Dorothy Helen Hoffman
b. 14 October 1898, d. 14 September 1986
- Father: Albert John Hoffman b. 14 December 1866, d. 3 December 1946
- Mother: Helen Kammerer b. 18 November 1866, d. 18 March 1955
- Dorothy Helen Hoffman was born on 14 October 1898 in New York.
- Albert John Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1143 Lockport Street. Other members of the household included Dorothy Helen Hoffman, Helen Kammerer and Norma Alberta Hoffman.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1905 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1817 Ontario Avenue. Other members of the household included Dorothy Helen Hoffman, Norma Alberta Hoffman, Henry Valentine Hoffman and Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, and one boarder.. Other members of the household included Dorothy Helen Hoffman, Norma Alberta Hoffman, Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman and John Kammerer Hoffman.
- She witnessed the marriage of William Bouvy and Norma Alberta Hoffman on 17 June 1919 in Niagara Falls, New York; by license issued 11 June, with Rev. Herman Brezing officiating.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York, at Sugar Street. Other members of the household included Dorothy Helen Hoffman, Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman and John Kammerer Hoffman.
- A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
- She was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Romain Bouvy on 15 June 1924 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York, at 2902 Lockport Road. Other members of the household included Dorothy Helen Hoffman.
- She was employed doing clerical work at a bank, according to the 1930 census.
- She married Earl Byron Strowger, son of William B. Strowger and Sarah (?), on 7 November 1931.
- The following appeared on 11 November 1931 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: One of the prettiest weddings of the season occurred in the Epiphany church, Main and Lockport streets Saturday evening, November 7, at 5 o'clock, when Miss Helen Dorothy Hoffman became the bride of Earl Byron Strowger. The Reverend Weeks officiated. Miss Elsa Kimball, organist, played the wedding march.
The bride was lovely in a gown of Irish lace with a pink sash caught in the back by a brilliant buckle. She wore an ivory satin turban and pink slippers. The bridal bouquet consisted of pink roses and bon boons. Her only attendant, Miss Rose Ross, was becomingly attired in a gown of blue triple chiffon, with slippers to match. Her had was a turban of silver and gold and she carried a bouquet of yellow roses and bon boons. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Clifford Strowger.
Following the ceremony the wedding dinner was served at the Red Coach Inn, covers being laid for 14. There was a reception afterwards at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Hoffman of Hyde Park boulevard and Lockport street.
Mr. and Mrs. Strowger left on a motor trip through the east, Mrs. Strowger traveling in a Spainsh tile dress with hat to match and a brown fur jacket.
Among the pre-nuptial affairs was a glassware shower given by Miss Marguerite Martin; a kitchen shower by Miss Margaret Pelton; a china shower by Miss Rose Ross and a linen shower by the Misses Marie Gabauer and Louise Otto.
The groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Strowger of Rochester, were the out-of-town guests.
- The following appeared on 19 August 1932 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: [Born] To Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Strowger (Dorothy Hoffman), of Buffalo, at the Children's hospital in Buffalo on August 16, a son, Earl Byron, Jr.
- The following appeared on 9 October 1933 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Earl Strowger, Jr., 13-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Strowger, 63 Stillwell avenue, died at the family home yesterday. The baby's mother was formerly Miss Dorothy Hoffman, of this city. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with burial at Riverdale cemetery, this city.
- Earl Byron Strowger and Dorothy Helen Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Kenmore, Erie County, New York, at 62 Stillwell Avenue.
- The following appeared on 4 December 1946 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Albert John Hoffman, 80, of 2902 Lockport road, a retired building contractor, a member of a pioneer Niagarra county family and for many years of the Hoffman house, Lockport road and Hyde Park boulevard, died yesterday at his home after a long illness.
Born in Porter Center, Mr. Hoffman came to Niagara Falls 65 years ago and spent the remainder of his life here. He retired several years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Kammerer Hoffman; four children, John K. Hoffman and Mrs. Norma Bouvy, both of this city; Mrs. Dorothy Stroger, Kenmore, and Mrs. Catherine Turner, of Portland, Ore; two brothers, Milton F. Hoffman, of this city, and Henry J. Hoffman, Plainfield, N. J., and one sister Mrs. Lillian Reiger, this city. Ten grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a. m. at the home and at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church with interment in Gate of Heaven cemetery.
- The following appeared on 19 March 1955 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Hoffman, 88, of 2902 Lockport Rd., will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, D.D., officiating. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoffman died yesterday at Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Born here, she had been active in community affairs and was a lifelong member of the Zion church. She resided at the above address for 43 years. Mrs. Hoffman was county tax collector for the Town of Niagara for a number of years, school tax collection and during the 1930s was chairman of the American Red Cross.
Her husband A. J. Hoffman, predeceased her.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Norma Bouvy, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Dorothy Strouger, Kenmore, and Mrs. Catherine Gleie, Portland, Ore; a son, John K. Hoffman, Lewsiton; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Redanz Funeral Home until 11 a.m. Monday.
- The SSDI lists Buffalo, Erie County, New York, as the last residence of record of Dorothy Helen Hoffman.
- Dorothy Helen Hoffman died on 14 September 1986 at age 87.
- Earl Byron Strowger became a widower at her death.
- Last Edited: 24 Nov 2014