Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hoefer, Edmund
HOEFER, EDMUND (ho'fer), a German novelist; born in Greifswald, Oct. 15, 1819. He studied philology and history at Heidelberg. He began early to write fiction, his first stories appearing in collected form under the title “From the People,” and proving very popular. They were followed by “Out of the Old Time and the New”; “As the People Speak”; and “Days that Are No More.” The novels that followed, especially “German Hearts”; “The Demagogue”; “The Lost Son”; and “Lost in the World,” had a wide circulation. He died in Cannstadt, May 23, 1882.