Pennsylvania

Sometimes during your research you come across families with the same surname you’re researching, but you don’t know how or if they fit into your family. The family of Adam and Eve (HAMAKER) HOCKER is one such family. Originally, William Wingeard attributed Adam as a son of John and Christianne Catharine (STEIRLING) HOCKER—primarily, I believe […]

Barbara (Smith) Hocker was the second wife of Martin Hocker, son of the immigrant Johann Adam Hacker and his wife Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker. Martin and Barbara married about 1809 and the couple had 9 children, including a set of twin girls Anna and Barbara. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell

Martin Hocker, son of Johan Adam and Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker, was born 21 Oct 1768 in Cocalico township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and died 25 Apr 1862 in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pennsylvania. Martin came to the Harrisburg area from Lancaster county about 1787. Hockersville in Derry township was named in his honor. “In addition […]

Levi O. Hacker was, for a time at least, a school teacher. Here is a photo of him (standing, right) with his students. Photo courtesy of Kim Hogarth

George2 Hacker (Johan Adam1) is another Hacker/Hocker family member I’ve had some difficulty finding information on. Johan George Hacker was the fifth son of Johan Adam and Maria Elisabetha (Weidman) Hacker. He was born 9 Oct 1766 and christened 12 Oct 1766 in the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Brickerville, sponsored by Lorenz Haushalter and wife […]

This photo of Jane (Martin) Hacker and her four children: Earl Martin and Anna Katherine (standing), and Miriam Grace and John Edwin (seated), was taken in the late 1920s. Jane’s husband, John Norman Hacker, son of Levi O. and Anna Mahala (Neis) Hacker, died in 1925. Photo courtesy of Kim Hogarth