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 Cecelia Rosina <I>Le Lievre</I> Hoffman

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Cecelia Rosina Le Lievre Hoffman

Birth
New Zealand
Death
26 Mar 1945 (aged 72)
Te Kuiti, Waitomo District, Waikato, New Zealand
Burial
Te Kuiti, Waitomo District, Waikato, New Zealand
Memorial ID
135754654 View Source

From grave memorial written by relative Tania MacDonald:

William James Hoffman & Cecelia Rosina Hoffman (nee Le Lievre)

William James Hoffman was the second son of George and Fannie Hoffman (nee Cullen).
He was born on 6 July 1869 in Hudson, New Hampshire, United States of America. In 1876, three years after the tragic death of his mother Fannie, William James left America with his father George and his two siblings, John Onslow and Sarah Jane. Following a brief stay in Australia the family came to New Zealand. They arrived here in 1881.
William James began his working life as a contractor and farmer in the King Country alongside his father George and older John Onslow, and in 1908 became a councillor for the Rauamoa Riding. On 25 August 1914 he married Cecelia Rosina Le Lievre in Akaroa. Cecelia Rosina, born 23 August 1872 was the second daughter of Ginny and Eugene Le Lievre. She was one of 17 children.
In 1838 her grandfather Etienne planted the first slip of weeping willow in Akaroa, said to have come from around Napoleon’s grave on the island of St. Helena. Cuttings were later taken from a sole surviving weeping willow and planted along the river Avon in Christchurch.
Following their marriage William James and Cecelia Rosina ran the “Sea view” boarding house in Akaroa. The couple were held in high regard, and William James was later to be elected to the Akaroa Borough Council.
The couple then moved to Te Kuiti where William James worked as a roading contractor for a number of years. William James subsequently became a farmer in Hangatiki where his cousin Thomas John Hoffman and wife Eva Florence ran a dairy farm. Like their Irish Palatine forbears farming was in the Hoffman cousins blood and it was through hard work and good farming practice that they helped to make the King Country one of the finest farming regions in New Zealand.
William James and Cecelia Rosina were well liked and respected in Te Kuiti. Cecelia Rosina in particular was admired for her cheesemaking and housekeeping skills, and William James was remembered for keeping their visitors happy with his delicious scones.
Sadly the couple, affectionately known as “Uncle Bill” and “Aunty Cissy”, were not destined to have children. On 26 March 1945 following a brief illness Cecelia Rosina died, ages 73 years. William Jame s died on 6 June 1958, aged 89 years.
Loved and remembered always by the Hoffman and Le Lievre Families

From grave memorial written by relative Tania MacDonald:

William James Hoffman & Cecelia Rosina Hoffman (nee Le Lievre)

William James Hoffman was the second son of George and Fannie Hoffman (nee Cullen).
He was born on 6 July 1869 in Hudson, New Hampshire, United States of America. In 1876, three years after the tragic death of his mother Fannie, William James left America with his father George and his two siblings, John Onslow and Sarah Jane. Following a brief stay in Australia the family came to New Zealand. They arrived here in 1881.
William James began his working life as a contractor and farmer in the King Country alongside his father George and older John Onslow, and in 1908 became a councillor for the Rauamoa Riding. On 25 August 1914 he married Cecelia Rosina Le Lievre in Akaroa. Cecelia Rosina, born 23 August 1872 was the second daughter of Ginny and Eugene Le Lievre. She was one of 17 children.
In 1838 her grandfather Etienne planted the first slip of weeping willow in Akaroa, said to have come from around Napoleon’s grave on the island of St. Helena. Cuttings were later taken from a sole surviving weeping willow and planted along the river Avon in Christchurch.
Following their marriage William James and Cecelia Rosina ran the “Sea view” boarding house in Akaroa. The couple were held in high regard, and William James was later to be elected to the Akaroa Borough Council.
The couple then moved to Te Kuiti where William James worked as a roading contractor for a number of years. William James subsequently became a farmer in Hangatiki where his cousin Thomas John Hoffman and wife Eva Florence ran a dairy farm. Like their Irish Palatine forbears farming was in the Hoffman cousins blood and it was through hard work and good farming practice that they helped to make the King Country one of the finest farming regions in New Zealand.
William James and Cecelia Rosina were well liked and respected in Te Kuiti. Cecelia Rosina in particular was admired for her cheesemaking and housekeeping skills, and William James was remembered for keeping their visitors happy with his delicious scones.
Sadly the couple, affectionately known as “Uncle Bill” and “Aunty Cissy”, were not destined to have children. On 26 March 1945 following a brief illness Cecelia Rosina died, ages 73 years. William Jame s died on 6 June 1958, aged 89 years.
Loved and remembered always by the Hoffman and Le Lievre Families


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