The Martin Hocker homestead in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania about 1896. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
George HOCKER, son of Johan “Hans” Adam and Maria Elisabetha (WEIDMAN) HACKER, was born 9 Oct 1776 in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and died 12 Sep 1846, age 79 years, 11 months, 3 days. He was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brickerville, Pennsylvania.
This is the land warrant for one of Adam HACKER’s properties in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. I originally found it at the Lancaster County Courthouse, but you can also find the warrant indices and copied Warrant book online at the Pennsylvania State Arcives website. I also found records for George HACKER, Adam’s brother; Martin… read more
In researching my HOOVER family line, I’ve always hit a brick wall at my great-great-great-grandfather Christian HOOVER. He seemed to appear from almost from nowhere. Family history regarding Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover was vague and sometimes contradictory. Here’s what the older family members recall about the Hoover family, specifically regarding Christian: Christian was one… read more
Standing, L to R:\ Clarence Franklin Greulich, Marie (Letterhouse) Dise, Linwood Greulich (hidden), Kate Amanda (Weil) Greulich, Carrie A. (Greulich) Letterhouse (partly hidden), Alda (Greulich) Broadwater, Linwood’s Anna (Hunsberger) Greulich (hidden), Anna E. (Greulich) Keller, Chester’s Annie M. (Scholl) Greulich, Ralph Keller(?), Frances A. (Schantz) Greulich, Loretta C. (Hill) Keller(?), Theodore Greulich, Elmer’s Lillie Witmer… read more
Catharina (FUCHS) HACKER was the wife of Frederick3 HACKER (Johan Adam2, Christoph1). She was born 23 Sep 1756 died 6 Apr 1806 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. She was buried beside her husband in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. The couple married 26 Oct 1779 at Reiher’s Reformed Church in Lancaster. Footnotes: Xakellis,… read more
The article “Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor” in the Innovations Report states that: “New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour… read more
Elmer Calvin Greulich, youngest son of Charles Philipp Greulich and Caroline K. Wolf, was born 6 Aug 1880 in East Greenville, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania and died 10 Jan 1947 in Lansdale, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. On 21 Sep 1901, he married Lillian Witmer Snyder, daughter of Henry D. Snyder and Saraphine K. Witmer.
According to my grandfather’s research, his ancestor Charles (Karl) Philipp Greulich’s step-brother (or maybe half-brother) Philipp Peter Greulich, who remained in Haag after Charles emigrated from Germany to the U.S., never married and never had any children. Imagine my surprise when a half-hearted search on FamilySearch.org found in the IGI for Germany a marriage in… read more
I’m seeking information on the family of Jacob and Sarah (___) Hacker of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. They are another of my loose ends. I’d like to figure out where they fit in the HACKER/HOCKER family. Any help would be appreciated. Jacob K./R. HACKER was born 26 Aug 1838 and died 16 Feb 1906. He was… read more