HOOVER

Family History

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

 

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Hubere - Huber - Hoover

 

Definition: Hoover is the English form of the German name Huber, meaning "a large measure of land" or "a man who owns a hube (a 30-60 acre parcel of land)," from the Middle High German "huober."

 

HOOVER ANCESTRY

http://www.fivehoovers.com/Narratives.htm

 

 

This family is probably descended from one Bertoldus Hubere (aka Bar Hubere), born about 1190, a younger son of a minor landed knight of the baron of Switzerland. Bertoldus was a citizen of Bern, and his name appears frequently in official documents of that city. He had at least three sons – Nicolaus (1218) , Burchard Dictus Hubere (1222-1258), and Jacob (1230). All were citizens of the Canton of Bern. Nicolaus was a Consul of the capital city of Bern..   Burchard Hubere acquired land in the present Canton Aargau, Switzerland, largely in the County of Lenzberg, in the vicinity of Oberkulm.

 

The Aargau is a canton comprising 1405 square kilometers in north-central Switzerland, bordered on the north by Germany (state of Baden-Württemberg), on the west by the cantons of Baselland, Solothurn and Bern, on the south by the canton of Lucerne and on the east by the cantons of Zürich and Zug. Its capital is at Aarau.

 

Georg Huber, descendant of Burchard, was deputy sheriff at Lenzburg in 1641, and miller at Oberkulm. His old mill, on the Yynen, known as the Neuenstein, was converted it into an inn, the Gasthaus zum Baeren, by a descendant of Georg Huber.

 

Schloss Lenzburg castle is situated on top of a hill between Aarau and Baden and above the old part of

town of Lenzburg in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland.  Around 1415, the Lenzburg Castle became a

 Bernese bailiff's residence as Lenzburg fell to a Bernese seize and was owned by the City of Berne from

1415 to 1798.  Today, the castle houses the famed museum Canton Aargau and conference center.
 

 

Hans Huber 1580

Hans Huber
Birth:           ~1580 Oberkulm, Aagrau, Switzerland
Death:          16??
Occupation:
Deputy Sheriff of Oberkulm, Lenzburg, Switzerland
Marriage      Barbara Frick ~1640

He was granted a fiel of land by Lord Hans Frederick Von Hallegt
 

Barbara Frick
Birth:           ~1590
 

Children:

1. Georg Huber 1620-1700

 

Georg Huber 1620-1700

Georg Huber   -- aka Johan Henrich Huber
Birth:           ~1610-20 in OberKulm, Aargau, Switzerland
Death:         ~1700 in Oberkulm, Switzerland
Occupation:
1639 Miller in Oberkulm, Switzerland
                        Owner of Neuenstein mill, later converted by Huber family to Inn 'Gasthaus zum Bären'
                     1641 Sub-Baliff (Deputy Sheriff) of Lenzburg and
                    
Marriage     ~1640
 

Mrs Huber
Birth:           ~1622
 

Children:

1. Johann Heinrich HUBER b: 1644 in Oberkulm, Lenzburg, Bern, Switzerland

 

 

Johann Heinrich Huber 1644-1706

Johann Heinrich Huber   -- aka Johan Henrich Huber
Birth:           1644 in Oberkulm, Lenzburg, Bern, Switzerland
Father:        Georg HUBER b: ABT 1620 in OberKulm, Aargau, Switzerland
Mother:       unknown - born ~1622
Death:         1706 in OberKulm, Aargau County, Switzerland

                        or   1744 in Ellerstadt, Palatinate, Germany
Burial:         Oberkulm, Lenzburg, Switzerland 
Occupation: Farmet and Linen weaver in Oberkulm, Switzerland
Marriage     Maria Margaretta HOFFMAN ~1663 in Switzerland
Emigration: 1698 from Switzerland to Ellerstadt maybe due to Swiss persecution or just economics
Religion:       Swiss Reformed - Anabaptists - Mennonite
 

Maria Margaretta Hoffman
Birth:           ~1646 Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland
Death:         ~1675 Switzerland or Germany
 

Children: (9 total)

1. Johann "Hans" HUBER        b: 23 MAR 1666 in Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland

2. Georg James HUBER b: 6 JUL 1668 in Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland

3. Michael HUBER                  b: 3 JUN 1672

4. Veronica HUBER b: 16 SEP 1677 in Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland

 

