Here's some of my HOCHs from Switzerland ...______ HOCH resided at in Canton of Basel, Switzerland.
I. Rudolph HOCH was born in 1683 in Liestal, Basel, Switzerland.He immigrated in 1717 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.He emigrated about 1717 from Canton of Basel, Switzerland.He was buried in 1748 in Hoch family cemetary, Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.He was buried in 1748 in Hoch family cemetary, Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.He died on 8 Jan 1748 in Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.He was Mennonite.He resided at in Chester Co., PA. Rudolph HOCHwas married to Veronica in ,Switzerland.Veronica was buried in 1728 in Hoch family cemetary, Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.She died in 1728 in Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.Rudolph HOCH and Veronica had the following children:
A. JohannesJohn HOCH was born in 1700 in Liestal, Basel, Switzerland.He emigrated in 1717 from Canton of Basel, Switzerland.He was buried in 1777 in Hoch family cemetary, Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.He died on 11 Jul 1777 in Oley Twp, Berks Co., PA.He resided at Schuylkill in Chester Co., PA."Johannes or John Hoch, son of Rudolph, is said to have been married to Susanna Herbein while he was living with his father at the Schuykill." Hoch-High Family in America, 1962
B. Samuel HOCH was born in 1702 in Switzerland.
II. Melchior HOCH immigrated in 1717 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.He emigrated about 1717 from Canton of Basel, Switzerland.He was Mennonite.He resided at in Bucks Co., PA.
A. Jacob HOCH was born before 1709 in PA.He owned purchased from Thomas Preston on 16 Aug 1741 in Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA.He signed a will in 1758.Probated 17 Feb 1769He owned Purchased from John Frelich 284 acres on 25 Aug 1759 in East Nantmeal Twp, Chester Co., PA.Philadelphia Deed Book H 10, p. 552He owned inherited from father 1740 & 1743 in Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA.He was a Farmer.
B. Philip HOCH was born on 13 Apr 1712 in Switzerland.He immigrated in 1717 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.He emigrated about 1717 from Switzerland.He owned from Abraham Updegraff in 1737 in Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA.He owned from Thomas Preston in 1749 in Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA.He owned on 9 Apr 1751 in Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co., PA."On April 9, 1751 Philip Hoch of New Hanover Township, weaver, bought two parcels of land in Hilltown Township of Bucks County, totaling 310 acres. These are recorded in Bucks County Deed Book 30, page 510 and 513 on June 11, 1800. Thus we have fixed the approximate date when Philip Hoch moved to Bucks County, i.e. before his brother Jacob left New Hanover to take residence in Chester County.", Hoch-High Family in America, 1962, pg B.9He owned Sold to Casimir Missimer on 25 Nov 1752 in Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA."Sauer's Pennsylvania German newspaper on May 16, 1751 carried the following advertisement: "Philip Hoch an der Olier Strass, 2 Meilen von der Manatani in Hanover Township wishes to sell his farm of 170 acres. Apply to him or his brother Jacob High". This add was at least partially successful, because on November 21, 1752 Philip Hoch and wife Anna sold Casimir Missimer over 40 acres of this tract, for 73 pounds, 8 sh., 2 d. Philip had purchased this portion from Thomas Preston. The surveyer Schultze's journal fo November 21, 1752 says, "Land surveyed for Casimer Missimer at Jacob Hoch's". Philip's land adjoined that of his brother Jacob and Schultze was probably better acquainted with Jacob Hoch, hence mentions him in the Journal.", Hoch-High in America, 1962, pg B.9He was buried in 1802 in Blooming Glen Menn Cemetary, Bucks Co., PA.He died on 11 Mar 1802 in ,,PA.He was a Weaver.He was Mennonite.On June 18, 1798, when 86 years old, Philip Hoch deeded all his land to his sons, David, John and Daniel, each getting equal shares; recorded June 11 and August 6, 1800 ... Philip Hoch's estate, valued at 1186 pounds, 5 sh., 10 d., was administered by his sons Jacob, Philip and John and by Abraham Dursten (who may have been a son-in-law). See Book B, pages 13 and 83 (Bucks County). See appendix B- vii inventory of the estate.", Hoch-High Family in America, 1962, pg B.9