Adam grew up on the Jacob-Johannes farm where he remained after his marriage to Elizabeth Pfeiffer. He gradually began taking charge of the farm when in 1789 Adam is recorded on the Berks County tax record as having possession of 124 acres of the Jacob-Johannes farm. It also stated that Adam was a farmer by trade.
In the spring of 1795, Adam and his family packed up and moved west along with the rest of the Johannes Hoobler family about 75 miles to Sherman Valley in Toboyne Township of Cumberland County, PA (now Jackson Township, Perry County). On April 20, 1795 Adam jointly bought farmland with his youngest brother Jacob along Sherman Creek just south of the settlement of Blain.
Adam was apparently widower in 1798. According to a land record in which he and Jacob split their land between them, Adam is stated as being single. This could only mean that Elizabeth was deceased by this time, as all land records required the recording of the wifeís name on the deed. The last specific record of Elizabeth by name is February 1794 in the records of the Altalaha Church in Mercersburg.
In the 1800 PA census, Adam is shown now having an older male living with him and his family. His father Johannes probably moved in with Adam after his mother, Margaret, apparently died in 1799. Johannes was recorded as having sold his land earlier that year.
Adam had married his second wife Margaret Bair by 1800. One daughter was born to them, Mary, known later in her life as "Polly". But Adam would suffer a second loss of a wife by death at an unknown date.
So new was the settlement of Blain that there was no central meetinghouse for the Reformed or Lutheran congregations. Services were held alternately at the homes of members. On January 10, 1801 Adam Hoobler and Peter Brown are recorded as part of a trustee to build a meetinghouse and cemetery on 2 acres of land deeded to them by Henry Zimmerman. Adam would not see this church, now known as the Zion Lutheran Church. It would not be built until 1816, three years after Adam had moved to Ohio.
Possibly around 1811, Adam would marry a third wife who would out live him. She was Elizabeth Lawyer born November 9, 1788 in Belfont County, PA daughter of Peter Lawyer and Margaret Henig. This Elizabeth was as young as Adamís oldest children. Adam would father 11 more children with her, starting a new family that competed with his oldest childrenís family. His last child was born when he was 69 years old.
The Hoobler family would split up for the first time in the spring of 1813. Adam, his father, and two of his brothers John Jr. and Michael headed west to new lands in Ohio near Steubenville. As Margaret Hoobler, daughter of Adam, is quoted relating to the Hoobler family move to Ohio: "the Hooblers came from over the (Appalachia) mountains in Pennsylvania in three wagons drawn by four white horses on each, crossing the Ohio River at Steubenville in May of 1813". Land records at Steubenville verify this date with the recording of John Hoobler Jr. and Michael Hoobler on May 14, 1813.
Adam is recorded buying farmland on June 7, 1813 about 13 miles west of Steubenville in what is now German Township, Harrison County. Adam is later recorded buying additional land around his farm at 159 acres at a time. Then he would sell off portions he did not want. In the History of Carroll & Harrison Counties, Ohio Adam is described as one of the early settlers in German Township and among the first productive tracts developed. In later Harrison County land records, Adam is recorded parceling off some of his land to his oldest sons, Michael, John, and Daniel as they married.
Adam would "retire" from farming and sell his farm in Harrison County in 1830. He then purchased a new farm on March 10, 1830 in Wayne Township of Jefferson County, near Unionport. But his son Peter would actually run the farm and later inherit it.Elizabeth Lawyer-Hoobler lived out the rest of her life with her son Peter. She died on February 17, 1875 and is buried at the Christian Church Cemetery in Unionport.
The (5) known children of Adam Hoobler and Elizabeth Pfieffer are:
The child of Adam Hoobler and Margaret Bair is:
The (11) Children of Adam Hoobler and Elizabeth Lawyer are:
1. Margaret Hooblerwas born May 7, 1812 and died July 7, 1903 in Steubenville, OH. She married John Bair born 1806 the son of John & Catherine Bair who came to OH from PA around 1820.
2. William Hoobler was born September 7, 1813 and died February 14, 1893 in Dellroy, Carroll County, OH. He married Margaret Schocknesse on October 14, 1836. She was born October 27, 1813 and died April 4, 1892.
Jewett, Harrison County, OH.
Ensil Hoogg Hoobler was born November 15, 1897 in OH.
Hazel Hoobler was born December 1899 in Carroll County, OH.
Emma E. Hoobler was born 1905 in Carroll County, OH.
Ruth Hoobler was born 1908 in Carroll County, OH.
Grace Olive Hoobler was born 1874 in OH. She married Seldon S. Uhl. He was born 1864 in WV.
Albert Hoobler was born 1878 in OH.
Leona May Hoobler was born 1882 in OH and died March 16, 1964 in Stark County, OH. She married Charles Temptelton Little in 1905. He was born February 27, 1881 in OH.
