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Croniser-Hoffert, Josephine - Death

3 JUNE 1956

Mrs. Bernard Hoffert

59, Town of Russia

Cold Brook — Mrs. Josephine Hoffert, 59, died at her home in the Town of Russia, June 2, 1956, after a long illness.

Mrs. Hoffert was born in Lewis County on May 3, 1897, the daughter of Louis and Barbara Schmidt Croniser. She was married to Bernard Hoffert at Mohawk Hill on Aug 22 1916, Town of Russia for 20 years. She was a member of St. John's and had been a resident of the Church in Newport.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Harold, Newport and Louis, Gravensbille, five daughters, Mrs. Max Haak, Mrs. Joseph Polinsky, and Mrs. Richard Snell, all of St. Johnsville; Mrs. Lynn Schlefchaz, Cold Brook, and Mrs. Howard Dukett, Orlakany Falls, also several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 9:00 Tuesday from the ??? home and at 10 from St. John's Church in Newport with the Rev. William Lenahan officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery in Newport.

Domser, Joseph - Death


(Husband of Maria Elizabeth Hoffert)

Joseph Domser, aged 60 years, died Monday morning, January 4 of inflammatory rheumatism. He leaves a wife and nine children to whom the sympathy of the community is extended. The funeral will be held on Tuesday from St. Peters church in Fish Creek, Rev. Father Joseph officiating.

Hance-Hoffert, Alice - Death

22 OCTOBER 2009

Constableville — Alice M. Hoffert, 66, passed away peacefully at SUNY Upstate Syracuse on October 22, 2009 with her family by her side.

She was born in Lyonsdale, NY on May 9, 1943 a daughter of Fred and Helen Corbo Hance. She attended Port Leyden Central School and on July 1, 1963 in Constableville she was united in marriage with Allan J. Hoffert. They resided on the Bailey Road in Constableville until they moved to Lee Center to live with their daughter.

In 1967 Alice started work a Lally MFG., Port Leyden, where she was employed as a seamstress for many years. She later worked for Curtains and Fabrics of Herkimer until her Semi-retirement in 1995. For many years after retiring they spent their winters in Florida before returning to stay close to family year round.

Surviving are her husband Allan J. Hoffert. Five children, Terrence Hoffert and his wife Helen, Portleyden; Lawrence Hoffert, Port Leyden; Crystal Jones and her husband Stanley Jr., Boonville; Allan Hoffert Jr. and his wife Paula, Constableville; Dulcie Zimmer, Lee Center; 20 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; four sisters and one brother, Carol Hoffert, Constableville, Mary Dixon, Boonville, Linda Rhone, Jacksonville, Fl; Richard Hance, Boonville; Pam McCauley, Port Leyden; brother-in-law Walt Smith, Lowville; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Helen Hance, Portleyden; four sisters Shirley Hance, Sharon Hance, Portleyden; Wanda Smith of Lowville; Phyllis Baslow Kipp, Forestport; and three grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 7-9pm on Tuesday October 27 at Mills Funeral Home 301 Post Street, Boonville. The family gratefully declines flowers; Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society in her name. Expressions of sympathy can be made on Alice’s online memorial page by going to

Hoffert-Homan, Angeline - Marriage


Roy Homan and Angeline Hoffert were united in marriage at the Homan residence Monday. Rev. William T. Eaton officiated.

Hoffert-Geiskopf, Angeline - Marriage



Boonvillle - George Geiskopf, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Geiskopf, this village, and Angeline Hoffert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffert, also of Boonville, were united in marriage Monday at St. Joseph's church by Rev. Thomas F. McNeill.

They were attended by Wilson Geiskopf, Boonville, and Miss Susie Geiskopf, Utica, brother and sister of the bridegroom.

Hoffert-Olney, Anna L. - Death

04 DECEMBER 1992

Lee Center - Anna L. Olney, 83, of Lot 31, North Winds Manor, died on Friday, December 4, 1992, at Rome City Hospital, after a long illness.

She was born in Sunset Corners in the Town of Lewis, on May 30, 1909, a daughter of Frank and Carrie Shake Hoffert. Her younger life was spent in the area of West Leyden. At the age of 16, she moved to Utica where she was employed in the Utica Knitting industry. She later was employed at Dunlop Tire Co., for 19 years.

Mrs. Olney had attended St. Joseph's Church of Lee Center and St. Joseph's Church of Boonville.

Besides her husband, she is survived by four sisters, Rose Roberts and Clara Parsons, of DeLand, Fla.; Theresa Hoffert, Utica; and Margaret Hoffert, Rome; one brother, Ervin J. Hoffert, Port Leyden; and was predeceased by three sisters, Mary and Bertha Hoffert and Cecelia Hinds, and by a brother, Raymond. Also surviving is a special friend, Debbie Finster, Lee Center.

Service on Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville, and at 9 at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville. Interment in White Lake Cemetery, Woodgate. Friends may call on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hoffert, Anthony J. - Death



CAMDEN - Anthony J. Hoffert, 79, of Wolcott Hill Road, a retired employee of Coleman Bros. and Revere Copper and Brass Inc. died THursday, May 26 at Rome Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Fish Creek, Aug 17, 1897, he was the son of John and Walburg Seelman Hoffert.

