Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Hoffecker Family

I located the Hoffecker family while I was visiting the Forest Cemetery in Middletown, Delaware. Once again this is what I refer to as a quick pull. I gather the information of the tombstones and then pull what I can while researching from my computer at home.   

                                  JAMES R. HOFFECKER       MARY ADALAIDE
                                       AUGUST 19. 1837                     Wife of
                                    FEBRUARY 16. 1915           James R. Hoffecker
                                                                                Born Mar. 6th  1841
                                                                                Died Aug.  1st  1874


                                                MARY P.                          ELIZA T.
                                          DAUGHTER OF                DAUGHTER OF
                                     JAMES R. & MARY A.     JAMES R & MARY A.
                                            HOFFECKER                   HOFFECKER
                                     BORN DEC. 20TH 1862.    BORN AUG. 16TH 1864     
                                      DIED FEB. 25TH 1881.        DIED AUG 8TH 1890          


               

[1]1850 United States Federal Census in St. Georges Hundred of New Castle County in the state of Delaware.  Henry D Hoffecker, head of household, male, white, d.o.b. abt. 1808 in Delaware 42 years of age at the time of the census.  Occupation listed as farmer with the value of real estate owned at 10,700. Mary H Hoffecker is listed as wife, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1813 in Delaware 37 years of age at the time of the census. Mary E Hoffecker is listed as daughter, white, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1835 in Delaware she was 15 years of age at the time of the census.  James R Hoffecker is listed as son, male, white, d.o.b. abt. 1837 in Delaware, he was 13 years of ae at the time of the census.  Also listed in the house, William Beel, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1814 in Delaware, he was 36 years of age at the time of the census.  Arvis Gray, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1817 in Delaware, he was 33 years of age at the time of the census.  Adam Harris, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1837 in Delaware, he was 13 years of age at the time of the census.
[2]1860 United States Federal Census in St. Georges Hundred of New Castle County in the state of Delaware.  James R Hoffecker, head of household, male, white, d.o.b. abt. 1838 in Delaware, 22 years of age at the time of the census.  Margarett Knight, female, white, d.o.b. abt 1830 in Delaware, 30 years of age at the time of census. Mary C Knight, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1852 in Delaware, 8 years of age at the time of the census. Steven Brister, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1832 in Delaware, 28 years of age at the time of the census.  Wm Dale, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1845 in Delaware, 15 years of age at the time of the census.  Hary Brister, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1850 in Delaware, 10 years of age at the time of the census.

