Wife of Preacher, Christian Hochstetler m. 1769 Lancaster Co, PA.
According to the All Leatherman Kin History book it states: On December 6, 1795 Christian Hochstetler sold his 216 acres of land in Somerset County, Pennsylvania & moved to Shelby County, Kentucky where he bought 1500 acres of land near Mount Eden. Later, because of English crowding into that section, he sold out & went to Montgomery County, Ohio. The 1820 census for Orange County, Indiana records his family there as consisting of 8 persons in all, including one male slave. Christian was a Dunkard!Christian sold his farm in Lancaster County to his father in 1775. Although Lancaster County is named as his residence in the deed given by the heirs of his father in 1776, we find that he was taxed on wild land in Bedford, & Somerset County, Pennsylvania as early as 1776. On January 17, 1785, he took out two warrants for land in this county - one on Blue Lick Creek in Brothers Valley Township for 115-3/4 acres & the other on Little Youghiogheny in Brothers Valley Township for 305-1/2 acres. This last farm was doubtless the place of his residence. On December 6, 1795 he sold his 216 acre farm in Somerset County & moved to Shelby County, Kentucky where he and his sons purchased during the next few years over 1,500 acres of land in the vicinity of Mt. Eden. On December 17, 1799, still living in Shelby County, Kentucky, he sold his Somerset County farm power of attorney. After he had his children all comfortably settled he sold his own farm & moved to Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, where he bought 340 acres of land. Made his will April 2, 1814, which was filed May 1, 1814. His age at death around 70. His widow, Barbara Rupp, was buried on the West Bank of the Wabash River in Vermillion County, Indiana. It is said that Christian left the Kentucky settlement for Ohio because there were too many English speaking people coming in. Submitter for smitha8: James E. Smith, 123 Second Ave. Apt. #606, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103-4716, Phone 801-359-3122.
Christian Hochstetler (1746 - 1814)
Adam Hostettler (1775 - 1826)*
Christian Hostetler (1788 - 1834)*
Created by: Brenda Horton
Record added: Nov 03, 2007
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