I’ve been going through Lancaster County deeds for Hoovers, taking notes and trying to attribute them to Hoover family members. Sometimes I can easily figure out who the deed belongs to; sometimes I just don’t have enough information. One deed I’ve been working on helped me catch an error in my database and straighten out a family line. All by following the inheritance of land from one generation to the next.
During a visit to the Pennsylvania State Archives, I made copies of Huber/Hoover wills up through the early 1800s. I’ve transcribed some of those wills and posted them on this site. I also abstracted a number of Huber/Hoover wills which are posted here.
Lawrence HOUSEHOLDER’s will, dated 19 Jul 1800, probated 12 Feb 1805, filed in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania — Will Book I, Volumn 1, p.202 — bequeaths the following: In the name of God! I, Lawrence HOUSEHOLDER, of Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, yeoman, being old and weak in body, but of sound mind, the mortality of […]
This is a transcription of the last will and testament of Jacob Hacker (1803—1873) of Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. I’m am seeking to determine whether or not this Jacob Hocker/Hacker belongs to my Lancaster Hackers, and if so, where. He’s of an age to possibly be the son of George3 and Christina (Miller) Hacker […]