The Byerland Hubers / Hoovers

Haplogroup: R-M512 also identified as M198 or R-1a1a

Hoover Farm, Ringgold, MD

The John Hoover farm near Ringgold, Maryland

Descendants of the Byerland Mennonite Hubers / Hoovers included Jacob and Barbara (Schenk) Hoover who settled in Rainham Township, Upper Canada, in the 1790s, John and Maria Hoover who settled at Ringgold, Maryland, Abraham and Christina (Martin) Hoover of Elkhard, Indiana, and many other Hoover families including the minister Paul and Myrtle (Good) Hoover of Indiana, minister of Marion and Wilma (Horst) Hoover of Ohio, minister Martin and Margaret (Musser) Hoover of Elkhart, Indiana, etc.

The Hubers in the Byerland area, a good number of whom joined the United Brethren in Christ during the late 1700s and early 1800s, maintained the original spelling of our name. Abraham and Magdalena (Guth) Huber of the Marticville United Brethren congregation, south of the Pequea, and the Mennonite minister John Huber who married Maria Huber, residents of the original Byerland Huber farm, were both descendants of the R-M512 line.

The David and Moses Hoover families of Jessamine Creek, Kentucky carry the R-M512 marker, as well as the family of William and Susan (Troxel) Hoover, the man who operated the Hoover vacuum cleaner factory in Ohio.

Huber Hotel

Huber Hotel, near Lititz, Pennsylvania

Hans Ulrich Huber (1697-1760) who lived with his wife Barbara in Lititz, Pennsylvania, carried the R-M512 marker. Their descendants were the Hubers of Rocky Spring, north of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Abraham Huber who married Lydia Hoover from Rainham Township, Ontario, Peter Hoover who settled in Oxford County, Ontario, and Henry Hoover of Berlin, Ontario, a great help amongst the African-American refugees of the Queen’s Bush during the years of the Underground Railroad.

John Hoover

John and Pamelia Hoover, Huron County, Ontario, Canada — mid-1800s

Also carrying the R-M512 marker are the Hoovers of East Wawanosh Township, Huron County, Ontario, the Hoovers of Adolphustown, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, and David and Catherine (Hartle) Hoover of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, with many descendants (non-Anabaptist) throughout North America.

The family of Johann Peter Huber (1700-1731) of Freinsheim in the Kuhrpfalz, also non-Anabaptist, remained in Germany until they settled in Ohio in the mid-1800s. Descendants of this family, carrying the R-M512 marker, have kept the name Huber and are exact genetic matches with the Hoovers of Rainham Township, Ontario, Canada.

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