Peder J. Hoff

Peder J. Hoff

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Peder J. Hoff
Birth Name Peder Johannesen
Other Names Peter Huff. Peder Johannesen Skonhovd
Patronymic Name Johannesen
Lived 23 Apr 1840 -
Birth Place Vardal, Oppland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Lower Coon Valley, Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Rank at Enlistment Private
Burial Location Ettrick, Trempealeau County, WI
Mother Anne Olsdatter
Mother Lived 1815-
Father Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd (Johan N. Hoff)
Father Lived 6 Oct 1813- 14 Sep 1882
Immigration 1847
Spouse Mathilde Johnson Dalesveen
Spouse Lived -1868
Married On 17 Nov 1867
Marriage Location La Crosse, WI
2nd Spouse Rose Quinn
2nd Spouse Lived 1850-
2nd Marriage Date 1870

Peder J. Hoff was born April 23, 1840 at Vardal, Oppland, Norway, son of Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd and Anne Olsdatter. He came to America in 1847 with his parents and siblings.

Hoff joined the WI 15th Infantry. The army listed him as living in Lower Coon Valley, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI. He enlisted with his father, John N. Hoff, and brother, Johan J. Hoff, in 1861 as a Private (Menig). He survived the war.

After the war, Hoff married in 1867 to Mathilde Johnson Dalesveen, who died the following year. As a widow in 1870, he worked as a blacksmith in Ettrick, Trempealeau County, WI. He married again in 1870 to Rose Quinn from Ettrick, WI. They lived at Ettrick. In 1920, they were still living in Ettrick. Peder Hoff died on November 24, 1920.


Sources: Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.292; Utvandringen til Amerika fra Biri/Snertingdal, Vardal/Gjovik, 1846-1915, Halvard Oudenstad, published by the Gjøvik historielag, 1981, p.367; “Coon Valley”, published 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Three 1847-1848, Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2000, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 91, ID 1226; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_1737, Page: 190B, Image: 384, Family History Library Film: 553236; 1920 Census, Roll: T625_2018, Page: 4A, Enumeration District: 211, Image: 830.

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