A Christmas card arrived from my mother’s first cousin once removed—a first cousin to both her mother and father—and in it was an unexpected Christmas gift.
Thanks to the Digital Public Library of America’s blog post I found the German Digital Library. The goal of the library is “to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films… read more
When I began this project I imagined I would be re-creating my great uncle William Wingeard’s manuscript for A German-American Hacker-Hocker Genealogy and publishing it in a second volume. However, the more I got into the project, the more I learned about the practice of genealogy, the more I wanted to strengthen Bill’s work by… read more
I just discovered that Maria Margaretha (Hager) Elser was the aunt of Hans Adam Hacker’s brother-in-law Lorentz Haushalter. My ancestor Hans Adam traveled to Pennsylvania on the same ship as Heinrich Mock and Johan Peter Elser, also of Rußheim. Heinrich Mock was Margaretha’s fiancée and Johan Peter Elser was her son. They all settled in Lancaster County and were members of the Warwick Congregation in Warwick/Elizabeth Township.
My great great grandfather Henry D. Snyder was born on 3 March 1859 to Joseph and Judith (Deysher) Snyder of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He died 30 Sep 1931.
My 8x great grandfather Hans Thiebold Jock died on 3 Mar 1708 in Rußheim, Baden, Germany.
My great great great grandmother Helena (Person) Dillinger died on 3 Mar 1893, quite likely in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
I think I answered a question that’s been bothering me for a while yesterday. But I didn’t do it by researching my ancestors. My ancestor Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania aboard the ship Ann, landing in Philadelphia on 28 Sep 1749. He was the first to immigrate. His brother Johan Georg… read more
Happy birthday, Georg Philipp Greulich. Georg was born 9 Jan 1784 and died 12 May 1855 in Haag, Mosbach, Germany. He is my 3x great grandfather through my maternal grandfather’s patrilineal line.