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Rebecca Almeda Graybill

Female 1860 - 1930  (70 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Almeda Graybill 
    Born 10 Feb 1860  , Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Sep 1930  Yorkshire, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Sep 1930  Shelby, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I633  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2015 

    Father William Lenore Graybill,   b. 25 Jan 1824, Bloomfield Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1880, of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Hannah Pilling,   b. 3 Mar 1835, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1914, of Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 26 Apr 1852  , Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Reviewed Rootsweb Worldconnect and LDS Family Search Oct 2003.

      2. Censuses:
      1860 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, dwelling 503, family 444, neighbors to Polly Graybill:
      William L. Graybill, 36, farmer, $100 real estate, $45 personal property, OH.
      Anna, 25, house wife, Eng.
      Elizabeth J., 7, IA.
      Levi A., 4, IA.
      Rebecca A., 4/12, IA.

      1870 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 172b, dwelling 52, family 53; the following families were neighbors: Simeon Graybill, Margaret Stoker, George Graybill, William L. Graybill, Phillip Gatrost:
      W.L. Graybill, 47, farmer, $1400 real estate, $350 personal property, OH.
      Hannah 34, keeping house, Eng.
      Elizabeth, 17, IA.
      L. A., 13, IA.
      Rebecca, 10, IA.
      David, 8, IA.
      Layfayett, 3, IA.
      Jessee, 5/12, IA.

      1880 US: Garner, Pottawattamie, Iowa; NA film T9-0361, p. 22C [Confirms William was born in Ohio and his parents both in North Carolina.]:
      William Graybill, farmer, self, 56, OH NC NC.
      Hannah, wife, 45, Eng Eng Eng.
      Levy A., son, 24, IA OH Eng.
      Rebecca, dau., 20, IA OH Eng.
      David M., son, 18, IA OH Eng.
      Lafayette, son, 13, IA OH Eng.
      Jesse, son, 10, IA OH Eng.
      Ira, son, 4, IA OH Eng.
      John Jones, laborer, other, 24, VA OH VA.

      1885 Iowa: Hardin, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 7 of 12, 38/38:
      Hanna Grabill, Section 9 E 1/2 SW, 49, farmer, Eng.
      Rebecca, 22.
      Jessie, 15.
      Ira, 8.
      Jessie Grant, 15.

      1900 US: Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, p. 270a, 13 Jun 1900, dwelling 225:
      Joe Hoffman, Sept 1860, 39, md. 7 yrs, Ger Ger Ger, farmer.
      Rebecca, wife, 39, md. once for 18 years, 2 children all living, IA OH Eng.
      Stella, dau., 7, Feb 1893, IA Ger IA.
      Myrtle, dau., 2, Aug,1896, IA Ger IA.

      1905 Harrison County Directory:
      Joe Huffman, farmer
      Mrs. Rebecca
      Stella, minor.
      Myrtle, minor.
      Ira, minor.

      1910 US: Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, p. 248b, 8 May 1910, dwelling 321:
      Joseph Hoffman, 49, md. once for 18 years, Ger Ger Ger, farmer.
      Rebecca, wife, 49, md. once for 18 years, 3 children all living, IA PA Eng.
      Stella, dau., 17, IA Ger IA.
      Mirtyl, dau., 13, IA Ger IA.
      Ira, son, 9, IA Ger IA.

      1920 US: Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, p. 255a, 19 Jan 1920, dwelling 189:
      Joe Hoffman, 59, md. 1903, Ger Ger Ger, farmer.
      Rebecca, wife, 59, md. 1903, IA OH Eng.
      Stella, dau., 26, IA Ger IA.
      Myrtle, dau., 23, IA Ger IA.
      Ira, son, 18, IA Ger IA.

      1930 US: Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, p. 99a, 30 Apr 1930, dwelling #133:
      Joe Hoffman, $3,000, 69, age 32 when married, Ger Ger Ger, naturalized 1882.
      Rebecca, wife, 70, age 33 when married, IA OH Eng.
      Myrtle, dau., 33, single, IA Ger IA.
      Stella, dau., 37, dau., single, IA Ger IA.
      P. 99b, dwelling #148:
      Ira Hoffman, rents, 28, age 28 when married, IA Ger IA, farming.
      Alice, wife, 24, age 24 when married, IA PA IL.

      3. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 16-24:
      "Rebecca Alemeda Graybill, b. 16 Feb 1860, Pottawattamie Co., IA; d. 16 Sep 1930, Yorkshire, IA; bur. Underwood, Pottawattamie Co., IA (or Shelby, IA?); md. 7 Jan 1892 to Joseph Hoffman. He was b. in Germany (a part of which is now Poland). Their children were Stella (never married), Myrtle (never married), and Ira. Ira md. Alice ___ [Kern] and had two children: Quentin and Lois. Lois md. to ___ Albers."

