In part 1, I listed out several Henry Hoovers who were possible candidates to be the man who married Barbara Hoover, daughter of Jacob Huber of Martic Township, on 11 October 1791 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They were:
- Henry Huber (John2, Henry1 [K])
- Henry Huber (Jacob2, Henry1 [K2])
- Henry Huber (John2, Jacob1)
- Henry Huber (Ulrich1)
- Henry Huber (Jacob2, Ulrich1)
- Henry Huber (Ulrich2, Ulrich1)
The first two grew up on land (B2 and part of B3-B5) that adjoins that of Barbara’s father, Jacob Huber (part of A2-A3). Let’s look at the information I’ve compiled on the first two and see if either of them are a likely match to Barbara’s husband.
Henry Huber (John2, Henry1 [K])
John Huber Sr. wrote his last will and testament on 9 January 1793 and named his friend John Huber and son Henry Huber, both of Martic Township, as executors. His will was probated on 3 April 1799.
Among other legacies, John bequeathed his wife Anna “the priviledge use & Benefitt [sic] of the house Garden Stables and meadow spring and priviledge to cutt firewood for her use during her natural life it being the house where my son Henry now lives” [emphasis mine] and “the Interest of three hundred pounds out of the first money which will be raised by the sale of my real Estate during her natural life.” It also called for his executors to sell his land as soon as possible and divide the income among his eight children:
On 13 May 1799 the executors, John Huber and Henry Huber, sold John’s land to Henry Bowman (the younger), of Lampeter Township. They settled John’s estate and submitted their administration account on 10 December 1799. Henry’s release and those from his siblings place Henry in Martic Township through at least 1 May 1800 and possibly as late as 1 April 1802 when Moses Byer, attorney for Henry’s brother David Huber, acknowledged receipt of £136 from John Huber and Henry Huber.
Since he was named as an executor, Henry was most likely of legal age when his father wrote his will in 1793, and therefore born by 1772 at the absolute latest. It’s possible that he was the Henry Huber of Martic Township in the 1800 US census. If so, his birth year would have been between 1756-1774.
I have found no information explicitly stating Henry’s residency after 1 May 1800, nor do I have any information on him regarding a wife. Based on the information I do have, he’s a possible match.
Henry Huber (Jacob2, Henry1 [K2])
Jacob Huber wrote his will on 13 March 1788. In it he named his brother John and his brother-in-law Jacob Huber as his executors in his will. His will was proven on 9 June 1788. It named his children:
- Henry (eldest son),
- Christian (<18),
- John (<18), and
- Martin (youngest son, <16).
The will directed that Christian and John were bound to their mother until they turned 18 and that Jacob’s real estate was to be sold when his youngest son, Martin, turned 16. I believe, Martin is the male under age 16 and Christian and John are two of the three males over 16 in the household of the widow Huber in the 1790 census for Martic Township. Jacob’s land—minus the 20 acres bequeathed to his wife—was sold on 25 August 1790 to Adam Gochenour. This places Martin’s birth sometime prior to 25 August 1774, but after 1 August 1774.
Jacob’s sister was married to another Jacob Huber, possibly the son of Johan Jacob2 Huber (Hans1). Additionally, Johan Jacob named his friend Henry Hoover of Martic—possibly Jacob’s father—as one of his executors in 1759; they were after all neighbors, living on adjoining properties. If it was Jacob’s son Henry who married Barbara Huber (Jacob3, Johan Jacob2, Hans1), they would have possibly been 1st cousins.
I have no information on Henry after his father’s 1788 will. Given that his youngest brother’s birth date is between 1773 and 1774, it is unlikely that Henry was born between 1770 and 1775. He might have been the Henry Huber of Martic Township in the 1800 US census. If so, his birth year would have been between 1756-1774.
He’s still a possible match, but perhaps not the best candidate.
These two men lived on property that adjoined that of Jacob Huber, father of Barbara Hoover. In the next post, I’ll expand the discussion to other Byerland Hoover families who lived further down the Pequea.
- This executor, John Huber, was most likely the son of Henry and Catharine (Good) Huber. The administrators of his estate—sons John and Abraham—on 15 November 1813 acknowledged full satisfaction of a mortgage John Huber and Henry Huber had had with Henry Bowman for £300 for the use of Anna Huber, widow and relict of John Huber Sr. I believe Anna Hoover died in 1813 and the monies were distributed to her children. ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Will Book G:592-594, John Huber will (1799); Pennsylvania State Archives, records group 47, roll 2357. ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book E3:306-311, The Executors of John Huber to Henry Bowman, 13 May 1799; digital images, Recorder of Deeds, Online E-Film Reader (http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/onlineefilmreader/ : accessed 11 Mar 2010). ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book YY:659-661, Henry Huber Acknowledgement, 1 May 1800; digital images, Recorder of Deeds, Online E-film Reader (http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/onlineefilmreader/ : accessed 18 May 2010). ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book YY:659-661, Henry Huber Acknowledgement, 1 May 1800. ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book L3:164-166, David Huber by his atty Moses Byer to John Huber & Henry Huber, 2 Apr 1802; digital images, Recorder of Deeds, Online E-film Reader (http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/onlineefilmreader/ : accessed 18 May 2010). ↩
- This is not the John Huber Sr. from above, but rather the John Huber named as one of the executors in John Huber Sr.’s will. ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Will Book F:23, Jacob Hoober will (1788); Pennsylvania State Archives, records group 47, roll 2354. ↩
- Widow Huber household, 1790 United States Census, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Martic Township, page 64, line 11; digital image, Internet Archive, “Population schedules of the first census of the United States, 1790, Pennsylvania” (http://archive.org/stream/populationsc17900008unit#page/n753/mode/1up : accessed 2 Jan 2011); citing National Archives micropublication M637, roll 8. ↩
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book 17:657, Jacob Huber Exors to Adam Gochenauer (1790); online, Recorder of Deeds, http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/onlineefilmreader/. ↩
- The 1790 census enumerated household inhabitants as of 1 August 1790, per the instructions provided the census enumerators. Therefore, in 1790, Martin was under 16 on 1 August, but had turned 16 by the 25th when the land was sold. If Martin was not the youngest male in the 1790 census enumeration (although he was Jacob’s youngest son), then he was born before 25 August 1790, but after 13 March 1772. ↩
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