March 2009

Researching your family is all about access to information—whether that information comes from family members, state, county or federal records, or the published work of other family researchers. I love to find new sources of information. I especially love to find new sources of information that I can tap from home!

Anna (Hocker) Seltzer’s house, about 1905. The last residential information I have places her in North Londonderry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania in the 1900 census, likely near Palmyra. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Harry S. Longenecker, son of Isaac W. and Elizabeth Ellen (Seltzer) Longenecker, about 1899, age 14. Harry was born 28 May 1855 and died Jun 1960. He married Naomi Ulrich. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Portrait of Dr. Henry Hocker Seltzer, about 1922. Henry was the son of Henry Uhland and Anna (Hocker) Seltzer. He was born 28 Aug 1856 and died 7 Aug 1925 in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Anna (Hocker) Seltzer, daguther of Martin and Barbara (Smith) Hocker, was the wife of Henry Uhland Seltzer, son of Philip and Maria (Uhland) Seltzer. The couple was married 12 Dec 1850 in Harrisburg, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. She died in 1914 and was buried in the Palmyra Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Edgar Arnold Seltzer, son of Dr. Henry Hocker and Susan (Arnold) Seltzer. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Barbara (Smith) Hocker was the second wife of Martin Hocker, son of the immigrant Johann Adam Hacker and his wife Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker. Martin and Barbara married about 1809 and the couple had 9 children, including a set of twin girls Anna and Barbara. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Martin Hocker, son of Johan Adam and Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker, was born 21 Oct 1768 in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and died 25 Apr 1862 in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Martin came to the Harrisburg area from Lancaster county about 1787. Hockersville in Derry township was named in his honor. “In addition […]

George W. Houdeshell, son of Adam and Mary (Sine) Houdeshell, married Mariah Mayes, daughter of John and Mary A. (___) Mayes, 14 May 1865 in Snow Shoe, Centre county, Pennsylvania. Mariah was the sister of Phoebe Mayes, wife of George’s brother Benjamin. George and Mariah had 10 children, 7 who survived: Mary Louise, Rachel Anne, […]