William MOORE. He married Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER abt. 1864. He died abt. 1865. Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER was born August 1848 in Bergholz, Wheatfield County, New York, USA. She died 07 January 1928 in St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, USA.

Children of William MOORE and Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER are:
1. William Jr. MOORE, b. bet. 1864 and 1865

Other Marriages/Unions for Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER:
See Edward D KNIBBS & Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER

Notes for William MOORE:

Sources for William MOORE:

  1. findagrave.com,

Notes for Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER:

Mary was the daughter of Christian Hoffmeister who was born in about 1811 in Germany.

From the North Tonawanda Evening News, Thursday 22 March, 1900:
Christian Hoffmeister, Aged 86 Departs This Life.
Christian F Hoffmeister an old and respected resident of Bergholz died yesterday afternoon. The deceased had been sick but a few days and died shortly after alighting from his carriage. The direct cause of death was heart failure.
Christian F Hoffmeister was 86 years and 6 months old and came to this country from Germany in 1844, settling in the town of Bergholz where he resided up to the time of his death.
Besides a widow, two daughters, Mrs. William A. Gardel, and Mrs. David Knibbs of this city and two sons and a daughter in Michigan survive. The funeral services will be held from the late home in Bergholz at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.


From the Tonawanda Evening News, 14 March 1908:
Mrs. E. D. Knibbs of 31 Main North Tonawanda. N. Y.. says: "My self. and daughter have taken Doan's Kidney Pills for backache due to kidney trouble. The beneficial effect of your remedy has been very marked in both cases. All backache and urinary trouble has ceased since we commenced Doun's Kidney pills procured at 0. A: Potter &Co's. drug store.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents Foster-Milburn Co. Buffalo. N.Y. , sole agents for the United States.
Remeber the name - Doan's - and take no other..

Mrs. Mary Christina Hoffmeister-Knibbs, mother of Mrs. L. W. Porter of this village, died at St. Louis, MO at 10:30 Monday morning, January 7, 1929 in the home of her son, D. C. Knibbs. Her age was 80 years, 4 months, and 26 days. Death came after a brief illness from heart trouble. Deceased was born in Bergholz, NY and at the age of 16 was united in marriage to William Moore. Her young married life was soon to be broken, however, for death claimed her young husband in about a year, leaving her with an infant son, William Jr. On July 19, 1876 she was united in marriage to Mr. E. D. Knibbs. Three children were born to this union, two are living; one son dying in infancy. They are a son, D. C. Knibbs of St. Louis and Mrs. L. W. Porter of Sun Prairie. The greater portion of her life was spent in her native state. The past 20 or more years, Mr. and Mrs. Knibbs have resided at Menomonee, MI. About a year ago they were urged to give up housekeeping because of advancing years and frail health and have since been dividing their time in the homes of their two children. They have been spending the winter in St. Louis with their son, out of whose home she passed to her home Eternal. She is survived by her husband and three children, David C. Knibbs of St. Louis, Mrs. L. W. Porter of Sun Prairie, and William Moore of Los Angeles, CA; one granddaughter, Anne Marie Porter of Sun Prairie, and three sisters living in New York State. The remains arrived her yesterday accompanied by her husband, E. D. Knibbs and son, David and funeral services were held at 2:30 this (Thursday) afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. W. Porter, Rev. H. G. Trost, pastor of First M. E. Church officiating. Interment was made in the village cemetery beside the remains of her little granddaughter, "Peggy" Elaine Porter.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Mary.

There is some uncertainty abiut when Mary died. Her headstone gives the year as 1929, but her oibituary says 1928.

Sources for Mary Christina HOFFMEISTER:

  1. Personal Contact with Julie Weiss,
  2. 1900 US Federal Census,
  3. Obituary, of her husband 

Notes for William Jr. MOORE:

  • Birth: bet. 1864 and 1865.
  • Death: UNKNOWN.

Sources for William Jr. MOORE:

  1. findagrave.com,