Hawk, Haag, Hauk, Hauck, Hawke, Hoak, Hach
Conrad HAWK, Sr. born 1744 Germany of Wurtenburg, lived in Middle Creek PA, died 1825 buried Salem Church Cemetery Gilbert, Monroe Co. PA, granted 600 acres near Jonas PA
Spouse: Elizabet BORGER born 1748 Middle Creek PA, lived Gilbert PA
Children: John George born 3/19/1770 married Elizabeth Dotter; Anna Margaretha born 12/18/1774 died 7/30/1861 married John Peter Shupp; Conrad Jr. born 1776; Elizabeth born 4/4/1777 married Jacob Scheible; Jacob born 10/29/1779 died 1/23/1859 married Elizabeth Klein; Nicholas born 3/21/1782 died 3/25/1844 married Catherine Shupp; Susanna born 1/11/1784 died 9/25/1875 married John George Shupp; Catherine born 4/8/1786 married Charles Houser; John born 11/2/1788 died 7/2/1857 Ohio married Susanna Hahn; Peter born 5/1/1791 died 1824 married Elizabeth Eckhart; Michael born 2/8/1794 died 4/20/1846 married Maria Salome Fischer
Conrad HAWK, Jr. born 1776 Middle Creek, PA died pre 11/7/1855 probate of will
Spouse: Maria Margaret FISHER died 1870
Children: John married Sallie Moyer born 1/7/1803; George born 10/15/1804 married Mary Dreisbach or Sally Serfass; Samuel born 8/31/1809 Chestnut Hill PA; Johann Peter born 3/19/1812; Michael born 4/11/1806 married Catherine Zerfass; Joseph born 7/1/1816; Conrad born 4/3/1819 feeble minded
John HAWK born 1/7/1803 Gilbert PA, died 12/9/1877 Newport Township, Luzerne PA
Spouse: Fanny / Frances / Anna Dotter born 5/1/1807, died 3/22/1879 Newport Township, married about 1825
Children: Catharine born 3/5/1826; Simon born 11/11/1827; Aaron born c. 1830; John/Johannes born 6/29/1832; Sally born c. 1834; Conrad Jackson born 12/31/1836; Daniel born 5/8/1837, died 11/1837; Lucy Ann born 10/12/1838 marrid Jacob Bowers; Margaret born circa 1841, died 12/5/1843; Mary born circa 1845, died 12/19/1865; Frances born 9/27/1846, died 1/31/1847
Catherine / Catharine HAWK born 3/5/1826 Chestnuthill Twp Northhampton (now Monroe) PA, died 12/2/1894 Nanticoke Luzerne PA
Spouse: Isaac SARVER born 1824 Hanover Twp, PA, laborer, died 2/17/1892
Children: Francis H. born 1843 Plymouth Luzerne PA, died Forty Fort PA, married Josiah Petty; Margaret born Plymouth PA, died 12/1885; Isaac born 1859 Plymouth PA, died 12/18/1885, coal miner, died & buried in coal mine; Catherine born 1/18/1861; John H. born 1864 Plymouth PA, breaker boy 1880, died 12/18/1885, died & buried in coal mine
1790 Census of the US: Heidelberg Township, Northampton Co. PA: Conrad Hawk, Jacob Hawk
Conrad lived in Monroe Co. PA in the early
1800s. He married Maria Margarthe Fisher per Hawk genealogy by Shupp.
They had Johannes 1/7/1803, George c 10/15/1804; Samuel 8/31/1809;
Johann Peter 3/119/1812; Michael Joseph 7/1/1816; Conrad 4/3/1819.
Name is spelled Hawk, Haak, Haag, Hack, etc. He died before 11/7/1855 when
will submitted for probate, will written 1/26/1848 Son Peter inherited land
with provision to take care of mother and Conrad "during his life and
give him food and clothing" George, John, Michael & Joseph
inherited $10. He is buried in Kresgeville PA. Maria died 1870. John was
born 1/7/1803. He married Fanny (Frances, Anna) born 5/1/1807. They had
Catharina 3/5/1826, Simon 11/11/1827, Aaron 1830, Johannes/John 6/29/1832,
Sally A c. 1834, Conrad Jackson 12/31/1836, Daniel 5/8/1837 died 11/1837,
Lucy Ann 10/1j2/1838 married Jacob Bowers, Margaret 1841 died 12/5/1863,
Mary 1845 died 12/19/1865, Frances 9/27/1846 died 1/31/1847. Johannes Haack
took communion at Salem Union Church (Lutheran) Gilbert PA. They moved
to Luzerne Co. PA 1820s or 30s. He is in the 1850 and 1870 Census'. John
died 12/9/1877, Fanny 3/22/1879 and buried at Newport Cemetery.
"Church Book of the Evangelical Congregation of Moorestown, Northampton County,
Pa.," copied and translated by the Rev. A.S. Leiby, Easton, Pa., 1934. Conrad Haak and Elizabeth were sponsors at the baptism of
Maria Elisabeth, daughter of George and Juliana Haak, born May 21, 1775, and
baptized June 5, 1775 page 2. Conrad and Elisabeth Haag had a son named Nickolaus, born Feb. 28, 1782,
and baptized May 12, 1782. Sponsored were Nickolaus Burger and Otillia.