 

Georg James Huber 1668-1741

Georg James Huber   -- aka Gregor Jonas Huber
Birth:           July 6, 1668 in Oberkulm, Aargau, Switzerland
Father:        Johann Heinrich HUBER b: 1644 in Oberkulm, Lenzburg, Bern, Switzerland
Mother:       Maria Margaretta HOFFMAN b: ABT 1646
Death:         13 APR 1741 in Ellerstadt, Kreis Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Germany
Burial:         Ellerstadt, Durkheim, Palatinate, Germany
Occupation: Farmer and linen weaver
Religion:       Swiss Reformed - Anabaptists - Mennonite
Marriage      Anna Maria KREUTZER ~1698 in Ellerstadt, Bad Durkeim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Emigration: 1698 from Switzerland to Ellerstadt maybe due to Swiss persecution or just economics
 

Anna Maria Kreutzer  (or Kreuzer)
Birth:           16 JUN 1675 in Ellerstadt, Bad Durkeim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death:         12 APR 1756 in Ellerstadt, Bad Durkeim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
 

Children:

1. Anna Eva HUBER        b: 8 AUG 1699 in Ellerstadt, Durkeim, Germany

2. Johan Heinrich HUBER b: 4 MAR 1701

3. Anna Maria HUBER     b: 1703 in Ellerstadt, Durkeim, Germany

4. Johannes HUBER         b: 17 MAY 1704 in Ellerstadt, Bad Durkheim, Baden, Germany

5. Johan Michael HUBER b: 20 SEP 1706 in Ellerstadt, Durkeim, Germany

6. Christian HUBER          b: 26 FEB 1710 in Ellerstadt, Durkeim, Germany

7. Johan Paul HUBER       b: 27 MAR 1713

8. Anna Elizabeth HUBER b: 23 JAN 1715

9. Andreas HUBER    b: 29 JAN 1723 in Ellerstadt, Durkheim District, Rhenish Palatinate

 

 

Andrew Hoover 1723-1794

Andrew Hoover     (aka. Andreas Huber)
Birth:        January 29, 1723 in Ellerstadt, Durkheim, Rhenish, PaLATINATE, Germany
Father:     Gregor Jonas HUBER was born 6 Jul 1668.
                 Gregor died 13 Apr 1741 in Ellerstadt, District Of Durkheim, The Palatinate.
Mother:    Anna Maria KREUTZER born 16 JUN 1675; died 1756 in Ellerstadt, The Palatinate.
Baptism:   An entry in the old Luthern church book at Ellerstadt, gives the record of his baptism:
                 "Anno 1723. Den 29 Jan. 1st, Jonas Huber under Seiner frau ANNA MARIA
                  ein sohn gebohren und den 7ten Feb. Andreas Getauft.
Marriage: Andrew Hoover & Margaret Pfautz ~1744 in German Twp., York County, Pennsylvania
Death:      1794 in Randolph County, North Carolina
Burial:      near Back Creek on the Uwharrie.
 

When Andreas Huber was 15 years old,  he emigrated from Germany on the ship "Two Sisters" arriving at Philadelphia September 9, 1738.  On arrival in America, Andreas changed his name to Andrew Hoover.  Andrew had two brothers that preceded him:  Johannes on the ship "'Mortonhouse" arriving on August 24, 1728 and Christian Johannes on the ship "Dragon" arriving on September 30, 1732.   He stayed with his brothers and friends in the rich farmland of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania until he was 22 years old when he married Margaret Pfautz.

 

Residence:    ~1746 Andrew & Margarete moved to Carrol County, Maryland
                          Andrew patented fifty acres called 'Mirey Spring' along 'Little Pipe Creek'
                          at the head of Chesapeake Bay near Uniontown.
                     ~1772 Andrew took his family by oxcart through the wilderness to Randolph County,
                          North Carolina and settled on the Uwarrie River.
                     1779 Andrew purchased 200 acres on the east side of the river.
                     1792 Andrew left the mill to his son Jacob and retired to his farm at Cedar Run
                     1794 Andrew made his will appointing his wife and eldest son Jonas as executors.
Occupation: Owner of grist mill on Uwharrie River.  This was an important granary of the US Revolution.

