Intro (Other Hupps)





      Hupps have lived in America since the mid-1700s, or possibly before.  Most of them today descend from what I refer to as the "Hupp Patriarchs", who lived in Virginia's Shenandoah

Valley in the early 1760s.  Some of them moved west, as discussed below. 

      This book is not about them.  Instead, it is about groups of Hupps that either are not connected to the Hupp Patriarchs, or have an unknown connection.  They include some groups that may have been in America for as long as the Patriarchs.  Some groups have ancestors that were born in America, but apparently they changed the name or its spelling.  Other groups descend from "late" immigrants, any after 1800, with some in the 1900s.


      This book is also meant to be the first edition of "Other Hupps".  Most of the lists are rather incomplete.  If I get sufficient information to add, (and have enough time to do so) other editions will be printed.  Any corrections, additions, and information about additional groups would be appreciated. 


                        Halifax Hupps . . . . . . . . Section SV (Southern Virginia)

                                    Susquehannah Hupps. . . . . . . . Section SH            

                               Licking Co., Ohio Hupps

          from Beaver Co., Penn.. . . . . . . .  Section LC (Licking Co., Ohio)

                                    Smaller Hupp groups . . . . . . . . Section X

                                   Late Hupp Immigrants. . . . . . . . Section LI

                       Descendants of Emanuel Hupp . . . . . . . Section OX

      (Section OX is a revised version of Section O of HUPPs from Duck Creek)





About the Author 


            I, Tim Hupp, was born on 5/8/1957 in Waynesboro, Virginia. My parents had lived many places prior to coming to Waynesboro in 1955, but my dad has lived in the area ever since.  My

mother died when I was 3, and my dad remarried a year later.  Let me say that my step-mother has been as good of step-mother as I can imagine possible-- she raised me as one of her own.  I have one older brother and two half-sisters.

            I graduated from Stuarts Draft High School in 1975, and from  Virginia Tech in 1979, where I had majored in Chemistry.  I am now  employed at Merck & Co., at the Stonewall Plant in

Elkton, Va.  I work in the Quality Control department.  From October of 1980 until 2/1/86, I worked as a shift Lab Technician.  Since then I have been a daylight Chemist in the same department mostly testing Raw Materials. 

            From earliest memory I have attended Presbyterian churches.  I had godly parents, and I made my own commitment to Christ in 1976, and was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ

at Virginia Tech.  I now am a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Harrisonburg/

Bridgewater, Va. 

            My interests include, besides genealogy, Astronomy, hiking, photography, computers, and several other things scientific. 

            I started into genealogy in May of 1984.  I come from a line of Hupps that has been isolated for 130 years, and we knew little about other Hupp families.  There were some other Hupps that are listed in my phone book.  I called some of them, and got to know them, and also  started going to the local library, to find that Hupps lived in this area in the early 1800's and earlier. 

            At the end of 1984, I printed up my first book, "The Family of Balser Hupp".  Research continued, and I took a trip through Ohio and Indiana in 1985, collecting a fair amount of

information.  Also I corresponded with other interested people. In late 1986 I wrote Hupps from the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia after the American Revolution.  It sold out in 1988.

            Since that time I have produced the Hupp Newsletter, which has three issues per year. 

            In 1991, Hupps from Duck Creek, a listing of descendants of the patriarch Phillip Hupp, was prepared, and printed by Hupp Printing of Maple Heights, Ohio.  It is still available. 






























m.      -       married

m1.     -       first marriage to

m2.     -       second marriage to


b.       -       born

d.       -       died

bi.       -       born in

@       -       at

---       -       first or last name not known

( - )     -       birth and death dates unknown, but known or presumed dead.

div.     -       divorced

so.      -       son of

do.      -       daughter of

co.      -       child of

sdo.    -       step-daughter of

dau.    -       daughter

ch.      -       child or children

nc       -       no children

----      -       name unknown




     I make lists of names in the outline form, with each succeeding generation being further indented, e.g.: 


I. first generation

            A. second generation, first born

                                    1. third generation, first born

                                    2. third generation, second born

            B. second generation, second born

                                    1. third generation, first born (of family)

                                                         a. fourth generation, etc.

