Re: James Patterson Hockersmith & His Father Joseph (Job)?
Please send me your email address!!! Gene
Erin,I want you to contact Peg Kwadrat !!!!
As you will see, she knows more that I'll ever know. She's a very nice lady!!!
email address as follows:firstname.lastname@example.org
I got to this point by using Google and the HOCKENSMITH name:
Good luck to both of you: Please let me know how this works out????
Any questions, let me know??
Other Researchers You Might Want To Contact Concerning Hawkersmith, Hockensmith, and/or Hockersmith Information
Tim's lineage comes from AR, IL, and KY. He is the editor of our family newsletter and therefore is interested in documenting the entire family.
Peg is the Family Historian for the HOCKENSMITH Family (mainly PA, MD, and WV) but is interested in the entire HOCKERSMITH / HAWKERSMITH / HOCKENSMITH / et. al. family prior to 1900, especially in the 18th century.
Clark's wife Gayle is descended from Jacob and Anna Keziah (Skinner) HOCKERSMITH. Her lineage comes from OK, MO and KY.
Judy's husband's great-grandmother was Laura E. HOCKENSMITH. Judy is searching conflicting MO records to determine Laura's lineage. Judy is also actively researching her own MARSHALL line and has her own homepage at http://www.flash.net/~judyadhttp://www.flash.net/~judyad
Clara's husband George is descended from George and Sally (Miller) HOCKERSMITH, who's descendants mainly inhabited TN and TX.
Gary's lineage is descended from Edward and Eva (Rice) HOCKERSMITH. Edward died in Jessamine Co., KY in 1808. Gary's family ended up in NY.
Paul J. Hockersmith
Paul's lineage is descended from Edward and Mary (Wilson) HOCKERSMITH. This Edward died in Randolph Co., IL in 1817, but lived most of his life in Logan Co., KY.
Michael is the 4-G grandson of Johann Michael HOCKERSMITH. He has documented his lineage and has joined the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) based on Johann Michael’s Revolutionary War service.
Barbara is descended from Jacob and Anna Keziah (Skinner) HOCKERSMITH.
If you are researching our family surnames and would like to be added to the list above,
please e-mail me with your desire.
Just for fun, why not take a minute and visit some of our other cousins at their homepage:
Cousin Susan Megilligan and husband Frank in Kentucky at Megilligan's Island.
Cousin Larry Hockensmith and his family in California at Pigs R Us.
Cousin Ed Hockersmith from Delaware.
Cousin Bob Adams from Red Oak, TX.
Cousin Robert F. Hockensmith from Phoenix, AZ.
Here's a list of some of my favorite Genealogy Links:
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
RAND Genealogy Club
Genealogy's Most Wanted
Helm's Genealogy Toolbox - Introduction
Internet Sources of German Genealogy
The Palatines to America Homepage
The first member of our family to come to America has been documented to be Konrad Hackenschmidt who was born in Europe circa 1720. He boarded the ship (snow) Betsey at the port of Rotterdam, Holland and proceded to Deal, England and finally landed at the city docks of Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania Colony on the 27th day of August, 1739. Konrad was naturalized as a British subject twenty-two years later on 9 Sep 1761 while living in Frederick Co., Maryland. Click on Konrad's name to read about all the documented events we know of concerning him.
Konrad married (to whom we do not yet know) shortly after arriving in America. He and his first wife had (at least) four sons:
Johann Michael Hockersmith
Conrad Hockersmith, Jr.
Whether or not there were daughters born to this family is not a matter of record that we can locate. But we are still looking. Konrad was a farmer by trade and there are indications that he may have been a merchant also.
Konrad married for the second time circa 1783 to Anna Christina WINHOLTS, widow of Frederick Winholts who died circa 1782.
Konrad was a Lutheran in his service to God, and no doubt a devout Christian. The Lutheran religion was one of the first in the Restoration movement and placed much emphasis on obeying the Holy Scriptures. Thus, the fact that Konrad was ordained as an elder in his church, signifies that he was indeed a righteous man. This fact is demonstrated in some of the facts described herein - notice that in April of 1765 Konrad bought all the household goods, livestock, and land of Thomas McCLAIN. Then 15 years later, gave it back to Thomas' son, William. Truly the act of a Christian heart!
Although the exact date of Konrad's death is not known, we can determine that it occurred within a one year and 349 day span - between the time his will was written (31 May 1793) and when it was proved (15 May 1795).