Lovisa <I>Whitman</I> Goff


Lovisa Whitman Goff

Windsor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Feb 1859 (aged 38)
Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 16896300 View Source
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Lovisa Whitman, daughter of James Whitman and Chloe Whitman, was born 9 October 1820 in Windsor, Berkshire Co., Mass.
She married, Wm. P. Goff 29 May 1844 in North Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
They lived for a time at Winchester, Jefferson Co., Kan. before moving to a farm in the Town of Yorkville, Racine Co., Wis.
They had four children;
* +1) Wm. James Goff, Born 18 August 1846, married 13 November 1872, Emma Jane Ball, he died 12 September 1909, Rockford, Illinois.
* 2) Frances Lucinda Goff, born 24 May 1848, died 7 September 1849.
* 3) Clara Lovisa Goff, born 29 April 1850, died 14 March 1855.
* 4) Romanzo Whitman Goff, born 27 July 1855, married Minnie Lytle January 1892, he died 8 February 1911.

Lovisa Whitman Goff died in Yorkville, Wisconsin, 7 February 1859, and is buried in Lot 69, Block 6 of the Yorkville Cemetery located 6/10 of a mile West of Co. Hwy. "U" on old Yorkville Rd.

This picture of Lovisa was cropped from one with her husband. It can be seen at

I have been questioned as to whether this is her picture or, his second wife Jane Lytle, since photography was still in its infancy at the time of Lovisa's death- 1859. The original photograph is sepia color paper print, 5 3/4 wide, 8 7/8 long, and pasted to a cardboard backing 7 3/8 x 9 1/2.
(I have learned that paper prints were introduced about 1850, so, it could be Lovisa, as was written on the back.)


Inscription reads: Lovisa W. wife of Wm. P. Goff.
Died Feb 7 1859 Ae 37 yrs 4 mos

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  • Created by: Harold R
  • Added: 3 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16896300
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lovisa Whitman Goff (9 Oct 1820–7 Feb 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16896300, citing Yorkville Cemetery, Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Harold R (contributor 46870133) .