[3]1870 United States Federal Census in St. Georges Hundred of New Castle County in the state of Delaware. James R Hoffecker, head of house hold, male, white, d.o.b. abt. 1838 in Delaware, 32 years of age at the time of the census. His occupation is listed as farmer with value of personal estate at 4500. Mary A Hoffecker, wife, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1842 in Delaware, 28 years of age at the time of the census. Her occupation is listed as keeping house. Mary P Hoffecker, daughter, female, white, d.o.b. abt.  1862 in Delaware, 8 years of age at the time of the census. Her occupation is listed as at home.  Eliza T Hoffecker, daughter, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1864 in Delaware, 6 years of age at the time of the census. Her occupation is listed as at home. Clara A Hoffecker, daughter, female, white, d.o.b. abt.  1865 in Delaware, 5 years of age at time of the census. Her occupation is listed as at home. Anna A Hoffecker, daughter, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1867 in Delaware, 3 years of age at time of the census.  Her occupation is listed as at home.  John J Hoffecker, son, male, white, d.o.b. abt. 1869 in Delaware, 1 year of age at time of the census. His occupation is listed as at home.  Also listed Levina Chambers, female, black, d.o.b. abt. 1848 in Maryland, 22 years of age at time of the census.  Her occupation is listed as Domestic Servant and she couldn’t read or write. Jas Williams, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1832 in Maryland, 38 years of age at time of census. His occupation is listed as farm laborer and he couldn’t read or write. Wm H Sadler, male, black, d.o.b. abt. 1854 in Delaware, he is 16 years of age at the time of the census. His occupation is listed as farm laborer and he couldn’t read or write.  
[4]1880 United States Federal Census in Saint Georges of New Castle county in the state of Delaware. James R. Hofecker is listed as head of house hold, widower, male, white, d.o.b. abt. 1838 in Delaware, both of his parents were born in Delaware. His occupation is listed as Farmer-Gentleman, he is 42 years of age at the time of the census.  Mary P. Hofecker, daughter, single, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1863 in Delaware, both of her parents were born in Delaware. Her occupation is listed as housekeeper, she is 17 years of age at the time of the census. Lida T. Hofecker, daughter, single, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1865 in Delaware, both of her parents were born in Delaware. Her occupation is listed as at school, she is 15 years of age at the time of this census.  C. Burly Hofecker, daughter, single, female, white, d.o.b. abt.1866 in Delaware. Her occupation is listed at school, she was 14 years of age at the time of this census.  Anna Hofecker, daughter, single, female, white, d.o.b. abt. 1868 in Delaware. Her occupation listed at school, she was 12 years of age at the time of this census.  John J Hofecker, son, single, male, d.o.b. abt. 1869 in Delaware. His occupation listed at school, he was 11 years of age at the time of this census. Also listed Louisan Wolford, servant, male, black d.o.b. abt. 1860 in Delaware. His occupation is listed as domestic, he is 20 years of age at the time of this census.  Jacob Wisher, servant, male, malato, d.o.b. abt. 1850 in Delaware. His occupation is listed farm hand, he is 30 years of age at the time of this census.  Wm H Tillen, male, black, d.o.b. 1854 in Maryland.   

[5]Delaware Marriage Records 1806-1933 list James Roberts Hoffecker  male, age 54, d.o.b. abt. 1837 shows his father as Henry D and mother Mary H, marriage date 24 Dec 1891. Spouse listed Caroline Robinson Burnham, female, age 47 shows her father as James H and mother Elizabeth A.

[6]1900 United States Federal Census New Castle county in the town of Middletown the state of Delaware. James Hoffecker is listed as head of household, male, married, white, d.o.b. abt. Aug 1837 in Delaware, both parents born in Delaware.  He was 62 years of age at the time of this census, married for 8 years. It shows that he can read, write, speak English and owns his home. Caroline Hoffecker is listed as wife, female, married, white, d.o.b. abt. Sep 1844 in Delaware, both parents born in Delaware. She was 55 years of age at the time of this census, married for 8 years. It shows that she could read, write and speak English.

[7]1910 United States Federal Census in the town of Middletown in New Castle County state of Delaware. James R Hoffecker is listed as head of household, male, married, white, d.o.b. abt. 1838 in Delaware, both parents born in Delaware.  He was 72 years of age at the time of this census, married twice. Caroline R Hoffecker is listed as wife, female, married, white, d.o.b. abt. 1844 in Delaware, both parents born in Delaware. She was 66 years if age at the time of this census. Clara A Hoffecker is listed as daughter, female, divorced, white, d.o.b. abt. 1866 born in Delaware, both parents born in Delaware. She was 44 years of age at the time of this census. John J Hoffecker, grandson, male, single, male, d.o.b. abt. 1895 in Delaware, both parents born in Delaware. He was 15 years of age at the time of this census.  Also listed on this census is Mary Price listed as boarder, female, single, white, d.o.b. abt. 1861 in Maryland, both parents born in Delaware. She was 49 years of age at the time of this census.


[1] 1850 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 14 July 2015) Provo,UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
[2] 1860 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 14 July 2015) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d
[3] 1870 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 14 July 2015) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
[4] 1880 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 14 July 2015) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
[5] Ancestry.com. Delaware Marriage Records, 1806-1933 (http://www.ancestry.com; accessed 14 July 2015) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Delaware. Delaware Vital Records. Microfilm. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.
[6] 1900 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 14 July 2015) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. 
[7] 1910 United States Federal Census Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 14 July 2015) Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.