(June 5, 1822January 23, 1903). B. Herford, Kreis Minden, Westphalia, Prussia; to Chicago, Illinois, 1840; taught school at Addison 1840; prepared for ministry probably under F. Schmid* in Michigan; pastor Addison till 1847, Schaumburg 184751; helped give Luth. character to several Ger. congs. in N Illinois; ordained E. Eielsen*; joined Missouri* Syn. 1849; resigned from ministry 1851 because of illness; lawyer; banker; statesman; cofounder Rep. party; It. gov. Illinois 186165; retired from pub. life 1875; agricultural writer and ed. under pseudonym Hans Buschbauer; ed. Haus- und Bauernfreund.
K. Kretzmann, Francis Arnold Hoffmann, CHIQ, XVIII (July 1945), 3754.
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