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Joan (Zimmerman) Gustafson (View posts)
Posted: 944995637000
I am interested in contact with any researchers who are descended from Johann Heinrich Hochwarter, b. abt 1678, Switzerland, d. 5/25/1763 in Thaleischweiler, Germany. My direct line is as follows:
Johann Heinrich b. 1678 Switzerland
Johann Valentine,.abt.1710,Thaleischweiler, Zweibrucken, Germany.
Johan Adam, b. 9/2/1742, Chester Co. PA
Heinrich, b. 1/27/1768, Berks Co. PA
Benjamin, b. 3/22/1808, Berks Co. PA
Peter Harrison, b. 8/10/1832, Berks Co. PA
John Peter, b. 6/18/1862, Berks Co. PA
Alta Belle, b. 5/3/1888, Fulton Co. IL


Virginia Howerter (View posts)
Posted: 946985368000
My direct line of ancestors in identical to the one posted.
My family's research had extended back as far as
our ancestors in Germany starting with Valentine
but we were unaware of the Switzerland connection.
We have more information on the
ancestors posted such as marriages, siblings, and so on
if you are interested. Thank you.


Posted: 948275702000
Edited: 1058883249000

My information, concerning the Switzerland connection, for HEINRICH HOHWERTER and wife Anna Maria, came from research done by Ghlee Howerter of Cuba, Illinois. Ghlee is now deceased but he hired extensive research done on the Howerter family. I believe his may be on file at the Parlin/Ingersoll Library in Canton, IL.

It has also been suggested by researcher, Dr. Eager Archivist at Speyer, Germany that Heinrich and Anna Maria possibly could have migrated from Switzerland as many people in this area (called the sickering hohe) had.

These are my 7th great-grandparents. What is your relationship?



Joan Gustafson (View posts)
Posted: 948551249000
Virginia is on a mid-term trip to Germany.
Our infor came from Ghlee also, but may not
be as new as yours. They are my 6th great-grandparents,
Virginia's 7th. our email address is
From Frank H.


Frank Howerter (View posts)
Posted: 948551401000
Previous message email address is wrong, should be Thanks


Posted: 955443862000
Edited: 1011023363000
Our line is the same as yours up to Johan Adam 1742. Then we go to Johan Peter 1772; Peter ?; then John A. 1843; Peter Ammon 1880; Margaret Alvina 1903 married to Emory Leitzel; Russel Elwood Leitzel 1937. Sounds like the same original line.e-mail me at We are in central PA

My Howerter Line

Dorothy (Thielbar) Hibbard (View posts)
Posted: 959326668000
My Howerter line is the same as yours up to Johan Adam. Then I am descended from Johan Peter b. 1772; Solomon b. 1805; Jared b. 1835; Benjamin b. 1870; Jay b.1891; Helen (Thielbar) b.1913. Would like to exchange info with anyone interested.


Posted: 959327822000
Edited: 1058883249000

My Howerter line is as posted in my original query on this board. My g-g-grandfather, Peter Harrison Howerter, migrated from PA before 1870)to Fulton Co. Illinois.

My email is:


Decendant of Adam Howerter

Robin Rathman (View posts)
Posted: 961329971000
I am the granddaughter of George Monroe Howerter. My direct line is as follows:
Johann Valentine (1710).
Johann Adam Sr. b. 1742, Chester Co.
Johann Peter b. Nov. 4 1772 (Upper Mahanoy Township)
Solomon Howerter b. Feb. 1, 1805 (Upper Mahanoy Township)
Amos Howerter b. Oct. 2, 1844 (Upper Mahanoy Township)
George Monroe Howerter b. Jan. 14, 1878 (Upper Mahanoy Township)
Mary Howerter b. 1903 (my grandmother)

I have information about Heinrich. Was Benjamin his son ? I didn't know the Howerter line went back to Switzerland. This part of the family tree is very interesting to me. Please e-mail me. Thank you

Johan Adam Howerter

Posted: 961423402000
Edited: 1058883249000
Johan Adam Howerter and Barbara Bastrus were the parents of 9 children, which included Benjamin, my 3rd Great-Grandfather.
The Switzerland connection came from a Ghlee Howerter who's German research included the information that they were originally from Switzerland. That is all the information I have on the Switzerland connection.
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