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John Nicholas Hoffman, Sr
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Birth: May 4, 1749
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1814
Pennsylvania, USA

John Nicholas Hoffman, a member of the Hoffman family reknowned for the number of it's men who served in the Revolutionary War, was born in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County. His father, at minimum, had immigrated from Germany through the port of Rotterdam, Holland, and arrived in Philadelphia in 1739. John Nicholas Hoffman lived near Short Mountain, Lykens Vally, PA. He owned a large tract of land and deeded the land for the building of Hoffman's (St. Peter's) Church. During the Revolution, John Nicholas participated in the battles of Long Island, Brandywine and Germantown. He was elevated to the rank of Lt. during the Battle of Long Island. His name is listed on a historical cemetery marker erected by the state of Pennsylvania which is located at the front entrance of the cemetery. His specific gravesite in this cemetery has not yet been identfied due to the age and deterioration of the oldest stones and the fact that many are written in German script. Note that the photos at right are published here and are therefore, copyrighted. I took them. Therefore, they cannot be duplicated and published elsewhere without my consent. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Peter Hoffman (1709 - 1798)
  Maria Sara Snyder/Seiler Hoffman (1720 - 1798)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Margaretha Herman/Harman Hoffman (1753 - 1826)*
 
 Children:
  Catharine Hoffman Shoffstall (1773 - 1819)*
  Susannah Hoffman Buffington (1776 - 1826)*
  John Peter Hoffman (1778 - 1864)*
  Jacob Hoffman (1782 - 1862)*
  Daniel Hoffman (1785 - 1830)*
  Margaret Hoffman Klinger (1786 - 1869)*
  John Nicholas Hoffman (1790 - 1874)*
  Sarah Hoffman Snyder (1793 - 1875)*
  Johannes Hoffman (1794 - 1854)*
  John George Hoffman (1798 - 1887)*
 
 Siblings:
  Johannes Peter Hoffman (1747 - 1818)*
  John Nicholas Hoffman (1749 - 1814)
  Anna Catherina Hoffman Riegel (1751 - 1819)*
  Christian Hoffman (1752 - 1845)*
  Anna Margaretha Hoffman Stonebreaker (1755 - 1796)*
  Anna Elizabeth Hoffman Sheetz (1757 - 1823)*
  Christina Hoffman (1760 - 1845)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Peters Cemetery
Lykens
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Laura McQuaid
Record added: Nov 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16588318
John Nicholas Hoffman, Sr
Added by: Laura McQuaid
 
John Nicholas Hoffman, Sr
Added by: Laura McQuaid
 
 
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used your last name by accident!
- Angela (Sproul) Hagerty
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
I'm proud to have found you today 5th great grandfather! What a legacy you left. I had no idea until today.
- Angela (Sproul) Hoffman
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014

- Rapunzel
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
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