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 […]
A gravestone photo for Emanuel Hocker (11 Jul 1842-16 Nov 1862), son of George and Mary “Polly” (Brubaker) Hocker of Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He’s buried in Shoop’s Cemetery outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Dr. David R. Hocker, son of Adam and Eve (Hamaker) Hocker, was born 1 Dec 1850 and died 21 Nov 1887. He was buried in Shoop’s Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He married 4 Feb 1876 in Shoop’s Reformed Church Hettie Esther Rudy, daughter of Joseph Frederick and Hettie (Landis) Rudy. She was […]
Prior to her 1914 marriage, my great grandmother, Isabella Smith, worked for the telephone company in Harrisburg. This photo was labelled the “telephone girls.”