family research dead-ends
In researching my HOOVER family line, I’ve always hit a brick wall at my great-great-great-grandfather Christian HOOVER. He seemed to appear from almost from nowhere. Family history regarding Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover was vague and sometimes contradictory. Here’s what the older family members recall about the Hoover family, specifically regarding Christian: Christian was one… read more
I’m looking for information on my Smith family relatives—William Smith (1892—?), aka John Norwood, and James Smith (1885—1905?). Nothing like setting yourself difficult task, I know. Please help!
I’m seeking information on James Buchanan, husband of Sarah “Sally” Craig, and possibly the son of John Buchanan and Mary Irvine(?). I’d like to prove/disprove that the James Buchanan who was married to Sarah Craig was the son of John and Mary (Irvine) Buchanan, identify a birth place, and prove/disprove that he also married Margaret… read more
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.
George2 Hacker (Johan Adam1) is another Hacker/Hocker family member I’ve had some difficulty finding information on. Johan George Hacker was the fifth son of Johan Adam and Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker. He was born 9 Oct 1766 and christened 12 Oct 1766 in the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Brickerville, sponsored by Lorenz Haushalter and wife… read more
I am struggling to locate Adam and Mary (SINE) HOWDYSHELL and their sons, Adam, Jr., Daniel, Isaac, John W. and George Westfall(?) after the Civil War.
Isn’t it amazing how often family members disappear? Especially the farther back you go. Of course, they haven’t truly disappeared, you simply haven’t found the right records, assuming, of course, that they still exist. I’m seeking any information on Christopher Hocker (original spelling Hacker), born ca. 1776 at Erdenheim, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is said he went to Ohio…