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Hans Howry (Hauri)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Schöftland, Kulm District, Aargau, Switzerland
Death: before March 30, 1737
Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Hauri "the Woolweaver" and Elsbeth Hauri
Husband of Anna Hauri
Father of Hans Haury; Ulrich Haury; Veronica "Frena" Neff; Elizabeth Howry; Jacob Howry and 2 others
Brother of Ulrich "Uli" Hauri; Jakob Hauri; Salome Daetwyler and Hans Ulrich* Howry
Half brother of Melchior Hauri

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About Hans Howry

S_M NWN From Lenzburg, Aargan (Aargau), Switzerland. Married Ann, 1690~,, (i1711) ^ Hans and his wife and his brother Ulrich immigrated to PA in 1711. Took out patents for 300 acres near Strasburg, PA on Feb. 18, 1717. Will probated Aug. 3, 1737

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Most researchers believe that Hans and Ulrich Hauri, probably sons of Hans the Woolweaver, a Mennonite, left Rotterdam, Holland and arrived in Philadelphia 24 August 1717. Martin Kendig, one of the original colonists in 1709, returned to Europe in 1715 and brought back 300 new colonists in 1717. The brothers Hans and Ulrich Hauri were apparently among this group. I have not discovered a way to prove this, as Rupp's lists only go back to 1727. However, Hans was granted land on 18 February 1717, so he (and perhaps they) must have arrived before that date. Hans lived at the Pequea Settlement. On 18 February 1718 "Hans Hawry" received a land patent from William Penn for 350 acres north of the "Taylor Tract" and of Strasburg Square, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [Lancaster Co. Deed Bk.; Eshleman.]


As "Hans Haure" he appears in 1718 on the first assessment of Conestoga (at Strasburg in what is now Lancaster County), under the heading "Conestogoe rate, Dutch Inhabitants" [Espenshade tax lists.] Conestoga included all of Lancaster County from Strasburg to the river, and as far north as what is now Manheim. "Woolrick Howry, " probably Hans' brother, also appears at Conestoga the same year [Espenshade tax lists.] Ulrich Howry died in 1723, leaving his estate to his wife Barbara and to his brothers, who must have included Hans.


Hans also appears on the 1719, 1724 and 1726 tax assessments of Strasburg. [Espenshade tax lists.] Lancaster Tax Records shows:


Henry Howry 1719 Connestogoe rate [probably a mistake for Hans; Espenshade says "Hans Houre"]


Hance Howry 1720 Conestogoe rate


John Howry 1721 Palatines at Conestogoe


John Howry 1722 East Conestogoe


Hans Howry 1724 Connestogoe rate


H. Howry 1726 Conistogoe rate


Hans died intestate in 1737, holding 300 or 350 of the 350 acres he had been granted. On 30 March 1736/7 the court appointed Michael Shank, Abraham Blazier and Ulrich Brachbill as administrators of the estate of "John Howry." Machael Shank and his wife Barbarah were appointed to inventory the estate. Barbara Schenk was the widow of Hans' brother Ulrich. On 2 September 1746, the Orphans Court in Lancaster County appointed Daniel Fierree, Jacob Groffe, John Miller, and Henry Kendig as appraisers. The estate was valued at £550. After settling the account of Michael Shank and his wife Barbara, "there appears to be in the hands of the administrators the sum of one hundred and six pounds, one shilling and nine pence which is ordered to be distributed as follows: to the widow her thirds, to Frena, wife of Christian Neave, Elizabeth Howry, Jacob Howry the oldest son, Ann and John" [Orphans Court.] Jacob petitioned the court that he be allowed to purchase his father's plantation containing 300 acres. Hans' son John seems to have been underage, as no distribution was made to him, and on 3 (30?) March 1746/47 John chose Jacob Myer as his guardian. On 18 June 1748 the heirs had a patent for their inheritance. [Deed B:558.]


The name Howry during this time period can be found spelled Hauerich, Hauerry, Haure, Haury, Houry, Howery, Howrey, and Howry.


Supplemental note: Meyer, Heinrich born about 1684; Rudelsheim, Germany. He warranted 300 acres in Heidelberg Twp., on Mill Creek Sept. 28, 1738; patented by John Meyer Dec. 11, 1758. married Elizabeth __________


children:


?[1. Jacob Meyer born about 1712; died 1773; Lebanon Twp. married Susanna ________


2. John Meyer born about 1718; died 1786; Heidelberg Twp. married Barbara _________


?[3. Henry Meyer born about 1724; lived in Heidelberg Twp.


Source: Richard W. Davis, Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners, 2:303-304.

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Hans Howry's Timeline

1678
October 5, 1678
Schöftland, Kulm District, Aargau, Switzerland
October 5, 1678
Schöftland, Kulm District, Aargau, Switzerland
1696
1696
1698
1698
Schöftland, Kulm District, Aargau, Switzerland
1716
1716
Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1720
1720
Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1721
1721
Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1723
1723
Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1725
1725
Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States