Sometimes during your research you come across families with the same surname you’re researching, but you don’t know how or if they fit into your family. The family of Adam and Eve (Hamaker) Hocker is one such family. Originally, William Wingeard attributed Adam as a son of John and Christianne Catharine (Steirling) Hocker—primarily, I believe […]
Family researchers are no longer limited to traipsing through cemeteries in order to find family grave sites and burial information. Now you can find much of that information online.
Ancestry.com has added five Florida state censuses to their online collection: 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, and 1945.
Elizabeth and Violet Seltzer, daughters of Charles Augustus and Rebecca (Boyer) Seltzer. Charles Seltzer was a craftsman, a harnass maker. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
Henry Uhland Seltzer, son of Philip and Maria (Uhland) Seltzer, was born 15 Jun 1824 and died 25 Nov 1897. He was buried in the Palmyra Cemetery. He married Anna Hocker, daughter of Martin and Barbara (Smith) Hocker, 12 Dec 1850 in Harrisburg. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
Mary Crum Hocker, daughter of Samuel Augustus and Amanda Elizabeth (Crum) Hocker, married Lloyd Stickel, son of Nathan E. and Mayme (Hill) Stickel, about 1920 in Illinois. Photo courtesy of Debbie Brown
Benjamin Franklin Seltzer, son of Henry Uhland and Anna (Hocker) Seltzer, was born 1 Apr 1861 and died 9 Oct 1949. He married three times: first Elizabeth Litzenberger, second Katie Bealer, and third Matilda Sanders. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
I am seeking to prove that the John Hacker, who married the two Musser daughters, was in fact the eldest son of Frederick and Catharina (Fuchs) Hacker. I am also seeking additional information on the children of John and Salome (Musser) Hacker and John and Susanna (Musser) Hacker.
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