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Herman/Hockenjos

Herman/Hockenjos

Posted: 5 May 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Jul 2001 4:07PM GMT
Surnames: HERMAN, HOCKENJOS
Seeking information on the Herman family. Three of their children came to America in 1870 - Julius b. 1852; Lewis b. 1855 & Margaret b. 1850. Margarer married Franz Hockenjos in the 1st Presbyterian churche in Pyreane in 1864. Would like to know parentage of these children plus additional siblings, if any. It is said a sister Louise remained in Switzerland. She supposedly married a Rapier.

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Glen A. Hockenjos (View posts)
Posted: 19 Aug 2001 8:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Herman
Hello we may related along the Hockenjos lines. My Great-great-great Granfather was Gottlieb Hockenjos and came to this country around October 1853. He lived in Newark, NJ with his wife Wilhelmina, nee Lehmann, and five children: Wilhelmina, Henry, Caroline, Lisette and August(my g-g-grandfather) Gottlieb's parents were: John Jacob Hockenjos and Christina Dorothea Fluge. I have information on Hockenjos' going back to the 1500's in Germany and am in contact with a German man who does research for me in Germany. I do not immediately recognize your lineage but if you can give me more info., especially going back to Germany, I can try to help you the best possible.
Your Newest Possible Cousin-- Glen.

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Posted: 4 Jan 2004 7:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Sep 2006 5:59PM GMT
Surnames: hockenjod/herman
My ggg grandmother was Margaret Herman Hockenjos. She was married to Franz or Frank Hockenjos. They had several children, Emile ,my gg grandfather, was their oldest. They also had twin daughters. Their were other children, but I'm not sure of their names. I do know that Frank was killed at a fairly young age in a train accident in Knoxville Tn where he was an Alderman. Margaret remarried several years later to a man named Schroeder, I think. My grandfather, Albert Herman Hockenjos remembers
Margaret. He told me that Margaret was thought to be a beautiful woman and that she could also speak 7 languages.

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Don Sheridan (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2004 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I know about the Hockenjos's. My mother and father go to church with Wanda Walker, a granddaughter of Emile through his daughter Doug Hockenjos Stephens.
I have heard that when Julius and his brother Lewis came to America that their mother came with them but that she didn't like it so they sent her back to Switzerland. Have you ever heard this? Also, that a daughter may have stayed in Switzerland as well.
I've heard that the father of Julius and Margaret died and their mother married a German and that he was very mean.
I have a copy of the newspaper story that tells about the train wreck that killed Franz "Frank" Hockenjos. It also mentions his name.
I live in the Knoxville area. What region of the country do you live in?
Let me hear from you.

Don

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Posted: 9 Jan 2004 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Sep 2006 5:59PM GMT
Don,

I'm so happy to get a reply. I'm sad to say, I don't have much more info on the Herman Family. What info I do have, I found at http://www.knoxcotn.org/index.html, it is a Knox Co. TN genealogy and history website, you may already be familiar with this site. I would love a copy of your newspaper clipping regarding Frank's accident. I was able to learn more about this accident , as well as some other interesting facts at Rule's history of Knoxville @http://www.knoxcotn.org/history/rule/chap14c.html. Also, my mother has some pictures of Margaret. I'm really not all that computer savy, but if you're interested (and if she can dig them out) I'll be happy to try and scan them and forward them to you.

I never met Doug, but my grandfather, Albert Herman Hockenjos was fairly close to her. Although they were from 2 different generations, she was only 10 years older than him. My mother, has met Wanda....what a small world!

I live in northern VA. However I did live, for a few years, in Chattanooga. I have family that lives in Knoxville.

I do hope to stay in contact with you. If you come across any more information please send it my way, as I'll do the same for you.

I was also wondering, what is your connection with the Hermans'?

