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1694-98 Jacob Huber was born about 1696 in Friedrichstadt, Holstein, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. [1]

1719 Jacob Huber [Hoover], perhaps this one, was taxed in Conestoga Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [2]

1720-21 Jacob Huber [Houber], perhaps this one, was taxed in Conestoga Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [3]

1721 Jacob Huber [Houber] and John Jacob Houber were taxed as Palatines in Conestoga Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [4]

1728 Jacob Hoover (by Jacob Moyer) requests the Grant of 150 acres of land (vacant) on the wast side of Conestoga Creek. [5][6]

1733 On 24 January, Jacob Hoover [Hoober] warranted 210 acres on Branch of Pequea Cr, Lancaster County. [7] No further record, but at the same time as Woolrick Hoober [8][9] and Henry Hoober [10][11]

1734 On 17 April, Jacob Hoover warranted 300 acres east of Chickaselunga Cr, Lancaster County. [12][13][14]

1737 On 10 August, Jacob Hoover warranted 200 acres in Tulpehocken, Earl Twp?, Lancaster County. [15] Patented by Christian Kropp [16][17]

1738 On 22 February, Jacob Hoover warranted 150 acres in Warwick Twp, Lancaster County. [18][19][20]

1743 On 13 February, Jacob Hoover warranted 40 acres in Martic Twp, Lancaster County. [21][22][23]

1743 On 15 March, Jacob Hoover warranted 200 acres in Warwick Twp, Lancaster County. [24][25][26]

1745 On 23 May, Jacob Hoover warranted 150 acres in Warwick Twp, Lancaster County. [27] Patented by Ulrich Hoover [28][29]

1745 On 21 Sep, Jacob Huber of Martick Twp bought 200 acres in Martick Township from Hans and Margaret Huber of Martick Twp, Lancaster County (his father). The land was next to land of Hans Musselman. The land had been patented by Hans and wife Margaret on 8 Aug 1735. [30][31]

1754 On 10 January (the 27th year of the reign of King George), Jacob Huber [Hoober] and his wife Anna of Martic Twp, Lancaster County sold 200 acres to (son) John Hoover, of Earltown. The land was part of a larger tract patented by Hans Hoober on 8 Aug 1735 [32] that Hans had sold to Jacob in 1745. [33]

Jacob Huber, perhaps this one, bought 200 acres of vacant land in Martic Twp, improved it, and built a grist mill, which his son and grandson operated. In later years it was known as Strohm's Mill.

1754 On 7 January, Jacob Huber and wife Anna, of Martic Township, sold 50 acres to son Martin Hoover of Earltown next to lands of Hans Musselman, John Hoover and Martin Hoover. According to the deed it was the land which Jacob Huber's father, Hans Hoover, patented on 8 Aug 1735 [34] and which Hans and wife Margaret sold to Jacob Huber [Hoover] on 21 Sep 1745. [35]

1759 On July 9 1759, Jacob Huber [Hover] dated his will, which was proved 2 Sept 1759 in Martic Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Jacob gave his 250 acre plantation to sons Jacob and Mathias, who were to pay the other heirs an annual fee, beginning when Mathias reached the age of 21. Son Christian received a 150 acre tract in Conestoga. Wife Anna was granted use of the plantation and specific items annually until son Jacob came of age. Children Jacob, Mathias (On one abstract this could be read as one name: Jacob Mathias), Ann wife of Yost Kendrick, Barbara late the wife of Philip Stetzler, Maria wife of Jacob Eberly, John, Martin, Margaret wife of John Winter, Christina, Magdalena, Catharine, and Christian were named. Executors Henry and John Hover. Martic Twp. [36] "In his will he left 20 pounds to be divided equally in six shares to his children, Jacob, Catherina, Magdalena, Margretha, Christian and Anna, late deceased to her children. He had six children by his first wife and five children by his second wife Anna. ... The executors of his will in 1759 were his loving friend Henry Hoover and his two sons Martin and John Hoover (Huber). His will was written on 29 Jul 1759 and it was proved 12 Sep 1792. The witnesses to his will were Jacob Beyer, Martin Beam and David Stout. The only surviving witness in 1792 was Martin Beam. He left his home plantation of 250 acres in Martic Township to his sons Jacob and Matthias. In 1759 his son Mathias was not yet 21 years of age. He named his children and wife Anna in his will in 1759." [37][38]

Research notes:

Note: The date of immigration is unclear. There are tax records in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for Jacob Huber as early as 1719. Hans and Jacob Huber immigrated on the Molly in 1727. Hans Huber immigrated on the ship Mortonhouse in 1728. Land transactions started about 1730.

