Fishing has always been a favorite pastime in my family. Both my Dad and Uncle Bill love to fish. My grandfather used to take us girls out fishing. This photo shows it’s been a family favorite for at one additional generation. The photo is not labelled—big surprise—but I believe the man standing in the center… read more
A gravestone photo for Emanuel Hocker (11 Jul 1842-16 Nov 1862), son of George and Mary “Polly” (Brubaker) Hocker of Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He’s buried in Shoop’s Cemetery outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Dr. David R. Hocker, son of Adam and Eve (Hamaker) Hocker, was born 1 Dec 1850 and died 21 Nov 1887. He was buried in Shoop’s Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He married 4 Feb 1876 in Shoop’s Reformed Church Hettie Esther Rudy, daughter of Joseph Frederick and Hettie (Landis) Rudy. She was… read more
Christian Hoover, the man who inspired all my Hoover family research.
George Hoover, youngest son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover, was born 14 Apr 1865 in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and died 19 Jan 1930 in Sterling Run, Lumber Township, Cameron County, Pennsylvania of a stroke. He married about 1898 Anna Meade. The couple had one child, a son, Omet who was born in Jan 1899… read more
In honor of Memorial Day, I’d like to take a moment to remember those in my family who’ve served in the military. I grew up an Air Force brat. My father was Air Force ROTC in college and joined the Air Force upon graduation. We lived in multiple states and even overseas before his twenty… read more
Prior to her 1914 marriage, my great grandmother, Isabella Smith, worked for the telephone company in Harrisburg. This photo was labelled the “telephone girls.”
George Hocker, son of George and Elizabeth (Hassler) Hocker, was born 15 Sep 1810 and died 7 Jun 1872, possibly of typhoid fever. He was buried in Shoop’s Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He married circa 1832 Mary “Polly” Brubaker, daughter of Peter and Anna (Hershberger) Brubaker.
Reuben Hart Hoover, eldest son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover was born in 1854, probably in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and died 5 Mar 1900 of consumption. He married about 1875 Emma Clara Coleburn, born Mar 1845 and died 12 Sep 1912. They are both buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania…. read more