I am a writer and historian living in Philadelphia PA. The Hoeber family originated in Karlsruhe Germany in the late eighteenth century. Over the last 200 years, descendants and their spouses have contributed greatly to progressive politics, history and the arts. Since the 1980's I have been mining the very large archive of correspondence and published writings to convey the history of the family and the times in which they lived. This website, over time, will contain stories, texts and images related to this interesting group of people.
Headquarters of the Amercian Philosophical Society, oldest publisher in America. The 1795 building is adjacent to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The reception for “Against Time: Letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939” was held in the upstairs meeting room.
On September 9, 2015, a large group of interested readers gathered at the headquarters of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia to hear author Francis W. Hoeber read excerpts from Against Time: Letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939. Please click here to learn more about the book.