John Van Rennselaer Hoff
Colonel, United States Army
Van Rennselaer Hoff of New York
Appointed from New York, Assistant Surgeon, 10 Novembr 1874
Major, Surgeon, 15 June 1891
Lieutenant Colonel, Chief Surgeon of U. S. Volunteers, 9 May 1898
Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Service, 1 November 1898
Lieutenant Colone, Deputy Suregon General, 1 January 1902
Note: His father, Alexander
Henry Hoff, Colonel, United States Army, and his mother, Ann E. Van
Rennselaer Hoff are also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Van R. Hoff, Captain (Assistant Surgeon), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, December 29, 1890.
When the Indians made a sudden treacherous attack upon the troops Captain Hoff, with utter disregard for his personal safety, attended to the dressing of the wounds of fallen soldiers.
NOTE: His brother-in-law, Edward
Hunter, Colonel, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National
HOFF, JOHN VAN R
COL MED USA
DATE OF DEATH: 01/14/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION ES SITE LOT 1004
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
HOFF, LAVINIA DAY W/O JOHN VAN R
Posted: 7 May 2005 Updated: 8 November 2005 Updated: 30 December 2007