Tax and land records recorded from "The Pennsylvania Archives": Conrad Haag in Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pa., in
proprietary tax list of 1772. Tax not listed. "The Pennsylvania
Archives," Series 3, Vol. 19, page 76. George Hag, laborer, in Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pa., in
proprietary tax list of 1772. Taxed 6 shillings, 8 pence. "The
Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 19, page 76.Conrad Hoch taxed in Chestnut Hill Township, Northampton County, Pa., in
federal tax of 1785. Taxed 4 shillings, 9 pence. "The Pennsylvania
Archives," Series 3, Vol. 19, page 179. George Hoch taxed in Chestnut Hill Township, Northampton County, Pa., in
federal tax of 1785. Taxed 8 shillings, 4 pence. "The Pennsylvania
Archives," Series 3, Vol. 19, page 179. Conrad Hock taxed for 100 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow in Chestnuthill Township,
Northampton County, Pa., in federal tax of 1786. Taxed 5 shillings, 1 pence.
"The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 19, page 263. George Hock taxed for 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows in Chestnuthill
Township, Northampton County, Pa., in federal tax of 1786. Taxed 6
shillings, 9 pence. "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3,
Vol. 19, page 263. Conrad Hock taxed for 25 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows in Chestnut Hill
Township, Northampton County, Pa., in the federal tax of 1788. Taxed 3
shillings, 7 pence. "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3,
Vol. 19, page 385. Peter Haag taxed for 150 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows in Macungie Township,
Northampton County, Pa., in federal tax of 1788. Taxed 1 pound, 4 shillings.
"The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol. 19, page 331. Conrod Haack received a warrant for 50 acres in Northampton County, Pa.,
on April 28, 1806 "The Pennsylvania Archives," Series 3, Vol.
26, page 101.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northeastern ..., Page 1, Issue 546: John Lawrence Fisher our subject's grandfather was one of three children, two boys and one girl according to some papers found after his death. He made his home upon a farm within the present limits of Polk township, Monroe county and lived to the advanced age of ninety years and three months. His wife whose maiden name was Elizabeth l Ierhekam also attained a good old age. They had a large family of children as follows. Michael who died at the homestead aged seventy years, Dewalt a farmer of Polk township who died in his sixty ninth year, Abraham our subject's father, Lawrence who survived the others and died when over seventy years old, Conrad who died in Stroud township Monroe county aged forty two, Elizabeth Mrs Adam Keller who died in Easton Penn, Catherine Mrs Peter Frederick who died at Cherry alley Monroe county, Margaret Mrs Conrad Hawk who died in Polk township Monroe county, Eva who never married and made her home with the Keller family in Easton, Susannah who married Jesse Siglin, and Maria who married Michael Hawk and died in Polk township Monroe county. Abraham Fisher our subject's father was born in 1789 at the old homestead and after acquiring an education in the schools of the locality he engaged in farming there. He with his brothers Lawrence and Michael inherited the farm but neither of the latter ever married. Abraham Fisher died in March 1851 and his wife Margaret Smith who was born in 1802 in Carbon county Penn died in 1876. Her family was of Pennsylvania Dutch stock and her father Abraham Smith was a farmer in Carbon county where he died at an advanced age. Our subject was the eldest in a family of three children 2 Mary married first James Gregory deceased and second George Smale By the first marriage she had two children Ialinda and Mary and by the second she had one daughter who married Peter Bowlinger 3 Charles the youngest now deceased was a farmer in Polk township Monroe county. He left four childreii Fannie Becky May and George all of whom reside in that county.
The Western Pennsylvania historical magazine, Volumes 5-6. By Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. When the Ohio Company was formed 1748 Col Cresap was secured to open a trail from Cumberland to head waters of the Monongahela Cresap secured for important work the services of Nemacolin who blazed trail and cut away all fallen timber and this trail marks significant milestone in the transportation of the Monongahela Valley. So well did this wonderful Indian Nemacolin do the task assigned to him that Nemacolin's Path later became the pack horse route and over this came thousands of tons of freight costing about $150 a ton to transport as against $1.30 a ton now seven to ten cents a pound the prevailing rates. Salt iron nails etc were carried thus and hides feathers etc went east. These pack horse drivers were very interesting characters. Each driver handled eight or ten horses. Each horse carried about 800 pounds burden over his shoulders each horse carried a wooden half hoop in the center of which hung a bell that was silent by day but when the horses were turned loose at the end of the day tinkled the night long to notify the driver where to look for his beasts in the morning. These pack horses streamed over the mountains in endless cavalcades but in 1774 Conrad Hawk drove a wagon over the mountains and this event also marks a significant milestone in early transportation in the Mononogahela River Valley. Soon the freight was all sent over in wagons dispensing with the services of the pack horse drivers who went on a strike destroyed the bridges and wagons and sometimes even the freight showing that labor troubles and strikes are no recent conception.
Pennsylvania, colonial and federal: a history, 1608-1903, Volume 2. By Pennsylvania Historical Publishing Association. While the people of Pittsburgh were with great spirit endeavoring to build up their trade with the West and the Southwest they were much harassed by the difficulties which attended the development of their communication with the East. When Braddock and Forbes cut their way across the mountains the one from Cumberland, Maryland the other from Bedford, Pennsylvania, they opened paths which served the packmen for the transportation of goods. The first wagon from the East was driven into Pittsburgh by Conrad Hawk a teamster with the army of General Forbes. But for many years after that trains of pack horses were more frequently used for conveyance than wheeled vehicles.