George Hohwarter
Madelena Schiffer
Christian Howerter
Juliana Carmini
Johannes Howerter


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1. Nancy Weirich

Johannes Howerter 1 2

  • Born: 31 May 1783, Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (1): Nancy Weirich on 24 Nov 1835 in Wayne County, Ohio, USA
  • Died: 25 Jun 1889, Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 106
  • Buried: Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA

  General Notes:

From "History of DeKalb Co., IN,1885"

John Hovarter, Sr., one of the most esteemed of the old pioneers, was born in Lebanon County, Pa, Nov. 3, 1808, a son of Christian and Juliana (Carmini) Howerter, natives of Lancaster County, of German parentage. he was reared in his native county, and in his boyhood worked in the shop of his father who was a blacksmith. When he was fifteen years old he was able to take the place of a journeyman, and worked for his father till his majority. He then went to Ohio, and for four years was in business for himself in Holmes County. Then was associated with a Mr. Oten in Dalton a year, and from that time on till 1850 lived in different places in Ohio, the last being Sugar Creek, where he bought a home and remained seven years. In 1850 he moved to DeKalb County IN, and bought eighty acres of wild land in Fairfield Township, which he has cleared, and now has a good farm. He has worked at his trade in addition to caring for his farm, and will long be remembered as the pioneer blacksmith for Fairfield Township. He has by his many years of upright and honorable dealing, won the confidence and respect of all who know him. He was married December 4, 1834 to Nancy, daughter of John and Betsey (Rupp) Weirich. To them have been born thirteen children,nine of whom are living. They are members of the United Brethren church. In politics he is a Democrat. 3

Johannes married Nancy Weirich, daughter of John Weirich , Sr. and Catherine Elizabeth Rupp, on 24 Nov 1835 in Wayne County, Ohio, USA. (Nancy Weirich was born on 16 Feb 1814 in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 1 Apr 1897 in Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.)


1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Hovarter.

3 Descendants of Johannes Martin RUPP (

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