John Francis Hotchkin

M, (3 February 1935 - 24 June 2001)
Rev. John Francis Hotchkin
     John Francis Hotchkin was born on 3 February 1935 at Mokena, Will County, IL, USA.1 He was the son of John Edward Hotchkin and Sarah Jane Cure. John Francis Hotchkin died on 24 June 2001 at Washington, District of Columbia, USA, at age 66.1 He was buried at Saint Marys Cemetery, at Mokena, Will County, IL, USA.

     John was a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Executive Director of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. "Father Hotchkin has justly been described as the leading Catholic ecumenist in the United States," said Msgr. William Fay, General Secretary of the USCCB, "and was certainly one of the leading ecumenists in the world as well."
Last Edited=16 Oct 2016


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.

John Francis (Jack) Hotchkin

M, (14 March 1882 - December 1958)
     John was born at Mitchell, Davison County, SD, USA, on 14 March 1882. Complete birth date comes from his Draft Registration Card.. He was the son of Earnest Frank Hotchkin and Anna (Annie) Mueller. He married Marie A. Schmidt at Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA, on 21 August 1906.1 John Francis (Jack) Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1910 at Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkins, John F., age 27, married once, b SD, f b IL; wife Marie A., age 21,married once, 2 children, 1 living, b IL; dau Marie M., age 8/12, b IL.. He registered for the World War I Draft on 12 September 1918 while living at Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA. The registration card gave additional information on him: "He gives his birth date as 14 March 1882. He is employed at Sears Roebucks as a paper cutter. He gives his wife Maria as a dependent.". He died in December 1958 at Chicago, Cook County, IL, at age 76. He was buried at Mount Greenwood Cemetery, at Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA. John F. Hotchkin, beloved husband of Marie, nee Schmidt; loving father of Marie Anians, Raymond, Roy, and the late Hugh Hotchkin; grandfather of 11; great-grandfather of one. Services Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., at chapel, 5652 S. Ashland avenue. Interment Mount Greenwood cemetery.

     Hugh Miller Hotchkin, grandson of Ernest Frank, from Saraasota, FL and Raymond Harry son of John furnished information on John Francis and his family. Walter J. Jr, grandson of Ernest Frank says that John died in the late 1950's, was married with three children, Marie, Ray and Roy. The 1900 census finds John in Chicago, Cook Co., IL with his parents. This census gives his birth and says that he was 18 years, single, and born in SD. The 1902 Chicago City Directory has him as a lab technician and living with his family at 5141 S. Winchester; the 1904 directory shows him as a book binder. The 1928 Polk Directory of Chicago has he and and his wife Maria living at 5729 S, Claremont. Chicago, IL.
Last Edited=17 Dec 2012

Children of John Francis (Jack) Hotchkin and Marie A. Schmidt


  1. [S630] Illinois Marriages 1763 - 1930.

John Franklin Hotchkin

     John Franklin Hotchkin is the son of Jerrold Lee Hotchkin and Faith Hope Schurman. He married Beth E. Porterfield at Abilene, Taylor County, TX, USA, on 18 December 1981.1
Last Edited=3 Feb 2008


  1. [S141] Texas Marriage Index 1814-1909 & 1966-2002.

John Henry Hotchkin

M, (12 December 1857 - 31 March 1927)
     John Henry Hotchkin was born on 12 December 1857 at New York City, New York County, NY, USA. Age 67 at the 1925 census. The 1925 census gives his birth in NJ. Marriage records say New York City. He was the son of John Hotchkin and Rose Ann Gaughan. He married Bridgette Theresa Duggan at Poweshiek County, IA, USA, on 26 November 1902. At the 1910 of Rock Creek, Jasper County, IA they had been married 7 years and had no children. Marriage records call him John A..1 John Henry Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1910 at Rock Creek, Jasper County, IA, USA. The census lists the family as: John H. Hotchkin, can't read age but it looks like 32 or 52, born NY, parents born Eng; Wife Bridget T., 43, married once 7 years, no children, born IA,parents born Ireland; father John, 77, widower, born Eng.. He died on 31 March 1927 at NJ, USA, at age 69. He was buried at Hazelwood Cemetery, at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA.

     They had no children.
Last Edited=27 May 2016

Family: John Henry Hotchkin and Bridgette Theresa Duggan


  1. [S1208] Iowa Marriages 1809- 1992.

