Aug 01

Tombstone Tuesday–Emma V. Huffman

Emma V. Huffman, Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2017 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Emma V. Huffman, located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery, aka Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Emma V
Dau of
G.F. & S. Huffman
Died
Dec. 25, 1903
Aged
19 Y.  9 M. 6 D.

Emma was the second child born to George Ferdinand and Sarah Roseann (Dodge) Huffman. She was born 19 March 1884, as calculated from the information on her tombstone.

The George and Sarah Huffman resided in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, for the first few years after they married in 1877 but moved across the state line to Indiana by March 1884, where their daughter Emma was reportedly born.

The family attended Zion Chatt for a time but there is no mention of Emma in the church records.

The George Huffman family in 1900, Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana: George F, 46; Sarah, 44; Burrell, 24; Emma, 16; Nora, 13; Mary 10; Maggie, 8; and Francis, 3. Emma was reportedly born in Indiana. [1]

Emma V. Huffman, Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2017 photo by Karen)

Emma died 25 December 1903, most likely in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. I could not locate her death certificate on-line and it was not recorded in Zion Chatt’s records.

 

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.11A, dwelling & family 198, Geo F Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1240357, NARA microfilm T623, roll 357.

Jul 28

Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm’s German-American Cookbook, 1892

While looking through some of those old German books that once belonged to my Schumm ancestors I found a very old cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm (1861-1921). She was the wife of Louis Schumm and mother of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm.

Das Deutsch-Amerikanische Kochbuch, Illustrirt, (The Illustrated German-American Cookbook), 1892, owned by Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm

This book is titled Das Deutsch-Amerikanische Kochbuch, Illustrirt, (The German-American Cookbook, Illustrated), published in Chicago, Illinois, copyrighted 1892. “The Handbook for Kitchen and Dining.”

The German-American Cookbook, 1892

Written inside the front cover is Sarah Schumm, 1893, likely written by Sarah herself. She would have purchased the book very soon after it was printed.

Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm, 1893, German-American Cookbook

As I looked through the book I quickly noticed that it was much more German than American and that the illustrations were few and far between. It was printed in Gothic typeface in Fraktur style, a print that is hard for me to read and difficult to differentiate between certain letters.

I really do not know German. I know a couple verbal greetings—guten tag, guten morgan, guten abend–good day, good morning, good evening. I can read a tiny little bit of German, what I call “church German,” the handwritten German in church records. You really don’t need to know a lot of German to translate church records. Being able to read the old Gothic script and knowing a few key words like born, baptized, married, died, and buried is about all it takes. Being familiar with the surnames is also tremendously helpful.

At any rate, I thought it would be fun and interesting to look at some of the recipes my great-grandmother might have used over 100 years ago.

Fische (Fish) recipes, 1892 German-American Cookbook

I tried to translate a couple recipes from the cookbook using Google Translate. I had moderate success and it was slow going. However my cousin Linda was able to help me with the translations. Here from Pennsylvania for our annual Miller reunion, Linda stayed at our house last weekend. She lived in Germany for about 18 years and has a pretty good working knowledge of the language. She helped translate some of those recipes and we had fun going through the book. We even came up with a sample meal menu using recipes from, which I have included at the end of this post.

We found it difficult to translate every word and some of the translations are very literal. The Germans like to combine words, making some long, descriptive words. In addition the order of the words in their sentences is unusual for us today.

The recipes are different, to say the least. They used different measurements and the recipes often do not indicate the cooking time or temperature. It makes you wonder how they controlled the temperature in a wood-fired oven.

Inhalts Verzeichnis (Table of Contents), 1892 German-American Cookbook

Some examples from the Inhalts Verzeichnis (Table of Contents):

Suppen (Soups)

  • Ueber Suppen (About Soups)
  • Gemusesuppen (Vegetable Soups)
  • Milchsuppen (Milk Soups/cream soups)
  • Fruchtsuppen (Fruit Soups)
  • Tilchsuppen (Table Soups)
  • Weinsuppe mit Graupen (Wine Soup with Barley)

Puddinge (Puddings)

  • Warme Puddinge (Warm Puddings)
  • Brotpudding (Bread Pudding)
  • Pfannkuchen Pudding (Pancakes Pudding)

Gemusen (Vegetables)

  • Blumenkohl (Cauliflower)

