Franklin Pierce Hoffert edited and published THE HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY in 1909. This blog will serve as a “Volume II” to his amazing work.
The HUFFORDs of interest are those who descend from Hans Jorich HOFFARTH who left Schwaigern, Germany, and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1729. He arrived with his wife (Anna Margaretha MOST), his son (Christian), and one of his daughters (Anna Margretha). His daughter Anna Christina arrived a few months later.
His son Christian (born 1716) married twice and had 17 children — seven by his first wife and ten by his second wife. The editor and publisher of the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY descended from Christian’s son Casper, as do I.
Franklin spent ten years researching and collecting family information to include in the 269-page book. The book includes photographs of most families and information about occupations and church affiliations.
When the book was published, the editor admitted that he had spent $2,000 in his effort to put together the book. If so, his cost in 2010 dollars would have been $47,914. The book was a labor of love for Franklin; he supported his family by other means.
This blog deals with piecing together the puzzle of the Hufford descendants.
If you believe that you descend from these HUFFORDs, contact me with your line, and I will give you access to a private tree at ancestry.com. The tree tracks all of the Hufford descendants that I’ve been able to find. Documentation is attached for each person.
I’m Alice Marie Beard, and you’re welcome to write me at