If it weren't for the persistence of Veda Jones of Houston, Texas for 
the publication of this book, it probably would never have been 
printed.  So you can give the credit to her for pushing me to get 
this done.

Although I've worked on this line for over thirty years, I know that 
it will take me a lifetime to find all of the branches of this 
family.  Therefore, at the insistence of Veda Jones,  I shall publish 
my findings on this family and hope that other members of the family 
will contact me to complete what I don't have.  But they will also 
have the data I've accumulated on this family to help them fit into 
this family.

When I first started working on this line, I set out to prove that 
the surname didn't exist.  How wrong I was.  At that time I knew very 
little about doing genealogical research and thought that every 
family's records should be in book form.  My own third great-
grandmother was indeed a Van Hooser and over the years I've collected 
anything I could find on this family and tried to find out where 
everyone fit.  This book is the result of my findings.  However, 
there are still one or two that I still can't fit into the family.  
They're listed in the last chapter of this book.  Perhaps someone 
will be able to provide me with the clues I need so desperately.

Since  this book is much larger than anticipated, my record evidences 
won't be given  for every family in this book.  If you wish proof of 
my research, please write  to me for them.

My great love for the Van Hooser family has grown over these past 
several years.  I love corresponding with everyone who writes to me.  
My compilation of the records of this family has been a labor of 
love.  And I give this data to you with ALL MY LOVE.

Mrs. Joyce Lindstrom
467 North 3200 East
Lewisville,  Idaho 83431


Jan Fransse Van Husum was the emigrant ancestor of all the Van 
Hooser's in America as well as some thirty variations of the surname.  
Originally he was known only as Jan Fransse, meaning "John, the son 
of Francis."  In the early days of history before the emergence of 
surnames, the patronymic system of naming was used.  In this case, 
the second name was the father's first given name.  Fransse or 
Fransssen was a Danish name.  The suffix "se" or "sen" meant "Son 

Jan Fransse was born in Husum, a city in Schleswig in 1608.  Husum 
lies in the northern duchy of Schleswig, which was once an 
independent duchy ruled by princes of the old Roman empire.  A ducal 
portion was ruled by the dukes of Holstein and a common portion was 
ruled jointly by the kings and dukes.

When Jan Fransse left Husum in 1639, the Dutch Domunine (pastor) 
changed his name from the Danish of Fransse to the Dutch name of 
Frantz.  The suffix "tz" means the "son of" in Dutch.  His name was 
further changed by adding "Van Husum", which distinguished him from 
any other Jan Frantz indicating he was from the town of Husum.  "Van" 
in Dutch means "from."  In German "Von" also means  "from."

Jan Frantz Van Husum wasn't Dutch as many people have supposed.  
Neither was he German. He was a Schleswigan subjected to Danish rule.  
He spoke low German, probably with a Fisian or Danish dialect.  
However,  after three generations of living among the Dutch settlers 
in New Netherlands, his descendants gradually became Dutch by 
association.  There were also more emigrants in New Netherlands who 
were Danish, Frisian and Schleswigan than Dutch.

In the early court records of New York, Jan Frantz had several 
surnames: Van Husum, Van Husem, Van Huysen, Van Huisen, Van Hoese and 
Van Hoesen.  Many descendants of this man still reside in the state 
of New York today, more particularly the Van Hoesen family.

When Johannes Van Hoesen left the Hudson area of New York and moved 
to Pennsylvania and settled among a predominant group of Germans,  
his name was entered in the church records as Von Huss and Yon Huize.  
When he made his will in Anson County, North Carolina in 1763, he 
signed it John Vanhosen, but on deeds there his name appears as John 
Vanhouser and John Vanhooser.  This is the first place where the 
spelling of this surname appears.  Also, his first name had been 
anglicized from Johannes to John.

After the second and third generations in this country, the 
descendants of the emigrant, Jan Fransse, had selected for themselves 
many different variations for the spelling of the surname.  Some of 
the clergymen or court recorders, who were of different ethnic 
backgrounds, changed the surname in an attempt to interpret the name 
phonetically as they heard it.

Some of his descendants who moved to Eastern Kentucky retained the 
Dutch spelling, Van Hoese, but changed it phonetically to Van Hoose.  
A history of this family was published in 1964 by Charles Parson of 
Greenup, Kentucky, entitled,  THE VAN HOOSE FAMILY.

Other descendants of John Vanhooser retained the spelling, Vanhooser 
and settled in Eastern and Central Tennessee.  Those from Jackson 
Co., Tenn.  still spell the name with the small "h".  One branch of 
the family kept the spelling, Van Huss.  They settled in southwest 
Virginia and in Carter (later Johnson) Co., Tenn.  The first one to 
spell the name Vanhoozer was John Vanhoozer of Jefferson Co., Tenn., 
which carried down through his posterity.

Some of his descendants have further changed the surname to 
Vanhoozier; others Van Hoosier, etc.  Other variations of the surname 
are:  Varnhouser, Vanhouser, etc.  No matter how you spell it, we're 
all related to each other and are descendants of Jan Frantz Van Husum 
from Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany.  The family is now 
scattered to the four winds--from Alaska to South America and from 
New York to Hawaii.

The Van Hooser family played an important role in the history of our 
country. They were among the first settlers in New Netherlands in 
1639; pioneered Pennsylvania's frontier; were early settlers in North 
Carolina.  They constantly lived on the edge of civilization in 
Virginia, Tennessee and Illinois.  Altogether they played an 
important part in our westward expansion and in the settlement of the 
United States.  They left us a heritage that we can well be proud of.

This book was compiled over a large span of years and many have 
contributed to the collection of its facts.  To those who helped me 
collect this information, I dedicate this book to you.

Mrs. Joyce Lindstrom
467 North 3200 East
Lewisville,  Idaho 83431


JAN Fransse VAN HUSUM was the first Van Hoesen that came to America.  
He was born about 1608/9 in the city of Husum in the province of 
Schleswig in northern Germany, now called Schleswig-Holstein.  For 
many years this piece of land was fought over by Denmark and Germany.  
At times it belonged to Denmark and other times to Germany.  Today 
it's located in northern Germany.

Off the coast of Husum was a large island, called Nordstrand or 
Nordstrant. Here, Volkje Juriens or Jurrianse was born.  In 1634 a 
terrific gale hit the Island of Nordstrand, causing the sea to break 
down the island.  Originally the island was quite large, but after 
this catastrophe, only the high ground remained.

(See maps.)  After the destruction of the island, many of the 
survivors were taken to the mainland for refuge.  Volkje was probably 
taken to the town of Husum, which is directly east of the islands.  
It is believed that she lost both of her parents in this storm.  She 
had one sister, Annetje Juriaens, who was the wife of Andries 
Herbertsen Constapel.  She witnessed Volkje's marriage to Jan Fransse 
in Holland.

Here Jan Fransse met Volkje Jurians and they fell in love.  Before 
they got married, they'd already made arrangements on March 28,  1639 
with Kiliaen Van Renselaer concerning immediate passage to and 
settlement in the colony of Rensselaerswyck.  The colonists agreed to 
remain there for four years.  This document also stated that their 
"ship now lies ready," but they didn't set sail until after Jan 
Fransse and Volkje Juriens were married on May 15, 1639.

The church banns of April 30, 1639 are translated thus: "Appeared as 
before, Jan Franz from housum, sailor, age 30 years, living in the 
Corte Tuijnstraat, having no parents but assisted by his cousin, Anna 
Jans, and Volckje Juriaens (daughter?) from Noorstrant, aged about 21 
years, of the same (street), having no parents, but assisted by her 
acquaintance, Isaack Pietersen."  They were married in the Dutch 
Reformed Church at Nieuwe Kerk at Amsterdam, Holland on May  15, 
1639.  After the wedding they set sail on the ship,  "Den Harlinck" 
in May 1639 and arrived in New Amsterdam on July 7, 1639.

