John P. Stoffel, proprietor of a meat market on North Jefferson Street, is a native of Germany and was born October 18, 1842. He was the son of Peter and Margaret (Feitd) Stoffel. In 1867 he emigrated to America and reached Huntington on the 6th day of November of that year. He first found employment in a tannery. After working for other parties for ten years he had saved sufficient money to engage in that business for himself. He gave his attention to that about five years. In August, 1885, he opened up a meat market and has given his attention to that ever since. May 3, 1867, he married Margaret Ludwig by whom he has twelve children: Maggie, John, Annie, Henry, Elizabeth, Charles, Jacob, George, William, Lee, Mary and Hermon, all of whom are living. Mr. Stoffel is a member of the Catholic Church and a Democrat.
History of Huntington Co., IN (Brant & Fuller: Chicago). 1887. Biographical Sketches of Huntington City and Township. page 545.