Kris Hocker

In researching the family William Wingeard found several articles about Levi Hocker’s mysterious disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his suicidal drowning.

Levi Hocker, son of George and Mary Magdelana (Landis) Hocker, was born 17 Jan 1824 and died 31 Oct 1876 in Swatara township, of a suicidal drowning. He went missing on 31 Oct 1876 and his body was found the following spring floating in the water at Fry’s dam. He was buried the following 29 […]

Lavinia (Hocker) Brandt, daughter of Johannes W. and Elizabeth (Henry) Hocker, married Acquilla Brandt, possibly the son of David and Elizabeth (Bear) Brandt. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

Josiah Hocker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth (Henry) Hocker, and child. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

Josiah HOCKER, son of Johannes W. and Elizabeth (HENRY) HOCKER married Amanda Catherine HAMILTON, possibly the daughter of William and Elizabeth (___) HAMILTON on 30 Dec 1852 in York Springs, Pennsylvania. Amanda died in 1877. Josiah married second Martha J. (___), probably in Cumberland county sometime between 1877 and 1880. In 1886, Josiah moved—with some […]

Johannes W. Hocker, son of Martin and Christiana (Beinhauer) Hocker of Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Johannes (John) was born 6 May 1804 in Hockersville and died 28 Jun 1884 in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

John Benjamin Hocker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth (Henry) Hocker. He was born 2 Jan 1832 in Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania and died 19 Aug 1906 in Cedaredge, Delta county, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

I’ve labeled this photo at John B. Hocker and wife. I’m not sure if it’s John Benjamin Hocker or his son John Buser Hocker.  I think it’s likely John Buser Hocker and his wife Lenise (Hall) Hocker and their two children Mabel and Donald Hall. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke

Nora Edna Houdeshell, daughter of J. Benjamin and Phoebe (Mayes) Houdeshell, married Joseph Blake 31 Oct 1905 in Centre county, Pennsylvania.