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All photos are courtesy of the Thomas J. Hoffman Collection

Photo captions were prepared by Germans from Russia Heritage Collection staff. If you have additional information or corrections, please contact:

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Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
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NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050 USA
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GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#01:
A Golden 50th Wedding Anniversary portrait at a festive table with a decorated four-tier wedding cake, circa 1950-1952. The Schaffner/Hoffman groom is kissing his Leingang bride. Their wedding portrait is Photo #4. Photographer is Billings Studios, Los Angeles.

GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#02:
Unidentified wedding couple is assumed to be Schaffner/Hoffman groom with his Leingang bride, sister of Adam Leingang, circa 1925-1927. Photographer is Bayley Studio, 6307 Moneta Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#03:
Family portrait of Ralph Schaffner and Dorothy Werlinger Schaffner at their 30th Wedding Anniversary in September 1944, with their 16 children. They were married 14 September 1914.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#04:
Wedding portrait of Emanuel Schilling and Rose Weisgerber, circa 1890’s. Photographer is Welch Studio, Mandan, North Dakota.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#05:
Posing with sprigs of lilac panicles, these nine German Catholic gentlemen from St. Anthony, Morton County, North Dakota, are from the Leingang-Helbling families, circa 1916. These men are identified as follows: (back row, left-to-right), Joe Lantz, Jack Bender, Nick Helbling, Paul Knoll, Anton Hutmacher; (front row, left-to-right), Joe Renner, Adam Leingang, Jack Schantz, and Erasmus Helbling.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#06:
Fragrant lilac panicles grace these seven German Catholic ladies from St. Anthony, Morton County, North Dakota, all related from the Leingang-Helbling families, circa 1916. These women are identified as follows: (back row, left-to-right), Emilia Leingang (Mrs. Joe Lantz); unidentified maiden name (Mrs. Jack Schantz); Frances Bender (Mrs. Adam Leingang); unidentified maiden name (Schnoda?) (Mrs. Nick Helbling); (front row, left-to-right), unidentified maiden name (Mrs. Anton Hutmacher); unidentified maiden name (Mrs. Joe Renner); and Pauline Schaf (Mrs. Erasmus Helbling).
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#07:
Eight young men seated upon seed-drill box at St. Anthony, Morton County, North Dakota. John Leingang is fourth person from left.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#08:
John Leingang seated on running board of his Ford Model “T” car in August, 1932, in San Francisco, California.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#09:
Birth announcement for “baby girl” born 23 January, 1932, of parents Mr. and Joe Leingang was sent to “Uncle” John Leingang and “Auntie”.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#10:
Graduation Announcement for Miss Margaret Leingang, 1930 Senior Class of Mandan High School, which was mailed August 1930 to “Marge and John Leingang” in California.
Appreciation is extended to Mel Beckler, a third cousin and longtime friend, for his assistance in identifying the photographs below.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#11:
First is Tom's sister Marge (Hoffman) Gmur (in Uniform), Tom's mother Frances (Leingang) Hoffman, sister Ann (Hoffman) Miller, brother Leo Hoffman, Mary Ann Miller (child).
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#12:
October 1962 - Tom's father George Hoffman, Marvin Koch, Tom's sister Jenny (Hoffman) Koch and Tom's mother Frances (Leingang) Hoffman. August 11, 1962.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#13:
This is Tom Hoffman, Frances (Leingang) Hoffman, Jenny (Hoffman) Koch and Tom's brother Danny.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#14:
This is Danny and Tom Hoffman.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#15:
This is Jenny (Hoffman) Koch.
 GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#16:
Tom and Danny Hoffman in the back. The two girls together could be Ann (Hoffman) Miller's two daughters. The boy in the front is Tom's youngest brother Eddie and then Jenny Hoffman.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#17:
Eva Hoffman
 GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#18:
Jack Hoffman who died at age 10.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#19:
Catalina, California 1929 – John
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#20:
Peggy
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#21:
Jack & Marion Leingang
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#22:
Julia Schmidt, December 1931, Age 8
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#23:
Uncle John & Aunt at John Schaffner and Katharina Werlinger’s 50th Wedding Anniversary
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#24:
Uncle Ralph’s 30th Wedding Anniversary with family
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#25:
Pius & Jack
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#26:
John – L.A. 1928
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#27:
Lillian Booth – two-years old
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#28:
John’s Friends
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#29:
Catalina, California – September 10, 1931
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#30:
Frank & John – L.A. - 1925
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#31:
John Leingang – San Francisco – August 1932
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#32:
The Gang – L.A. – 1924
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#33:
Joe Weber’s Station and houses
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#34:
Mike & Ann Weber, April 27, 1946 at St. James Church, St. Louis, Missouri
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#35:
P.F.C. Michael Weber A.S.N.37550522, 269T.S.S. Bks. 223, Scott Field, Illinois
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#36:
John – L.A. – 1928
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#37:
Lucas & John – L.A.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#38:
John Leingang, May 19, 1930
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#39:
St. Mary’s Abbey, Richardton, N.D. Postcard
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#40:
Mike with Bishop Werth from Russia
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#41:
Barbara Däschle (Grandpa Däschle’s sister Barbara – married to Braunagel)
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#42:
Group photo from Nicolas and Regina Leingang's 50th Wedding Anniversary. 1949
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#43:
This is Nicklaus Bender (1848-1906) and his wife Teckla (Helbling) Bender (1852-1929). These are Tom Hoffman's great grandparents.
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#44:
Rose Schilling – 21 years old
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#45:
Emanuel Schilling – 31 years old
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#46:
Johannes & Marianna Weisgerber
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#47:
Joe Lanz, Jack Bender, Nick (Schnoda) Helbling, Paul Knoll, Anton Hutmacher, Joe Renner, Adam Leingang, Jack Schantz, Erasmus Helbling

GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#48:
Front row (l-r): Thomas Helbling, Jenny (Hoffman) Koch, Leona (Reisenauer) Hoffman, Gladys (Helbing) Eckroth, Carol Leingang and Bill Weilenman.
Back row: Regina Bender and Nicholai Leingang, 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1949, St. Anthony, North Dakota.

GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#48:
Margaret (Margie) Hoffman, Cecelia (Sally) Hoffman, Andy Hoffman, Thomas Hoffman, Danny Hoffman

GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#49:
Danny Hoffman
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#50:
George Hoffman, Sally Hoffman, Frances Hoffman, Margie Hoffman
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#51:
Sally & baby Jeanette (Jenny) Hoffman, 1942
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#52:
Margie Hoffman
GRHC_Photo_Hoffman_#53:
Hoffman Home in St. Anthony, North Dakota.


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