Hubler Family Genealogy Forum
No, I have the actual book. It was compiled and edited by Albert Bernhardt Faust and Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh. It is printed by Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. of Baltimore with publishing dates of 1968, 1976, and 1991. Here are the three interesting quotes, the first from pg. 52/3: "Hans Jacob Hubler of Twann, born about 1710, had learned the shoemaker's trade and had gone to Holland as a journeyman, from whence he emigrated to Pennsylvania. There he settled in Plainfield in Northampton county (3 miles from Nazareth). Of his numerous children 7 sons and 4 daughters were still living. His first letter from America to a friend in Twann was dated in the year 1739. Hubler now requests, through his proxy, permission to withdraw his property of 300 crowns. This proxy is Jacob Schaffner of Lausen who is established as an inn-keeper in Pennsylvania in Lancaster County in the city of Lebanon. The government refuses the request on the grounds that it is not certain whether or not some of the children are still minors and does not know to what religion they belong.
"A letter has been preserved from the Clerk of the Court (Gerischtschreiber) Jacob Engel, a notary of Twann, to his friend Hubler, which is addressed as follows: 'To Mr. James Hubler at Blenfield in Northampton shire 3 Meiles from Nazareth in Pensilvania, to rendre at Mr. Christoff Sauer, Bookseller in Germantown in Pensilvania.' This letter was an answer to a letter from Hubler in the year 1763."
Second, on pg. 53, "The Landvogt of Nidau informs the Government that Jacob Hubler of Twann with his numerous family has emigrated to America. The property which he leaves at home is administered by a guardian." The authors then add, "(Twann on the Lake of Bienne is a village of wine-growers in the district of Nidau.)"
Then, thirdly, also on pg. 53, "Johann Jakob Hubler of Twann emigrated to America almost 50 years ago and settled there in Plainfield in Northampton County. Before his death in 1789 (1792?) he willed his property of 400 crowns in this country to his oldest son, Jakob Hubler, on the grounds that the other numerous children were sufficiently provided for by the property which he had accumulated in America. Jacob Hubler, through his proxy, Marc Voulaire, the teacher at Montmirail (Canton of Neuenburg [Neuchatel]), now requests permission to withdraw this capital in return for the surrender of his citizenship (Mannrecht). A copy of the will in favor of Jakob Hubler, attested by a notary, is submitted. The commune (Gemeinde) of Twann wished to oppose3 the withdrawal; but the government relies on the copy of the will which has been produced and grants the payment of the 400 crowns after the tqax of 10 percent has been deducted and the land-right surrendered. The copy of the will and Jakob Hubler's renunciation of his land-right shall be delivered to the commune for its security."