Henry Koonce (of Clarksville, Mercer cnty, Pa.) m. Barbara Barbara Hofius/ Hovis, dau. of John T. Hofius
found in a book on HeritageQuestOnline – not in my line as far as I know
Title: History of Venango County, Pennsylvania: its past and present, including its aboriginal history, the French and British occupation of the country, its early settlement and subsequent growth, a description of its historic and interesting localities, its rich oil deposits and their development, sketches of its cities, boroughs, townships, and villages, neighborhood and family history, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc., etc.
Authors: Charles H Heydrick
City of Publication: Chicago, Ill.
Publisher: Brown, Runk & Co.
Page Count: 1175
"The editorial supervision of the work was intrusted to Mr. [Herbert C.] Bell ..."--Preface.
ill., map, plates, ports.
Reel/Fiche Number: Genealogy and local history; LH6862
Subject Headings: Venango County (Pa.) -- History.
Venango County (Pa.) -- Biography.
Pennsylvania -- Venango County
The Hovis Family of Venango county, Pa. are descendants of John Theodore Hofius, a native of Prussia, and a minister of the Reformed church. His first settlement was in Bedford county, Pennsylvania; then he removed to Washington county, where he married Nancy Baker, who bore him four sons and one daughter:
1. George, who settled in Hickory township, Mercer county, about 1800, where his father died in 1808, at an advanced age;
2. William, who settled in West Virginia near Wheeling;
3. Ernest, who located in Irwin township, Venango county;
4. Barbara, who married Henry Koonce, of Clarksville, Mercer county, and
5. John, born in Washington county, Pa. and who settled in what is now Clinton township about 1808, where his mother died in 1820. She was buried in the old graveyard on the Hoffman farm. He married Susanna Cogan of Bedford county, Pa.