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, Delta county, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke
Isabella (Smith) Hocker and grandchild.
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: Robert Smith, William H. Hocker Sr. Seated, back: Meriam (Hocker) Ziegler, Isabella (Hocker) Ruder, Anna Louise (Hocker) Hoover, Isabella (wife), Eliza Smith Cochrane, Ruth Hocker, […]
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.
A Hocker family barbeque about 1946. William Hocker, Sr. is at the grill.
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 1945. She married twice, first to William Smith and second to Robert Cochrane.
Anna (Frantz) Hocker was the wife of Levi Hocker and daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Walters) Frantz. She was born 13 Sep 1828 and died 3 Feb 1918 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A photo of Albert Curtin Hocker and sons, presumably after a day of hunting.
John and Jacob Hocker, sons of Adam Hocker, disappeared from Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the late 1830s. What happened to them? Where did they go? This article starts to examine the possibilities.