John Jay Hotchkin

M, (5 February 1826 - 8 August 1878)
     John Jay Hotchkin was born on 5 February 1826 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA. He was the son of John Hotchkin Rev. and Fanny Gale. John Jay Hotchkin was graduated in 1845 from Lenox Academy, Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA. John was a student in the class of 1845-6 at the Lenox Academy of which his father Rev John Hotchkin was Principal. His address at that time was listed as Lenox. His studied in the Greek language. He was registered for Civil War Draft on on 1 July 1863 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA. Age 37, farmer, unmarried.1 He died on 8 August 1878 at Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, USA, at age 52. He was buried at Boggy Depot Cemetery, at Boggy Depot, Atoka County, OK, USA. Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of
John Jay Hotchkin
Son of John & Fanny Ga__e Hotchkin
Born at Lenox Mass Feb'y 5, 1826
Died at Boggy Depot 1.1 August 8, 1878
The Lord reclaimeth the Soul of his servants.2,3

     The Compiler had searched long and hard to discover what happened to John Jay after the 1850 Census, without results, until his trip to Oklahoma in 1991. In researching Henry W. Hotchkin's time at Boggy Depot, OK and Hannah Mariah's death at the same place, we stopped in at the Civil War Memorial a little bit north of Atoka, OK and they had a document called "Cemetery Survey of Boggy Depot Cemetery." This survey said that John Jay Hotchkin's gravestone said, "John Jay Hotchkin, son of John and Fanny G. Hotchkin, born in Lenox, MA, Feb'y 5 1826, died at Boggy Depot, August 8 1878."
     Boggy Depot was a Commissary point for the Confederates and the site of one of the few Civil War battles in Oklahoma. The Compiler has no information on why John Jay was at Boggy Depot except Dorothy Brose Garlington says that he had joined the Hotchkin missionary group as had his couson Ann. According to Lenox Church records, as copied by R. C. Rockwell, John was baptized on 1 June 1826.4
Last Edited=21 Dec 2012


  1. [S1228] July 1 1863,.
  2. [S163] , gravestone gives his birth and death dates.
  3. [S674] Boggy Depot Cemetery, Most historic burial site in Okota County, OK.
  4. [S196] R. C. Rockwell, Lenox Church Records, Lenox, Berkshire, MA.

John Lawrence Hotchkin

M, (8 September 1906 - 5 December 1984)
     John Lawrence Hotchkin was born on 8 September 1906 at IA, USA.1 He was the son of James Alfred Hotchkin and Mary Frances Duggan. He married Florence Kathryn Cutler at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA, on 12 May 1929. John Lawrence Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1940 at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA. The census lists the family as: John Hotchkin, age 32 born 1908 in IA, Head, lived same place in 1935, tire repair in tire store; wife Florence, age 32 born 1908 in IA; son John R., age 10 born 1930 in IA; son Michael, age 8 born 1932 in IA; father-in-law James Cutler, age 68 born 1872 in IA, widower, day laborer.. He died on 5 December 1984 at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, at age 78.2 He was buried at Hazelwood Cemetery, at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA.
Last Edited=26 May 2017

Children of John Lawrence Hotchkin and Florence Kathryn Cutler


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014, SS #478-10-1089.
  2. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.

John Little Hotchkin

M, (circa 1833 - 16 December 1912)
     John Little Hotchkin was born circa 1833 at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, USA. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Hotchkin and Jane M. Little. He married Mary Catherine Robinson at Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, USA, on 15 September 1858.1 John Little Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1860 at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, John L., age 26, b NY, $4000, $4500; Wife Mary C., age 28, b NY; son Robert B., age 11, b NY. Pg 553, Dew 72, Fam 71. He resided at Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA, in 1885. He was on 7 October 1886 at Waukesha, Waukesha County, WI, USA, John is mentioned in the Waukesha, WI Freeman as an attorney and member of the firm of Motlett, Hotchkin and Clarke. He died on 16 December 1912 at Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA.2,3

     The Early Settlers of NY, show John L. Hotchkin as a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Watertown in 1857. At the 1870 Census, John had real estate valued at $20,000 and personal property of $8000. He gave his business as Tanner and Currier. He is listed in a number of Watertown City Directories during the late 1850's and early 1860's as a Tanner; often at the same address as his father Benjamin. John is listed in the Auer's City Directory of Peoria, IL for the years of 1890 through 1893; where he is the President of the Central City Brick and Tile Co., at 129 N. Jefferson and resides in Chicago. He also appears in the Chicago City Directories in the 1896 edition where he is listed as a manager, working at 937 Monadnack, and residing at 5642 Monroe; in the 1887 directory, as a Manufacturers Agent with offices in the Opera House Bldg; and in 1898 he is at the same location. In 1902 through 1905 he appears as an insurance salesman, still living at the Monroe Street address. An 1892 voting record has him at the 5342 Monroe address, Dist 1, Ward 32, Precinct 2, born in NY; living in the Precinct 5 years and the County and State for 7 years.
     There is a Mary Cassie Hotchkin, born 1830 and died 1895 buried in Sec X, Lot 9 of Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, NY along with William H. Hotchkin. This lot was purchased by Benjamin F. and John L. Hotchkin. This could be John's wife Catherine but Chicago records clearly show her originall buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago.4
Last Edited=30 Aug 2014

