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  • ID: I3785
  • Name: Englebert HUFF
  • Name: Englebert HOFF
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 13 JUL 2013
  • Birth: 1687 in Hopewell, Dutchess, New York
  • Death: 21 MAR 1765 in Hopewell, Dutchess, New York
  • Burial: Hopewell?, Dutchess, New York
  • Event: Note
  • Note:
    Another researcher has added this bio to this person's tree at

    Englebert Huff was born about 1687. In his early years, Englebert lived in Philipse Manor, later known as Tarrytown in Westchester County near New York. He was described as "a man of considerable local celebrity for his scholarship and dashing horsemanship".

    Englebert moved north and was one of the early white settlers in the area now known as Dutchess County, New York. He married Maria Williams (Marritje Willemse) about 1706 in Dutchess Co., New York. Their fourth of nine children was Willem.

    Marie died in 1732 at the age of 42. Englebert died on 21 Mar 1765 in Fishkill (Hopewell), New York.

    He died as a result of a hip wound incurred in a fall from his horse in the town of Fishkill. He was buried near the East wall of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Fishkill Town . There is a silver commemorative tankard in the church with an interesting inscription:

    "Presented by Samuel Verplanck Esq.,to the First Reformed Dutch Church in the town of Fishkill, to commemorate Mr. Englebert Huff by birth a Norwegian, in his lifetime attached to the life guards of the Prince of Orange, afterwards King William (III) of England. He resided for a number of years in this country and died with unblemished reputation at Fishkill, 21st March 1765, aged 128 years"

    The oldest stone now standing in the churchyard is dated 1737. The Huffs don’t show on the list of legible gravestones.


    Name: Englebert /Huff/
    Name: Englebert /Hoff/
    Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Englebert /Huff/ . The origin of the surname Huff may be from the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ as the first element .

    The surname Huff is not to be confused with the surname Hoff. "Hoff" appears to have originated a few hundred years ago. The word "Hof" in German literally means merely a "court", or courtyard or any "enclosure". Paulus Durckse (Hoff) adopted the surname "Hoff" after arrival in America in about 1651.

    Father: Leonardt* HUFF b: ABT 1611 in Norway

    Marriage 1 Maria WILLIAMS b: ABT 1690
    • Married: ABT 1706 in Hopewell?, Dutchess, New York
    1. Has Children Ann Margareta HUFF b: 04 OCT 1716 in Newburgh?, Orange, New York

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