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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DAVID HOFFMAN, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 35, P. O. Melrose, was born in Northumberland County, Penn., in 1825, and was actively identified with his present industry there until 1864, when he located in St. Joe County, Mich., and carried on his business there until 1876, when he located here, and has been successfully connected with his present industry here since. In 1855, he married Miss Martha H. Daugherty, of his native county. They have two sons— John Calvin and Jacob Harvey. His farm contains eighty acres of improved land, well stocked and fenced; an orchard of 220 fruit trees, of a full variety of apples, peaches, pears, etc.; good dwelling, barns and stables. Since locating here, Mr. Hoffman has worked very actively in the growth and development of the industrial life of this locality.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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