I found these definitions listed on the Chester County [PA] Archives website and found them very helpful. So, I thought I’d share them. Types of tax records: return – a list of persons with taxable property without an assigned value listed assessment – a list of persons with taxable property which includes the assigned values, […]

In my last post, I went over what I found in the German Township, Fayette County tax records during my recent trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In this post, I’m going to address what I found in the Union and Tyrone Township tax records. If you recall, I had this information for the township before the […]

I’m recently back from a trip to Pennsylvania—well, okay, not recently, but close enough—and I thought I’d share some of what I learned. I spent some time at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg. Mostly, I looked up and copied Hoover Family deeds from Fayette, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Washington and Greene counties, but I also looked […]

This extraction is taken from the last will and testament of George Hocker (1794—1873). The will was dated 13 Sep 1783 and probated 14 Nov 1873. 1 George HOCKER devised as follows: “#1 To my widow Catharine, all household and kitchen furniture in the house, except what belongs to daughter. Margaret and son George, she […]

According to my grandfather’s research, his ancestor Charles (Karl) Philipp Greulich’s step-brother (or maybe half-brother) Philipp Peter Greulich, who remained in Haag after Charles emigrated from Germany to the U.S., never married and never had any children. Imagine my surprise when a half-hearted search on FamilySearch.org found in the IGI for Germany a marriage in […]

I’m seeking information on the family of Jacob and Sarah (___) Hacker of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. They are another of my loose ends. I’d like to figure out where they fit in the HACKER/HOCKER family. Any help would be appreciated. Jacob K./R. HACKER was born 26 Aug 1838 and died 16 Feb 1906. He was […]