When could you own land without truely owning your land? When you were an alien resident of the province of Pennsylvania. Read the act the granted the Lancaster Mennonites/Palatines all the privileges of a “natural-born subject of His Majesty’s said province.”
On 22 November 1717, Martin Kendig (Kendick, Kendrick, Cundigg) and John Herr (Heer) were warranted 5,000 acres in Lancaster County by the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania. On 10 October 1731, John […]
I found a deed today that I believe relates to Henry Hoover of Strasburg Township who died before 18 Dec 1833, leaving heirs in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. According to one deed, Henry had eight brothers and sisters. I was able to determine four of them, but I am still looking for the others. I may have found three of them.
Here’s a new addition to my series “Along the Pequea,” tracing land ownership of the earliest settled tracts in Lancaster County. This entry features the John Smith tract. Some of his neighbors included: Jacob Behm, Hugh Patten, John Hoover, Jacob Hoover, John Line, and Jacob Gochenour.
I suppose I shouldn’t by surprised by it. And yet… When I started researching Mennonite families in Lancaster County, it wasn’t because I thought I was related to them. I […]
I‘ve just finished indexing my latest writing endeavor “The Huber-Hoover Families of 18th Century Lancaster County.” This book is a compilation of raw data I’ve gathered and includes deed abstracts, […]
I’ve finally finished formatting my newest publication, An Index to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Online Deeds for deed books A through D. Now I need to decide how to publish it. I wonder which format would work best… Any ideas?
On 22 November 1717, Martin Kendig (Kendick, Kendrick, Cundigg) and John Herr (Heer) were warranted 5,000 acres in Lancaster County by the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania. They, in turn, transferred this […]
If you’re familiar with William O. Wingeard’s A German-American Hacker-Hocker Genealogy, you might have read the chapter on George Hocker (Frederick4, Johan Adam3, Christoph2, Stephen1). In it Bill freely admits […]
In my last post, “From Deed to Land Warrant and Back Again,” I found that John Huber had patented 25 acres in Conestoga in right of Michael Hess and surveyed […]