Mr. Hoffert married Linda Schmidt, Aug 17 1934, in Rome. She dies in 1962.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Camden.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Zelda) Vetter and Mrs. Carlton (Donna) Randall, both of Camden, one brother, Bernard Hoffert, Town of Poland; a sister, Mrs. Angeline Holmes, Carthage; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

The funeral was held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at Sanborn Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. John's Church. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.

Hoffert, Bernard - Farm


A barn belonging to Benjamin Kotary, of Fish Creek, was struck by lightning early Saturday and burned to the ground. The barn was 40 x 86 feet and was situated on the Bernard Hoffert farm, purchased by Mr. Kotary. A small quantity of hay and farming implements were destroyed. The loss was partially covered by insurance.

Hoffert, Bertha - Death

27 MAY 1981

Miss Bertha Hoffert, 69, of Albany, formerly of the West Leyden area, died Wednesday, May 27, 1981, in the Albany Medical Center, after being hospitalized since March 20.

Born in West Leyden on April 11, 1912, she was a daughter of Frank and Carrie Shake Hoffert. She was once employed by a laundry and a knitting mill in Utica.

Miss Hoffert and her sister, Mary Hoffert, were employed as domestics in the Albany and Schenectady area where they resided for many years. Miss Hoffert was a Catholic.

Surviving besides her sister of Albany are six other sisters, Mrs. Lee (Anna) Olney and Miss Margaret Hoffert, both of Rome; Mrs. Rose Roberts, Rome and Deland, Fla.; Miss Thresa Hoffert, Utica; Mrs. Raymond (Ceil) Hines, Lynn, Mass., and Mrs. Earl (Clara) Parsons, DeLeon Spa, Fla, and a brother, Ervin Hoffert, West Leyden.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville, and at 10 in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Fish Creek. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Hoffert, Charles - Marriage


("Hoffart" in article)

On Wednesday, June 30th occurred the marriage of Miss Ella Dersey and Charles Hoffart, by the Rev. Father Kenney, of Mohawk Hill. Congratulations are extended by their numerous friends. Mr. and Mrs Hoffart are spending their honeymoon in Warren, Pa.

Hoffert-Roger, Catherine - Wedding


At the Rectory of St. Mary's Church at West Leyden, Saturday at 5:30, July 28, by the Rev. Edwin Rivette, occurred the wedding of Miss Catherine Hoffert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffert, of West Branch to T/5 Robert H. Roger, so of Mr. Almon Roger and the late Lillian Lenway Roger, of Old Glendale. They were attended by the bride's sister, Mrs. George Geiscopf, of Utica, and Mr. Leo Rabidieon, of West Leyden. The bride chose for her wedding dress a blue silk net, with white accessories and wore a corsage of pink and white roses and snapdragons with baby creath, and her sister chose a powder blue dress with white accessories and a corsage of white and pink roses and snapdragons. A wedding supper was served to the bridal couple at the home of the groom's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Roger, at Old Glendale. The table was nicely decorated with white and pink lavender phlox and baby breath. A lovely wedding cake with a soldier and bride for decoration was made by Mrs. Henry McKee of Glenfield. The groom, after serving in World War II, overseas, has been discharged from service.

Hoffert, Charles F. - Death


Charles F. Hoffert

Charles F. Hoffert, 75, a farmer in West Leyden all his life, died Friday night a 8, at his home on the West Leyden-Fish Creek road. Mt. Hoffert, who was at one time highway superintendent of the town of Lewis, had been in poor health for two years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Francis J. Hoffert, West Leyden; three sisters, Mrs. Nicholas Kirk, Camden; Mrs. James McCanney, Mohawk Hill, and Mrs. Roy Homan, Carthage; four brothers, Bernard Hoffert, Cold Brook; George Hoffert, Boonville; Eugene Hoffert, Schenectady, and Anthony Hoffert, Camden, and one grandson.

Mr. Hoffert was born in Fish Creek, town of Lewis Aug 29. 1878, a son of the late John and Walburga Seelman Hoffert. He spent his early life in the vicinity of Fish Creek and attended school there.

On June 30, 1909, he married Miss Ella Dersey of West Leyden in St. Michael's church, Mohawk Hill with Rev. Francis M. Kenney, pastor officiating. Mrs. Hoffert died May 15, 1949.

Mr. Hoffert has lived on the farm new West Leyden since his marriage. He worked at times as a carpenter and had a sawmill in connection with his farm.

For years, he was town of Lewis highway superintendent. He was also a former tax collector there. Mr. Hoffert was a member of St. Mary's church and of West Leyden grange. We was also a member of the West Leyden fire department.

Hoffert-Mackay, Clara - Marriage


("Hoffart" in article)


Louis E. Mackay, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mackay and Miss Clara H. Hoffart, daughter of Joseph C. Hoffart of Constableville, were married at 8 o'clock at St. Michael's Church, Mohawk Hill by Rev. A. Vollmar, pastor of the church. The attending couple were Bernard Mackay, brother of the groom and Agnes Hoffart, sister of the bride. After the ceremony the couple left for a short wedding trip. Congratulations are extended to the young couple.

Hoffert-Sampson, Elizabeth - Death



Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffert Sampson, 66, wife of Edward R. Sampson, Port Leyden, dies in St. Elizabeth hospital, Utica, last Thursday night. She had been a patient there for two weeks.

