Family Roots of Elaine K. Hooley
Updated May 21, 2005
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The Hooleys in my family tree are descended from Andreas and Johannes Holly, who were of Swiss origin and were also, very likely, brothers. According to Hermann Guth, author of _The Amish-Mennonites of Waldeck and Wittgenstein_, Holly was spelled Hohli in Switzerland. The Holly brothers may well have emigrated from Germany, instead of Switzerland, since many Hollys were members of the Anabaptist movement, and Anabaptists often moved to escape religious persecution. We know that Anabaptists were persecuted in Switzerland and that there were Hollys that moved to Germany. Andreas and Johannes immigrated with their families and arrived in Philadelphia in 1750 on the ship _Brotherhood_. The surname Holly was changed to Hooley in America.
Each of my grandparents is a descendant of Christian Miller and Christina ???. I will distinguish this Christian Miller in the InterneTree by naming him "Deacon" Christian Miller, his position of leadership in the church.
Other lineages with the "Miller" surname trace back to "Wounded John" Miller, Christian Miller, and Abraham Miller. Hugh Gingerich and Rachel Kreider, well-respected genealogists of Amish and Amish Mennonite family history, presume that these three men were brothers and that they may have had a sister who was married to Benedict Lehman, another member of my family roots. Gingerich and Kreider believe that the father of the siblings may have been a Christian Miller because five of the presumed brothers had eldest sons named Christian, and the other two presumed brothers had younger sons named Christian. Since the name of this "Christian" is uncertain, I will put a ? after his first name when it appears in the InterneTree. He appears in the lineages of my grandparents, Amy M. Yoder, Claude Miller, and Edna Miller a total of ten times.
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- Joseph Hooley Gravestone (57 KB)
Gravestone of Joseph Hooley(1829-1868) at Barker St. Cemetery located on the NW corner of the intersection of State Line Road & Thomas Road near Mottville, Michigan. The gun propped against the stone belonged to Joseph Hooley.
- Claude Miller Family (27 KB)
Clockwise: Claude, Frances, Claude Elwin, Agnes, Edna, Mary
- Gravesite of Joseph & Veronica Hershberger (245 KB)
Various views of the gravesite of Joseph (1811-1901) and Veronica (Miller) Hershberger (1815-1887), located at the Townline Conservative Mennonite Cemetery on 1000W in LaGrange Co., Indiana.
- Enos Hooley (24 KB)
Henry Hooley's father, Enos Hooley
- Henry Hooley Family (60 KB)
Seated: Henry and Amy (Yoder) Hooley Standing: Lee, Victor, Orvin, Betty, Richard, Wilbur, Ethel
- Joseph D. & Nancy (Yoder) Miller (45 KB)
Joseph D. (1816-1875) and Nancy (1815-1898) Miller are my ggggrandparents through my maternal grandmother.
- Henry O. & Amy M. (Yoder) Hooley (34 KB)
wedding picture -- 1909
- Children of Enos and Lydia Hooley (70 KB)
Milo, Katie,and Henry Hooley. William, the oldest child, is missing. William died in 1905 at age 22 from pneumonia(?)
- Catherine (Johns) Miller & Family (129 KB)
Back row: Perry, Dan, Ira Middle row: Edna, Clara, Nora Front: Catherine (Johns) Miller Edna's twin brother, Edwin was not present for the picture.
- Daniel P. Miller (1837-1911) (42 KB)
My gggrandfather through my maternal grandmother.
- Henry & Amy (Yoder) Hooley (29 KB)
Henry and Amy Hooley in their yard on their farm east of Shipshewana, Indiana.
