Friday, April 13, 2012

Baptism Records :: Four Children of Michael Hoffman

These Baptisms are a part of the ancestry.com record set Montgomery > New Hanover > New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran. As always, double-click on the images for a larger version.


Portion of Image 64. First page listing Hofman baptisms (the second page did not include any baptisms of children for Michael Hoffman). It should be noted that the transcription above has an error regarding the sponsors for Joh: Dietrich Hofmann - they were actually Dietrich Sch├Ądler and wife.

Of the five children underlined above, only Joh. Dietrich was mentioned in the estate records for Michael Hoffman who died on January 6, 1777. It is presumed that the four other children were deceased prior to Michael's estate entering probate and that they had no living children. The baptism record for Dietrich was posted yesterday, below are the other four.


Baptism record from the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran congregation.
Portion of Image 303. Anno 1749 written at top of page.
parents: Michael Hofmann and Anna Maria
child: Johannes
born: 14 November [1748]
baptized: 21 May [1749]
sponsors: Joh: Conrad Lutz and wife

Johannes would be the son of Michael Hoffman and his [probable] first wife Anna Maria. No death record has yet been found for Anna Maria (the first wife) but my theory is that she could have died from complications resulting from the birth of Johannes. Baptism records for their first four known children have not been found yet either. They may have been living in a different area of what was then Philadelphia county. (The New Hanover area would not become a part of Montgomery County until 1784.) Michael purchased his land in what would become Alsace Township, Berks County in February 1748.

It is my presumption that Michael married a second wife, Anna Maria Engel Schedler on July 2, 1750. (See the post Questioning the Status Quo :: Oh, Maria!)


Baptism record from the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran congregation.
Portion of Image 313. The year 1752 is written at the top of the page.
parents: Michael Hofmann and Anna Maria
child: Anna Maria
born: May 18
baptized: July 19
sponsors: Hans Jorg Sch├Ądler and wife


Baptism record from the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran congregation.
Portion of Image 316. The year 1753 is written at the top of the page.
parents: Michael Hofmann and Maria Engel
child: Johann Michael
born: 23 May
baptized: 11 June 11
sponsors: Johann Michael Kurtz and wife


Baptism record from the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran congregation.
Portion of Image 360. The year 1761 is written at the top of the page.
parents: Michael Hofman and Anna Maria
child: Hofman, Eva
born: 27 Sept
baptized: 22 Nov
sponsors: George Schaedler and wife

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Becky Wiseman, "Baptism Records :: Four Children of Michael Hoffman," Kinexxions, posted April 13, 2012 (http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2012/04/baptism-records-four-children-of.html : accessed [access date])

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