According to the Internet Surname Database, the Huber surname has never been researched. However, Wikipedia indicates that it is of German origin and derives from the word hube, which means ‘hide’ – a unit of measure for farming land. It also says that it’s in the top 10 surnames in German-speaking countries (particularly Austria and Switzerland). Some variants include: Hueber, Huemer, Humer, Haumer, Huebmer and (anglicized) Hoover.
Surname in My Tree
My closest Huber ancestor is my great grandmother Christina Ann Huber (1895-1982). I have been able to trace back to her father, Joseph E. Huber (1867-1930), and his father Peter Huber (1837-1905), and finally to his father – my 4th great grandfather, Michael Huber. At this point, I know little more about him than his name.
My immigrant Huber is Peter Huber, whom I believe immigrated to the United States sometime before 1865. I am still working on confirmation of this, but his history is a little sketchy because I have a marriage certificate for Peter and Theresa Huber from 1865 Wisconsin … but have children born to Peter as far back as 1862 in Germany (according to the 1880 census). His obituary makes no mention of a prior marriage – but then it also makes no mention of his oldest child having been born in Germany, either.
I need to find either (1) a previous wife; or (2) an earlier marriage before the couple came to the U.S. The last child born in Germany died at only 5 months of age, so that could have been the impetus for them to come to the States. I need to find his immigration records so I can determine where in Germany they were from … then I can (hopefully) figure out if they were already married or if he was married before.
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