Lucinda Hoobler was born 1845.
William O. Hoobler was born 1847.
Mary C. Hoobler was born 1849.
3. Andrew Hoobler was born January 21, 1815 and died March 29, 1897 in Ohio. He married Jane Carpenter on January 18, 1838 in Harrison County, OH. They were living in Tuscawaras County, OH in 1860. They had at least 5 children.
4. Jacob Hoobler was born December 3, 1816 and died January 9, 1893. He married Aceneth "Cena" Chambers born October 29, 1820 in Chambersburg, PA and died September 18, 1868. They are both buried at Christian Church Cemetery in Unionport, Jefferson County, OH.
5. Adam Hoobler was born January 15, 1819 and died August 7, 1891. He married (1) Martha Wheeler on May 18, 1841 in Jefferson County, OH. They had 2 children. He married (2) Mary Parks born 1831 and died 1884. They had 6 children. Adam and Mary are buried at the Bloomingdale Cemetery in Bloomingdale, Jefferson County, OH.
6. Martha "Mattie" Hoobler was born February 17, 1821 and died November 6, 1911 at Jewett, Harrison County, OH. She married Joseph Mikesell on 22 October 22, 1839 in Jefferson County, OH. One child.
7. Nancy Hoobler was born March 25, 1823 and died September 21, 1887 near Smithfield, Jefferson County, OH. She married William Merryman June 12, 1850 in Jefferson County, OH. He was born 1820 and died 1883.
8. Elizabeth Hoobler was born May 1, 1825 and died May 22, 1892 at Unionport, OH. She married Henry Melvin Sanborn on November 24, 1853 in Jefferson County, OH. Henry served as mayor of Smithfield, Ohio and as Justice of the Peace. They had no children.
9. Peter Hoobler was born March 21, 1827 and died 1911. He married (1) Emma Jane Walton. No children. He married (2) Sarah J. Davis October 9, 1851 in Jefferson County, Ohio. She was born October 6, 1828 and died May 16, 1890. No children. Peter and Sarah are buried separately at the Christian Church Cemetery at Unionport.
10. Rachel Hoobler was born April 15, 1829 and died January 23, 1889 in Smithfield, OH. She married John Rickey January 25, 1849 in Jefferson County OH. He was born 1826 and died December 13, 1899. They had 4 children. Rachel and John are buried at the Christian Church Cemetery at Unionport.
11. Sarah Hoobler was born January 15, 1831 and died July 18, 1836. She is buried next to her father at the abandoned Buffalo Hill Cemetery in Harrison County, OH.
1. Grave marker of Adam Hoobler at Buffalo Hill Cemetery (abandoned) in German Township of Harrison County, Ohio. Inscription reads: "Died 27 April 1848, age 86 y, 6 m, 27 d"
2. PA Berks County Church Records of Tulpehocken, Los Angeles LDS Library microfilm Sl#20,528.
3. Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, Volume 3, Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD 1993. Church record is of unknown source from either Heidelberg, Cacusi, Host, or Hainís churches in Lower Heidelberg Township of Berks County
4. "Thomas Blain to Adam Hubler & Jacob Hubler", April 20, 1795, Cumberland County, PA Deeds, vol. 1, Book R, p. 120.
5. Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, vol. 4, Altalaha Church, Rehrersburg, PA Family Line Publications, Westminster, Md. 1994. Adam & Elizabeth were godparents at baptism of Johann Jacob Guacker, 9 Feb.1794.
6. History of Perry County, PA, p. 930; Lenig Library, Perry Historians, Newport, PA.
7. Brent & Fuller, History of the Upper Ohio Valley, vol. II, page 359, Democrat Printing Co., Madison, WI 1890.
8. Letter from Eric P. White, Helena, MT to Dorothy (Newcomer) Hoobler, St. Marys, KS 19 March 1971. Notes of his father Edwin White, grandson of Margaret Hoobler. Photocopy to writer courtesy of Dorothy.
9. "David Miller to Adam Hubler", Land Deeds, Book D, p. 200, Jefferson County Courthouse, Steubenville, Ohio. Also Harrison County Land Deeds, Book A, p. 493, County Courthouse, Cadiz, Ohio.
10. "Adam Hoobler to John Warner", Land Deeds, Book E, p. 94, Harrison County Courthouse, Cadiz, Ohio.
11. Grave marker Of Adam Hoobler at Buffalo Hill Cemetery, German Township, Harrison County, Ohio
12. Grave marker of Elizabeth Hoobler, Christian Church Cemetery, Unionport, Ohio.
Children of Adam Hoobler: Where cemeteries are stated, the writer visited the gravesites in 1994. Marriage dates are public record of the counties stated. Adamís grandchildrenís names & birth years were copied from the 1850 & 1860 Ohio census of the counties mentioned.