Born: circa 1720 in Europe. Died: between
31 May 1793 and 15 May 1795.
1743 May 24 - Conrad Hockersmith of Prince
George's County, Maryland received a warrant for 100 acres of land
located between the two branches of the Middle Creek of Tom's Creek
about one and a half miles east of present-day Emmitsburg, Frederick
County, Maryland. (Frederick County was formed from Prince George's
County in 1748.)
1743 Aug 3 - Conrad Hakeschmeid and his wife
had their son Michael's baptism witnessed by Michael Rohner and wife. On
that day also Conrad and his wife were the witnesses at the baptism of
Johanna Magdalena, daughter of Billi and Elizabeth Erben. These baptisms
were recorded in the Lancaster Trinity Lutheran churchbook by Rev. John
1743 Sep 22 - the survey of Conrad
Hockersmith's land was recorded as "Low Mill".
1748 Mar 28 - Conrad received a warrant for
50 additional acres of land along Middle Creek called "Long
1756 Nov 8 - Conrood Hackersmith of Frederick
Co., Maryland sold to Patrick McGraw a small bay mare, a saddle and
bridle, a blue coat, a blue jacket and fighting britches. Price 6
pounds, 10 shillings, witnessed by George Hockersmith and James
Patterson. On the same day Patrick McGraw of Frederick County sold to
Conrod Hockersmith of the same place a servant named Thomas Amane who
had about a year and 7 months to serve. Price 6 pounds, 10 shillings.
Witnessed by George Hockersmith and James Patterson.
1757 Dec 22 - Conrad Hockersmith of Frederick
County received a warrant for a resurvey and expansion of "Long
Mile" and "Low Mill".
1758 Mar 14 - the "Resurvey of Long Mile
and Low Mill" was completed and granted to Conrad Hockersmith. Now
included the contiguous vacant land to total 650 acres.
1758 May 7 - Michael Leggett of Frederick Co,
farmer sold Conrad Hockersmith 100 acres of land called "Damhead"
containing 100 acres. Price 20 pounds. Witnesses: Jos Wood and Henry
1759 Jun 21 - Barnard Michael Housel signed a
bond to Conrad Hockersmith of Monocesy Upar hundred for 38 pounds.
Witness: William Shields.
1760 Jul 27 - Conrad Hakeshmitt and Johan
Georg Schmit (the father-in-law of Jacob and Michael) witness of
communion at Thomas Creek of Dieter Danner, Hartman Goerts, Jacob Rauh,
Jacob Shindledeker, Michael Striker and Henry Unger. Paster: Beck.
1761 Mar 22 - Conrod Hackenschmid, John
Herman Goertz & Deterich Danner witness to communion at Lutheran
Church on the "mittel end of thames creek" of Philip Gack,
Jacob Goller, Jacob Heckendoon and Dieterich Mossnerr. Paster: Beck.
1761 Sep 4 - Johan Hermer Goertz, Jacob
Mathew & Dieterick Damer witness to communion at Mitte Creek
Lutheran church of Jacob Ambros, Conrad Hackerschmid, an elder in his
church, Andreas Rau, Georg Schmid and Henrick Unger. Paster: Beck.
1762 Sep 16 - Conrad Hockensmith of Frederick
County, farmer, sold to James Agnew 161 acres from "the Resurvey on
Low Mill and Long Mile". Price 20 pounds. Signed with his mark (KHS).
Witness John Ludera Beck [the Lutheran minister] and Thos Norris.
1763 Nov 15 - Mark Harmon recorded the
following: "This note certifies that I Lorentz Brotzman doth
confess that Mark Harmon hath not killed any of my cattle. By Conrad
Hockersmith, Jacob Matthew, Lorentz Greeger & John Weller which was
as arbitrators between us, Mark Harmon and Lorentz Protzman, as witness
by hand, Lorentz Protzman. Signed in German script Lorentz Kreiger, by
his mark, Conrad Hockersmith, in German script by Jacob Matthes, and
John Weller." [from abstracts of the Frederick County, Maryland
Land Records, Liber G & H (1761-1763)].
1764 May 3 - Michael Wysor and Conrod
Hockersmith surieties of 100 pounds sterling for bonds of Mary Furry and
Henry Furry, exers of Abraham Furry.