Gemuse and Kartoffelspeisen (Vegetables and Potatoes)

Kloesse (Dumplings)

  • Buchweizengruesskloesse (Buckwheat Dumplings)
  • Reisklosse (Rice Dumplings)

Eier, Mehl und Milch-Speisen (Egg, Flour and Milk Dishes)

Salat (Salads)·

  • Krabbensalat (Crab Salad)

Aspicks, Gelees, Sandwiches, etc. (Clear jellies [animal fat], Jellies, Sandwiches)

Torten (Cakes)

  • Kartoffeltorte (Potato Cakes)
  • Apfeltorte mit Butter Teig (Apple Cake with Butter Pastry)
  • Brottorte (Bread Cake)
  • Pfannkuchen (Pancakes)

Gefrorenes (Frozen)

There is a whole chapter on Knodel (Dumplings)

Below are a few of the recipes we tried to translate:

Sauerbraten (”angry” Roast Meat): 4-4 ½ pounds beef; 2 pints vinegar, 2 pints water, onion cut in two; add bay leaves, marjoram, 3-4 cloves, thyme, small tablespoon of pepper, salt; make fire, cook marinade and marinade beef for 24 hours. Put bacon on the bottom of roasting pan… [This recipe was too long and complicated and we stopped translating at this point.]

Rumauflauf (Rum Soufflé): take the peel of a lemon or apple and a little cup of rum. Follow the recipe for zitronenauflauf/lemon soufflé.

Zitronenauflauf (Lemon Soufflé): Beat 93 grams of butter and 186 grams of fine sugar; add a tablespoon of potato flower (cornstarch); mix in 10 egg yolks and the grated peel from 2 lemons. Drop egg whites and strained juice after each other into the batter. Beat the egg whites and fold into the mixture. Bake a half hour.

Zitronenauflauf (Lemon Souffle) recipe, 1892 German-American Cookbook.

Schokoladen Auflauf (Chocolate Soufflé): Instead of coffee you take 62 grams of grated chocolate, 1/2 pint of cream, 93 grams of sugar, while the other is treated and finished as indicated.

As you can see, some things may have been changed or lost in the translations.

The cookbook also includes some recipes with beer and spirits. After all, the Germans like their beer.

Schaumsuppe “Foam Soup” (Sparkling Wine)

Weissweinsuppe mit Sago (White Wine Soup with Tapioca)

Rotweinsuppe mit Sago (Red Wine Soup with Tapioca)

There are also recipes for Beer Soup with Bread, White Beer Soup with Tapioca, and a recipe for Grogg.

Eierbier (Egg Beer): beat six egg yolks with 60 grams of sugar 1/4 hour then add pint of cooked [warm/heated] beer and a little bit of ginger or nutmeg.

Biersuppe zum Trinken (Beer Soup to Drink): Take a good liter of brown beer and a little bit of ginger and cook, add 2 egg yolks, a cup of sweet cream, and a little sugar, beat together and put in a cup with “toasted fine bread pieces” [croutons].

Gluehwein (“Happy Wine”): 1 bottle red wine, 93 grams sugar, lemon peel, a cinnamon stick and 6 dried cloves; simmer and strain.

This cookbook even had the 1890s German version of a Bloomin’ Onion: Zwiebeln Gebacken, in Bier-Teig (Onion Baked in Beer Batter).

I remember having at a meal at St. Paul Lutheran, Liberty Township and Bessie Regedanz made a German dish that consisted of baked onions and apples, Zwiebel mit Apfel in German. Unfortunately this cookbook did not appear to have that recipe.

One of the few illustrations in the Illustrated German-American Cookbook, 1892

The last chapter of the cookbook is Grossmutter’s Hausreglen und Ruthe—“Grandmother’s House Rules and Advice,” which includes a paragraph on what to do when someone is sick. This would probably be an interesting chapter, but it was just too difficult to translate.

Below is the menu for a traditional German meal that Linda and I put together from recipes included in the book.

A traditional German meal would start with a soup, followed by a salad. The main course would consist of meat and potatoes or dumplings. The meal would conclude with dessert.  Our special German meal:

Ochsenschwanz Suppe (Ox Tail Soup)

Rotkohlsalat (Red Cabbage Salad): finely shred a small head red cabbage, sprinkle salt over top, let sit for an hour, add oil, vinegar, white pepper

Your choice of Sauerbraten (marinated roast beef or pork), or Hasenpfeffer (Rabbit)

Spatzel (Noodles)

Zitronenauflauf (Lemon Soufflé)

Disclaimer: I do not guarantee the accuracy of any of these translations. Make them at your own risk.  At any rate, this book makes a nice addition to my cookbook collection, even if I can’t read it.

