JACOB HOFING, proprietor of the Menard House, Petersburg. The number of commercial travelers who register at the Menard is witness to its accommodations and good table. Mr. Hofing has managed this house for many years. He was born in Hanover, Germany, Aug. 21, 1838; he came to this country in 1857, locating in Menard Co., and for a number of years followed farming, together with stock-dealing. In 1866, he sold out and bought the Menard House, and at once refitted and renovated it, so that it is pleasant and homelike. He has twice married - first to Miss Elizabeth Davis in February 1863; she died in November 1868, leaving one child - Alice. He married his second wife Aug. 24, 1875; she was Mrs. Clarissa J. Crammer, of Petersburg; they have one child - Cora B.