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 Jost Hite

Jost Hite

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 17 May 1761 (aged 75)
Kernstown, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Kernstown, Frederick County, Virginia, USA
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s/o Anna Magdelena Johannes HEYDT
h/o Anna Maria MErCKLE
f/o Maria Elizabeth "Mary" HITE
Jost led the American migation away from the Atlantic coast & settled southward in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Many thousands of people followed him up against the mountains.

Born in Bonfeld, Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Son of Anna Magdelena and Johannes Heydt.
Husband of Anna Maria Merckle.
Father of the following children:

Anna Maria Hite (died young)
Maria Barbara Hite (died young)
Elizabeth "Mary" Hite (m George Bowman)
Elizabeth Hite (m John Paul Froman)
Magdalena Hite (m Jacob Chrisman)
John Hite (m Sarah Eltinge)
Jacob Hite (m1 Catherine O'Bannon m2 Frances Madison Beale)
Isaac Hite (m Alida Eleanor Eltinge)
Joseph Hite (m Elizabeth VanMeter)
Abraham Hite (m Rebecca VanMeter)

Jost's family immigrated first to New York state, then moved to Pennsylvania. As a land speculator, was an early and major influence in opening up the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to settlement. Many thousands of people followed him up against the mountains.

"Jost died at age 75 in 1761. It is believed he is buried in the plot on the north end of the Opequon Memorial Churchyard, near Kernstown, Virginia. There is no grave marker. Jost's will was proved on the 7th of May. " [From "Hite Family Homesteads: Neckar to Shenandoah, Revised Ed., written and edited by Elizabeth Madison Coles Umstattd.]

Bio by: Carol STEVENS


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  • Created by: Jonathan Coulter
  • Added: 12 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13929994
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jost Hite (5 Dec 1685–17 May 1761), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13929994, citing Old Opequon Cemetery, Kernstown, Frederick County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Jonathan Coulter (contributor 46788180) .