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Johan J. Hoff

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Johan J. Hoff

Birth Name

Johan Johannesen

Other Names

Johan Johannesen Skonhvd


18 May 1845 –

Birth Place

Vardal, Oppland

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Lower Coon Valley, Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI


Anne Olsdatter

Mother Lived



Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd (Johan N. Hoff)

Father Lived

6 Oct 1813- 14 Sep 1882



Johan J. Hoff was born on May 18, 1845 at Vardal, Oppland, Norway, the son of Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd and Anne Olsdatter. He came to America with his parents and siblings in 1847. He came to Vernon County. He joined the WI 15th Infantry. He enlisted with his brother, Peder Hoff, and father, John N. Hoff, in 1861. The army listed him as living in Lower Coon Valley, Hamburg Township, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI.


Sources: Utvandringen til Amerika fra Biri/Snertingdal, Vardal/Gjovik, 1846-1915, Halvard Oudenstad, pub. Gjovik historielag, Norway, 1981, p.367; 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 1228.