Martin Weidman, my 7x great-grandfather, was born in 1698, in Gräben, Baden-Durlach. He died prior to 11 October 1768 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Martin wrote his last will and testament on 6 June 1766 and it was proven on 11 October 1768.1 [page 301] Martin Weidman dec’d In the name of God Amen […]
A Christmas card arrived from my mother’s first cousin once removed—a first cousin to both her mother and father—and in it was an unexpected Christmas gift.
Thanks to the Digital Public Library of America’s blog post I found the German Digital Library. The goal of the library is “to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films […]
This is the outer facade of the church in Russheim where my Hacker/Hocker ancestors most likely went to church.
Check out this image of the church in Russheim. This is where my Hacker ancestors would most likely have gone to church.
I just discovered that Maria Margaretha (Hager) Elser was the aunt of Hans Adam Hacker’s brother-in-law Lorentz Haushalter. My ancestor Hans Adam traveled to Pennsylvania on the same ship as Heinrich Mock and Johan Peter Elser, also of Rußheim. Heinrich Mock was Margaretha’s fiancée and Johan Peter Elser was her son. They all settled in […]
My great great grandfather Henry D. Snyder was born on 3 March 1859 to Joseph and Judith (Deysher) Snyder of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died 30 Sep 1931. My 8x great grandfather Hans Thiebold Jock died on 3 Mar 1708 in Rußheim, Baden, Germany. My great great great grandmother Helena (Person) Dillinger died on 3 […]
I think I answered a question that’s been bothering me for a while yesterday. But I didn’t do it by researching my ancestors. My ancestor Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania aboard the ship Ann, landing in Philadelphia on 28 Sep 1749. He was the first to immigrate. His brother Johan Georg […]
Happy birthday, Georg Philipp Greulich. Georg was born 9 Jan 1784 and died 12 May 1855 in Haag, Mosbach, Germany. He is my 3x great grandfather through my maternal grandfather’s patrilineal line. ∞
If you search the web, read published genealogies or the official biography of President Herbert Hoover, everywhere you’ll find that his ancestor was from Ellerstadt, Palatinate, Germany. But did you know that he was initially identified as the Andreas Huber from Trippstadt, Palatinate, Germany? Or that he might actually be from Ittlingen, landkreis Heilbronn, Baden, Germany? In this article, I’ll examine the past and present thought on this Andreas Huber’s German origins and the impact it has on identifying the origins of my ancestor Andreas Huber.