Marie Anne Weiss

Marie Anne Hofer, 1821
Born: 6 September 1778, London
Died: 14 December 1839, Mulhouse

Father: Jean Gaspard Weiss, 1739-1815
Mother: Marie Baumgarten, 1755-1798

Spouse: Godefroi Hofer, 1761-1845
Married on 8 June 1801 in Mulhouse. Godefroi's occupation was "retailer". Groom's witnesses: Jean de Jean Risler, apothecary, aged 42, cousin of the groom, and Jean Henri Hofer, retailer, aged 28, brother of the groom. Bride's witnesses: Jeremy Risler, retailer, aged 46, friend of the bride, and Paul Blech, retailer, bride's uncle.

  • Marie Eugénie, 1802-1803
  • Marie Eugénie, 1804-1862
  • Godefroi, 1805-1882
  • Julie Angélique, 1811-?

Biographical information
Also known as Mary Ann or Marianne.

Marie Anne was born in London and baptised a month after her birth on 7 October 1778 at St Marylebone, Middlesex. She moved to Mulhouse with her family when she was five years old.

At age 22, Marie Anne married Godefroi Hofer, who was 17 years her senior. They were apparently quite well off, considering they could afford to sit for portraits, painted by an unknown artist who clearly had some talent. It is quite possible that Marie Anne and Godefroi had more than the four children listed above, but these are currently all I have been able to find.

Marie Anne died, aged 61, in a house on rue des Trois Rois, Mulhouse. The house where she died may have been the Weiss family home, though her death record does not note the house number, so it may just have been in the same street.