Bio: Hoffman, Ambrose (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 211.


AMBROSE HOFFMAN, Chippewa Falls, was born in the town of Chatham, Columbia County, N. Y., May 18, 1832. His parents removed with their family to Wayne County, N. Y., in 1836. Lived there until April, 1857, when he came to Randolph, Columbia County, Wis.; remained there until July, 1863, then removed to Portage in the same county. Resided in the latter city until 1871, when he came to Chippewa Falls. While in Randolph he ran a farm for two years, and the balance of the time was dealing in agricultural implements. While at Portage he was engaged in real estate and abstract business, which business he continued after coming to Chippewa Falls. He was elected Register of Deeds in 1874. In 1876 he was elected County Treasurer; re-elected in 1878. For several years he held the office of School Commissioner. Mr. Hoffman was married in Randolph, Wis., in February, 1870, to Ardelle I. Knapp, a native of the city of New York. They have one child living, William F., born April 14, 1875. Lost one son, Earle M., who died at the age of three years and four months. Mr. Hoffman is a member of A. F. & A. M., Blue Lodge, Chapter, Ft. Winnebago Commandery and Wisconsin Consistory No. 1, of Milwaukee.



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