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George Nelson Hoffman
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1908
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1997
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

George Hoffman was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 1st, 1908 and was adopted by William and Valesta Zink, a middle-aged couple who had no children of their own. They named their baby George Nelson Zink.

George's adopted father died in 1915 and his mother moved with George to Canon City, Colorado where George took up the trade of baking. He was a bakers apprentice in local shops, but by his 20's he developed his own recipes and became a professional baker. After his mother died in the mid 1930's George changed his name to Hoffman for professional reasons and also about this time he met Verna Uhrenholdt, originally from Nebraska. They married in 1940 in Miami, Florida and together they worked the East coast "borscht belt" hotel circuit from the Catskills down to Miami with George working as a contract pastry chef and Verna as a hostess.

When WWII came, George was in Detroit working in the Indian Village bakery, however he joined the war effort as an inspector in a war materials factory. In 1944 he and Verna had a daughter Joan and they moved to Grosse Pointe Woods north of Detroit. After the war George went back to baking and in 1955 bought his own bakery in Denver, Colorado. George ran Goodies Bakery and Verna managed a yard goods store. George was a Mason and member the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Colorado.

In the mid-1960s George had to sell the bakery, but he was offered a position in Houston, Texas as Supervisor of the Central Bakery for the Weingarten's Grocery chain. By the mid 1970's he and Verna retired and bought a home near his daughter and her family.

In 1985 his beloved wife Verna died and George lived alone. By the 1990's' George's health was not good and his daughter, Joan, looked after him. George died on February 28th, 1997 in Houston, Texas after a long illness. His cremains are buried with his wife Verna in his son-in-laws family plot in Richmond, Texas.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Nelson Zink (1865 - 1915)
  Valesta Bouslog Zink (1862 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Verna J Uhrenholdt Hoffman (1910 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Joan Camilla Hoffman Adams (1944 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alta Adelaide Zink (1891 - 1963)**
  Pearl Helen Zink Michel (1892 - 1966)**
  George Nelson Hoffman (1908 - 1997)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Morton Cemetery
Richmond
Fort Bend County
Texas, USA
Plot: Plot: Section- RMCW, Lot- 35, Space- 4
 
Created by: L Adams
Record added: May 26, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130407047
George Nelson Hoffman
Added by: L Adams
 
George Nelson Hoffman
Added by: L Adams
 
George Nelson Hoffman
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