|C. H. HOFMANN.|
C. H. Hofmann is one of the progressive merchants of
Douglas, where he is conducting a furniture and undertaking
establishment. He is also numbered among the county officials,
filling the position of county coroner. A native of Indiana, his
birth occurred in the city of Indianapolis in 1879, his parents being
William P. and Sophia (Runner) Hofmann. The father became one of the
pioneers of Wyoming, proving up on a homestead at Thermopolis,
after which he returned to Indiana, and both he and his wife are
still living in that state.
C. H. Hofmann, whose name introduces this record, was educated in the schools of Goshen, Indiana, where he pursued his studies through successive grades to the high school. After putting aside his textbooks he engaged in preparation for the undertaking business, becoming a student in the United States School of Embalming at Chicago. He was graduated from that institution in woo. He came to Wyoming twenty years ago and for thirteen years has been actively engaged in business in Douglas as a dealer in furniture and undertakers’ supplies. In this connection he has built up a business of large and substantial proportions and his, trade is steadily growing.
On the 14th of May, 1902, Mr. Hofmann was united in marriage to Miss Effie Hubbard. He gives his political endorsement to the republican party but has never been an aspirant for public office. Fraternally he is a Mason, having taken the degrees of lodge and chapter, and he is also identified with the Woodmen of the World and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is serving for the third term as county coroner, giving entire satisfaction by the faithful performance of his duties in this connection. He is a man alert and enterprising, manifesting a progressive spirit in his relations to all public affairs as well as in the conduct of his business interests, and whatever success he has achieved and enjoyed is attributable to his own labors.