Dauphin County PA

In researching the family William Wingeard found several articles about Levi Hocker’s mysterious disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his suicidal drowning.

Levi Hocker portrait

Levi Hocker, son of George and Mary Magdelana (Landis) Hocker, was born 17 Jan 1824 and died 31 Oct 1876 in Swatara township, of a suicidal drowning. He went missing […]

Photo: Johannes Hocker

Johannes W. Hocker, son of Martin and Christiana (Beinhauer) Hocker of Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Johannes (John) was born 6 May 1804 in Hockersville and died 28 Jun […]

Photo: John Benjamin Hocker

John Benjamin Hocker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth (Henry) Hocker. He was born 2 Jan 1832 in Hockersville, Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania and died 19 Aug 1906 in Cedaredge, […]

Photo: William Hocker Family

The family of William H. Hocker, including brother-in-law Robert Thomas Alexander Smith (standing left), wife Isabella (seated center left) and mother-in-law Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith Cochrane (seated center right). Standing: […]

Photo: William Hocker's Children

Four of the children of William H. Hocker Sr. (In back: Isabella; Middle: William, Jr. and Anna Louise; Front: Betty Jean) probably taken circa 1927—1929.

Photo: Hocker BBQ

A Hocker family barbeque about 1946. William Hocker, Sr. is at the grill.

Photo: Elizabeth Smith Cochrane

Eliza Craig (Bonnington) Smith Cochrane, daughter of Peter Purvis and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Bonnington, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 2 Oct 1866 and died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 18 Oct […]