Montgomery County PA
It’s Saturday again and this week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Emanuel J. Wieder of Lehigh and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania.
It’s Saturday again and this week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Henry D. Snyder of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
It’s surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Dr. Charles T. Waage of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Caius Frederic Sophus Waage (aka Frederick) was born 17 Aug 1797 in Schleswig, Holstein, Denmark. He studied at the University of Kiel in Germany and came to the United States in 1819. Once in the United States, Frederick became a minister, becoming a licentiate on 27 Aug 1822 and ordained on 10 Jun 1828. He… read more
Another family mystery, yet another man named Christopher (or Christian)! This time I’m trying to trace Christopher Hocker, son of Johan George and Anna Margaretha (Weidman) Hacker of Erdenheim, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
John Hocker’s listing in the 1785 Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania tax list.
William Wingeard determined that there was a problem with establishing George Hocker Jr.’s date of death. In this post I will examine the conflicting data he found and explain what my subsequent research revealed.
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’ve been working on the Philadelphia Hocker branch of the family for my book A Hacker/Hocker Family recently. Learning about “Mapping West Philadelphia: Landowners in October 1777″ was a fantastic find!