Hoffmeier, John Henry

Hoffmeier, John Henry a minister of the German Reformed Church, born at Anhalt-Cöhten, Germany, March 17, 1760, was educated at the University of Halle. He spent some time as private tutor in Hamburg; then went to Bremen, where he preached a short time, and finally emigrated to America in 179a Here he became pastor of several German Reformed congregations in Northampton County, Pa. In 1806 he was called to Lancaster, Pa., where he continued to labor till 1331. He was able to preach only in German; and, the English language being needed in his charge, he retired from the active duties of the ministry. He died March 18, 1838. Well educated and diligent in his. work, he was a successful minister. Two of his sons and three of his grandsons also devoted themselves to the ministry.

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