                                    2. third generation, second in family

                                    3. third generation, third in family

            C. second generation, third born

II. first generation, second born

            A. second generation, first in family 



     Each list as this will have the parents of the first generation at the top.  Also each person's marriages will be put on the line immediately above the first child born to that union (usually  immediately below the person married to, but not in the case of second marriages to descendants already with children).  It is not my policy to include step children in the lists of descendants, unless they are also adopted.  Adopted children are included, and usually indicated so. 

     It is also my policy to list dates with the months as numbers, e.g. 7/20/1986 for July 20, 1986. 







(Although this book is not about the descendants of the Hupp patriarchs, this information is included for reference, or in case some reader may not have access to other Hupp books.  Besides, this is fairly interesting stuff, ancestors or not!)

The Hupp Patriarchs

      Several Hupp men in the late 1700s were associated with each other, and were either killed by Indians, and/or left families of which descendants are known today.  They are as follows:  

Peter Hupp (d. 1773) m. Magdalen ---

They lived at or near Woodstock Va.

children: Susannah (m. Hannachel Fry), Peter, and John.  Sons Peter and John spelled their name "Hoop", and moved to Highland Co., Ohio

Casper Hupp (d. 1781) m. Mary ---

Casper was a Baptist Preacher, and he lived in Shenandoah Co., Va.  children: Barbara (m. Anderson Moffett), Elizabeth (m. Richard Thomas), John, Samuel (moved to Licking/Knox Co.s,

Ohio), Mary (m. a Dundore), and Dr. Martin Hupp.  More information is in HUPPs from the SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA after the American Revolution by Timothy A. Hupp

Everhard Hupp (1745 - 1830s) m. Margaret Thomas

He lived in Washington Co., Pa. along the Monogahela River. 

children: 1. Elizabeth, 2. George, 3. John, 4. Anney, 5. Lewis or Resin,  6. Phillip, 7. Francis, 8. Michael, 9. David, 10. Henry, and  11. Margaret.  They were born between 1770 and 1793.   More information is in the writings of J.C. Hupp. 

John Hupp (1747 - 1782) m. Ann Rowe

John was killed by Indians at Millers Blockhouse in Washington Co., Pa.

children: Margaret (m. a Titius), Elizabeth (m. a Rogers), Mary (m. a Smith), and John. 

More information is in The Hupp Heritage and in writings by J.C. Hupp. 

George Hupp (~1752 - 1816) m. Sarah ---

George moved from Washington Co, PA to Washington County, Kentucky.  He died in 1816, in southern Indiana.  I do not know the extent of his family, but some descendants moved into

southern Indiana in the early 1800s. 

A list of descendants was prepared by Mrs. Louis Hill of Waco, TX, which is included among the papers of J.C. Hupp. 




(Hupp Patriarchs, cont.)

Balser Hupp (~1754 - 1829)

m1. Mary ---, m2. Barbara Grove, m3? Esther Grove

Went with the other "brothers" to SW Pennsylvania, returned to the Shenandoah Valley, to settle in New Market in 1776. 

children: (by Mary) Abraham, Barbara (m. Samuel Hershberger), John, Samuel, Benjamin, Emanuel, and Anna; (by Barbara) Martin, Balser, Jacob, and Isaac. 

The family that produced the Hupmobile was descended from Anna Hupp.  More information is in HUPPs from the SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA after the American Revolution by Timothy A. Hupp. 

Phillip Hupp (1756 - 1831) m. Mary Buzzard

More information is in Hupps from Duck Creek by Timothy A.

Hupp and Genealogy, History and Biographical Records of the

Descendants of Philip Hupp and Mary Buzzard/John Shain and

Mary Turpin and Allied Families, compiled by W. Flora

Shepherd, Introduction by Damon Dale Hupp.


      There has been some considerable confusion about the identities and relations of some of these.  I don't think the "5 brothers" were all brothers.  Some early researchers, such as J.C. Hupp in his early work, regarded Everhard, George, and Balser as the same person.  Some more recently have thought the elder Philip and Casper to be the same person.  But these had separate wives, families, and locations.  I think the conclusions of two persons being the same came from lack of knowledge beyond early mention of the name (i.e. the early stories mentioned Everhard, George, and Balser, and Everhard was around, but what happened to George and Balser?  People did go by different names, sometimes, so --- They must have been the same person, right?) 

