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)

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