Wood County, Wisconsin

* Transcribed By: Marla Zwakman (unless otherwise noted)

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Carolyn Hoffman (28 Nov. 1870 – 14 Feb. 1955)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 17 Feb. 1955

* Mrs. Max Hoffman, 85, died Monday at 6:30 a.m. at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hoffman, Colby, Route 1. She had been in poor health the past two years.

A requiem high mass was sung this morning at 9:00 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Colby, with the Rev. Vincent Schwartz officiating, after which internment was made in Hillside cemetery, Marshfield.

The pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased: Tom Hoffman, Abbotsford; Bernard Hoffman, Rochester, Minn.; Jerry Hiebsch, Owen; Leonard Hoffman, Marshfield; Eugene Irlbeck, Baraboo; and Robert Irlbeck, Appleton.

Mrs. Hoffman, formerly Carolyn Bachmier, was born Nov. 28, 1870, in Bavaria, Germany, where she received her education. At the age of 18, she came to the United States and settled in Marshfield where she was married on Nov. 19, 1890 at St. John’s Catholic church, to Frank Irlbeck, of Iowa, whose death occurred in 1891.

Her second marriage took place on Sept. 5, 1893 at Sheboygan, to Max Hoffman, whose death occurred Jan. 14, 1947.

For 20 years, the couple farmed in the town of Richfield, Dorchester and Colby, returning to Marshfield in 1941. On July, 1954, she came to live with Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hoffman.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church and the Christian Mother’s Society, both of Colby, and of the Altar Society of St. John’s Catholic church, at Marshfield.

She is survived by five sons, George Hoffman, Abbotsford; Max Hoffman, Stetsonville; and Alfred and Joseph Hoffman, both of Marshfield; and Edmund Hoffman, Route 1, Colby; three daughters, Mrs. Ed. (Frances) Kauffman, Marshfield; Mrs. Emil (Mary) Stasek, Athens; and Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Hiebsch, Owen; 29 grand children and 17 great grand children.

A son, Frank Irlbeck, died in June, 1941. Three other children died in infancy.

George Hoffman (1875? - 22 Nov. 1950)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 22 Nov. 1950, page 14; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

George Hoffman, 75, Park Falls, died at 5 a.m. today at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning in the Catholic Church at Park Falls. Burial will be made in the cemetery there. Among his survivors are an aunt, Mrs. Theresa Jadack, and a cousin, Mrs. Wilfred Boucher, both of Marshfield.

Herbert Hoffman (24 June 1925 – 29 Jan. 2006)
Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 30 Jan. 2006

*** Note: The beginning and part of the middle of this article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription. His date of death is from the Social Security Death Index.

* Home with the Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Parish.

Herb was born June 24, 1925, in the town of Sherry to Michael and Catherine (Pongratz) Hoffman. He attended St. Kilian’s School in Blenker.

He was united in marriage to Lorinda L. Brandl on June 27, 1944, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Milladore. He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II, being stationed in Korea.

After moving from the farm in the Sherry area to Marshfield, he began his career

grandchildren ? Marissa, Kamren, Kelsey, Benjamin, Derek, Zachary, Montana, Madeline, Sydney and Jackson.

He is further survived by one brother, Richard (Marion) Hoffman of Milladore; and sister, Marie (Tubbs) of Wisconsin Rapids.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Peter, Sylvester, Edward, George, Leonard and Joseph Hoffman; and two sisters, Margaret Mancl and Anna Polster.

Louis J. Hoffman (22 Nov. 1890 – 14 May 1961)
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 15 May 1961, page 6; Lorraine Markee Collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Louis J. Hoffman, 70, of 400 N. Vine Ave., died Sunday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he had been a patient for about a month.

A Mass of Requiem will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s Catholic Church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. N. Schuh. Burial will be made in Gate of Heaven cemetery.

Friends may call at the Rembs Funeral Home where a general rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. this evening.

Mr. Hoffman was born in Austria Nov. 22, 1890. He came to America at the age of 2 with his parents who settled in Stratford. After his marriage July 14, 1920, to the former Irene Gruber in St. John’s Catholic Church, the couple moved to Marshfield where they lived since. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Edwin, Ladysmith, Raymond, Milwaukee, Robert, Marshfield, and Alois, Greenwood; two daughters, Mrs. Giles (Marie) Susa, Greenwood, and Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Schuster, Marshfield; four brothers, Joe, Burlington, Frank, Marshfield, and John and Fred, Wausau; a sister, Mrs. Mike Smithbauer, Stratford; and 21 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Max Hoffman (8 Dec. 1871 - 14 Jan. 1948)
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 15 Jan. 1948

* Funeral services for Max Hoffman, Sr., 76 years old, of Marshfield, who died Wednesday morning of a cerebral hemorrhage, will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 o’clock at St. John’s Catholic church, Marshfield.

Mr. Hoffman was born at Warrenried, Germany, Dec. 8, 1871, and came to America the age of 9. He lived in Iowa, Marshfield, and for a number of years operated farms near Dorchester and Colby. For the past four years he lived in Marshfield.

Surviving are his wife and eight children: Mrs. Ed (Frances) Kauffman, Jr., Dorchester; Joseph, Chicago; George, Abbotsford; Alfred, Marshfield; Mrs. Emil (Marian) Stacek, Marshfield; Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Hiebsch, Curtiss; and Edmund, Colby. One son, Frank, preceded him in death in June, 1941.

There are 29 grand children, six great grand children, and one brother, Frank Hoffman, Sheboygan.

William J. Hoffman (6 May 1909 – 5 Mar. 1959) 
Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 12 Mar. 1959 

* William J. Hoffman 89, former Abbotsford resident, died at his home at Farmington, Minn., late Thursday afternoon of a heart attack. The body was brought to the Rembs Funeral Home at Marshfield, where the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. N. Schuh conducted funeral services Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock. Burial was made in Gate of Heaven cemetery. 

Mr. Hoffman was born at Hilbert, May 6, 1909. He was a cheesemaker by trade and operated plants at Thorp and Ringle. For 21 years, he managed the Libby McNeil and Libby plant at Rosendale and late was field representative for their condensery at Waupun. He served as manager of the Marathon-Clark Cooperative Dairy Association of Abbotsford from 1951 to 1960 after which he purchased the Lyrle Theatre at Farmington, Minn., which he operated until his death. 

He is survived by his widow, Evelyn, two daughters, Miss Joan Hoffmann and Mrs. Penny Heinz, both of Madison; three sons, James, of Mobile, Ala., William Jr., of Elkhorn, and Mickie, of Los Angeles. He leaves three grand children, one sister and four brothers. 


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