      Besides these "patriarchs" there was a Philip Hupp who died about 1761, whose wife was Elizabeth and according to his will, he had four children:  George, Baltaus, Philip, and Elizabeth.  Very likely he was the father of the three last patriarchs, but not the rest. 







[note--this part is from HUPPs from the SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA and also in Hupps from Duck Creek.] 

     An article appeared in the Winchester [Va.] Evening Star on 1/21/1958 about the early Hupps (with typos corrected and comments added):  




by L. Adolph Richards


            In order to obtain a grant of land from the Crown of England to settle in the Valley of Virginia, a guarantee of at least one family to every thousand acres had to be made.

            John Richards (an Englishman) who led the Second Emigration into the valley, brought fourteen families from Pennsylvania by way of Philadelphia and Pack-Horse-Ford and settled them on Cedar Creek in 1735 [Cedar Creek is just north of Strasburg]. 

            These families included the names of Orndorff, Himelright, Cooper, Huff, Windle, Williams, Russell, Cover, Zepp, Richard, Richards and others.  These immigrants were mostly German, and many of their descendants are today living on or near Cedar Creek.

            As these emigrants passed through Philadelphia, they were required to register there, and the English scribes often had difficulty in interpreting the German script and wrote the names with various spellings.  Hence, the different spellings of the name Hupp family does not does not mean a separate family.  Many historic magazines of Virginia spell the name 'Huff', and many of

the old settlers still pronounce the name Huff.


[note-- I have not found this to be the case in my studies so far.  The name Hupp was also spelled "Hup" or "Hoop", but I have never found the "p" to be interchangeable with an "f", except by a few people outside the family who do not know better.  In the early 1800's, although Huff was more common in Virginia than Hupp, they were not in Shenandoah or Rockingham Counties until later.  I'm not sure what Mr. Richards means by "the old settlers" who were still around-- by the time of this article, the early settlers had been dead about 150 years.] 



      This family was distinguished in the days of Indian Warfare, for heroism and sacrifice.  In the year 1770, five brothers left the Shenandoah Valley and settled on the "Dutch Fork" of the Buffalo in what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, but was then a part of Virginia and remained so until after the running of the Mason and Dixon line.

            They were Philip Hupp, John Hupp, Frank Hupp, Palson Hupp and another brother whose name has not been preserved.  




            Frank was shot by an Indian at Jonathan Link's Cabin, twelve miles East of Wheeling on Middle Wheeling Creek September 1771. 

          John was killed while defending Millers Block House on Buffalo Creek from the Indians, on Easter Sunday of 1782.  Palsan settled on the banks of the Monongahela near the village of Millsborough; and Philip, who was at the siege of Miller's Block House, afterwards settled in Duck Creek Valley [in Ohio].

            John Hupp left a son of the same name who was two years old at the time of the siege of the Block House within he was when his father was killed.  He was born July 27, 1780.  

            On January 18, 1831 [should be 1813], he was married to Ann Cox, by whom he had four children:  Isaac, Joseph, Louise, and John C., of whom the later

only survived [note-- not true!  All four grew up, married, and had children]. 

            The father [died] March 12, 1864 and the mother who was born June 7, 1791, died November 26, 1875.  John C. Hupp was born in Donegal Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1819.  He was educated at the West Alexander Academy and at Washington College, graduating in 1844.  In 1846, he took the degree of A.M. and studied medicine under Dr. F. Julius LeMoyne, and at Jefferson Medical College where he graduated in 1847, settling in Wheeling, December 16, 1847  in general practice.

            He was one of the founders of the Medical Society of the West Virginia; brought Chloralhydrate to the notice of the Medical profession; February 21, 1870 established evening free schools in Wheeling and in 1875 he made German a regular branch in the public schools.

            In 1875 he was appointed a delegate of the American Medical Association to the European Medical Association.  His memoranda on the eminent medical dead of the state have been published in the Transaction of the Association.  Dr. Hupp was married March 1, 1853 to Caroline Louise Todd, daughter of Dr. A.S. Todd of Wheeling.  They had three sons and three daughters.

            Along the Valley Pike (Route 11), Hupp Fort was erected about 1755, as a protection against Indian raids.  This barn-like structure 18 miles South of Winchester was the Hupp homestead and fort.  In all 203 years, this fort has remained the property of the Hupp family.  

            The present owner is Frank R. Hupp, who married Miss Gene Richard (daughter of Harry (Jake) Richard and granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin of Strasburg).

