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, 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 on 31 Oct 1876 and his body was found the following spring floating in the water at Fry’s dam. He was buried the following 29 […]
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 1884 in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hoke
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.