 

 

The Hoover family gave $500 to the Revolutionary cause - a large sum of money in those days. But there is no record of these Hoovers as soldiers in the Revolution.

 

Maria Margareta Pfautz  (or Anna Margareta Pfauz)
Birth:      ~1723 in Rohrbach, Rhenish, Palatinate or Necker Valley, Wurtzburg, Germany
Father:     Jacob (Pfautz) PFOUTZ b: 1705
Mother:    Magdalena died 1762 in PA
Marriage: Andrew Hoover & Margaret Pfautz ~1744 in German Twp., York County, Pennsylvania
Death:      1797 in Randolph County, North Carolina
 

Margaret Pfautz came to America with her parents on the 'William & Sarah' arriving September 8, 1727.

Children:  (13)

1. Jonas        HOOVER  
Birth:
        1746 at Miry Springs, Maryland 
Death:
      June 15, 1828 in Back Creek, Randolph Co., N.C.
Marriage: Rachael Briles born in 1750 in Virginia. She died on Feb. 16, 1821s

 

2. Mary        HOOVER
Birth:
       1747 in Miry Springs, Maryland

 

3. Catherine  HOOVER
Birth:      ~1749 at Miry Springs, Maryland 
                 born in home of father on a 100-acre tract known as "Mire Springs"
                 in Union Town District of Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland
Parents:   Andreas Huber "Andrew Hoover" and Maria Margareta Pfautz
Marriage: Thomas Byrn before 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina
Burial:      1827 at Family Farm, South of Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Note:        Catherine Hoover and Peter Hoover, Elizabeth Byrn's husband, were sister and brother.

 

4. Elizabeth   HOOVER
Birth:
       1751 at Miry Springs, Maryland 

 

5. Andrew    HOOVER
Birth:
        September 21, 1752 at Miry Springs, Maryland 
Marriage: Elizabeth Waymire in 1776, daughter of Rudolph Waymire, his father's old friend.
Children:
  Mary      born March 3, 1777 married Thomas Newman
                 Elizabeth born Dec 25, 1778
                 David     born April 14, 1781 was a Quaker and County Clerk, State Senator, Judge
Death:      December 29, 1834 in Whitewater, Indiana
Burial:
      Hoover Bulla Cemetery, Spring Grove, Wayne County, Indiana

 

6. Jacob       HOOVER
Birth:        1754 at Miry Springs, Pipe Creek, Frederick, Maryland
Death:
      1821 in Randolph or Davidson County, North Carolina
Marriage:
Elizabeth Stritzman in Randolph Co., NC. They had ten children
Burial:
      Tabernacle Protestant Methodist Church Cemetery Randolph County North Carolina

 

7. Daniel       HOOVER
Birth:        1756 at Miry Springs, Pipe Creek, Frederick, Maryland
Marriage:
Hannah Mast
Death:
      February 13, 1819 in Stillwater, West Milton, OH

 

8. Rachel      HOOVER
Birth:       1758 at Miry Springs, Pipe Creek, Frederick, Maryland
Death:
     ~1780 in NC
Married:
  George Sinks
Children: Anna Sinks married Jacob Sheets

 

9. John         HOOVER    <-- G G Grand Father of President Herbert Hoover
Birth:       1760 at Miry Springs, Pipe Creek, Frederick, Maryland
Marriage:
Sarah BURKETT/BYRKHART in 1784
Death:
     November 18, 1831 at Stillwater, West Milton, OH
Burial:
      West Branch Cemetery West Milton Miami County Ohio

 

10. Susannah  HOOVER
Birth:        1763 at Miry Springs, Pipe Creek, Frederick, Maryland
Death:
      1813 January 1, 1813
Marriage: John MAST Jr.

