Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09
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    Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09


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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    cool !

    Never seen Anything like that Before.

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    nice token, great find

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    "Since you found it in Arlington Hts, Ill., I'm guessing that Peter Hoffman was running for coroner of Cook county....my guess would be around the late 1940's or 50's. Value? Maybe around $2 unless he succeeded to a higher political level.....which I don't remember. He was coroner from 1904 to 1922, when he was then elected to sheriff. He was around from the late teens until sometime in the '40s."
    Source: Various entries (2004):http://www.dfxonly.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1032

    Better still are these entries:

    "Coincidental with the birth of the Highway Police that year was the election of the oafish Peter M. Hoffman as Cook County's 35th Sheriff since 1831. Hoffman is unique in Cook County annals. Not even the Machiavellian erstwhile jailbird Jimmy Dvorak (undersheriff of Cook County 1986-1990), can match Hoffman's unparalleled accomplishment as the only Sheriff who served prison time while still occupying office.

    The good Sheriff Hoffman entered office in 1922 "well qualified" by previous standards - which is to say - there were no standards. This former grocery store clerk was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1898, and served in this capacity until 1904 when he was swept into the Coroner's office. Hoffman supervised the Morgue continuously until 1922 when he was elected Sheriff on a "reform" platform."

    Source: http://www.ipsn.org/county2.html

    I'll pile on a little more:
    "Hoffman, Peter Michael (b. 1863) — also known as Peter M. Hoffman — of Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill. Born in Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill., March 23, 1863. Son of Michael Hoffman and Annette (Nimsgarn) Hoffman; married 1889 to Emma May Peet. Republican. Worked in grocery business; chief clerk and cashier for Chicago and Northwestern Railway; village president of Des Plaines, Illinois, 1893-94; Cook County Coroner, 1905. Burial location unknown."
    Source: http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/ho...html#1151BB1P5

    You do have an historic token: Congrats!!

    Don.......

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    cool beans! bet that was neat finding the picture.
    congrats!

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    "Since you found it in Arlington Hts, Ill.,
    Don.......
    Thanks for the info
    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,263572.0.html


    Maybe I'll try to find another one up there....
    Mine was found in his BIRTH TOWN... Des Plaines IL
    Not from the 40's or 50's
    He died in 48
    The grove has produced "many" finds from the late 1800's through the present.
    I've been hunting it for several years....
    I believe it is from the early 1900's to 1922
    Why have them made LONG after your running?
    Thanks again.....

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    Very cool token!

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    DP:
    My WAG is that the token was made between 1904 and 1922; from a year or so before he 'won' that office to the year he left. But if that office is not 'elected' unless the post is vacated, then around 1904 would be my guess.
    Don.....

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    very cool token
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    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

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    Re: Peter M Hoffman Coroner Token found 8-4-09

    very nice token !
    ALLEN

 

 

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