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Ernest W. Hoeffner

Hoeffner Hotel & Cafe

206 Madison Street


Hoeffner Tavern & Buffet

222 W Main



Ernest Hoeffner Now in Charge

Watertown Gazette, 01 14 1910


Ernest Hoeffner is now managing the hotel and café at 206 Madison Street, where he will be pleased to meet all his friends.  He has good accommodations for patrons in connection with the hotel and café.



Sudden Death of Ernest W. Hoeffner

Watertown Gazette, 10 04 1934


Hoeffner, Ernest W., b. Apr 26, 1879, d. Sep 30, 1934


Sunday afternoon our citizens were greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of one of Watertown’s most esteemed citizens in the person of Ernest W. Hoeffner, who for many years has conducted the Hoeffner Buffet at 222 West Main Street.  The cause was heart attack.  For a number of days previous to his death he was confined to his home, and previous to that he had been in poor health for several months.  He was born in Watertown on April 26, 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoeffner.  On August 2, 1900, he married Miss Ida Busch of this city.  She survives him, also two children, Carl and Miss Helen, both at home.  One sister, Mrs. George Henke, this city, also survives him.


Mr. Hoeffner’s death removes from our city one of its very best citizens, esteemed and loved by all our people.  He possessed a quiet and pleasing disposition, and had a smile and good cheer with everyone he met.  He was also a charitable man, and was generous to a fault with every civic affair that needed financing.  The Gazette editor knew him all his life and classed him as one of his very best friends.  He was a member of the Plattdeutscher Verein, and took great interest in its success.  His funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the James W. Boyle chapel in West Main Street.  Rev. Arthur E. Schwartze of the Moravian church officiated.  Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.