John Kammerer Hoffman
b. 17 December 1907, d. 29 July 1987
- Father: Albert John Hoffman b. 14 December 1866, d. 3 December 1946
- Mother: Helen Kammerer b. 18 November 1866, d. 18 March 1955
- John Kammerer Hoffman was born on 17 December 1907 in New York.
- He was baptized/christened on 17 October 1908 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, sponsored by Helen Kammerer.
- 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 John Kammerer Hoffman, Norma Alberta Hoffman, Dorothy Helen Hoffman and Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman.
- 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 John Kammerer Hoffman, Dorothy Helen Hoffman and Catherine Elizabeth Hoffman.
- He married Dorothy A. Melcher, daughter of Robert Howard Melcher and Sarah Harriet Roller, on 5 September 1926.
- John Kammerer Hoffman and Dorothy A. Melcher appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 2761 Lockport Street. Other members of the household included John J. Hoffman, Mary Lou Hoffman and Geraldine F. Hoffman.
- He was employed as a millwright in a carbide factory, according to the 1930 census.
- Albert John Hoffman and Helen Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York, at 2902 Lockport Road. Other members of the household included John Kammerer Hoffman, Dorothy A. Melcher, John J. Hoffman, Mary Lou Hoffman, Geraldine F. Hoffman and Donald Robert Hoffman.
- He was employed as a crane operator at the carbide plant, according to the 1940 census.
- 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 1951 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: (Colonial Village) Seaman 1/c Donald Hoffman is spending a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman, 15 Garlow road. Seaman Hoffman is serving aboard the Destroyer USS Abbott, which is now at the Philadelphia navy yard undergoing repairs.
- 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 following appeared on 4 September 1966 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Dan Lanphear, 4656 Apple Drive, Lewiston, will be hostess at a party today from 2 to 5 p.m. honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman, on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman, former residents of Colonial Village, now make their home in Ashtabula, Ohio, where Mr. Hoffman was transferred by Union Carbide Corp. He is now retired since Jan. 1 after 34 years with the corporation.
Present at the party will be the couple's other three children, Mrs. Ronald Bement, North Tonawanda; Donald Hoffman, Parkersburg, W. Va; and John Hoffman, and six granddaughters.
Since retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman have traveled extensively through the United States with a travel trailer.
- The SSDI lists Lockport, Niagara County, New York, as the last residence of record of John Kammerer Hoffman.
- John Kammerer Hoffman died on 29 July 1987 at age 79.
- He was interred at Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.
- Last Edited: 24 Nov 2014