Johan George Hacker

George3 Hacker (Johan Adam2, Christoph1)  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 (his uncle and aunt).[1] He died 12 Sep 1846 and was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery.[2]

George married Christina Miller, daughter of Christopher Miller and Maria Barbara Stober of Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, before 1814.[3],[4] She is buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery with her husband.

Cocalico township, Lancaster county tax records show a George Hacker in 1791, his status “freeman.”[5] I’m assuming that this is Johan Adam’s son George as Adam’s brother Johan George had moved his family to Erdenheim (outside Philadelphia) in 1763 and Frederick’s son George (Johan George’s nephew) was an infant. He is listed in 1796—1799 tax records together with Frederick, his brother. In 1800, he’s listed separately, but in 1801—1803 they are listed together again. In 1805, George is listed as having 10 acres valued at $600, having 1 saw or grist mill. George, the miller, is also listed in 1806, 1807, and 1808.  There my Cocalico township tax records for George Hacker end.

George Hacker 1820 US Census
George Hacker, 1820 US Census, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Census records don’t show George as head of household until 1810 when he is listed in Cocalico township.[6] He is in Lebanon township in 1820, living alongside Christopher Miller, possibly his brother-in-law.[7] I have been unable to find him either 1830 or 1840 U.S. Federal census records. Christopher Miller, however, is back in Lancaster county, in Elizabeth township in 1830 through 1850.

On 21 Jul 1816, George and Christina had a child, Joseph, baptized in Shaefferstown at St. Luke’s church, and sponsored baptisms at Shaefferstown for Christoph and Anna (___) Miller’s sons Samuel (1815) and David (1817).[8] In 1817 George purchased land in Lebanon county with his brother-in-law Christopher Miller.[9] In Nov 1817, George sponsored a child’s baptism at Salem Lutheran church in Lebanon.[10]

George and Christina Hacker are listed in communion records at St. Luke’s Lutheran church in Shaefferstown in 1815, 1816, and 1820.[11] On 8 May 1823, the were sponsors for Cornelius, son of James and Eleonora Stellwell, at Salem Lutheran Church in Reamstown, Lancaster County.[12] They received communion there on 6 Nov 1825 with Christina and Elizabeth Hacker—possibly daughters. On the same day, Peter, George and Lydia Hacker received confirmation.

It’s possible that these children belong to George and Christina. Looking at the 1810 and 1820 census records, they fit the general age profiles.[13] In 1810 the household included:

  • 1 male under 10 (George?)
  • 1 male 16-26 (?)
  • 1 male 26-46 (George)
  • 2 females under 10 (Catharina?, Elisabetha?)
  • 1 female 26-45 (Christina)

And in 1820, George’s family is listed as follows:

  • 2 white males up to 10 (Joseph?, Peter?)
  • 1 white male 16 to 18 (George?)
  • 1 white male 16 to 26 (same as 16 to 18?)
  • 1 white male 45 & up (George)
  • 1 white female up to 10 (Lydia?)
  • 2 white females 10 to 16 (Catharina?, Elisabetha?)
  • 1 white female 26 to 45 (Christina)

However, that’s where the trail goes cold. I have nothing on him, including the births of other children, tax records, or land transactions, until his burial at Emanuel Lutheran Church.

I have only been able to locate data on one child of George and Christina, as follows:

  1. Joseph4 Hacker was born 3 Jul 1816 and baptized 21 Jul 1816 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Shaefferstown, Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, sponsored by his aunt and uncle Christoper and Anna (___) Miller.[14] He died 1 Dec 1891 and was buried in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania.[15] He  married Susanna Bickel circa 1845. Susanna was born 5 Jul 1825 and died 9 Feb 1898. She was buried with her husband at Christ Lutheran Church cemetery.[16]
    1. Henry Hacker (1846-1921) m. Amanda (___)
    2. Emma Hacker (ca 1848-bef 1860?)
    3. Susan Hacker (ca 1851-aft 1898)
    4. Albert B. Hacker (ca 1851-bef 1921) m. Lizzie Kochenberger
    5. John B. Hacker (1854-1932) m. Mary Fessler
    6. Elizabeth Hacker (ca 1856-aft 1921) m. a Seabold
    7. Ida Hacker (ca 1859-aft 1898) m. a Yost
    8. Alice Hacker (ca 1862/3-?)
    9. Catherine Hacker (ca 1864-aft 1921) m. a Pierce
    10. Rebecca Hacker (ca 1871-aft 1898)

 

Footnotes

  1. Weiser, Frederick, S., translator, Records of Pastoral Acts at Emanuel Lutheran Church, known in the 18th century as the Warwick congregation, near Brickerville, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1743-1799, (Breinigsville, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania German Society, 1983).
  2. Xakellis, Martha J., Grave Undertakings – Elizabeth Township (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press), Volume 1.
  3. Abstracts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1721-1820 (Philadelphia: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1896), page 761.Pennsylvania Births, Lancaster County – 1778-1800, Humphrey Publications, Washington, D.C., 1997, page 242.
  4. Xakellis, Martha J., Grave Undertakings – Elizabeth Township.
  5. Tax Lists, 1750-1814, Cocalico township (1751—1808) and Cocalico township (1809—1838), Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; microcopy roll #6040, 6041; Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg.
  6. George Hacker household, 1810 U.S. Census, Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, page 57; National Archives micropublication M252, roll 50.
  7. George Hacker household, 1820 U.S. Census, Lebanon township, Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, page 59; National Archives micropublication M33, roll 105.
  8. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lebanon County church records, Volume 11: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Shaefferstown.
  9. Lebanon County Deeds, Volume B: 577; Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  10. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lebanon County church records, Volume 7, (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1969); Pennsylvania State Library, Forum Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  11. “St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Records, Schaefferstown” Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985,  database online, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: viewed 5 Feb 2012); citing Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
  12. “Salem Lutheran Church Records, Reamstown,” Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985,  database online, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: viewed 5 Feb 2012); citing Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
  13. More details on my analysis can be found in my blog post “Identifying the Children of Johan George Hacker.”
  14. Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lebanon County church records, Volume 11: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Shaefferstown, (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1969); Pennsylvania State Library, Forum Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, page 130.
  15. Joseph Hacker gravestone, Find a Grave, Inc., Findagrave.com, digital image (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 Apr 2012), photograph “Gravestone for Joseph Hacker (1816-1891), Memorial No. 82246636, Records of Christ Lutheran Church cemetery, Stouchsburg, Pennsylvania;” photograph © TheWheelBarrow.
  16. Susan Hacker gravestone, Find a Grave, Inc., Findagrave.com, digital image (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 Apr 2012), photograph “Gravestone for Susan Hacker (1825-1898), Memorial No. 82246510, Records of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Pennsylvania;” photograph © TheWheelBarrow.

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