I don't anything about our Hosch family before they came to PA. Below is our total knowledge of their early history.
Jacob Hosch, son of Henry Hosch of Pennsylvania, was born ?,
and died 1819 in Fairfield County, S. C. He married Rachel Jones,
born ? and died ?
According to family records, 'Jacob Hosch came to South
Carolina in 1783 from Pennsylvania'.
Pennsylvania references to Hosch - Horsch - Horsh - Horst.:
Private Jacob Houch - County of Northhampton Militia - 1st
Company of 3rd Battalion, Northhampton Militia commanded by Lt.
Call'O Nicholas Kern in the State of Penn. Penn. Archives - 5th
Series Vol. VIII, page 246.
Peter Houch (no rank given) - County of North Hampton Militia,
4th Battalion, 3rd Company, Phi Boehm commanding. Pen Archives -
5th Series, Vol. VIII, p. 357.
Henry Houch shown in Northampton County - no date (1770-80's).
From Penn Archives - 5th Series, - Volume IV., page 655 -
"Thirty Thousand Names of Emigrants by Rupp. Page 473...'had paid
quit rents prior to 1734' Melchior Hoch 100 acres
Jacob Hoch 100 acres
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