 

11. David       HOOVER
Birth:        1766 at Miry Springs, Pipe Creek, Frederick, Maryland
Death:      July 1, 1841 in Stillwater, West Milton, OH

 

12. Peter        HOOVER  
Birth:
        1769 in home of father by Pipe Creek,on a 100-acre tractknown as " Mirey Springs"
                      in the Uniontown District of Frederick (now Carroll) County,Maryland
Marriage: Elizabeth Byrn in 1790 at Rowan County, North Carolina
Children:  Absalom Hoover            born February 1, 1792 in North Carolina
                 Isaac Hoover                  born 1794 in North Carolina, USA
                 Nancy Hoover                born September 9, 1792 in VA, MD or PA
                 Charles Leason Hoover   born March 29, 1796 in Rowan County NC
                 Emsley Hoover                born March 29, 1796 in North Carolina
                 Bridget "Biddy" Hoover   born June 1798 in North Carolina or Ohio
                 Reedy Hoover                 born June 1798 in North Carolina or Ohio
                 Lewis Hoover                  born August 3, 1801 in Ohio
                 Rachael Rebecca Hoover born February 18, 1804 in Ohio
                 Susananna Hoover           born 1805 in Ohio
                 Elizabeth Hoover              born March 3 or May 9, 1809 in Wayne County, Indiana
                 Peter Hoover    ??????????
Death:      February 16, 1840 in Green Forks,Clay Township,Wayne County,Indiana
Burial:      Kepler Family Cemetery, Harrison Township, Wayne County, Indiana

 

Peter Hoover

DIED

Feb. 16, 1840

Aged

71 years

 

13. Henry       HOOVER
Birth:
        July 25, 1773 in Randolph County, North Carolina
Death:
      May 11, 1842 in Greenfork, Wayne County, Indiana
Burial:      South Cemetery - Greenfork, Wayne County, Indiana
Marriage: 1) Elizabeth Fouts on June 3, 1792
Children:  11 by Elizabeth
                   
Celia Hoover       b: 1797
                    Rebecca Hoover  b: 1800
                    Levi Hoover         b: 1802
                    Sara Jane Hoover b: 1804
                    Rachel Hoover      b: 1804
                    Andrew Hoover    b: 1806
                    Nancy Hoover      b: 1808
                    Elizabeth Hoover   b: 1810
                    Henry Hoover       b: 1814
                    John Hoover         b: 1816
                    Catherine Hoover  b: 1812 in Green Forks, Wayne County, Indiana
Marriage: 2) Catherine Funk ~1830 - great granddaughter of Heinrich "Henry" Funk, Bishop
Children:  5 by Catherine
                   
Sarah Hoover      b: 3 NOV 1830
                    Esther E. Hoover b: 28 MAR 1832
                    Simon P. Hoover b: 28 OCT 1833
                    Joseph Hoover     b: 17 JUN 1835
                    David Hoover      b: 17 JAN 1837
 

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marvin_d_ralston&id=I23134

On October 24, 1811, Peter Hoover, a resident at that time of Montgomery County, Ohio registered at the Cincinnati Land Office pre-emptive title to land in Section 3, Township 16, Range XIII in a tract known ad that "East and North of the Second Principal Meridian" of the Indiana Territory. On the same day, his brother Henry obtained land in the same section (Section 3)of the same township (T16R13). This apparently was in what is now Clark County as on June 17, 1834 Peter Hoover of Clark County, Indiana obtained land in Section 12, Township 17, Range I of the Indiana Survey that included several present counties including Randolph. This is where the section was located as Cincinnati Land Officer records indicate that the following year, on August 15, 1835, "Peter Hoover, Jr." of Randolph County also purchased land in this section. His brother Henry purchased additional land in this section (Section 3) the following month, on November 8th, as well as land in Section 10 of this township. The three purchases in Section 3 suggest that Henry and Peter had obtained title to most, if not all, of the 640 acres of this section located in what is now Clay Township, Wayne County, Indiana.

 

According to the history of Clay Township in the History of Wayne County, Indiana (pg 197), "Henry Hoover settled early on the east side of Green's Fork; land now owned by the widow of his son Andrew, their son John, and Perry Wilson. Peter Hoover, brother of Henry, bought west and adjoining land ; now owned by the widow of his son Emsley, and their son Owen P. Hoover, and Henry T. Bond."

 

 

Catherine Nancy Hoover

Catherine Nancy Hoover
Birth:      ~1749 in Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick County, Maryland
                 born in home of father on a 100-acre tract known as "Mire Springs"
                 in Union Town District of Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland
Parents:   Andreas Huber "Andrew Hoover" and Maria Margareta Pfautz
Marriage: Thomas Byrn before 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina
Death:      1827
Burial:      1827 at Family Farm, South of Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Note:        Catherine Hoover and Peter Hoover, Elizabeth Byrn's husband, were sister and brother.

