HOAK, George J., dairyman and farmer, was born in Susquehanna township, Dauphin county, Pa., May 4, 1846. He is a son of Andrew and Lucetta (Wagner) Hoak.
He was educated in the public schools of his native township. At the age of fifteen he was already engaged in farming, when the later war broke out. Prompted by patriotism, he enlisted in company B, Two Hundred and First regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Captain McCarroll and Colonel Awl. He was sent with his company through the Cumberland Valley to Camp Slough. At that place he suffered innocently the abuse of one of his superiors, the results of force of circumstances. He was sent with his company to Baltimore, Md., thence to Washington, D. C., and thence to Alexandria, Va. Here he was confined in the military hospital for four months, and later in the regimental hospital. After dismissal from the hospital he returned to his regiment, and was sent to Philadelphia, then to Fort Delaware, and then to Harrisburg, where he was honorably discharged, June 21, 1865. He has since suffered from a chronic spinal affection to such a degree as to unfit him for any physical exertion.
He was married, March 11, 1875, to Katie, daughter of Joseph and Sophia (Cassel) Wert, born October 16, 1352. They have had three children, one of whom, Emma, died January 7, 1879, aged five months. The living children are Cora Sophia and Jennie Lucetta. Mrs. Hoak died December 14, 1878. On March 27, 1881, Mr. Hoak was married to Clara Fisler. They have six children : Charles A., Blanche J., John A., Annie W., Ralph A., and Margaret H. Mr. Hoak is a staunch Republican. He and his family attend the Reformed church.
The parents of Clara Fisler Hoak had eight children, of whom four are deceased : Charles H., died aged eleven years ; Sarah H., aged two months ; Maud J., one month and twenty-eight days ; and Jennie, aged seven years. Their surviving children are : Calvin J. ; Lizzie M., wife of William Bowman ; Clara, Mr. Hoak ; and Minnie F., wife of Harry Alleman. The mother died August 24, 1894, aged sixty-three years, ten months and eleven days. The father is still living.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Transcribed by Leslie Silvernail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -http://maley.net/transcription
Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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