Jan Fransse Van Husum was a sailor by occupation and acted as a 
commissioner for the West India Company.  He was interested in 
shipping and purchased several lots and erected many buildings in 
Albany.  They settled at Fort Orange which later became known as 
Albany, New York.  While he lived there,  he made several purchases 
of land.  On March 10,  1647 he gave power of attorney to Jan Janse 
van Brestyn, cooper, to claim from Abraham Plank at Fort Amsterdam in 
New Netherlands seventeen beaverskins which were due him.  By 1652 he 
had permanently settled in the Hudson area when he purchased a lot in 
Albany, which is located today on the northeast corner of Broadway 
and State Street.   The following year he received another grant of 
land above the town's stockade by the river with an adjoining garden 
lot.  On May 11,  1667 two more parcels of land were confirmed by 

His principal land purchase was made on June 5,  1662 for several 
hundred acres of the Claverack land from the Mohican Indians.  Klaver 
River means Clover Reach. This tract of land includes the ground on 
which the city of Hudson is built and also a part of Greenport.  It 
extended along the Hudson River from Stockport Creek on the north to 
the mouth of Keshna's Kill on the south, which empties into the South 
Bay near Mount Merino and on the east of Claverack Creek.  Here it 
met the boundary of the Van Rensselaer Patent, and the priority of 
the title was contested by the Patroon.  After a long litigation, the 
court finally settled the title in favor of Van Hussem, and were 
conferred to him by a patent from Governor Nicoll at Albany on May 
14,  1667.

The purchase was originally made from an Indian named Pametepiet (or 
Pompoenick) with his signature being a mark, and another Indian named 
Tatan Kenant, whose signature was also a mark .  The purchase price 
for this large amount of land was 500 guilders in beavers.  On June 
11,  1664, the sale was confirmed by another indian and owner named 
Sickaneec~ (alias Tunis).  Van hussem's signature was also a mark.  
By the time this dispute was settled Jan Fransse was already dead,  
so the land was transferred,  in whole or in part, to his heirs in 
accordance with contracts dated May 30 ,  1667 and June 22,  1694.

His son or grandson built a house, which stood in ruins in 1925 on 
land of the Knickerbocker Cement Company, east of Hudson, and a 
lintel bearing a 1729 date was still in the cement offices.

The will of Jan Fransen Van Hoesen and his wife is as follows:


In the name of God, Amen.  (On this day appeared) Jan Fransz van 
Hoesen and Volckie Jurriaens of. van Noortstrant, husband and wife, 
residing in Albany (known to the undersigned witnesses), he, van 
Hoesen,  lying abed sick and she, Volckie Jurriaens, being sound of 
body, but both of them being in full possession and having the full 
use of their faculties, mind, memory and understanding,  as far as 
outwardly appeared and could be observed, which appears, considering 
the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and 
the uncertain hour thereof, and wishing therefore to forestall the 
same by proper disposition of their temporal estate to be left 
behind, declared that without inducement, persuasion, or misleading 
on the part of any one, they had made, ordained and concluded this, 
their joint, reciprocal and mutual last will and testament,  in form 
and manner as follows:

First and foremost they commend their immortal souls when they shall 
leave their bodies to the gracious and merciful hands of God, their 
Creator and Redeemer, and their bodies to a Christian burial; and 
whereas they, the testators, acknowledge that before the date hereof 
they had neither jointly nor severally made or executed any 
testamentary disposition,  legacies, donations, or other bequests 
whatsoever, therefore, the said testators hereby declare that they 
hereby nominate and institute the survivor of both of them as his or 
her sole heir to all the property, real and personal, claims, 
credits, money, gold, silver, coined or uncoined,  jewels, clothing ,  
linen, woolens, household effects, etc., nothing excepted or 
reserved, which he or she who dies first shall vacate at death and 
leave behind, to do therewith as with his or her own free property , 
without contradiction or gainsay by any one, provided that the 
survivor of the two shall be held to bringup the six minor and 
unmarried children,  namely, JURIAEN, aged 23 years; MARYA, aged 14 
years; CATARINA,  aged 12 years; JOHANNES, aged 10 years; JACOB, aged 
8 years; and VOLCKERT, aged 7 years, until they are of age to marry; 
to rear them in the fear of the Lord and to train them and have them 
trained in an honest trade or profession whereby in due time they may 
earn their living and then, when they reach their majority, to turn 
over them as much as their two married children, to wit, Styntie Jans 
and Annetie Jans, have received, or the value thereof, with which the 
said testators consider that the survivor of them may suffice.  
Therefore, the survivor of the two shall be held to bind therefor 
especially their real and immovable property,  such as houses and 
lands, both the house and lot situated here near the fort and the 
land lying below the fort.  Furthermore, the testators hereby exclude 
and shut out the honorable orphan-masters and ever one else from the 
guardianship of the aforesaid children,and the administration of 
their estate, not being willing that they shall meddle therewith, and 
in their place they nominate and appoint the survivor of both of them 
as guardian.

We, the undersigned, declared for the honest truth that what is 
hereinbefore written is the last will and desire of the aforesaid 
testators,  stated clearly and with due understanding of its meaning 
by both of them, which they caused to be reduced to writing as 
hereinbefore stated, and that, when the writing had progressed as far 
as above, the testator, Jan Fransz van Hoesen, wanted to get up from 
his bed and sit near the fire, where, on being taken there and put in 
a chair, he suddenly and unexpectedly gave up the ghost and died.  
Actum in Albany, on Monday the 20/30th of November 1665, at about 
eleven o'clock in the forenoon.

Cornelus Tonisen Bos
Anthony Jansz
D.V. Schelluyne, Secretary

According to Jan Fransse Van Husum's will, he had the following 
1.       Frans Van Hoesen, chr.  30 Sept.  1640 at Ft. Orange, 
Albany,   N.Y.  (New York Dutch Reformed Church); died 
before a 1665   listing of his  brothers and sisters.
2.       Jurian Van Hoesen, b.  1642  (23-1665) Ft. Orange, 
Albany, N.Y; d. -- June 1711, aged 68,  at Claverack; 
md. Katherin Halenbek, dau. of Casper Jacobse Halenbek, 
who survived him.  In 1681 he had a corner house just 
north of Major Abraham Staats in Albany.  When his 
father's land at Claverack was divided, he received that 
portion         extending north along the Kleykuls Kill to a 
hill called Beeren (    Bears) Island.
3.      Styntje Van Hoesen, b. abt.  1644 Ft. Orange, Albany, 
N.Y.; md        Jan Thys Goes.
4.      Anna Van Hoesen, b. abt.  1648 Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y.; 
md. Luycas gerritse     Wyngaert.  They made a join will at 
Kinderhook 30   Oct.  1709.  They owned a       house & lots 
both there and in Albany.
5.      Maria Van Hoesen, b.  1651 (14-1665) Ft. Orange, Albany, 
N.Y.; md.       Hendrik Coenraetse Burgaert of Kinderhook.
6.      Catharina Van Hoesen, b.  1653 (12-1665) Ft. Orange, 
Albany, N.Y.;d. before 1737; md. Francis Herdyk & lived at 
Claverack,      opposite        Loonenburg.
7.      JOHANNES VAN HOESEN, b.  1655 (10-1665) Ft. Orange, 
Albany,N.Y.; md. (1)Jannitje (Jane) Janse de Ryck & (2) 
Willempje Viele.
8.      Jacob Janse Van Hoesen, b. 1657 (8-1665) Rensselaerswyck 
or Albany, N.Y.; md. Judith Klauw, dau. of Frans Pieterse 
Klauw. He       lived on the Hudson     River near New York City.
9.      Volckert Van Hoesen, b.  1658 (7-1665) Rensselaerswyck or 
Albany, N.Y., moved to Loonenburg, md. Marytje (Mary) 
Benson.  He inherited   Claverack land across the 
Kleykuls Kill along the Kalebergh. He died in 1725.  After 
Jan Fransse's death, his widow married Gerrit ` Visbeeck.