Funeral services were held from St. Martin's Catholic church in Port Leyden Monday at 10am, Rev George Donnelly, pastor, officiating. The body was placed in a vault.

Mrs. Sampson was born May 25, 1885, at Fish Creek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffert. She was married to Mr. Sampson April 6, 1910, Rev. James E. Joy of Constableville's St. Mary's church, officiating.

She was a member of the Rosary society of St. Martin's church.

Surviving besides her husband, are a son, Clifford and a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Katrina) Lee, both of Port Leyden; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nicholas (Jennie) Kirk of Rome, Mrs. James McCanney of West Leyden and Mrs. Roy (Angeline) Homan of Carthage, and five brothers, Charles of West Leyden, Eugene of Schenectady, George of Boonville, Anthony of Camden, and Bernard of Cold Brook.

Hoffert, Ervin J. - Death

13 August 2007

Ervin J. Hoffert, 83, a native of the Town of Lewis, passed away Monday, August 13, 2007 at the Lewis County Extended Care Facility, Lowville.

He was born June 14, 1924, a son of Frank and Carrie Shake Hoffert, at Sunset Corners, Town of Lewis, where he grew up on a farm. Most of his life was spent in the West Leyden area where he had been employed on area farms. For many years Ervin worked at the Rimiller Mill, West Leyden. Before entering the Extended Care Facility he resided at the Weber Adult Home, Port Leyden.

Ervin was a member of St. Peter & Paul’s Church, Fish Creek.

He is survived by one sister: Margaret Hoffert of Boonville. He was predeceased by seven sisters: Cecelia Hinds, Mary Hoffert, Rose Roberts, Bertha Hoffert, Anna Olney, Clara Parsons and Theresa Hoffert, and three brothers: Raymond, Leo and Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Thursday at St. Mary’s Nativity Church, West Leyden, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Fish Creek. A period of visitation will be held from 9 to 9:30 am Thursday at the Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler St., Boonville.

Hoffert, Eugene - Moving


Mrs. Nicholas Kirk, little daughter Rita and son Erwin and his friend Mary Anna went to Rome Sunday to bid farewell to Mrs. Kirk's brother, Eugene Hoffert and family, who are moving to Schenectady.

There were also many other relatives with them, including Bernard Hoffert and family, Port Leyden; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Callahan of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Malony and family and Mrs. Julia Courtney of Rome, and others of Camden.

All regret their departure but best wishes of their friends go with them to their new home.

Hoffert, Eugene - Wedding


Summer Bridals Assume Important Place on Local Calendar of Social Events

Their Wedding Held at Summit

Gown of Duchess Satin

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory Duchess satin with fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline, Gibson sleeves, bouffant skirt and very long train. The neckline and bodice were hand embroidered in seed pearls.

The bride's finger tip veil of illusion, appliqued with Chantilly lace, was arranged from a Juliet cap of seed pearls. She carried while gladioli with lilies of the valley and a while, purple lipped orchid.

The maid of honor, Miss Ethel Irene Pawlowski of this city, wore a dress of aqua neonine and a matching garden hat. She carried pink gladioli with blue delphiniums.

Miss Clara Elizabeth Marks and Miss Mary Elizabeth Hoffert, sister of the bridegroom, were bridesmaids. Their dresses were of lavendar neonine. Each wore a matching gladioli with blue delphiniums.

John Hoffert, the bridegroom's brother, was his best man. Ushering were George Smith of Summit, brother of the bride, and Edward Pawlowski of this city.

A reception was held at the bride's home following the ceremony. The bride's mother was gowned in gray shantung with accessories of gray, while the mother of the bridegroom was in light blue silk crepe. Each wore a corsage of red roses.

The bride is a graduate of Ellis Hospital Training School for Nurses and is employed at the hospital as a general duty nurse. The bridegroom is a tool designer employed at the Waterville Arsenal. Following a wedding trip to Canada, Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon, the couple will reside in Schenectady.

Out of town guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Moriava of Massena, Mrs. George Chapman and James Smith of Fort Covington.

Hoffert-Polinsky, Florence J. - Death

26 MARCH 2009

ST. JOHNSVILLE - Mrs Florence J. Hoffert Polinsky, 85, of St. Hwy 5, passed away at her residence on March 26, 2009.

She was born on October 30, 1923 in Fish Creek, NY, daughter of the late Bernard and Josephine (Croniser) Hoffert. She moved to St. Johnsville in 1941 and on November 26, 1944 she was joined in marriage with Joseph J. Polinsky.

Survivors include her daughters Joanne Sosville and her husband Marty of Malone, NY, Rosemary Hart and her husband James B. of St. Johnsville; grandsons Todd Hoffman and his wife Sherree of St. Johnsville, Daren Hoffman and his wife Sharon of Nichols, Paul Hoffman and his companion Ellen Allen of St. Johnsville; JR Hoffman and his fiancee Sonya of St. Johnsville; Jesse James R. Hart and his companion Amanda Stott of St. Johnsville; Jacob B. Hart and his companion Sunshine Edgar of St. Johnsville. She is also survived by her Great Grandchildren Joshua, Hailey, Meghan, Michael, Grace, Chloe and Joseph Hoffman; and her brother Harold Hoffert of Poland; and sister Barbara Snell of St. Johnsville and several nieces nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph J., her brothers Louis and Ambrose Hoffert and her sisters Veronica Dukett, Doris Schleicher, Marion Hoffert and Bernadine Haak.

