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Unknown Hochstetler

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mammern, Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Schweiz (Switzerland)
Death: September 20, 1757 (56)
Northkill, Berks County, Pennsylvania (Murder by stabbing and scalping at the hands of native Americans)
Place of Burial: Shartlesville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christopher Lorentz and Maria Catherina Lorentz
Wife of Jacob H. Hochstetler, II
Mother of John Hochstetler; Anna Barbara Stutzman; Jacob Hochstetler, III; Joseph Hochstetler; Reverend Christian Hostetler and 2 others

Occupation: Homemaker
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About Unknown Hochstetler

From Steven Ray Johns:

https://gw.geneanet.org/tostini?lang=en&n=hochstetler&oc=0&...

Also see the "Mrs. Jacob Hochstetler" findagrave site: Note: Her name was not "Eva Lorentz" as some persons have suggested. The surname was speculation by the author of the original Hochstetler genealogy, and has been thoroughly disproved. Likewise, "Eva" was proven to be the wife of an entirely different Jacob Hochstetler who lived in adjoining Lancaster County, and who was not of the Amish faith.

In Jacob's Choice, Ervin Stutzman says "We have no record of the name of Jacob's first wife. Educated guesses, rather than historical records, led the editors of the 2007 version of Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies to list her name as Anna Burki" (p. 353).

I know that the Hochstetler book suggests that Anna may have been a Lorentz, but, according to my brother Loren, who has been doing serious genealogy for more than a decade, informed me that this has since been proven false. But it is not known who her parents were.


From Joanna Ladson:

There is a Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler Facebook page. If you search for Lorentz on that page, there is some really good info given by Dan Hochstetler. Jacob and his wife's profiles need to both be changed but I'm relatively new to this website and I don't want to mess things up or make people mad:-) Dan also provides reasoning that Jacob came over on the Charming Nancy instead of the ship Harle, thus making his date of birth different. I have also never found Jacob's parents' names anywhere. Just wondering where this information came from. This is a great project to work on during quarantine!


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Date and place of death have also been (erroneously?) reported to be an unspecified date at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Killed by Indians in 1757. See biography for husband Jacob for detailed account of the incident.


Catharina Feutoldern was born Abt. 1680 in Katholisch, Mammern,Thurgau,Switzerland. She married Christoph Lorentz.

Children of Catharina Feutoldern and Christoph Lorentz are:

+Ann Lorentz, b. January 03, 1700/01, Katholisch, Mammern,Thurgau,Switzerland, d. September 20, 1757, Lancaster, Pa.


Killed by Indians on a raid 19 Sep 1857.


Anna Lorentz Hochstetler Birth: Jan. 3, 1701, Switzerland Death: Sep. 21, 1757 Shartlesville Berks County Pennsylvania, USA

Killed and scalped by Indians.


Family links:

Parents:
 Christoph Lorentz (1680 - ____)
 Catharina Feutoldern Lorentz (1680 - ____) 
Spouse:
 Jacob Hochstetler (1704 - 1782)
Children:
 Barbara Hochstedler Stutzman (1732 - 1787)*
 Joseph Hochstetler (1742 - 1812)

Burial: Hochstetler Massacre Burial Site Shartlesville Berks County Pennsylvania, USA Created by: Daryl Mallett & Barbara ... Record added: Jun 15, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 38361487


[ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42684702/jacob-hochstetler]

Wife of Jacob Hochstetler. Her given name has never been found, but was possibly Anna, as each of her surviving children gave this name to a daughter. Researchers for the HHH Newsletter have uncovered clues indicating that her maiden name MAY have been Berkey, but it is still unproven at this time.

She immigrated to America 9 November 1738, on the ship Charming Nancy, with her husband and eldest son and daughter. Prior to the immigration, the family was living along the Rhine, probably in what is now France.

She was killed, along with two of her children, by a small party of Delaware Indians in the early morning hours. Her husband and two sons were taken captive, but all returned home within 10 years.

Survived by her husband Jacob Sr., sons John, Joseph and Christian, and daughter Barbara Stutzman. Descendants of this unknown woman number in the hundreds of thousands today, and Hochstetler reunions are held yearly, attracting members worldwide.

Her husband Jacob was born ca. 1712 and died in 1776 in Lebanon Twp., Lancaster County. It is believed that he may have been buried on his last farm, but that will probably remain unproven as the farm was later inundated as part of a dam project.

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Note: Her name was not "Eva Lorentz" as some persons have suggested. The surname was speculation by the author of the original Hochstetler genealogy, and has been thoroughly disproved. Likewise, "Eva" was proven to be the wife of an entirely different Jacob Hochstetler who lived in adjoining Lancaster County, and who was not of the Amish faith.

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Unknown Hochstetler's Timeline

1701
January 3, 1701
Mammern, Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Schweiz
1730
1730
Schwarzenburg, Bern, Schweiz
1732
January 1, 1732
Schweiz
1736
September 1, 1736
Sharlesville, Pennsylvania, United States
1742
August 1, 1742
Northkill, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1746
February 13, 1746
Upper Bern, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States