Posted By:diana mozumder
Subject:WH Hockenbury born Holland, arrived 1820s age 8
Post Date:February 28, 2013 at 16:48:34
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I am a direct descendant of William Henry Hockenbury, grgrgrandfather.
He was born around 1820. Family story says he came to USA age 8 from
Holland. We do not know his parents' names nor can I find his grave
with his exact birth and death dates. Apparently, he often said his
parents were born in NJ and also said he was born there too. However,
children knew about Holland connection, so they frequently noted on
census that their father was born in Holland. [We may have the
mother's name as Mary.] Also do not know of siblings. He settled in
NJ, both Lebanon and Hunterdon counties and married Rebecca E. Crate. We have all details from
then on down.
Some sites say John Hockenbury had a child William, but he was married
in 1813 in NJ and our William did not come to US until around 1828. Also some sites say father might be a Peter.
Thank-you for any info you may have. Sincerely, Diana Mozumder