She was still living on June 22, 1694 when she and her husband made 
an agreement with Juriaen Van Hoesen regarding the settlement of his 
father's estate.

On August 2, 1703 (Book of Deeds VI, p. 109 Albany Co., N.Y.) 
Juiriaen received (under the law of primogeniture) the property at 
Claverack.  On Jan. 7, 1704 Jurian generously conveyed this land to 
his brothers and sister, Katherine, wife of Francis Hardick.  Jacob 
Jan received the land to the northward and Johannes that upon the 
River and South Bay extendin~ on the north to the road, which formed 
the boundary of the Hardick tract.  This "wagonway" led from the 
Ferry along the line of the present Ferry and Partition Streets to 
the Public Square, which it crossed and went on into the interior.  
The lands of Johannes and Hardicks comprised a large part of the 
present city of Hudson, which has been in continuous existence as a 
city since 1785.  The Van Hoesen house, on the site of that occupied 
by Jan Franse Van Hussem, was built in 1729 north of the city.


(7)  JOHANNES VAN HOESEN, b.  1655 (10-1665) at Ft. Orange, Albany, 
N.Y., the son of Jan Fransse Van Husum & Volkje Juriaens; d. after 
1724 probably at Claverack, Albany, New York; md.  (1) Jannitje 
(Jane) Janse de Ryck, dau. of Jan Cornelius De Ryck; md.  (2)  19 
June 1709 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) N.Y. Willempje 
(Wilhelmina) Viele, the daughter of Arnout Cornelise Viele and 
Gerritje  ........   She md.  (1)  ..... Schermerhorn & (3) Livinus 
Winne.  Johannes was her 2nd husband.  He had land south of the 
Hudson-Athens ferry slip as well as in the Kinderhook area.  In 1705 
he was a deacon in the Lutheran Church and in 1720 he was listed as a 
freeholder in Claverack.  He was an Indian interpreter at all of the 
great meetings for many years.  On Oct. 24, 1724 he deeded property 
to his "sons, Gerrit and Jacob, who have dutifully assisted and. 
supported me in my old age."   Children by his first wife were:
10.     Jan Hannessee Van Hoesen, b. abt.  1687 Claverack, Albany, 
N.Y.; d. 1745; md.  18 Mar.  1711 Dannicke Wittbeck, dau. 
of Hendrik Wittbeck.  He replaced his brother, Gerrit, on 
the Loonenburg Lutheran Church  Council in 1739 & was 
succeeded by his brother, Jacob, in 1745.
11.     Harmen Van Hoesen, b. abt.  1689 Claverack, Albany, N.Y.; 
md. 29 Feb.     1708 Gessje Hermans.
12.     Gerrit Van Hoesen, chr. 27 Sept.  1691 Kingston Reformed 
Church, Kingston, Ulster, N.Y.; md. Marytje (Mary) Van 
DeKar, who lived in 1736 on the strand at Claverack.  He 
was one of the Loonenburg trustees who received church 
land from the Van Loon family.  He was  a member of the 
Church Council from 1732 until his death and was succeeded 
by his brother, Jan Hannesse Van Hoesen.  His widow md.  
(2) Frans Jacobse Van Hoesen.
13.     Jurrian Van Hoesen, chr.  15 Aug.  1693 Kingston, Ulster, 
14.     Marytje (Mary) Van Hoesen, chr.  13 Oct.  1695 Kingston, 
Ulster, N.Y.; died young.
15.     JOHANNES VAN HOESEN, chr.  1 Aug.  1697 Kingston, Ulster, 
N.Y.; md.       11 Apr. 1720 Elizabeth Christina Laux or 
Loucks; d.  1762/3.
16.     Jacob Van Hoesen, chr. 8 Jan.  1699 Kingston, Ulster, 
N.Y.; died young.
17.     Jacob Van Hoesen, chr.  5 Jan.  1701 Kingston, Ulster, 
N.Y.; d.1788; md. 28 Apr.  1725 Geertrudy (Gertrude) 
Albertsen.  In 1745 he  succeeded his brother, Jan as 
Lutheran church trustee at Loonenburg.
18.     Franciscus (Francis) Van Hoesen, chr.  13 June 1703 
Athens, Albany,         N.Y.    NFI
19.     Maria Van Hoesen, chr.  7 Jan.  1705 Athens, Albany, N.Y.  
20.     Catharina Van Hoesen, chr. 26 Nov.  1707 Athens, Albany, 
        Children by 2nd wife:
21.     Gerritje (Charity) Van Hoesen, b.  30 Apr.  1710; chr. 20 
Aug.  1710 Albany, Albany,  N.Y.
22      Nicolas Van Hoesen, b.  11 Feb.  1712 at Claverack, chr.  
17 Feb. 1712 at Loonenburg, Albany, N.Y.; md. 22 Dec. 1738 
Sarah Justa     Falkener.



Appeared as before, JAN FRANZ from Husum, sailor, age 30 years, 
living in the Corte Tuijnstraat, having no parents but assisted by 
his cousin, Anna Jans, and VOLCKJE JURIAENS, (daughter) from 
Noorstrant, age about 21 years, of the same (street) having no 
parents, but assisted by her acquaintance, Isaack Pietersen.

Requesting their three Sundays' proclamation, in order to have the 
before mentioned marriage solemnized and consumated, in so far as 
there are no lawful objections made, and if they have declared 
truthfully that they are free persons, not related by blood, whereby 
a Christian marriage could be prevented, such grounds do not exist, 
their banns are allowed.



JOHANNES VAN HOESEN (John 2, Jan Fransse 1), was the first man to 
take on the surname of VAN HOOSER-  The change in the surname, no 
doubt, came through an English interpretation of the name, which 
changed the spelling first to VAN HOOSEN and then, since the "n" 
looked like an "r" to the name it is today. when written,  it was 

Johannes Van Hoesen was born a Claverack, Albany (now Columbia), New 
York land that was purchased from his grandfather, Jan Fransse Van 
Husum in 1662.  He was the son of Johannes Van Hoesen and his first 
wife   Jane) Janse He was the son of Johannes Van Hoesen and his 
first wife, Jannitje (Jane) Janse de Ryck.  He was christened 1 Aug. 
1697 at the Dutch Reformed church at Kingston, Ulster, New York, 
which is across the Hudson River and down the river aways.  In those 
days, the people went where the traveling minster was, who happened 
to be Justus Falckner.  The book, The World of Justus Falcker by 
Delbert Wallace Clark tells about the minister's travels in the early 
days of New York's settlement.

In his book, Justus Falkner wrote about the Van Hoesen family as 
"Just above Vluegt Hoeck, on the other side of the river, was a rude 
This was Claverack Strand, the shipping point for a large area 
controlled by the VAN HOESEN family.  Jan Fransen from HUSUM IN 
SCHLESWIG had settled in Albany nearly seventy years before.  As soon 
as the company allowed land to be bought, he purchased from the 
Indians the tract extending northward from the middle of the modern 
city of Hudson,  some five miles, and far back into the forest.  This 
was called Klaver Rack, Clover Reach.  He had borne an honorable 
share in the struggle for toleration, but died just before the 
Lutheran Church in Albany was formally organized.  In 1704, most of 
his children were living at Claverack"

 John grew to maturity at Claverack.  When he was thirteen years old,  
a group of palatine Germans settled the area south of Claverack at 
Tar Bush and East Camp (see map).  Among them was a young, orphaned 
girl, Elizabeth Christina Laux, whom John met'and fell in love with.

