1. HANS MIEHLL1 HAUER was born 1697 in Baden, Germany, and died 1759 in Berks County, PA. He married ANNA MARIA WENDEL in Germany. She was born in Germany.
He was the son of Christopher Hauer and Philipina Petri. He is listed has having been imported from Rotterdam on the ship William in 1737. He left a plantation in Windsor Township.
2. GEORGE FREDERICH2 HAUER (HANS MIEHLL1) was born 1720 in Baden, Germany, and died 1797 in Hauertown, Pennsylvania. He married MARIA ELISABETH WENNER 1745 in Berks County, PA, daughter of NICHOLAS WINDER and ANNA MARIA. She was born 1728 in Germany, and died 1803 in Hauertown, Pennsylvania.He sailed from Amsterdam on the Ship William, arriving in Philadelphia on October 21 1737. He and his brother bought a parcel of land in Philadelphia county in 1744. In May of 1754 he owned 25 acres in Berks County. A 1767 deed shows Land granted 13 May 1767 to Frederick HOWER of Albany Twp, Berks Co, PA, yeoman, & George LILLY (brother-in-law); of the same place, yeoman, 106 lbs and 141 acres for 124 pounds in Allen Twp.
He on the Albany Tax list from 1754-1771. In 1767 he owned 98 acres, 3 horses, 2 cattles, and 3 sheep. He owned lot #306 in Indianland, Northampton.
In 1770 He bought about 181 acres in Allen township for 1624 pounds. This was in the area known as Howertown. He was an innkeeper and farmer. He appears on the Allen township taxes list after 1772. He and Elizabeth sold land to John Frederick in Allen township in 1785.
He fought in the revolutionary war and is buried in Zion's Stone Church, Kredersville, Northampton, PA. He was a private first class and fought in the following battles: Assumpick, Brandywine, Princeton, Germantown, White Marsh, Monmouth and Red Bank under Colonel Seigfried.
His will was dated 1/8/1791. He left nothing more to his sons as he had already provided for them. He leaves to his beloved wife "Mary Elizabeth one hundred pounds of good and legal money of Pennsylvania in gold or silver, of to be of the first income of my Estate after my Decease, and to of and for her own use and behoof for ever. Item I give and bequeath upon my said wife my House Clock which I possess now and three stove shares with all the pipes as they are in the house now, likewise a cow and all the kitchen furniture that she may be in need of, likewise two beds and bedstades, Further is she to have the seat and Dwelling during her natural life in the East part of the new Dwelling House where I reside now, that is the Hintermost Room and Chamber, and half of the cellar ? under the same during her life immolested, likewise Liberty to use the Garret as much as she is in need;"
Inventory of the Goods of Frederick Hauer Included:
three stoves with their pipes
2 pewter dishes and 6 pewter plates eight books
2 pairs ? and weights two tables
2 tubs wedges
4 chairs One eight day clock and case
150 feet walnut boards two beds and bedstades
6 old flower casks chest of fire shoots and tongs
spoons, teacups, saucers and earthenware axe, hoe and fork
wearing apparel one horse
one cow one stear
two flock of sheep
Among the Debts due the estate
Henry Miller 200
John Federick Hower 37
Total value 344 pounds 4 shilling and 1 pence
Exc: Wife Mary Elizabeth & son John HOWER; Issue: John Frederick; Nicholaus; John; Mary; Mentions Charles Haffey. Witness: Henneckel Hower, William Kromer (decd.) & Peter Buche.
BURIAL: Frederich HAUER b:9 Dec 1720 d: 30 Jul 1797; Stone Church Burial; Allen Twp Northampton Co, PA. Film:1305859-09; *Tombstone has Rev War Soldier Marker.
TOMBSTONE: Friederich HAUER b: 9 Dec 1720- d:3 July 1797; Wf: Mary-Elizabeth: chd: John-Frederick; John-NICHOLAS; John; & Mary. *Stone Ch. .
. PROBATE: Will: WB:3:107:1797 Friderick HOWER Allen Twp, Northampton Co, PA; Exc: Wife Mary Elizabeth & son John HOWER; Issue: John Frederick; Nicholaus; John; Mary; Mentions Charles Haffey. Witness: Henneckel Hower, William Kromer (decd.) & Peter Buche. Film:#0946457 FHL.
TRADE: Innkeep & farmer. Resident in Allen Township, Northampton County, PA.