Jul 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Sarah R. (Dodge) Huffman

Sarah Roseann (Dodge) Huffman, Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. (2017 photo by Karen)

This is the mausoleum marker of Sarah Rosanna (Dodge) Huffman, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The vault is inscribed:

Mother
Sarah R. Huffman
1854-1947

According to Zion Chatt’s records Sarah Rosanna/Roseann/Rose Ann Dodge was born 12 February 1858, while her death certificate gives her date of birth as 12 February 1854. She was born in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana, [1] the daughter of Hamilton and Mary (Sparks) Dodge.

The Dodge family in 1860: Hamilton, 30; Mary, 28; Sarah R, 4; Sylvester E, 1. Sarah’s parents were reportedly born in Ohio and their children were born in Indiana. They had a New Corydon post office address and Hamilton Dodge was a farmer. [2]

The Dodge family in 1870: Hamilton, 47; Mary, 40; Sarah, 14; Sylvester, 12; Mary A, 8; Eli, 6. The family still lived in Jefferson Township with a New Corydon address and Hamilton farmed. Son Sylvester helped on the farm. [3]

Sarah Rosanna Dodge married George F. Huffman on 16 August 1877 in Adams County, Indiana, married by Thomas E. Macy. [4] George was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Hartzog/Herzog) Hoffman, born 29 June 1853 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

In 1880 George and Sarah Huffman had one child, Burley, spelled Burleigh here, a 1 year old boy. They lived in Liberty Township and George worked as a carpenter. Their household in 1880: George, 25; Sarah R, 23; and Burleigh, 1. [5]

The family attended Zion Chatt for awhile, and daughter Mary Olga’s baptism was recorded in the church records in 1892. She was baptized at the family home.

By 1900 the George Huffman family had moved across the state line and resided in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana, moving there about 1884, where daughter Emma was reportedly born. Their household in 1900: George F, 46; Sarah, 44; Burrell, 24; Emma, 16; Nora, 13; Mary 10; Maggie, 8; and Francis, 3. George and Sarah had been married 23 years and six of their seven children were living. George farmed. [6]

In 1910 only two of their children still lived at home with their parents George and Sarah on their Adams County farm: Maggie, 18, and Francis, 13. Five of the seven Huffman children were still living. They lived next door to their son Burley, who was married to Maggie. [7]

Zion Chatt’s records indicate that Sarah was baptized at Zion Chatt on 21 July 1912 and confirmed there by Rev. L. Loehr on 22 July 1912.

George and Sarah still resided in Jefferson Township with son Francis H, age 22 in 1920. George was 63 and Sarah was 61. George was a general farmer and Francis helped on the farm. [8]

The family in 1930: George F, 77, and Rosanna, 73. They lived next door to their son Francis, his wife Effie, and their three children. George’s occupation was livestock farmer. [9]

George and Sarah moved back to Ohio by 1935 and lived in Chattanooga, where George died 18 January 1937.

In 1940 widow Sarah, age 84, lived in the same home as she and George had in 1935, the home they owned in Liberty Township, Mercer County. Next to them on the census page were Carl and Marcella Schroeder. [10]

Sarah (Dodge) Huffman died on 4 April 1947 in Allen County, Indiana, of a cerebral hemorrhage she had four days before, due to arteriosclerosis, which she had for 9 years. Hardy & Hardy of Geneva, Indiana, were in charge of the arrangements and she was buried on the 7th. Dr. Merrill Osborn, Willshire, Ohio, signed her death certificate. Her date of birth was given as 12 February 1854 and she was a 93 year-old widowed housewife. This record also indicates that she was born in Indiana, that her father was Hamilton Dodge, and that the name of her mother was unknown. The informant was Mrs. Maggie Bollenbacher, Chattanooga, Ohio. Sarah’s usual address was also Chattanooga. [1]

George F. and Sarah (Dodge) Huffman had 7 children:
Burley (1878-1948), married Margaret “Maggie” (Engle) Fetters
Emma V (1884-1903)
Nora (1887-1971), married Welker Woodruff
Mary Olga (1889-1920), married William G Bollenbacher
Margaret “Maggie” Iona (1892-1976), married Jacob Dewald Bollenbacher
Francis H (1896-1988), married Effie Boice
Clarence (1900-1900)

Sarah is buried next to her husband George in the mausoleum. Her father is buried in Kessler Cemetery.

