Dear Mark,I have dropped my family history search for the past couple of years, but if my computer will cooperate, and with the new DSL, I am sloooly getting back into it. What do they mean 'fast access'? Must have something to do with their getting their money. huh?
You seem to have information on family many generations before what I know, as my info stops with the parents ofProfesspr Joseph Johannes Hucker (Huecker, or eventually, Heacker. He and Fredericka (von?) Loesse who were married in 1830,and started their family (9 kids in 22 years. It's a good thing she was only 17 when Professor Heacker (27) married his young pupil. According to our story, Prof. Jos. Johannes (or possibly, Franz Joseph Hucker was born to Adam and Mary Schuemacker Hucker in Augsburg, Bavaria (?) in abt. 1803. Fredericka was born in 1814 in Balve, Germany. Adam Hucker was born (where...Augsburg?) in 1756, and married Mary Schumacher in 1775. Although, I have not verified anything on this generation, only have 'hearsay'evidence, as copied down by our 'family historian', Maude Heacker Wright, as it was related to her by her aging father, Dr. Wm. Joseph Heacker, who was Joseph's and Fredericka's firstborn. He was born in Balve Germany March 26, 1832. I have made copies of the microfilm from court records of Joseph's and Fredericka's marriage. Of course, that showed threir ages, as well as names ofsome witnesses to the occasion, some of whom could be relatives if just by marriage. I still need to check them out. The script is not easy to read, if you're an American who doesn't understand German. The past few days I have been trying to translate 3-page mails from Germany with a German dictionary... I did about as well as the computer translation, so today I began teaching myself...hoping to be ready to visit the old homeplace in two years...if I can save the money by then)! I don't know whether all researchers suffer from my malady...I always seem to go far afield to ask a simple question!Here's my question. In the generations of your family in the old country, have you seen Joseph Johannes or his parents.I'm sure if they're in there, a whole lot of our Heackers would be grateful to know about it. Many Thanks.Edwin Crowell Heacker, Jr.