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.
On 19 Mar 1743, Mathias Martin Weidman, my 8x great grandfather, died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. On 19 Mar 1912, my 3x great grandfather Samuel Krehl Leedy died in Upper Mifflin Township, Cumberland County. He’s buried in the Hill Cemetery near New Buffalo, Pennsylvania. On 19 Mar 1812, Michael Frantz, my 4x great grandfather, and […]
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. ∞
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.
Announcing the release of my new book Marriage and Death Notices from the Harrisburg Chronicle, 1820-1834. This book is a follow-up and continuation of my previous book Marriage and Death Notices in Harrisburg Area Newspapers, 1835-1845.
Just the other day I had reason to go looking for the articles I had written on my research on John and Jacob Hocker, sons of my ancestor Johan Adam and Sophia Maria (Hershey) Hocker. I wanted to send links to someone who had emailed me regarding another Jacob Hocker, son of Adam and Eve […]