Tuesday, January 10, 2017

John George Hoffman

John Hoffman came into Ross Township without so much as clothes on his back, and left it as the owner of four farms.

2017-1-10. John G. Hoffman obit
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Hobart Gazette 17 Nov. 1922.

We've already found one of his farms, in northeastern Ross Township: one-time home of the Sonntags, later owned by son Henry.

I'm not sure what counts as a farm, but the 1908 Plat Map seems to show five Hoffman farms just in the Turkey Creek area. But perhaps "J.G." wasn't John George.

2017-1-10. Hoffman 1908
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