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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. 
 
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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:
  John Peter Hoffman (1747 - 1818)*
  John Nicholas Hoffman (1749 - 1814)
  Anna Catherina Hoffman Riegel (1751 - 1819)*
  John 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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A very brave great-grandfather! Thank you for your life! With admiration, your 5x great-granddaughter,
- Kathryn Sinclair Lanier
 Added: Apr. 24, 2017

- G Dingler
 Added: Mar. 29, 2017
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- Candace Barnhouser
 Added: Apr. 25, 2015
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