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felter. of York County. They had three sons and
one daughter. Being the eldest of the children,
Samuel remained on the farm, and like his father,
has followed farming ever since. In his youth he
attended subscription schools, and at the age of
nineteen years, went to Indiana, with his parents,
but stayed there only a few months, and then re-
turned to Pennsylvania, stopping in Indiana County
about four years. Coming back to his native
county, he followed distilling for a few years. July
25, 1844, he married Susan Heindel, daughter of
Jacob Heindel, a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Glatfelter
were of German descent, Mrs. 6. died January
28, 1879, leaving six children. Two children were
buried before her: Catharine, in her twenty-second
year, and Isabel, in her twenty-seventh year. Since
his mother's death, Samuel L. died in his twenty-
sixth year, and Amanda Jane April 13, 1883, aged
thirty-four years, leaving the following: Susan,
Julian, Margaret B. and Emma L. The family be-
long to the Lutheran Church. Mr. Glatfelter has
for some time been school director. In politics he
is Democratic. In the spring of 1859 he removed
to the pla<:e he now owns and occupies, a fine thrifty
farm of about 155 acres.

LUTHER S. GLATFELTER, merchant at Star-
view, was born in New Salem, North Codorus
Township, December 23, 1860, and is a son of
Franklin aud Rebecca (Smith) Glatfelter, of Ger-
man and Swiss descent, respectively. He remained
with his father on the farm until the age of four-
teen, when he entered the employ of Eli Goodling
as clerk in his store. He next attended school one
winter, and then became a clerk for Mr. Whitman
and others, of York, in the store business. In 1881
he began business for himself as a merchant
in Dover Township, and in 1884 moved to Starview,
where he is now conducting a store of general mer-
chandise, and since locating there has been post-
master of the village. Mr. Glatfelter was married,
August 14, 1881, to Jennie E. Hake, daughter of
Frederick Hake. They had two children. One,
named William Jacob, died in infancy. The name
of the second child is Charles Walter. Mr. Glat-
felter is a member of the Lutheran Church.

ELIAS GOOD (formerly spelled Guth), the third
of five children of Rudolph and Elizabeth (Engle)
Good, of Manchester Township, was born Novem-
ber 8, 1828, in Manchester Township, at the old
homestead. He was reared to farming and has
always followed that occupation. September 16,
1852, he married Louisa Baer, daugher of George
and Sarah (Smyser) Baer, of Spring Garden Town-
ship. Three children were born to this marriage;
Adeline, Amanda, deceased; and Annie. On the
31st of January, 1875, Mr. Good married Susan Mus-
ser, daughter of Benjamin H., and Elizabeth (Rup-
ley) Musser, of Fairview Township. Our subject's
grandfather, Peter Good, was born November 11,
1755, in Martick Township, Lancaster County,
Penn. ; his first wife was Susan Stehman, of Lancas-
ter County; eleven children were born to them;
John, Henry, Barbara, Elizabeth, Susanna, Anna,
Jacob, Peter, Rudolph, Catherine and Abraham.
His second wife was Barbara Treigber, of Spring
Garden Township; to this union were born two
children: Maria and Daniel. Rudolph Good, the
father of the subject of this sketch,was born August
28, 1794, on the homestead where David Good now
resides. He died December 22, 1869, aged seventy-
five years three months and twenty-nine days.
Elizabeth (Engle) Good, our subject's mother, was
born October 27, 1801, was married to Rudolph
Good, March 11, 1824, and died March 4, 1853, aged
fifty-one years, four months and five days. Their



children were Jacob, deceased; Magdaline, deceased;
Elias, Susanna and David. Mr. Good, our subject,
is a member of the German Baptist Church (usually
known as Dunkards), and is one of Manchester
Township's best citizens.

