|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1829, Poland|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1920|
Born in Bergbruck (?), Posen Dist. Prussia,(now in Poland) her father, Christian Hoffmann, died when she was very young. Her mother's name and dates are unknown. In 1855 Elizabeth married Karl (Carl) Witt in Posen Province of Prussia. They had 8 children--two died as infants.
They followed children Gustav, Amelia and Ernstina to U.S.A. on S.S. Strassburg on 24 May 1884 with daughters Wilhelmina and Helena, settling with Elizabeth's sister, Elizabeth Hoffman Fricke, near Anchor, IL. One daughter, Henrietta (Yetta), did not emigrate.
Henrietta --no data
m1885 Augusta Fritz d1899
m1903 Margaretha Fornoff Strauss d1930
m1882 Gustav Julius Pretzlaff d1914
m1888 William Dittberner d1938
m1883 William Carl Winter d1920
m1892 William Carl Winter d1920
Elizabeth lived with her children in succession after Karl died 22 Feb 1887. She is buried in the William Winter family plot. Carl is buried in the non-member section of St. John Lutheran church cemetery at Anchor, IL.
NOTE: her birthplace town is probably misspelled as it cannot be located on old maps. This is how it appears in early family records and in her obituary.
Carl (Karl) Witt (1825 - 1887)
Gustav Witt (1856 - 1938)*
Ernstina Witt Pretzlaff (1861 - 1951)*
Amelia V. Witt Winter (1863 - 1891)*
Wilhelmina Witt Dittberner (1864 - 1921)*
Helena J. Witt Winter (1867 - 1956)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625609
Added: May. 5, 2007
So glad to find you, great grandmother.|
Added: Oct. 31, 2004