I’ve been curious about Christian Hoover of Heidelberg Township for a while. His will names his brothers: Jacob, Ulrich and Henry, but doesn’t provide any more information than their names. I’d really like to find more information on them to flesh out this family.
Deed records can provide information on individuals we might otherwise have known nothing about. Such is the case of Henry Hoover of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who died circa 1832/3, single with no issue. The deeds state he was one of eight children and name the heirs of four of his siblings—Christian, Esther[?], Elizabeth[?], and Freny.
Recently, I’ve started a document to record the facts I’ve been compiling for each Hoover—especially the land transactions—and became frustrated when I couldn’t locate any Strasburg Township property for Henry Huber, son of Ulrich Huber, even though other deeds named it as his place of residence. Today, I finally found it!
There were two Henry Hubers living near Pequea and Beaver Creeks in the Martic/Conestoga/Strasburg/Lampeter township area in the mid-to-late 1700s. This post is about the family of the Henry Huber who married Catharine Good, daughter of Jacob Good.
In genealogical research we are told to “research the relatives, neighbors, and associates” of our family member in order to learn more about them and hopefully take our family line back another generation. However, when does an apparent series of coincidences become a connection?
Jacob and Anna Maria (___) Hoover both died in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1800 and 1808, respectively. Their children can not be found in the township after 1816. Where did they go?
Researching an individual is particularly difficult when they have a common name. It is even more difficult if there is more than one person of the same name in the same general location at apparently the same time. Such is the case with Christian Hoover of Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.
An examination of Martic Township, Lancaster County tax lists available for the years 1751 through 1772 shows the following Hoovers in the township.
Jacob Huber of Martic Township, Lancaster County wrote his will on 6 Nov 1808; it was proven 30 Nov 1810. Here is a transcription of his last will & testament.
Henry Huber of Martic Township wrote his will on 7 Aug 1757; it was proven on 17 Jan 1758. Here is a transcription of the document.