DAVID E. GOOD (formerly spelled Guth),
is the youngest of five children of Rudolph and
Elizabeth (Engle) Good, of Manchester Town-
ship, and was born at the homestead where he now
resides, August 30, 1832. He was reared to and has
always foUowed farming. In December. 1856, he
married Susan R. Ginter, daughter of Jacob and
Ann (Rodes) Ginter, of Manchester Township. Ten
children have been born to them: Harvey G., Will-
iam, Elizabeth (deceased), Rudy, David, Jacob,
Martha (deceased), Edward, Fannie (deceased), and
Harry. Harvey Good, son of the subject of this
sketch, was born November 6, 1858. December 4,

1881, he married Catherine Melhorn, daughter of
George and Louisa (Lory) Melhorn, of Manchester
Tovenship; one child has blessed their union — Roy
Edwin. Harvey Good is engaged in the cigar busi-
ness and has a factory in Manchester Township.
William and Jacob, second and sixth sons of David
E. Good, have charge of the telegraph office at the
Summit, between Emigsville and Mount Wolf;
William is the day and Jacob the night operator
for the Pennsylvania Railroad, on the Northern
Central Railroad, at this point; they are steady,
trustworthy young men, and conscientious in the
discharge of their duties. Rudy and David, the
fourth and fifth children, respectively, are working
at cigar-making.

HENRY V. GRESS, M. D., was born in Lan-
caster County, Novembers, 1846. His parents were
John and Elizabeth (Von-Nieda) Gress, both of
whom are dead, the father dying when Henry V.
was but a year old. They were natives of Lan-
caster County and of German descent. They had
two sons, of whom Henry V. was the youngest.
Until his seventeenth year he remained on the farm,
attending also the common schools, where at the
age of sixteen years he first learned English. At
the age of twenty years he entered the office of Dr.
Hoffman at Sinking Springs, Berks Co., Penn., and
read medicine one year; then entered JeSerson-
College and took a course of lectures. After read-
ing another year with his old preceptor he returned
to his alma, mater, and graduated in March, 1871, as
M. D., not getting his diploma, however, until
some months after passing the examination, on
account of a "commencement." He had really
practiced his profession nine months before he re-
ceived his diploma. At Brickerville, Lancaster
County, he began practice in September, 1870, and
stayed some time over a year. He then removed
{ to Bachmansville, Dauphin Couniy, where he prac-
ticed nearly three years. From there he moved to
Manchester, where he has since practiced with suc-
cess. September 20, 1870, he was married, at York,
to Ella Boyd, of Columbia, Penn., a daughter of
John Boyd, of Scotch-Irish descent. Four children
were born to them: Ray, Guy, Grace and Elizabeth
B. Both parents belong to the United Brethren
Church. Dr. Gress was elected school director in

1882. He was also one of the organizers of the
Provident Life Association of Baltimore, Md., and
has been one of the directors since its organization
in 1882.

SAMUEL GROSS, the second of six children of
John and Barbara (Melhorn) Gross, was born May
35, 1813, in Manchester Township, on the old home-
stead farm where he was reared. His first wife was
Susan Wolf. Six children were born to them;
Mary, Amanda, John, George, Emma and Susan
(deceased). His second wife was Lena Gotwalt,
daughter of John and Catherine (Wilt) Gotwalt of
Dover Township. One child was born to this mar-



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riage— Alice S. Mr. Gross and family are mem-
bers of the Lutheran Church, of Manchester. Mr.
Gross' ancestors were among the first settlers of
Manchester Township. They came to the neigh-
borhood of Manchester 110 years ago, and their de-
scendants in Manchester Township have always
been upright, honorable men and good citizens.

MICHAEL GROSS, the third of six children of
John and Barbara (Melhorn) Gross, of Manchester
Township, was born January 15, 18—. in Manches-
ter Township; he was reared on his father's farm
and followed farming for thirty years, when he
retired. He married Leah Hake, daughter of Jacob
and Lydia (Miller) Hake, of Conewago Township;
to this union were born Eliza, John W., Eli, Lydia,
Sarah A., Louis and Leah. The grandfather of the
subject of this sketch was born'in Germany, and
located in Manchester Township.on the farm. where
Jacob Free now resides, near Emigsville; after a
short stay there he bought the farm where Benja-
min Gross now lives, about one mile from the village
of Manchester. He bought this farm, February 8,
1777, from Frekerick Zorger, of Newberry Township.
Samuel Gross, our subject's grandfather, had two
brothers, one settled in Lancaster County, the other
near Hagerstown, Md. Samuel settled in York
County and had seven children: George, Samuel,
John, Daniel, Eve, wife of Michael Beltzhover, of
Cumberland County, and one daughter, the wife of
Rev. Schucker (deceased), of York; the other
daughter was the wife of John Strayer, of Dover
Township. Our subject's ancestors were among
the earliest settlers of Manchester Township. Mr.
Gross is a prominent member of the Lutheran
Church.

