Going through Lancaster County deeds, I discovered two deeds that referenced the heirs of Henry Hoover (alias Huber) of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2 According to these deeds, Henry Hoover died intestate, unmarried and without issue. John Stauffer was the administrator of his estate.
On 18 Dec 1833 Martin Hoover of Franklin County, Pennsylvania in right of himself and also as the attorney for John Hoover, Christian Hoover, Abraham Hoover, Samuel Hoover, Jeremiah Hoover, Jeremiah Sensinig (Senseny) & Catharine his wife, and John Whitmore & Martha his wife—“being the eight children & representatives of Christian Hoover dec’d who was one of the eight brothers & sisters of Henry Hoover (alias Huber) late of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania”—acknowledged the receipt of monies from the estate. Martin was also the representative of one of the sisters of Henry Hoover—possibly Ester Ream/Beam?—and also of the only son & issue of another sister. The document is difficult to read through that section but it might be Jacob Zimmerman[?], son of Elizabeth Zimmerman[?].
On 3 Oct 1834, Samuel Brand of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Christian Brand of Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, being all the issue of Freny Brand, one of the eight brothers & sisters of Henry Hoover of Strasburg Township, acknowledged the receipt of their shares of the estate. According to both deeds, the executor, John Stauffer, entered the estate account into the Register’s Office on 17 Dec 1833.
So, who was Henry? Since he died intestate and unmarried without issue, this Henry Hoover can not be the man I wrote of in Friday Find: Henry Huber’s Strasburg Property. That Henry was married to Anna Herr, daughter of Abraham and Feronica (___) Herr and granddaughter of Christian and Anna (___) Herr.
At this point it’s hard to know where he fits in to the Lancaster Hoovers. I’ve found no record of a sale of land from his estate, so even if I were able to find a deed where a Henry Hoover purchased land in Strasburg, I might not be able to adequately determine that it was purchased by this Henry Hoover as there were several in this general area. The two deeds I’ve seen only refer to his siblings Christian, Ester?, Elizabeth?, and Freny. If there were eight siblings, then I’ve got four more to find. His intestate records may have more information.
If you have any information on this Henry Hoover, his siblings or nieces and nephews, please drop me a line! I’d love to learn more about them.
- Henry Hoover heirs to Henry Hoover admrs (1833), Lancaster County Deed Book A6:208-209 (online), Lancaster County Register of Deeds, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ↩
- Henry Hoover heirs to Henry Hoover admrs (1834), Lancaster County Deed Book C6:140 (online), Lancaster County Register of Deeds, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ↩