Here’s my bit of wisdom for a Wednesday: don’t stop your research into a document at the abstract. Find the full document.
Emanuel J. Wieder was born 11 Nov 1855 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, youngest son of Saulus and Anna (Mechling) Wieder. He died 26 Jul 1929 and was buried 30 Jul 1929 in St. Mark’s Union Cemetery in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. He married Alavesta Esther Dillinger on 10 Jun 1878 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. […]
We’ve all heard how diseases can now be predicted by blood tests that search our DNA for specific markers, thus proving that a lot of the most common ailments run through our family lines. Tracing your family’s medical history for illnesses that have affected your parents, grandparents and other relatives can tell you something about […]
I’ve started uploading additional images to a new set of pages in the Galleries section of this site. The first new page is a family photos page for the Greulich family. It includes family portraits from 1887, 1901, 1929, and 1941/2, starting with a family portrait of the Karl Philipp and Caroline K. (Wolf) Greulich […]
So, just how many Henry Hoobers were there in the Conestoga (now Pequea)/Martic (now Providence)/Lampter/Strasburg township area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania? If you’d asked me that question yesterday, I’d have said one. Now today, I’m not so sure… According to the township warrantee maps, there were 5 tracts either warranted to or patented to Henry […]
For some reason I got stuck on John Hoover today when I was deciding where to start on my Huber/Hoover work. Which John Hoover, you ask? I was hoping to find information on John Hoover (Huber), son of Hans Ulrich (Woolerick) Huber of Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I don’t have much information on him. […]
I’ve written about how much I love deeds—and the great information you can find in them—and I’ve written about how great it is to find the Lancaster County Deed books viewable online. One thing that’s not so great is not having a deed index online, too. I’m working on changing that! I’ve been going through […]
Have I mentioned I love deeds? Well, even if I have, it bears repeating. I LOVE deeds! They can be a treasure trove of genealogical information.
I’m in the middle project on the Huber/Hoover family, specifically looking at Lancaster County and Fayette County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland—with the likelihood of branching out to additional areas like Somerset County, Bedford County, Franklin County, Dauphin County… A big undertaking! I’ve started by looking at deeds and land warrants for Lancaster County. Being […]
I’ve finally added the revised family pages for George Hoover (ca 1766-1847) of Fayette County, son of Andrew and Catharine (___) Hoover and George Hoover (ca 1735/40-1813) of Armstrong county, son of Michael Hoover. These pages—especially George Hoover of Armstrong County—include some substantial changes from their prior versions, so descendants of Christian Hoover, William Matthias […]