Thomas Byrn
Birth:        ~1747 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
Death:      Apr 29, 1827 in Harrison County Indiana
Burial:      Family farm, South of Corydon, Harrison County Indiana
Will:         Farm in Harrison County Indiana

Children:

1. Elizabeth Byrne
Birth:   18 DEC 1766 in Randolph, North Carolina, USA
Death: 14 OCT 1847 in Jacksonburg, Wayne County, IN
Burial: Old Kepler Cemetery-Clay Twp, Wayne County, IN

 

2. David
Birth: ~1778

3. Jesse
Birth: ~1781

4. John   
Birth: ~1784

5. Susannah
Birth: ~1787

6. Nancy
Birth: ~1795
Marriage:
Dr. James Wiseman on February 15, 1820 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Children: Ann Wiseman

6. Solomon
Birth: ~1796 in North Carolina

7. Mary
Birth: ~1787

 

8. Sarah "Sallie" BYRN
Birth:      February 6, 1797 in North Carolina
Married: Uriah Purcell in Harrison County Indiana on October 8, 1815
Death:    August 18, 1891. 
Burial:    Shepherd Cemetery, Shepardsville (Fayette Township), Vigo County, Indiana.

 

9. Catherine
Birth: ~1789

 

 

President Herbert Hoover 1874 - 1964

 

Herbert Clark Hoover
Birth:         10 AUG 1874 in West Branch, IA
Death:       20 OCT 1964 in New York, NY
Marriage   Lou HENRY b: 29 MAR 1875 in Waterloo, IA

Father:                          Jesse Clark HOOVER b: 2 SEP 1846 in West Milton, OH

Mother:                         Hulda Randall MINTHORN  b: 4 MAY 1848 in Burgersville, ON

Grand Father:               Eli HOOVER b: 6 OCT 1820

Great Grand Father:    Jesse HOOVER b: 20 JUN 1800

G G Grand Father:       John (Huber) HOOVER b: 1760

G G G Grand Father:   Andreas (Andrew Hoover) HUBER b: 29 JAN 1722/23

Professor Herman F. Macco, of Berlin-Steglitz, Germany, has traced this family in his work on President Hoover’s family tree.

 

President Herbert Hoover
35th President of the United States of America

March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1933

 

 

 

 

ANDREAS HUBER/ANDREW HOOVER

Great Great Great Grandfather of
President Herbert Clark Hoover

 

In 1738, when Andreas Huber was 15 years old, he emigrated from Germany and changed his name to Andrew Hoover.  He first lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with his brothers Johannes and Christian.  He married Margaret Pfautz and raised a family of 13 children. 

 

 

more...  Hoover Ancestry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence

 

From: Nesa Clark
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 6:20 PM
Subject: Hoovers
 

Dear Jay,

May I congratulate you and your wife on the fine job you have done on this site! I learned so much reading over it. I am descended from Andrew's brother, Johannes Heinrich. In the past year I traced my ancestor to Johann Adam Huber aka Adam Hoover to become a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Adam's son Adam was a Matross in the war and he fought as a Private. I have the Hoovers going back to Baron Huber 1152 Burgundy, Marse, Alsace-Champage-Ardenne-Lorraine France.

I have my tree on Geni.com.

So nice to connect with you.

Regards,

Nesa Clark (Smith)

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From: brian macilquham
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2015 11:32 PM
Subject: Family Website

Hi, I was wondering if you are able to help please. My gg grandmother was Sarah Ellen Hoover m Erastus Wayne Bennett.Sarah's Parents were John Debo Hoover m Margaret Hanson. John's Father was John Hoover m Betsy Debo.John is thought to be born in PA in 1755. Have you heard of these people? Erastus is a descendant of Mary Henry m James Montgomery,from Ireland. Mary had 2 brothers,one was William. He is possibly an ancestor of Lou Henry Hoover. My ancestry from Sarah Ellen and Erastus goes: Bertha Gale Bennett m Roy Alden Benedict; Roselle Fay Benedict (USA) m Victor Nelson Harris (Canada);Mildred Helen Harris (Canada) m Hector Charles Valentine Neville (New Zealand); me and 5 siblings (NZ). Barb