Christian Charles Hoffman
b. 9 September 1911, d. 8 September 1976
- Father: Christian Hoffman b. 15 August 1882, d. 13 February 1977
- Mother: Anna Maria Christina Borth b. 23 October 1884, d. 22 October 1956
- Christian Charles Hoffman was born on 9 September 1911 in New York.
- Christian Hoffman appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 756 Glenwood Avenue. Other members of the household included Christian Charles Hoffman, Ruth Mary Hoffman, Esther Louise Hoffman, Edith Dorothy Hoffman, George Daniel Hoffman and Carol Elizabeth Hoffman.
- 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 Christian Charles Hoffman, Ruth Mary Hoffman, Esther Louise Hoffman, Edith Dorothy Hoffman, George Daniel Hoffman and Carol Elizabeth Hoffman.
- He was working as an accountant for a garage (likely his father's), according to the 1930 census.
- He married Beatrice Louise Wilson, daughter of Willard Murray Wilson and Alice Mae Kern, on 24 August 1940 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
- The following appeared in the Syracuse Herald-American: In the First Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Miss Beatrice Louise Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wilson of Taunton, was united in marriage to Christian Charles Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hoffman of Buffalo. The Rev. David Gaise, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church of Central Bridge, cousin of the bride, officiated. . . . Mrs. Ada Shinaman Crouse, organist of the First Presbyterian Church, gave this program: . . .
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her gown of Alencon lace over a fitted satin bodice . . . .
Miss Carol Hoffman of Buffalo, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor and Miss Evelyn Roberts and Miss Marrion Beasley, both of Syracuse, were bridesmaids. . . . George Hoffman of Buffalo, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The ushers were Ray Fuller and Gordon Huggins, both of Syracuse.
. . . A reception followed at Drumline for relatives and members of the bridal party. The bridal couple left for a cruise up the St. Lawrence and before return will stop at Buffalo where a reception in their honor will be given.
. . . The bride was a former student at Syracuse City Norman School and was recently on the office staff of the Grayher Electric Company of Syracuse. The bridegroom is on the faculty at North High School in Binghamton. The couple will live in Binghamton. Among hostesses who entertained were [sisters of the groom] Mrs. A. J. Schillke and the Misses Ruth and Carol Hoffman.
- 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.
- Christian Charles Hoffman died on 8 September 1976 at age 64.
- The SSDI lists Buffalo, New York, as the last residence of record of Christian Charles Hoffman.
- Beatrice Louise Wilson became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Acacia Park Cemetery, North Tonawanda, Niagara County, New York.
- Last Edited: 19 Oct 2013