Dauphin County PA
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
Here’s a transcription of the obituary of Herbert Hershey HOCKER (1865—1946), son of Levi and Anna (FRANTZ) HOCKER. Hershey married Sarah J. BOWER, daughter of John and Amanda (___) BOWER, 1 Apr 1906 in Yoe, Pennsylvania.  “H. Hershey Hocker Funeral services for H. Hershey Hocker, 554 Race Street, who died Tuesday night after a… read more
David Elmer Hocker was listed as a baker in the 1910 US census and as a baker for the Butter Pretzel Baking Co. in 1930. According to the above photo, David Hocker was the proprietor of the Butter Pretzel Baking Co. in Harrisburg. His sons were also employees of the company in 1930.
David Elmer Hocker, son of Jacob L. and Susanna (___) Hocker, was born 12 Aug 1880 in Buck county, Missouri and died 8 Sep 1945 in Pennsylvania. He married Carrie May Baker, daughter of Henry J. and Sarah A. (___) Baker, on 15 Oct 1867 in Halifax township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. David and Carrie had… read more
This extraction is taken from the last will and testament of George Hocker (1794—1873). The will was dated 13 Sep 1783 and probated 14 Nov 1873.  George HOCKER devised as follows: “#1 To my widow Catharine, all household and kitchen furniture in the house, except what belongs to daughter. Margaret and son George, she… read more
Jacob L. Hocker, son of John Peter and Nancy (WELPMER) HOCKER, was born Jun 1850 and died sometime between 1920 and 1930. He married first Susanna (___), and second Ida May MUTTERSPAUGH. Jacob and Susanna had at least eight children, as follows: John W. Hocker, b. ca Mar 1870, Middle Paxton township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania… read more
Elizabeth HOCKER, daughter of Martin and Barbara A. (SMITH) HOCKER, married John FUHRMAN Jr. (also FOREMAN), son of John and Mary (___) FOREMAN, on 15 Sep 1833, probably in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania.
The Martin Hocker homestead in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania about 1896. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
I’m looking for information on my Smith family relatives—William Smith (1892—?), aka John Norwood, and James Smith (1885—1905?). Nothing like setting yourself difficult task, I know. Please help!