I’ve always been told that I was named after a German actress. So, I’ve never had any expectation that it was a family name. Until my family moved to New England when I was 10, I’d never even met anyone with the first name Kristen and even then it was more often spelled Kristin. There… read more
A class photo taken circa 1936 in front of the William Penn High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Albert Curtin Hocker family portrait taken presumably in the early 1900s.
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