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Subject: Re: Can't believe I'm asking, but here goes...
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 00:57:44 EST
In a message dated 1/27/2006 12:35:20 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Subject: Can't believe I'm asking, but here goes...
A friend (my college roommate) edits a local weekly newspaper and is asking
me for examples of "The Three Brothers" stories that really happened.
I, of course, have my own...any others out there?
Yes. Johann Jacob Hofheintz arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Two
Brothers in 1751 and settled in Bucks County, PA. Twelve years later his two
brothers Johann Adam and Johann Daniel "emigrated from the Upper Rhine country to
America, arriving at Philadelphia on the ship Pallas, November 25, 1763.
Daniel settled in Lancaster County, where he married a sister of the Rev. Wagner
of the German Reformed Church. Adam began farming near Reading . About 1780 he
removed to Dover Twp., York County, losing in the interval all his means
through the depreciation of the Continental money."--History of York Co. by
Later, Adam and Daniel migrated to North Carolina where their name evolved
to HUFFINES/HUFFINE. The descendants of these two brothers spread throughout
The brother I descend from--Adam, remained in York County, PA, and most of
his descendants spell the surname HOFFHEINS.
There is a possibility that a fourth brother, Jost, also immigrated at some
point because we find a Joseph Hofheintz who we think could be Jost living in
America--but we haven't been able to prove with any certainty that he is
actually Jost, the brother of Jacob, Adam, and Daniel.