February 2009

Willia Hocker Sr., son of Albert Curtin and Lillian (Leedy) Hocker, and his (future?) wife Isabella Aitken Smith, daughter of William and Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith, possibly at the Hocker family farm in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

A photo of Dr. Charles Theodore Waage  and his daughter Mary Catherine. Not sure who the second man is, possibly his father Rev. Caius Frederic Sophus (aka Guy Frederick) Waage.

Victoria Walker, daughter of Jacob C. and Mary M. (Eckley) Walker, as a young woman. She married circa 1879 Samuel Thomas Hoover, son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover, and lived in Pine Glen, Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Thelma Mae Houdeshell, daughter of George W. and Lovina Caroline (Force) Houdeshell, as a young woman. She was born 11 Sep 1904 in Pine Glen and died 15 Jan 2001 in New York. She was married to Philip Allen Young.

Slate River Mills in Buckingham county, Virginia was once the home of Johan Adam and Ann (Dillet) Hocker and their children. Born and raised at Erdenheim, outside Philadelphia, Johan Adam went to Virgina about 1795 to construct mills. He purchased Slate River Mills after his father’s death in 1821. He died in 1847, his wife […]

Samuel Thomas, son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover, married Victoria Walker, daughter of Jacob C. and Mary M. (Eckley) Walker, in 1879. They lived in Pine Glen, Burnside township, Centre county, Pennsylvania. This photo was taken during their old age, but before Samuel’s death in 1930.

This is a photo of Robert Thomas Alexander Smith. He was the youngest child of William and Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith. He married and divorced without having children. This photo was taken at the Hocker hunting camp in Perry County, Pennsylvania. I believe the infant may be Robert’s great-nephew.

From left to right: Gilbert Riddle, Hugh Riddle, Walter Riddle, Nora May Hoover, Jesse Riddle, Sherman Hoover, Robert Riddle The children of Ida Christine Watson and her first husband, Nathan Bragg Riddle, and her second husband, Simon Edward Hoover. Photo courtesy of: Beverly Christensen.