            This frontier fort is in the suburbs of Strasburg, and the Crystal Caverns nearby were once called the Hupp Caverns.

            Before George Washington built Fort Loudoun in 1756 to protect the citizens of Winchester from Indian raids, a series of Frontier Forts was built on Cedar Creek to act both as forts and home.






            In 1753, George Bowman Fort housed the thirteen children and neighbors when they were attacked by Indians; Hupp Fort nearby on Cedar Creek housed the Hupp homestead; Fort Loudoun, was inherited by his grand-daughter, Margaret Fry Richards, and was then dwelt in by the Richards family; Stephen Fort, built on Cedar Creek at Marlboro in 1752 by Louis Stephen, is now a museum and Boggs' Fort on Cedar Creek was once owned by Captain Boggs.

            All of these Forts were used for protection from the savages in the French and Indian War.  In the early days of Winchester, the street that bounded the Public Square on the North, and is now known as Rouss Avenue (and was once called Lawyers' Row because of the many lawyers who had made their offices there) had for its original name Hupp's Row.

           The Hupp place of business was where the Farmers and Merchants Bank now stands. 




     This article includes one of several accounts given about the Hupp brothers that left the Shenandoah Valley in 1770.  This article, plus other information was in the papers of J.C. Hupp of Fairmont, WV, who died in 1976.  Some of his information was relayed to me by relatives, mainly Hubert Simms of Richmond, Va., and his daughter Ginny Toney of Houston, Texas.  In the other sources, "Palson" was always written as "Palser",  and usually equated with Everhard Hupp, who settled on the Monongahela River.  Some of J.C. Hupp's early work, states that Everhard Hupp was also known as George or Palser.  But later it was found that George was a separate person, who according to some sources, married an Indian woman.  For this, the family ostracized him, and he moved to Washington County, Kentucky (south and east from Louisville).  This is regarded as doubtful by many historians.  Everhard Hupp married Margaret Thomas.  The early work says that Everhard lived to be 109 and his wife to 105, but censuses show them to be in their 80's in 1830, and they died before 1840.  

     I tend to believe that identifying Everhard and Palser as the same person came about as a result of Palser disappearing from the scene (I do not know this for a fact: I have not checked any records in that part of Pennsylvania).  What I have found out is that Everhard, and maybe George as well, were in Washington County, Pa. in 1766, before the five brothers left the Valley.  Some traditions say the fifth brother's name was Henry and that he returned east of the Alleghenies.  I find no early record at all of a Henry Hupp in Virginia.  What could have happened was that it was Palser who went back and he went down to New Market (Palser and Balser are equivalent names).  







from The Republican [of Waynesburg, PA], 2/21/1924, which is a reprint from 1875 or 1876:



            I have seen in your valuable paper an extract from the Noble county Republican, which refers to the shooting of the infamous renegade, Simon Girty, by Philip Hupp.  During the years 1781-82 Philip Hupp, (doubtless the same one spoken of in the Republican) had his hunting grounds in the then nearly unbroken wilderness between the Ohio and Monongahela rivers.    Frequently performing, as he did, the dangerous duty of a spy, many a redskin fell perforated by a bullet from his unerring rifle.  When hordes of savages made their incursions in to the settlement, which  occurred frequently, he, together with the other settlers, betook themselves to either Rice's Fort or Miller's Blockhouse, on the Dutch Fork of Buffalo, whither they were wont to flee in times of peril. 

            Philip had four brothers.  These five stalwart pioneers crossed the Alleghenies from what is now Shenandoah county, Virginia, and settled on the waters of Buffalo in what is now Washington county, Pa., about the year 1770.  One of the brothers, whose name I am not able to give, soon became dissatisfied with the hardships and dangers incident to pioneer life, and returned to the Shenandoah Valley, where many of his descendants are still living. 

            Frank was shot by an Indian at Jonathan Link's cabin, about twelve miles east of Wheeling, on Middle Wheeling creek, September, 1771.  A like fate overtook John at the seige of Miller's blockhouse on Easter Sunday, 1782.  Palsar, another brother permanently settled on the bank of the Monongahela river near where is now located the village of Millsboro.  Philip distinguished himself at the seige of Miller's blockhouse in 1782.  Subsequently he turned his steps westward to the then unbroken wilderness beyond Ohio, and as the Noble County Republican gave it, became, at length, "a resident of the Duck Creek Valley." 







