genealogy for researchers
The information here is intended
for heavy-duty genealogical researchers. The format,
therefore, is downright boring, but there is massive
information for the genealogical researcher.
There's a SEARCH function,
and there's access to a searchable
and there's a blog
where I share interesting HUFFORD research finds.
Listed below are resources for
genealogists working the descendants and ancestors of
Hans Jorich HOFFART (b. 1674) and his wife, Anna
Margaretha MOST (b. 1675).
The couple arrived in Philadelphia in
September 1729, accompanied by their 13-year-old son
Christian and their nine-year-old daughter Anna
Margaretha. Their daughter Anna Christina (b. 1706)
arrived soon after with her husband, Johann Casper
CREAGER, and their newborn son (Philip Casper Creager).
Their son Christian married twice, had
seventeen children, and died in 1788 in Frederick County,
Their daughter Anna Christina married
once and had ten children.
Their daughter Anna Margaretha married
Hans Adam MULLER, but her children are not known.
The name is spelled several ways,
including at least the following ways: Hoffarth, Hoffart,
Hoffert, Hofford, Huffard, Hufferd, Huffert, Hufford,
NOTE: I have begun a
blog: Hufford Genealogy. I'll be using it for interesting finds as I
find and sort Hufford descendants. Don't expect
interesting reading at the Hufford Genealogy blog, but
it's a convenient way for me to add newly found tidbits.
INFO FOR ALL
DESCENDANTS OF HANS JORICH HOFFART
- Search my database at one of these
NOTE: To see my tree/database at
ancestryDOTcom, you'll need an ancestry
subscription or an invite from me.
For an invite, send me an email
requesting an invite. Tell me as much as
you know of your HUFFORD line, and I will
grant you access:
- The HOFFART crest
- Persons who joined
German Baptist Brethren in Europe.
- Passengers on ship
"Allen," arriving in Philadelphia, Sep.
- Church of Brethren
- Brethren genealogy
- HUFFORDs and slavery in the USA (a Hufford born into
- HUFFORD descendants in Union Army during
- HUFFORD discussion
- HUFFORD discussion
- Where were
HUFFORDs living in the USA in 1840?
- Where were
HUFFORDs living in the USA in 1880?
- Where were
HUFFORDs living in the USA in 1920?
- Audio/video clip
of Schwaigern church bells, 2009
NOTE: This is a 22-second clip showing the
Lutheran church in Schwaigern, Germany, the very
church where the records of Christian and his
ancestors are found. The church bells are ringing
clearly. The audio/video clip is from Christian's
descendant Jim Hufferd, who also provided the art
work of the Hufford crest.
- Church where
Huffords prayed in Schwaigern (interior of
- Christian Hoffart biography and will
- Christian's DAR information:
Listed as "Christian HOFFERT" in the
records of the Daughters of the American
Christian's DAR Ancestor Number: A-056231.
Service: Furnished supplies, Frederick
Co., Maryland; Associator.
- Six of Christian's 17
children have had DAR members come in on
their lines: Christina, Philip, Daniel,
John, Casper, and Barbara.
- Christian's son Casper has
had DAR members come in under 5 of his 13
children: Solomon, Abraham (my line), Daniel, Jacob, and Rebecca.
bene: Proof of
my line has been accepted and verified by
DAR genealogists. Therefore, if you are
closely related to me, you need only
prove back to our shared ancestor.
Christian is an ancestor of my paternal
grandfather (through his mother's mother,
- PDF copy of
Christian's will (Right
click and rotate for easy reading.)
PDF is an image
made from the copy of Christian's will filed in
the courthouse in Frederick County, MD. It is in
Will Book GM #2, pp. 289-290. All seventeen
children were named in the will. The actual
original will is on file at the Maryland Archives
in Annapolis, MD. The original (in the Maryland
Archives) shows the erasure of son George's name
in "the 16th Line" of the original
- Christian's will in JPG format:
- Descendants of Christian Hoffart through
with links to gravesite information where known
- Interment info for
over 1,000 born-Hufford descendants
- Hufford genealogy PuZzLeS (some Huffords who were hard to place)
- Ancestors of Christian Hoffart b. 1716
Hufford Family History, by Franklin Pierce Hoffert
- Christian's children:
- Christian II: of
Washington Co., PA.
- Christiana (m. 1st cousin
Adam CREAGER): of Frederick Co., MD.
- Philip: of Frederick Co.,
- Anna Margareth (m. BEARD):
of Frederick Co., MD; may have moved to
Augusta Co., VA.
died in Harrison Co., KY, 1817.
- John: killed by robbers in
Woodford Co., KY, 1819.
of Fairfield Co., Ohio.
