Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

David B. Hoffer[1, 2]

Male 1864 - 1952  (88 years)


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  • Name David B. Hoffer 
    Born 17 Jan 1864  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Church Membership Zion Evangelical United Brethern, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    E. Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm Laborer 
    Residence 1908  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer, on Farm 
    Residence 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evangelical 
    Residence 1952  30 William St., Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00110-6882.1 
    Died 1 Sep 1952  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Person ID I19921  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 

    Father Nicholas Hoffer,   b. 15 May 1829, , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1908, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Catharine Bohr,   b. 24 Jun 1829, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1904  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1855  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F1280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucinda Shantz,   b. 4 Apr 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1916, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1890  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. May Hoffer
     2. Sylvia M. Hoffer,   b. Dec 1906, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. David E. Hoffer,   b. 8 Mar 1919,   d. 16 Dec 2009, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F4985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret "Maggie" Schmidt,   b. 12 Feb 1881, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1962, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 May 1918  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. David Hoffer
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F29261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David B. Hoffer, 30 William street, Elmira, died at his home on Monday after a short illness. He was 88 years old.

      He was born in Woolwich Township, January 17, 1864, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Hoffer. He spent his entire life in this district. He was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church and served on the church board for a number of years.

      His first wife, the former Lucinda Shantz, died in 1916.

      In 1918 he married the former Margaret Schmidt who survives together with a daughter, Mrs. Hugh (May) McKee, Birmingham, Mich.; a son David E., Elmira; and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Scherrer and Mrs. Carrie Bradley, both of Kitchener. There are two grandchildren.

      The body was at the Dreisinger Funeral Parlor, Elmira, where the funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock. Rev. C. B. Heckendorn officiated. Burial was made in the Elmira cemetery.

      Elmira Signet 4 Sep 1952

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 427.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Lavina Schmidt - Weber.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012207-90.

    4. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-5 Page 14.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 49.

    6. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 4.

    7. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of David B. Hoffer - 4 Sep 1952.

    8. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Section 5 Page 13.

    9. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, E. (1864). David B Hoffer (1864-1952) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 31 May 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80181797/david-b-hoffer.

    10. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Nicholas Hoffer - May 28, 1908.

    11. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Nicholaus Hofer, labourer, res Waterloo married 12 Aug 1855 Berlin to Catherine Bohr.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jan 1864 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Zion Evangelical United Brethern, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - E. Methodist - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1890 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Laborer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1908 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, on Farm - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1918 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1952 - 30 William St., Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1952 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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