Children of John Little Hotchkin and Mary Catherine Robinson


  1. [S418] Marriage Mary Robinson & John Hotchkin, Watertown Reformer, Married by Rev Dr Daggett.
  2. [S608] Alabama Deaths 1908-1959, vol 22, cert # 507, 1912.
  3. [S1117] Death of John L. Hotchkin, Watertown Daily News.
  4. [S92] Janet Wethy Foley, Early Settlers of Western New York, vol IV, #5, pg 602.

John Niles Hotchkin1

M, (2 October 1813 - 23 March 1847)
     John was born at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA, on 2 October 1813. Cemetery records give a birth year of 1814..2 He was the son of James Hervey Hotchkin Rev. and Rebecca Hall. He resided at Kirkland, Oneida County, NY, USA, in 1838. He married Phebe S. Bull at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, before 1840. John Niles Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1840 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, John, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30.. He married Mary Mackie at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, after 1843. John Niles Hotchkin died on 23 March 1847 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, at age 33. Age 33 according to cemetery records..3 He was buried at Prattsburgh Pioneer Cemetery, at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA. Inscription:
"Lovely Saviour thou hast given
thy the tomb where part of you slept.".

     John had no children by his second wife Mary.
Last Edited=21 Dec 2012

Child of John Niles Hotchkin and Phebe S. Bull

Family: John Niles Hotchkin and Mary Mackie


  1. [S1] Ralph D. Symth, New England Historiic and Genealogical Register, Vol 85, p 85, has different date than furnished by Elsie Moon.
  2. [S116] Elsie Deighton Hotchkin, Compiler Edgar E Hotchkin.
  3. [S163]

John Hotchkin Rev.

M, (24 March 1794 - 19 February 1862)
Rev. John Hotchkin
     John Hotchkin Rev. was born on 24 March 1794 at Guilford, New Haven County, CT, USA. He was the son of Ebenezer Hodgkin Dea. and Ruth Hubbard. John Hotchkin Rev. was graduated in 1821 from Union College, Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY, USA. He married Fanny Gale at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA, on 4 November 1823.1,2 John Hotchkin Rev. appeared on the census of 1860 at Lee, Berkshire County, MA, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, John, 66 1793,CT, Teacher; Fanny G., 64 1795, CT; Fanny, 32 1827, MA; Mary L., 27 1832, MA.. He died on 19 February 1862 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, at age 67. At Lenox, MA Feb 19 in great peace Rev John Hotchkin, aged 87..3,4 He was buried at Church on the Hill Cemetery, at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA.

     Rev. John Hotchkin was very well known in Lenox. He founded the Free Public Library system and was the Head Master of the famous Lenox Academy, 18231847. The Lenox Public Library bears his name and a great deal of material is available on Rev. John and his family in the library files. Both Centennial of the Lenox Academy, and Mallary's, Lenox and the Berkshire Highlands, describe John and his position at the Academy. A History of the Lenox Public Library, by Helen & Mary MacDonald, written on its 100th Anniversary, discusses John's idea, which was then revolutionary, of having books available to all citizens, instead of only those who could afford to buy subscriptions. John's birth and family relationship is described in Talcott and NEHGR, John and his family lived in a house, which is still standing and occupied, at 9 Chestwood Street, Lenox, MA. The house still looks as it did in an early picture available in the library files. The present owners told the Compiler a story of the large trunks in the attic, still loaded with John's notes and personal possessions when they were viewing the house for purchase. After taking possession they found all of this material missing. John also owned a nearby farm that land records show he sold in August 1853 to Henry Ward Beecher for $4,000. John was admitted to the Congregational Church on the Hill in Lenox on 1 June 1817. His marriage to Miss Fanny Yale on 4 Nov 1823 is recorded in the church records. His death is reported in the Bowman Collection of MA Vital Records: "Hotchkin, John, teacher, born in Guilford, son of Ebenezer and Ruth died 19 Feb 1862 at Lenox, age 671026." The Compiler has a copy of the original death records, Vol 22, p 9. John, his wife Fanny, their two daughters, Mary and Fanny and son Charles Eugene are buried side by side in the cemetery behind the Little Church on the Hill. Their graves are just below the grave of John's brother Ebenezer. The Compiler and his wife, looked most of one rainy afternoon to find the graves as no cemetery layout has survived. The church is a most beautiful church in the typical style of early Congregational Churches. John was admitted to the church on 1 June 1817 according to Lenox Church Records.5,6,7,8,3
Last Edited=22 Mar 2017

