On 2 Mar 1819 George Hocker, son of Johan Adam & Sophia Maria (Hershey) Hocker, and Magdalena Landis, daughter of Henry and Catharine (___) Landis, were married at Zion Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They were only married for six short years before she died in 1825.
My 3x great-grandfather Levi Hocker was born on 17 January 1824, most likely in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His life came to a sad and mysterious end on 31 October 1876.
I’ve been focusing recently on some of my female ancestors for whom I have little or no information. With surnames like Leedy, Frantz, Landis and Hershey, these are well-established—and I would have thought—well-documented families. When it comes to my ancestors, not so much.
I suppose I shouldn’t by surprised by it. And yet… When I started researching Mennonite families in Lancaster County, it wasn’t because I thought I was related to them. I started researching the Hoovers of Lancaster, hoping that I’d find some clue, some information, some connection that would lead me to more information on my… read more
In reviewing some information on John Hoover (Ulrich1), I came across the following: “May also be the John [Hoover] who had 50 acres surveyed on May 10, 1768, in York Co. called “Timber Hill.” It sounded familiar, so I looked it up. The tract was warranted to Andrew Hershey on 24 October 1738 and patented… read more
Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker (Christoph1, StephenA) was the third child and first son of Christoph and Anna Margaretha (Jock) Hacker. He was baptized on 28 October 1727 in Rußheim, Württemberg, Germany. Adam immigrated to the Pennsylvania colony in 1749 aboard the Ship Ann. Like all émigrés, he denounced his loyalty to the German Sovereigns and… read more