Husband: George Johann Hoff (1 2 3)
Born: Jul 1865 in Michigan (4)
Married: about 1895 in Minnesota (44)
Died: 19 Apr 1923 in CAlifornia (5)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Clara Phoebe Zimmerman (6 7 8 9 10 11)
Born: 03 Oct 1877 in carrolton Twsp, Fillmore Co, MN (12 13)
Died: 24 Mar 1917 (14)
Father: Adam Zimmerman
Mother: Elizabeth Britzius
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Clarence Walter Hoff (15 16)
Born: 18 Apr 1895 in Preston, MN
Died: 18 Oct 1895 in Preston, MN
Spouses:
02 (M): Emanuel Hoff (17 18 19)
Born: 05 Aug 1897 in Rochester, Minnesota (20)
Died: 01 May 1902
Spouses:
03 (F): Violet Mabel Hoff (21 22 23 24 25)
Born: 26 Mar 1899 in Wadena, Minnesota (26)
Died: 05 Jul 1970 in Portland, OR
Spouses: Harold Worthington Moore
04 (M): Harold Gladstone Hoff (27 28 29 30 31 32)
Born: 26 Jun 1900 in Canby, Clackamas, Oregon
Died: 15 Aug 1956 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio (33)
Spouses: Bernice Myrtle Huff
05 (F): Myrtle Agnes Hoff (34 35 36 37)
Born: 09 Aug 1902 in Latah, Washington
Died: in Portland, OR
Spouses: Jack Jackson; Yank King
06 (M): Kenneth Greenleaf Hoff (38 39 40)
Born: 09 Apr 1904 in Davenport, Washington
Died: 28 Apr 1977 in Sacramento, California (41)
Spouses:
07 (F): Lillian Evelyn Hoff (42 43)
Born:
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Clara Phoebe Zimmerman:

Notes:

At time of father's death, Clara is 21, married, living in Wadena, Minnesota.

1900 Census shows Clara living in Canby nextdoor to her mother. It says she has been married 5 years, has born 3 children, 2 of whom are living


From: "The Adam Zimmerman Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens - 2013
Adam and Elizabeth's fifth child was Clara Phoebe Zimmerman (1877 Minnesota – 1917). Here's what Annie Marie wrote about Clara:

"Clara (next younger than Aron) died in 1917. She had been married to a man by the name of Huff (George Johann Hoff) who was a minister but turned out later to be a scoundrel. I am told that he deserted his wife and family many years ago and has not been heard from since. She had four children, Kenneth, Harold, Violet and Myrtle. Violet and Myrtle live in Portland, Oregon. Harold lives in Cleveland, Ohio. I do not know where Kenneth is; I think he was in the army."

On the 1910 Census Clara reports that she has given birth to six children but only four are still living. Clara's daughter Violet lived in Portland and helped her Uncle George, my grandfather, a great deal when he was elderly and trying to care for his bed-ridden wife, and his only child, my father, was half the continent away. I met Violet in 1954 when Aunt Musa took me on a vacation and we stayed in Portland for several days. Violet and her husband, Harold Moore, invited us to stay with them. They were lovely, gracious people. They had a sweet home with a beautiful garden full of flowers and a pool with fish in it. Harold lived to be over 100 years old. Violet and Harold had one daughter, Muriel.

Footnotes
  1. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  2. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82, 7 of 16.

    Hoff, George b. Jul 1865 age 34 m 5 yrs MI GER GER occ: day Laborer
    Clara Oct 1876 23 5 MN OH Canada 3 chil b/2 living
    Emmanuel Aug 1897 2 MN MI MN
    Violet M Mar 1899 1 MN MI MN

  3. Census, Federal - 1910 - Spokane, Washington, Spokane, ward 5; p. 18 of 24.

    Line 79 1407 Columbia Ave.

    Hoff, George head age 45 m. 15 yrs MI GER GER OCC: House Carpenter Wage/own mort
    Clara wife 32 15 6 chil b./4 living MN Can OH
    Violet dau 11 MN MI MN
    Harold son 9 OR MI MN
    Myrtle dau 7 WA MI MN
    Kenneth son 6 WA MI MN

  4. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82.
  5. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  6. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  7. Census, Federal - 1880 - Fillmore County, Minnesota, Carrolton twsp, Film # T9-0619 p. 281A; Ancestry p. 18 of 21.

