Friday, December 23, 2011

Advent Calendar for 2011 Christmas Sweetheart Memories

Advent Calendar for 2011    Christmas Sweetheart Memories

Christmas Sweetheart memories is a bit amuck in my background. I am instead going to tell about a Sweetheart story that never got to finish.

 Laton E Huffman ie Hoffman was born 20 November 1840. He lived in the country on a hillside that looked across a small valley and the area is gorgeous to look at in the fall. He and many of his siblings went off to War for the Union and they all made it home.

Afterwards he traveled about looking for a place to settle and he helped build the first hotel in a town in Kansas.  I have in the his letter home to family this information. He enjoyed Christmas with his parents and a brother and some sisters that still lived at home on 25 Dec 1971.  The father writes in a letter to his brother the rest of the tale.  They partook of  breakfast the next morning and he  told them he was off to ask his intended if she was ready to marry him. His Dad obviously walked with him to the barn to saddle his horse and go to his intendeds house.  As he was saddling the horse he had a heart attack and died.
I think  I know  whom the intended was but  have no further information on her. 


26 Dec 1871 was his death Aleppo Greene Co. PA


25 Dec   No.
Soldier Name
Side
Function
Regiment Name
1
Huffman, Laton E.
Union
Infantry
6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

His brother my Great Great Grandfather Sanford Hoffman was living in Iowa at this time and his father wrote to tell him of his loss. They served in the same war unit during the war and were close.  He was only 31 years of age.  

Sanford was his closest in age brother a few years old being born 1834. He had sisters on both sides of him and the baby boys never made it past probably 5 years of age. I can find very little on them.  Burial was Aleppo Cemetery, up on a beautiful hill that you can look south and see West Virginia and west and see Ohio and the rest of the terrain there is Pennsylvania country.
 Served in CW under WVa with brother Laton E Huffman
No.
Soldier Name
Side
Function
Regiment Name
1
Huffman, Sanford
Union
Infantry
6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry

This story broke my heart when I learned of the story behind it. 

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