO THE UNFOUNDED AND INCORRECT POSTINGS BY ARNOLD LAKE HOVEY AND JOHN SCOTT HOFF. THEY BOTH STATE THAT JONATHAN HOFF (1775-1812) AND ELIZABETH (DUNCAN) HOFF (1785-1839) WERE THE PARENTS OF POWELL HOFF (1801-1870). THIS IS WRONG.

THE PARENTS OF POWELL WERE AMOS HOFF (1775-1855) AND PRUDENCE (POWELL) HOFF.

MY REASONS FOR THESE STATEMENTS ARE:

AMOS WAS THE FIRST GRAVE (PER THE GRIMES, IOWA CENTENNIAL) IN THE HOFF
PRAIRIE CEMETERY. AMOS IS BURIED NEXT TO POWELL (POWELL’S WIFE, MARTHA (BREWSTER) HOFF, IS BURIED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF POWELL). THE MARKERS FOR AMOS AND POWELL HAVE AN ENGRAVED HAND WITH THE INDEX FINGER POINTING SKYWARD.

POWELL GOT HIS NAME FROM HIS MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME. POWELL NAMED ONE OF HIS DAUGHTERS PRUDENCE (NONE WERE NAMED ELIZABETH OR BETSY). POWELL NAMED ONE OF HIS SONS AMOS (NONE WERE NAMED JONATHAN).

SEVERAL DESCENDANTS OF DIFFERENT CHILDREN OF POWELL HAVE FAMILY DOCUMENTATION SHOWING AMOS AS POWELL’S FATHER.

MY UNCLE, PAUL HARRY HOFF (1919-1974), DISTRIBUTED A HAND WRITTEN FAMILY TREE SHOWING AMOS AS POWELL’S FATHER. UNCLE PAUL WAS THE GRANDSON OF POWELL DUDLEY HOFF (1840-1918).

KEVIN HOFF, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, WROTE A 22 PAGE DOCUMENT IN 1994 SHOWING AMOS AS POWELL’S FATHER. KEVIN IS THE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDSON OF WILLIAM H. HOFF (1826-1904).

THE LATE ORA (LAMAR) HAMELL, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, WROTE A LETTER, DATED APRIL 23, 1964, TO NEAL ELLIS KELLY. IN THIS LETTER SHE CLEARLY STATES TWICE THAT POWELL WAS THE SON OF AMOS. ORA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF WILLIAM H. HOFF.

WILLIAM WESLEY GREER, OF WILLIAMS, CALIFORNIA, SENT ME A PERSONAL FAMILY HISTORY IN OCTOBER 2005 THAT SHOWS AMOS AS THE FATHER OF POWELL. BILL IS THE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDSON OF WILLIAM H. HOFF.

MICHELLE RANEE (JOHNSON) FOX , PRESIDENT OF THE DALLAS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, OF MINBURN, IOWA, AGREES THAT AMOS WAS POWELL’S FATHER. MICHELLE POINTS OUT THAT POWELL WAS BORN ALMOST A YEAR BEFORE JONATHAN AND ELIZABETH WERE MARRIED AND THIS DID NOT HAPPEN IN THIS TIME PERIOD. MICHELLE’S HUSBAND, JEFFREY ROBERT FOX, IS THE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDSON OF MARTHA (HOFF) WOOD (1842-1875),

BREWSTER LUMAN HOFF, OF FREEPORT, TEXAS, HAS THE CONCLUSIVE PROOF IN TWO HAND WRITTEN DOCUMENTS FROM HIS UNCLE, RALPH H. HOFF (1883-1969), THAT AMOS WAS THE FATHER OF POWELL. RALPH WROTE A LETTER DATED JUNE 27, 1948 TO HIS NIECE, JANET HOFF, IN WHICH HE STATES VERY CLEARLY THAT AMOS WAS THE FATHER OF POWELL. RALPH ALSO PUT TOGETHER, WITH HIS BROTHERS, A HOFF FAMILY RECORD LISTING THE CHILDREN OF POWELL. MOST IMPORTANTLY IT SHOWED AMOS AS FATHER OF POWELL. BRUCE IS THE GRANDSON OF NATHANIEL B. HOFF (1844-1920) AND RALPH WAS NATHANIEL’S SON.

THESE ARE FAMILY HISTORIES, PASSED DOWN TO THE DESCENDANTS OF FOUR OF POWELL’S CHILDREN (WILLIAM H., POWELL DUDLEY, MARTHA AND NATHANIEL B.). THESE HISTORIES ARE INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER AND PASSED DOWN BY SEPARATE FAMILIES.

THIS IS FAR MORE ACCURATE THAN THE POSTINGS OF HOVEY AND JOHN SCOTT HOFF.

BRUCE HAS A COPY OF A LETTER WRITTEN BY HOVEY, DATED MAY 21, 1989, TO TED HOFF (BRUCE’S FIRST COUSIN) THAT STATES ENOCH WAS THE FATHER OF POWELL. IT APPEARS THAT HOVEY, AT A LATER DATE, THROUGH A FLIP OF A COIN, WHIM OR HUNCH NAMED JONATHAN THE FATHER OF POWELL, WITHOUT ANY PROOF.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO PASS AN ACCURATE FAMILY HISTORY TO OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.


SINCERELY,

BILL HOFF

6214 PARKER STREET
OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68104
402-553-8029
WHHOFF@AOL.COM


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