Children of John Hotchkin Rev. and Fanny Gale


  1. [S71] Rollin H. Cooke, Cooke Collection of Massachusetts.
  2. [S196] R. C. Rockwell, Lenox Church Records, Lenox, Berkshire, MA, vol 20, pg 332.
  3. [S196] R. C. Rockwell, Lenox Church Records, Lenox, Berkshire, MA.
  4. [S686] Death of Rev. John Hotchkin, Berkshire County Eagle.
  5. [S56] George Ernest Bowman, Bowman Collection of Massachusetts Vital Records, vol 156, pg 44.
  6. [S7] Helen and Mary MacDonald, History of the Lenox Library.
  7. [S14] R. DeWitt Mallory, Lenox and the Berkshire Highlands.
  8. [S8] Academy Trustees, Centennial of Lenox Academy.

John Rodney Hotchkin

M, (10 October 1930 - 1941)
     John Rodney Hotchkin was born on 10 October 1930 at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA. He was the son of John Lawrence Hotchkin and Florence Kathryn Cutler. John Rodney Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1940 at Glenwood, Mills County, IA, USA. The census lists the family as: John R. Hotchkin, age 9 born 1931, single, a patient in the Iowa Institution for Feeble Minded. Also listed as being with his family in Grinnell.. He died in 1941 at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA. John Rodney Hotchkin 1930-1941
Obituary from the Grinnell Herald
Jan 27, 1941

Hotchkin Youngster
Died Last Saturday
Rites Held Sunday

John Rodney Hotchkin, 10 year old
son of Mr. & Mrs. John Hotchkin died
last Saturday in the Glenwood hospital,
where he had been a patient for three
years. The youngster was born at the
Mercy hospital at Des Moines on Oct 10,
1930. He was an invalid throughout his
brief life.
Surviving are the parents and a brother,
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church, with
Rev. Paul D. Moore in charge. Burial was
at Hazelwood. Pall bearers were Dickie &
Jackie Holland, Tom & James Irwin, all of
Des Moines, cousins of the little Hotchkin
Out-of-town people at the funeral included
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Irwin, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer
Holland and Joseph Cutler all of Des Moines.. He was buried at Hazelwood Cemetery, at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA.
Last Edited=26 Jun 2014

John Rowland Hotchkin

M, (25 October 1940 - 16 April 2010)
John Rowland Hotchkin
     John Rowland Hotchkin was born on 25 October 1940 at Short Hills, Essex County, NJ, USA. He was the son of James Rowland Hotchkin and Betty Beggs. John Rowland Hotchkin married Suzanna Taswell on 16 July 1966 at Short Hills, Essex County, NJ. John Rowland Hotchkin married Judy Weisbeck after 1966 at NJ, USA. John Rowland Hotchkin died on 16 April 2010 at Alden, Erie County, NY, USA, at age 69. Passed peacefully in his own home in Alden, NY, originally of Short Hills, NJ, beloved husband of Judy (Weisbeck) Hotchkin; son of the late James R. and Betty (Beggs) Hotchkin; son-in-law of the late Gordon and Eileen Weisbeck; brother of William (Bonnie) Hotchkin and Betsey (Charles) Barnes; brother-in-law of Sue (Hank) Beamer, Nancy Weisbeck and William Weisbeck; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family present at the CHARLES MEYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 13228 Broadway, Alden, Friday, May 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Aidan's EpiscopalChurch, Alden, Saturday, May 8 at 10 AM. John was a self-employed, retired commercial pilot and former naval aviator. He had been flying airplanes since he was 14 years old and was very active with the Akron Airport, where he kept his Beechcraft A36. John and Judy enjoyed traveling in the airplane whenever possible. He served in the Navy between 1963-70. He attained Lieutenant Junior Grade, Patrol Squadron 49. He flew surveillance in P-3 Orions out of Adak, Alaska and was carrier qualified on the USS Lexington. He received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Columbia University and Bachelor's from Babson Institute. John was also an avid sailor and a member of Tuscarora Yacht Club in Wilson, NY. Many pleasant days were spent sailing on the "Flying Scotchman," a 22-foot O'Day. As a young man, he taught sailing to kids at Point O'Woods, Long Island, where his family spent summers. Memorials to Wyoming County SPCA, St. Aidan's Episcopal Church or Hospice Buffalo Inc. Online register at He was buried . Memorial #51281100, Burial unknown.

