Aug. 27, 1926 Nelson Nuckolls County Nebraska, USA
RACHEL AGNES HUNT was born on July 20, 1860 in Cass County, Nebraska territory, and died on August 27, 1926 in Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska. She was the ninth of nine children born to her parents GEORGE W. HUNT (1816-1963) and his wife CATHARINE SCHRYDER (1818-1891).
Rachel married CHARLES LEWIS HOFFMAN om August 18, 1880 in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, the son of DANIEL HOFFMAN and NANCY FINCH. He was born on January 27, 1859 in Highland County, Ohio, and died on February 15, 1925 in Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
Children of RACHEL HUNT and CHARLES HOFFMAN are:
i. LEWIS E. HOFFMAN, b. June 24, 1881, Cass County, Nebraska; d. January 31, 1888, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
ii. STELLA MAY HOFFMAN, b. May 20, 1883, Cass County, Nebraska; d. August 26, 1883, Cass County, Nebraska.
iii. NELLIE VIOLA HOFFMAN, b. June 8, 1884, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. August 26, 1894, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
iv. WILLIAM A. HOFFMAN, b. June 11, 1886, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. January 6, 1906, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.
v. CHARLES WESLEY ("WES") HOFFMAN, b. January 23, 1889, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. March 15, 1960, probably Nuckolls County, Nebraska; m. LOLA VIOLET MARSHALL, July 15, 1913, Ruskin, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; b. June 29, 1894, near Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. July 15, 1971, Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado.
vi. RALPH A. HOFFMAN, b. April 8, 1892 (twin), near Nora, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. September 22, 1983, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon; m. ALMA ESTELLA MARSHALL, December 25, 1911, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; b. December 10, 1890, Nebraska; d. December 19, 1978, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
vii. RAYMOND ELBERT HOFFMAN, b. April 8, 1892 (twin), Nora, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. August 29, 1955, Caldwell, Idaho; m. BERTHA BELLE ELLSWORTH, November 25, 1914, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska; b. February 28, 1898, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Kansas; d. February 18, 1967, Ingleside, Adams County, Nebraska.
viii. MABEL CARRIE HOFFMAN, b. December 20, 1896 (twin), near Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. November 30, 1986, Parma, Canyon County, Idaho; m. WILLIAM ANDREW BISHOP, March 24, 1915, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; b. August 1, 1892, Mount Clare, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. September 19, 1979, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho.
ix. MAMIE CLARA HOFFMAN, b. December 20, 1896 (twin), near Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. January 9, 1993, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri; m. (1) JESSE JAMES CARPENTER, August 20, 1926, Nelson courthouse, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; b. December 8, 1885, Summerfield, Marshall County, Kansas; d. December 1, 1952, Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; m. (2) ELMER ALEX FARVER, September 27, 1956, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; b. November 11, 1890, near Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; d. July 7, 1962, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.
Rachel Agnes Hoffman was born in Cass county (sic), Nebraska, July 20th, 1860, and passed away August 27, 1926, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jess Carpenter near Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 7 days. She was married to Chales (sic) Hoffman at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in 1880. He passed away February 15, 1925. To this union were born nine children: Wesley, Ralph, Raymond, Mabel and Mamie were present at the funeral. Four children have passed on before. Besides the children, she leaves one brother, eleven grand children and a host of friends to mourn her departure.
At an early age she united with the Evangelical church, later having united with the Methodist church at Nelson, Nebraska.She was always kind, considerate, nobel and true, and her life was an inspiration to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed, but we rejoice to know that when on the resurrection morning God calls, we shall see her once more, when there will be no parting or sorrow.
The funeral service was held in the Nelson Methodist church Sunday, August 29, at 3:30 p.m. being conducted by the pastor, Vincent R. Beebe, who was assisted by Brother C. Anker Christensen of Superior, who for years has been a close friend of the family. A mixed quartette from the Methodist choir sang comfortingly some of the hymns the departed loved so well. There was a large attendance of loved ones, neighbors and friends. The body was laid to rest in the Nelson cemetery.
A place is vacant in our home, A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our hearts That never can be filled.
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, September 2, 1926; pg. 5