Proft Genealogy

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Father Franz (Frank Sr.) PROFT Family Picture Chart Page


Maria (Mary) PROFT

November 19, 1872 - January 5, 1928


Maria lived for 55 years, 1 month and 17 days or a total of 20,134 days

November 19, 1872 -  January 5, 1929

Father: Franz; Mother: Theresa Wolf


Father: Franz (Frank Sr.)   Mother: Theresia Blum

Siblings:  Frank,   Joseph,   Wenzel,   Anton,   August (Gus),   Adolph,     Karl, 

 1/2 sister Emma,   1/2 brother WilliamStep brother Anton Burgan


Maria was 7 years old when she made the December 1881 voyage to America with her family


The first census "1885 Wisconsin", where Franz's family is recorded after immigrating to US

June 20, 1885 Wisconsin State Census for Marathon County, Township of Johnson indicates a misspelled last name beginning with the Letter "B" instead of "P".  Household of 5 males (Franz, August, Anton, Anton BURGAN) and 3 females (Catherina, Maria, Emma) - 1 born in US (William) and 7 born in Germany.   Paul was likely on his own during this census.


Mary (Maria) is living with her brothers according to this 1888 Wausau City Directory


Maria (Mary) married Bartel Hoffner September 4, 1893 in Bessemer, Michigan

Gogebic County, Michigan Marriage Record Liber 1, Page 68
License #1020 Issued 8-28-1893, Marriage Date 9-4-1893
Groom: Bartel Hoffner age 28,  Laborer, born in Germany
Groom's Parents ; Frank Hoffner and Elise Hensle
Groom's Witness: August Proft, Bessemer
Bride: Mary Proft, age 19, born in Germany
Bride's Parents: Frank Proft and Theresa Wall
* (Wolf)
Bride's Witness: Mary Hoffner
Ceremony performed by W. Joister, Minister


Children: Frank b.1893 d.7-13-1952,  Tressa/Rachael? b.1896 d.10-1941,  Emma b.1897 d.5-28-1973,  Clara b.1899 d., Joe, b.1906



Maria (Mary) was visiting relatives in the Athens area during the time
her 1/2 brother Anton Burgan was married to his  2nd wife Emma (nee Zander) Ludwig


April 18, 1910 - 13th United States Census

Sophie Street - City of Bessemer, Gogebic County Michigan

Hoffner, Bartel Age 48 (Head)

Hoffner, Mary Age 38 (Wife)

Hoffner, Frank Age 17 (Son)

Hoffner, Tressa (Rachael?) Age 14 (Daughter)

Hoffner, Emma Age 13 (Daughter)

Hoffner, Clara Age 11 (Daughter)

Hoffner, Joe Age 5 (Son)


Maria and her family are listed in 1928 Bessemer City Directory

Mapquest - Hoffner Residence Location - 311 Sophie Street


Maria (Mary) Proft
(Mrs. Bartel Hoffner)
November 19, 1872 - January 5, 1928


Ironwood Daily Globe January 5, 1928

 


GPS N46:29.108 W90:02.753

Google Map - Catholic - Block 4, Lot 41 - Hillcrest Cemetery Location

 

Bartel Hoffner
1863 - June 17, 1930


Ironwood Daily Globe June 18, 1930


GPS N46:29.108 W90:02.755

Google Map - Catholic - Block 4, Lot 26 - Hillcrest Cemetery Location

Mrs. John Hoffner (Bartel's sister-in-law)  1/10/1928


Most of Mary (nee Proft) Hoffner's family and her brother
August Proft's family are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery


Hoffner Children

Frank, Tressa/Rachael, Emma, Clara,  and Joe

Frank Hoffner
July 25, 1893 - July 13, 1952


Ironwood Daily Globe July 15, 1952

Mrs. Frank (Jennie) Hoffner - Obituary


GPS N46:29.217  W90:02.694

Google Map - Protestant - Block 28. Lot 34 Hillcrest Cemetery

Emma Hoffner
October 11, 1897 - May 28, 1973


Ironwood Daily Globe May 29, 1973


GPS N46:29.245  W090:02.738

Google Map - Catholic - Block 37. Lot 41 Hillcrest Cemetery


 

Frank and Jennie Hoffner - 1940 Census Excerpt

Google Map - 112 Silver St. Bessemer, MI 1940 Residence

 

Frank and Jennie Hoffner's Children

Obituaries

Robert Hoffner Sr. -  8/15/1918 9/1/1986

Mrs. Robert (Marylouise) Hoffner Sr. -  12/26/1917 5/10/1975

Jean Hoffner (Mrs. Lawrence Upton) - 3/24/1921 - 9/25/1986

Harold Hoffner - 8/11/1924 - 7/18/1987

Donald Hoffner - 12/15/1927 - 4/17/2000

Kenneth Hoffner - 8/1/1930 - 6/18/1988

Mrs. Kenneth (Elsie) Hoffner - 7/18/1935 - 10/13/2012

 

 

 


Clara Hoffner
December 24, 1900 - October 24, 1941


Ironwood Daily Globe October 27, 1941

Mapquest - Evergreen Memorial Gardens

 

 

 

 

Rachel Hoffner
December 15, 1895 - January 10, 1966


Ironwood Daily Globe January 11, 1966


GPS N46:29.246 W090:02.738

Google Map - Catholic -Block 37. Lot 41, Hillcrest Cemetery


Joseph Hoffner
April 21, 1905 - April 9, 1977


Ironwood Daily Globe - April 11, 1977


GPS N46:29.244 W090:02.730

Google Map - Catholic - Block 37. Lot 41 Hillcrest Cemetery