Happy birthday to Johan Adam Hocker Jr.! My 5G grandfather was born 20 Feb 1764 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in Nov 1821 in Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Recently, I’ve been updating and revising my great uncle William Wingeard’s A German-American Hacker-Hocker Genealogy. In the first edition, Bill did not include any information on Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker’s son Johan George (1766-1846). Fortunately, I have found some new information on him.
I think I answered a question that’s been bothering me for a while yesterday. But I didn’t do it by researching my ancestors. My ancestor Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania aboard the ship Ann, landing in Philadelphia on 28 Sep 1749. He was the first to immigrate. His brother Johan Georg… read more
Just the other day I had reason to go looking for the articles I had written on my research on John and Jacob Hocker, sons of my ancestor Johan Adam and Sophia Maria (Hershey) Hocker. I wanted to send links to someone who had emailed me regarding another Jacob Hocker, son of Adam and Eve… read more
I’ve always been told that I was named after a German actress. So, I’ve never had any expectation that it was a family name. Until my family moved to New England when I was 10, I’d never even met anyone with the first name Kristen and even then it was more often spelled Kristin. There… read more
Jacob Hacker was born 28 Sep 1803 and died 26 Jul 1873 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. He married about 1841 Maria “Polly” Krieg, daughter of John Elias and Anna Maria (Gibbens) Krieg.
Maria “Polly” Krieg, daughter of John Elias and Anna Maria (Gibbens) Krieg, was born 5 Aug 1819 and died 22 Mar 1898 in Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She married Jacob Hacker about 1841. He was born 28 Sep 1803 and died 26… read more
I’ve added gravestones from two new cemeteries in the Galleries section: Bowman’s Cemetery and Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ephrata Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is in addition to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery gravestones that were already available. Most of these gravestones are from members of the Hacker/Hocker and affiliated families.
I’ve created a personal map on Google Maps of some of my research places. I find it very helpful to see the locations I’ve found in my research on a map. It gives me a better idea of the distances between places and also shows me the surrounding villages/town. Proximity can make a good case… read more
A list of Huber immigrants to Pennsylvania between 1728 and 1768 taken from the Pennsylvania Archives, Series II, Volume XVII, “Names of Foreigners who took the Oath of Allegiance, 1727-1775.”