Biography of John P. Hoffman
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





John P. Hoffman. Born in Pennsylvania, December 5, 1825, where he received his education, and lived on a farm until twenty one years of age, when he, leaving his parents behind, went to Wisconsin, where he taught school and worked in a saw mill until April, 1849. He then crossed the plains to California with ox teams; arrived at Placerville in October, making the trip in six months. He spent the first winter in mining, and in the spring opened a boarding house and butcher shop on the Cosumnes river, where he remained for six months. Then he engaged in the butchering business in El Dorado county for a short time; then returned, via Panama, to Illinois, where he engaged in mercantile business four years; then followed the same business in Iowa until the spring of 1860. He then again crossed the plains to California, bringing his family, consisting of wife and two children, one an adopted child; followed farming in Amador county until 1868; then came to Mendocino county and settled on his present place, located about three miles from Ukiah, where he has since resided. Mr. Hoffman married, in 1856, Miss Jane B. Kirkwood, a native of Indiana. Their children are: Emily J., born May 31, 1858; Ellen A. born August 27, 1861; Martha L., born July 21, 1865; Alice E., born February 27, 1869; Ida, born September 10, 1871, died October 15, 1871; Nellie F., born June 13, 1873; and Bertha L., born September 24, 1877.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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