Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released an updated edition of “The Hackman Story: The Descendants of Henry Hackman of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania” by Dorothy Elaine Grace and Lawrence Knorr.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Dorothy Elaine Hackman Grace compiled the original version of “The Hackman Story” in 1976 for her cousins, neices, nephews and children. Lawrence Knorr was a recipient of one of these comb-bound volumes, triggering his interest in genealogy and family history. ‘Elaine’ passed in 1999, and Lawrence has since updated the book based on correspondence between the two and Lawrence’s subsequent research.
“Elaine was always very encouraging,” said Lawrence, “I looked forward to her updates and she to mine. I am very pleased to help present Elaine’s work to a greater audience. I am certain she would be very proud of it.”
This book details the history of the Hackman family, Mennonites who emigrated from Ibersheim, near Worms, Germany, and settled in Lancaster County near Lititz and Manheim. Much more than just genealogical information, this book contains many anecdotes, including early farm life, the first airplane and automobile seen in Millport, near Manheim, life at Elizabethown College from the 30’s to the 60’s, and events at various Churches of the Brethren.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dorothy Elaine (Hackman) Grace (1934-1999) was a great granddaughter of Andrew Baer Hackman, and a granddaughter of Willis Brenner Hackman (via Henry Hess Hackman). “Elaine” is also the author of ‘The Becker Story’. She thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing about family history. Her life through 1976 is well chronicled in this work, including the connections to the family she loved so dearly.
Lawrence Knorr (1964- ) is the 2nd great grandson of Andrew Baer Hackman, and a great grandson of Willis Brenner Hackman (via Emma Amelia Hackman). For those keeping score, this makes Lawrence a ‘half-cousin once-removed’ to Elaine.
Lawrence is the author of numerous other books including A Pennsylvania Mennonite and the California Gold Rush, The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey, The Descendants of Hans Peter Knorr, The Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Relations of Isaac F. Stiehly – Minister of the Mahantongo Valley, General John Fulton Reynolds – His Biography, Words and Relations and There is Something About Rough and Ready: A History of the Village at the Heart of the Mahantongo Valley.
The Hackman Story: The Descendants of Henry Hackman of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Authored by Dorothy Elaine Grace, Authored by Lawrence Knorr
List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
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