Another Johann (Hans) Michael Joho of German Origin

In 2022 while searching records on FamilySearch.Org, a free web site of the Church of Latter Day Saints, some interesting data concerning Johann Michael Joho was found. Johann or Michael as he was probably called is the father of Johannes Joho the first Joho immigrant to the US and progenitor of most Yoho's in the US.

Earlier research by Denver Yoho reported that Michael Joho was born in Alsace, but followup research in 2005 and in 2011 by Hugh Yoho and I found no evidence of that Michael was born in Alsace. In 2012, Hugh Yoho and I proposed that Johann Michael Joho may have been a son of Uli Joho and was born in Switzerland moving to Alsace in the early 1700's. That hypothesis is still valid, but data found on FamilySearch.Org revealed a very interesting coincidence but probably not an explanation of Michael's origin. I am discussing this information in case other researchers find it online.

The document below indicates a Johannes Joho was born to HanB (Hans another name for Johann) Michael Joho in 1712. Family tradition indicates that our Johannes was born between 1701 and 1712. The Johannes below was born in Germany and the mother is listed as Margaretha.

Margretha married Hans in 1711

In addition, a daughter, Anna Margaretha Joho was born to Hans Michael and Margaretha Knoblauch.

Our Johann Michael Joho also had a daughter Anna Margaretha Joho who is listed as born in 1714 which is only a 7 year difference in the above birth. The above Anna died in 1739. The Anna of our Johann Joho has no known death date.

One problem in accepting Hans Michael as being our Johann Michael is that records show Johann was married to Susanna Gelker. Another problem is that the other children of Johann and Susanna (Johannes Conrad and Johannes Michael) are not listed as children of Hans and Anna Margaretha. In addition, Hans and Anna had a daughter named Barbara who is not known to be a child of Johann and Susanna.

There are many inconsistencies and mistakes in genealogical data, especially old data and unfortunately some of those become "fact" when cited by others. In any event, this data is interesting in that many of the same names are used in different families.