Biography of Abram J. Hoffman


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ABRAM J. HOFFMAN, draughtsman and engineer, was born at Albany, N. Y., in 1834, and there learned his profession, which he followed in that city for some years. He was also for four years of the firm of Hoffman, Knickerbocker. Peas & Tolle, printers, lithographers, and steel plate printers, publishers of the largest list of toy books and games on the market at that time, also printers for the United States Government, printing the coast survey work; also New Vork State printers of the State geological work and wood engravers. In 1863 he came to Chicago, and was for a year connected with the drug firm of Hoffman Bros., after which he was engaged in the lithographing and engraving business with Baker & Co. a year. He disposed of his interest in that concern and embarked in the real estate business. Mr. Hoffman also gives some attention to engraving, etc., and is at present employed with Baker & Co. He moved to River Forest in 1869, atid has always taken an active part in its religious and municipal affairs. lie also built and opened the River Forest Voong Ladies Seminary, in tSSt, at a cost of $13,000, This institution was conducted by Mrs. Hoffman until quite recently, when she sustained a severe injory in Chicago, and the institution is now under the management of Mrs. Martha W. Hakes, formerly principal of the Rock Islland Institute.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.