     John is a graduate of Babson College, MA, with a Masters Degree from Columbia University. He was a US Navy pilot from 1962 to 1967. At present, he is a contract corporate pilot.
Last Edited=7 Jun 2017

Family: John Rowland Hotchkin and Suzanna Taswell

Family: John Rowland Hotchkin and Judy Weisbeck


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.

John Ryan Hotchkin

     John Ryan Hotchkin is the son of William Simpson Hotchkin and Dibet Marie Lapp. He married Marol R. Wright at SC, USA, circa 1998.
Last Edited=20 Jan 2007

John Thomas Hotchkin

     John Thomas Hotchkin is the son of Lee Thomas Hotchkin Sr. and Edna Louise Zuchelli.
Last Edited=26 Nov 2008

John Walter Hotchkin

M, (31 May 1954 - 20 November 1972)
     John Walter Hotchkin was born on 31 May 1954 at Lakeland, Polk County, FL, USA. Born early Monday morning according to newspaper article at Morrel Memorial Hospital in Lakeland, FL.1 He was the son of Walter James Hotchkin Jr. and Gloria Joanne Ross. John Walter Hotchkin died on 20 November 1972 at Mansfield, Richland County, OH, USA, at age 18. He was buried at Ashland Cemetery, at Ashland, Ashland County, OH, USA. John Walter Hotchkin was adopted by his mother Gloria Joanne Ross second husband John Burton Salyer..
Last Edited=21 Oct 2016


  1. [S687] Coshocton Tribune.

Joneil Marie Hotchkin

F, (23 August 1959 - 27 June 2015)
     Joneil Marie Hotchkin was born on 23 August 1959 at IA, USA. She was the daughter of Neil Austin Hotchkin and Joyce Marie Deere. She married Howard Gerald (Chris) Berkenbosch at Newton, Jasper County, IA, USA, on 26 November 1976. Joneil Marie Hotchkin and Howard Gerald (Chris) Berkenbosch were divorced on 25 June 1984 at IA. Joneil Marie Hotchkin died on 27 June 2015 at IA at age 55. Joneil, the daughter of Neil and Joyce (Deere) Hotchkin, was born August 23, 1959, in Grinnell, Iowa. She was united in marriage with Kenneth “Pappy” Johnson on April 3, 1991 in Kellogg, Iowa. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Joneil also enjoyed celebrating holidays with her family and making crafts and Christmas ornaments. She played hard and loved hard and will be greatly missed for her compassionate and giving heart. Joneil was a member of the Kellogg Christian Church.

Those left to honor Joneil’s memory include her boyfriend, Brian Greve of Newton; her two children, Nicholas Berkenbosch of Des Moines and KC Berkenbosch of Des Moines; grandson, Dominic Armstrong of Des Moines; her mother, Joyce Hotchkin of Kellogg; brother, Rod Hotchkin of Los Angeles, California; her sister, Samantha Hotchkin of Kellogg; sister-in-law, Sally Hotchkin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Neil Hotchkin in 1995; husband, Pappy Johnson in 2009; and brothers, Scott Hotchkin in 1985 and Van Hotchkin in 2006.

     She had a second marriage to Kenneth Johnson who died in 2009.
Last Edited=8 Jun 2017

Joseph Hotchkin

M, (from 1766 to 1784 - )
     Joseph was born from 1766 to 1784. Age 26 to 44 at the 1810 census.. He appeared on the census of 1810 at Milford, Otsego County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, J., 1 male under 10, 1 males 26 to 44, 1 female 16 to 25.. He married Ann Unknown at NY, USA, circa 1830. He resided at Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY, USA, in 1835.

     Joseph is found in the NY 1810 census as J. Hotchkin living in Otsego Co., NY. He is not in the 1820 census unless he is the Joseph Hotchkiss of Onondaga Co., and is not found in the 1830 census. The baptism records of his daughters have the name as Hotckins.
Last Edited=16 Apr 2017

Children of Joseph Hotchkin and Ann Unknown

Joseph Hotchkin

M, (circa 1805 - )
     Joseph Hotchkin was born circa 1805. He appeared on the census of 1840 at Prescott, Franklin County, MA, USA. The census lists the family as: Joseph Hotchkins, 2 males under 5 (1835-1840), 1 male 10 -15 (1825-1830), 1 male 30-40 (1800-1810), 1 male 70-80 (1760-1770); 1 female 5-10 (1830-1835), 2 female 10-15 (1825-1830), 1 female 30-40 (1800-1810), 1 female 70-80 (1760-1770)..
Last Edited=21 Aug 2015

Joseph A. Hotchkin

M, (26 August 1862 - 2 August 1864)
     Joseph A. Hotchkin was born on 26 August 1862 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA. He was the son of Joseph Beriah Hotchkin and Desiah Dunning. Joseph A. Hotchkin died on 2 August 1864 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, at age 1.1 He was buried at Prattsburgh Rural Cemetery, at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA.
Last Edited=4 Jan 2008


  1. [S249] 1864 Black Diphtheria Deaths.

