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 (Etzweiler) 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 […]
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. 1 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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]