Dauphin County PA
The family of John and Sarah (Beinhower) Hocker is another on that was inappropriately attributed as belonging to John and Christianne Catherine (Steirling) Hocker. Like Adam Hocker, John and family lived in the correct place to belong to John’s family line, but subsequent research proved that they did not. I am searching for any information… read more
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
Christian Millard Hershey married Sarah Frances Hocker, daughter of Henry Landis and Mary A. (Shenk) Hocker on 15 Sep 1910 in Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
Sometimes during your research you come across families with the same surname you’re researching, but you don’t know how or if they fit into your family. The family of Adam and Eve (HAMAKER) HOCKER is one such family. Originally, William Wingeard attributed Adam as a son of John and Christianne Catharine (STEIRLING) HOCKER—primarily, I believe… read more
Barbara (Smith) Hocker was the second wife of Martin Hocker, son of the immigrant Johann Adam Hacker and his wife Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker. Martin and Barbara married about 1809 and the couple had 9 children, including a set of twin girls Anna and Barbara. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
Martin Hocker, son of Johan Adam and Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker, was born 21 Oct 1768 in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and died 25 Apr 1862 in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Martin came to the Harrisburg area from Lancaster county about 1787. Hockersville in Derry township was named in his honor. “In addition… read more
Willia Hocker Sr., son of Albert Curtin and Lillian (Leedy) Hocker, and his (future?) wife Isabella Aitken Smith, daughter of William and Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith, possibly at the Hocker family farm in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
William Hocker Sr., son of Albert Curtin and Lillian (Leedy) Hocker, on horseback.