On the 11th of April 1720 Johannes Van Hoesen married ELIZABETH 
CHRISTINA LAUX at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) Co., New York.  
She was from the settlement of Tarbush in the area called Livingston 
Manor.  For the next eight years the couple remained in this area.  
Since Claverack was getting crowded (the land was being shared by 
three uncles, not to mention older brothers and numerous cousins), 
Johannes must have had a small section of land to farm.  When his 
father gave his property to his brothers, Gerrit & Jacob, on Oct.  
24, 1724, Johannes realized that his hopes of receiving any more land 
from his father were "nil."  Since he needed more land to support his 
growing family, he decided to move with some of the Germans to 
Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania.

 Johannes's brother-in-law, Abraham Laux or Loucks (English 
interpretation caused this surname to change),  left Livingston Manor 
in 1725 and settled at Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania.  The opportunities 
there seemed limitless and this, Iím sure, is what enticed him to 
move there.  Also, his wife hadn't seen her brother, Abraham, or her 
sister, who'd both moved to Tulpehocken three years earlier and that 
was another strong motive for them to move.

In the spring of 1728 Johannes and his wife, Elizabeth Christina 
Laux, and their three children, along with other Germans, migrated to 
Tulpehocken Creek and settled in the vicinity of what is now called 

Johannes took up land on what was called the William Allen Tract in 
Heidelberg Township.  (See Map.)  Here he remained until his family 
was all born and most of them had grown to maturity.  When his second 
son, Valentine, moved to North Carolina, he decided to move, too.  On 
the 5th of April 1753, he sold his land to John Joseph Derr and Henry 
Boyer and, at the age of 56, moved to North Carolina and settled in 
Anson County.  This deed is as follows:

Berks CO., PENNSYLVANIA DEEDS VOL 19 pages 15-16

This indenture made the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord 
One Thousand seven hundred and fifty three between JOHANNES, alias 
JOHN VANHOOSEN, of the Township of Heidelberg in the County of Berks 
in the province of Pennsylvania late of the county of Lancaster in 
Pennsylvania aforesaid yeoman and ELIZABETH HIS WIFE of the one part 
and John Joseph Derr and Henry Boyer both also of the Township of 
Heidelberg,  late in the county of Lancaster now in the County of 
Berks aforesaid Yeoman of the other part Whereas about sixteen years 
ago the said John Vanhoose, having settled and improved a certain 
piece of land situate in the Township of Heidelberg, aforesaid, which 
land was granted by the Honorable the Proprietors of the Province of 
Pennsylvania aforesaid unto William Allen of Philadelphia, Esq.  And 
whereas the said William Allen, Esq. in consideration of fifty and 
five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania per hundred acres, did 
bargain and sell the said land unto the said John Van Hoose 
containing by computation about 200 acres be the same more or less 
bounded easterly and southerly by land of the said William Allen, 
Esq.  and westerly and northerly by the lands of Abraham Luke (Laux) 
and Michael Shower (Schauer). And whereas the said John Van Hoose 
hath paid 68 lbs. 5 shillings as pr. three receipts from sd. William 
Allen towards the price of the land.  Now this Indenture witnesseth 
that the said John Vanhoose, alias Vanhousen, and Elizabeth, his 
wife, in consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty five 
pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania aforesaid to them paid or 
(as)summed to be paid by the said John Joseph Derr and Henry Boyer 
jointly and equally and also that they have and hereby undertake the 
promise for themselves their heirs and assigns unto the said William 
Allen, Esq. all the residue of monies for the said land according to 
the (p.  16) agreement between the said William Allen and the said 
John Vanhousen concerning the said land--Have granted bargained sold 
and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said John 
Joseph Derr and the said Henry Boyer jointly and equally all their 
right of purchase improvement property and interest possession and 
claim whatsoever of in on or unto the said land as by computation 
about 200 acres be the same more or less together with all the 
singular the improvements appurtenances and hereditaments To have and 
to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances of the said 
William Allen, Esq. in as full and sample manner as the said John 
Vanhoosen upon payment of the monies residue in full for the same 
might have and hold the land of the said William Allen unto said John 
Joseph Derr and the said Henry Boyer their heirs and assigns.  And 
also to have the said receipts for the said sum of 63 lbs.  5 
shillings.  Monies paid to their use and the said John Vanhousen and 
Elizabeth his wife the said land which the improvements their rights 
and properties therein and hereunto the said John Joseph Derr and the 
said Henry Boyer their and every of their heirs and assigns (they or 
theirs paying the monies residue to the said William Allen) and 
subject to the Honorable the proprietors of Pennsylvania aforesaid 
against them the said John Vanhousen and Elizabeth his wife and 
against their heirs and against all person or persons whatsoever or 
whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim any right to the property of 
interest to of and in and unto the said described land herein before 
bargained and sold to mentioned or intended so to be and promises 
with the appurtenances by from or under the said John Vanhouser or 
his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents 
In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto 
interchangeably set their hands and seals dated the day and year 
first the other side of this sheet of paper above written.

                                Johannes Vanhoosen  (Seal) 
                                Elizabeth X Vanhousen (Seal)

Sealed and delivered in the presence (of) Porter Fenton and Thomas 
Hughs.  Be it remembered that I John Joseph Derr the subscriber 
hereof for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty 
seven pounds and ten shillings lawful money of Pennsylvania to me in 
hand paid by John Boyer,  Senior of Heidelberg in the County of 
Berks, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted 
bargained sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto 
the said John Boyer all my right title & interest to the within 
mentioned premises and plantation with the appurtenances thereunto 
belonging.  In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal the 
twenty eighth day of December Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred 
and fifty four.

Witnesses present )
Abraham Louck    ) 
Conrad Weiser    )                (Seal)

Recorded and this record and the original compared found to agree 
exactly on the 22nd day of December, Anno Domini 1801.

                                                Craily, recorder

In those days they traveled in families for protection from the 
Indians.  With Johannes Van Hoesen was his eldest son, John, his 
wife, Hannah Cheeck or Cheek, and their children.  Some of the Cheek 
family may have traveled with them but, according to land 
transactions of Anson Co., N.C.,  some of the Cheek family were there 
by 1750.  John'  s other son, Valentine, may have traveled with them, 
but it's my belief that he left for North Carolina at a much earlier 

It took them more than a year to make the journey.  They traveled 
from Berks Co., Penn. across that state, cut through Maryland, and 
traveled through the Appalachian Mountains via the Big Valley of 
Virginia.  When they finally reached North Carolina, they settled on 
the Pee Dee River in what was then Anson Co., North Carolina.  It 
later became Montgomery County.

On the 23 Jan. 1755 Johannes Van Hoesen purchased 200 acres of land 
along the Pee Dee River from John Hall and his wife, Elizabeth.  Two 
deeds were transacted that same day between Johannes & the Halls. One 
deed is found in Anson Co., N.C. Deed Book B p. 338 and the second 
deed is recorded in the same deed book p. 437 as follows:

                        JOHN HALL & WIFE TO JOHN VAN HOOSER

This Indenture made the twenty-fourth day of January in the year of 
our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty five between JOHN HALL 
and ELIZABETH, his wife, of the county of Anson in the province of 
North Carolina of ye one part and JOHN VANHOUSER of the County of 
Anson in the province of North Carolina of the other part WITNESSETH 
that the sd. John Hall and Eliz. his wife for & in consideration of 
the sum of eight lbs. to him in hand paid by the Sd.  John Vanhouser 
the Receipt whereof he Doth hereby acknowledge hath bargained & sold 
by these present Doth bargain and sell unto the Sd. John Vanhouser 
all that messuage tenement plantation tract or parcel of land situate 
lying or being in the County of Anson in the Province of North 
Carolina beginning at a Poplar at the south 37 west poles then South 
40 E.  100 poles to the Pee Dee River then along side of the river to 
the beginning containing two hundred acres more or less and the 
Reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and 
profits of the premises and of Every part and parcel thereof to have 
and to hold the sd. messuage tenement plantation tract or parcel of 
land and all and singular other the premises herein mentioned & 
intended to be hereby bargained and sold with their and every of 
their appurtenances unto the Sd. Vanhouser and his heirs Exors. 
Adminrs. and assigns from the day before the date hereof for and 
during the term of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully 
to be completed and ended Yielding and paying therefore the yearly 
rents of one pepper corn at the feast of St. Michael ye Arch Angel 
only if ye same be then demanded to the intent by virtue of these 
presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession Ye 
Sd. John Vanhouser may be in the actual possession of Ye Premises and 
be enabled to accept a grant of the reversion and inheritance hereof 
to him and his heirs and assigns IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Sd. John Hall 
hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year 
above written. Signed Sealed & delivered)

