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.
Laura C. McQuaid