Dauphin County PA

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 […]

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

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.

This is a photo of Robert Thomas Alexander Smith. He was the youngest child of William and Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith. He married and divorced without having children. This photo was taken at the Hocker hunting camp in Perry County, Pennsylvania. I believe the infant may be Robert’s great-nephew.

I  labeled this photo Mary and Ethel Hocker. Ethel Hocker was the daughter of Albert Curtin and Lillian (Leedy) Hocker. She married twice, first to Harry Thomas Allen and second to Wesley Edward Foster, Jr. I am presuming the Mary Hocker refers to Mary (Curran) Hocker, wife of Levi Ainsley Hocker and Ethel’s sister-in-law.