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Jacob Huber

Biographical Information

Jacob was the son of Hans Huber and Barbel 'Barbara' Lier *(abt 1662 Uerzlikon, Kappel, Zürich, Switzerland- after 1700 Switzerland). Barbara's parents were Jagli Lier/ Luyer and Elsbeth Strebel. Jacob immigrated with his father to Lancaster County and took over the family homestead by 1745. He was married first to Anna (?). His second wife was Anna Leininger (1695-1738 Lancaster County PA). Anna was baptized in the Catholic Church on January 16 1695 at Kirchheimbolanden, Pfalz, Bayern, Switzerland. According to several online family trees, Anna Leininger was the daughter of Jacob Philippi or Phillipp Jacob Leininger (Feb 1 1627 Lichtenberg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France-Nov 1 1710 Mietesheim) and Anna Catherina (1648 Mietesheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France-October 26, 1713 Mietesheim. Note that this would mean her father was about 68 years of age and her mother about 47 when she was born. It is more likely that Anna was the daughter of one of Jacob's older sons- Hans Phillipp Leininger (1677-April 24, 1741 Mietesheim) or Hans George Leininger (1678-July 14, 1733).

Jacob and Anna moved to Martic Township, where he took up a tract of several hundred acres of vacant land. He later built a grist mill which his son and grandson operated. In was subsequently known as Strohm' s Mill (rebuilt by David Strohm in 1784).

The known children of Jacob and his first wife were:

  1. John Huber (abt 1723, New Holland, Earl Twp-April 1791 Earl Twp PA) married Margaret
  2. Martin Huber (1725 Earl Twp-April 21 1785 Earl Twp) second wife was Magdalena Musser
  3. Anna Huber Gingrich (abt 1720) married Joseph 'Yost' Gingrich
  4. Maria Huber Eberly (1724 Earl Twp) married Jacob Eberly
  5. Barbara Huber Stetzler (1722) married Philip Stetzler
  6. Margaret Huber Winter (1733) married John Winter

The known children of Jacob and his second wife Anna Leininger were:

  1. Catherine Huber (abt 1734)
  2. Christian Huber (abt 1740 PA)
  3. Mary Magdalene Huber (abt 1742 Earl Twp)
  4. Jacob Huber Born (abt 1746 Lanc Co PA-Nov 30 1808 Martic Twp PA) married Barbara
  5. Mathias Huber (1748 Earl Twp-Oct 25 1825 Hoover Gap TN) married Maria Gfeller

Jacob died in Martic, Providence Township, Lancaster County. Burial location on the family homestead in Martic was described by Harry M. Hoover, The Huber-Hoover Family History (1928), page 45.

Note~year of birth is an estimate based on the consensus of family trees that Jacob was born in Germany or Switzerland between 1698 and 1700.

*Some family trees have Margaret Koch (1672-1845) as his mother. Margaret would have to be his father's second wife.


Genealogy of Jacob's father and his wives (not on Findagrave):

(1)married Barbel 'Barbara' Lier (abt 1662 Uerzlikon, Kappel, Zürich, Switzerland - died after 1700) on September 2 1685 in Hausen, Zürich, Switzerland [extensive Lier/Huber/Neff ancestry of Barbara is at Rootsweb on the scrupulously researched tree done by Janet and Robert Wolfe*. Or, viewable by surname at]

Known children of Hans and Barbel:

  1. Jacob Huber (abt 1698/1700-
  2. Anna Huber (before Feb 21 1686)
  3. Hans Heinrich Huber (abt 1687)
  4. Barbara Huber (abt 1691)
  5. Hanseli Huber (abt 1696)

(2)married Margaret Koch (1672/76 Schwarenegg, Switzerland) in about 1700 in Switzerland and immigrated to America together (his first wife Barbel was alive in 1700)

Known children of Hans and Margaret (Jacob's half-siblings):

6-Catharine Huber (1704)
7-Magdalena Huber (1706)
8-Margaret Huber (1708)
9-Christiana Huber (abt 1711 Switzerland-1802 PA) married Samuel Groff (1708 Switzerland - 1774 York Co. PA), then George Bear (abt 1715 - 1811 )
10-Anna Elizabeth Huber (Jan 23 1712-1779) married Marcus Groff (Aug 1712 Germantown, Philadelphia, PA-Nov 2 1791 Earl Twp, Lancaster County, PA)

*The information regarding the first marriage of Hans Huber seems to be from this published research~

Jane Evans Best, "Swiss Roots of the Neff, Weber, and Huber Families," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (October, 1990), pgs 16-31.


IMPORTANT NOTE~After this memorial was tediously researched and written up, a duplicate memorial wrongly placed as a 'non-cemetery burial' location was discovered. Those types of unknown burials do NOT show up when doing a search for existing Huber memorials anywhere in the entire state of Pennsylvania. I linked daughter Maria to her mother, 'Mrs. Jacob Huber'. But this memorial remains to her father as it was correctly labeled in the Huber Family Cemetery. He is a very significant immigrant ancestor to many and this information on my memorial is provided to note discrepancies in his birth family (specifically noting his father's two wives). The other contributor also IGNORED my polite correspondence suggesting we merge our memorials into one.

Date of Birth
1699 (speculative)
Place of Birth
Germany or Switzerland
Date of Death
Place of Death
Martic, Providence Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA

Huber Family Homestead Graveyard
Pleasant Grove, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA

Birth Coordinates

Germany or Switzerland

Germany or Switzerland

Family Tree