Johannes Haal/Hall is the ancestor of the Hall family in Pennsylvania. Thanks to the work of Steve Hall who posted his draft on Yohannes/Jahannes Hall research online:
1764 November 27o Borno NAME:o PLACE: Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [Assumed based on baptism 11 weeks later.]o
SOURCE: Records of Rev. Daniel Schumacher.1765 February 19 (Age: 2-1/2 months)o Baptisedo NAME: ""
PLACE: Allemaengel Church, Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.o Johannes baptism is found in the records of Rev. Daniel Schumacher, one of the more than 1,500 he performed during his lifetime. In it, Schumacher specifically records that he was "born the 27th of November 1764", the son of Jürg and Anna Magdalena Haal, and sponsored by Henrich and Susanna Zimmerman.o
SOURCE: Records of Rev. Daniel Schumacher.1788 September 9 (Age: 23)o
Inquest to divide the real estate of father George Hall. (See George Hall Known Facts.)1790 (Age: 25)o 1790 Censuso The 1790 Census of Berks County (which includes modern day Perry County) lists "Jno." Hall as being a household of 1 Male 16 up, 3 Males to 16, and 3 Females.
This fits what we know about Yohanes given that in 1790 he was married and had 3 sons under the age of 16.
If one female was Mari Elizabeth, the two remaining would be unexplained, although they could have easily been laborers, the couple's mothers or other relatives living with them.1800 (Age: 35)
1800 Censuso Listed as "John Hall, Farmer"o Only male in family between the ages of 26 and 45.o Two boys between 10 and 16 (George and John, Jr.)o Three boys less than 10 (Henry, Jonathan, and Daniel).wife (Mari) listed between 26 and 45 years oldo Daughter (Rebecca), born the year of the census, is listed as the lone female child listed less than 10 years old.o (Last two children, Moses and Catharine, are not yet born.)1810 (Age: 45)o Son John moves from Berks County to Perry Countyo
SOURCE: Obituary of grandson Dr. Daniel Hall, M.D.1820 (Age: 55)o 1820 Census1836 April 8 (Age: 71)o Will written.1836 April 11 (Age: 71)o Dieso
SOURCE: Cemetery stoneo His cemetery stone, behind Lebanon Lutheran and Reformed Churchyard in Loysville, Pennsylvania reads: Hier rulien die ge/ Gine yon Yohanes Haal gebohiem de 17[sic] Nov 1764 starb den 11 tem April 1836 alt 71 yehr [A]M und 14T [roughly translated] Here rests ________ of John Hall born on 17 Nov 1764 died in 11 April 1836 at 71 years 4[?]months and 14 days There is a basic math error here because if John was born on 17 Nov 1764, he would have been 71 years, 4 months, and 24 days old. Since Schumacher records Yohanes' birth on the 27th which the age calculation above confirms, we assume that the birth date on this stone is incorrect, not the least bit unusual for Germans at the time.
Alternate spellings of "Hall"
To date, we have encountered these variations in the family's surname: Hall, Haal, Haall, Hälle, Halle, Hahl, Hahll, Halen, Heyl, and Heil.
For more visit his site at: -this website doesnt link anymore-will update this family tree link when I find it. The Haal/Hall line I have is available at Ancestry.com.