If you’re researching your family history, deeds can be an excellent source of information, placing a family member at a specific place at a specific time. They can sometimes provide clues to where a person came from or went to. And, if you’re lucky, they can also provide information on family relationships.
Here is an index to some deeds for HOOVERs in Fayette county in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
William Edward HOCKER, son of John Benjamin and Mary Ann (HESS) HOCKER, was born 8 Nov 1855 in Bellefontaine, Logan county, Ohio and died 15 Sep 1946 in Rio Grande county, Colorado. William married three times. First, he married Nora Ann COCKRELL, daughter of Peter COCKRELL, in Jan 1882 in Rio Grande County, Colorado. He… read more
Jacob HACKER, son of Frederick and Catharina (FUCHS) HACKER, was born 23 May 1791 in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He was christened 26 Jun 1791 in the Emanuel Lutheran Church, Brickerville, Warwick township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He married twice, first to Catharina STEINER, daughter of Frederick and Catherine (___) STEINER, on 23 Aug 1818,… read more
In 1786, Henry HOOVER of Fayette County, Pennsylvania finalized a deed for two tracts of land in Washington County, Maryland between his father Andrew HOOVER’s estate and Jacob SHANK of Washington County, Maryland. These tracts were purchased by Andrew in 1779 from Francis Deahnis and William Deahnis Jr. of Montgomery County, Maryland as part of… read more
Here’s a transcription of the obituary of Herbert Hershey Hocker (1865—1946), son of Levi and Anna (Frantz) Hocker. Hershey married Sarah J. Bower, daughter of John and Amanda (___) Bower, 1 Apr 1906 in Yoe, Pennsylvania.  “H. Hershey Hocker Funeral services for H. Hershey Hocker, 554 Race Street, who died Tuesday night after a… read more
David Elmer Hocker was listed as a baker in the 1910 US census and as a baker for the Butter Pretzel Baking Co. in 1930. According to the above photo, David Hocker was the proprietor of the Butter Pretzel Baking Co. in Harrisburg. His sons were also employees of the company in 1930.
Christiana MILLER, daughter of Christopher and Maria Barbara (STOBER) MUELLER, was born 1 Jan 1778 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and died 29 Oct 1858. She was the wife of George HOCKER, son of Johan “Hans” Adam and Maria Elisabetha (WEIDMAN) HACKER. Christiana was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church (originally the Warwick Congregation) Cemetery in… read more
David Elmer Hocker, son of Jacob L. and Susanna (___) Hocker, was born 12 Aug 1880 in Buck county, Missouri and died 8 Sep 1945 in Pennsylvania. He married Carrie May Baker, daughter of Henry J. and Sarah A. (___) Baker, on 15 Oct 1867 in Halifax township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. David and Carrie had… read more
This extraction is taken from the last will and testament of George Hocker (1794—1873). The will was dated 13 Sep 1783 and probated 14 Nov 1873.  George HOCKER devised as follows: “#1 To my widow Catharine, all household and kitchen furniture in the house, except what belongs to daughter. Margaret and son George, she… read more
Jacob L. Hocker, son of John Peter and Nancy (WELPMER) HOCKER, was born Jun 1850 and died sometime between 1920 and 1930. He married first Susanna (___), and second Ida May MUTTERSPAUGH. Jacob and Susanna had at least eight children, as follows: John W. Hocker, b. ca Mar 1870, Middle Paxton township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania… read more