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:
- William Hacker (ca 1841—bef 1873)
- Elias K. Hacker (1845—aft 1920)
- Allen K. Hacker (1847—1928)
- Martin K. Hacker (1850—1906)
- Henry K. Hacker (1852—1925)
- Benjamin K. Hacker (1856—1938)
I’ve posted a transcription of Jacob’s last will & testament in a separate post.