She was employed by the Felt Shoe in St. Johnsville for 42 years retiring in 1986. She was very interested in astrology and was treasurer of the NCGR Association. She was an active member of the Felt Shoe card players club. Her other interests included bowling, ceramics, doing jigsaw puzzles with her family and reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Johnsville Margaret Reaney Memorial library. The family will receive relatives and friends at The Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center St. Johnsville from 11am-1pm on Saturday April 4,2009.A religious service will be held at 1pm with Sister Johanne McCarthy leading in prayer.Interment of cremains will follow at West St. Johnsville Cemetery.

Hoffert-Ruff, Frances - Death


Rites Held for Frances Hoffert Ruff

Frances M. Hoffert Ruff, 101, Kortenaer Village, 111 South St. Boonville, died Monday, Mar 22, at her home.

The funeral was Wednesday, Mar. 24 at the Trainor Funeral Home and at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with Rev. David Orzel, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, officiating.

Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Fish Creek, later in the spring. Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church Memorial Fund.

Surviving are two daughters, Loreena Ruff, Boonville, and Mrs. Robert (Cecelia) Suleski, Ava; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Mrs. Ruth Gokey, died March 15, 1978, and a great -granddaughter, Jane Scherinerhorn, died in 1978.

Born May 15, 1891, in the town of Lewis near Fish Creek, daughter of Joseph and Theresa Hoffman Hoffert, she grew up in Fish Creek and attended rural school.

She married William B. Ruff Sept 12, 1911, in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, Fish Creek. The couple operated the former Kotary Farm for several years. Mr. Ruff died Feb 22, 1964.

For a time, Mrs. Ruff was employed as a machine operator by the Varflex Wire Manufacturing Co., Rome, and was also a cook in several area lumber camps for many years.

Mrs. Ruff made her home with her daughter, Lorena, for the past several years, first in Fish Creek, before moving to Boonville in 1988.

Hoffert, Frank - Death




Frank Hoffert, 68, died Sunday morning at his home five miles west of West Leyden, after an illness of many months duration.

Mr. Hoffert was born in the town of Lewis, October 18, 1869, a son of the late Mathis and Elizabeth Hoffert. He followed the occupation of farming throughout his life and met with considerable success. He was a member of St. Peter's and Paul's church of Fish Creek and of West Leyden Grange. Twenty-five years ago at Rome, he married Miss Caroline Shake.

Besides his wife, he leaves seven daughters, Misses Clara and Anna of Utica; Bertha, Rose, Clara, Theresa at home; two sons Raymond and Irving at home; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bazler, Constableville; Mrs. Mary Lane, Nebraska; Mrs. Jacob Kirk, West Leyden; Mrs. Joseph Seelman, Constableville; and a brother, Joseph, Constableville.

The funeral was held from St. Peter's and Paul's church yesterday at 10 a.m. with interment in Fish Creek cemetery.

Hoffert, George A. - Death




Boonville - George A. Hoffert, 78, Boonville, R.D. 3, a retired carpenter, died yesterday in a local hospital.

He was born in Fish Creek in Lewis county July 4, 1888, a son of John and Walburga Sulman Hoffert. On Oct. 3, 1914 he married Elsie Taylor in Cleveland, O. The couple lived in West Leyden for several years before moving to Boonville.

He served with the U.S. army from 1911 to 1915 and was employed as a carpenter at Griffiss air force base during World War II. We worked as a carpenter and a mason until his retirement five years ago.

He was a member of St. Joseph's church, the Holy Name society of the church, and the Boonville council, Knights of Columbus.

Besides his wife, he leaves seven daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Roskowicz, Lowville; Mrs. Michael (Agnes) Gentile, Marcy; Mrs. Charles (Martha) Griswold, Webster; Mrs. Anthony (Regina) Talarico, Utica; Mrs. Catherine Rogers, Richland; Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Roman, Holand Patent; and Mrs. Robert (Anne) Studor, Lee; two sons, James and Lester, both of Cortland; three brothers, Bernard, Poland; Anthony, Camden, and Eugene, Schenectady, and three sisters, Mrs. Rose McCanney, Mowhawk Hill; Mrs. Jennie Kirk, Boonville; and Mrs. Angeline Holman, Cathage; and 32 grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Trainor funeral home at 9:30 at St. Joseph's church with Very Rev. Msgr. Robert G. Sullivan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Hoffert Harold J. - Death

8 MARCH 2011

Poland, N.Y. — Harold J. Hoffert, 93, formerly of Strumlock Road, died on March 8, 2011, at St. Luke’s Home, New Hartford, where he had resided for the past two years.

Mr. Hoffert was born on June 1, 1917, in Osceola, a son of late Bernard and Josephine (Croniser) Hoffert. Harold received his education in country schools and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at a young age. He was previously married to the former Bernice Smith in 1941. In 1945, he entered the U.S. Army and served with the Company M Second Infantry Regiment Fifth Division during World War II. He was honorably discharged in August 1946 at the rank of technician fifth grade. On Nov. 1, 1952, he was united in marriage with Beatrice (LaFave) Wagner in Newport.