GEORGE GROSS, son of John and Barbara
(Melhorn) Gross, was born February 16, 1817, in
Manchester Township. Mr. Gross was reared to
farming and followed the occupation all his life.
February 17, 1848, Mr. Gross married Eliza Rutter,
daughter of John and Catharine Brillinger Rutter,
of Manchester Township. Fourteen children were
born to this union: Ellen, deceased; Albert, de-
ceased; Emma, deceased; George, deceased; Andrew,
deceased; Adam, deceased; "Zacharias, William,
Sarah, Kate, Edward, Charles, Eliza and Jennie.
Mr. Gross and family are members of the Lutheran
Church, of Manchester. (For Mr. Gross' ancestral
history, see his brother's sketch.)

BENJAMIN GROSS, the third of six children
of Daniel and Elizabeth (Myers) Gross, of Man-
chester Township, was born August 20. 1819, in
Manchester Township. He was reared to farming
and followed that occupation until 1860. when he
retired. In April, 1843, Mr. Gross married Sarah
Shettel. daughter of George and Elizabeth (Bentz)
Shettel, of Conewago Township. Two children
have blessed this marriage: Eli and Alfred S. (now
a resident of Goshen, Ind.) Our subject's grand-
father bought and located on the farm where Ben-
jamin now lives, in 1777, having purchased the same
from Fred Zorger on the 8th of February, 1777.
The Gross family has been among the pioneer set-
tlers of Manchester Township. Benjamin Gross,
the subject of this sketch, is well and favorably
known as one of Manchester Township's influential
men. He is a member of the Lutheran Church.

FREDERICK G. HAKE was born in Conewago
Township, York County, May 29, 1887. His parents
were Andrew F. and Eliza (Gross) Hake, of York
County, and of German descent. They reared a
family of four sons (of whom Frederick was the
eldest), and three daughters. Frederick G. remained
on the farm until grown, receiving his educa-
tion in the public schools. At the age of twenty-one
he began life for himself. When twenty-three years
old he was married to Sarah Moore, daughter of
Jacob Moore, of Manchester Borough. Ten chil-



dren were born to them: Edward M., a railroad ofli-
cial at St. Louis; Mary Ellen, wife of Joseph Eisen-
hart; William Albert, grocer; Jennie, wife of Luther
Glatfelter; Elizabeth, Annie, Augustus, Maggie, Car-
rie and Hattie — the last six being at home. Brought
up in the Lutheran Church, they, for convenience,
joined the United Brethren Church in 1874, Hav-
ing a fine farm of 163 acres of well cultivated land,
about four miles west of York, Mr. Hake left Man-
chester Borough in 1874, and located on this farm.
His parents left Manchester, in 1872, forHarrisburg,
where they have since resided, leading the easy lite
of retired farmers. Mr. Hake owns very valuable
property in Harrisburg, as also valuable farm hmds
in Kansas.

ALBERT HAKE, son of Daniel and Mary
(Boose) Hake, of ManchesterTownship(now York),
was born April 24, 1851, and is the second of eight
children. He attended the public schools of his na-
tive township, and went two sessions to the York
County Academy (Prof. Ruby). December 12,
1872, Mr. Hake married Adeline Good, daughter of
Elias and Louisa (Baer) Good, of Manchester Town-
ship. Four children have been born to them: Car-
rie, Estella, Nora Louisa and Elias. Mr. Hake is a
successful florist and apiarist, and sells largely to
the York market, and lives near the village of Man-
chester, on the Harrisburg pike.

