Today, I found the second reference to a Samuel Hocker associated with my Hacker-Hocker family.
The first reference was in St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, Pennsylvania. A Samuel Hocker, son of Christopher Hacker & wife, aged 16, was confirmed at St. Michael’s on 2 April 1809. A sister, Elizabeth, aged 17, was confirmed on the same day. They were both baptized on 31 March 1809.1
Today’s reference was located in the estate papers of John Hocker from August 1844. One of the debts listed in the petition to sell his real estate is to Samuel Hocker for $500.2 I believe this John Hocker was named the trustee of Catherine (Daub) Hocker on 16 August 1836 during her father’s estate proceedings. If I’m correct, then Catharine (Daub) Hocker would have been the mother of Samuel Hocker and wife of John’s uncle Christopher Hocker.
Another clue in the mystery of Christopher Hocker (ca 1776-?)!
John Hocker (1796-1844) was the son of Martin Hocker Sr. (1762-1830) and Ann Mason (1768-1826) of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
- Weiser, Frederick S. and Debra D. Smith, Compiler and Editor, St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germantown, Pennsylvania (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1998), page 226. ↩
- FamilySearch.org, “Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994,” image online, John Hocker estate (1844), “For Order of Sale;” Orphans Court Book 9:59, Montgomery County Register of Wills, Norristown, Pennsylvania. ↩