GEORGE MATTHIAS HOFFMAN - (1870-1936) - Graduated West Point (1896). Graduated Army War college (1921). Commissioned 2nd Lt. (1896), and served in Spanish-American War and World War #1. Married Ruth Thompson (1901); children - George Matthias, Richard, and Mary. Served on Panama Canal and various river and harbor works. Appointed a member to Mississippi River Committee in 1927. Awarded DSM (U.S.).