    Line 47 Dwelling 138 Household 138

    Zimmerman, Adam age 44 Farmer Canada Ger Ger
    Elizabeth 35 wife Keeping House Ohio Ger Ger
    Lizzie 20 dau MN Can Ger
    Mary 19 dau MN Can Ger

    Next page
    William 14 son MN Can Ger
    Emmie 10 dau MN Can Ohio
    Arien 5 son MN Can OH
    Clara 3 dau MN Can OH
    George 8/12 son MN Can OH
    Joseph, Emile 17 servant Farm hand Ger Ger Ger

  8. Adam Zimmerman Estate Papers, Clackamas County Court, state of Oregon; 3 Apr1899 - 3 Mar 1902 (County Court, State of Oregon, County of Clackamas - 28 Jun 1899 until 3 Mar 1902).
  9. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82.

    Hoff, George b. Jul 1865 age 34 m 5 yrs MI GER GER occ: day Laborer
    Clara Oct 1876 23 5 MN OH Canada 3 chil b/2 living
    Emmanuel Aug 1897 2 MN MI MN
    Violet M Mar 1899 1 MN MI MN

    [Clara's family is living next to her mother's, Elizabeth Zimmerman's.]

  10. Census, Federal - 1910 - Spokane, Washington, Spokane, ward 5; p. 18 of 24.

    Line 79 1407 Columbia Ave.

    Hoff, George head age 45 m. 15 yrs MI GER GER OCC: House Carpenter Wage/own mort
    Clara wife 32 15 6 chil b./4 living MN Can OH
    Violet dau 11 MN MI MN
    Harold son 9 OR MI MN
    Myrtle dau 7 WA MI MN
    Kenneth son 6 WA MI MN

  11. Annie Marie Zimmerman Nelson, Zimmerman Family History and Stories;forward by Allan Leslie VanLehn (Unpublished work (c) 2008 by (ALVL)), Ch. 6; p. 5.

    Clara (next younger than Aron) died in 1917. She had been married to a man by the name of Huff,
    who was a minister but turned out later to be a scoundrel. I am told that he deserted his wife and family
    many years ago and has not been heard from since. She had four children, Kenneth, Harold, Violet and
    Myrtle. Violet and Myrtle live in Portland, Oregon. Harold lives in Cleveland, Ohio. I do not know
    where Kenneth is; I think he was in the army.

  12. Lloyd, Steve, Zimmerman, Christian - descendants (EMail).
  13. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82, 7 of 16.
  14. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  15. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  16. Ancestry.com, World Tree.
  17. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  18. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82, 7 of 16.
  19. Ancestry.com, World Tree.
  20. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82.
  21. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  22. Census, Federal - 1920 - Multnomah County, Oregon, city of Portland, ED# 22, sheet 13.
  23. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82, 7 of 16.

    Hoff, George b. Jul 1865 age 34 m 5 yrs MI GER GER occ: day Laborer
    Clara Oct 1876 23 5 MN OH Canada 3 chil b/2 living
    Emmanuel Aug 1897 2 MN MI MN
    Violet M Mar 1899 1 MN MI MN

  24. Census, Federal - 1910 - Spokane, Washington, Spokane, ward 5; p. 18 of 24.

    Line 79 1407 Columbia Ave.

    Hoff, George head age 45 m. 15 yrs MI GER GER OCC: House Carpenter Wage/own mort
    Clara wife 32 15 6 chil b./4 living MN Can OH
    Violet dau 11 MN MI MN
    Harold son 9 OR MI MN
    Myrtle dau 7 WA MI MN
    Kenneth son 6 WA MI MN

  25. Ancestry.com, World Tree.
  26. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82.
  27. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  28. Census, Federal - 1910 - Spokane, Washington, Spokane, ward 5; p. 18 of 24.

    Line 79 1407 Columbia Ave.