WILLIAM J. HAKE, son of Jacob and Cassan-
dria (Neiman) Hake, was born December 14, 1852,
in Manchester Township, He was the ninth of ten
children: George, Leah, Emanuel, Ellen, Mary,
Louisa, Jacob (deceased), Henry (deceased), AVill-
iam J., and All)ert (deceased). 'The mother of our
subject was Cassandria Neiman, daughter of George
and Mary (Rupert) Neiman, of Conewago Town-
ship. His father, Jacob Hake, was born February
20. 1809, and died May 25, 1875. Our subject's
grandfather was Jacob Hake; he married Mary
Copenhafer, of Heidelberg Township; he was a far-
mer and owned the farm now occupied by Daniel
Hake, one mile and a half from Manchester, on the
Harrisburg pike (see history of the Hake or Hock
family, page 137).

JACOB HARTMAN, son of Christian and
Marjr (Moore) Hartman, was born March 8, 1820,
in this township, the sixth of the following fam-
ily: .John (deceased), Catherine (deceased). Chris-
tian, Peter (deceased), Henry (deceased), Jacob,
Samuel (deceased), Isaac, Elizabeth (deceased), Su-
sanna, Daniel, Abraham (deceased), Leah and
William (deceased). The father. Christian Hart-
man, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Our subject
was married, November 14, 1844, to Leah, daughter
of John and Christiana (Lichtenberger) Schroll,
and by her became the father of eleven children:
Justice (deceased). Mary Ann, Samuel (deceased),
William H., Sarah J., Annie (deceased), John,
Leah, Emanuel F., Daniel B. and Catherine (de-
ceased). Mr. Hartman is the owner of several
excellent farms, and in the spring of 1865 retired to
his new mansion to pass in quietude his remaining
years.

ANSON C. HARTMAN, born in Manchester
Township, March 29, 1862, is the sixth son of Peter
and Mary (Hartzler) Hartman, of York and
Dauphin Counties. He was brought up in Man-
chester Borough, received a good education in the
public schools, and at the age of seventeen years
began the trade of stone-cutter with his brother in
Manchester Borough, and in September, 1883. he
went into business for himself. He is a skilled
workman, and the only stone-cutter in the place.
He is financial secretary of the P. O. S. of A. at
Manchester, and has filled all the official chairs of
the order. He is leader of Mt. Wolf Cornet Band,
and instructor of the Starview Cornet Band. He is
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the brass instruments. His musical education is
self-acquired.

HENRY HOFF, son of Henry and Mary (Moul)
Hoff, was bnrn in Manchester Township, Yorlj
Co., Penn., March 16, 1830, and was reared on his
father's farm. The father was born in this town-
ship, and the mother in Heidelberg Township, near
Hanover, Penn. They had si.\; children: John,
Rebecca, Mary, Henry, Samuel and Susan. Our
subject was married, November, 1859, to Sarah,
daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Baer, of Cone-
wago Township, this county. By this union they
have been blessed with four children: Albert,
Henry B., Eli W. and an infant, deceased. Mi-.
Hoff "is the owner of a valuable farm, well culti-
vated and improved. The village of Mt. Wolf,
where Mr. Hofl resides, is built on land owned by
his father, Henry Hoff.

SAMUEL M. HOFF, the founder of Mt. Wolf
village, and the son of Henry and Mary (Moul)
Hoff, of this township, was born February 16,
1833, and was reared on his father's farm. Decem-
ber 5. 1851, he married Sarah, daughter of George
and Leah (Shindle) Lichtenberger, of Fairview
Township, the result of the marriage being three
children: Carlton L., George L. and an infant (de-
ceased). The father of our subject, Henry Hoff,
died in October, 1884, at the advanced age of
eighty-nine years, a sincere member of the United
Brethren Church of Mt. Wolf, of which he has
always been a liberal supporter.

