We've also been looking for Aker in upstate New York with all of the possible variations of the name!!!! They sure leave a large hole on the generation chart!!!
Our Aker family resided for four generations in Ecker Hollow, Cobleskill, Schoharie, NY. Henry Aker b. about 1813 m. Sara Eckerson children Alexander b. 1839and David. David Aker b. 9 April 1840 m. Mary Nethaway Children: Cora, Susan, Nelson, Jesse, Jonah and Alexander. Alexander b. 23 November 1884d. 14 December 1969 m. Frances Ten Eyck b. 13 September 1890.
Nelson Aker stated that in the 1900 census he listed his family as Acker, because that was the way it was supposed to be spelled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Who knows.This is as far as I've been able to get. Family talk says that they arrived in Pennsylvania as part of the Palatine immigration in the early 1700's and later came to New York.
Think there is any hope of ever finding our Aker's??? Good luck in your search. (;--) Joan