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Free Genealogy Biography of Isaac Hoffman,
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Isaac A. Hoffman

Isaac A., son of Henry and Mary Hoffman, was born near Greencastle, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1852. He was educated in the public schools, and assisted his father in farm labor until attaining his majority.

Later he purchased a farm adjoining that of his grandfather, which he afterward sold and moved to near Downsville, Washington county, Maryland, where he bought and cultivated a farm about seven years. This farm he also sold, and in 1891 came to Fayette county, Pennsylvania, where he was employed on public work at Leisenring No. 1 for four years. The succeeding five years he spent working in the Humbert Tin Plate Mill at South Connellsville, then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is now machinist in the Carnegie building.

He is a Republican, taking an active part in ward politics, serving as committeeman and in other positions. He married Laura V. Six, born in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1856, daughter of Wilford C. Six, born near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, later settling at Greencastle, Franklin county, where he became a wealthy farmer and lived an ideal country gentleman's life, owning town and farming property.

He served as lieutenant in a regiment of volunteer infantry and was badly wounded in battle, but after recovery returned to his regiment. His father was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States.

Children of Isaac A. and Laura V. (Six) Hoffman: 1. Emmert Miller, of whom further. 2. Alva W., died October 29, 1910; he was well educated; was employed in the pension department at Washington, D. C., for a time; was assistant superintendent of the first street car line in Connellsville, leaving there to be general superintendent of the C. K. Hill Electric Company; failing health compelled his resignation, and after a few years of travel in the west he died, as stated. 3. Laura Ella, private secretary to an official of the American Tin Plate Company at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.

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