Jacob and Maria (Krieg) Hacker

The Jacob and Maria (Krieg) Hacker family is another family group that turned up during my Lancaster county, Pennsylvania research. They show up in Penn township census records in 1850 and 1870. The children show up in Penn township, Warwick township, Manheim township, and Lititz Borough through 1930. I’m interested in finding Jacob’s parents; I’m wondering if he’s possibly the son of George and Christina (Miller) Hacker.

Jacob Hacker was born 28 Sep 1803, probably in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He died 26 Jul 1873, probably in Lancaster county, and was buried in Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Warwick township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. This is the church that my ancestor Johan Adam Hacker attended.

About 1841 Jacob Hacker married Maria Krieg, daughter of John Elias Krieg and Anna Maria Gibbens. Mary was born 5 Aug 1819 and died 22 Mar 1898, both in Pennsylvania, probably in Lancaster county. She, too, is buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery.

As far as I know, Jacob and Mary had the following children:

  1. William Hacker (ca 1841—bef 1873)
  2. Elias K. Hacker (1845—aft 1920)
  3. Allen K. Hacker (1847—1928)
  4. Martin K. Hacker (1850—1906)
  5. Henry K. Hacker (1852—1925)
  6. Benjamin K. Hacker (1856—1938)

I’ve posted a transcription of Jacob’s last will & testament in a separate post.

What do you think?


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  1. Nancy, thanks for the post.

    Unfortunately, I have no information on this family, except what I’ve been able to dig up in census records and vital records. I’m not entirely sure if/how I’m related to them.

    As for the “dofashine,” I wish I knew more, but like you I’ve never heard of it.

    1. Nancy

      I do have a copy of a genealogy of the Hacker family with some pictures of Mary and her husband and a few of the children. I imagine you probably have that too. I will keep trying to find more out about the family.

      1. What Hacker genealogy is that, Nancy? I don’t actually have anything on this family, except what I’ve found through census and church records. I would love to see photos of the family.

        1. Nancy

          I have a ten-page genealogy of Jacob and Polly/Mary Hacker with pictures of Jacob and Mary and Allen and Lydia. The pictures aren’t the best quality, but someone has to have a better copy than I have. This was done by C. Woodrow Meiskey in Sept. 1979. My copy is from a copy–not the original. The pictures of Jacob and Mary are from framed pictures, so hopefully someone still has them. I also have the “Hacker family” that was sent to the Greeks in Williams County, Ohio by Harry Hacker in his handwriting. If you want copies of any of these let me know and I can make some for you.

          1. Thank you, Nancy. That’s very kind of you. I’d love to get copies.

  2. Nancy Manley

    I have been working on the Greek/Kreig family for years. We have an old letter written by Harry Hacker of PA to Wm Frederick Greek in OH and it tells of Polly and that she has the records of the family. Harry called it a Dofashine and we have never been able to find out what that is. Do you possibly have more records in your family of the Krieg family? Thank you.

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