Mr. Hoffert worked at Savage Arms and owned and operated a farm on Farrell Road in the town of Newport until 1962. He then worked as a truck driver for various firms and was last employed as a groundskeeper at the Golf Club of Newport until retiring at the age of 89. Beatrice preceded him in death on April 13, 1992.

Mr. Hoffert was a life member and past commander of Post No. 31 American Legion, Little Falls, and Kuyahoora Memorial Post No. 1554 VFW, Poland. Harold was also a member of St. John’s Church, Newport. He will be remembered as a hard worker and an avid outdoorsman.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Keck, of Virginia, June Bokel, of New York Mills, and Theresa Pierce and her husband, John, of Kentucky; two step daughters, Charlotte Guido, of Whitesboro, and Elmona Carkner, of Florida; one step son, Gordon Wagner and his wife, Linda, of Florida; a son-in-law, Henry Sheppard and his wife, Vicki, of Poland; one sister, Barbara Snell, of St. Johnsville; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Gerri Sheppard; four sisters, Bernadine Haak, Doris Schleicher, Veronica Dukett and Florence Polinsky; and one brother, Louis Hoffert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John’s Church, Newport, on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Leo F. Potvin officiating. Spring interment will take place in St. John’s Cemetery, Newport, where military honors will be accorded. Calling hours at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Hoffert-Kirk, Helen - Death



Well Known and Lifelong Resident leaves 86 Descendants

The death of Mrs. Jacob Kirk, aged 77 years, occurred at her home on Friday afternoon following a lingering illness.

Helen Hoffert Kirk was born near this village on the farm now owned by Erwin Rimiller, January 2, 1854, daughter of Mattis and Elizabeth Hoffert and had always lived in this town except for a few years when she lived on a farm near Rome.

On January 16, 1872, she was united in marriage to Jacob Kirk in St. Peter and Paul's Church at Fish Creek, settling on a farm near this village. For the past 15 years they have resided in this village. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church, a good friend and kind neighbor.

Surviving besides her husband are nine children, Frank Kirk of Chicago, Mrs. Frank Alder of Rome, Mrs. George ???, Mrs. Elizabeth Seelman, ???, Joseph Kirk, Boonville, Mrs. William Wilbert, George, Leo, and Anthony Kirk, all of West Leyden, 47 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Deceased children were Mrs. Henry Smith of Watson Hollow, Andrew Kirk and Mrs. Barney Koons of West Leyden.

The funeral was held from St. Mary's Church on Tuesday morning at 10. The Rev F.J. Connors celebrated a requiem high mass. Mrs. Stuart Kime sang during the service. Internment was made at Prussian Settlement.

Hoffert-Kirk, Jennie - Marriage


Miss Jennie Hoffert and Nicholas Kirk, both of this vicinity, were married at St. Michael's church, Mohawk Hill, Tuesday, Rev. Father Joseph Wieand officiating.

Hoffert-Kirk, Jennie - Death



BOONVILLE - Mrs. Jennie J. Kirk 82, widow of Nicholas Kirk, died this morning at the home of a son, Lawrence, Boonville, where she had lived since 1961.

The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Trainor funeral home, and at 9:30 from St. Joseph's church, Boonville. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery, Constableville.

Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m.

Surviving besides her son Lawrence, are three other sons, Francis, Boonville, Erwin Port Leyden, and Edwin, Constableville; three daughters, Mrs. Rita Ingersoll, Camden, Mrs. Lucinda Blum, Rome, Mrs. Joseph Witten, Beaumont, Tex; three brothers, Barnard Hoffert, Poland, Eugene Hoffert, Schenectady, and ANthony Hoffert, Camden; two sisters Mrs. James McCanney, and Mrs. Angeline Homan, Carthage; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Hoffert, John - Death


("Hoffart" in article)

Vital Statistics, West Turin

Births, Deaths and Marriages of 1925, as Recorded by Town of West Turin, Lewis County.


May 7 - John Hoffart, aged 75 years, 7 months, 29 days.

Hoffert, Joseph Albert - Death



CONSTABLEVILLE - Joseph Albert Hoffert, 84, of the Bailey Road, dead August 28, 1990 at the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown after a long illness. He has been a patient since August 23.

Mr. Hoffert was born November 18, 1905, the son of Joseph and Theresa Hoffman Hoffert, in Fish Creek. He grew up in Fish Creek and attended rural school near that community. He later moved to Constableville where he also attended school.

For many years, Mr. Hoffert was employed on farms in the Constableville and West Leyden areas. On June 28, 1928, he married Magdalena Mathis at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Fish Creek. They moved to a farm owned by the late Grover Wheeler on the Bailey Road in 1944. They purchased the farm in 1946 and operated it for many years until their son, Aaron, took over operations.

Mr. Hoffert was a member of St. Mary's Church in Constableville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Allan J. Hoffert and Aaron J. Hoffert, both of Constableville; a sister Mrs. Frances Ruff of Boonville, nine grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

Mr. Hoffert was predeceased by four other sisters, Agnes, Clara, Mary, and Olivia.

Funeral services were conducted August 31, 1990 at Trainor Funeral Home in Boonville and at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church with Rev. Paschal Rys, OFM, Conv pastor of St. Mary's Church, officiating.

Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Constableville Fire Department Ambulance Fund.

Hoffert, Joseph C. - Death


Joseph C. Hoffert, an aged resident of the town of West Turin, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Sullivan, Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after an illness of some time.

He was born on the old homestead in the town of Lewis, June 24, 1858, a son of Mattis and Elizabeth Kraeger Hoffert, and his life was spent in this locality. February 2, 1886, he married Miss Theresa Hoffman, who died October 21, 1921. Mr. Hoffert was a member of St. Peter and Paul's church at Fish Creek, and also a member of the West Leyden Grange. For a number of years he resided on the farm known as the Littaye place near this village.

He is survived by five daughters and one son, Mrs. William Ruff, Mrs. William Sullivan, Mrs. Andrew Mackay, Constableville; Mrs. Harold Alexander, Elmire; Miss Oliva Hoffert, Lyons Falls, and Albert Hoffert, of West Leyden; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The body was taken to the home of Mrs. William Ruff by Undertaker Clarence W. Trainor. The funeral was held from the home at 9:30 and from St. Peter and Paul's church at 10:30 on Monday.

Hoffert, Joseph C. - Death

14 JUNE 1934 - Black River Democrat - LOWVILLE, NY

Joseph C. Hoffert, 75, a lifelong resident of Constableville, died Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Sullivan, following a long illness. He would have celebrated his 76th birthday in two weeks.

He was a retired farmer and was born June 24, 1858, on the old Hoffert homestead in the town of Lewis, a son of the late Mattis and Elizabeth Kreager Hoffert. He was the last member of a family of seven children.

He was married to Miss Theresa Hoffamn, Feb. 21, 1886. His wife died Oct. 21, 1891.

Mr. Hoffert was a member of St. Peter's and Paul's church at Fish Creek and a member of the West Leyden Grange.

Surviving are one son and five daughters. The funeral was held on Monday morning at St. Peter's and Paul's church at Fish Creek, with interment in the church cemetery.

Hoffert, Leo C. - Death


("Hoffart" in article)

Thursday morning, May 15, occurred the death of Leo C. Hoffart after a short illness of scarlet fever. Leo was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffart and was born in this town March 8, 1905, and was a little over eight years old. The boy was very bright in school and was a favorite with his schoolmates and all who knew him.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoffart have the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement which is especially sad, as last Fevruary little Lillian was taken from them after a short illness. Burial was made in St. Mary's cemetery at Prussian Settlement.

Hoffert, Lillian B. - Death


Death of Lillian B. Hoffert

Thursday Evening occurred the death of Lillian B. Hoffert, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffert, at their home at Prussian Settlement, aged 1 year and 10 months. The funeral was held at St. Mary's church Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Father Keany officiating. The four little boys acting as bearers were Clarence Ortz, Elvia Wilbert, Walter Wilbert, and Edward Fey.

Hoffert-Domser-Baltzar, Maria Elizabeth - Death


The death of Mrs. Joseph Baltzar occured at the home of her son, William Domser, Saturday, July 19, after an illness of one week. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorage.

Elizabeth Hoffert was a daughter of the late Mathias and Elizabeth Kraeger Hoffert and was born in the town of Lewis, June 14, 1854. She was twice married, her first husband being Joseph Domser, and she later was married to Joseph Baltzar, both of whom preceeded her in death.

Mrs. Baltzar has spent the greater part of her life in Lewis County with the exception of few years when she lived in Rome.

She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Andrew and Joseph Domser of Boonville; John Domser of Constableville; Frank, Phillip and William Domser of Turin; Mrs. Otto Sillman and Mrs. Thomas Besock of Rome, and Mrs. Joseph Kraeger of Constableville; also by 24 grand children and two great grand children; one brother Joseph Hoffert of Constableville; and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Sellman of Constableville and Mrs. Jacob Kirk of West Leyden.

Funeral services were held from St. Peter's and St. Paul's church at Fish Creek, Tuesday, July 22. Rev. Father Brisson of Glenfield officating. Mrs. E. M. Blum sang. Burial was made in Fish Creek cemetery.

Hoffert-Lehn, Mary - Death


Mrs. William Kraeger has received the sad news of the death of her mother Mrs. Baltzer Lehn at her home in Indianola, Neb., aged 80 years. Mrs. Lehn was born at Fish Creek, Lewis county, her maiden name being Mary Hoffert. Mr. and Mrs. Lehn moved to Indianola about 50 years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss five daughters and fives sons also two sisters Mrs. Jacob Kirk, West Leyden and Mrs. Elizabeth Baltzer and one brother Joseph Hoffert both of Constableville. Mr. Lehn died in 1925.

Hoffert, Mattis - Death


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Hoffert, Ray - Marriage


Miss Margaret Patricia Yule, daughter of George Yule, Lyons Falls and the late Mrs. Yule, and Raymond Hoffert, son of Mrs. Frank Hoffert, West Leyden, were married Saturday in St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. Frederick P. Diviney performed the ceremony. Mars. Harold E. Watters, sister of the bride was matron of honor and Erwin Goodhines was best man. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the Hotel Farney. The couple left for a wedding trip to Canada and Massachusetts.

