Agnes Isabella Henshaw

                                                     ┌── Harry Henshaw
                          ┌── James J. Henshaw ──────┤
                          │    1842-1919             │
                          │                          └── Julia Ann Risley
                          │                               1821-1900 
Agnes Isabella Henshaw ───┤
B: 1866                   │                          ┌── John Steele
D: 1904                   │                          │
                          └── Emma Isabella Steele ──┤
                               1844-1921             │
                                                     └── Elizabeth Bolander
M: Louis Hofer

Agnes Isabella Henshaw     [ID 17507] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep - 1866, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,2,3,4  

She married Louis Hofer5 [Lewis Hofer6], Aug 6 18845, Hamilton County, Ohio5.  Louis was born Jul 17 1855, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,4,7  


James Harry Hofer, born Apr 13 1886 in Ohio.
Viola Emma "Vi"/"Violet" Hofer, born Nov 8 1887, Ohio; died Nov 22 1918, Montgomery County, Ohio; married Bernis Ivan "Bernie" Roop, c1909 (children: Bernice I., Willard A. Roop); Violet was a bareback rider with the Ringling Circus about 1904-1913 and also performed with a highwire act. 6,9

Louis Hofer was shown in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati, Ohio:10

Louis Hofer, Printer; location 1: southwest Corner George and Plum; location 2: southwest Corner Rawiston and Spring Grove Avenue.

Agnes and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), 3613 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:4

Hofer, Louis, head-of-household, age 44, born July 1855 in Ohio; parents born in Germany; married 15 years; occupation: painter; owned home (mortgaged).
Hofer, Agnes, wife, age 33, born Sept 1866 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; married 15 years; 2 children, 2 living; occupation: nurse.
Hofer, James, son, age 14, born Apr 1886 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; attended school 9 months.
Hofer, Viola, daughter, age 12, born Nov 1887 in Ohio; parents born in Ohio; attended school 9 months.

Agnes Isabella Henshaw died Oct 23 1904, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1  

Louis died Oct 14 1924, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.9,11

(photo)Photo: Viola Emma "Violet" Hofer 12

(photo)Photo: Viola Emma "Violet" Hofer death certificate 12


  1. Contribution from Anne Davison ().
  2. 1870 census, 9th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll M593-1212, page 420, line #28, dwelling #157, family #775.
  3. 1880 census, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T9-1024, ED 116, page 211D, line #16, dwelling #106, family #194.
  4. 1900 census, 24th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T623-1279, ED 199, page 9A, line #43, dwelling #149, family #210.
  5. The Church Of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) - Ohio.
  6. Posting Sep 30 2003 by Anne Davison () to CIRCUS-FOLK-L.
  7. 1880 LDS census index, 2nd Ward, Precinct B, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; roll T9-1024, page 200D.
  8. RootsWeb WorldConnect data by David Coulon Burns ().
  9. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002;
  10. Cincinnati, Ohio Directory, 1890-91;
  11. Ohio Historical Society; Ohio Death Certificate Index:
  12. "Public Member Photos" by "balletdancer47";

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