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 was born about 1841 and died before sometime between 1850 and 1873, as he is not mentioned in his father’s will.
- Elias K. Hacker was born in Jun 1845 and died on 6 Nov 1920. He was buried in Machpuelah Lutheran Cemetery in Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Elias served in Company K, Regiment 195 in the Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. He married Isabella Weidman, daughter of Daniel and Frances (Zartman) Wiedman, about 1869. The couple had 7 chidren:
- Ida Nora Hacker married Nathan Kurtz
- John F./W. Hacker married Laura E. Wagner
- Cora Hacker, born 8 Nov 1873 and died 21 Dec 1873
- Milton Ellis Hacker married Adaline E. Eckert
- Henry Daniel Hacker married Margaret Heagy
- Frank Weidman Hacker married Grace Swartz
- Susie May Hacker married Henry Sussman
- Allen K. Hacker was born either 31 Mar or 1 Apr 1847 and died 24 Mar 1928 in Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Moravian Church Cemetery in Lititz. About 1868, Allen married Lydia Eitnier. The couple had, I believe, nine children, seven surviving, as follows:
- Horace Hacker
- Samuel Hacker married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Y. Matthews
- Henry “Harry” E. Hacker married first Emma Doutrich, daughter of Byram and Catherine (Hess) Doutrich, and second Elizabeth Lesher
- Adaline E. Hacker married Clayton Z. Meiskey
- Wilson Eitnier Hacker married Serena Spickler
- Minerva “Minnie” E. Hacker married Charles S. Frey
- Emma G. Hacker married Clayton B. Snavely
- Martin K. Hacker was born 25 Jan 1850 and died 16 Nov 1906. He was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married first Annie Kissinger and second Sadie Bates.
- Henry K. Hacker was born 16 Sep 1852 and died 3 Oct 1925. He was buried in Lititz Cemetery, Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Kate (___) about 1877. The couple had five children:
- Laura E. Hacker married Zacharias T. Wike.
- Mary Hacker was born Nov 1879.
- Vera G. Hacker married Harry B. Weand
- Daisy Hacker married a Lenhart
- LeRoy B. Hacker was born 20 Jun 1893
- Benjamin K. Hacker was born in Apr 1856 and died 1938. He was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Annie H. (___) about 1881. The couple had two children:
- Lillian H. Hacker married John D. Todd
- William H. Hacker married first Alice C. Meiley, and second Mayme F. Keisinger.
Jacob Hacker’s will reads as follows:
“Jacob Hocker, Dc’d
I, Jacob Hocker of the Township of Elizabeth County of Lancaster, and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made,
1st I order and direct my body to be decently buried, suitable gravestone to be procured and placed at my grave, and the costs of theses as well as all my other just debts and funeral expenses, to be paid as soon conveniently can be done after my decease,
2nd I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Hocker, such articles of my furniture, as she may select to retain for her use said articles so selected by me wife shall be appraised and the amount deducted from the three hundred dollars to which she is otherwise entitled out of my estate,
3rd I order and direct that the rest and residue of my furniture and all personal property in my possession, to be appraised and sold at public sale,
4th I order and direct, that my real estate shall also be sold, and converted into money as soon as conveniently can be done authorizing my executors, to make good and sufficient title deeds unto the purchase n purchasers thereof
5th I order, will and direct that after all my property both real and personal be converted into money by my hereinafter mentioned executors that all my debts by fully paid and satisfied, and the balance, I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Hocker, during her lifetime and after her decease, the balance if any remains, to be divided in equal shares to and among my five children namely, Eli, Allen, Martin, Henry and Benjamin Hocker
6th I order, will and direct however, that if my son Eli, should fail to pay the judgment on which I am security—And said judgment must be paid out of the proceeds of my estate he shall not be entitled to any thing after my said wifes decease if anything remains as before stated
7th I appoint my two sons Allen Hocker and Martin Hocker, to be my executors of this my last will and testament, in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth 25th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three (1873)
Jacob his mark X Hocker
signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Jacob Hocker, to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses therewith
Isreal G. Erb
Lancaster County, S.S.
On the 13th day of August A.D. 1873 before me the subscribers personally appeared Joel Hippert, and Israel G. Erb Esq., the subscribing witnesses to the preceding will and on their solemn affirmation did declare and say that they were present and saw and heard Jacob Hocker, the testator therein named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge, observation, and belief. J.S. Albright, Depy Regr.
August 13th A.D. 1873, Setters Testamentory granted to Allen Hocker, and Martin Hocker the executors named in the annexed will they being duly affirmed and well and truly to administer the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of the testate according to the law, and also that they will diligently and faithfully regard and well and truly comply with the provisions of the law relating to collateral inheritance. J.S. Albright Depy Regr”
I am still trying to determine how this HACKER family fits into our extended HACKER/HOCKER family. The names of his sons are of particular interest. Our Jacob4 HACKER (Frederick3, Johan Adam2, Christoph1) named two of his sons Allen and Henry. He also had grandsons named Elias, Martin, William, and Henry.
Given the birth date of Jacob HACKER he could fit into the family of Johan George3 HACKER, fifth son of Johan Adam2 HACKER, who married Christina MUELLER/MILLER, daughter of Christopher and Maria Barbara (STOBER) MUELLER. This couple stayed in the northern Lancaster County/southern Lebanon County area and is buried in Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville.
Jacob HACKER could also be a son of John4 HACKER, son of Frederick3 HACKER. John4 married Sarah/Salome MOSER, daughter of Johan Adam and Christina (Prunner) Moser. They had at least three children—John, George, and Lydia—before her death in 1823. John4 then married her sister Susanna MOSER. I have no knowledge of children for this couple. This family is less likely because John’s three children are named in his father-in-law’s will in 1823 as minor heirs.
If you have information on this family or clues to a possible link to the other HACKERs of Lancaster County, please let me know. Many thanks to Nancy Manley for her assistance with this HACKER/GREEK (Krieg) family.