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This group is dedicated to Jacob Hochstetler, the 1738 Swiss German immigrant, and his approximately one million descendants.

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Hochstetler ancestry

Started by Jonas Jr Hostetler. Last reply by Thomas Kanagie Jun 28, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Mark Hochstetler on April 26, 2021 at 11:05am

Hi Al, No connections are known by me, but since the descendants of Jacob Hochstetler are estimated to total over one million in the U.S., the odds are pretty good the Easterday family has married into the Hochstetler family at some point. The Hochstetlers came from Switzerland in 1738. They are Swiss, not German, so there is no known connection to the Stuttgart area of Germany.

Comment by Al Dawson on April 25, 2021 at 10:30am

May I ask:  any intersection with EASTERDAY (Ostertag) families?  Many of those families lived near Stuttgart.  There are supposedly 12 migrations: mine in 1828

- Al (  NOT IN FACEBOOK, so thank you for your page!

Al Dawson, Iowa City, Iowa - MA, Victorian History, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1973
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Comment by Sara N Martin on December 24, 2020 at 2:48am

I do belong to the FB group for JHFA, thanks.  I am taking a couple of classes here at NIGS and one of my course suggestions was to join a group.  I found this one while searching.

Comment by Mark Hochstetler on December 23, 2020 at 1:21pm

Hi Sara, Yes, not much activity. Social media has basically made these specialty sites redundant. Although it doesn't have ton of activity, the Facebook page for the Hochstetler Family Association (JHFA) is somewhat active.

Comment by Sara N Martin on December 23, 2020 at 12:44am

Hi, Mark.  I see this group hasn't had activity for about a decade!  My mom is a Hostetler and I am one of many descendants of Jacob Hochstetler.

Comment by Hillary Marvier on April 7, 2011 at 11:31am
I'm a Hostetler desendant.  I am on the line of Christian>>Abraham>>Catherine who married Benjamin Hardman, they had son David N. Hardman who md Nancy Royse, they had daughter Verlinda Ellen Hardman who md David Henderson Jenkins, They had my Grandmother Ethel Talore Jenkins.
Comment by Evelyn VanNoy on October 14, 2009 at 8:27pm
I have Christian-- Abraham--Catherine. Catherine md Benjamin Hardman, nephew of Abraham and his wife Agnes Hardman.
Comment by Spencer Miller on August 16, 2009 at 2:23pm
I have Christian> Christian> Micheal>.....but then my line follows Joseph Stutzman from there.
Comment by Cheri Hopkins on August 15, 2009 at 9:20pm
Ours is Jacob Hochstedler> Barbara Hochstedler>Christian Stutzman>Christian Stutzman>Michael Stutzman>Michael Stutzman>Sarah Stutzman>Barbara E. Troyer>Alda Smith. It will be fun to see what shows up here!
Comment by Thomas Kanagie on August 14, 2009 at 8:28pm
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I have several genealogies that I would be willing to do look-ups in. Jacob Hochstedler, Barbara Hochstedler, Hertzler-Hartzler, The Brennemans, John J. Darr, Christian Gnaegi/Gnagey, Peachey-Beachey. Also have the 3 volume set of German Pioneers - ships lists to Philadelphia for 1727 to 1805. I hope this might be helpful. Tom K.

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