Catherina Sophia Hoefer b. 5 Apr 1829 Lippe-Detmold, Germany d. 2 Jul 1901 Freeport (Florence Station), Illinois: William Kaiser's ancestry

Catherina Sophia Hoefer

Female 1829 - 1901  (72 years)


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  • Name Catherina Sophia Hoefer 
    Born 5 Apr 1829  Lippe-Detmold, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Jul 1901  Freeport (Florence Station), Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Florence Station churchyard, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0356  William Kaiser Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2011 

    Father Friedrich Christian Willer 
    Mother Sophia Catherina Hoefer 
    Notes 
    • It is unknown why the children had the last name of their mother "Hoefer" and not "Willer." Their were engaged in farming at House #32 in teh village of Langenholzhausen, principality of Lippe, Germany. Friedrich Christian Willer was a shoemaker as well as a farmer. His wife, Sophia CAtherina Hoefer was heiress to the farmstead and house #84.
    Family ID F290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Friedrich Christoph Kaiser,   b. 6 Oct 1819, Lippe-Detmold, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1893, Freeport (Florence Station), Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Nov 1850  Langenholzhausen, (principality of Lippe), Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to notes compiled by Blythe V. V. Poage Kaiser, in 1966:

      "The Christof Kaiser family came from Lippe-Detmold, Germany in the year 1855. They came to Galena, Illinois probably up the Mississippi River from New Orleans as their point of entry.

      Lippe-Detmold is in Germany, north and west of center about 50 miles from the Belgian line. Now simply called Lippe with a good sized town in it called Detmold. This is a rather lower and smoother section of Germany."

      According to the "Kaiser Chronicles, 1982" : Arrival to the U.S.A. is May, 1856. In Feb. 1856, as required by law, they filed an 'Intent to Emigrate,' which ws published in the local newspaper. In March, 1857, record of the baprism of their son, August (born Dec. 1856) at St. John's Church, Freeport, IL. Two of Christoph Kaiser's younger brothers had already settled in the early 1850's in Freeport, IL.

      The 1860 Census lists both Christoph Kaiser and his brother, Fred, as teamsters, living in Freeport's Third Ward. About 1864, Christoph purchased farmland south of Freeport in Florence Township, Stephenson County, Illinois. The family prospered on the new farm. The 1870 Agricultural Census credits Christoph Kaiser with 230 acres of land, 12 horses, 10 milch cows, 14 sheep, 17 swine, and 20 "other cattle." They raised wheat, corn, oats, barely, hay, and potatoes.
    Children 
     1. Friedrich August Christian Kaiser,   b. 17 Dec 1851, Langenholzhausen, Lippe, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1915, Freeport, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. August Kaiser,   b. 23 Dec 1856, Freeport (Florence Station), Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1906, Freeport (Florence Station), Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. William Frederick Kaiser,   b. 19 Apr 1858, Freeport, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1936, Sutherland, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Henry (Heinrick) Ernest Kaiser,   b. 4 Jun 1859, Florence Station (Freeport), Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1947, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Sophia Kaiser,   b. 1 Dec 1861, Freeport, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1896  (Age 34 years)
    +6. Wilhelmina Kaiser,   b. 14 Oct 1865, Florence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Forreston, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Helen Kaiser,   b. 1 Apr 1867, Florence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1892  (Age 25 years)
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to notes compiled by Blythe V. V. Poage Kaiser, in 1966:

      "The Christof Kaiser family came from Lippe-Detmold, Germany in the year 1855. They came to Galena, Illinois probably up the Mississippi River from New Orleans as their point of entry.

      Lippe-Detmold is in Germany, north and west of center about 50 miles from the Belgian line. Now simply called Lippe with a good sized town in it called Detmold. This is a rather lower and smoother section of Germany."

      According to the "Kaiser Chronicles, 1982" : Arrival to the U.S.A. is May, 1856. In Feb. 1856, as required by law, they filed an 'Intent to Emigrate,' which ws published in the local newspaper. In March, 1857, record of the baprism of their son, August (born Dec. 1856) at St. John's Church, Freeport, IL. Two of Christoph Kaiser's younger brothers had already settled in the early 1850's in Freeport, IL.

      The 1860 Census lists both Christoph Kaiser and his brother, Fred, as teamsters, living in Freeport's Third Ward. About 1864, Christoph purchased farmland south of Freeport in Florence Township, Stephenson County, Illinois. The family prospered on the new farm. The 1870 Agricultural Census credits Christoph Kaiser with 230 acres of land, 12 horses, 10 milch cows, 14 sheep, 17 swine, and 20 "other cattle." They raised wheat, corn, oats, barely, hay, and potatoes.



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