My 3x great-grandfather Levi Hocker was born on 17 January 1824, most likely in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His life came to a sad and mysterious end on 31 October 1876.
It occurred to me recently that I’m the first Hocker in my direct line (me > father > grandfather > g. grandfather > etc.) who wasn’t born in Pennsylvania since […]
When could you own land without truely owning your land? When you were an alien resident of the province of Pennsylvania. Read the act the granted the Lancaster Mennonites/Palatines all the privileges of a “natural-born subject of His Majesty’s said province.”
I suppose I shouldn’t by surprised by it. And yet… When I started researching Mennonite families in Lancaster County, it wasn’t because I thought I was related to them. I […]
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.
Henry Landis of Derry Township wrote his last will and testament on 26 April 1785 and it was proven on 29 November 1785. It was written in German. I found […]
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?
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 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.