"I'm looking for info on a Fred Hoefs. His wife's name was Minnie. They had a son named Albert Hoefs born in 1865 who married Augusta Laurence in Milwaukee."
Was Albert born in Milwaukee or Wisconsin? Have you checked all research resources for Albert in order to find info on Fred? Civil records, church records, etc. There are death notices for an Albert Hoefs in Milwaukee's German newspapers in 1913 & 1922 - but these would not likely have parent's information.
There are 100+ entries or references to Hoefs collected in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping family researchers find their ancestors among Milwaukee's 99%.