Obit: Hoffman, Glen (1887 - 1911)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 06/08/1911

Hoffman, Glen (16 APR 1887 - JUN 1911)

Glen Hoffman was born in New England April 16, 1887. Orphaned at the age of two yeas he was placed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hoffman at Stockbridge, Wis., by the Bethel Children’s Home of Minneapolis. There he spent his babyhood and boyhood days and attended school.

When he was thirteen years of age he came with his foster parents to Clark County, Wis. in the spring of 1900.

Mr. Hoffman bought the old McMahon farm four miles south of town and there they made their home till a few years ago, when they rented the place and moved into town.

Since the family moved to town Glen has worked away from home. He spent some time in a machine shop at Antigo. He lived machinery and had considerable talent along that line, and intended taking up that line of work permanently.

In March 1910 he went to Reeder, N.D. with his brother-in-law, Mike Neville, and family. He remained in Dakota till September. He worked (The rest of my copy was cut off)


Obit: Hoffman, Glen #2 (1887 – 1911)

Transcriber: Stan 

Surnames: Hoffman, Neville, Saewert, Wilson

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 May 1911

Hoffman, Glen (16 Apr 1887 – 1911)

A message was received last week Tuesday by John Hoffman that the body of Glen Hoffman, who was lost in a storm in Alberta, Canada in the winter, had been found. Mr. Hoffman wired back money and instructions to send the body here (Greenwood), and it is expected to arrive here this week.

As we go to press we learn from a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman that the body was found eleven miles west of where the body of Romaine, the other man who perished, was found, showing that Glen fell several hours before Romaine did. The latter had on more and thicker clothing than Glen. Glen had fallen on his side; his cap was pulled down over his face; he had tied his handkerchief around his neck. His face was blackened and it was only by the clothes he wore that the body was identified.

The remains were taken to the shack on Glen’s claim. As the Mike Neville and Hoffman claims are forty-five miles from Alsask, the nearest town. There will likely be some delay in getting the body ready for removal to Greenwood.

The tragic ending of their boy’s life and the subsequent anxiety about the recovery of the body have been a great strain of Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman.

(Follow on note in 25 May 1911 edition of the Gleaner)

The body of Glen Hoffman arrived here this morning. The funeral will be held in the M.E. Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Saewert and Rev. Wilson will conduct the services.



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