Hoffer, Saskatchewan, Canada

Hoffer is not shown on the 1927 map, railroad shown under construction at that time.

Unincorporated Locality

Named after The Jewish family “Hoffer”

Section 18, Township 2, Range 14, W2

Latitude-49° 7′ 0″ N
Longitude- 103° 52′ 2″ W

Hoffer on bottom left edge of this map

Estevan Area map, courtesy Grant Walker, CA

Post Master History

Office Name: Hoffer
Electoral District: Assiniboia (Saskatchewan)

Established- 1927-04-01, Store- SW Sec.18, Twp.2, R.14, W2
Closed- 1960-10-07, Closed owing to the lack of a Postmaster

Name of Postmaster Date of Birth Date of Appointment Date of Vacancy Cause of Vacancy
Mayer Hoffer 1889-08 1927-04-01 1936-07-24 *
John Edward Preddy 1939-12-09 1940-11-29 Resignation
Clarence Leo Pawlak 1941-01-22 1944-05-30 Resignation
Mrs. Rose Hoffer 1893-01-17 1944-06-16 Acting -
Mrs. Rose Hoffer 1944-11-28 1949-01-04 Resignation
Mrs. Esther Rose Ghan 1949-01-11 Acting
Mrs. Esther Rose Ghan 1949-05-06 1957-07-12 Resignation
Mrs. Gudrun Paulhus 1957-09-29 Acting
Mrs. Gudrun Paulhus 1958-01-13 1960-09-16 Resignation
Mrs. Dora E. Buchanan 1960-10-01 1960-10-07 Acting, Resignation

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First Postmaster- Mayer Hoffer
b- Feb 5, 1890 in Galicia, Austria
d- Aug 26, 1952, age 62
buried in Sonnenfeld Cemetery
Took out Homestead No 221130, 9 Apr 9, 1906
SW Sec 12, Tsp 2, Rge 15, W2
wife- Rose “Rosie” Mayer, nee Peikoff
b- Jan 17, 1893

His brother Israel Hoffer
d- 1956
settled in this area with his brother
wife- Clara Hoffer nee Schwartz
b- Austria
d- ?
she wrote a diary of her life from the 1930's and published it. It had to be translated from Hebrew to English
“Chalom Schel Chalotz” translated “Dream of a Pioneer”
Their daughter Mrs Irwin J. Kahan translated the book to English
Hoffer was a Jewish farming community at that time.


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