- Anna Catharine (m. FOUTS):
married in Frederick Co., MD.
- George: killed by assassin
in Woodford Co., KY, 1828.
- Elizabeth (m. HARTER): of
Darke Co., Ohio.
- Adam: of Darke Co., Ohio;
died in Delaware Co., IN.
- Hannah (m. name unknown;
she left heirs)
- Jacob: of Sandusky Co.,
- Johanna Magdalena
- Rebecca (m. BURRIER): of
Fayette Co., KY.
- Barbara (m. BOSTIAN): or
Woodford Co., KY.
INFO FOR ANNA
PAXSON LINK's BOOK
Of interest to researchers working some
of the descendants of Christian (b. 1716) and to
researchers working some of the descendants of his sister
Anna Christina (b. 1706) will be Paxson Link's "The
Link Family: Antecedents and Descendants of John Jacob
Link, 1417-1951," published in 1951. It traces
the descendants of John Jacob Link who was born in 1682
in Grossgartach, Germany. These HUFFORD descendants are
also LINK descendants:
- All descendants of Catherine
CREAGER (b. 1799) and her husband Daniel LINK (b.
1772). ... Catherine was the daughter of
Christina HOFFART (b. 1749), who was the daughter
of Christian HOFFART (b. 1716).
- All descendants of Peter BEARD (b.
abt 1781) and his wife Katherine LINK (b. 1792).
... Peter was the son of Anna Margareth HOFFART
(b. 1754), who was the daughter of Christian
HOFFART (b. 1716).
- All descendants of Elizabeth
CREAGER (b. 1768) and her husband John Jacob LINK
(b. 1760). ... Elizabeth was a granddaughter of
Johann Casper CREAGER and Anna Christina
HOFFART/HUFFORD. There is disagreement about
whether Elizabeth was the daughter of George
Valentine or the daughter of Conrad. Regardless
of which brother was her father, Elizabeth was a
John Jacob Link was the
4-greats-grandfather of President Dwight Eisenhower.
Thus, anyone who descends from John Jacob Link b. 1642
would be a cousin at some level to President Eisenhower.
SITES BY OTHER
- Jim Hufferd's
Jim descends from Christian's son Daniel.
- Conni Riley's
research at ancestry.com
Conni descends from Christian's son George.
- Shena Taylor's
work at familytreemaker
NOTE: The most respected of the
Hufford family genealogists, Barry Wood, states
that Shena's information is incorrect regarding
the maiden name of the 2nd wife of Christian
Hufford b. 1716. The woman's name is not known. Many have guessed, and those
guesses have been proven wrong. To date (as of
2010), the maiden name of Christian's 2nd wife is
Debt is owed to many HUFFORD family
genealogists for the information here. Included on the
list would be the following:
Abraham found addresses of most of the living
Hufford descendants in preparation for the first
Hufford family reunion, held September 22, 1898,
in Rossville, Indiana. That contact information
was used as the basis of the 1909 HUFFORD
FAMILY HISTORY. Descendant of Christian's
son Casper; Abraham is at page 142 of the book.
Franklin authored the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY
HISTORY. Descendant of Christian's son Casper;
Franklin is at page 52 of the book.
- Barry Wood, Attorney
Barry figured out (in about 1970) that the
Christian Hufford whose will was proved in
Frederick County, Maryland, on October 8, 1788,
was the same person who was born January 5, 1716,
in Schwaigern, Germany. Barry has sorted out
thousands of Hufford descendants using primary
sources. Descendant of Christian's son Christian
Shirley discovered the identity of the first wife
of Christian Hufford (Elizabeth Keim). Shirley
has sorted out thousands of Hufford descendants.
She has been a legal secretary and a DAR
genealogist. Descendant of Christian's son
Florence edited "Hufford Family Research and
Records," a quarterly newsletter for Hufford
genealogists that appeared in 1983 and 1984. It
included information from wills, land records,
estate settlements, county marriage records, etc.
Descendant of Christian's son Casper.
Eunice authored the 1995 book SIX AMERICAN
COLONISTS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS. Descendant
of Christian's son Daniel.
Robert Singleton (1918-1995):
Donald sorted out many of the descendants of
Christian's son Daniel. Donald's work was
preserved in a book of typed pages, collected in
a notebook and dated August 3, 1976. Descendant
of Christian's son Daniel.
Jim drew the Hufford crest based on the crest
found in Schwaigern. Jim spent his life as a
newsman and did excellent, detailed genealogical
research. Descendant of Christian's son Daniel.
- Conni Adams Riley
Conni has sorted many hundreds of Hufford
descendants. She is a meticulous researcher.
Descendant of Christian's son George.