Photos all copyright © Kristen Hocker.
All photos copyright © Kristen Hocker.
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Albert Curtin Hocker.
Isabella Aitken (Smith) Hocker with her son William “Bill” Hocker, Jr. and daughter Meriam “Mims” Hocker in the yard circa 1946.Bill and his family lived across the yard from his parents.
Albert Curtin Hocker Sr., son of Levi and Anna (Frantz) Hocker, was born 9 September 1860 in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He died 24 July 1940 in Cumberland County and was buried 27 July 1940 in Paxtang Cemetery in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and a carpenter. He married Lillian Ainsley Leedy, […]
If you’re familiar with William O. Wingeard’s A German-American Hacker-Hocker Genealogy, you might have read the chapter on George Hocker (Frederick4, Johan Adam3, Christoph2, Stephen1). In it Bill freely admits that he had trouble continuing the family line from George and his wife Elizabeth. I’m not afraid to admit that he’s causing me some consternation, […]
I was recently contacted by a reader who is in possession of Adam Hocker’s family bible. I’m hoping to put him in touch with a living descendant.
There’s something so ironic about Adam Hocker’s 1810 census enumeration from Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. If I’m identifying the people correctly, the Christopher Ernst listed just after him is a relation by marriage to my Hoover ancestors who’d lived in Derry Township about 50 years earlier. Christopher Ernst was the son of Johan Wilhelm […]
I’ve been working on my Hacker/Hocker family book recently and am wondering what to do with the unconnected Hacker and Hocker families in my database. Here’s a list of some of them…
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 […]