- Edna and Edwin Miller (43 KB)
My maternal grandmother, Edna, with her twin brother, Edwin
- Enos & Lydia (Yoder) Hooley (39 KB)
wedding picture -- 1880
- Edwin, Perry, and Edna Miller (65 KB)
My maternal grandmother, Edna, with her brothers, Edwin and Perry
- Richard Hooley Family -- 50th Anniversary -- 1990 (46 KB)
Back row: Steven Hooley, Michael Hooley (adopted son of Rex and Martha), Martha Lehman (Rex's spouse), Rex Hooley, Mark Hooley Middle row: Patricia Hooley (Steven's spouse), Richard Hooley, Frances Hooley, Amanda Hooley (dau. of Mark), Elaine Hooley Front row: Douglas Hooley, Daniel Hooley (sons of Mark)
- Joseph D. & Catherine (Johns) Miller (49 KB)
wedding picture -- 1879
- Widow Nancy (Yoder) Miller and Children (194 KB)
Seated (l.to r.): Elizabeth (Miller)Miller, Nancy Miller, Frances (Miller) Nelson, Nancy (Miller) Miller. Standing: Moses P. Miller, Jacob P. Miller, Samuel Miller, and Joseph Miller. My gggrandfather, Daniel P. Miller is in the photograph setting on a table at the extreme right.
- Joseph D. Miller Family ca. 1900 (43 KB)
Back row: Nora, Daniel, Clara Front row: Ira, Joseph, Edna, Edwin, Catherine, Perry
- John E. & Amanda (Johns) Miller (43 KB)
wedding picture -- 1882
- Jacob Steven's Home -- Holsopple, PA (147 KB)
Jacob Stevens was married to Lucinda Miller, a sister to John S. Miller (John E. Millerís father).
The younger lady is probably Lucinda (1849-1937).
- John E. & Amanda (Johns) Miller (25 KB)
- Claude & Edna (Miller) Miller (42 KB)
wedding picture -- 1917
- John E. Miller (20 KB)
John E. Miller as a young man
- Jonas H. & Mary Ann (Kauffman) Yoder (69 KB)
wedding picture -- 1881
- Richard L. & Frances V. (Miller) Hooley (23 KB)
This picture was taken soon after their marriage in 1940.
- Mary Ann (Kauffman) Yoder Stroman and Children (23 KB)
Mary Ann Stroman with (L.to R.) Carrie, Amy, Ira, and Alta. Salome is missing.
- Joseph D. Miller and Children (76 KB)
Taken in front of barn on homestead along Emma Creek SE of Middlebury, IN in June 1894. L to R: Dan, Ira, Clara, Nora, Joseph D.
- Lydia and Gertrude Yoder (88 KB)
Lydia and Gertrude Yoder, daughters of Valentine T. "Rich Felty" Yoder, married brothers, Enos and Joseph Y. Hooley.
- "Wounded John" Miller (35 KB)
Information about "Wounded John" Miller; children, "Yokkel Jacob", Catherine, "Glades Christian", and Joseph; grandchildren, Henry Miller, Moses Kauffman, Solomon G. Miller, and Veronica Miller; and Solomon G. Miller's son and grandson, John S. and John E. Miller
- Jacob Yoder (14 KB)
Information about Jacob Yoder; his daughter, Rachel; and her son, Enos Hooley
- Bishop Jacob Mast (9 KB)
Information on Bishop Jacob Mast and his grandson John Hooley. Includes obituary of John's wife, Jemima (Kauffman) Hooley.
- Ancestral Immigrant Ships (25 KB)
Listing of ships and names of ancestors that immigrated on these ships
- Christian Blough (12 KB)
Information on Christian Blough; obituaries of John Johns (1823-1908) and his wife, Catharine (Yoder) Johns (1825-1909)
- Bishop Jacob Eash (6 KB)
Summary of Jacob Eash's life
- Christian Hershberger (12 KB)
Information on Christian Hershberger, his son, Peter, and descendants Joseph Hershberger and Barbara Hershberger. Includes obituaries for Joseph (1811-1901) and Veronica (Miller)Hershberger (1815-1887).
- Jacob Beiler (6 KB)
Information about Jacob Beiler who immigrated on the CHARMING NANCY in 1837.
- Jacob Hertzler (15 KB)
Information about Jacob Hertzler and his children, Catherine and Christian Hertzler
- Jacob Mast (26 KB)
Information about Jacob Mast and his son, Joseph Mast, and father/son/grandson descendants, Joseph D. Miller, Daniel P. Miller, and Joseph D. Miller. Includes obituaries of these descendants and their spouses.
- Martin Borntraeger (14 KB)
Information about Martin Borntraeger; his son, John; and John's children, John and Barbara