MAP: Frederick HAUER 1767 lot #306 Indianland, Northampton County, PA. 1996c.
DEED: F1:157:1767 Land granted 13 May 1767 to Frederick HOWER of Albany Twp, Berks Co, PA, yoeman, & George LILLY (bil); of the same place, yeoman, 106 lbs, 141 A 124p land in Allen Twp; Witness 1 June 1767; Rec 19 June 1787; Northamptn Co, PA; Film:#0953685. *12/1996c. *[Note George Lilly & Frederick HAUER are married to WENNER sisters formerly of Albany Twp; Berks Co, PA].
TAXES 1754-1768: Frederick HAUER Tax List, Albany Twp; Berks Co, PA; p.137.
TAXES 1752: Fredrick HOWER tax list Albany Twp; Berks Co, PA.
TAXES 1756: Frederick HAUER tax list Albany Twp.
TAXES 1759: Frederick HAUER tax 2; Albany Twp; Berks Co, PA.
TAXES 1767: Frederick HAUER 98A 3h 2c 3c tax Albany Twp, Berks Co, PA; p.19*97c.
TAXES 1770-1771 Frederick HAUER tax list Albany Twp; p.273.
TAXES: 1772-1785-1786-1788 Frederick HOWER. Allen Twp; Northampton Co, PA.
WENNER, NICHOLAS; Albany 6 June 1758; 24 May 1760; To son ANDREW, the land surveyed on warrant 29 Dec 1739; Also the land surveyed on warrant 13 Dec 1750, adjoining the above. He paying to son-in-law Frederick HAUER 20 Lbs.; Provided wife MARIA. CTA to ANDREAS and Anna Maria WENNER, son and widow of Testator Witness: Henrich Ritter, Tobias Stableton, & Henrich Christ.
1790 C: Han Fraderick HOWER 2-1-5; Allen Twp; Northampton Co, PA; p.168; C3 L20.
Notes for MARIA ELISABETH WENNER: She was recorded as Mariliss when immigrated with her family in 1734.
Will Elizabeth HOWER: 1803 Widow of Frederick Hower now of Nazaretha Twp; Dau' Anamaria wife Michael Shortz receives all. Signed 11 Sept 1803 Elizabeth (X) HOWER; Witnesses Jonas Hartzell; William Turston; Jacob Long; Proven 12 Dec 1803; Northampton Co, PA
She is also buried in the Zion Stone Church Cemetery.
3. JOHAN FREDERICH3 HAUER (GEORGE FREDERICH2, HANS MIEHLL1) was born 1748 in Berks County, PA, and died 1799 in Turbotville, PA. He married MARIA BARBARA HOLLENBACH?. She was born 1757 in Berks County, PA, and died 1804 in Turbotville, PA. Johann Friderich Hauer Birth/Baptism Date: 1 Sep 1748
Location: Moselem Lutheran Church, Ontelaunee Township County: Berks
Father: Georg Frid Hauer Mother: Mar. Elis Wener
John Frederick Hauer married Maria Barbara. They sold their property in Allen township in 1791 for 1800 pounds. and he bought 400 acres of land from Michael Freeland in Northumberland county. He moved there shortly after the fall of Fort Freeland. One of their sons was John A. Hower. Some Howers were buried on this farm. He appears on the Allen Township census in 1790 as Han Fraderick Hower.
His will was proved Oct. 14. 1801 in Turbot. Wife Barbara. Son John. Daughter Mary, wife of Tobias Shirtz. Minor daughter--Maria, Rachel and Hannah. He owned a grist mill and a saw mill. Executors wife Barbara, son John.
