John Frederick Hake

John Frederick Hake

Dover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Apr 1830 (aged 70)
Manchester, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Zions View, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Row 2 Stone 8
Memorial ID 27185895 · View Source
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Johan Friederich Höck's tombstone is in German but he was born in Pennsylvania. His grandparents Johann Friedrich Höck and Anna Catharine Fortbach immigrated to Pennsylvania from Burgholzhausen, Hessen, Germany in 1749 with the younger two of their four children Johann Conrad and Anna Philippina; their two older children, Johan Jacob and Anna Catharina made the crossing a year earlier in 1748.

Johan Jacob and Johann Conrad both had sons named John Frederick and this has been a source of confusion. Family information included in an 1886 History of York Co, PA lists this John Frederick as the son of J. Conrad but Conrad's John Frederick was born July 17, 1761. J. Jacob's son was born in June 5, 1759. The issue of which is which is not settled and the birth date discrepency on the tombstone is troubling and adds to the confusion - but I believe it is more likely to have the correct year and wrong month than the other way around. Therefore, I list the John Frederick Hake who died in 1830 as the son of John Jacob Hake (1724-1803) and Susanna Dorothea Hamme.

John Frederick Hake married Catherina Crone in about 1785 in York Co., PA. They had 11 children:

1 Elizabeth "Bessie" (Henry Hoffman)
2 John "Phillip" (1 Sarah Schneider 2 Rosa (VonWasser) Ecker)
3 Daniel (1 Sarah Ilgenfritz 2 Mary McConnel)
4 Anna Maria "Polly" (Jacob H. Hollibush)
5 Jacob (Ann, also found as Nancy Loughman)
6 Frederick (Nancy Danner)
7 John George (1 Susanna Miller 2 Catherine Wortman)
8 Catherine Sarah (Michael Weyer)
9 Conrad (Susanna Haas)
10 Samuel F. (Elizabeth Wintermeyer)
11 David (Dorothy Hood)

After John Frederick's death in 1830, his widow moved to Trumbull County, Ohio where many of her children lived. She is buried in Liberty Union Cemetery, Girard, Trumbull, OH.

John Frederick Hake was a veteran of the American Revolution having served in the 7th CO, 2nd Battalion, of the Cumberland County Militia of Pennsylvania.

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"Here Rest the Bones of Johan Friederich Höck. He was born in the year 1759 on the 12th of July and died the 12th of April in the year 1830. His age was 70 years, 9 months."

Then, at the bottom of the stone (rough translation):

"Here rests the dear man in his grave
HE will take his pain away."

  • Created by: Bob Speckman
  • Added: 29 May 2008
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Frederick Hake (5 Jun 1759–12 Apr 1830), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27185895, citing Quickels Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zions View, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Bob Speckman (contributor 46929192) .