In the presence of      )       John Hall       (Seal)
Henry Stokes    )
Benjamin Griffith       )

This is the last move Johannes Van Hoesen made.  He made out his will 
the 21st day of January 1762 in Anson Co., North Carolina which is as 

                                JOHN VANHOOSER'S WILL

(Anson Co., N.C. Will Book 1 page 13)

In the name of God Amen,  I JOHN VANHOOSER of Anson County in the 
Province of North Carolina, do make this my last Will and Testament.  
First of all I desire that all my lawful debts be payed & I commit my 
body to the dust & commend my soul to God.
Item.    I give unto my son JOHN four pounds & an equal part of all my 
estate after my death & my wife's.
Item.    I give unto my daughter YONKEY an equal part of all my Estate 
after my deceas(e) & my wife's and half of the same to be 
Equally divided among her three oldest children.
Item.    I give unto my son VALENTINE an equal part of [ny estate after 
my deceas(e) and my wife's.
Item.    I give unto my daughter CATHARINE an Equal part of my estate 
after my deceas(e) and my wife's.
Item.    I give unto my daughter MARY an Equal part of all my Estate 
after my wife's.
Item.    I give unto my son ABRAM one hundred & fifty acres of land the 
lower part of the tract of land that I live on.  Only he is to 
give ten pounds to my Estate to be Equally divided & an Equal 
part of all my Estate after my deceas(e) & my wife's.  And if he 
should never return, then the same to be equally divided        among 
all my children.          ~'
Item.    I give unto my daughter ELIZABETH the Tract of land that I 
bought of John Davis and an Equal part of all my Estate after my 
deceas(e) & my wife's. And her land is to come down to Hall's 
Branch which is to be the dividing line betwixt her and my son 
Jacob an(d)  I leave all my children Executors of my Estate and 
acknowledge This to be my Last Will and Testament January 21, 
1762    my Estate thus Divided among my children to them, their 
heirs and       assigns forever.

                        John   X  Vanhosen   (Seal)

According to John Vanhosen's will, he and his wife, Elizabeth 
Christina Laux or Loucks, had the following children:
1.       Jannetje (Jane) Van Hoesen or Yonkey Van Hooser (as she's 
named in her father's will), b.  1 Oct.  1721 at 
Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) Co., N.Y.; chr. 3 Dec. 
1721 at Camp Queensbury, Livingston Manor, Albany, N.Y.; 
md. 2 May 1743 Peter Feg.  NFI
2.       John Vanhooser, b. abt. 1723 at Claverack, Albany (now 
Columbia) N.Y.;         md. 16 Feb. 1747 Hannah Cheek.
3.       Velten Van Hoesen or Valentine (Felty) Van Hooser, chr.  
16 Jan.  1726 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia), N.Y.; 
md. 22 Dec. 1746 Maria Barbara Zerwe or Zerbe.
4.       Catherine Van Hooser, b. abt. 1728 at Tulpehocken, 
Lancaster (now  Berks) Co., Pa.; md. 7 Apr. 1749 John 
Peter Kuhn.  NFI
5.       Christian Van Hooser, b. abt.  1730 at Tulpehocken, 
Lancaster (now  Berks) Co.,     Pa.; md. 12 Aug. 1749 
Jacob Groethaus at the Trinity  Lutheran Church in 
Lancaster Co., Pa.  NFI
6.       Mary Van Hooser, b. abt.  1732 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster 
(now Berks Co., Pa. She may have md. William Collins in 
Artson Co., N.C. as Mary's brother, John,       deeded some land 
to William Collins after his father died.
7.       Jacob Van Hooser, b. abt.  1734 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster 
(now Berks) Co., Pa.    NFI
8.       Abram or Abraham Van Hooser, b. abt. 1736 at Tulpehocken, 
Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa.  He's named in his father's 
will which states,  "And if he should never return..."   
He may have joined Captain Dobb's North Carolina Co. & 
served in General       Braddock's campaign against the 
Indians at Ft. Duquesne.        Many    of Braddock's men were 
massacred and Abraham may have been among       them. Or else he 
may have been killed while fighting Indians.  An Indian 
out-break       took place in 1759 and in 1760 Co1. Hugh 
Waddell's North Carolina Regiment       raged a war against 
the Cherokee Indians.
9.       Elizabeth Van Hooser, b. abt. 1738 at Tulpehocken, 
Lancaster (now  Berks) Co., Pa.; md. John Hagler.  Except 
for child ~3, Velten Van        Hoesen or Valentine Van Hooser, 
the posterity of the above children     won't be carried 
throughout the rest of this book.  However, Chapter     III 
will deal with the posterity of Elizabeth Van Hooser & 
John    Haglet & Chapter IV will deal with one of the sons of 
John Vanhooser,         Jr. & Hannah Cheek.

Before I continue with the posterity of John Van Hooser and Elizabeth 
Christina Laux, I will include the genealogical data of the LAUX 


The German home of the LAUX family was in Hesse Darmstadt, now a part 
of Hesse Nassau, in the neighborhood of the ancient town of Wallau.  
This area is called the Palatinate, which was the garden spot of 
Germany.  However, the Thirty Year's War and the Wars of King Louis 
XIV had ravaged and desolated the palatinate of the Rhine.  Where 
once were fields of grain and vineyards and contented villages, 
nothing was left but the blackened ruins of cities, towns and 
hamlets.  Famine and pestilence was prevalent.

To flee from these horrors became the thought of thousands, who had 
given up any hope of ever seeing Germany the abode of peace again 
where men might reconstruct homes, rear families and make a living.  
Also, the Wars of King Louis the XIV had been directed particularly 
against the Palatinate because it was the home of thousands of his 
Protestant subjects, who'd fled from his tyranny, both before and 
after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.  His desire was to see 
them completely destroyed, which he almost accomplished.  In 1708 and 
1709 30,000 Palatines left the valley of the Rhine and went to London 
where the kind-hearted English Queen Anne had invited "the distressed 
Protestants of Germany to make homes in her American Colonies.

Among the group of Palatines were three cousins, Phillip, Nicholas 
and Valentine Laux and their families.  Of these suffering, starving 
and almost naked Palatines many were sent back to the Rhine in a 
heart-broken condition. Several thousand were sent to Ireland where 
they made homes in the County of Limerick.  ThoUsands more perished 
at sea while on shipboard from fevers and lack of food and drink.

Among four thousand Palatines which left England in ten vessels on 
Christmas Day in 1709 were Phillip, Nicholas and Valentine Laux and 
their families. After a perilous voyage of nearly six months, they 
arrived in New York on June 14, 1710.  Of the four thousand who left 
England, seventeen hundred died at sea.  Among them were Valentine 
Laux and his wife.  The remaining 2300 were encamped in tents on 
Nutting Island, now known as Governor's Island.

In the late autumn about fourteen hundred were taken to Livingston 
Manor, about one hundred miles up the Hudson River.  The widows, 
sickly men and orphaned children remained in New York where they were 
treated shamefully.  The children were taken from the remaining 
parentand were arbitrarily apprenticed by Governor Hunter to the 
citizens of New York and New Jersey. Many of these orphans never saw 
their fathers or mothers again.

