Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Witts in:
 • Mount Hope Cemetery
 • Sibley
 • Ford County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Elizabeth Hoffman Witt
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Oct. 15, 1829, Poland
Death: Sep. 24, 1920
Ford County
Illinois, USA

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
Gustav 1856-1938
m1885 Augusta Fritz d1899
m1903 Margaretha Fornoff Strauss d1930
Ernstina 1861-1951
m1882 Gustav Julius Pretzlaff d1914
Wilhelmina 1862-1921
m1888 William Dittberner d1938
Amelia 1863-1891
m1883 William Carl Winter d1920
Helena 1867-1956
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. 
Family links: 
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625609
Elizabeth <i>Hoffman</i> Witt
Added by: Rosetta
Elizabeth <i>Hoffman</i> Witt
Added by: Tony Cannon
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 Added: May. 5, 2007
So glad to find you, great grandmother.
- Rosetta
 Added: Oct. 31, 2004

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED