This is one of my favorite photos of my grandfather, William Hocker. His expression seems to speak volumes about the type of man he was. I miss him dearly. The photo was taken, I believe, at the Hocker hunting camp in Perry County, Pennsylvania. His sisters Anna and Betty Jean can be seen in the… 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.
Barbara (SMITH) HOCKER, wife of Martin HOCKER, was born 6 Oct 1787 and died 16 Mar 1878 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Hummelstown. She married Martin HOCKER in 1809.
Christiana (BEINHAUER) HOCKER, daughter of Peter BEINHAUER and Christina STOBER, was born 22 Aug 1777 and died 15 Dec 1808 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, aged 31 years, 3 months, and 24 days. She was buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Hummelstown.
Martin HOCKER, son of Johann “Hans” Adam HACKER and Maria Elisabetha WEIDMAN, was born 21 Oct 1768 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died 25 Apr 1862 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, aged 93 years, 6 months and 4 days. He was buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Hummelstown, Derry Township, Dauphin… read more
The home of William Edward HOCKER in Colorado—most likely in Rio Grande county. Photo courtesy of : John Garrett Hocker
Two Hockers and a Hocker spouse at the Hockersville village road sign—I believe—in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. William HOCKER Jr. (1918—2008) and John Garrett HOCKER Jr. are standing in the road while William WINGEARD (1915—1998), husband of Betty Jean (HOCKER) WINGEARD is holding the signpost. How can I not be sure where Hockersville is, you ask…. 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
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