Can I join this conversation? I really scoured records in PA trying to separate out the different Christian Hoffmans at one point. I haven't worked this line for a few years, but the following might add to the pool of knowledge:
Source: Sharon Gothard, Easton Public Library
1779 Oct 16, in the Reformed Congregation in Lowhill, PA Johannes and Barbara Hartmann had their son Johannes baptized and Christian and Catharina Hoffman were the sponsors.
1781 Lowhill Twp, PA, Christian Hoffman was a taxable resident
1784 Sept 30 Elizabeth, daughter of Christian and Catherine Hoffman was born
Oct 10 she was baptized and sponsored by Benjamin and Elizabeth Kratzer
1785 March 17, Christian Hoffman had a land warranty in Lowhill Twp, PA
1786, Nov 11, Christian Hoffman, a yeoman of Mt. Bethel Township sold to his brother John Hoffman of Plainfield Twp the following: a white cow with black spots, 2 white yearling hogs, bed and bedding, chest, big iron pot, spinning wheel, table 1 1/2 tons of hay (unless Christian repaid John by next April 1) witnessed by Abram and Benjamin Depue.
I would appreciate being included in future conversation....