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|Name||Susan M. HART|
|Born||7 Sep 1817||Newton, Sussex Co., New Jersey |
|Obituary||1897||Wood County, Wisconsin|
|Mrs Susan HOFSTATER Obit published in the Wood County Reporter, Volume 40 Number 5, Thursday, February 4, 1897, Page 1|
Surnames: CROFT, HART, HOFSTATER, LOBDELL
From a recent copy of the Rock County Herald, published at Luverne Minnesota, we find the following notice of Mrs Susan HOFSTATER's death, who formerly resided in Centralia.
Mrs Susan HOFSTATER, whose illness was briefly mentioned in the Herald last week, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs A C CROFT, in this city, Wednesday morning, January 27th, at the advanced age of 79 years. The Herald is indebted to a friend of the family for the following brief history of her life:
Mrs Susan HOFSTATER was the second daughter of a family of ten children born to Stephen and Polly HART, and was born at Newton, Sussex County, NJ, September 7, 1817. Removed with her parents to Trumbull Co, OH in 1830, where on New Years, 1834, she was united in matrimony to James HOFSTATER, who with her eldest son, one of the "Boys in Blue" died in 1862, victims of the Civil War then raging. Two brothers, Messrs. S B and J M HART of Stoughton, Dane Co, WI, survive her, both of whom hastened to her dying bed at the first alarm.
Early in the autumn of 1849 her husband decided to cast his fortune in the then young, but vigorously growing State of Wisconsin, and the family removed to Jefferson Co, WI, where they resided until 1857, then removing to Juneau Co, WI and eventually to Centralia, Wood Co, WI. Soon after the advent of the iron horse in the infant city of Luverne she came to Minnesota, where she has resided most of the time since 1877.
Mrs HOFSTATER was the mother of five children, three daughters and two sons, of whom but two survive her, Mrs Mary LOBDELL, of Jasper, and Mrs A C CROFT, of this city. Possessed with many of the traits that characterize her day and generation, such as indomitable courage and convictions that once founded were as unshaken as her native hills, yet she was in her family relations the most patient and indulgent of mothers, the steadfast and staunchest of friends of all deserving her confidence and sympathy. Her heroic courage and indomitable will made her a tower of strength in every community in which she lived, and her sudden, though not altogether unexpected demise will sadden many hearts in her old Wisconsin home and elsewhere.
Her convictions of religious duty led her long years since to unite with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she has long been a consistent and honored, though quiet and undemonstrative, member. For more than forty years the writer of this sad and most unworthy sketch has known her intimately and well, and bears honest testimony to her sterling purity and worth, and when her loved but pulseless form shall be consigned to its last resting place in beautiful Maplewood, and the cold earth conceals her forever from our sight, with tearful eyes and tenderest memory of her goodness, we will hone that somehow, somewhere in the great unknown that lies hidden from our feeble sight, we shall meet again and renew the ties so suddenly--so rudely broken by the grim tyrant--Death.
Brief funeral services conducted by Reverend J. W. Cornish will be held at the residence this afternoon, after which the remains will be conveyed to the Methodist Episcopal church where public services will be held. The interment is at Maplewood.
|Died||27 Jan 1897||Luverne, Rock Co., Minnesota|
|Buried||Maplewood Cemetery, Rock Co., Minnesota|
|Person ID||I2630||Hofstetter of Mettmenstetten|
|Last Modified||7 Oct 2012|
|Family||James HOFSTEATER, b. 7 Oct 1802, d. 23 Jun 1863, Stoughton, Dane Co., Wisconsin (Age 60 years)|
|Married||1 Jan 1834||Trumbull Co., Ohio|
|Last Modified||7 Oct 2012|
|Family ID||F957||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Documents||Wisconsin, Wood County, Census 1880|
Household of Susan M. Hofstetter
|Military-Civil War: John Hofstater |
Union Pension. Susan (Hart) Hofstater, mother of John Hofstater who served in Co A, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry. He was killed at Vicksburg and she was given a pension for his military service.
|Wisconsin, Wood County, Obituary, Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, (Centralia, Wisconsin) 6 Feb 1897|
Funeral notice of Susan M. Hart Hofstater, wife of James Hofstater
|Headstones||Minnesota, Rock County, Tombstone|
Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN. Susan M. Hofstater