Julia Ann Hoffman1,2

F, b. 5 June 1867, d. circa 24 October 1952

Reference IDs

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Julia Hoffman McGowan, 1953
     Julia Ann Hoffman was born on 5 June 1867 at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, daughter of Charles Hoffman and Mary Booth.1

Julia Ann Hoffman married John McGowan, son of Robert MacDougal and Jane McKay McGown, on 31 December 1886 at Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.3 Julia Ann Hoffman and John McGowan had four daughters. Julia Ann Hoffman was widowed on 3 January 1927 at Birmingham Baptist Hospital, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, at age 59.1,4,5
     Julia lived with the Hoeflings for many years. She spent summers in Manistee and winters in Saginaw with her daughter Julia's family.6

Julia Ann Hoffman died circa 24 October 1952 at Manistee, Michigan.1,7 She was buried on 27 October 1952 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan; "Listed under the name Julia Mc Growan." - Hoefling Family.1,7


cen.18 June 18703rd Ward, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan8
cen.17 June 18803rd ward, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan9
cen.25 April 19104th ward, West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin10
res.1923Ensley, Jefferson, Alabama, according to John's death certificate4
cen.9 April 1940Manistee, Manistee, Michigan11

Children of Julia Ann Hoffman and John McGowan

Last Edited=10 Sep 2015


  1. [S1] Louise Andrews and Jean Hoefling DeLeon, Hoefling Family Tree.
  2. [S169] McGowan-Hoffman marriage, 1886.
  3. [S169] McGowan-Hoffman marriage, 1886: vol. 2, p. 306.
  4. [S61] John M. McGowan, John M. McGowan death certificate.
  5. [S370] State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-59". URL http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188, John M. McGowan, Jan. 1927, Jefferson Co., vol. 2, roll 2, p. 978, viewed 20 Dec 2014.
  6. [S10] Personal knowledge of Barbara Zanzig (Kirkland, WA), Informant: Bonnie Hoefling Haller.
  7. [S343] Find a Grave, database and images, Julia M. McGowan, Oak Grove Cemetery section E-1, Manistee, MI; Find-a-Grave Memorial# 90058915, tombstone picture attests to year only; viewed 20 Dec 2014.
  8. [S105] 1870 US Census, Michigan, Manistee Co. Roll M593_689, Provo, Utah, USA, Charles Hoffman, 3rd Ward, Manistee, , 8 (image 8/31), 58, 58.
  9. [S108] 1880 US Census, Michigan, Manistee Co. Roll T9_593; FHL: 1254593, Provo, Utah, USA, Chas. Hoffman, Lake St., 3rd & 4th Wards, Manistee, 165, 22 (104B) (image 22/86), 183, 199.
  10. [S96] 1910 US Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Co. Roll T624_1721, Provo, Utah, USA, John McGowan, 6121 National Ave., Greenfield Twp., 4th ward West Allis, 285, 9B (260) (image 18/25), 164, 185, rvw. 20 Dec 2014.
  11. [S360] 1940 US Census, Michigan, Manistee Co. Roll T627_1785, http://familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Cleveland Sorenson, 58 Lake St., 4th Ward, Manistee, 51-14, 6B (image 12/24), , 158, 5 Sep 2012.