Joseph Beriah Hotchkin

M, (15 May 1814 - 24 January 1900)
     Joseph Beriah Hotchkin was born on 15 May 1814 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA. He was the son of Beriah Hotchkin Jr. and Lucretia Watrous Daniels. He married Desiah Dunning at Urbana, Steuben County, NY, USA, on 3 April 1844. Married by Rev James Hervey Hotchkin.. Joseph Beriah Hotchkin was registered for Civil War Draft on on 1 July 1863 at 27th Congressional District, Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA. Age 42, farmer, born NY.1 He appeared on the census of 1870 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Joseph, 54 (1815, NY, $2400, $800, farmer; Deziah, 48 (1821), NY, keep house; Simon, 24 (1845), job ?, NY; Levi, 19 (1850), NY, at home.. Conflicting evidence states that he died at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, on 24 January 1900.2 He was buried at Prattsburgh Pioneer Cemetery, at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA.

     According to his obituary in the Prattsburg News, Joseph died on the farm where he was born. This farm originally was purchased by Rev. Beriah and his son, Beriah Jr lived there until he died. Lucretia sold it to James Hotchkin Jr in 1866 but Joseph lived there all his life. It was on this farm that six of Joseph and Desiah's children died of "black diphtheria" in 1864. The children were buried on the farm and a maple tree planted over their graves. There being no money for gravestone, Desiah wrote epitaphs for each child on small gilt-edged cards. These cards are now faded but still readable. A grandchild went to the graves every year with her father to place flowers and hear the story again. After that grandchild moved away from Prattsburg, she realized that in the future no one would know about the childrens graves so she had a stone craved, "the Children of Joseph Beriah and Desiah Dunning Hotchkin-1864". She had quite a time convincing the stone worker that she wanted 1864 on the stone and not 1964. The maple tree died in 1986. Joseph and Desiah are both buried in the Prattsburg Rural Cemetery.
Last Edited=21 Oct 2017

Children of Joseph Beriah Hotchkin and Desiah Dunning


  1. [S1228] July 1 1863,.
  2. [S59] New York Death Index 1880 to 1956, File #3014.

Joseph Frank Hotchkin

M, (May 1884 - 1908)
     Joseph Frank Hotchkin was born in May 1884 at Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, USA. He was the son of Charles Eugene Hotchkin Rev. and Eleanor Copeland. Joseph Frank Hotchkin died in 1908 at Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO, USA. He was buried in 1908 at Fairview Cemetery, at Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO, USA. Block 009 Lot 034 Plot EC.1

     The 1900 census of Indian Territory 184-46-10 shows him living with his father, brothers and sisters; his mother has died. Dorothy Garlington refers to him as Joseph Frank, but his family gave census taker the name Frank Joseph. Dorothy Garlington gives birth and death dates, says that he was not married and that he died of tuberculosis while being nursed by his sister Mary Philena. He is buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO.
Last Edited=6 Apr 2017


  1. [S124] Dorothy Louise Brose Garlington, Compiler Edgar E Hotchkin.

Joseph H. Hotchkin

M, (2 August 1840 - 25 September 1842)
     Joseph H. Hotchkin was born on 2 August 1840 at Lebanon, Madison County, NY, USA. He was the son of Heman Hotchkin and Mary Hitchcock. Joseph H. Hotchkin died on 25 September 1842 at Lebanon, Madison County, NY, at age 2. He was buried at Campbell Burying Grounds, at Lebanon, Madison County, NY, USA.1
Last Edited=31 Mar 2006


  1. [S328] Campbell Burying Grounds, Hitchcock Plot.

Joseph Harvey Hotchkin

M, (20 February 1778 - 27 January 1852)
     Joseph Harvey Hotchkin was born on 20 February 1778 at Guilford, New Haven County, CT, USA. According to the History of Cornwall by Starr, Joseph was baptised by T. Allen on 27 Oct 1782 in Cornwall.1,2 He was the son of Beriah Hotchkin Rev. and Thankful Dickinson. He married Alethea Judson at Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Greene County, NY, USA, on 20 August 1804.3 Joseph Harvey Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1810 at Greenville, Greene County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Joseph Hotskins, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26 to 45, 1 male over 45, 1 female 25 to 45.. He died on 27 January 1852 at Pulteney, Steuben County, NY, USA, at age 73. He was buried at Old Presbyterian Cemetery, at Steuben County, NY, USA.

