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Hoffman, John Nicholas

John Nicholas Hoffman was a soldier at both the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. I am among his numerous descendants.

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Containing Sketches of Representative Citizens, and Many of the Early Scotch-Irish and German Settlers. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Company, 1896, pages 116-118.

III. JOHN NICHOLAS HOFFMAN (John-Peter), was born in Tulpehocken township, Berks county, in the year 1749. He settled on the farm now owned by Benjamin Richert, near Short mountain. He was the owner of a Large tract of land, at present divided into a number of farms. He deeded land to the congregation of Hoffman’s church, for church, school and burial purposes. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and participated in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. His life was an active, busy and useful one. He was married, April 22, 1772, by Pastor Kurtz, of the Lutheran church, to Margaret Harman, also a native of Berks county.

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  1. I was doing some research on my family tree and I ran across your posting. John Nicholas Hoffman is my 6th great grandfather. I do have quite a bit of information on that side of the family if you’d like to know more,including my membership to the Daughters of the American Revolution along with my Great Aunt Olive Keiser’s application, there is quite a large amount of geneological documents. Please let me know if you’d like more information. Have a great day!

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