Research/Writing in Progress: Hoffman

(Last updated 12/26/15)

Research questions:

HOW DID WILL & RACHAEL MEET? WAS ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS THEIR SMALL STATURES?

WHAT WAS THE CONNECTION TO THE GERMAN COLONY ON PGH’S NORTH SHORE? THERE ARE HOFFMANS IN VOEGTLY CEMETERY ON TROY HILL.

ARE WE RELATED TO GEORGE (b.1828) & ANNIE OF MIFFLIN CO. OR LOUIS H. (b.1856) AND MARGARET BRYSON (1862-1919) HOFFMAN OF WEST DEER TWP.? A KATHERINE BRYSON (1858-1879) MARRIED ARTEMUS H. LESLIE.

HOW DID THE ST. PAUL LUTHERANS IN PINE/McCANDLESS TWPS, WHO SPOKE GERMAN, GET ALONG WITH THE ENGLISH AND SCOTS-IRISH THERE?

Newly discovered resources:

GOOGLE “ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CEMETERY ALLEGHENY CO PA”

Articles begun:

NONE

Speculation:

GEORGE HOFFMAN WAS PART OF A RELATIVELY LATE EMIGRATION OF GERMANS TO WESTERN PA. HE WAS ATTRACTED BY THE RICH FARMLAND THERE; AND SCOTS-IRISH GIRLS AS WELL, NAMELY ANNIE.

Send your questions, corrections, additions, and ideas to me, pearce@atlanticbb.net for inclusion and full credit here and later, when future articles are posted.

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