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 […]

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) […]

In researching the family William Wingeard found several articles about Levi Hocker’s mysterious disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his suicidal drowning.

Photo: Josiah Hocker and wife

Josiah HOCKER, son of Johannes W. and Elizabeth (HENRY) HOCKER married Amanda Catherine HAMILTON, possibly the daughter of William and Elizabeth (___) HAMILTON on 30 Dec 1852 in York Springs, […]

John and Jacob Hocker, sons of Adam Hocker, disappeared from Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the late 1830s. What happened to them? Where did they go? This article starts to examine the possibilities.

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…

Research doesn’t always go smoothly. My great-great-great grandfather Christian Hoover has been giving me fits for some time. Here’s the deal…