(John) Hoobler Jr
was born around 1765 in the Tulpehocken Township of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
In 1786, he married Susanna Kochendorffer b. 12 Feb. 1770, daughter of George
Philip Kockendorffer and Christina Kayser. According to census records
they had at least 11 children.
In October of 1812, John Jr. bought 159 acres of land in Jefferson County, Ohio from Jona Buffington, assignee of this federal land. Federal land was recorded at the land office in Marietta, Ohio. On 13 March 1813, John Jr. was issued a patent for this land.
In the spring of 1813, John JR's family along with some of his brothersí families and possibly his father, headed for Steubenville, Ohio. The land office at Steubenville shows records of Michael Hoobler buying the 9th lot of John JR's land recorded 14 May 1813 (But Michael moved on to Dayton, Ohio by 1814). Adam bought land about 3 miles southwest of John Jr.
The 1820 Ohio census shows the John Hoobler Jr. family living in Salem Township of Jefferson County. His federal land records at Marietta pinpoint his land about 12 miles west northwest of Steubenville between the settlements of New Salem (now called Annapolis) and East Springfield. The Unionport Road that connects these two towns runs through John JR's land today.
The 1830 census only shows Susanna as head of household and now living on oldest
sonís, John III, land in North Township of Harrison County. Apparently
John Jr. had died between 1820 and 1830. Land records possibly indicate his
death was around 1824 at the age of 59 years. There is conjecture about the
death of Adam and John. Depending upon which source, one of the brothers
was killed by robbers when taking livestock to market. If this part of the
story is accurate, this writer believes it to be John Jr. who was the victim.
In the 1840 census, Susannaís name does not appear. Only youngest son
David, has part of the land now. Land records would indicate she died in
1831. The graves of John Jr. and Susanna have not been located so far.
III b. 4
Mar.1787, d. 1850ís. War of 1812 veteran. He served in a volunteer
rifle company of the Pa. Militia that crossed the Niagra River into upper Canada
in 1814. As bounty for his service, he was awarded land in 1815 in North
Township of Harrison County Ohio, who he shared with youngest brother David.
He first married Christiana Gutschall, daughter of Frederick Gutschall,
who died in 1828. They had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. Known children:
Samuel b.1810, George b.1816, Margaret b.1820, and John R. b.1826. By 1830, John
III had re-married and moved to Lewis County, Kentucky. His 2nd wifeís name was Margaret b. 1785, d. 20 Feb.1853. By 1850 they had moved
back across the Ohio River to Green Township of Adams County, Ohio where he was
the Postmaster. One known child John and Maragaret was Elizabeth, b. 1830
DAVID b. 1806, d. 19 Feb. 1855, married Mary Lisle on 13 Dec. 1832 in Harrison County, Ohio. He kept part of the land of older brother John III in North Township, Harrison County. Davidís grave is in Harlem Springs, Carroll County, Ohio. 7 children are: Eliza Jane b. 1834, William b. 1837, Thomas b. 1839, John b. 1841, Robert b. 1845, Benton b. 1846, and Francis M. b. 1848.
Berks County Church Records of the 18th Century, vol. 4,
Altalaaha Lutheran Church in Rehrersburg, Family Line Publications, Westminster,