Micheal, I don't know how you have fared, but I thought I would share what I know about my family. My great-grandfather was a man by the name of Jonas Hoff. I believe he was born in the US, but his parents were definitely from Norway. He married Helena (Lena) Brennan of Boston, and the two resided on Cameron Street in Dorchester. They had a few children, Paul (died at age 7...would have lived if penecillan was available), my grandmother Kathleen Hoff 1916- (m. Francis X. Ford), and Mary...maybe more. Good luck. I'll post again.