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 […]
I’ve recently discovered that George Hoover, son of Andrew and Catharine (___) Hoover, of Fayette County lived in Union Township his whole life. Therefore, he can not be the George Hoover who owned property in Westmoreland County from 1779 through 1799 and died in Armstrong County in 1813. How Did We Get Here? Before I […]
If you do genealogy, then you’ve got to love maps. Maps can help get you oriented, organized and straightened out when the research—and all the little bits of data you’ve collected—gets confusing. Say you find records under the same name, but in different townships. A map can help you to decide whether the records are […]
I’m always looking for new ways to research my family. Living in New England, I’m a long way away from sources of Pennsylvania information. So, I especially love to find FREE sources of information ONLINE. The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and State Archives usually have something good. In the past I’ve used the online […]
Jacob Hacker was born 28 Sep 1803 and died 26 Jul 1873 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. He married about 1841 Maria “Polly” Krieg, daughter of John Elias and Anna Maria (Gibbens) Krieg.