From Scotland to West Virginia Alexander Bonnington was born on 16 August 1875 in Durhamtown, Bathgate, Linlithgow, Scotland, the third son of Peter Purvis and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Bonnington.1 He grew […]
I just discovered that Maria Margaretha (Hager) Elser was the aunt of Hans Adam Hacker’s brother-in-law Lorentz Haushalter. My ancestor Hans Adam traveled to Pennsylvania on the same ship as Heinrich Mock and Johan Peter Elser, also of Rußheim. Heinrich Mock was Margaretha’s fiancée and Johan Peter Elser was her son. They all settled in Lancaster County and were members of the Warwick Congregation in Warwick/Elizabeth Township.
I’m in the midst of rewriting the Hacker/Hocker family genealogy featuring the descendants of Christoph and Anna Margaretha (Jock) Hacker of Rußheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany and Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. And I need your help!
I’ve been working on my Hacker/Hocker family book recently and am wondering what to do with the unconnected Hacker and Hocker families in my database. Here’s a list of some of them…
After Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker died circa 1782 and the settling of his estate, several of his sons—Johannes, Christopher, Johan Adam Jr., Martin, and perhaps for a time, Johan George—left […]
The 1792 tax valuations from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for Adam, Christopher and John Hocker, three of the sons of Johan Adam Hacker of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Recently, I’ve been updating and revising my great uncle William Wingeard’s A German-American Hacker-Hocker Genealogy. In the first edition, Bill did not include any information on Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker’s son Johan George (1766-1846). Fortunately, I have found some new information on him.
On 19 Mar 1743, Mathias Martin Weidman, my 8x great grandfather, died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
On 19 Mar 1912, my 3x great grandfather Samuel Krehl Leedy died in Upper Mifflin Township, Cumberland County. He’s buried in the Hill Cemetery near New Buffalo, Pennsylvania.
On 19 Mar 1812, Michael Frantz, my 4x great grandfather, and Elizabeth Neidig were married in Salem Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
My 3x great grandmother Lydia (Bobb) Eshbach died on 16 Mar 1859. She was 53 years, 4 months, and 10 days old.
On 13 Mar 1842, my 3x great grandfather James Benjamin Houdeshell was born in Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Adam and Mary (Sine) Houdeshell.