Elisha Hoffman

HOFFMAN, Elisha Albright. b. Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, 7 May 1839; d. Chicago, Illinois, 25 November 1929. Hoffman was an Evangelical Association minister’s son (his middle name was given in honour of the founder of the Association, Jacob Albright). After fighting on the Union side in the Civil War, he attended Union Bible Seminary in New Berlin, Pennsylvania, and was ordained in 1868 by the Evangelical Association. He worked with the Association’s publishing arm in Cleveland, Ohio (1868-79). He departed that denomination, and became pastor of Congregational churches in Cleveland and Grafton, Ohio (1881-92), Presbyterian churches in Vassar, Michigan (1892-97), Benton Harbor, Michigan...

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