THE HOCK (HAKE) FAMILY. An old fami-
ly bible which has come down to the present, states:
Jacob Hock (always written thus in the German) was
born June 10, 1734, in Hanau Land, Holzhausen,
Germany; his father was John Frederick Hock, and
his mother was Anna Catharine Foobach ; she
was born at Rothine, a small half hour from
Holzhausen. The Provincial Council of Penn-
sylvania adopted a resolution September 14,_
1727, that the Masters of Vessels transporting"
Germans and others from the Continent of Eur-
ope, take a list of emigrants "from whence they
came." Those who could write were obliged to
subscribe their names in their own hand. These
lists are still preserved at Harrisburg. Some old
deeds and writings, containing the signatures of our
forefathers, have been preserved to the present,
and comparing these with the ones on the lists at
Harrisburg, we find they correspond to signatures
on lists in the years of 1748 and 1749. " September
15, 1748, Foreigners imported in the Two Brothers,
Thomas Arnott, Master, from Rotterdam, last from
Portsmouth;" Jacob Hiick. " September 26, 1749,
Foreigners from Hanau, Wirtenberg, Darmstadt
and Eisenberer. Ship Ranier, Henry Browning,
Master, from Rotterdam last from England. 277
passengers;" John Frederick Hock, John Conrad
Hock. The above facts show that our family
immigrated to America in the years 1748 and 1749;
Jacob Hock in 1748, and we have a number of rea-
sons to believe he was the elder son; September 26,
1749, the father, John Frederick Hock, the founder
of the family, and John Conrad, a son, probably the
younger son. We have not been able to discover
if they settled in York County immediately or not.
We are inclined to believe they did. As early as
April, 1752, we find a record, the baptism of a child
of said Jacob Hock — Maria Barbra— born January
34, 1752, baptized April 36, 1752, at Christ Evangel-
ical Lutheran Church, York. March 35, 1753, John
Frederick Hock and wife, Anna Catharine, stood
godfather and gcd-mother to the child of John
Adam Schedle, a son, John Frederick, at same
church. Among old papers still in possession
of the family we find a draft of a tract of land
No. 3048. This tract was formerly owned by
Gottfried W. Noedel, of York, owned at pres-



