Biography of F. C. Hoffman
Columbiana County, OH

H. C. Hoffman, justice of the peace at Homeworth, is among the highly esteemed citizens of Columbiana County. He was born in Knox Township, May 3, 1874, and is the son of Reuben G. and Nancy A. (Crissinger) Hoffman.

Reuben G. Hoffman was born in Knox Township in 1843, the son of John Hoffman, who migrated to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1830. John Hoffman was well known in Columbiana County and had nine children, one of whom is living, Elizabeth Hoffman, St. Louis, Mo. Reuben G. Hoffman was a farmer during his life and died in 1915. His wife, also a native of this township, resides with her son, H. C., the subject of this sketch. She was born in 1842. To Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman were born two children: H. C.; and Minnie, who died at the age of ten years.

After completing his schooling in the district schools of Knox Township and Damascus Academy, H. C. Hoffman engaged in farming on the home place. In 1915 he removed to Homeworth where he has since followed the carpenter trade and concrete contracting. He still owns the old homestead in Knox Township. In July, 1918, Mr. Hoffman was appointed justice of the peace at llomeworth, which office he has since filled in a most capable manner. He has also served as a member of the board of education for 21 years.

On Feb. 3, 1894, Mr. Hoffman was united in marriage with Miss Emma B. Weaver, of West Township, Columbiana County, the daughter of William and Mary Anna Weaver, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman have two children: Alta, a graduate of Alliance High School and Mt. Union Conservatory of Music, married May 12, 1920, to H. W. Stoll, a World War veteran. They reside at Affiance, Ohio, where he is connected with the City Savings & Trust Company; and Walter L., born Dec. 9, 1897, lives at home.

Mr. Hoffman is a Democrat and a member of the Reformed Church. He ranks as one of the dependable citizens of the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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