Obit: Haff, Mary Ida Lima (1898 - 1938)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Frey, Frei, Geisenhof, Lima, Barse

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 9 June 1938, Federal Census Records, Public Records

Haff, Mrs. Joseph (? - 21 May 1938)

Mrs. George (Ida) Frey of the town of Weston, received word last week that the wife (Mary Ida Geisenhof Haff) of her son, Joseph, passed away May 21, at her home at Taunton, Mass. Mr. Frey, who has been in a hospital since February came home the following day, 5 sons also survive to mourn the loss of their mother.

Mrs. Geo. Frey (Frei), though well along in years, left Tuesday for Taunton to remain for a time in the home of her son.

Joe is well known in Neillsville having grown to young manhood here. He worked for a time in the office of L. B. Ring, publisher and printer.

*Joseph Haff was born 17 May, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois and died 13 Sep 1950 in Newport Naveal Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island.  He is buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol Co., Mass.  He was the son of Paul Franz Haff and Ida Geisenhof.  Joseph married Mary Ida Lima who was born 1897 in Azores Islands, Sao Migeul Island, Portugual.  Joseph and Mary had 4 children, George Paul (b. 24 July 1921 in Taunton, MA), Joseph Herman Jr. (b. 23 Feb 1924 in Taunton, MA), Charles Clarence (b. 12 Sep 1918 in Taunton, MA), James Delbert Haff (b. 1935 & married Grace Isabel Barse)

1910 Federal Census, Grant, Clark, Wisconsin, family # 122,  page # 6

George Frei
birthplace: Switzerland
relationship to head of household: Self
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year: 1880
father's birthplace: Switzerland
mother's birthplace: Switzerland

Household Members
Head: George Frei M 48y Switzerland
wife Ida Frei F 49y (1861 Switzerland)
Son: Joseph Frei M 15y Wisconsin
Son: George Frei M 14y Wisconsin
Daughter: Barbara Frei F 11y Wisconsin
Son: Paul Frei M 6y Wisconsin
John Tuchscher M 28y Wisconsin
John Donnerhauer M 20y Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Precinct A Taunton City 4, Bristol, Massachusetts

Joseph H Hoff
estimated birth year: 1885
age: 35
birthplace: Portugal
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Married

Household Members
self Joseph H Hoff M 35y Portugal
wife Mary L Hoff F 22y Portugal
son Charles Hoff M 1y2m Massachusetts

1930 Federal Census, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, enumeration district # 0232
family # 113, sheet number and letter: 5A, line # 20

J Herman Haff, white, married, male
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head J Herman Haff M 41 (1889 Illinois)
Wife Mary I Haff F 32 (1898 Portugal)
Son George P Haff M 8 (1922 - Massachusetts)
Son Joseph Haff M 6 (1924 Massachusetts)

1940 Federal Census, Ward 3, Taunton, Taunton City, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, enumeration, district number: 3-114, family number: 6, sheet number and letter: 1A, line number: 13

Joseph H Haff, white, widowed, male
estimated birth year: 1888
residence in 1935: Same Place

Household Members
Head Joseph H Haff M 51 (1888 -  Illinois)
Son George P Haff M 18 Massachusetts
Son Joseph H Haff M 16 Massachusetts
Son Charles C Haff M 9 Massachusetts
Son James D Haff M 5 (1935 Massachusetts)
Lodger Charles Huntoon M 60 Massachusetts

1942 WWII Draft Cards, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts

Joseph Herman Haff
birth date: 17 May 1888
nara publication title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Massachusetts
nara publication number: M2090
arc identifier:
film number: 2246593
digital folder number: 004157103
image number: 03172



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