If you think that you may be related to any of the early Amish Mennonite settlers to Somerset County, you may want to pick up a copy of the book, The Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, which chronicles this family line from their arriving in America and intial settlement in Berks County, PA and their subsequent relocation to Somerset County. Many of the families currently researching in the county will find that they are related to this family line.
This book, originally published in 1911, is currently available from
the following source:
You may also join the Hochstetler Family Newsletter by writing to the
The Yoder Family Association
If you have YODER family ties, make sure you stop by the YODER website and subscribe to their family newsletter.
Another great resource is the book, Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies, by Hugh F. Gingerich and Rachel W. Kreider, Pequea Publishers, 1986.
The Amish Peddler specializes in Amish made products of all types.
This county is part of the USGenWeb Project, a non-profit genealogical resource web system, and is maintained by April Phillips and Connie Burkett with help and information provided by other volunteers.
Last Revised: December 7, 2006