Born: Ja­nu­ary 27, 1823, Doyles­town, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Ja­nu­ary 7, 1888, Bev­er­ly, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Doyle­stown Ce­me­te­ry, Doyles­town, Penn­syl­va­nia.


Hofford at­tend­ed La­fay­ette and Prince­ton, where he gra­du­at­ed in 1849. He stu­died theo­lo­gy at the Prince­ton sem­in­ary for a year, and be­came prin­ci­pal of the Cam­den Col­le­gi­ate In­sti­tute.

While there, he or­gan­ized a church at Bev­er­ly, New Jer­sey, be­ing li­censed by the Pres­by­te­ry in Phi­la­del­phia in 1852. In 1855, he was or­dained an ev­an­gel­ist in Bur­ling­ton, New Jers­ey.

In 1860, he be­gan teach­ing at the Tren­ton In­sti­tute, and in 1863 took charge of a mil­i­ta­ry in­sti­tute at Al­len­town, Penn­syl­van­ia, that was lat­er in­cor­por­at­ed as Muh­len­berg Col­lege. He served there as a pro­fess­or and lat­er pre­si­dent.

He taught and pas­tored in Cam­den and Bev­er­ly, New Jer­sey, and Doyle­stown, Penn­syl­van­ia (1868–78), then be­came pas­tor at Mor­ris­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia.



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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hof­ford (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),