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Enacted to service March 7, 1777, The Penna Militia called for mandatory enrollment of all able bodied white men between 18-53 years of age. Many of our militia men served earlier in the voluntary Pennsylvanian Association for American liberty. TheAssociation  disbanded with formation of the militia. 



Surnames in these pages:
 

 

Surnames Within The Vines Involved in Militia of Penna

HOKE
Andrew / Andreus  HOKE, [Patriot and direct Ancestor]:

 Andrew Hoke served with Braddock in the French and Indian War and was with him at his defeat & surrender at Fort Duquesne, Penna 

Braddock was an English General under whom George Washington served in 1755 after Washington's  resignation subsequent to the loss of Fort Necessity . Braddock attempted to capture Fort Duquesne , in Penna., from the French, but was shot, and three days later died, while his army was defeated. Andrew Hoke and George Washington are among the colonialists who fought and survived this battle. 


Hessian Reenactors Embellished 
Andrew Hoke " was at Trenton at the Hessian defeat 1776
"At six o'clock on Christmas evening, the troops marched toward McKonkey's Ferry, nine miles north of Trenton. Many of  the ill-clad soldiers wrapped rags around their feet; others were shoeless. Boats collected at this strategic crossing were manned by ... a unit largely composed of fishermen from Marblehead, Massachusetts. 
The passage of 2,700 American soldiers commenced at twilight, 
but was impeded by snow fall  that turned to sleet and by heavy 
ice floes in the river. Washinton, wrapped in his cloak, watched 
silently from the shore. The artillery finally landed on the Jersey 
bank of the Delaware at about three o'clock in the morning of 
December 26, 1776, and  the march got underway an hour later. Two miles beyond the landing, at Bear's Tavern, Washington separated his army into two columns"1

 
In 1780 Andrew Hoke was "Private 2nd Class, in Capt. Reinhart Botts Company, 3rd. Battalion, Manchester Militia (PA, 6th Ser., Vol.2, P499)."2  Andrew Hoke's brother John {pa Archives}  and Peter  {DAR Records} are found in the sources mentioned  there with him and as follows:
Andrew Hoke's  brothers Service  in the American Revolution:
    • Brother John HOKE [ married Maria Sabina SWOPE]    resided in Manchester Twp., York Co. Pa. and served in the Rev. War as a private in Reinhart Bott's and Emanuel Herman's Companies, York Co. Militia 2nd. Batt'l. (Pa. Arch. Set.6 Vol. 2, p.619: Capt. E. Herman's 5th Co. 7th Class).
    •  brother Johann Peter Hoke is listed in the Daughters of the American Revolution records as a Sargeant in Captain Rhinehart Bott's York County Militia, 1780-1782.
    •       Sgt. Peter Haak    Sgt. Henry Counselman  Sgt. John Dicks
                     Corp. John Adlum   David Parker           Hugh Dobbins
                     John Strohman      James Bay              Joseph Updegraff
                    Christian Strohman Daniel Miller          James Dobbins
                     Henry Miller       James Berry            Henry Hoff
                     Daniel Shultze     William Lukensţ
       
        From Derick S. HartshornÝs HOKE pages:
        Peter Hoke ýresided in Manchester Twp., York Co. Pa. and served in the Rev. War as a private in Reinhart Bott's and Emanuel Herman's Companies, York Co. Militia 2nd. Batt'l. (Pa. Arch. Set.6 Vol. 2, p.619: Capt. E. Herman's 5th Co. 7th Class). Johann Peter Hoke is listed in the Daughters of the American Revolution records as a Sargeant in Captain Rhinehart Bott's York County Militia, 1780-1782
        Others found on the web serving with Bott:
        Anthony Lehman, Pvt., Capt. Reinhart Bott's Company, 3rd Battalion, York County Militia, 20 Nov 1782. .
Robert  McCurdy [Direct Ancestor ] 

Captain of the 7th Co, 7th Batallion of the Militia, and served 1777-1780 from Lower Leacock, Lancaster Co, Penna. 
Following his service, he removed immediately to York [now Adams County] Pennsylvania, where he is found that year residing in 
the Southern aspect of the Township of Cumberland, in the Scotch Irish  region of the former Manor of Maske.

Within Robert McCurdy's Batallion are  found [ on line] :

Peter  BENTZ  [ Direct]
From John Bentz Hamme Notes  written ca 1944



SOURCES:
1. Bergen County Historical Society Pages. THE CROSSING AND BATTLE AT TRENTON - 1776. Author:  Kevin Wright

2.  Jack Hoke in Gedcom download 042701 [Jack Hoke [jak@stn.net]]

3. John Bentz Hamme . Geneological notation recieved from Jane, a descendant. John Bentz Hamme's notations indicate he wrote ca 1944. See page dedicated herein entitled John Bentz Hamme