(This is by no means an exhaustive list-- I'm sure I'm neglecting some I had not thought of, but future editions may include them, if I am notified.)

Capt. Abraham Hupp (1818 - 1863):

      Manufacturer in Salem (Roanoke Co.), Virginia.  Major contributer to development of Salem and organizer of the "Yellow Jackets", a volunteer military company.  Married Columbia Huff, and had four children.  More information on p. C-8,9 of Hupps from the Shenandoah Valley ...  Portrait in Roanoke Co. Courthouse. 



Albert G. Hupp (1865 - after 1946):

      Inventor of the Automatic Mail Exchange for trains.  Born in Ohio, lived in Kansas City, then in Chicago, and married Alma Irwin.  No known children. 



Dennis Lee Hupp (b. 1951):

      Circuit Court judge in Virginia.  Former Commonwealth Attorney.  Married and has one son. 


(Dennis\Lee\David\Mathias\Samuel R.)

George Franklin Hupp (1792 - 1885):

      Wealthy landowner of Strasburg, Virginia.  Owned Hupp Mansion, Hupp Cave, and frontier fort.  Married Catherine Spengler, and had 8 children. 


(George F.\John\CASPER)

James Lloyd Hupp (1891 - 1976):

      President of West Virginia State Historical Society, teacher at WV Wesleyan College 19 years, and expert witness in psychology in the Supreme Court decision regarding desegregation.  He married Luella Sherwood and had three children. 


(James L.\Bailey\Phillip\EVERHARD)



Famous Hupps, cont.

John Clemens Hupp (1885 - 1976):

      Insurance salesman in Fairmont, WV.  He was a Hupp historian, preparing to write a Hupp history book in the early 1960s.  He married Ethel Walter and had four children. 



Dr. John Cox Hupp (1819 - 1908):

      A founder of the Medical Society of West Virginia.  He brought Chloral Hydrate to the notice of the medical profession.  He married Caroline Todd and had six children. 


(John C.\John\JOHN)

Louis G. Hupp (1872 - 1961):

      Along with brother, Robert C., involved with the early manufacture of the Hupmobile.  Married Lillian Hazelwood and had two sons. 


(Louis G.\Charles\Abraham\Anna\BALSER\Philip)

Minor Burge Hupp (1836 - 1892):

      State representative from Osage County, Kansas.  Portrait reported in the State Capitol in Topeka.  He married Margaret Eagon, and had 11 children. 


(Minor\Philip T.\Philip\PHILLIP\Philip)

Phillip Hupp (patriarch, 1756 - 1831):

      See earlier pages.  He married Mary Buzzard and had at least 7 children. 



Philip Taylor Hupp (1808 - 1876):

      Early settler in Kansas, born in Ohio.  Veteran of the Mexican War.  He married Marinda Burge and had 8 children. 


(Philip T.\Philip\PHILLIP\Philip)



Robert Craig Hupp (1877 - 1931):

      Along with his brother, Louis G., early manufacturer of the Hupmobile (1909 to 1911), plus some other models of early cars.  Married Elsie Winn and had two children. 



Robert P. Hupp (b. 1907):

      Catholic priest, organizer of Boys Town, Nebraska.  Father was an immigrant. 


Hupp Places:

Hupp, California - in Butte Co., near Chico.  Settled by John Nicholas Hupp (John N.\Balser\BALSER\Philip). 

Hupp Frontier Fort - in Strasburg, VA, built in 1700s, home of Frank R. Hupp.  At the base of Hupps Hill. 

Hupp Hotel - in Estes Park, CO.  Built by John T. Hupp & family of section X (Missouri Hupps). 

Hupps Mill - name of several places, including at Halifax Co., Virginia, Plymouth, Indiana, and Chico, California. 

Hupp, Virginia - "ghost" town in Rockingham Co., VA.  Had a post office from 1886 - 1890.  Close to New Market. 



      This is a computer project in which I am attempting to specify a single number for each Hupp male.  The assigned numbers are found after the names, before their birthdates.  There is no exact logic to the sequence, but they tend to increment down family lists, but not necessarily exactly.  This inexactness allows for future births, as new family members will be assigned much higher numbers. 




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