Adam (Johannes Adam) Hoobler was born on September 30, 1761 and died April 27, 1848. He is buried in the now abandoned Buffalo Hill Cemetery near his original farm in German Township of Harrison County, OH. He was the first born to Johannes and Margaret Hoobler. He married his first wife Elizabeth (Maria Elizabetha) Pfeiffer on September 9, 1783. She was born October 15, 1761 a daughter of Johannes and Maria Barbara Pfeiffer.

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:

1. Maria Barbara Hoobler was born July 16, 1784. No other information.

2. Johannes Adam Hoobler JR. was born December 29, 1787. No other information. Assuming from the names of his later children, John and Adam, he probably died as an infant or child.

3. Daniel Hoobler born June 28, 1789. He married Margaret "Peggy" Markley on December 29,1824. They lived in Kilgore, Carroll County, OH.

Mary Hoobler was born 1834.

Sarah Hoobler was born 1835.

Lavina Hoobler was born 1836.

David Hoobler was born 1842.

Margaret Hoobler was born 1845.

4. Michael Hoobler was born May 22, 1791 and died March 17, 1871. He married Catherine Shultz on October 26, 1813 in Harrison County, OH. She was born October 8, 1794 and died 1897. She lived for 102 years. Both are buried at Zion Cemetery east of Germano, Harrison County, OH.

Susan Hoobler was born 1817.

Jacob Hoobler was born unknown.

John Hoobler was born 1821.

George Hoobler was born unknown.

Rachael Hoobler was born 1827.

Samuel Hoobler was born 1829.

Andrew Hoobler was born 1833.

David Hoobler was born 1835.

Mary A. Hoobler was born 1839.

5. John Hoobler was born September 7, 1797 and died April 8, 1867. He married Magdelena "Mattie" Bair born 1800 and died April 8, 1867. Both are buried in New Rumley, Harrison County, OH at the old church cemetery.

Isaac Hoobler was born 1827.

Noah Hoobler was born 1830.

Margaret Hoobler was born 1832.

Emmanuel Hoobler was born 1834.

Elizabeth Hoobler was born 1837.

Elias Hoobler was born 1840.

Enoch Hoobler was born 1843.

The child of Adam Hoobler and Margaret Bair is:

1. Mary "Polly" Hoobler was born in 1800 and died December 1, 1875. She married John Hosterman October 13, 1825 in Harrison County, OH. They were living in Lee Township of Carroll County, OH in the 1850 census, but not in the Ohio 1860 census.

Samuel Hosterman was born 1828.

Jacob Hosterman was born 1831.

Margaret Hosterman was born 1835.

Adam Hosterman was born 1836.

Barbara Hosterman was born 1837.

William Hosterman was born 1840.

Sarah Hosterman born was 1842.

Eliza J. Hosterman was born 1844.

Basil Hosterman was born 1847.

The (11) Children of Adam Hoobler and Elizabeth Lawyer are:

1. Margaret Hoobler was 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.

Elvira Bair was born 1836.

Catherine Bair was born 1837.

Adam Bair was born 1840.

James H. Bair was born 1843.

George W. Bair was born1845.

Elizabeth D. Bair was born 1848.

Margaret J. Bair was born 1849.

Loretta Bair was born 1850ís.

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.

Adam Hoobler was born 1837.

Elizabeth Hoobler was born 1841.

James Madison Hoobler was born 1843 in OH. He married Susannah unknown. She was born 1844 in OH and died May 5, 1929.

Mary Jane Hoobler was born 1863 in OH.

William Lewis Hoobler was born December 1870 in OH. He married Linda E. Pittenger in 1891. She was born April 1870 in OH. 

Harvey Madison Hoobler was born October 8, 1893 in Jewett, Harrison County, OH and died July 12, 1973 in Sterling Heights, MI. He married Elizabeth V. Dearden. She was born April 7, 1895 in England and died April 15, 1983 in Sterling Heights, MI.

Helen Hoobler was born 1915 in OH.

Richard L. Hoobler was born August9, 1917 in OH and died June 8, 1987.

William D. Hoobler was born September 12, 1918 in OH and died June 29, 1990.

John K. Hoobler was born December 28, 1923 in OH and died June 17, 2001.

Harvey Albert Hoobler was born August 7, 1927 in OH and died March 8, 1998 in South Lyon, MI. He married Odeal Ellen Chouinard.

Sharon Ann Hoobler was born October 18, 1948 in Detroit, MI.

Patricia Marie Hoobler was born May 1, 1951 in Detroit, MI.

Dawn Carol Hoobler was born August 19, 1955 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Harvey Brent Hoobler was born March 7, 1959 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Stephen Thomas Hoobler was born October 28, 1971 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Robert hoobler died as a teenager from TB.

Eldean (Dean) Hoobler

Ralph Hoobler

Ernest Samuel Hoobler was born December 2, 1895 in 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.

Harry L. Uhl was born February 14, 1893 in Jewett, OH and died February 12, 1964 in Stark County, OH. He married Edna I. unknown. She was born September 16, 1895 in OH and died March 31, 1973 in Stark County, OH.

Harold Uhl was born 1914 in OH.

Earl L. Uhl was born 1918 in OH.

Madaline Uhl was born 1922 in OH.

Robert Uhl was born 1925 in OH.

William E. Uhl was born January 9, 1897 in Jewett, OH and died August 4, 1972 in Muskinggum County, OH. He married Mabelle unknown. She was born April 2, 1904 in OH and died October 6, 1978 in Muskinggum County, OH.

Granville Ross Uhl was born January 7, 1901 in OH and died March 20, 1988 in Dover, OH. He married Nola M. Harper. She was born May 1, 1899 in OH and died September 19, 1995 in Dover, OH.

Seina Marie Uhl was born 1904 in OH.

Mary E. Uhl was born 1906 in OH.

Charles Uhl was born 1909 in OH.

Esther M. Uhl was born 27, 1911 in East Sparta, OH and died January 23, 1999. She married Marion Harvey. He died February 12, 1977.

Ona M. Uhl was born 1919 in Stark County, OH.

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.

William C. Little was born 1906 in OH.

Elva M. Little was born 1908 in OH.

Bessie O. Little was born 1909 in OH.

James K. Little was born April 1910 in Stark County, OH.

Violet Little was born 1922 in Stark County, 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.

Ann E. Hoobler was born 1841.

Eleanor Hoobler was born 1844.

Mary Hoobler was born 1847.

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.

Nancy Merryman.

William Merryman both buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery east of Smithfield.

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. Our thanks to Gene R. Hoobler for the research, chronology and the writing of this page.

2. The writer is indebted to Dorothy (Newcomer) Hoobler of St. Marys, Kansas for sharing the family notes of the late Eric P. White (great-great grandson of Adam Hoobler). And to the late William (Bill) Hoobler of Hammondsville, Ohio for finding the recorded will of Adam Hoobler.

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.