William Henry Hoffman
Prudence Heilman
George William Hoffman


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1. Edna Romaine Beecher

George William Hoffman 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 6 Jun 1898, Hanover, York, PA 2 3 7 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Edna Romaine Beecher on 6 Jan 1917 in , York, PA 1
  • Died: 2 Jun 1990, Hanover, York, PA at age 91 7 8 10
  • Buried: Hanover: Mount Olivet Cemetery, York, PA 8

   FamilySearch ID: L893-2QT.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Penn Twp., York, PA. 9 The 1900 census recorded William Hoffman, 41, living with wife Prudence, 40; Laura J., 15; Mary E., 11; Harry A., 8; and George W., 2.

2. Obituary: Evening Sun: obituary of George W. Hoffman on 4 Jun 1900 in Hanover, York, PA. 8 George W. Hoffman, 91, formerly of 721 York St., Hanover, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 1990, at Hillview House where he had been a shortterm resident. Born in Hanover, he was the son of the late William H. and Prudence Heilman Hoffman. He was the husband of the late Edna R. Beecher Hoffman who died in October 1983. Mr. Hoffman was formerly one of the Hoffman Brothers builders, and in 1946, he and his son Donald started Hoffman Pattern Inc., from which he retired in 1970. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where he was also a member of church council. Surviving is one daughter. Esther H. Stetter of 115 Hirtland Ave., Hanover; one son, Donald B. Hoffman of 420 Baer Ave., Hanover; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be private, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. His pastor, the Rev. Eric P. Wogen, will officiate. W.V. Kenworthy Funeral Home Inc., 269 Frederick St., is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, or the Hanover Visiting Nurse Association, 217 Broadway, Hanover. Serving as pallbearers will be George A. Stetter, William D. Hoffman, Suzanne S. Hobbs, Michael D. Hoffman, Kathryn S. Laurence and Andrew D. Hoffman.

3. Occupation: pattern maker on 12 Sep 1918 in Hanover, York, PA. 2

4. Residence: 836 York St., Hanover, Pa. On 12 Sep 1918 in Hanover, York, PA. 2

George married Edna Romaine Beecher, daughter of Edward F. Beecher and Lovie Alice Stambaugh, on 6 Jan 1917 in , York, PA.1 (Edna Romaine Beecher was born on 28 Aug 1894 in Spring Grove, York, PA,7 11 died on 1 Oct 1983 in Hanover, York, PA 7 11 12 and was buried on 4 Oct 1983 in Hanover: Mount Olivet Cemetery, York, PA 7 12.)


1 York County Archives (York, York, Pennsylania. www.yorkcountyarchives.org), Marriage application 30321. Edna Beecher and George Hoffman.

2 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K62Q-QWZ George William Hoffman, 1917-1918.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, SSN 189-07-2688, George W. Hoffman.

4 York Daily Record (York, PA), 22 Jun 1972, page 8. Obituary of Edward S. Beecher.

5 York Daily Record (York, PA), 8 Nov 1977, page 13. Obituary of Mrs. Esther B. Berkheimer.

6 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 14 April 2008, obituary of Donald Beecher Hoffman.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141489360.

8 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 4 Jun 1990, page 4. Obituary of George Hoffman.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3H4-98H William Hoffman, 1900.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, SSN 189-07-2688, George W. Hoffman. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRCJ-64Q George W Hoffman, 2 June 1990; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File.

11 U.S. Social Security Death Index, SSN 171-50-0436, Edna Hoffman.

12 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 3 Oct 1983, page 6. Obituary of Edna Beecher Hoffman.

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