Arriving at Livingston Manor were Phillip and Nicholas Laux.  Also,
Valentine's four children--Johann Jacob, Abraham, Elizabeth Catharina 
& Elizabeth Christina Laux--ended up there.  Valentine's oldest son, 
Johann Jacob Laux, who'd married Anna Elisabeth Stemler 29 Oct. 1709 
at Wallau, died there prior to 24 June 1711.  His widow md.  (2) 26 
June 1711 at West Camp, Livingston Manor, New York THOMAS EHMANN, 
widower of Schornbach in Wurtenburg, Germany.

Since it cost Queen Anne a considerable amount of money to send the 
impoverished Palatines to the American Colonies, the emigrants were 
expected to reimburse the government for the 10,000 pounds they'd 
spent getting them there. The government set up a contract with them 
to manufacture naval stores, such as making tar, pitch and raising 
hemp in America.  However, the plan proved to be a failure, for the 
forests and soil in that region were not adapted to the production of 
naval stores.  Thus, the condition of~'the Palatines again became 
desperate for the necessities of life.

Still the Palatines were men of honor and were willing to carry out 
the terms of their contract, but in a region where their labors would 
be rewarded by sure returns.  Also, they showed their loyalty to 
Queen Anne by enlisting in the military expedition (French & Indian 
War--also called Queen Anne's War from 1709-1713) against Canada in 
1711.  One-third of their able-bodied men served in that campaign 
with the promise that they would receive wages the same as the other 
soldiers and that their families would be taken of while they were 
gone. Also, the arms they carried and fought with would be given to 
them on their return.  After serving with great bravery and credit in 
this expedition,  in which quite a few of them lost their lives, the 
survivors returned home to find their families in a famished 
condition.  No food had been given to them by the Colonial Governor 
Hunter as he'd promised during their absence.  Despite the 
government's promises made when they enlisted, the rifles they 
carried during the battles were also taken away from them.

Knowing that they had been unjustly wronged and mistreated, the 
Germans remembered that, while they'd been waiting in London for 
transportation to the American Colonies, a group of Indians from the 
Mohawk Valley, who pitied their forlorn condition, told them they 
could have lands in Schoharie when they came to America.  Remembering 
this, they petitioned Governor Hunter, when he visited their village, 
if they could settle in Schoharie on the lands promised them by the 
Indians..  In a great fury, he insolently refused, saying, "Here is 
your land where you must live and die."

Determined to break away from the injustices inflicted on them and 
from the spot where nothing but treachery and starvation seemed 
eminent if they remained, one hundred and fifty families, among them 
Phillip Laux's family, made their preparations late in the year 1712 
and started for Schoharie, about sixty miles northwest of Livingston 
Manor.  With their women and little children, they had to make their 
way through a roadless wilderness without horses to draw or carry 
their belongings.  So they harnessed themselves to crudely construct 
ed sledges on which they loaded their baggage, children and the sick 
and then dragged them the best they could through the snow which 
covered the region they traveled through.  Often they encountered 
long stretches of snow three feet deep.  After three weeks of much 
hardship and suffering from exposure to the intense cold, they 
reached their destination.

After their arrival there, famine stared them in the face and, had it 
not been for the charity of the friendly Indians, who showed them 
where to gather edible roots and herbs, all of them would have 
perished.  But their indomitable courage and enegery enabled them to 
survive their dreadful plight and a year later they had made 
improvements on their land and had houses to live in.

For the next ten years, more Germans left Livingston Manor for the 
Schoharie Valley where they flourished.  This caused vindictive 
animosity by Governor Hunter and his associates at Albany, so they 
set out to destroy what the Germans had accomplished.  Due to 
defective titles cunningly contrived by unscrupulous land agents, the 
Germans lost their lands and improvements.  Once more the victims of 
injustice, the Germans left the scene of their unrequitted labors to 
found new, and this time, permanent homes in more hospitable regions, 
the majority going to the Mohawk Valley where they soon became 
properous and where their descendants are found today.  Among them 
are many of the descendants of Phillip Laux.

As for the German families who remained at Livingston Manor, they 
endured the hardships the governor inflicted upon them.  But that 
didn't keep them from trying to better themselves.  When they heard 
Sir William Keith, Baronet and governor of the Province of 
Pennsylvania, extole the opportunities in his province as well as the 
protection afforded the pioneers, they were willing to risk their 
lives and property to locate within the borders of Pennsylvania.

So, in 1773 thirty-three families made the dangerous trip to 
Pennsylvania.  Led by a friendly Indian, they started out with their 
meager household goods packed on horses or on their backs and headed 
over an Indian trail for the headwaters of the Susquehanna River in 
southern New York.  They traveled over mountains, valleys and through 
forests until they reached the headwaters of the Susquehanna River.  
Here they constructed rafts upon which they placed their women and 
children and household goods.  Under the most thrilling and 
adventurous experiences, they floated down the river for about two 
hundred miles to the mouth of Swatara Creek (south of Harrisburg, 
Pa.).  Here they met the men who'd driven their cattle and horses 
along the river bank.

From the Swatara, they followed its windings until they reached the 
beautiful New Lebanon Valley and came to the source of the 
Tulpehocken Creek. (Tulpehocken is an Indian word that means "Land of 
Turtles.")  This beautiful stream winds through the valleys and among 
the hills for seventy-five miles and empties into the Schuylkill.  It 
was along this stream and in the northwest section of what's now 
called Tulpehocken Township that the Germans settled.

Five years later more German families migrated from New York to the 
Tulpehocken settlement.  Among these were Abraham Laux, Elizabeth 
Catharine Laux and her husband, Michael Schauer, and Elizabeth 
Christina Laux and her husband, John Van Hoosen.  In German the 
surname is spelled LAUX, but the English interpreted it as Loucks or 
Laucks, which is the way it's spelled today in the United States.

JOHANN VALENTINE LAUX, the father of Elizabeth Christine Laux, was 
born at Wallau, Hessna-Darmstadt, Prussia (now Germany), the son of 
Hans Laux and Anna Catharina Ruhl, the daughter of Henrich Ruhl and 
Elizabeth Schneider, the daughter of Lorentz Schneider of Medenbach.  
Hans Laux and Anna Catharine Ruhl were md. 8 Nov. 1681 at Wallau.  
Wallau is 10 kilometers south-east of Weisebaden, Germany.  Although 
the church books begin in 1658, most of them are in poor condition 
and some are partially destroyed.  

According to the church records of Wallau, HANS LAUX AND ANNA 
CATHARINA RUHL had the following children :
1.       Jacob Laux, confirmed as the son of the late Hans Laux in 
1667. He md. 8 Jan. 1678 Elisabetha Margreta Stiglitz at 
2.       JOHANN VALENTINE LAUX, confirmed as the son of the late 
John Laux in 1672 at the age of 13 in Wallau, md. 8 Nov. 
1681 at Wallau Hesse-   Darmstadt, Prussia (now Germany) ANNA 
CATHARINA RUHL, who was         confirmed in 1670 as the 
daughter of Henrich Ruhl & Elisabeth    Schneider.

A note in the Wallau church records states that Velten Laux with his 
wife and four children went to Ireland in 1708 because they couldn't 
go to the New Land.

According to the records of Wallau, JOHANN VALENTIN~ LAUX and his 
wife, ANNA CATHARINE RUHL, had the following children:
1.      Johann Jacob Laux, chr. as Johan Jacobum 5 Apr. 1683 at 
Wallau; md. 29 Oct. 1709 at Wallau Anna Elizabeth Stemler; 
d. before 24 June 1711.
2.      (daughter) Laux, chr. at Wallau & d. 19 Jan. 1685 at 
3.      Elisabetha Margaretha Laux, chr. 21 Dec. 1686 Wallau; bur. 
20 June         1690 at Wallau.
4.      Johann Reinhardt Laux, chr.  12 Trin.,  1689 at Wallau. 
5.      Johann Abraham Laux, chr. Dom.  Invocavit.  1691 at W   
        allau; confirmed at Wallau in 1702, aged 15 years; md. 
Marie Catherine         Becker in 1710  in New York.
6.      Johann Michael Laux, chr. 5 June 1694 Wallau; d.  19 Nov.  
7.      Elisabeth Catharine Laux, chr. 7 Oct.  1696 at Wallau; md. 
Johann Michael Schauer in 1717.
8.      ELISABETH CHRISTINA LAUX, chr. abt.  1700 at Wallau.  Her 
baptism record isn't found in the badly damaged church 
books.  She md.  11 Apr.  1720 JOHANNES VAN HOESEN at East 
Camp, Albany, New York.

