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PHILIP HOFFMAN, shoe-maker, Corry, was born in 1821, and is a son of Paul and Dorcas A. (Andrews) Hoffman, natives of Pennsylvania, who had a family of eleven children, in which our subject was the fourth child and son. Mr. Hoffman learned shoe-making at Pittsfield, Warren County, with John Woodel, and worked as journeyman twelve years in various places— Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and also in Canada West. He served through the war of the rebellion, and in 1852-54 engaged in mining in California. He has been manufacturing boots and shoes for the past twenty-five years. He ran a drug store in Corry for two years. He has been a resident here fifteen years, and has built himself a nice three-story house. Mr. Hoffman was united in marriage February 23, 1851, with Samantha H. Bills, born 1829, in Warren County, Penn. One child (deceased) was born to this union. Mrs. Hoffman departed this life May 13, 1862.