I spent Friday watching a number of webinars hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists which were broadcasted live. They were excellent! If you can, I recommend you visit Legacy Family Tree Webinars and watch. They are free—but only, I believe, for a limited time. Elizabeth Shown Mills’ presentation was inspiring. She took a really, […]
I examined records from Lancaster County for Hans Georg and Anna Maria and records in Blankenloch for Georg and his three marriages. Yet, I don’t have proof regarding the identity of the immigrant. Was he the father or the son?
Yesterday I shared what I’ve learned about George and Anna Maria (Hooß) Huber in baptismal records in Lancaster County and emigration records. Today I’ll cover what I learned about the pair from German records.
Recently, I’ve been looking into Hans George Huber and his wife Anna Maria Hooß. For no other reason than that he’s a Huber and his children share some of the same given names as my ancestor Michael Huber’s children. It’s a long shot, but I figured it was worth a little research. Here’s what I found out.
I recently ordered Werner Hacker’s Auswanderungen aus Baden und dem Breisgau through Interlibrary Loan. I’ve wanted to check it out for a while, so I was really excited when my library notified me it was in. But that was nothing compared to the excitement to come.
I was kind of excited when I first found an entry for Christopher Hocker on Find A Grave. Uncle Bill determined through his research that Christopher, son of Adam Hacker, settled in Lycoming County. Could this entry give us a death date and burial place for him?
In 1831 William L. Breton painted a water color, entitled “The Hocker Farm.”1 Breton was an Englishman, a self-made artist of the nineteenth century who painted Philadelphian scenes.2 The question, I have, is whose farm was this? Johann George Hocker, the immigrant, moved his family to Whitemarsh Township about 1763. He died in 1821 and […]
I’ve never actually put my memories of September 9, 2001 down in words. While it’s not a day that I actively try to forget, it’s not one I like to remember either. But…I’ll never forget.
Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings has a weekly blog meme called Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week’s challenge is to determine the surname count in your family tree database. Wanna guess what my #1 surname will be?
If you’ve been following along with my research through the years, you know that I’ve been determined to identify the ancestry of my 3x great grandfather Christian Hoover. I finally found one more piece of evidence linking him to Philip and Hannah (Thomas) Hoover of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.