Ann Hobson, one of my 31 foreign-born 3x-great-grandparents, was born in 1841 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. Her family moved to Stoke Upon Trent about 1846, and Penkhull between 1851 and 1861. Before her marriage, she worked as a dressmaker. Her father was a plumber and a glazier, and he likely worked at the Potteries with John Foulkes, his eventual son-in-law. Ann married John in 1861, and immigrated with her husband and children in the 1870s. She was the mother of 7 children, all of whom grew to adulthood. She died only 11 years after coming to the US, of a hernia, 20 January 1891. She was buried in Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City.
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