On Monday, October 20th, 1845, Elizabeth Shearer and Elizabeth Bodine went to the office of the Register of Wills for Philadelphia County and swore that they witnessed George Hocker’s verbal will. Here’s what was recorded.
Six of the twelve children of Clyde and Nora (Houdeshell) Hoover posing for a family photo, about 1930.
How much of your family tree have you identified? If you and/or your DNA match haven’t built out your family trees, how can confident can you be in determining your most recent common ancestor?
Peter Hocker Jr. and Martin Hocker, sons of Peter & Nancy (Weltmer) Hocker, left Pennsylvania, staying for a time in Wayne County, Ohio, before finally settling in Polk County, Missouri. Their records are consistent. Except for one surprise in the 1870 census.
I did a search for “Hocker + photo” on Ebay the other day and found a photo album available for sale that once belonged to a descendant of Jonathan Fox (1837-1909) and Sarah Catharine Hocker (1839-1916).
I regularly share links to articles that I’ve been reading around the web through my social media accounts. They don’t, however, get shared here. I’ve been thinking I should change that.
I’ve posted before regarding Pennsylvania deed records being digitized and added to the FamilySearch website. I’ve been using them recently and thought I’d post a list of all the counties with online deeds currently available.
Sites like Ancestry are great, but online archives can be a goldmine for finding records pertaining to your family here and abroad.
I think maybe I’m on the right track, linking Catharina (___) Schneider to Conrad Nuss and Anna Margaretha Roeder’s daughter Catharina. What do you think?
In honor of the winter cold outside…