After Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker died circa 1782 and the settling of his estate, several of his sons—Johannes, Christopher, Johan Adam Jr., Martin, and perhaps for a time, Johan George—left Lancaster County and came to Harrisburg. The earliest record of them in the city is a mention of the Adam Hocker tavern in the 1787 […]
The 1792 tax valuations from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for Adam, Christopher and John Hocker, three of the sons of Johan Adam Hacker of 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.
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. ∞
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. ∞
Happy birthday to Mary Magdalena (Landis) Hocker, wife of George Hocker. Molly was my 4G grandmother. She was born 4 Feb 1800 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and died 22 Feb 1825. ∞
Happy birthday, George Hocker! George was born 21 Jan 1794 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, a son of Johan Adam and Anna Maria (Hershey) Hocker Jr. He died 6 Nov 1873 in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was my 4x great grandfather. ∞
Happy birthday, Levi Hocker. Levi was born 17 Jan 1824 in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, son of George and Maria Magdalena (Landis) Hocker. He died 31 Oct 1876 and was buried at Churchville Cemetery. ∞
My great grandparents, William Hocker and Isabella Aitken Smith were married on 13 October 1914 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. This is a transcription of their application for marriage license.
A photo taken at the Hocker hunting camp in Perry County, Pennsylvania circa 1924. I’m not completely certain of the folks in the photo, but I think it’s—Isabella (Smith) Hocker, Lillian (Leedy) Hocker, unknown teenager [possibly Lillian or Ethel Allen], Anna Hocker, William Hocker, Bonnie Hocker and Betty Jean Hocker.