George W. Houdeshell married Lovina Force in 1890. Between then and 1914, they had 12 children, ten of whom survived to adulthood. This Wordless Wednesday features a Houdeshell family photo.
Lillian (Snyder) Greulich, daughter of Henry and Saraphine (Witmer) Snyder, taught school in East Greenville until the Greulichs moved to Lansdale in 1922. I’m guessing, however, that this photo was taken in the late 1890s or early 1900s based on the women’s clothing and hairstyles. If you have ancestors who lived in East Greenville about […]
A photo of three generations of descendants of Reverend Frederick Waage: his eldest son Dr. Charles T. Waage (bearded), grandson Eugene Waage (Charles’ son), and great granddaughter Helen Wieder, daughter of Edwin J. and Mary Catharine (Waage) Wieder. Eugene was the son of Charles T. and his first wife Mary Ann Heisler. Mary Catharine, Helen’s […]
Before and after photos from the Hocker Christmas of 1972.
A photo from a fun childhood memory and a story to go with it. Hope you enjoy it!
I’ve recently been following the Middletown PA Dauphin Co History Page on Facebook. Lots of good, historic photos of Middletown and it’s environs. Middletown Borough sits at the junction of Swatara Creek and the Susquehanna River, south and east of Harrisburg International Airport. It was founded in 1755 and incorporated in 1828.
It’s interesting what you can find online when you look. Here’s a photo of what was at one point Christian Hoover’s mill on Owens Creek near Graceham. For more information and images, visit Historic Thurmont Photographs.
Levi F. Hocker, son of Johan Adam and Mary (Hoover) Hocker III, was born 2 October 1843 and died 28 March 1899 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He served in Company F, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Civil War. He married Frances R. Steigelman on 18 Jan 1866 in New Kingston, Cumberland County. There were two […]
I came across a series of photos from the H.W. Hocker (Harold Willets Hocker) Manufacturing Company of Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware during a search at the Library of Congress’ website. You can go see more images there. Harold Willets Hocker, son of John William and Georgia (Tunnell) Hocker, was born 23 April 1892 in Philadelphia, […]
In honor of those who have served and those still serving in our nation’s military, happy Memorial Day! May we never forget your service and sacrifice.