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Jacob Hochstetler– Preface

From: Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler the Immigrant of 1736, by Rev. Harvey Hostetler, D.D., Elgin, Illinois, Brethren Publishing House, 1912, pp. 9-13. http://books.google.com/books/about/Descendants_of_Jacob_Hochstetler_the_imm.html?id=Q_RUAAAAMAAJ  as viewed on 8-4-2013. Jacob Hochstetler Immigrant of 1736 Preface The Religious Life of Our Ancestor. It is fitting that the … Continue reading

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Jeff Hostetler

from wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hostetler William Jeffrey Hostetler (born April 22, 1961) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins. His nickname is “Hoss.” College career Penn State Hostetler started his career at Penn State, where he started two games … Continue reading

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Thomas Nuzum 1706-1791

from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82469708 Birth: Sep. 29, 1706 County Wexford, Ireland Death: 1791[1] Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA THOMAS NUZUM was born at Co. Wexford, Ireland 29 September 1706; died at Nether Providence, Chester, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania before 28 July 1791 when … Continue reading

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Richard Nuzum 1734-1822

from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=82470217 Birth: Nov. 22, 1734 County Wexford, Ireland Death: Jul. 22, 1822 Colfax Marion County West Virginia, USA RICHARD NUZUM (Thomas) was born in Co. Wexford, Ireland 22 November 1734 possibly near Dublin; died at Colfax, Marion Co., Virginia … Continue reading

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Henry M. Stemple 1827-1871

Henry Martin Stemple The ship “Samuel,” arrived in Philadelphia, August 30, 1737, with three generations of Stemples: grandfather Nicholas, father Johann Peter, and son Johann Gottfried. After settling in Aurora, Virginia (now in Preston County, West Virginia), Gottfried would serve in … Continue reading

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Stemple Family

from: http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles?Action=user_view&db=hurheral_articles&id=25586 THE STEMPLES COME TO CALHOUN by Bob Weaver, Editor, The Hur Herald (09/01/2012) THE STEMPLES COMETH The life and times of the Stemple family will more likely be remembered since their ancestral log cabin now rests at the county park … Continue reading

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Godfrey Stemple 1718-1798

Another veteran of the Revolutionary War was Godfrey Stemple. Stemple’s Ridge in Preston County, West Virginia, is named for him. He was the son of Jacob Stemple and Maria Elizabeth Schneider, and was born 20 Jan 1727 in Wittenberg, Germany (the Palatinate region). With … Continue reading

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Nuzum Family

Where’s the Love? Many in the Nuzum family were Huguenots— French Calvinists who emigrated to Ulster, Ireland in the late 1600’s. It seems that with the new zeal that came with Calvinism, a lot of people could have done a better job at … Continue reading

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Hungarian Ancestry

Most Hungarians who came to America prior to World War I came from the northern Hungary. One of the earliest, Michael de Kovats, was the founder of the United States Cavalry, and was part of the American Revolution. The major emigration … Continue reading

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Jacob Prickett

From http://www.wvpics.com/prickett.htm— Captain Jacob Prickett was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in the year of 1722. He is said to have been 5’10,” and to have weighed about 180 pounds. Jacob had “stiff” black hair, and black eyes, and it is noted … Continue reading

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