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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1643-1644 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

This branch of the Hoff family was founded in America by Richard Hoff, born in Holland. He came to America about the year 1750, and settled in the town of Glen, Montgomery county, where he died about 1810, leaving a large family.

(II) Richard (2), son of Richard (1) Hoff, was born 1758, died March 20, 1856. He was a farmer in Glen. He married there, June 24, 1784, Marguerite, born 1765, died February 20, 1837, daughter of Jacob Putnam. Children:

  1. Cornelius R., born June 25, 1785, died May 27, 1837.
  2. Hannah, July 23, 1790, died August 15, 1846.
  3. Elizabeth, September 16, 1792, died January 25, 1833.
  4. Jacob, see forward.

(III) Jacob, youngest child of Richard (2) and Marguerite (Putnam) Hoff, was born March 30, 1796, died June 20, 1841. He married, December 24, 1824, Nellie, born 1795, died December 28, 1890, daughter of William and Mary (Marlett) Newkirk. William Newkirk, born November 27, 1764, lost his life January 26, 1828, in Schoharie creek. In company with one daughter, two nieces and a Mr. Chase, he was attempting to cross the creek on the ice, which was apparently strong enough to carry the weight, but gave way when they were in the middle of the creek. They were all thrown into the icy waters and none of the party was saved. He was the son of Garrett Cornelius Newkirk, born about 1720, in Holland, came to America, was a pioneer settler in Glen, where he died at an advanced age, leaving a family. Children of Jacob and Nellie (Newkirk) Hoff:

  1. William N., born October 11, 1825, died November 9, 1907; married, October 11, 1853, Maria A. Shelp, born May 6, 1835, died October 31, 1905, leaving children:
    1. Mary E., born March 13, 1855; married Jay H. Faulknor, born February 8, 1849; children:
      1. Abram M. Faulknor, born July 10, 1873; married Sarah J. Miller, born March 22, 1874, and
      2. Glen H. Faulknor, born May 22, 1886;
    2. Elizabeth A., born June 18, 1857; married Burr Rockwell, both deceased;
    3. Cornelius J., born August 11, 1859, died August 27, 1898; married Ida Barlow, and left a daughter Eleanora A.;
    4. Henrietta, born October 10, 1863; married Abram L. Van Horne.
  2. Cornelius, born 1828; married Susan C. Sweet, January 1, 1856, both deceased.
  3. Mary M., born March 11, 1830, died June 24, 1854; married Jeremiah A. Blood, both deceased without issue.
  4. John, see forward.

(IV) John, youngest child of Jacob and Nellie (Newkirk) Hoff, was born November 12, 1834. He was reared on the old Hoff homestead, began a farmer's life in early boyhood, and has always followed that occupation. He owns the homestead farm on which he was born and his life spent. He is unmarried.

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