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 Warwick congregation (now Emanuel Evangelical 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 Christina was born 1 Jan 17784 and died 29 Oct 1858.5 She is buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery with her husband.
I have only been able to locate data on one possible child of George and Christina, as follows:
- 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.6 He may have married a woman named Susanna. There is a Joseph Hacker in the 1850 census for Elizabeth township, Lancaster county, the 1860 census for Ephrata township, Lancaster county, the 1870 census for Stouchsberg, Berks county, and the 1880 census for the 1st Ward of Lebanon, Lebanon county.7
Census records don’t show George as head of household until 1810 when he is listed in Cocalico township.8 He is in Lebanon township in 1820, living alongside Christopher Miller, most likely his brother-in-law.9 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.
Lancaster county tax records show a George Hacker in 1791, his status “freeman.”10 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 tax records end.
In 1817 George purchased land in Lebanon county with his brother-in-law Christopher Miller.11 On 21 Jul 1816, George and Christina had a child, Joseph, baptized in Shaefferstown at St. Luke’s church, and they sponsored baptisms at Shaefferstown in 1815 and 1817.12 In Nov 1817, George sponsored a child’s baptism at Salem Lutheran church in Lebanon.13
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.
- Frederick S. Weiser, 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). ↩
- Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery (Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), George Hacker gravestone, photographed by Kris Hocker, 3 Sep 2000. ↩
- Abstracts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1721-1820 (Philadelphia: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1896), page 761. ↩
- John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Births, Lancaster County – 1778-1800, Humphrey Publications, Washington, D.C., 1997, page 242. ↩
- Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery (Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), Christina Hacker gravestone, photographed by Kris Hocker, 3 Sep 2000. ↩
- 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. ↩
- Joseph Hacker household, 1850 U.S. Census, Elizbeth township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, family 423; National Archives micropublication M432, Roll 789; Joseph Hacker household 1860 U.S. Census, Ephrata township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; National Archives micropublication M653, Roll 1124; Joseph Hacker household, 1870 U.S. Census, Stouchsburg, Berks county, Pennsylvania, page 471; National Archives micropublication M593, Roll 1306; Joseph Hacker household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lebanon, Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, page 263D; National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 1145. ↩
- George Hacker household, 1810 U.S. Census, Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, page 57; National Archives micropublication M252, roll 50. ↩
- George Hacker household, 1820 U.S. Census, Lebanon township, Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, page 59; National Archives micropublication M33, roll 105. ↩
- Tax Lists, 1750-1814, Cocalico township (1751—1808) and Cocalico township (1809—1838), Lancaster county, Pensnylvania; microcopy roll #6040, 6041; Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg. ↩
- Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Deeds Volume B:577; microfilm, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg. ↩
- Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lebanon County church records, Volume 11: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Shaefferstown. ↩
- Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lebanon County church records, Volume 7, (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1969); Pennsylvania State Library, Forum Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ↩