 

[1] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2001, Year 1947, Roll 4, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, IN; Sarah Rosan Huffman, 4 Apr 1947; Ancestry.com.

[2] 1860 U.S. Census, Jefferson Adams, Indiana, p.228, dwelling 1599, family 1578, Hamilton Dodge; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 803242, NARA microfilm M653, roll 242.

[3] 1870 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, p.39B, dwelling & family 65, Hamilton Dodge; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 545795, NARA microfilm M593, roll 296.

[4] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” FamilySearch.org, George Hoffman & Rosanna Dodge, 16 Aug 1877; Adams County Marriages, FHL microfilm 2321470.

[5] 1880 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, ED 188, p.474C, dwelling 50, family 53, George Hoffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1255048, NARA microfilm T9, roll 1048.

[6] 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.11A, dwelling & family 198, Geo F Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1240357, NARA microfilm T623, roll 357.

[7] 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, Ed 4, p.2A, dwelling & family 34, George Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1374351, NARA microfilm T624, roll 338.

[8] 1920 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.7B, dwelling 148, visited 158, George F Huffman; Ancestry.com; NARA microfilm T625, roll 420.

[9] 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.4B, dwelling 94, family 95, George F Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 2340309, NARA microfilm T626, roll 574.

[10] 1940 U.S. Census, ED 54-22, p.15A, line 23, Sarah Huffman; Ancestry.com; NARA microfilm T627, roll 3114.

 

 

 

 

Jul 21

Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, part 2

Last week I posted four of six postcards from The Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, Ohio, that were sent to my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm. Last week’s postcards were dated from 1889-1893.

Louis J Schumm (1851-1938)

Today I am posting the other two postcards that Louis had stashed away in an old book. These two are dated 1898 and 1901 and they contain more claimants’ names than the other four postcards. These two were also addressed to my great-grandfather Louis J Schumm, Willshire, Ohio.

Farmers Mutual Aid Association assessment to Louis J Schumm, 1898.

These two cards contain more information because they contain a lot more names than the other four and these cards tell the reason for the claim. The majority of the claims were due to fire, which was obviously a major hazard at that time.

I recognized a couple names and I maybe you will too.

Postmarked Frances, Ohio, 1 October 1898 and Willshire, Ohio, Oct 1898
Office of The Farmers Mutual Aid Association, of Van Wert County, Ohio
Mr. L.J. Schumm

Frank P. Dull, of Liberty Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $455.30 on dwelling house and part of contents by fire, February 14, 1898.

Rachel Weimert, of Harrison Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $467.40 on dwelling house by fire, May 1, 1898.

James E. Harshman, of Willshire Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $705.00 on dwelling house, out buildings and part of their contents by fire, May 1, 1898.

Frederick Reed, of Tully Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $1044.50 on barn and part of contents by fire, May 23, 1898.

Frederick W. Diener, of Liberty Tp, Mercer Co, O, sustained a loss of $615.60 on barn and part of contents by fire on June 2, 1898.

Ferdinand Dryer, of Blackcreek Tp, Mercer Co, O, sustained a loss of $420.05 on barn and part of contents by fire July 13, 1898.

James Parker, of Liberty Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $1061.40 on barn and contents by fire, (cause lightning) July 28, 1898.

John JoHantgen of Ridge Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $1639.90 on barn and part of contents by fire, (cause lightening) August 17, 1898.

J.E. Gwyn, of Washington Tp, Van Wert Co, O, sustained a loss of $834.75 on barn and contents by fire, (cause lightning) September 4, 1898. And other small losses aggregating $7657.28.

To cover these losses you are assessed 25 cents on each hundred dollars of your policy as shown below. The assessment is due December 1, 1898.
You will please pay promptly to the secretary, your agent, or any of the officers, or to W.H. Pennell, at Pennell’s Drug Store, Van Wert, Ohio.
Policy No. 2678, Amount of Policy $2845, Amount Due $711
Present this card when you pay your Assessments. The collector will receipt at bottom and return it to you.
J.S. Stuckey, President
C.F. Germann, Secretary
Received Payment November 6, 1898
[signed] H.G. Schumm, Collector

Farmers Mutual Aid Association assessment to Louis J Schumm, Oct 1898.

