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Johan P. and Paulina Hoffman
Husband's Full Name: Johann Phillip Hoffman
Husband's Place of Birth: Wallroth, Germany
Husband's Father's Name: Johann Peter Hoffman
Husband's Mother's Name: Katharina Elisabeth Stockhausen
Husband's Siblings' Names: Engelbert, Johann Phillip
Wife's Full Name: Paulina Bartsch
Wife's Place of Birth: Germany
Wife's Father's Name: unknown Bartsch
Wife's Mother's Name: unknown
Wife's Siblings' Names: Charles Bartsch ??
Children's Names: Frederick, Emma, John P, William, Charles, Phillip
Johann Hoffman who was born in 1870, emigrated from Germany and obtained a land patent in the Manfred area, where he married and started his family.
Johann’s wife, Paulina Bartsch Hoffman, was born in Germany in 1871 and died in Manfred 1901. She is buried in the cemetery to the south and west of Manfred, this is known as the Manfred Township Cemetery. In that cemetery also buried are Mrs. Charles (Katharina) Bartsch who died in 1908 at 56 years of age and Emily Bartsch, who died at age 14 in 1895.
Their children were born in rural Manfred, Wells, North Dakota between the years 1891 and 1899.
According to the county newspaper, Johann (Phillip) sold his threshing outfit in September 1905, had an auction sale selling all his stock, farm machinery and household goods in December of 1905. Phillip and his family left shortly before Christmas in 1905 for their future home in Bowie, Maryland where Mr. Hoffman had purchased a plantation of 500 acres, which contained the customary quota of huts and black tenants.