1764 May 31 - Conrad Hockersmith bought lots
50, 92, 80, 82, 84 in Taneytown from Raphel Taney. He agreed to build a
house on the lots and finish by 1 May 1765.
1765 Jan 18 - John Lodewick Peck, minister
wrote his will. Executors Conrad Hockensmith and Jacob Matthews.
Witnesses: Andrew Rowe, George Hockensmith, George Smith (the
father-in-law of Jacob and Michael)
1765 Mar 25 - bond by Conrad Hockersmith and
Jacob Mathias with George Smith their sureity of 100 pounds as excrs of
John Lodwick Picks.
1765 Apr 2 - Thomas McClean sold all his
household goods, 2 hogs, a sow & barrow, a brown cow, a black &
white heifer and about 30 acres of land "McClains Mill" with
nearly 4 acres of rye in ground to Conrad Hockersmith. Witnesses: Samuel
Emmet & Robert Ramsay.
1765 June 19 - Robert Jamison, cordwainer and
wife Sarah sold 25 acres called "Samuel.s Grievance" to Conrad
Hockensmith. Price 30 pounds.
1767 Mar 19 - Unkle Uncles sold tract called
"Chance Medley" to Conrod Hockersmith. Price 30 pounds.
Witnesses: David Lynn, Evan Shelby.
1770 May 12 - Conrad Hockersmith farmer sold
"Samuels grievances" to Stephen Burnner, tanner. Signed with
mark (KHS). Witnesses: Jos Wood, Thos Price. Wife Maria Christiana
Hockersmith relinquished right of Dower.
1771 Nov 14 - Benjamin Biggs sold 50 acres,
part of "Resurvey on Benjamin's Good
Luck" to Conrad Hockersmith. Price 30 pounds. Witnessed:
William Bland, Jos Wood.
1774 Nov 20 - Conrad Hockersmith yeoman sold
"Chance Medley", 92 acres and "Resurvey on Benjamin's
good Luck" to Christian Keefer, farmer for 400 pounds. Signed with
mark (KHS). Mary wife, released dower right.
1780 Apr 15 - John Logsdon, age 64, Conrad
Hockersmith aged 60, Jonathan Hays aged 50, Michael Stricker and Michael
Hockersmith, aged 38 testified about a survey made 18 or 19 years
earlier for John and Abraham Whitmore.
1782 - Conrad Hockensmith (could be Jr.) took
communion at Jacob's Charge (Apples) Lutheran church.
1785 Dec 1 - Conrad Hackensmith bought lot 6
in Emittsburg from William Emmit and agreed to build one snug house not
less than 16 ft square with a stone or brick chimney by 5 Feb 1788.
Witness Jn Gwinn Jr. & John McAlister.
1787 Aug 16 - Conrad Hockersmith received a
special warrant to resurvey 116 acres of "Resurvey of Long Mile and
Low Mile" and add the adjacent vacant lands.
1788 Jul 22 - Conrad Hockersmith received the
patent for the land of the 1787 warrant, 145 acres called "Family
1788 Aug 16 - Conrad Hockersmith sold
"Family Study" to Conrad Hockersmith Junior. He signed it with
his mark (KHS). Witness was Jacob Hackensmit.
1790 Frederick County census - Conrol
Hockensmith 1 free white male 16 and over, 1 free white female
1791 - Anna Christina Hockersmith executor of
Frederick Winholtz gives final distribution: widow, Frederick,
Elizabeth, Catharine, Barbara, Mary.
1793 May 31 - Conrad Hockensmith of Tom's
Creek writes his will. Mentions wife Mary, sons George, Michael, Jacob,
and Conrad. Exc. sons George and Jacob Hockensmith. Witnesses: Wm.
Murdock, Alexander Caldwell, Jas Stevenson. Signed by his mark (KH).
1795 May 25 - Goods of Conrad Hockersmith
appraised by Christian Smith and Michael Row at 54 pound, 6 shillings
and 8 pence. George Hockensmith and George Hockensmith identified as
nearest kin. Debts due from Henry Sook, Valentine Howman and George
1806 Nov 17 - Christianna Hockersmith's will
written; mentions daughters Elizabeth Lander, Catharine White, Mary Orr,
heirs of Frederick Winholt, and granddaughter Elisabeth Mesler.
Special Thanks to the Tim Hockersmith's.
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