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
Christina2 Hacker (Christoph1, StephenA) was born on 25 December 1723 in Rußheim, Württemberg, Germany. On 8 November 1746 when Christina was 22, she married Johan Michael Lang, possibly also in Rußheim. Michael was born in Germany, though we do not know where. His parents and date of birth are also unknown to me. Michael and… read more
John2 Hocker (Unknown1) was born 6 July 1815 in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and died 21 January 1882 in Churchville, now Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin, Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. John’s occupation, according to census records, varied from brick-maker to farmer to shoemaker. He married on 3 December… read more
Adam2 Hocker (Unknown1) was born 19 October 1812 in Hummelstown, Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He died 26 September 1870, at age of 57 years, 11 months, 7 days in Swatara Township, Dauphin County and is buried in the Churchville cemetery, Oberlin, Swatara Township. Adam was married in Salem Lutheran Church, possibly in Lebanon County,… read more
In researching the family William Wingeard found several articles about Levi Hocker’s mysterious disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his suicidal drowning.
Christoph1 Hacker (StephenA), who Herr Heil called a “cowboy and shoemaker,” was a shoemaker in Rußheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany where he was christened on 2 May 1697. His sponsors were Sebastian Neesz, a shoemaker from Rußheim; Christian Weickh, of Graben, and Anna Barbara Krebs of Linckenheim. He died in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania some time… read more
John and Jacob Hocker, sons of Adam Hocker, disappeared from Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the late 1830s. What happened to them? Where did they go? This article starts to examine the possibilities.
Isn’t it amazing how often family members disappear? Especially the farther back you go. Of course, they haven’t truly disappeared, you simply haven’t found the right records, assuming, of course, that they still exist. I’m seeking any information on Christopher Hocker (original spelling Hacker), born ca. 1776 at Erdenheim, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is said he went to Ohio…