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)