Hoffman Lutheran Church

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Hoffman Lutheran church, near Jenner Crossroads, was organized November 20, 1814, Rev. Ernst Heinrich Tiedemann, pastor. The original members were:
Jacob Hoffman
Simon Shaffer
Michael Cover
John Kummer
Peter Friedline
Philip Hoffman
Conrad Keyser

The pastors have been:
Rev. E. H. Tiedemann
Rev. D. H. Kieffer
Rev. J. H. Rabanach
Rev. P. Schmucker
Rev. F. Heyer
Rev. D. Heilig
Rev. H. Haverstick
Rev. P. Rizer
Re. S. B. Lawson
Rev. J. T. Williams
Rev. J. K. Miller
Rev. P. Sahm
Rev. John Tomlinson
Rev. J. J. Welch
Rev. J. W. Ryder
Rev. A.K. Felton

The first church was built in 1814 and cost seventy-five dollars. The present church, erected in 1871, cost thirty-five hundred dollars. The present membership of the church is sixty-seven, and of the sabbath school, seventy-seven. The congregation formerly belonged to Friedens charge. In 1879 a new charge was formed, embracing Stoystown, Horner and Hoffman congregations.

(Source: History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, PA; 1884)