George Hoffman is a native of Hesse, Germany, and was born January 1st, 1835. When sixteen years old he came
to America, accompanied by his parents and located in Cleveland, Ohio. Here he learned the carpenter's trade, and
in 1853 removed to Galena, Illinois, where he worked at his trade one year. Coming to Hastings, he found but one
log house; remaining two years he continued at his trade and built the first frame house in the city. Purchasing
forty acres of land in Hampton, he moved to it, assisted in the erection of the first Catholic church in the county,
at New Trier, and in 1860, assisted in building the first Evangelical church near New Their, he has since been
a supporter of the church. Has been prospered, and now owns a farm of three hundred and five acres, with pleasant
surroundings. Married at St. Paul, October 3d, 1856, to Miss Susan Becker. Dora, Kate, John, George W., Christopher,
Mary E., Annie S., Louisa, Martin and Amelia are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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