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Eoff – Jacob, Peter and Isaac: Three Generations of Patriots

In an earlier post, we discussed the Palatine German migration and our first ancestor, Han Jacob Eoff who died in 1710 while still in quarantine on Governor’s Island, New York. His widow, Magdalena was listed with two children, John Jacob Offin age 8, and … Continue reading

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PALATINE GERMANS AND OUR FIRST EOFF’S IN AMERICA

  Generations of wars and heavy taxation in southern Germany plus a severe winter in 1709 caused devastation in the land and impoverished the people, making many families seek relief by migrating. They were called “Palatines” as most were from the … Continue reading

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