Genealogy fun & games: Two degrees of separation. How far back in time can I go with ancestors two degrees of separation from me?
In a previous post, I wrote about the problem of determining how many Henry Hoovers there were in Martic Township. In this post, I plan to go into more detail on how I used deeds and other records to distinguish between multiple men of the same name who lived in the same area at the same time.
Thanks to the sleuthing of some family members on the ground in Pennsylvania, I believe we finally know where Christian Hoover’s farm was located. Turns out, I wasn’t too far off in my guessing!
When I went to Pennsylvania several weeks ago for my great-aunt, Betty Jean (Hocker) Wingeard’s memorial service, I had the good fortune to find my Grandmother on a talkative day. So, I took advantage of her good mood, asking questions and prompting her reminiscences of her childhood.
In 1801 David Huber of Upper Canada assigned an attorney to receive his inheritance from his father’s estate in Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I believe I’ve found evidence of him petitioning for land in Upper Canada in 1803—with a wife and seven children.
On 21 September 1745, Hans Hoober sold 200 acres to his son Jacob in “Martick” Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here’s a transcription of the deed.
In part one 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. In part two I examined what I know about two of these men: Henry Huber (John2, […]
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. This post examines the information I’ve compiled on the first two candidates on the list—Henry (son of John) and Henry (son of Jacob).
Going through a stack of documents to file, I found an administration account I wanted to scan. Lo and behold there were actually two documents—I’d forgotten that I’d ordered the second. It was the administration bond for Jacob Huber of Martic Township. Here’s a transcription of the document.
On 11 October 1791, Henry Huber of Martic Township married Barbara Huber also of Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Barbara’s ancestry was documented in Harry Huber’s The Huber-Hoover Family History, but who was this Henry Huber and how does he relate to the Hoover families who resided along Pequea Creek?