Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jane or Jennie Weinert (Hofer) 1855 - 1942

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Jennie was born January 31, 1855, in Toronto, Canada.  In 1859 she moved with her parents to Argo, NE.  

Christian was born in Indiana, USA on 30 Jul 1853.  He had a sister named Sophia.  He married Jennie aka Jane Weinert on June 5, 1879.  According to family members she thinks he is "crazy" and she wishes she had never married him.  He won’t take baths for days at a time.   They buy 80 acres in NE for $1,800.     

In 1883 their son Charles sold out to his father and moved to Osobrne County, Kansas.  Christian’s parents move to Kansas two months later, Jennie and Christian buy property from his parents.  (1884) They were faithful Evangelical Church members.  The family was very poor.  Christian died at 44 years old in 1900 from consumption.   Burial, rose Valley Cemetery, Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, USA, Inscription: Age 46 yrs. 8 mos. 22 days. Jennie raised five of their six children and dies 44 years later in 1942 in Downs, Kansas.  Jennie raised five of their six children and dies 42 years later in 1942 in Downs, Kansas
 

Children
1.  Freddie, heir first-born dies in 1880. 
2.  Ida was born on September 9, 1881, marries James Carner for 6 mo.
3.  Charles Edward was born on October 16, 1885. 
4.  Louisa Melinda was born on July 3, 1887 marries James Carner, Jay Denny Lamm and dies in 1971 at the
USAF Academy, El Paso, Colorado, USA
5.  Edwin Daniel was born on July 31, 1888, later dies at 23 in 1911
6.  Elmer was born June 9 1889 and was a pastor for 2 years.
7.  Bennie was born on April 13, 1893 and dies March 10, 1895.  Inscription: Age 1 yr. 10 mos. 27 days. Son of C. & J. Hofer.  He is buried in the Rose Valley Cemetery, Osborne, Downs, KA



Summary: Let’s see if I have this right:



Fannie Weinert Scholl, Jennie's mother,  was born in Buffalo, Erie, New York, that location is right next to Canada. That is why Jennie Weinert was born in Canada, it was not that far away and they likely had family or friends in Toronto. The interesting thing is the Scholl's were in New York, City that is further away.

Jennie is born January 31, 1855, in Toronto, Canada.  In 1859 she moves with parents to Argo, NE.  Later she marries Christian Hofer, on June 5, 1879.  He is "crazy" and she wishes she had never married him. The newspaper doesn’t agree and says he is one of their “best citizens.” They buy 80 acres in NE for $1,800.  He won’t take baths for days at a time and ends up in an institution where he needs dry underclothing.  He dies of "consumption" later called tuberculosis in 1900.  The obit says he is a devout and zealous Christian and a member of the Evangelical Association.

The next year their daughter Ida, who is 20, marries James Carner.  They are married for six months when Ida dies of the same illness as her father namely consumption.  James now dates his dead wife’s sister Louisa who is six years older than Ida.  They marry in 1904 and have three children: John Carner, Walter Carner and Gideon Lawrence Carner b 1907.  James dies four years after his son Gideon is born in 1911. After his death Jennie Winert Hofer, grandmother, takes care of Gideon for a time.  Four years after her husband’s death Louisa marries Jay Lamm in June 1915.  They have two children Milton Lamm and Virgil Lamm.  Jay dies in 1951, Louisa dies 20 years later in 1971. 




Christian Hofer


Published Timeline of Events


1853-1900





March 14, 1895


Osborne County Farmer, page 4


Loss of Bennie H




 
May 6, 1896
Osborne County Farmer, page 6
Back from the Asylum


 


January 25, 1900
Osborne County Farmer, page 8
Coming Home Soon from Asylum

March 22nd, 1900
Osborne County Farmer, page 3
Home From Asylum


March 29th, 1900
Osborne County Farmer, page 8
Back at Home, Seriously Ill



April 26, 1900
Osborne Country Farmer
Page 8
Obituary






Early photo of Elmer Hofer  and his wife Ellen Frost.


Research: On Mar 9, 2014, at 9:15 PM, Kent wrote:

 Jennifer, nice to meet you.  I’m enclosing a large size photo of Christian’s family.  Also I went to a family reunion where they told me the following.  It is unfiltered:

 Jennie is born January 31, 1855, in Toronto, Canada.  In 1859 she moves with parents to Argo, NE.  Much later she marries Christian Hofer, on June 5, 1879.  He is "crazy" and she wishes she had never married him.  He won’t take baths for days at a time.
  

They buy 80 acres in NE for $1,800.  Freddie, heir first-born dies in 1880.  Ida was born on September 9, 1881.  Charles Edward was born on October 16, 1885.  Louisa Melinda was born on July 3, 1887.  Edwin was born on July 31, 1888 who later dies at 23.  Elmer was born June 9 1889 and was a pastor for 2 years.  Bennie was born on April 12 1889 and died when he was just less than 2 years old.

 In 1883 Charles sold out to his father and moved to Osobrne County, Kansas. Christian’s parents move to Kansas two months later, Jane and husband buy property from his parents.  (1884) They were faithful Evangelical Church members.  The family was very poor.  Christian died at 44 years old in 1900.  Jennie raised five of their six children and dies 44 years later in 1942 in Downs, Kansas.


Christian's parents:





Research: On Mar 9, 2014, at 5:22 PM, J  wrote:

 Hi my name is Jennifer Malinsky and I came across your website while doing some genealogy research.  My great great grandfather is Christian Hofer who was married to Jennie or Jane Weinert.

 To break things down my mother is Marsha Hofer and her father was Donald Hofer (my grandfather). Donald is the son of Elmer who is the son of Christian.  I have a picture of Elmer and his wife, Ellen.  I'm quite sure he is the same person in one of your photos.  I will either scan or send you a link to the photo.  Several years ago someone was writing a book about Elmer's wife's side of the family.  We sent her copies of photos which she put up on her website.  I didn't have a chance to read how you are related to the Weinerts.  I think your page is great!  Any feedback, comments or other info would be appreciated!
 
 Jennifer Malins









Daughter Ida Hofer