HOFFMAN, William, son of Jacob and Eve Elizabeth (Weiser) Hoffman, was born September 7, 1831, in Jordan township, Northumberland county, Pa. His grandfather removed from Berks county, where he was born, to Lykens Valley, at an early day, locating on a farm near Berrysburg. He married Rebecca Kuntzman, and their children were: Daniel, George, Jacob, John and seven daughters. Jacob learned the trade of a carpenter and married Eve Elizabeth Weiser. Their children were: William; John; Mary, who married a Mr. Witmer; Sarah, who married a Mr. Moyer; and Elizabeth, who married a Mr. Deppen. He removed to Northumberland county, where he followed farming and cabinet making, and there most of their children were born. William Hoffman’s early life was passed on his father’s farm, and his educational advantages were limited to the country schools. In 1859 he removed to Uniontown, Dauphin county, where he engaged in merchandising until 1865, when, having retired from mercantile pursuits, he began the manufacture of agricultural implements, which occupation was continued until 1878, when he again resumed his former business. In 1860 Mr. Hoffman was elected a justice of the peace, which offices he held for twenty years. In 1877 he was chosen burgess of Uniontown borough, and is a director of the First National Bank of Millersburg. Mr. Hoffman married, October 20, 1853, Lydia, daughter of Adam Willier, of Lykens township. Their children are: W. Jacob; J. Weiser; Sarah E., who married a Mr. Emrick; Kate A., and Eulera J.
Historical Review of Dauphin County