(5) JOHANN ABRAHAM LAUX OR LOUCKS, was chr. in 1691 at Wallau, 
HessnaDarmstadt, Prussia (now Germany), the son of Johann Valentine 
Laux and Anna Catharina Ruhl; md. 27 Sept. 1710 in Albany Co., New 
York ANNA CATHARINE BECKER.  On 31 Jan.  1715/6 Abraham Lauck & his 
wife became naturalized citizens of the United States.  He was a 
freeholder of the North part of Livingston Manor in 1720 (Albany Co. 
Freeholders), but moved to the Tulpehocken region after 13 May 1723.  
He returned and moved with his family prior to 10 Jan.  1725 when the 
first tax list for Tulpehocken was taken.  In 1732 he owned a tract 
of land about three miles north of the Old Ried's Lutheran Church.  
On 31 May 1751 he deeded land to St. Daniel's Lutheran church, which 
was part of a tract of land (94 & 1/4 acres) which was granted to 
Abraham Luke by deed 29 Oct.  1746 by William Allen and his wife.

Abraham Laux was bur. 10 Aug. 1771, aged 88 years in St. Daniel's 
Lutheran church.  He left a will dated 28 Jan.  1771 in Berks Co., 
Pa.  He and his wife had the following children:
1.      Maria Catharina Laux, chr. 7 Sept.  1711 Albany Co., N.Y.; 
md.     (1)     Jacob Mountz & (2) John Tieter.
2.      Anna Christina Laux chr. 24 Oct. 1715 West Camp, Albany, 
N.Y.; md.       George Peter Zerbe or Zerwe.
3.      Anna Catharina Laux, b. -- Oct.  1721 Tarr Boss, Albany, 
N.Y.; md.       Lazarus Wenger 10 Nov. 1738.
4.      Johann George Laux, md. Susannah  ......        ; left a will 
dated 22 Mar. 1783; probated 10 Feb. 1786.
5.       Abraham Laux; md. 9 Apr.  1754 Anna Margaretha 
6.       Elisabetha Laux; md. Peter Zerwe or Zerbe.

(7) ELISABETH CATHARINE LAUX OR LOUCKS, was chr.  7 Oct.  1696 at 
Wallau, HessnaDarmstadt, Prussia (now Germany), the daughter of 
Johann Valentine Laux & Anna Catharina Ruhl; bur. 17 Sept. 1772; md.  
abt. 1717 in Albany Co., N.Y., JOHANN MICHAEL SCHAUER or Shower, chr. 
30 May 1699 at Massenbach, three kilometers north of Schwaihern 
Germany, the son of Michael & Magdalena Schawerin.      He left a will 
dated 17 Nov. 1771 and probated 26 Aug. 1772 in Berks Co., Pa.  They 
had the following children:
1. Johann Adam Schauer; md.  (1) unknown & (2)  16 June 1748 
        Elisabeth       Koch; will dated 27 June 1762 & probated 21 Aug.  
2.       Elisabetha Schauer, chr. 1 Feb. 1720 Tar Boss; chr,. 
3.       Catharina Schauer; md. 30 Aug.  1743 at Heidelberg 
Henrich Frey.
4. Magdalena Schauer; md.  13 June 1744 Johann Henrich Fiedler 
        5. Anna Maria Schauer, chr.  19 Nov.  1730 at Heidelberg. NFI
        6. Maria Catharina Schawer; named in father's will.
        7. Anna Christina Schawer; named in father's will.
        8. Ephrosina Schawer; named in father's will.
        9. Sybilla Schawer; named in father's will.
        10. Susanna Schawer; named in father's will. 
        11. Eva Schawer; named in father's will.


(2) JOHN VAN HOOSER, JR., was b. abt.  1723 at Claverack, Albany (now 
Columbia) Co., New York, the son of Johannes Van Hoesen or John Van 
Hooser and his wife, Elizabeth Christina Laux.  The New York 
Christenings for 1723 weren't turned in,  so his christening and 
birth dates aren't available.  He moved with his parents to 
Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa.  in 1728 when he was five 
years old.  There he grew to manhood and married HANNAH CHEEK or 
CHEECK 16 Feb. 1747 at Heidelburg, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa.  He 
migrated with his father and younger brothers and sisters to Artson 
Co., North Carolina in 1753/4 and took up land in Artson Co., N.C. in 
Jan. 1755 along with his father.  In 1763 he was executor of his 
father's will    On January 19, 1765 he granted some of his father's 
land to John Hagler, who married his youngest sister, Elizabeth.  
Also, on September 21,  1769, he granted more of his father's land to 
William Coilson or Collins, who could have been related by marriage 
to his younger sister, Mary.  This branch of the Van Hooser family 
dropped the final "r" from their surname and created the new surname-
-VAN HOOSE.  This was probably caused by the phonetic spelling of Van 
Hoese (which was used in New York) to Van Hoose.  However, according 
to the life sketch of Azor Van Hoose, he states that one branch of 
the family got mad at the other one, so to distinguish themselves 
from the rest of the family, they dropped the final "r" from their 
surname.  Perhaps another reason for changing their surname may have 
been because Valentine's family were known Tories and this branch of 
the family served for the American cause during the Revolutionary 

According to a list of Wills that was sent to the Secretary of State 
in North Carolina, John Van Hooser, Jr.  left a will that was 
probated in Oct.  1770 in which his wife, Hannah,  is named.  
Unfortunately the will didn't survive the ravages of time.  He and 
his wife had the following known children:
10.      Valentine (Felty) Van Hoose, b.  1755 (95-1850) Anson 
Co., N.C.; md.Rebecca McLester.
11.      Margaret Van Hoose, b. abt. 1758 Artson Co., N.C.; md. 
Randle or       Randolph Cheek.
12.      John Van Hoose, b. 5 Apr. 1760 Anson Co., N.C.; d. 5 Jan. 
1860; md.       Mary Bryan.  (For their posterity see Chapter 


(10) VALENTINE (FELTY) VAN HOOSE, b.  1755 (95-1850)  in Anson Co., 
N.C., the son of John Van Hooser & Hannah Cheek; md. REBECCA McLESTER 
in Montgomery Co., N.C. They moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. before 
1810; t~'Lawrence Co., Tenn. by 1820; then moved to Fayette Co., Ala.  
where he died in 1851.  He's the father of all the Van Hoose's of 
Hardin Co., Tenn. & Alabama.  Family tradition states that Valentine 
served in the Revolutionary War for the American cause under the 
swamp fox, Francis Marion.  According to the census records, they had 
nine children, of which the following are known:
13.     John Van Hoose, b. abt.  1780 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md.  
(1) Rhoda Allen &  (2) Elizabeth Goodwin.
14.     Jesse Van Hoose, b. 3 Mar.  1787 Montgomery Co., N.C.; d. 
23 Feb. 1852; md. Ann Eggleston Baugh.
15.     Azor Van Hoose, b. abt.  1790 Montgomery Co., N.C.; d. 
abt.  1842; md. Nancy   Thornton.
16.     Elizabeth Van Hoose, b. abt.  1798 Montgomery Co., N.C.; 
md.     (1)     Alexander Chisholm or Chism & (2) Benjamin 
17.     Isaiah Van Hoose, b.  1800 (50-1850) Montgomery Co., N.C.; 
md. Harriet L.  -

(11) MARGARET VAN HOOSE, b. abt.  1758 in Anson Co., North Carolina, 
the daughter of John Van Hooser and Hannah Cheek.  She md. RANDLE or 
RANDOLPH CHEEK (probably her first cousin) abt. 1778 in Montgomery 
Co., N.C.  The 1784-1787 tax list of North Carolina lists them with 
four sons and one daughter.  The 1790 census lists them with three 
sons and one daughter.  The 1800 census of Lancaster Co., S.C.  lists 
them with four sons and no daughters.  Only two sons are known of 
their children.  They are:
18.      Valentine Cheek, b.  1 May 1787 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. 
Elizabeth       McGill; d.  1866.
19.      Randolph Cheek, b. abt. 1789 Montgomery Co., N.C.; moved 
to Red River Co., Texas & in 1849 moved to the gold fields 
in California.  NFI
20.      (Son) Cheek, who died while serving in the War of 1812, 
but his name is unknown.
21.      (Son) Cheek, who died while serving in the War of 1812, 
but his name is unknown.

