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Hoffman, Robert S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Fayston, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 10/19/63, m/i 1/1/64, PVT, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/26/1845, Ireland
Death: 10/03/1931

Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 46494634

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/7/1880, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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Obituary

WAS CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Robert Hoffman Died at Waitsfield, Aged 85.

Waitsfield, Oct. 5. - Robert Hoffman died Saturday morning about 7:30 at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Neill, after a few weeks' illness from an internal growth. In August he went to Heaton hospital for treatment and as nothing could be done to allay the disease he returned and arranged his affairs before going to Mr. Neill's where he has been tenderly cared for by his nephew, Will Neil, and his niece, Mrs. Annie Lowell.

He was a Civil war veteran, having enlisted from Fayston Oct. 19, 1863, in the 3d battery of light artillery. He was mustered into service in January, 1864, and served until the end of the war, being mustered out June 15, 1865.

Mr. Hoffman was born in Ireland May 26, 1845, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Elias Hoffman. When a young boy he came with his parents to America and they settled in Fayston. In 1871, he was married to Maryette Seaver of Waitsfield and they went to St. Paul, Minn., to make their home. They were the parents of four sons, two of whom survive, also two grandchildren. After the death of his wife he came east and has lived the greater part of the time in Waitsfield with his sisters, except the last year and a half when he lived in the village. Mr. Hoffman was a kindly man and showed an unselfish devotion to his friends and relatives. He was always ready to help any good cause. He was always very active and never seemed as old as he was.

Besides his sons and grandchildren, he is survived by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Anna Somerville, Mrs. Katie Seaver, Mrs. Alice Neill of Waitsfield and Thomas Hoffman of Barre.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 5, 1931.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.