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Frank Hoffman
Born May 12, 1849
FRANK HOFFMAN, of the firm of Hoffman & Blackledge, general merchandise, Martelle; he was born May 12, 1849, in Switzerland. In 1852, he came to Scott Co., Iowa; in 1872, he came to Martelle and commenced his present business, which was the first store opened in Martelle; he continued it till 1875, when the firm changed to Hoffman & Blackledge. Married Sophia Paulstian in February, 1869; she was born in 1851 in Holstein, and died in 1872. Second marriage to Mary Paulstian in 1873; she was born in Davenport, Iowa; have two children—Cora B. and Clara M. Has been for the past two years Township Collector.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 586.

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