Author - Edward W Hocker
Edward W. Hocker was a librarian at the Germantown Historical Society, a local historian, and a journalist who wrote the popular column "Up and Down Montgomery County." Hocker was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1872. His father, a German immigrant, was granted American citizenship after fighting in the Civil War. Edward became a newspaperman soon after graduating from high school, working for the Norristown Review and the Philadelphia Press. After he married Frances Moser and moved to the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1903, Hocker accepted a post as editor of the Independent Gazette. He was an active member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and of the Germantown and Montgomery County Historical Societies. He wrote extensively on genealogy, Pennsylvania German history, and the history of Germantown and Montgomery County. His best-known works include the books Germantown, 1683-1933 and History of Trinity Lutheran Church, Germantown, Philadelphia, 1836-1936, and the Times Herald column "Up and Down Montgomery County" (under the pen name "Norris"). Hocker died in 1962.
Edward W HockerThe Fighting Parson of the American Revolution: A Biography of General Peter Muhlenberg 2nd Ed.$16.95by Edward Hocker A Biography of General Peter M...by Edward Hocker A Biography of General Peter Muhlenberg, 2nd Edition Major General Peter Muhlenberg, born in Trappe, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, was one of the more effective military leader...