Fever struck Harrisburg during the early 1790s. Many of the town’s inhabitants blamed the disease on the stagnant water at the local mill. In 1795, they decided to do something about it. This is the story of the Landis mill dam incident.
I found a deed that shows an association between Henry Landis Jr., son of Henry Landis of Swatara Township, and Benjamin and Martin Hocker. Could it be that this is the Henry Landis who married Martin’s daughter Christianna Hocker?
Here are some of the gravestones I photographed at the Dauphin Boro Cemetery in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Thanks to the Digital Public Library of America’s blog post I found the German Digital Library. The goal of the library is “to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films […]
George Hocker, son of Martin and Christiana (Beinhauer) Hocker, was born 18 June 1806 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He died 31 October 1886, likely in South Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and was buried in Union Deposit Cemetery.
Have an ancestor who was born before 1910 or died in Missouri? Check out the “Missouri Birth and Death Records” collection at Missouri Digital Heritage. I found death certificates for several of my Hockers.
Levi Hocker, son of George and Mary Magdalena (Landis) Hocker, was born 17 January 1824 and died 31 October 1876. He was buried in Oberlin Cemetery, Dauphin County on 29 April 1877. He married Anna Frantz, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Walters) Frantz, on 6 February 1851. She was born 13 September 1828 and died […]
Some gravestones from Churchville Cemetery in Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. All photographs copyright © Kristen Hocker
Photos all copyright © Kristen Hocker.