My 6th great grandfather was John Peter Hoffman. Born 1709, Germany, died 1797 Dauphin County, Pa. Many sources say he was a Capt. in the Pennsylvania Provincial Forces.I still have not found anything to verify this rumor. Could anyone please help me? I've tried asking the State Archives of Pa for help, but they had nothing. I don't have any dates or his regiment. This leads me to believe that his service is based on a legend.