Anna Maria Christina Borth

b. 23 October 1884, d. 22 October 1956

Anna Maria Christina "Mate" Borth Hoffman, 1884-1956
  • Anna Maria Christina Borth was born on 23 October 1884 in New York.
  • She was known as Mate.
  • Mate and George Borth appear in a tintype photograph, about 1888.
    Tintype of Mate and George Borth, about 1888
  • Sisters Margaret and Mate Borth appear in a tintype photograph, about 1890.
    Tintype of Margaret and Mate Borth, about 1890
  • A photographic portrait was made of Frederick and Maggie Borth and family, about 1895.
  • Frederick Christian Borth and Margaretha Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 213 Grape Street. Other members of the household included Anna Maria Christina Borth, Adelaide E. Borth, Marie Christina Elizabeth Borth, William George Borth, Anna Margaret Helena Borth and Robert Edmund Borth.
  • In a letter dated 8 May 1906 to Anna Maria Christina Borth, Anna Elisabetha Dexheimer wrote from Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York:
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman,
         I, your dear grandmother, and grandfather, we both congratulate you on your wedding day. We wish you health, peace, and happiness and God’s blessing on all your paths your life long. May the dear Lord grant you this.
         Warm regards and kisses from both of us to all your wedding guests from your loving grandparents, Elisabetha and Johann Kammerer.
    Letter from Elisabeth Dexheimer Kammerer to granddaughter Mate Borth at her marriage, 7 May 1906
  • She married Christian Hoffman, son of George H. Hoffman and Louisa Lehnert, on 9 May 1906 in Buffalo, New York, at 213 Grape Street, at the home of the bride's parents, with Rev. E. F. Bachman officiating.
  • The following appeared in the Buffalo Courier: The marriage of Miss Anna Mary Borth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borth, to Mr. Christian Hoffman was solemnized Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's parents in Grape Street, the Rev. E. F. Bachman officiating.
         The bride wore white French lawn trimmed with lace and carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by Miss Eleanor Doehnert, maid of honor, gowned in white dotted Swiss trimmed with Valenciennes lace and carrying roses. The two bridesmaids, Miss Lucy Hoffman and Miss Margaret Borth, wore white dotted mull and carried pink carnations. The best man was Mr. George Borth; the groomsmen were Mr. H. Berner and Mr. George J. Barnett andMiss Louise Eimer played the Lohengrin wedding march.
         The bride's table at the wedding supper was laid for twenty-two. Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. J. Kammerer and Miss Marcie Kammerer
    of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Cleveland, Mr. John Kammerer, Miss Ada Kammerer, Miss Lucille Kammerer, Mrs. A. Vorwerk and Mr. F. Hartwig of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eimer, Miss Louise Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Mrs. O. Young, Mrs. A. Hoffman, Miss Hoffman and Mr. M. Mayle of Niagara Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman have gone on an eastern trip and will be home after July 1st aat No. 141 Eaton Street.
  • Christian Hoffman and Anna Maria Christina Borth appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 756 Glenwood Avenue living not far from Mate's cousin Addie Gaise.. Other members of the household included Ruth Mary Hoffman and Esther Louise Hoffman.
  • The following appeared on 1 May 1911 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borth, Mr. and Mrs. Schalcraft [sic], Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boehner, Mr. and Mrs. C. Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. George Barnett and Mr. Charles Werler [sic] of Buffalo attended the funeral of Adam Kammerer yesterday afternoon. . . . J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., was in town yesterday attending the funeral of his brother, Adam Kammerer.
  • Christian Hoffman registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Erie County, New York, while living with his wife Anna Mary at 756 Glenwood in Buffalo, and self-employed there at 409 Ellicott as a horseshoer.
  • Christian Hoffman and Anna Maria Christina Borth appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Buffalo, New York, at 756 Glenwood Avenue. Other members of the household included Ruth Mary Hoffman, Esther Louise Hoffman, Christian Charles Hoffman, Edith Dorothy Hoffman, George Daniel Hoffman and Carol Elizabeth Hoffman.
  • On two occasions during the 1940s, women of the Borth and Hoffman families were photographed at the same location. This one was earlier.
  • Christ and Mate Borth had a photographic portrait made during the 1940s.
    Christ and Mate Borth Hoffman
  • Of the two photographs of women of the Borth and Hoffman families taken in the 1940s at the same location, this one was later.
    Women of the Borth and Hoffman families, 1940s
  • Sisters Margaret, Mate, Addie and Rose Borth celebrated Mate's birthday on 23 October 1951 at the home of her daughter Esther Schillke.
    Sisters Margaret, Mate, Addie and Rose Borth celebrate Mate's birthday on 23 October 1951
  • Christ and Mate Hoffman were photographed with some of their family, about 1955.
  • The following appeared on 24 July 1955 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: George Dan'l Hoffman's recent one-man art show and song recital at the Twentieth Century Club drew your Good Listener's attention to the exceptionally talented Hoffman family -- six sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hoffman, 751 Glenwood Ave.
         Christian Hoffman Sr. made his start as a blacksmith, then, changing with the times, became the owner of a garage and repair shop for cars. Although he and his wife were limited in schooling, they encouraged their sons and daughters to develop their abilities through education.
         Their daughter, Ruth, studied home economics at Buffalo State Teachers College, from where she was graduated. She is dietitian at Seneca Vocational High School.
         The second daughter, Mrs. Alfred Schillke of Eggertsville, a graduate of the Buffalo School of Fine Arts, is a former teacher of art in local public schools. Lately, she conducted the art course in the Vacation Bible School of Ascension Lutheran Church, Snyder.
         Christian Hoffman Jr., a graduate of Oswego State Teachers College, is a member of the faculty of Burgard Vocational High School. He has taken graduate courses at the University of Buffalo. The third daughter, Mrs. Carl [E]yring of Arizona, channels her artistic talent in the field of dress designing.
         George Dan'l Hoffman of New York has sung in Carnegie Hall and painted portraits of many outstanding Americans. His study of art, begun at the Buffalo School of Fine Arts, was continued at the Parsons Art School and Cooper Union Institute of New York. Currently he is conducting summer art classes at his Snyder studio.
         Mrs. Henry J[uette] of Snyder, youngest member of the family, made an intensive study of music. She is a church choir soloist, piano teacher, and former president of the Piano Teachers' Forum of Buffalo.
         This family is an excellent example of the opportunities available to Americans possessing talent and the perseverance essential to its development.
  • During May 1956, Christ and Mate Hoffman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and family members posed for a group photograph.
  • Anna Maria Christina Borth died on 22 October 1956 at age 71.
  • Christian Hoffman became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, Niagara County, New York.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of Christian Hoffman and Anna Maria Christina Borth.
    Christ and Mate Borth Hoffman, Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, Niagara County, New York
  • Last Edited: 12 Mar 2017

Family: Christian Hoffman b. 15 August 1882, d. 13 February 1977