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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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JACOB HOFFMAN, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 31, P. O. Lowell, was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1828, and came to America in 1837 with his people, who settled in Coshocton County, Ohio. He was engaged in the hardware and tinware business in the State for a few years, after which he engaged in farming and stock-raising, and carried it on actively in Ohio until 1869, when he came here and has been actively identified with his present industry since. In 1862, he was married in Holmes County, Ohio, to Miss Sarah J. Harris, who was born and reared in Holmes County. They have a family of two sons and two daughters living— Elmer W., Mary E., Delia M., Edgar A. He has been an active member of the F. & A. M. Society for the last twenty-five years. He and his family are active members and supporters of the Methodist Church here. His farm contains 117 acres of improved land, well fenced, watered and stocked; nice dwellings, barns and stables, and a nice orchard of about 400 trees, of a full variety of fruit.

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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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