Our Hoffman Family Tree

(Going back 6 Generations to Germany)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated family)

George Hoffman (1828-1907)
Annie Katherine Brown* (1829-1890)
Rachel Elizabeth Hoffman (1866-1946)
William James Campbell (1859-1954)
Bertha Ione Campbell (1893-1980)
Paul Barton Gray (1892-1977)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

*Possibly sister of Elizabeth K. Brown (1824-1916), who was wife of Dowling Norris (1829-1858) – parents of my great grandparents, Robert and Annie Sim(s) Norris Gray. This was probably a case of third generation cousins marrying when my grandfather, Paul Barton Gray (1892-1977), Elizabeth Brown’s grandson, married Bertha Ione Campbell (1893-1980), Annie Brown’s granddaughter. Notice that Elizabeth and Annie each have the middle initial “K,” which we believe stood for Katarina (German for Katherine).


Family tradition, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & Cemetery records, McCandless Twp.

Various Ancestry.com Public Member Family Trees & other documents

4 Responses to Our Hoffman Family Tree

  1. dee decoste says:

    George & Annie also had a daughter Margaret Hoffman B. 3/8/1846 D.9/11/1901

    • Larry Pearce says:

      Dear Dee,
      You wrote about a year ago, and since then I have researched your Margaret Hoffman of NJ only to find that she is of a different family than my George and Annie Hoffman of Allegheny Co., PA. Many public trees on Ancestry.com confirm my findings. Unfortunately, the many George Hoffman descendants seem to have similar names, which makes genealogy very confusing. Please write if I can answer questions. Thanks for putting me onto this research.

  2. admin says:

    On Mon, 1 Apr 2013 16:41:23 -0400
    Kimberly Pollock wrote:
    Hello, My g-g-grandfather was Michael J Hoffman born 1844 in Germany. He
    married Elizabeth Krause born 1847 in Germany. They immigrated to Warren
    PA about 1873. I cannot find much information on them. Are these people
    also associated with your family tree? I cannot find the name of a town in
    Germany where they came from. One document states Bavaria, as you know is
    a large area. Any suggestions on where I should look?

    Thanks so much,

  3. admin says:

    Hi Kim,
    I have very little on my maternal Hoffmans except whom I believe to be the first and last of the siblings, with 20 years and a whole state between them. (See Hoffman Vitals.) Your 1844 Micheal would work, although Warren is over 100 miles from father George’s home near Pittsburgh. One great irony is that my Wife’s mother was a Krause from Somerset Co. and MAryland, and Prussia (farther north than Bavaria. There is a Krause Auto Sales in Oberamergau in Bavaria.). Have you read that material on my page?

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