I’ve been doing a lot of Huber/Hoover family research lately—mostly for the family of Andreas Huber (1754), my presumptive Hoover ancestor. If the identification of him being from Ellerstadt is correct, then Andrew had two—possibly three—older brothers who immigrated to the US ahead of him. I wanted to look into those families and the families […]
Maria “Polly” Krieg, daughter of John Elias and Anna Maria (Gibbens) Krieg, was born 5 Aug 1819 and died 22 Mar 1898 in Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church cemetery in Brickerville, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She married Jacob Hacker about 1841. He was born 28 Sep 1803 and died 26 […]
I’ve added gravestones from two new cemeteries in the Galleries section: Bowman’s Cemetery and Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ephrata Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is in addition to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery gravestones that were already available. Most of these gravestones are from members of the Hacker/Hocker and affiliated families.
If you search the web, read published genealogies or the official biography of President Herbert Hoover, everywhere you’ll find that his ancestor was from Ellerstadt, Palatinate, Germany. But did you know that he was initially identified as the Andreas Huber from Trippstadt, Palatinate, Germany? Or that he might actually be from Ittlingen, landkreis Heilbronn, Baden, Germany? In this article, I’ll examine the past and present thought on this Andreas Huber’s German origins and the impact it has on identifying the origins of my ancestor Andreas Huber.
A list of Huber immigrants to Pennsylvania between 1728 and 1768 taken from the Pennsylvania Archives, Series II, Volume XVII, “Names of Foreigners who took the Oath of Allegiance, 1727-1775.”
Jacob H./K. Hacker was born 26 Aug 1838 in Pennsylvania, most likely Lancaster County, and died 16 Feb 1906. He was buried in Bowman’s Cemetery in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania1 Jacob was a farmer. About 1870, Jacob married Sarah M./A. (___). She was born 6 Feb 1849 and died 26 Jul 1921. She too was […]
Mary HACKER was born 5 Aug 1819 and died 22 Mar 1888, aged 78 years, 7 months and 17 days. I have not been able to associate the Mary with any of my know HACKER/HOCKER relatives. If you have any information on her family, please let me know.
Benjamin K. HACKER, son of Jacob and Maria “Polly” (KRIEG) HACKER, was born in Apr 1856 and died in 1938. He was a carpenter and was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. He married Annie H. (___) about 1881. Annie was born in Aug 1861 and died in 1939. She was […]
May Bell HACKER, daughter of Martin K. and Annie (KISSINGER) HACKER, died on 9 Nov 1890 and was buried in Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brickerville, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
Annie (KISSINGER) HACKER, wife of Martin K. HACKER, was born 27 Jun 1863 and died 5 Apr 1894. She was buried in the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brickerville, Pennsylvania.