ent by Louis Zurn, of Philadelphia. From a
deed we extract: "Michael Houck, by his deed poll
of 5 August, 1755, for the consideration therein
mentioned, did grant and convey all his right, title
and interest of in and to a certain Impi'ovement
and tract of Land situate in Codorus Townsliip unto
a certain Frederick Heck. And the said Frederick
Oblad Heck, an order to survey and lay out the
same by his Application No. 3048 for 300 acres,
bearing date at Philadelphia, 3 March, 1767. And
whereas the said Frederick Heck afterward died in-
testate, being so seized of said Improvement, and
Tract of Land and Order of Survey, togetlier with
other Land in said County of York, leaving lawful
issue to survive him to witz : Conrad Heck, Jacob
Heck and Phillipina, the wife of Phillip Winter-
meyer. And whereas in pursuance of Application
and Order of Survey aforesaid there was surveyed
and laid out after the death of the said Frederick
Heck, for the use of his issue (7 May, 1771.) afore-
said, the above recited Improvement and Tract of
Land." The time of death of Frederick Hock, the
father, we have not been able to determine definite-
ly. He stood god-father to a child of his son-
in-law, Phillip Wintermyer, on January 1, 1768.
Letters of administration in common form
were granted to Jacob Hake of the estate of
Frederick Hake, late of York County, yeoman,
deceased on September 9, 1770. Of the daughter
Phillipina, wife of Phillip Wintermeyer, we have
not been able to get much information. We have
knowledge of two children: Anna Catharine, born
December 3, 1767, and Susanna, born August 6,
1776, both baptized at Christ Evangelical Lutheran
Church, York. The said Phillip Wintermeyer came
to America October 25, 1748. He received tract
No. 3048, by deed of release of Conrad Hake and
Jacob Hake November 3, 1771. Sold the same
to Peter Miller July 20, 1773. A tract of 164
acres was surveyed to him in Manchester Township
April 9, 1778, in pursuance of a warrant dated the
24th day of March, 1767. Present owner of this
tract, Samuel Glatfelter. The last assessment we
can find of him in Manchester Township is 1801.
Conrad Hock, one of the two sons and probably the
younger, arrived with his father, John Frederick,
in America, as previously given, September 26,
1749. A warrant was taken out by said Conrad on
February 34, 1767, for "about 200 acres situate in
Dover (now Conewago) Township, including his
improvement about four or five miles from York."
This tract passed to his "eldest son," Christian,
from him to his younger brother, Frederick, and by
public sale after decease of Frederick to George
Loucks, of West Manchester Township, on March
31, 1832, whose son, Israel Loucks of York, is
present owner. Said Conrad was assessed to 150
acres in Dover (now Conewago Township) in 1780.
In 1781 he was assessed to one lot in Carlisle, Cum-
berland County. In 1783 to one house and lot in
same place. Made his will at Carlisle, February 7,
1785. Letters testamentary were issued in common
form March 7, 1785, to Elizabeth (wife) and
Jacob Greason. We extract from above will:
"My eldi-st son, Christian Hick, shall have the
profit of my plantation in Dover (now Conewago)
Township, as long as his Mother lives " "My son,.
Frederick possess the House that I have in Carlisle
during the life of his mother." "My son. Christian,
shall have it in his choice to take either the planta-
tion or house in Carlisle to possess." "My eldest
daughter, Anna Maria Greaves." "Second daughter,
Catharine Ottenberger." "Third daughter, Philli-
pina Hoofman." "Fourth daughter .Susanna Fisher."
" Second" daughter Catharine, wife of Jacob Otten-
berger. second husband Jacob Wiser, of Carlisle;
"Third" daughter, wife of Nicholas Hoofman. lived
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■were: John Jacob (eldest, born January, 1780), John
Phillip, Anna Maria, Susanna, Henry and Nicholas.
Of Anna Maria Greaves, Catharine Ottenberger,
afterward Wiser, and Susanna Fisher I have not
learned anything. Christian, the "eldest son," was
assessed to a farm in Dover Township in 1782-83;
1785-87 to a house and lot in Carlisle; 1788-89 to
a farm in North Middleton Township, Cumberland
County. He settled in Trumbull County, Ohio,
bui. at what time I have not discovered. His chil-
dren were Christian, who came from Ohio and mar-
ried Elizabeth Hake, of the branch of Jacob Hiick,
and lived near Quickel's Church; their children
living and dead are Susanna, wife of Benjamin
Deardoff; Sarah, wife of Andrew Beuhler; Eliza-
beth, wife of Henry Loucks, and Samuel. The
other children of Christian Hake, Sr., were Freder-
ick, one of whose sons is Jesse S. Hake, superinten-
dent of public instructions of Wayne County, Neb.
The remaining children of Cliristian Hake, Sr.,
were George, Samuel. Elizabeth, Maria Barbra,
wife of Samuel Wanemaker, and Catharine. The
younger son of Conrad Hock, Frederick, who lived
on tlie homestead, the farm now owned by Israel
Loucks, of York, died April 12, 1830. The farm
was sold March 31, 1832, and the family shortly
after moved to Trumbull County, Ohio. The chil-
dren were Elizabeth, John Phillip, Daniel, Freder-
ick, John George; Catharine, wife of Michael Wire,
Conrad, Samuel, David, Mary, wife of Jacob Hola-
bush, and Jacob. John Phillip, Daniel, Frederick,
■John George and David or some of the descend-
ants of each — live in Jefferson County, Wis. The
children of Jacob were; Emanuel, Elizabeth, wife
of Jacob Core, now living at Highspire, Dauphine
County; John A. Hake, Pittsburgh, and Daniel J.
Hake, of Middletown, Dauphin County. Jacob
Hiick, the other son who arrived in America, Sep-
tember lo, 1748, was born June 10, 1724 — wife
Susanna Dorothea. He received his naturalization
papers of the supreme court held at Philadelphia,
September 24, 1762, under King George III, king
of England. "Before William Allen and Will-
iam Coleman, Esqs., judges of the said court,
between the Hours of 9 and 12 of the Clock
in the Forenoon of the same Day, Jacob Heek, of
Manchester, in the county of York, being a Foreign-



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