Biography of B. S. Hoff
Castle Rock, Dakota County, MN Biographies

B. S. Hoff was born December 5th, 1831, in New Jersey, and when very young moved with his parents to New York city, was there reared to manhood and received his education. At the age of fifteen years he commenced the carpenter's trade, serving six years as an apprentice. Served two years in Plainfield, New Jersey, in learning the farming business. In 1855 he came to Wisconsin, residing in different places until coming to Castle Rock in 1860, and purchased his present farm. Mr. Hoff has worked as carpenter and builder every summer since fifteen years of age. In February, 1865, he enlisted in the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, under Col. Colville, and was mustered out in September of the same year at Nashville, Tennessee: Married in 1856, to Miss Adeline Glascow, who has borne him two chilthen, Merritt D. and Anna M.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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