I am not sure if the amount due was really $711 or if they left out the decimal and it should have been $7.11. Compared to what he was assessed in the past, which was just a few dollars or less than a dollar, $711 would have been a lot of money! That would have been a big assessment increase, although there were a lot of claims that year and the assessment was a little higher, at $.25/$100. Someone probably left out the decimal because, according to my math, the claims would have been over $284,000 if the assessment was $711. A lot of money back then and a lot of money today!

The final postcard:

Postmarked Francis, Ohio, October 15th, 1901 and Willshire, Ohio, Nov 1901
Office of The Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, Ohio.

You will take notice that: Geo. Long, of Ridge Tp, sustained a loss of $373.55 on barn & contents by fire, Feb. 2, 1901.

Flora B. Johnson, of Dublin Tp, Mercer Co, sustained a loss of $543.75 on dwelling house and part of contents by fire, Feb. 19, 1901.

James K. Baxter, of Tully Tp, sustained a loss of $250.00 on dwelling house by fire, April 5, 1901.

J.E. Morris, of York Tp, sustained a loss of $1131.35 on dwelling house and part of contents by fire, April 18, 1901.

F.M. Duprey, of Ridge Tp, sustained a loss of $250.00 on dwelling house by fire, May 24, 1901.

C.E. Holmes, of Union Tp, sustained a loss of $265.00 on live stock by lightning, July 17, 1901.

Harry Holmes, of Union Tp, sustained a loss of $583.31 on barn and contents by lightning, July 17, 1901.

Joseph Baltzell, of Liberty Tp, sustained a loss of $275.00 on dwelling house by fire, August 4, 1901.

J.V. Switzer, of Liberty Tp, sustained a loss of $450.15 on dwelling house and barn and part of contents by fire, August 8, 1901.

Levi Wells, of Jennings Tp, sustained a loss of $291.50 on barn and contents by fire, August 14, 1901.

Also that James H. Woods, M.H. Brown, L.M. Crisenberry, Geo. Lewis, J.M. Warren, W.B. Wallace, Perry Roebuck, Alex Lewis, F.E. North, D.S. Beck, Emmett Pancake, G.W. Cooper, J.W. Dysert, Solomon Klinger, G.C. Yoh, David John Jones, Barbara Hoffman, Hiram High, P.P. Moltz, H.H. Ludwig, W.W. Elder, Harry Edwards, C.W. McCrory, Anna E. Miller, Geo, Miller, Frank King, W.H. Smalley, WH. Reid, J.D. Lare, W.M. Webb, R.O Evans, Wm. Hiest, Jacob Gunsett, Philip Kable, and Philip Kable Jr., have sustained smaller losses, aggregating $6017.51.

To cover theses losses you are assessed 10 cents on each hundred dollars of your policy as shown below. The Assessment is due December 15th, 1901.
You will please pay promptly to the Secretary, your Agent, or any of the Officers or to W.H. Pennell, at Pennell’s Drug Store, Van Wert, Ohio.
Policy No. 2678, Amount of Policy $2845, Amount Due $1.71.
Policy No. 5372, Amount of Policy $2725, Amount Due $1.09.
Total Due $2.80
Present this card when you pay your Assessments. The Collector will receipt for same and return it to you.
C.F. Germann, Secretary, J.S. Stuckey, President.
Received Payment, November 12/9, 1901. [signed] W.H. Pennell

Farmers Mutual Aid Association assessment to Louis J Schumm, Oct 1901.

Interesting information and interesting to get a glimpse of some things that happened to our ancestors and when they happened.

 

Jul 18

Tombstone Tuesday–George F. Huffman

George F. Huffman, Chattanooga Mausoleum, Mercer County, Ohio. (2017 photo by Karen)

This is the mausoleum marker of George F. Huffman, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Mercer County, Ohio. The vault is inscribed:

Father
George F. Huffman
1853-1937

George Ferdinand Huffman was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 29 June 1853 according to Zion’s Familienbuch. He was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Hartzog/Herzog) Hoffman. This record indicates that he was baptized in Mercer County, Ohio, but I did not find his baptism record at Zion Chatt.