     Joseph was born in Guilford, CT and moved with his parents to Cornwall, CT and then on to Greenville, NY. Greene County real estate records show that Joseph and Alithea purchased 20 acres on 10 September 1806, from Elizur Kirklan, witnessed by Levi Collender and Beriah Hotchkin, and sold this same property to Benjamin McCabe on 8 March 1825, witnessed by Levi Collender and Alexander Collender.
     When his father, Rev Beriah decided to retire and move to Prattsburg, Joseph and his family also made the move and settled in Pulteney where he was a farmer. Both Joseph and Alithea are buried in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery, which is accessible by going through a farmer's dooryard. Alithea's gravestone is broken so you can't tell if the name is Alithea or Althea, but Rev Beriah called her Alithea.
     Joseph's father, Rev Beriah, married Joseph and Alithea Judson on 20 August 1804 in Greensville, NY. Joseph and Alithea were admitted to the Greenville Presbyterian Church on 2 September 1810. At the same time, Alithea and two of her children, Thankful and Beriah Harvey were baptized.
Last Edited=27 May 2010

Children of Joseph Harvey Hotchkin and Alethea Judson


  1. [S162] Lucius Barnes Barbour, Guilford Vital Records, Vol 16, 1639 - 1850, vol 2,.
  2. [S5] Edward C. Starr BD, A History of Cornwall Connecticut, A Typical New England Town.
  3. [S405] Presbyterian Church Records.

Joseph Shane Hotchkin

     Joseph Shane Hotchkin is the son of Van L. Hotchkin and Teri Ann Durr. Joseph Shane Hotchkin married Angela Kay Schnathorst on 18 June 2003 at Las Vegas, Clark County, NV, USA.1
Last Edited=14 Feb 2008

Family: Joseph Shane Hotchkin and Angela Kay Schnathorst


  1. [S631] Nevada Marriages 1956 - 2005.

Josephine Lorette Hotchkin

F, (7 November 1918 - 15 January 2010)
     Josephine Lorette Hotchkin was born on 7 November 1918 at Watervliet, Albany County, NY, USA.1 She was the daughter of George Mead Hotchkin and Mary Lorette Turner. Josephine Lorette Hotchkin married Wallace J. Forstell. Josephine Lorette Hotchkin enlsted on 8 January 1943 while living at Albany, Albany County, NY, USA. His enlistment notes said: " Josephine L. Hotchkin, born 1919, native of NY, enlisted in Womens Army Corps in Albany NY. inactive Reserves, 2 years of high school, Canvas Cover Repairman, height 63, weight 107.".

     Josephine appears first, in the 1940 Cohoes City Directory living at her parent’s home, 200 Berkshire. In 1943 the directory show that she joins the Women’s Army Corp. WAC and stays until 1946 when she is back in Cohoes. Her twin sister Jeanette does not appear in any of these directories.
     Her graduation from the WAAC is noted in The Troy Record on May 1 1943 and again on May 11th. The August 3rd copy notes her promotion to Corporal and her assignment to Fort Devens, MA. On December 21st an article appears saying that her life was saved by the necessity of her overtime work. She had planned on leaving her Daytona Beach, FL station for a 15 day Christmas Furlough but delayed it a day due to work requirements. The day that she had planned on leaving the train crashed and many were killed.
She died on 15 January 2010 at Mastic Beach, Suffolk County, NY, USA, at age 91.1 She was buried at Calverton National Cemetery, at Calverton, Suffolk County, NY, USA.
Last Edited=20 Sep 2014

Family: Josephine Lorette Hotchkin and Wallace J. Forstell


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.

Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin

M, (2 February 1805 - 18 September 1886)
     Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin was born, according to conflicting information, on 2 February 1805 at Guilford, New Haven County, CT, USA. This date comes from Seth Hotchkin Bible Records according to Geoffrey Brown, but Jerri Moore in her records says the birth was in 1806. At the 1850 census he was age 53, making the 1806 date most likely. Gravestone caculation would give a 2 feb 1806 date.. He was the son of Seth Hodgkin Dea. and Stata (Stella) Hale. He married Lydia Novill Grant at NY, USA, on 3 October 1827. He married Nancy Leroy at Sullivan County, NY, USA, in 1848. Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1860 at Neversink, Sullivan County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Francis, 55, wife Nancy; Horace Johnson, 14; Norman Hotchkins, 10; Ella Johnson, 13, Albert Hotchkins, 10; Nancy Hotchkins, 9/12.. He married Frances (Fanny) May Tompkins at Sullivan County, NY, in 1868. Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin died on 18 September 1886 at Neversink, Sullivan County, NY, at age 81.1 He was buried at Hodge Cemetery, at Neversink, Sullivan County, NY, USA.1

