I have been researching the family of Peter Alphonso Hoffman and Catherine Collins of Wisconsin. I have been unable to locate some information on all the family members and have yet to find a death date and place for either of them.
WHAT I DO KNOW: Peter Alphonso Hoffman was born Dec 1867 in Fond du Lac Co., WI to Peter Hoffman (son of Anthany/Anton and Catharine Hoffmann from Germany) and Selina (Caelena) Wattier (dau of Clovis Wattier and Anna Marie Lippert). his mother died in 1868. His father married Theresia Menne, and they had Joseohine, Anna, Joseph L. Albert and Marry V. Hoffmann.
1870Census: Brothertown, Calumet, Wisconsin
1880Census: Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin
Marriage: 25 May 1897 in Marathon Co., Wisconsin to Kate Collins (b.May 1872, WI) daughter of Pat Collins and Helen Deneen.
Child: Mark Hoffman, b. 23 Nov 1899 at Wabeno, Forest, Wisconsin. [deceased by 1905 census]
1900Census: Cavour, Forest, Wisconsin 1905Census: Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Child: Esther E. Hoffman (b. 1901-1903, WI)
Child: Helen M. Hoffman, born 22 Feb 1903 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Married Elbert Aaron "Happy" Spencer in 1926 Forest Co., Wisconsin. Their children are John Mark, Jean Helen, Elbert Edward, David Arthur and Mary Ann Katherine. 1910Census: Laona, Forest, Wisconsin 1920Census: Laona, Forest, Wisconsin
1930Census: Eau Pleine, Marathon, Wisconsin [Pete is living with half-brother Joseph and his family]
1930Census: Laona, Forest, Wisconsin [ Katherine is living with daughter Helen Spencer and family]
What happened to Esther after her graduation from Laona HS in 1921?
What happened to Pete and Kate after 1930? They are not in Wisconsin death indexes on ancestry. [I couldn't find a good match]
Does anyone have these people in there tree?
Is there anyone available in the mentioned areas, to do look-ups?
I have checked WIGENWEB and the local historical and Genealogical societies, as well as searching any indexes in the area libraries. I even did google searches!
Any help much appreciated.