Fredk Hower's Will: In the Name of God Amen I John Frederick Hower of the county of Northumberland Township of Turbet & State of Pennsylvania, being in a sick & low condition, but sound in mind and memory, being also fully convinced of the uncertainty of life & the certainity death & of a state of future existence beyond the Grave; Do commit my sould into the hands of God, who gave it, & my body to the dust to be buried by my Executors in a decent, & Christian manner in the hopes of obtaining, through Christ Jesus a glorious resurection from the grave, & as to such worldly Goods as God has been please to bless me with< I order & it is my will that they be disposed of in the following manner. Imprimis it is my will that my lawful debts & funeral expenses be paid by my Executors. Item I give and bequesth unto my dearly beloved wife Barbara all my household and kitchen furniture & two milch cows to her to her heir & assignees forever. -- Item I give & bequesth unto my son John Hauer all the residue of my Estate both Real and personal to him his heirs (his mark) & assignees, forever he paying the several sums and legacies herein after ? I give and bequesth unto my daughter Mary wife of Tobias Shurtz & my daughters Maria, Rachel and Hannah each the Sum of Six hundread Pounds to paid in manner following, viz to my daughter Mary wife of Tobias Shirtz one hundred pounds to be paid by my son John Hauer, his Heirs, Extors or Adms, to my daughter Maria one hundred pounds in the seventh year as foresaid, to my daughter Rachel one hundred pounds in the eighth year as aforesaid one hundred pounds, in the ninth year as aforeaid to my daughter Hannah one hundred pounds, & one hundred pounds yearly to be paid to each of my aforesaid daughters their Heirs or assignees beginning at the oldest N& and so to the younges until the full sum of six hundred pounds each is completed & if it should so happen that any of my daughters should decease before the arive at the age of twenty one years or be married before they be twenty one years of age & have no issue they their part to be equally divided amongst my surviving daughters. -- Item I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Barbara one half of the Incomes & profits of my gristmill & saw mill for and during her natural life my sone John & her bearing an equal part of the expences in repairing the said mill's dam & race-- Item I order will & allow me son John Hauer to build or procure a comfortable house for my said wife Barbara to dwell in & to find sufficient firewood laid at the door of s. house & to pasture two mich cows & find sufficient hay for s. cows for & during her natural life.--I also hereby give full power a& authority to my herein aftermentioned Executors & the survivor of them to sell& despose of & to sign seal & deliver in due form of law any deed or dees of Conveyance for my house & lot in Milton & also for the messuage and tenement held in partnership between me & Tobias Shirtz, now in the Tenure & occupation of Michael Smith, & the monies arising from the sale of asid lands and tenemoents to be at the disposal of my son John Hauer & apply ? towards my just debts & legacies aforesd--Item, I order will & allow my son John Hauer his Heirs executors & Amds to give to each of my daughters Maria, Rachel & Hannah four years after my decease when married or when they arrive at twenty one years two milch cows & thirty pounds cash each to them their Heirs & asignees forever, over and above the several sum or sums of cash already mentioned--And I do constitute and appoint my beloved wife Barbara Hauer and my dutiful son John Hauer executors of the my last will and testament, & I do ratify, ordain & appoint this to be my last will and testament & I do herey revoke & ? Wills & Testaments by me formerly made, appointing & confirming this alone to be my last Will & Testment. In testimony where of I have here unto set my hand affixed my seal this 18th day of July in the year of our Lord 1799. Signed sealed & published.
Witnesses James Allison John Innis John Gibbin
Notes for MARIA BARBARA HOLLENBACH?: Her will was written October seventh 1804 and witnessed by Phillipe Metter and Henry Krips. John A. Hower and James Allsion were executors. Her final provision is that the property that is not specified left to her daughters and son John should be sold and the proceeds are to be divided equally among all her daughters with the exception "respecting Hannah as before mentioned". Perhaps there were other provisions for Hannah that resulted in her receiving the property on which the Hower Slote house was built.
It appears that the final worth of the items to be sold was 165 plus pounds. Most were bought by family members. Alex Lock (Slott) bought her "wallnet" dining table.
Her surname is not verified. However, circumstances point to her as Johan's wife. Her father was Johannes Georg Hollenback, born 1707 in Germany and died aft. 1785 in Pennsylvania. The family arrived in this country in 1753. Anna Bos was her mother.
4. MARIA JOHANNA4 HOWER (JOHAN FREDERICH3 HAUER, GEORGE FREDERICH2, HANS MIEHLL1) was born 1790 in Allen Twp., PA, and died Aft. 1840 in St. Joseph County, Michigan. She married JAMES LOCKE SLOTE, son of ALEXANDER SLOTT and SARAH A.. He was born 1783 and died 1839 in Turbotville, PA.
Some sources incorrectly refer to her as Suhannah. Although there was someone by that name it was not Hannah, wife of James Slote.
Notes for MARIA JOHANNA HOWER: She was called Hannah. She appears in the 1840 and 1850 St. Jospeh County, MI federal census.
Descendants of Hans Miehll Hauer