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Lawrence "Lorenz" Hoffman
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1816
Death: Feb. 12, 1883

Lorenz (Lawrence) was born in either New York state or Bayern (Bavaria) Germany to John Hoffman and Margaret. He was probably born in Germany and came to America with his parents.

Notes from Census data: 1850 census, Lancaster, Erie Co., N.Y. (Same county as Buffalo) listed Lawrence, age 34 born in Germany, staying with the Frankenberry family.

In 1860 listed as Lara Hopman.

1880 census, Pleasant Valley, Carroll Co., Iowa listed Lawerence (63) and Mary (56) Hoffman and sons Joseph (19) and John (17). Lawrence was listed as born in N.Y. and his parents in Bayern. Mary's parents were both listed as born in France.

Lawrence Hoffman worked in a tannery in the Lancaster New York area. They moved to Winneshiek County, Iowa, and in 1874 they moved to Pleasant Valley Township, Carroll County, and purchased 80 acres of land.

Spouse: Anna Mary LaParl
Born: 1821 in France
Died: June 28, 1898
Variations of her name: LePreall, LaParl, LaPrel
Notes from St. Marys book from Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. Mary came to this country when she was eleven years old. The Laparls were from the Alsac Lorraine area in France.

1. Lorenz HOFFMAN Jr. 1853-1919
married Anna Kennebeck
2. Mary HOFFMAN 1854-1935
married Joseph Werner
3. Katherine HOFFMAN
b. Jul 16, 1855 NY
d. Aug 15, 1884 IA
married Anton Backer
4. George HOFFMAN 1857-1929
married Frances Kennebeck
5. Joseph HOFFMAN 1859-1939
married Mary GRETEMAN, daughter of Ed GRETEMAN
6. John Henry HOFFMAN 1861-1940
married Mary Flies (1870-1949)
Family links: 
  Anna M LaParl Hoffman (1821 - 1898)
  Lawrence J. Hoffman (1853 - 1919)*
  Kathryn Hoffmann Backer (1855 - 1884)*
  Joseph L. Hoffman (1859 - 1939)*
  John Henry Hoffman (1861 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Feb 21, 2010
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Lawrence Lorenz Hoffman
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Lawrence Lorenz Hoffman
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Lawrence Lorenz Hoffman
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 Added: Feb. 21, 2010

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