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.
I’ve created a personal map on Google Maps of some of my research places. I find it very helpful to see the locations I’ve found in my research on a map. It gives me a better idea of the distances between places and also shows me the surrounding villages/town. Proximity can make a good case […]
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.”
Robert Alexander Askey, son of James Burton and Harriet (Wycoff) Askey, was born 3 Jul 1853 and died 22 Nov 1940 in Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania at age 87. He was buried in the Advent Cemetery in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He married Wilhelmina Force, daughter of Jefferson and Susan (Mulhollan) […]
Reuben Hart Hoover, son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover, was born in 1854, probably in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania and died 5 Mar 1900 of consumption. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He married Emma Clara Coleburn, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (___) Coleburn about 1875, most likely […]
Barbara (SMITH) HOCKER, wife of Martin HOCKER, was born 6 Oct 1787 and died 16 Mar 1878 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Hummelstown. She married Martin HOCKER in 1809.
Christiana (BEINHAUER) HOCKER, daughter of Peter BEINHAUER and Christina STOBER, was born 22 Aug 1777 and died 15 Dec 1808 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, aged 31 years, 3 months, and 24 days. She was buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Hummelstown.
Martin HOCKER, son of Johann “Hans” Adam HACKER and Maria Elisabetha WEIDMAN, was born 21 Oct 1768 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died 25 Apr 1862 in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, aged 93 years, 6 months and 4 days. He was buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Hummelstown, Derry Township, Dauphin […]
John W. FORCE, the oldest son of Martin S. and Delilah N. (HAMILTON) FORCE, was born 23 Jan 1785 and was killed in action on 9 Nov 1918 in the Argonne Forest, France during World War I. He served in Company H, 314th Infantry, 79th Division.