Ockers of Schnaitheim, Wurttemberg
In the course of developing some information about an immigrant ancestor of mine (Thomas Hof, b. 1823 Schnaitheim), some incidental information about his grandparents and great-grandparents was extracted from the town's Lutheran Church records by a German genealogist.
Thomas Hof's maternal grandmother was Maria Barbara Ocker of Schnaitheim (1768-1803), who married Thomas Eberhard in Schnaitheim in 1797.Their daughter (Anna Ursula Eberhard) was the mother of Thomas Hof.
Maria Barbara Ocker's parents were Johannes Ocker (farmer) and Dorothea Buchscheit (no dates).
Eventually I'll flesh out this Ocker line, but if any of the names ring a bell for descendants of Wurttemberg Ockers, Schnaitheim (next to Heidenheim) might be a good place to look.If anyone's already done some work on the Schnaitheim Ockers and would care to share, I'd appreciate any and all information.Thanks.