In my last post, I reported that based on deed research Michael Frantz of Londonderry and Lower Paxton townships was the son of Hans and Catharina Frantz of Manor Township. When Michael died two men—Jacob Frantz of Manor and Christian Frantz of Manheim—were the administrators of his estate and guardians of his underage children. Were they Michael’s brothers?
George Hocker of Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, wrote his last will and testament on 13 September 1873 and it was proven one month later on 14 November. Here is a transcript of that will.
In trying to trace my Deisher ancestors, I followed a path to Jacob Teysher (aka Deischer) of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He wrote his last will and testament on 17 December 1803 and it was proven on 6 January 1804. Here is a transcript.
Henry Landis of Derry Township wrote his last will and testament on 26 April 1785 and it was proven on 29 November 1785. It was written in German. I found […]
In researching Ulrich Huber of Adams and York counties, I’ve been looking for Philip Keller, husband of Ulrich’s daughter Magdalena. All I really knew about the couple was that Magdalena […]
Jacob Hoover of Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania wrote his last will & testament on 10 Nov 1800. It was proved 2 Mar 1801.
During a visit to the Pennsylvania State Archives, I made copies of Huber/Hoover wills up through the early 1800s. I’ve transcribed some of those wills and posted them on this site. I also abstracted a number of Huber/Hoover wills which are posted here.
George Hoober of Mount Pleasant Township, York County, Pennsylvania signed his will on 21 Oct 1772; it was proven on 2 Feb 1775. He named his son John and friend George Fisher as his executors. In the document he also named his wife Barbara, daughter Barbara wife of Conrad Staly, and “my three grandchildren of Jacob Hoober Deceased.” This is a transcription of the full will.
John Huber of Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania wrote his will 6 Oct 1792; it was proven 15 Dec 1792. He named his friends Henry Hershberger and John Bechtol his executors. This is a transcription of his will.
Jacob Huber of Martic Township, Lancaster County wrote his will on 6 Nov 1808; it was proven 30 Nov 1810. Here is a transcription of his last will & testament.