      4. Found the following information on Children:
      A. Stella Hoffman: b. 18 Feb 1893; d. Mar 1970, SSN 482-44-9130 at Council Bluffs/Manawa, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Source Social Security Death Index.
      B. Myrtle Hoffman: b. 21 Aug 1896; d. Sep 1980, SSN 482-44-9129 at Persia, Harrison, Iowa. Source Social Security Death Index.
      C. Ira Hoffman:
      1. Online IAGenWeb index to "1983 Centennial for Persia, Harrison County, Iowa":
      -Hoffman, Ira, pp. 43 and 105, child of Joe and Rebecca.
      -Hoffman, Joe, p. 105.
      -Hoffman, Lois (Mrs. Myron Albers), pp. 25, 43, and 105, child of Ira and Alice - grad. 1955.
      -Hoffman, Mrs. Ira (Alice Kern), p. 43 and 105.
      -Hoffman, Mrs. Joe (Rebecca Graybill), p. 105.
      -Hoffman, Quentin, pp. 25, 43, and 105, child of Ira and Alice - grad. 1953.
      2. Mentioned in "1981 History of Harrison County Iowa."
      3. Alice Hoffman, b. 19 Aug 1905, d. Sep 1986, SSN 482-44-9145, death residence was at Persia, Harrison, Iowa. Source Social Security Death Index.

      5. The book: "1981 History of Harrison County Iowa," p. 226, submitted by Alice Hoffman:
      "Ira Hoffman Family. Ira Hoffman was born April 17th 1901 on a farm down by McClelland, Iowa. His parents were Joe and Rebecca Graybill Hoffman. Alice Kern was born August 19th 1905 on a farm west of Shelby, Iowa. My parents were James and Anna King Kern. I went to country school and when I was in the eighth grade my folks moved into town at Shelby, Iowa. I went to high school and graduated in 1923. My class was the first one to graduate out of the new building which was dedicated in the fall of 1922. Ira went to country school at Yorkshire, Iowa. Ira Hoffman and Alice Kern were married December 4th 1920. To this union were born two children, Quentin and Lois Hoffman. Quentin was born November 1st 1934 two and a half miles south of Persia, Iowa. Lois was born September 12th 1936 two and a half miles south of Persia, Iowa. This was the same farm where Ira and his folks lived. We moved onto the farm after we were married. My son Quentin and I still live on the farm. My husband Ira passed away August 31, 1957 with a heart attack at the age of 56. Quentin went to country school at Yorkshire, Iowa and entered high school at Persia, Iowa and graduated in 1953. Lois also went to country school at Yorkshire, Iowa and entered high school at Persia, Iowa, and graduated in 1955. Lois Hoffman was married to Myron Albers March 4th 1956. To this union were born four children, Dennis, Karen, Kay and David. Two of their children are married. Dennis Albers married Andrea Feldman from Minden, Iowa and they live five miles west of Oakland, Iowa. Kay Albers married Michael James and they live in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I have four grandchildren and one great-grandson, Jason Michael James. He is nineteen months old. He is the son of Kay and Michael James. They all graduated from Tri-Center High School except David and he will graduate in May 1981. Dennis graduated in 1974, Karen in 1978 and Kay in 1979."

      6. 20 Feb 2004 email from DMLJLL426@netzero.net in response to my inquiry as follows:
      "Would surely appreciate whatever you could tell me about Joe Hoffman and his family on pages 43 and 105 of 1983 Centennial Book. Hopefully it will have Joe's birth and death dates and locations. Same for Ira if possible." Response: "Ira Hoffman Family: Ira Hoffman was born April 17, 1901 on a farm down by McClelland, Iowa. His parents were Joe and Rebecca Graybill Hoffman. Alice Kern was born Aug 19, 1905 on a farm west of Shelby, Iowa. My parents were James and Ann King Kern. Ira Hoffman and Alice Kern were married December 4, 1929. The biography goes on to tell about the family but no more information on Joe and Rebecca. The bio mentions Lois their daughter married Myron Albers. A bio is on page 43 but there is no mention of Joe or Rebecca. Myron and Lois Albers may be found on the Internet phone book for contacting for any more information they may have on Joe and Rebecca."

      BIRTH:
      1. Pitt book quoted above.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Pitt book quoted above.

      DEATH:
      1. Pitt book quoted above.

      BURIAL:
      1. Family Search's "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990": Rebecca A. Hoffman.
      Residence: Yorkshire, IA
      Burial Date: 18 Sep 1930
      Burial Place:
      Death Date: 1930
      Death Place: Shelby, IA

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. The book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories," FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, pp. 90-91.