Jacob Hoch

1769–26 August 1837 (Age 68)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Hoch was born in 1769, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Rev. Johannes Hoch, was 27 and his mother, Magdalena Schweitzer, was 24. He married Magdalena Maria Gabel about 1794, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 26 August 1837, in his hometown, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mennonite Church, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Hoch
Magdalena Maria Gabel
Marriage: about 1794
John High
Henry Hoch

Spouse and Children

about 1794
Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 7

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 18

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German hōch ‘high’; a habitational name from any of various places named Hoch, or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of high land, or a descriptive nickname for a tall man, from the same word.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from German hoch ‘tall’, Yiddish hoykh.3 Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Hodislav, composed of the elements hodi- ‘to be fit or suited’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘splendor’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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