I just discovered that Maria Margaretha (Hager) Elser was the aunt of Hans Adam Hacker’s brother-in-law Lorentz Haushalter. My ancestor Hans Adam traveled to Pennsylvania on the same ship as Heinrich Mock and Johan Peter Elser, also of Rußheim. Heinrich Mock was Margaretha’s fiancée and Johan Peter Elser was her son. They all settled in Lancaster County and were members of the Warwick Congregation in Warwick/Elizabeth Township.
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’m in the midst of rewriting the Hacker/Hocker family genealogy featuring the descendants of Christoph and Anna Margaretha (Jock) Hacker of Rußheim, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany and Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. And I need your help!
CHRISTINA2 HACKER (Christoph1, StephenA) was born on 25 December 1723 in Rußheim, Württemberg, Germany. On 8 November 1746 when Christina was 22, she married JOHAN MICHAEL LANG, also in Rußheim. Michael was born in Germany, though we do not know where. His parents and date of birth are also unknown to me. Michael and Christina… read more
Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker (Christoph1, StephenA) was the third child and first son of Christoph and Anna Margaretha (Jock) Hacker. He was baptized on 28 October 1727 in Rußheim, Württemberg, Germany. Adam immigrated to the Pennsylvania colony in 1749 aboard the Ship Ann. Like all émigrés, he denounced his loyalty to the German Sovereigns and… read more
CHRISTOPH1 HACKER (StephenA), who Herr Heil called a “cowboy and shoemaker,” was a shoemaker in Rußheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany where he was christened on 2 May 1697. His sponsors were Sebastian Neesz, a shoemaker from Rußheim; Christian Weickh, of Graben, and Anna Barbara Krebs of Linckenheim. He died in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania some time… read more
Anna Margaretha HACKER, daughter of Christoph and Anna Margaretha (JOCK) HACKER, was born 24 Dec 1730 in Rußheim, Baden, Germany. She married on 24 Nov 1750 in Rußheim, Lorentz HAUSHALTER, likely son of Lorentz and Maria Barbara (HAGER) HAUSHALTER. The couple came to the United States in 1750 and settled in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Margaretha… read more
Lorentz HAUSHALTER (Lawrence Householder) was born 13 Aug 1726 in Rußheim, Baden, Germany. He married Anna Margaretha HACKER in Rußheim on 24 Nov 1750. He came to the United States in Oct 1752 with his wife, parents-in-law Christoph and Anna Margaretha (JOCK) HACKER, and brother and sister-in-law Michael and Christina (HACKER) LANG. They settled in… read more