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Solomon Hoffert, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1786
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1876
Ohio, USA

Solomon was German Baptist and a farmer. In April 1810, in Muskingum County, Ohio, he married Margaret HENRICKS.

Their union produced ten children: Elizabeth, Catharine, Samuel, Elias, Mary, Adam, Solomon, Absolom, Philemon, and Christena.

At one time, Solomon owned over 900 acres in Fairfield and Hocking Counties in Ohio.

Solomon moved from Rockingham County, Virginia, to the Territory of Ohio in 1801. He purchased a quarter section of land two miles south of Bremen, Ohio, when bears, wolves, wild hogs, and turkey were plentiful and were the usual meat eaten then. Solomon had eventful experiences with the bears. They would come around his house after night and growl. His children were afraid to venture out. His cows came home one time unusually fast, and Solomon suspected that some enemy was after them. With gun in hand, he sought a convenient place, ready for the enemy. Soon, a bear came into plain view. Solomon clapped his hands; the bear stopped and sat up. Then the bear got the contents of the flint lock gun, and the bear was no more. It was difficult in those days raising hogs. Bears would steal away the young hogs by tearing down the heavily built pens. On another occasion, Solomon was taking grubs out and had no weapon except the grubbing hoe when he heard a bear coming. He heard and saw the bear. Then Solomon yelled in German: "Du Hund! Fort mit dir." In English, "You dog! Away with you!" The bear fled to the woods.

Another time, contemplating a journey to Zanesville, Ohio, 30 miles distant through forest, he secured two hogs in a pen and put heavy logs on top so that bears could not enter. His wife went to her folks while he was gone. When he returned, the pen was down and the hogs gone.

He built a large barn, the first part built in 1816. (Solomon's funeral services were held in that barn.) He built a house which -- by 1909 -- four generations had called home. He built a cider mill that survived until 1860. The main building of the mill was 60 feet long.

It was Solomon's grandson Franklin who edited and produced the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY. Solomon's information begins on page 9 of the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY.


From HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD AND PERRY COUNTIES, OHIO, published 1883, compiled by A. A. Graham, at page 306, in the entry for Solomon's son Elias, comes the following:

Solomon Hoffert, son of Casper Hoffert, was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, June 16, 1786, and came to Ohio with his father, and some time afterward entered land where Philemon Hoffert now lives. Upon that farm Solomon lived to the time of his death in 1876, being in his ninety-first year. Solomon's wife, Miss Rebecca (Hendricks) Hoffert, was of German parentage, and was born in February, 1789, in Morrison's Cove, Pennsylvania; came to Ohio at an early day with her father, who probably entered land on Jonathan's Creek, Perry county, where he built one of the first flouring mills upon that creek, and where he lived out his allotted time. Mrs. Hoffert departed this life in 1861, in her seventy-second year. Solomon and Rebecca (Hendricks) Hoffert's children were ten in number, viz.: Elizabeth, Catharine, Samuel, Elias, Mary, Adam, Solomon, Absalom, Philemon and Christina. 
Family links: 
  Casper Hoffert (1762 - 1825)
  Catharine Stihli Huffert (1767 - 1840)
  Margaret Henricks Hoffert (1789 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Hoffert Blosser (1811 - 1878)*
  Catharine Hoffert Hunsaker (1814 - 1873)*
  Samuel Hoffert (1816 - 1900)*
  Elias Hufford (1818 - 1889)*
  Mary Hoffert Bright (1820 - 1904)*
  Adam Hufford (1822 - 1894)*
  Solomon Hufford (1824 - 1890)*
  Absolom Hoffert (1827 - 1885)*
  Philemon Hoffert (1829 - 1895)*
  Christena Hoffert Friesner (1831 - 1916)*
  Solomon Hoffert (1786 - 1876)
  Abraham Hufford (1788 - 1859)*
  Elizabeth Hoffert Henricks (1790 - 1876)*
  Catharine Hufford Friesner (1792 - 1853)*
  Daniel Hufford (1795 - 1858)*
  Sarah Saloma Hoffert Henricks (1796 - 1877)*
  Jacob Staley Hoffert (1798 - 1884)*
  Susannah Hoffert Beery (1800 - 1849)*
  John Hufford (1801 - 1825)*
  Christopher Hufford (1803 - 1887)*
  Michael Hufford (1804 - 1875)*
  David Hufford (1807 - 1882)*
  Rebecca Hufford Clabaugh (1810 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Ruff Cemetery
Hocking County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jan 24, 2009
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Solomon Hoffert, Sr
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