Facts and Events
This biograph states that his son Reuben Hoff was born in Huntington County, New Jersey. There is no Huntington County, but phonetically similar Hunterdon County is probably the likely county.
The biography goes on to say "They were married in their native State in 1800, and in 1804, with their family of two children, came to Ohio and settled in what is now Union Township, which at that time was Deerfield Township. John Hoff, Sr., was a shoemaker by occupation, but at the time of his settlement he bought 12 acres of land, which, when his sons became old enough, was attended to by them. In the place he settled, they lived till their death, his occurring Nov. 12, 1853; she departed this life Dec. 1, 1857; to them were born seven children. . ."