Hoffert, Ray - Death

09 NOVEMBER 1977 - Boonville Herald


Mowhawk Hill - Raymond (Mox) Hoffert, 65, of Route 26, an employee of the Wendell Still Co., Ava, died Thursday, Nov 3 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, where he had been a patient for one day.

Born April 12, 1912 in West Leyden, he was the son of Frank and Carolyn Shue Hoffert. On Oct 26, 1946, he married Margaret Yule in St. John's Church, Lyon's Falls.

Educated in West Leyden, he was employed as a farm worker as a young man. During World War II, he served in the Army for four years as a member of he coast artillery in the Pacific Theater.

Besides his wife, he leaves eight sisters, Miss Margaret Hoffert, Mrs. Lee (Anna) Olney, and Mars. Rose Rimiller, all of Rome; Mrs. Earl (Clara) Parsons, Florida; Miss Theresa Hoffert, Miss Mary Hoffert and Miss Bertha Hoffert, all of Albany, and Mrs. Raymond (Cecelia) Hines, Lynn, Mass., and a brother, Irving Hoffert, West Leyden.

Funeral services were held at 9:15am Monday Nov 7 at the Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville, and 10 in St. Mary's Church. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Mohawk Hill.

Officiating clergy was Rev. Adam Zajdel, OFM Conv., pastor of St. Mary's Church, Constableville.

Pallbearers were Karl Salmon, Andrew Kavalics, Joseph Podkowka, Bruce Weller, Lee Olney, and Wesley Trainor.

Hoffert, Ray - Memorial

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Hoffert-Reimiller, Rose - Marriage



Henry Reimiller and Miss Rose Hoffert; Albert W.S. Huler and Miss Geraldine Gautner

A double wedding took place June 28th at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Reimiller, West Leyden, when her son, Henry Reimiller, married Miss Rose Hoffert, and Miss Geraldine Gautner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gautner, Boonville, became the bride of Albert W. S. Huyler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Huyler, Boonville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. N. H. Horr, pastor of the Christian Alliance church, Boonville.

Both brides were attired in gowns of white chiffon and carried pink roses. Following the ceremony a reception was held.

Mr. and Mrs. Reimiller will reside at West Leyden and Mr. and Mrs. Huyler will make their home in Boonville.

Hoffert-Seelman, Rose - Death


Mrs. Joseph W. Seelman, 69, died Wednesday afternoon at her home near Mohawk Hill, after a long illness. She was born at Fish Creek, October 22, 1862, daughter of the late Mathis and Elizabeth Kraeger Hoffert.

On February 2, 1880, she married Joseph W. Seelman at Fish Creek Church. For several years, they lived at Fish Creek, and then located in West Turin, near Mohawk Hill, where they have lived for the past 32 years.

She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Mohawk Hill,. and a member of the Altar Society of that church.

Surviving are her husband and four sons, Fred Seelman, Constableville; Walter Seelman, Utica; Edward Seelman and Andrew Seelman, Constableville; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Michael's church, Mohawk Hill, Saturday at 10:30am. Interment in the family plot in St. Michael's cemetery.

Hoffert-McCanney, Rose - Death



TURIN - Mrs. Rose M. McCanney, 80, of Collinsville, wife of James J. McCanney, died yesterday in the Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

She was born at Fish Creek, daughter of John and Walburg Seelman Hoffert. She spent her entire life in the West Leyden-Mohawk Hill area.

She attended St. Michael's School, Mohawk Hill. She was married to Mr. McCanney in 1915 in Mohawk Hill. The couple moved to Collinsville last fall.

Mrs. McCanney was a member of St. Mary's Church, Constableville, and its Altar-Rosary Society.

Besides her husband she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Bernice) Percoskie, Turin; five sons. Norman of Lyons Falls; Aubrey, Gerald, and Donald, all of Turin; and Jerome of Rome; a sister, Mrs. Angeline Homan of Carthage, and three brothers, Bernard Hoffert of Poland, Eugene Hoffert of Schenectady, and Anthony of Camden.

The funeral will be at 9:45 Wednesday from the Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville, and at 10:30 from St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Constableville.

Calling hours are 7 to 9 today. The Rosary will be recited at 8.

Hoffert-Dukett, Veronica - Death



UTICA - Mrs. Veronica M. Dukett, 58, of 136 Boyce Avenue, diec December 24, 1987, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Dukett was born on April 14, 1929, in Fish Creek, NY, a daughter of the late Bernard H. and Josephine Cronizer Hoffert. Her marriage to Howard A. Dukett took place July 18, 1949 in Newport. She was employed at Borden's in Newport, and later at Mele Mfg., Utica, several years ago. Mrs. Dukett was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors, besides her husband, include three daughters, Mrs. David (Judy) Buhite, Joan Dukett of Iowa, and Deborah Dukett, at home; three sons, John of Texas, Donald of Utica, and Dennis of Knoxboro, NY; six grandchildren, one brother, Harold Hoffert of Poland, four sisters, Mrs. Max (Bernadine) Haak, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Polinski, and Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Snell, all of St. Johnsonville and Mrs. Doris Schleicher, of Ilion; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Leo Potvin, Pastor of St. John's Church, Newport, officiating. Spring internment will take place in the Newport Cemetery. Calling hours at the Funeral Home, are Saturday, from 7-9 only.

