Peter Hoffmann




Peter Hoffmann





PETER HOFFMANN, dealer in stoves, tin-ware and hardware, was born in Bavaria, Germany, February 3, 1831, and is a son of Frederick and Margaret (Waltzer) Hoffmann, of that country. Peter grew up in his native land, and in December, 1854, immigrated to Mercer County, Penn., and began working in the coal mines of Hickory Township. One year afterward he brought out his parents, both of whom spent the balance of their days in Hickory Township. He followed coal mining for twenty years, then opened a bank for himself, which he operated successfully six years, and then retired from the business. In 1884 he opened the store now managed by his sons. Mr. Hoffmann was married January 4, 1856, to Miss Charlotta Gimbel, a native of Bavaria, who immigrated to Mercer County with her parents. They reared nine children, seven sons and two daughters: Peter, Charlotta, wife of Jacob Hassel, of Sharon; Frederick, Karl, Katherine, wife of Jacob Hassel, of Sharon; Calvin, Edward, Albert and Wilhelm. The family belong to the German Reformed Church, of Sharon, and in politics Mr. Hoffmann is a Republican.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 731



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