1859–1929

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 20, 1859, Han­ov­er, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 24, 1929, Kane, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Bluff Ci­ty Ce­me­te­ry, Elg­in, Il­li­nois.

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Biography

Adaline was the daught­er of Mi­chael Hoff and Eliz­a­beth Butch­er, and wife of mu­si­cian and hymn writ­er Will­iam Beery (mar­ried 1888).

She moved with her fa­mi­ly to Io­wa when she was 10 years old. She at­tended Mount Mor­ris Col­lege Acad­e­my, Mount Mor­ris, Il­li­nois (1881–82) (lat­er merged with Man­ches­ter Un­i­ver­si­ty), and for while taught in Io­wa pub­lic schools.

Works

At Hunt­ing­don, Penn­syl­van­ia, she ed­it­ed Gold­en Dawn (1884) and Young Dis­ci­ple (1885–88). Ad­a­line wrote hund­reds of po­ems, many of which ap­peared in Breth­ren per­i­o­di­cals and in the 1897 Po­ems of a De­cade.

Sources

Lyrics

Music