(12) JOHN VAN HOOSE, b.  5 Apr.  1760 in Anson (now Montgomery) Co., 
N.C., the son of John Van Hooser & Hannah Cheek.  He served in the 
Revolutionary War from the State of Virginia.  He married MARY BRYAN, 
daughter of William Bryan in 1788.  About 1800 he moved to Washington 
Co., Va.; then to Cabell (now Wayne Co., W. Va.).  About 1812 he 
moved to Jennie's Creek in Floyd (now Johnson) Co., Ky. at a place 
now called Hager Hill.  In the last years of his life, he lived with 
his son, Valentine, near White House on the Sandy River.  He died 5 
Jan.  1860 and is buried at the Van Hoose graveyard near White House, 
Ky.  He is the father of the Van Hoose family in Eastern Kentucky.  
For his posterity, see Chapter IV of this book.



Because Charles Parson's book, The Van Hoose Family of Southeastern 
Kentucky is presently out of print and because I've talked to Charles 
Parsons on the telephne several times personally, this chapter will 
be a repeat of his book so that, others will have a copy of this 
material and will know how this branch of the family fits in with the 
rest of the family.

(12) JOHN VAN HOOSE (John 4, John 3, Johannes 2, Jan Fransse 1) was 
born 5 Apr. 1760 in Artson (now Montgomery) Co., N.C., the son of 
John Van Hooser and Hannah Cheek.  He served in the Revolutionary War 
from the state of Virginia in Clark's Illinois Regiment and was known 
as Colonel John Van Hoose.  In 1789 he married MARY BRYAN, sister to 
William Bryan, founder of Bryan's Station, and Mary Boone,  sister to 
Daniel Boone.  About 1800 he moved to Washington Co., Va.; then to 
Cabell (now Wayne) Co., West Virginia.

According to the Virginia Land Grants or Surveys of Cabell Co., Va.  
(now West Virginia), Book C, p.  126, JOHN VAN HOOSE took out 50 
acres of land as follows:

Surveyed for John Vanhoose 50 acres of land in Cabell County on the 
tract fork of 12 pole river, by virture of an entry made Sept. 20,  
1809 on part of a land office Treasury Warrant for 1235 acres No.  
4344 dated the 9th day of June 1809 and bounded as follows to wit: 
Beginning at two white oaks standing at the foot of a hill on the 
east side of said trace fork just above where said Vanhoose now lives 
thence N. 38 degrees West crossing said fork 42 poles to a beech and 
white oak on the bank of a branch then north 49 degrees east 86 poles 
to a sowerwood of maple.  North 84 degrees East 96 poles to a white 
oak south 60 degrees East 60 poles crossing said fork again to a 
large white oak and sugar tree.  South 36 degrees west 40 poles to a 
white oak and gum north 39 degrees west 20 poles to an ash and maple 
south 70 degrees west 150 poles to the beginning variation four 
degrees east.                           
                                        Win. Burlington S.C.C.

Also in Book D, pp- 216-217 of Virginia Land Grants or Surveys, John 
Van Hoose purchased 35 more acres in Cabell Co., Va., now West 
Virginia.  The document reads as follows:

November 25th,  1812.  By virture of part of a land officer exchanged 
Treasury Warrant ~2149 of 11065 acres dated the 7th day of December 
1811 I have surveyed for John Vanhoose 35 acres of land situate in 
the county of Cabell, on the main right hand fork of 12 Pole Creek 
and bounded as follows to wit:  Beginning at a white Walnut sugar 
tree and beech standing on the west bank of said fork at the 
upper'end of a bottom, about two miles above the (p. 217) mouth of 
the Trace Fork, thence North 15 degrees West crossing said fork at 22 
pole 36 poles to a white oak on the top of a ridge by Laurell North 
35 degrees East 36 poles to a beech and white oak on a branch North 
40 degrees West 52 poles crossing the creek to a red oak and two 
sugars north 5 degrees East 36 poles to a sugar tree and white oak 
south 32 degrees west 40 poles to a beech on the bank North 80 
degrees West 26 poles to gum and sugar tree at the mouth of a small 
drain south 20 degrees west 32 poles to a white oak on a hillside due 
East 96 poles to the beginning.

                        William Burlington  S.C.C. (ENDORSED)

For value rec'd., I do hereby assign all my right title and interest 
to the within plat and Certificate of survey to James Burlington 
given under my hand & seal this 19th of February 1813.

                        William Burlington) George Ward      }

                        John Vanhoose (Seal)

Later John moved to Jennie's Creek in Floyd (now JohnsoR) Co., Ky. at 
a place  now called Hager Hill.  About 1820 he was one of the 
trustees of the first seminary rounded in the Big Sandy Valley, 
Prestonburg Academy.  In recognition of his services to his country, 
his name, with others, is inscribed on a monument erected in the 
court house yard at paintsville, Kentucky by the Daughters of the 
American Revolution in Johnson County.  During the last years of his 
life, he lived with his son, Valentine, near White House on the Sandy 
River.  He died 5 Jan. 1860 and is buried at the Van Hoose graveyard 
near White House, Ky.  He is the father of the large Van Hoose family 
in Eastern Kentucky. He and his wife had the following children:
13.     James Van Hoose, b.  1 Mar. 1791 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. 
25 Sept. 1811 Elizabeth Preston; d. 24 Nov. 1864.
14.     John Van Hoose, b.  12 Dec. 1792 Montgomery Co., N.C.; d. 
12 July 1882; md.(1) 24 Mar. 1813 Lydia Lewis & (2) 10 
Jan. 1859 Mary (Polly) Lowe Mankins.
15.     Levi Van Hoose, b. 22 Mar. 1795 Montgomery Co., N.C.; 
md.(1) Sarah Elizabeth (Betsy)  Clark &  (2)  23 Nov.  
1828 Elizabeth Sadler.
16.     Valentine Van Hoose, b.  19 Sept. 1797 Washington Co., 
Va.; md. 26     July    1821 Jemima Borders.
17.     Hannah Van Hoose, b. 29 Feb.  1800 Washington Co., Va.; 
md. 26 Aug.  1821       Richard Damron.  NFI
18.     Elizabeth Van Hoose, b.  18 Aug.  1801 Cabell Co., Va.; 
md. Richard Price.
19.     Jesse Van Hoose, b. 17 May 1804 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 16 
Nov.  1826 Mary Oneida (Edy)  Brown.
20.      Reuben Van Hoose, b. 5 Apr. 1807 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 4 
June 1827       Leodocia Pack.
21.      Sarah Van Hoose, b. 31 Oct.  1809 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 20 
Aug. 1829 Moses Price.
22.      Thomas Van Hoose, b.  7 June 1812 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 
(1) 4 Jan.  1832 Elizabeth Damron & (2) Lucinda Boyd.