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The National Archives launched Online Public Access (OPA) on Dec. 27th. What is it and what information does it include?
A class photo taken circa 1936 in front of the William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Emma Josephine Waage, daughter of Dr. Charles T. and Mary Ann (Heisler) Waage, was born 29 Feb 1859 and died 3 Jan 1869, most likely in Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Lydia Eshbach, daughter of Henry and Catherine Lydia (Bobb) Eshbach, was born 3 Oct 1845 in Alburtis, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. She died 7 May 1910 and was buried 11 May 1910 in Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. On 29 Aug 1876, she married Dr. Charles Theodore Waage, son of Rev. Frederick and Angelina (Garber) Waage, probably… read more
Albert Curtin Hocker family portrait taken presumably in the early 1900s.
Dr. Charles Theodore Waage, son of Rev. Frederick and Angelina (Garber) Waage, was born in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on 22 Oct 1827 and died in Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on 6 Mar 1921. He married twice, first to Mary Ann Heisler and second to Lydia Eshbach, daughter of Henry and Catherine Lydia (Bobb) Eshbach.
Recently, I’ve started a document to record the facts I’ve been compiling for each Hoover—especially the land transactions—and became frustrated when I couldn’t locate any Strasburg Township property for Henry Huber, son of Ulrich Huber, even though other deeds named it as his place of residence. Today, I finally found it!
This is one of my favorite photos of my grandfather, William Hocker. His expression seems to speak volumes about the type of man he was. I miss him dearly. The photo was taken, I believe, at the Hocker hunting camp in Perry County, Pennsylvania. His sisters Anna and Betty Jean can be seen in the… read more