Jacob Huber may have married twice. There is no record of the name of his first wife, who died in Earl Twp. He had six children by first wife. Jacob Huber's second wife was named Anna, mother of Matthias Hoover. He had five children by his second wife. [39]

1754 Jacob Huber of Lancaster County signed a petition to recruit a teacher capable of instructing not only in English and German but also in Latin and Greek. [40][41]

1742 A Moravian church-settlement was started at Lititz, Lancaster county, in 1743. In December, 1742, Count Zinzendorf came to the home of Jacob Huber. [42]

1750 "About 1750 a small furnace was built by John Jacob Huber, a German, on a tributary of Conestoga creek, near Brickersville, in Lancaster County. .. Of Huber, personally, little is known, except that on a stone in this furnace he had these words inscribed: "Jacob Huber, der erste Deutsche Mann Der das Eisenwerk vollfuhren Kann." On 7 November 1752, his daughter, Elizabeth, was married to Heinrich Wilhelm Steigel. [likely not this Jacob Huber][43] "He learned the iron business from Jacob Huber, whose furnace in Lancaster County was a prosperous one, and he married Huber's daughter Elizabeth, ..." [44]

1758 Jacob Huber, ironmaster, and wife Magdalina [so likely not this Jacob Huber] of Lancaster county, enf.-rel. sold land to Charles and Alexander Stedman of Philadelphia. The land was adjacent to land of Conrad Templeman and a barren mountain. Originally patented on 6 February 1756 to Jacob Huber. [45]

Edwin F. Hoover's book concerning the Hoovers of Hoover Gap, Rutherford County, Tennessee was published by the Rutherford County, Tennessee Historical Society in 1984: Walter K. Hoover - Matthias Hoover of Hoover Gap, in Rutherford County Historical Society, Publication No. 22, Winter 1984, pp 99 thru 104. (not seen)

Footnotes:

[1] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Huber B21.

[2] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 165, [HathiTrust].

[3] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 169, [HathiTrust].

[4] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 171, [HathiTrust].

[5] Wm H Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 19. (Minutes of the Board of Property, Volume 1) (1890), 760, [Internet Archive].

[6] Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry with Mitchell, Dennis, and Martin, Our Hoover Ancestors (1975?), 6.

[7] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H6, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[8] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A15-224, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[9] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A46-222 for Woolrick Hoover, date 27 Dec 1745, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[10] Pennsylvania Land Patent, H2-272, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[11] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C77-249, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[12] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H49, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[13] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A11-135, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[14] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C76-49, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[15] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H95, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[16] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A91-526, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[17] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C107-222, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[18] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H201, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[19] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A11-96, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[20] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D36-277 and 276, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[21] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H284, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[22] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A12-357, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[23] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C67-217, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[24] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H279, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[25] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A13-1, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[26] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C67-231, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[27] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H367, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[28] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A14-646, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[29] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C76-63, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[30] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A7-222, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[31] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed O13-3. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[32] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A7-222, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[33] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed O13-5. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[34] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A7-222, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[35] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed D-102. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[36] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Will F-383, [Link].

[37] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Huber B21.

[38] Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry with Mitchell, Dennis, and Martin, Our Hoover Ancestors (1975?), 4-6 has transcription of the will.

[39] Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry with Mitchell, Dennis, and Martin, Our Hoover Ancestors (1975?), 4.

[40] One Hundred and Fifty Years of School History in Lancaster, Pennsylvania By William Riddle, page 9

[41] Life and Correspondence of the Rev. William Smith, D. D.: First Provost of the College and ... By Horace Wemyss Smith page 91

[42] Americana 18 (New York: National Americana Society, 1924), 49, [Google Book].

[43] Committe on Historical Research, Forges and Furnaces in the Province of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Publications of the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America III, 1914), 119, [Google Book].

[44] Peter C. Marzio, A Nation of Nations: The People who Came to America as Seen Through Objects and Documents (Smithsonian Institution, 1976), , this could be his father, Hans Huber, who reportedly built a forge, [Google Book].

[45] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed E293. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].


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