The old German Bible that had the Hoffmann family history was stolen from my Uncle's house in Elmwood Place around 1990 along with other items by a visiting nurse while my Uncle was on his deathbed. Nice woman! I was hoping to determine the family history through Ancestry with the knowledge of the hometown of Ellern, Germany and my great Grandfather's birthday but I have hit a dead end. Since he was born in 1836, there does not appear to be a birth record. For this reason as well as a personal one, I hope that if anyone has seen this Bible, that they would let me know. I have searched old Bibles for sale on ebay and have not run across it yet. It is possible that his birth occurred in Oflen Odenwaldkreis as the 1910 census taker wrote down loofleng on his widow's comment on his birthplace.