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Johan Jacob Hake

Burgholzhausen, Hochtaunuskreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 1803 (aged 78–79)
York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Zions View, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 27762647 · View Source
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Johan Jacob Höck was born in Burgholzhausen, Hessen, Germany. Eventually the name came to be spelled Hake in America. Jacob and his sister Anna Catharina were the first members of the family to immigrate to America in September 1748. Their parents Johann Friedrich Höck and Anna Catharine Fortbach, along with their two younger siblings Anna Phlippina and Johann Conrad, arrived the following September.

Jacob was 24 and Catharina was 22 when they landed in Philadelphia and settled in Lancaster. Both were married in Lancaster's Trinity Lutheran Church before the rest of the family arrived. On April 23, 1749 Jacob married Susanna Dorothea Hamme and on July 23 of the same year Catharina married Johann Valentine Hamme - a brother of Jacob's wife. Catharina died in April 1752 just two years after her marriage. She had no children and was buried on the Hamme family farm. Valentine married Louisa May for his second wife and they had six children and many descendants.

There is a historical outline of the Hake/Höck family written by Dr. Edward Good Hake, MD in John Gibson's Biographical History of York County, PA (1886). Edward was the son of Elias and Susan (Good) Hake and from Elias the line back is (Jacob Andrew, Andrew, Johan Jacob the immigrant). This account includes the following bits of information about Jacob:

"September 15, 1748, Foreigners imported in the "Two Brothers," Thomas Arnott, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Portsmouth:' Jacob Höck." Catharina is not listed as was the custom with accompanied females and children.

"The earliest record of said Jacob Höck, in York County, is the baptism of his daughter, Maria Barbra, April 26, 1752, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, York. April 9, 1761 he bought of Sebastian Fink (ed. Jacob's granddaughter Anna Maria daughter of Andrew, married a man named Sebastian Fink who was probably born about the time this transaction took place) of Dover township, twenty acres of land 'by little Conewago.' Feb 23, 1762, he sold to George Stevenson, of York Town, Esq., 'The plantation and tract of land whereon I lately dwelt situate on a branch of Codorus Creek in Codorus Township.' The same was surveyed to Tobias Amspoker in pusuance of warrant, dated at Philadelphia, March 9, 1753. He must have moved to Manchester Township from Codorus Township between April 9, 1761 and Feb 23, 1762."

"He received his naturalization papers from the supreme court held at Philadelphia, Sep 24, 1762, under King George III, King of England. 'Before William Allen and William Coleman, Esqs., judges of the said court between the hours of 9 and 12 of the clock, in the Forenoon of the same Day, Jacob Heek, of Manchester, in the county of York, being a Foreigner, and having inhabited and resided for the Space of Seven Years in His Majesty's Colonies in America, and not having been absent out of some of the said colonies for a longer Time than Two Months at any one Time during the said seven years; and the said Jacob Heek having produced to the said Court a Certificate of his having taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper within Three Months before the said court,' etc. This interesting document was found among a number of old papers, which have passed down directly through the several generations, and are still in the possession of the family."

Wouldn't it be nice to know if the documents still exist.

Children of Johan Jacob and Susanna Dorothea (Hamme) Hake:

1 Anna Catharine (Peter Quickel)
2 Maria Barbara
3 Andrew (Anna Maria Wintermeyer)
4 Maria Elizabeth (Johann Georg Neiman)
5 John Frederick (Catherina Crone)
6 Louisa (Jacob Barr).

John Jacob Hake was one of the trustees of Quickel's Church in 1770 when the land was purchased on which the building now stands.

He was a soldier in the American Revolution serving in the 10th Penna Regiment.

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  • Created by: Bob Speckman
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762647
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johan Jacob Hake (5 May 1724–1803), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762647, citing Quickels Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zions View, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Bob Speckman (contributor 46929192) .