Amy

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Don Sheridan (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jan 2004 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
It was good to hear from you. You ask about my connection to the Herman family, Julius Herman, Margaret's brother, is my great-grandfather. My father, Herman Sheridan, carrys the Herman name (as you can tell).
I have a picture of Julius and his second wife, Betty Lyons Herman, my gr-grandmother, with two of her small children (one of which is my grandmother) taken about 1898.
Did you know that Margaret and Julius had a brother Lewis? He passed away in Knoxville in 1893. He didn't have any children. Lewis and Julius married sisters. Julius divorced his first wife, while Lewis's died young.
Did you know that Doug died not to long ago? She and my great Aunt Annie, Julius's youngest child, were good friends. Annie was only about 3 years younger than Doug.
I visited Doug many years ago and she had a Hockenjos family Bible with dates and such in it. Since Wanda was her only child I'm sure she must have it. I believe I may have a xexor picture of Frank Hockenjos that I got from Doug. I also have a picture of Emile and Albert. Yes, I would like to have a picture of Margaret. Do you know where in Switzerland the Hermans came from? Margaret's obituarty states that she came from Pyerene, Switzerland in Canton Vaud. Do you know, or have heard, anything different?
Do you know anything about the Roos family? Jacob Roos married Anna Hockenjos. Jacob was a tailor and had a shop in downtown Knoxville. What took your family to Chattanooga?
Here is my home address if you need to send my anything via snail mail:

699 Winston Dr.
Seymour, TN 37865

Let me hear from you again.

Don

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Posted: 10 Jan 2004 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Sep 2006 5:59PM GMT
Don

Yes, I did know that there was another brother named Lewis. On the website I sent to you is a list of marriages . I saw on that list that both brothers were married twice. Did you know that Lewis was married a second time? Also, on that site I found that both brothers and a person named Fannie Herman worked for Frank at his cigar store. It also lists their home addresses. Do you know who Fannie was?

I have seen the Bible that belonged to Doug. She loaned it to my grandfather, Albert Herman Hockenjos, (notice the Herman name? I called him Pappy, I'll refer to him that way from now on). I was rather young at the time , so I didn't really appreciated it then. I wish I had another chance to see it! I've always heard that the Hermans came from Berne, Switzerland. In fact, my mother and I were in Europe several years ago and we were able to take a day trip to Berne. We hoped to find out something about the Hermans, but it was a weekend and the office of records was closed.

Margaret and Frank had 5 children. Three of which were born before they came to the States. Their names were Emile, (my gg grandfather), Annie and Jenny. There were twin sisters born , but I'm not sure if they were born before, during or after their trip to the States.Their names were Susie and Rosie. They were thought to be somewhat childlike. My mother, as a small child, remembers meeting all the sisters except for Annie. The three she met lived together in Jenny's home in downtown Knoxville. There is a newspaper clipping of one of the twins when she retired from her job at the laundry. If I can locate it would you like that picture too? As for Annie and the Roos family, Annie had several children. One of which was engaged to to my grandmother, Pappy's wife. His name was John. I know that my grandparents, Pappy and Nita, were very close friends with one of Annie's sons and his wife. They referred to them as Bud and Sis, I'm not sure if Bud is a nickname for John or if he was a different sibling.

My connection to Chattanooga is through Pappy and Nita. Both Pappy and Nita were from Knoxville. Nita's name was Juanita Maxey. She was born and raised in a house on the corner of 3rd and Lamar. Anyway, Pappy worked for TVA and I think that is how they ended up in Chattanooga. My mother was born and raised there. She and my father have lived most of their married life in VA. I moved by myself to Chattanooga and lived in my grandparents house alone for several years before moving back to VA. You probably weren't interested in all of that information, but there you have it.

I would give you my home address, but I feel uncomfortable posting it on this forum site. If you want to sent your emails directly to me, my email address is:

ames_64@yahoo.com


Hope to hear from you soon.

Amy

Re: Herman/Hockenjos

Posted: 13 Jul 2006 1:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
I read Amy Cobb's posting and I hope she is still watching. I am the gggg-granddaughter of Frank Hockenjos. My grandmother is Dorothy Mays Grigsby. She was the granddaught to Emile Hockenjos. I would really like to talk to anyone that can help me find more information out on Frank and Margurette. I know alot about when they came here in 1870, alot of newspaper articles and census records and a goldmine in photos, but I can't find out anything beyond them coming to america. It would also be nice to share info. Please contact me directly at sheilafreestyle@yahoo.com
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