The Huffman family lived south of Chatt and had a Skeels Cross Roads Post Office address in 1860. George was enumerated in the 1860 census when he was 7 years old. [1]

The family attended Zion Chatt for a time and George was confirmed there on Palm Sunday, 21 March 1869.

In 1870, at age 17, George worked on the family farm, living with parents and seven siblings. [2]

George Huffman married Sarah Rosanna Dodge on 16 August 1877 in Adams County, Indiana, married by Thomas E. Macy. [3]

In 1880 the couple lived in Liberty Township where George worked as a carpenter. They had one child, Burley, spelled Burleigh here, a 1 year old boy, although the relationship was not given on this enumeration. Later information shows Burley was indeed their son. Their household in 1880: George, 25; Sarah R, 23; and Burleigh, 1. [4]

By 1900 the George Huffman family had moved across the state line and resided in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. They had moved to Indiana in about 1884, where daughter Emma was reportedly born. Their household in 1900: George F, 46; Sarah, 44; Burley, 24; Emma, 16; Nora, 13; Mary 10; Maggie, 8; and Francis, 3. George and Sarah had been married 23 years and six of their seven children were living. George farmed. [5]

In 1910 only two of their children still lived at home with their parents George and Sarah on their Adams County, Indiana, farm: Maggie, 18, and Francis, 13. Five of the seven Huffman children were still living. George and Sarah lived next door to their son Burley, who was married to Maggie. [6]

George and Sarah still resided in Jefferson Township with son Francis H, age 22, in 1920. George was 63 and Sarah was 61. George was a general farmer and Francis helped on the farm. [7]

The last census George was enumerated in was the 1930 census: George F, 77, and Rosanna, 73, living next door to their son Francis, his wife Effie, and their three children. George’s occupation was livestock farmer. [8]

George Ferdinand Huffman died of pneumonia, senility, and paralysis on 18 January 1937 in Chattanooga, Ohio, according to Zion Chatt’s records. This record indicates he was 83 years, 6 months, and 20 days old and was buried on the 20th. He was survived by his wife, 3 children, 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.

According to his death certificate he died of lobar pneumonia which he had had since 13 January. This record gives his age as 82 years, 6 months, and 18 days. His wife was the informant for the information on his death certificate and she indicated that they lived in Chatt, where he died. Wells and Byer Funeral Home of Geneva were in charge of the arrangements. [9]

George F. and Sarah (Dodge) Huffman had 7 children:
Burley (1878-1948), married Margaret “Maggie” (Engle) Fetters
Emma V (1884-1903)
Nora (1887-1971), married Welker Woodruff
Mary Olga (1889-1920), married William G Bollenbacher
Margaret “Maggie” Iona (1892-1976), married Jacob Dewald Bollenbacher
Francis H (1896-1988), married Effie Boice
Clarence (1900-1900)

Chattanooga Mausoleum

George’s wife Sarah is buried next to him in the mausoleum.

 

[1] 1860 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, p.358, dwelling 998, family 1003, Fred Hoofman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 805009, NARA microfilm M653, roll 1009.

[2] 1870 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, p.147A, Dwelling 78, family 72, Finland Hoffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 552742, NARA microfilm M593, roll 1243.

[3] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” FamilySearch.org, George Hoffman & Rosanna Dodge, 16 Aug 1877; Adams County Marriages, FHL microfilm 2321470.

[4] 1880 U.S. Census, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, ED 188, p.474C, dwelling 50, family 53, George Hoffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1255048, NARA microfilm T9, roll 1048.

[5] 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.11A, dwelling & family 198, Geo F Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1240357, NARA microfilm T623, roll 357.

[6] 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, Ed 4, p.2A, dwelling & family 34, George Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 1374351, NARA microfilm T624, roll 338.

[7] 1920 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.7B, dwelling 148, visited 158, George F Huffman; Ancestry.com; NARA microfilm T625, roll 420.

[8] 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.4B, dwelling 94, family 95, George F Huffman; Ancestry.com; FHL microfilm 2340309, NARA microfilm T626, roll 574.

[9] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch.org, George Huffman, 18 Jan 1937; Liberty, Mercer, reference 5214; FHL microfilm 2023488.

 

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