The family of John and Sarah (Beinhower) Hocker is another on that was inappropriately attributed as belonging to John and Christianne Catherine (Steirling) Hocker. Like Adam Hocker, John and family lived in the correct place to belong to John’s family line, but subsequent research proved that they did not.
I am searching for any information that might help to identify John’s parentage.
John HOCKER was born 6 Jul 1815, possibly in Hummelstown, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. He died 21 Jan 1882 in Churchville, Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Churchville Cemetery in Oberlin, Pennsylvania. John was at various times a brickmaker, shoemaker and a farmer. He appears in Derry township tax records in 1838 and in Swatara township tax records in 1840.
John married Sarah BEINHOWER, daughter of John Peter BEINHOWER and Mary Ann SMITH, on 3 Dec 1835, according to the marriage announcement in The Democratic State Journal on Tuesday, December 15, 1835. Both John and Sarah were of Derry township at the time of the marriage.  Sarah was born 12 Jan 1814 in Churchville and died 12 Nov 1901 in Middletown. She was buried in Churchville Cemetery with her husband.
John and Sarah (Beinhower) Hocker had, to the best of my knowledge, one child:
- Maria Anna/Anna Maria (1840—1873/83) married Christian Gingerich
- John Hocker gravestone, Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin, Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, Photographed by Kris Hocker, 7 April 2002.
- John Hacker and Sarah Beinhouer marriage announcement, The Democratic State Journal, Volume 1, Number 40, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 15 December 1835.
- Sarah Hocker gravestone, Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin, Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, Photographed by Kris Hocker, 7 April 2002.