Free Genealogy Biography of J. R. Hoeflich,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War
John R. Hoeflich
John R. Hoeflich, agent of water and gas-works, Waynesboro, was born in Franklin County, Penn. February 3, 1840; a son of William and Susan (Royer) Hoeflich, natives of this county and of German descent, former of whom was a manufacturer of boots and shoes in early life, but later devoted himself to farming.
Our subject, the fifth in a family of seven children, was reared near Waynesboro, in Washington Township, and attended school in the borough. His first vacation was clerking and he was thus employed for thirteen years (three years of the time in Pittsburgh) but since 1878 he has devoted the larger part of his time to the insurance business and at present he is general fire and life insurance agent, his office being in the water company's department on East Main Street. His aim is to represent none but the first-class Companies such as the "Phoenix of London," "Phoenix of Brooklyn," "Connecticut", "National of Hartford" "Fire Association of Philadelphia" and "The Mutual Life of New York."
In 1884 Mr. Hoeflich was appointed agent of the water and gas-works in Waynesboro. He was married in 1869 to Mary Catharine, daughter of Jacob B. Resser and of Scotch-Irish origin. The children born to this union are Luella, Mary R. Nettie H. Ruby Motter. Charles Edwin. Mr. and Mrs. Hoeflich are members of St. Paul's Reformed Church in Waynesboro, of which he has been deacon since 1874, and has ever taken an active interest in the Sabbath-school, serving as secretary and librarian. He has served as one of the school board in Waynesboro. In politics our subject is a Republican.
He is a member of the G.A.R. and has been sergeant-major and adjutant of the post. During the late war of the Rebellion he enlisted, in 1862, in Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 158th Regiment,, serving his term of enlistment (nine months) as a non-commissioned officer. He reenlisted in 1865, in Company D, Ninety-ninth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 99th Regiment,, and served until the close of the war
Source: Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens; Chicago. Genealogical Pub. Co.. 1905. Notes: Prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer.
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