John Van Rennselaer Hoff – Colonel, United States Army

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John 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.


Hoff, John Van R.
Captain (Assistant Surgeon), U.S. Army
Home: New York, New York
Medical Corps
Date of Action:  December 29, 1890
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1925

Citation:

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 Cemetery.


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

  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/16/1933
  • BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 1004
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF COL MED CORPS, USA
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