    Hoff, George head age 45 m. 15 yrs MI GER GER OCC: House Carpenter Wage/own mort
    Clara wife 32 15 6 chil b./4 living MN Can OH
    Violet dau 11 MN MI MN
    Harold son 9 OR MI MN
    Myrtle dau 7 WA MI MN
    Kenneth son 6 WA MI MN

  29. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  30. Census, Federal - 1930 - Cuyahoga, Ohio, Cleveland (Districts 251-500), ED # 378; Ancestry p. 8 of 31.

    Line 12 1570 E. 94th St. dwelling 24 Household 34
    Butcher, Joseph R.

    Line 17 1570 E. 94th St. dwelling 24 Household 35

    Hoff, Harold G. Head rent 35 age 29 m. at 21 OR NE ND City Policeman
    Bernie wife 30 22 KEN KEN KEN
    Harold G. son 7 OH OR KEN
    Donald son 6 OH OR KEN
    Evelyn dau 2 7/12 OH OR KEN

    [This family is also listed on p. 21.]

  31. Ancestry.com, Ohio Soldiers in WWI 1917-1918.

    Name: Harold Gladstone Hoff
    Age: 18
    Race: White
    Birth Date: 26 Apr 1899
    Birth Location: Canby, Oregon, USA

    Enlistment Date: 20 May 1917
    Enlistment County: Cleveland
    Enlistment State: Ohio
    Enlistment Division: United States Marine Corps
    Decorations and Awards: View Image
    Rank: View Image
    Advancement: View Image
    Comments: Port Royal Summary Court 20 May 1917; Headquarters Detachment 1 Aug 1917; Extra Duty Detachment 10 Aug 1918; Barracks Detachment Norfolk Va 23 Apr 1919. Private, first class 1 Aug 1918; Corporal 18 Dec 1918; Quartermaster Sergeant 8 Aug 1919. Discharge 16

  32. Census, Federal 1940, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

    Name: Harold G Hoff
    Age: 39
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Oregan
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: East 94th Street
    House Number: 1599
    Farm: No
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 3B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 69
    Occupation: City Patrolman
    House Owned or Rented: Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 30
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 2400
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Harold G Hoff 39
    Bernie M Hoff 40
    Harold Gilbert Hoff 17
    Donald K Hoff 16
    Evelyn M Hoff 12

  33. Ancestry.com, Hofman-Okraska tree.
  34. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  35. Census, Federal - 1910 - Spokane, Washington, Spokane, ward 5; p. 18 of 24.

    Line 79 1407 Columbia Ave.

    Hoff, George head age 45 m. 15 yrs MI GER GER OCC: House Carpenter Wage/own mort
    Clara wife 32 15 6 chil b./4 living MN Can OH
    Violet dau 11 MN MI MN
    Harold son 9 OR MI MN
    Myrtle dau 7 WA MI MN
    Kenneth son 6 WA MI MN

  36. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  37. Census, Federal - 1930 - Mulnomah Co, Oregon, Portland , Dist 304; Image 3 of 3.
    (3 Apr 1930)

    Hawthorne Ave. Line 15 Family 36

    Jackson, Jack Head rents $42/mo age 39 M at age 30 NY NY NY occ: Salesman of Cleaning Equip
    Myrtle A. wife 27 23 WA NB MN
    Jacqueline M.Dau 3 3/12 CA NY WA

  38. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  39. Census, Federal - 1910 - Spokane, Washington, Spokane, ward 5; p. 18 of 24.

    Line 79 1407 Columbia Ave.

    Hoff, George head age 45 m. 15 yrs MI GER GER OCC: House Carpenter Wage/own mort
    Clara wife 32 15 6 chil b./4 living MN Can OH
    Violet dau 11 MN MI MN
    Harold son 9 OR MI MN
    Myrtle dau 7 WA MI MN
    Kenneth son 6 WA MI MN

  40. Ancestry.com, One World Tree.
  41. Ibid., California Death Index 1940 - 1997.

    Name: Kenneth G Hoff
    Social Security #: 558163628
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 9 Apr 1904
    Birth Place: Washington
    Death Date: 28 Apr 1977
    Death Place: Sacramento

  42. Forrest Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Tree.
  43. Ancestry.com, World Tree.
  44. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82, 7 of 16.
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