My 3x great grandmother Susan L. (Mulhollan) Force was the daughter of John and Emily (Boileau) Mulholland. She was allegedly the granddaughter of Rudolph and Mary (Weirham) Mulhollan, who left Pennsylvania in 1832 and settled in Ohio. This post shows what I found when I went looking for them.
It occurred to me recently that I’m the first Hocker in my direct line (me > father > grandfather > g. grandfather > etc.) who wasn’t born in Pennsylvania since my immigrant ancestor Johan Adam Hacker arrived in the colony in 1749. Since both my parents were born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvanians, it’s true for… read more
I’ve been focusing recently on some of my female ancestors for whom I have little or no information. With surnames like Leedy, Frantz, Landis and Hershey, these are well-established—and I would have thought—well-documented families. When it comes to my ancestors, not so much.
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.
Just the other day I had reason to go looking for the articles I had written on my research on John and Jacob Hocker, sons of my ancestor Johan Adam and Sophia Maria (Hershey) Hocker. I wanted to send links to someone who had emailed me regarding another Jacob Hocker, son of Adam and Eve… read more
Jacob and Anna Maria (___) Hoover both died in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1800 and 1808, respectively. Their children can not be found in the township after 1816. Where did they go?
I’ve recently been researching the Hoover families of Licking County, Ohio. If you’ve been following the Andrew Hoover family data that I’ve been putting up, you’ll have noticed that Henry2 Hoover (Andrew1) moved to Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio from Greene Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania (prior to that Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania) sometime between the… read more
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.
I am struggling to locate Adam and Mary (SINE) HOWDYSHELL and their sons, Adam, Jr., Daniel, Isaac, John W. and George Westfall(?) after the Civil War.
Isn’t it amazing how often family members disappear? Especially the farther back you go. Of course, they haven’t truly disappeared, you simply haven’t found the right records, assuming, of course, that they still exist. I’m seeking any information on Christopher Hocker (original spelling Hacker), born ca. 1776 at Erdenheim, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is said he went to Ohio…