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HOFF, Christoffer

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Christiana, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 28 May 1825 in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Married. Enlisted for three years on 10 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Assigned to the Pioneer Corps in Nov 1862. Mustered out with B Company on 1 Dec 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Died 24 Nov 1881. Buried in Cuming Count, Nebraska, at Norwegian Cemetery, lot 32. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 30) (Buslett p384) (Ulvestad p292) (Ager p295) (RWV p809) (Rootsweb “Civil War Veterans, Cuming County, Nebraska”) “Hoff, Christopher” “Hoff, Christian"

HOFF, Johan J.

WI 15th Inf. Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Hamburg Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born 18 May 1845 at Vardal, Oppland, Norway, son of Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd and Anne Olsdatter. He came to America with his parents and siblings in 1847. Came to Vernon County. Civil War: Enlisted with his father, John Hoff, and brother, Peder Hoff, in 1861. Sources: (Oudenstad p367) (Naeseth ’47-1228)

HOFF, John N.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Hamburg, Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Born “Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd” on 6 Oct 1813 in Land, Vardal, Oppland, Norway. Married Anne Olsdatter, who had been born in Land in 1815. Six children: Ole born 1832, Marit 1835, Johannes 1838, Peder 1840, Elisa 1842 and Johan 1845. The family came to America in 1847 and settled in Coon Valley, Hamburg Township, Vernon County. Civil War: Enlisted along with his sons, John and Peter, and a son-in-law, Peter Johannesen Skonhovd. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to LaCrosse. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick at Nashville, Tennessee 26 Dec 62. Sent to Convalescent Camp in Stevenson, Alabama, 28 Aug 1863. Transferred to Invalid Corps (Veterans Reserve Corps) on 1 Sep 1863. Post war: Moved to South Dakota. Died at Jamesville Township, South Dakota, at age 69 on 14 Sep 1882 of tuberculosis. Buried in Bethlehem Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Jamesville, block alley, grave K. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p74) (TAR) (Ager p304) (Buslett p480) (Gjertveit) (Ulvestad p292) (Oudenstad p367) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Yankton County) (Naeseth ’47-1221) (Hedberg) “Hoff, Johan J” “Hoff, Johannes” “Hoff, John Nelson”

HOFF, John R.

WI 22nd Inf Co B. Residence: Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 8 Oct 1843 in Rollag, Nummedal, Norway, a son of Nils and Mari Carlson. Came to America to Rock County, Wisconsin, in 1861. Civil War: Private. Was in the battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Was a prisoner of war in Libby Prison. Discharged in 1865. Post war: He was married on 24 Dec 1866. Came to Austad, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in 1870. Married to Karen. Died 17 Jul 1938 in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County. Buried in Aastad Cemetery, Aastad Township, Otter Tail County. Sources: (Ulvestad p292) (VGC Decorah Posten, 16 Sep 1938) (Fergus Falls Daily Journal, 15 May 1930) (Otter Tail County Historical Society)

HOFF, Joseph

US Army 349th Inf Co I. Born 9 Jan 1889 in Norway. First World War: Age 29. Entered the service on 28 Jun 1918. Private. Discharged 11 Jun 1919. Post war: Died at age 52 of a skull fracture on 3 Jul 1941 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Second South Lawn addition, lot 71, block 3. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)

HOFF, Peder J.

WI 15th Inf. Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born 23 Apr 1840 at Vardal, Oppland, Norway, son of Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd and Anne Olsdatter. Came to America in 1847 with his parents and siblings. Civil War: Enlisted with his father, John Hoff, and brother, Johan Hoff, in 1861. Private. Survived the war. Post war: Married in 1866 to Mathilde Johnson Dalesveen, who died the following year. Married again in 1870 to Rose Quinn from Ettrick, Wisconsin. Lived at Ettrick. Peder Hoff died 24 Nov 1920. Sources: (Ulvestad p292) (Oudenstad p367) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) (Naeseth ’47-1226)

HOFFMAN, John

IL 20th Inf Co A. Residence: Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 26. Laborer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’3½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Jun 1861 at Joliet, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged 13 Jun 1864, due to expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 46)

HOFLAND, Halvor H.

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 28. Married. Farmer. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jan 1862 at Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Mar 1862. Assigned as Sergeant on 1 Feb 1862. Promoted to First Sergeant. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863. Died of disease (Anasarca [dropsy]) in Andersonville Prison, 4 Jun 1864. Buried in National Cemetery there in grave 1655. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-12, 259-2; red book vol 20 p140) (Buslett p627) (Ulvestad p259) (DGA) (Ager p317) (GPO p97) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Holland, Halvor” “Hoffland, Halvor”