I just recently discovered Seymour and have been trying to figure out the connection to the York, PA, Trumbull Co., OH, Wisconsin Hakes. I found him in the 1880 census for Princeton, Green Lake, WI. He was born about 1812 in OH and his wife Mary was born about 1815 in VA. In 1880 they had 5 children living at home: Celia, Cynthia, Austin, Cornelia and Franklin born about 1846. He could be your Benjamin Franklin.
I'm wondering if this Seymour could be the son of Jacob Hake whose death was reported in the Oshkosh Democrat on 6 Sep 1850. It reports that "Seymour A. Hake has applied for administration of the estate of Jacob Hake deceased late of the county of Marquette." Seymour is 'next of kin.'
There is a Jacob Hake is in the 1850 census for Trumbull Co., OH age 66 with no wife listed with children Mary (26), Laura (21) and Sarah (17) all born in Ohio. In the Trumbull County probate records in Oct 1841 Jacob Hake was appointed guardian to his minor children Jacob age 13, Laurinda age 13 and Sarah age 10. A bond of $100 was submitted by a Philip Hake (if I understand the record correctly).
Complicating things is a Jacob Hake, age 75, in the 1860 census for Princeton, Green Lake, WI living with living with 33 year old Sarah and a 65 year old John Stinson in the household. Next door are Henry and Lucy Stinson both age 35.
It seems like the 66 year old Jacob in the 1850 census must be the same as the 75 year old Jacob in 1860. So then, who is the Jacob whose estate was administered by Seymour and what was their relationship? I suppose it could have been the Jacob who was 13 in 1841 - so 22 in 1850 - perhaps a brother of Seymour?
Can you shed any light. I'll keep looking. I believe the Trumbull County Jacob was the son of Christian Hake, Sr. (~1759-1824) who was the son of Johann Conrad Hake (Höck) (1730-~1785) who was born in Burgholzhausen, Hessen, Germany and died in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.
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