William Hofmeister
(Abt 1835-)
Carl Hofmeister


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Katherine "Katie" Ahern

Carl Hofmeister

  • Born: 1858, Germany
  • Marriage: Katherine "Katie" Ahern on 24 Jul 1899 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois

  General Notes:

Birth date is a guess from a newpaper article Brevity: "Carl Hofmeister, aged 31, and Katie Ahern, aged 22, both of Quincy". Was an engagement announcement?

Carl was proprieter of St. Joe's House, presumbably a tavern. 310 Hampshire was located Carl Hofmeister's. Perhaps this predates St. Joe's? or after?

Carl served as "Overseer of the Poor" in the early 1900's. He was in charge of the Adams Co. Detention home, or youth home in the old Ricker house.

A brother in law was Gustav Holtzmann, who was killed in the German army fighting in France on 24 July 1915.

Lived at 428 Hampshire

1920 U.S. Census: Year immigrated - 1883, Year Naturalized - 1890.

Carl married Katherine "Katie" Ahern, daughter of Ahern and Catherine Fitzgerald, on 24 Jul 1899 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. (Katherine "Katie" Ahern was born in Feb 1868 in Illinois.)

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