Kroeger-Hoffert, Maria Elizabeth - Death




West Leyden, Spet. 23 - The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffart occurred Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Kirk, about four miles west of this village, at the age of nearly 90 years. Mrs. Hoffart had been in failing health for quite a long time and her death, while not unexpected, brings sadness to a large circle of friends.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth Baltzer, Rome; John Hoffart, Fish Creek; Frank Hoffart, West Leyden; Mrs Joseph Seelman, Mohawk Hill; one brother, Andrew Kreager, Mohawk Hill; also 60 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren.

Mackey-Kolasa, Audrey - Death


Boonville- Audrey (Mackey) Kolasa, 84, of West St. wife of Edward, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, New Hartford, after a long illness.

She was born in Constableville, on February 21, 1928, a daughter of Andrew and Clara Hoffert Mackey. Audrey graduated from Lyons Falls High School, with the Class of 1946; in September, 1946, she began her employment at Gould Paper Co. Lyons Falls, as a messenger girl, advancing to the position of Production Control Clerk, retiring after thirteen years to raise her family. On August 29, 1953, Audrey was united in marriage with Edward Kolasa, at St. John's Church, Lyons Falls. This was a loving union lasting for over 59 years.

For many years, Mrs. Kolasa was employed as bookkeeper for Kolasa Body Shop of Boonville. Mrs. Kolasa attended St. Mary's Church, West Leyden. Audrey loved her children, grandchildren and family. She greatly enjoyed and never missed attending a dance competition of her granddaughters, or sports event of her grandsons. She also enjoyed attending horse shows, shopping, gardening, raising flowers and going for rides. Audrey especially enjoyed using a computer and keeping in touch with family and friends by e-mail.

In addition to her husband, Ed, Audrey is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Lori and Barry Pfendler, Jeanne and Bill Szucs, all of Boonville; her cherished grandchildren, Drew and Matt Pfendler, and Brittany and Morgan Szucs, all of Boonville; one sister, Germaine Clute, Glenfield, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, William (Stub) Mackey, Bernie Mackey, Reginald Mackey, Richard Mackey, Ronald Mackey, Mary Lou Wakefield, Winifred Podkowka and Betty Ossont.

Her Funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, pastor will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in the spring will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 64, Boonville, NY 13309.

Seelman-Hoffert, Walpurga - Death


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Mrs. John Hoffart, of the town of Lewis, died quite suddenly at her home on Sunday morning. Coroner Harrington was summoned, who decided that death was due to heart clot. The deceased leaves eleven children, all of Fish Creek, and unmarried except the eldest, Mrs. Nicholas Kirk, of Highmarket. The funeral was held Tuesday from St. Peter and Paul's church, Rev. Father Joseph Wieand officiating.

Shake-Hoffert, Carrie - Death


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Shake-Hoffert, Carrie - Funeral Card

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Szewczyk-Hoffert, Stephanie - Death


Stephanie S. Hoffert

Dairy Farmer

West Leyden - Stephanie S. Hoffert, 79, a longtime resident of Fish Creek Road, widow of Francis J. Hoffert, died Sun, June 11 at Rome Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

The funeral will be at 10:15 am Thursday at Trainor Funeral Home, Boonville, and at 11 am at St. Mary's Nativity Church with the Rev. Kris C. Lauzon, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 1 to 3 and 7:30 to 9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the St. Mary's Nativity Church Memorial Fund.

Surviving is a son, Francis W., a brother, Walter Szewczwk, town of Lee, and a niece.

Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Passaic, NJ, daughter of Stanley and Sophia Siek Szewczwk, she grew up on her family's farm on Route 26, Stokes Hill.

She graduated for the Town of Lee School District 10.

After school and before her marriage, she worked at General Cable Co., Rome Manufacturing Co., White Laundry Co., Rome, and the Canning Factory, Lee Center.

She married Mr. Hoffert on May 18, 1951, at St. Mary's Nativity Church. He died March 22, 1996.

The couple lived on the Hoffert family homestead farm on Fish Creek Road. For many years, they operated the farm, which at present is being operated by their son, Francis W., the third generation to do so.

Mrs. Hoffert enjoyed working on the family farm and raising and arranging flowers.

She was a communicant of St. Mary's Nativity Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Taylor-Hoffert, Elsie - Death


BOONVILLE - Mrs. Elsie T. Hoffert, 87, formerly of Hoffert Rd. Boonville, died today, July 26, 1979 in the Presbyterian Home after a long illness.

She was born September 14, 1891 in Brockville Ontario Canada daughter of Walter and Margaret Imme Taylor. She married George Hoffert, October 4, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. He died in 1966. He was educated in Brockville schools. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church Boonville and its Altar Rosary Society.

She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Michael Agnes Gentile, Mrs. Charles Martha Griswald of Williamson, Mrs. Anthony Regina ??? of Utica, Mrs. Catherine Rogers of Richland, Mrs. Frank Margaret Roman of Holland Patent, Mrs. Robert Ann Studer of Taberg NY, two sons James Hoffert of Groton and Lester Hoffert of Cortland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 from the Trainor Funeral Home and at 10 am from St. Joseph's Church Boonville. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Trainor Funeral Home Friday 2-4 and 7-9. Arrangements by the Barry Funeral Home.