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Peder J. Hoff

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peder J. Hoff

Birth Name

Peder Johannesen

Other Names

Peter Huff. Peder Johannesen Skonhovd


23 Apr 1840 –

Birth Place

Vardal, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

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

Rank at Enlistment


Burial Location

Ettrick, Trempealeau County, WI


Anne Olsdatter

Mother Lived



Johannes Johnsen Skonhovd (Johan N. Hoff)

Father Lived

6 Oct 1813- 14 Sep 1882




Mathilde Johnson Dalesveen

Spouse Lived


Married On

17 Nov 1867

Marriage Location

La Crosse, WI

2nd Spouse

Rose Quinn

2nd Spouse Lived


2nd Marriage Date


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.