William Hoffbaner, M. D., one of
the early settlers of Guttenberg, was born in Germany, in
May, 1812. He was educated in his native land, graduating
in medicine at the University of Berlin, in 1842. Dr.
Hoffbaner was a member of the German Parliament of 1848
and 1849, and on that account was compelled to flee from
his native land. He first went to Switzerland, but came
to America in 1850. He went to St. Louis, where he lived
till the following year, when he came to Guttenberg, and
has practiced medicine here since. His wife, Julia Fleck,
is a sister of August (deceased) and Morris Fleck. He has
four childrenAugust, Ida, Hannah and William. Dr.
Hoffbaner has been a resident of Guttenberg for more than
thirty years, and has been engaged in practice here
longer than any other physician. He has been very
successful as a practitioner, and ranks with the
prominent and influential citizens of the county.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 868
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