Esther HEIM 4
Notes with the church records indicated Esther was age 92 years, 6 months, 27 days when she died. She was survived by 6 of her 13 children (William [error?, Edward?] Hoch, Tom Hoch, Mrs. Elisabeth Haupt, Mrs. Nathan Kasemay, Mrs. Richard Thomas, Mrs. Harry Ossman), 43 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.
Noted events in her life were:
• Confirmation, 25 Apr 1839, St. John's (Kimmel's) Evangelical Lutheran Church, Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 2
• Census: U.S., 1870, Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 8 Hoch, Esther, age 47 F, Farmer
Esther married Thomas HOCH, son of Abraham HOCH and Mary Barbara KAERCHER, on 14 Oct 1843 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.1 2 3 (Thomas HOCH was born on 18 Feb 1824 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,4 6 9 died on 13 Jun 1864 in Trevillian Station, Louisa County, Virginia 10 11 and was buried on 18 Jun 1867 in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia 10.)
1 Record of [Thomas] Family Traits, form from the Eugenics Record Office, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Long Island, New York, dated as sent 26 January 1927, No. 54644, photocopy provided by Lee Thomas.
2 Phillip A Rice and Jean A Dellock, compilers, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: vital records, genealogical and historical miscellany, Vol 2, (Laughlintown, PA: Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services, 1991), 121.
3 Hoch Family, Notes (two loose sheets in Amanda Hoch's bible), Scanned and provided by David Thomas, 2004, p2.
4 Letter from Dorothy Thomas to her nephew, Richard D. Thomas, Jr., Various Thomas family information, 2000, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
5 Esther Hoch [nee Heim], Certificate of Death, File No. 94923, 1915, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.
6 Amanda Hoch, Baptismal Certificate, The old Lutheran Church, 1862, Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylania. Scanned copy provided by David Thomas, 2004.
7 Kimmel's Church Cemetery, Visit in June, 2004, by Richard Thomas, Esther Hoch gravestone.
8 Pennsylvania. Schuylkill County, 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Schuylkill County, on-line copy, <http://www.ancestry.com>, National Archives micropublication M593, roll 1449, Barry Township, page 6 , line 12, dwelling 68, Esther Hoch household.
9 Judy Lynn Weaver, Email to Richard Thomas, RE: Update on Patricia Lingenfelter, 2 Aug, 2000; <JWEAVER@kellyadv.com>.
10 Interment.net, Cemetery Transciption Libary, <http://www.interment.net/Default.htm>, Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, Thomas Hoch grave, Plot A1 0 330.
11 Thomas Hoch gravestone, plot A1 0 330, Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia.