Free Genealogy Biography of Amos Hoffman,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War
Amos Hoffman is a dealer in clothing, gents furnishing goods, hats, caps, etc., and in connection has a complete merchant tailoring department. Mr. Hoffman is a native of Rohrerstown, Lancaster Co., Penn., was born in 1842, is a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Huffnagle) Hoffman and is of German descent. His father was born in Lancaster County, Penn., in 1802, and his mother in 1804. His grandfather was Philip Hoffman. The great-grandfather of our subject came to America from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania, Mr. Hoffman's father died in 1880 and his mother in 1882.
Our subject received a common school education. Later in life he learned the printer's trade, serving a regular apprenticeship. After continuing at this trade for several years he engaged in the merchandise business. In 1878 he came to York and has since been engaged in the clothing business which he successfully continues. In 1884 he removed to his present salesroom in York; the main department being 25x150 feet. The marriage of Mr. Hoffman occurred in 1871, to Miss Clara Malthaner, a native of Bethlehem, Penn. Mrs. Hoffman died in 1874, and in 1879 he was married to Miss Bessie Hess, of Lancaster, Penn., daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hess of Lebanon County, Penn. They have one child, Charles W.
In 1863 Mr. Hoffman enlisted in Company K. Forty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 49th Regiment.
He is a Republican, a member of K. of P., Red Men Lodge, G. A. R. and I. O. O. F. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman are members of the Reformed Church.
Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.
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