Biography of C. D. Hoff
Adams County, NE Biographies





C. D. Hoff, who is engaged in the cleaning and dyeing business at Hastings, building up a good trade by reason of excellence of work and straightforward dealing, was born in Russia on the 18th of August, 1879, of German parentage, being a son of Conrad and Madeline Hoff. His father followed the occupation of farming in Russia until the year 1903, when he brought his family to the United States. He made his way at once into the interior of the country, settling at Hastings, where both he and his wife now reside. In the family were eight children, five sons and three daughters.

C. D. Hoff, the fourth in order of birth, was educated in the schools of his native land and after coming to the new world learned the cleaning and dyeing business. He embarked in business on his own account at the age of twenty one years, starting in a very modest way and gradually increasing his trade and his facilities until he now has the largest establishment of the kind in the county, employing five people and utilizing an automobile for the collection and delivery of goods. He has the patronage of Hastings leading people and the establishment is a valuable asset to the business interests of the city. He occupies both the lower and upper floors of the building at 806 West Second street, with a cleaning department in the rear supplied with all modern improvements. He has made excellence of work the basis of his growing trade and is meeting with gratifying success.

On the 21st of April, 1900, Mr. Hoff was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Burngard, a daughter of Henry Burngard. T hey have two children, Robert and Neoma. Mr. Hoff belongs to the German Congregational church and fraternally is a chapter Mason, exemplifying in his life the beneficent spirit of the craft. In politics he regards the capability of the man rather than his party affiliation. He turns to fishing and hunting for recreation, but the major part of his time is given to his business affairs and his concentration and energy constitute the salient factors in his growing trade. He has worked hard, his labors have been intelligently directed and his efforts are now bringing to him gratifying success.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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