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Ockerman Family Home Page

Updated October 25, 2001

David Michael Ockerman

Boise, ID 83714


Welcome to the unofficial gathering place of Ockerman information. If anyone has information on the Ockerman family I would appreciate being contacted and sharing information.

I am stuck prior to 1800 in Rowan County, NC with Daniel Ockerman, Sr. Daniel was a Dunkard (German Brethren) minister, preaching in Rowan County then moving to Hinkston Creek (East Union), Nicholas County, KY around 1800. Where he lived along Hinkston Creek became part of Bath County (Bath became a KY county in 1812). Daniel's wife was Elizabeth. Daniel had a sister Anna who married a John Helms in Rowan County, NC 1782. My information is that Daniel's family was from along the Ocker (Ukker) river in Germany, unknown which generation came to America.

Daniel and many of his children moved to Highland County, OH in 1812, settling in Smokey Row, Salem Township. Daniel, Sr. presided over the Brethren church at Sinking Springs in White Oak township, Highland County, OH. I am unsure when he died but have found a Daniel in the 1830 and 1840 census of Highland County.

My direct descendant from Daniel was his son Daniel. I believe he married Hannah Scutchfield, I believe she died prior to Daniel moving to Highland County in 1820. After moving to Highland County he married an Eliza and then moved to Decatur County, IN around 1833. From IN my family arrived in Iowa during the 1850's.

There were at least 3 branches of Ockerman's that congregated around Bourbon, Montgomery, Bath and Nicholas counties KY about 1800. I have info on many other branches of Ockerman's as well as contacts and would be glad to share. If you are an Ockerman or descendant of an Ockerman, please contact me, you may have some info we are looking for.

The following are the lines of Ockerman's I have on this page:
Daniel Ockerman born 1764, NC, KY, OH, IN, IA- my line
John and son Andrew Jackson Ockerman, original KY line- line of Foster Ockerman
John Ockerman Cayuga County, NY son David moved to KY then Cincinatti, OH- line of Rick Ockerman
William Henry Ockerman, OH- line of Cathy Garrett

Other lines I have info on:
William Ockerman b. 12-10-1867, lived in AR
William Ockerman d. 1896 live in Canada
John Ockerman b. 1787 m. Margaret Vandelevee lived in Canada
Abraham Ackerman (Ockerman) d. 12-29-1810 in NJ
Swedish Ockermans- Ola Persson (Ole Ockerman) migrated from Sweden to UT, ID
Phillip Ockerman b. 12-12-1814 m. Margaret Jane Johnston, lived in Canada
New Line: Charle Nelson Ockerman, Michigan

Other contacts of the Ockerman family:
Louise Ockerman (my grandmother):
Foster Ockerman:
Rick Ockerman:
Sonia Caldwell:
Cathy Garrett:
Jeanine Harber:
Traci Rhoades (Charles Nelson Ockerman):

Other family names I'm working on or looking for:
Extensive info on the Bone family
Thomas Oscar Howard, born in NH moved to Iowa in 1850's, served in Civil War
Willard Dort early 1800's around Keene, NH
Frank Mozingo b. 6-24-1875 around St. Joseph, MO
Joseph Feusi, father of John A. Feusi, b. 3-21-1912, possibly CA
Ginkens in Iowa

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