     Joshua Francis is described in Brown, John Hodgkin of Guilford. His birth date comes from Jerrie Moore of San Angelo, TX. The 1855 New York state census of Sullivan Co, NY has Francis's family consisting of Abigail Hotchkin, age 76, widowed, born in CT, lived 30 years in Liberty, (step mother Abigail Hubbell). At the 1860 census of Neversink, Francis's household consists of wife Nancy; Horace Johnson, age 14; Norman Hotchkins, age 13; Ella Johnson, age 13; Albert Hotchkins, age 10; and Nancy Hotchkins, age 9/12. The 1880 Census finds him living in Neversink, Sullivan Co., NY with his third wife Fanny, their daughter Frankie and his grandson Frank W., Nathan's son.
     Francis's death is known from his Will, dated 3 June 1881, probated 23 May 1887; Surrogate Court records, Book 9, pg 572, Sullivan Co. This Will names wife Fanny Tompkins Hotchkins, daughter Frankey T. Hotchkins, grandson Frank W. Hotchkins, and Elias Chamlain. Francis's son William Mead claimed that the Will was coerced and asked to have it overturned based on his fathers incompetence. The transcript of this hearing is dated 23 May 1887 shows that his challenge was rejected. Francis and his first wife Lydia are buried in Hodge's Cemetery near Neversink, NY. Geoffrey Brown says that Hotchkin graves occupies the entire East-most row of the cemetery but excludes Albert and Philena who are elsewhere in the cemetery. Nancy Le Roy Johnson is buried in the same cemetery with her first husband and children; however, her grave is marked "wife of Francis Hotchkin." The Compiler tried to visit this cemetery while he was in Neversink but didn't find out until later that he was in the wrong cemetery.
Brown describes source information which is quoted as follows: "Sources of information include the Bible, census and probate records already cited and the Will of William Mead Hotchkins, Sullivan Co. Will Book 11, pg. 237. (Executor made application January 13 1900)." All full siblings are mentioned by name in the Will with the exception of Ishabeb, George, and Amos (or Emos). Ishabeb comes from the notebook of Helen C. Brown, in an entry captioned "from Augusta Berrian, 10/62." Amos (or Enos) is known of only because of an entry in that name, age 3, identified as "son" of the head of the household in the 1855 New York State census. Bible records from Audrey Carver provide all dates of birth and add George Hotchkin to the list of children. Probate transcript cited above provides additional information and substantiation. The source of much of the information regarding Seth Hotchkin is Donald Lines Jacobus, Hale, House and Related Families. The 1872-73 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Sullivan Co. lists him as a farmer with 75 acres.2,3
Last Edited=6 Dec 2009

Children of Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin and Lydia Novill Grant

Child of Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin and Nancy Leroy

Child of Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin and Frances (Fanny) May Tompkins


  1. [S163]
  2. [S10] Geoffrey Brown, John Hodgkin of Guilford Connecticut.
  3. [S58] Donald Lines Jacobus & Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families, pg 300.

Joshua Robert Hotchkin

     Joshua Robert Hotchkin is the son of Gary Robert Hotchkin and Mary Cranson.
Last Edited=19 May 1999

Joshua Scott Hotchkin

     Joshua Scott Hotchkin is the son of Scott Leslie Hotchkin and Patrica Ann Ballentine.
Last Edited=27 Aug 2000

Josiah Bacon Hotchkin1,2,3

M, (30 July 1807 - 9 August 1855)
     Josiah Bacon Hotchkin was born on 30 July 1807 at Sangerfield, Oneida County, NY, USA.4 He was the son of Eli Hodgkin and Elizabeth (Betsey) Drury. He married Mary Ann Bailey at NY, USA, in 1826. Josiah Bacon Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1830 at Camden, Oneida County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Josiah B. Hotchkiss, 2 male 20-30, 1 female 20-30, 2 female under 5, 1 female 15 to 20, 1 female 20 to 30.. He married Keziah D. Austin at NY in 1837. Josiah Bacon Hotchkin died on 9 August 1855 at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, USA, at age 48. Cemetery records confirm the Waterville Times obituary..5,4 He was buried at Brookside Cemetery, at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, USA.6

     The Benjamin Cleveland Family Genealogy, by Edmund Janes Cleveland, identifies him as Josiah Bacon Hotchkin, husband of Keziah Auston. He appears in the 1830 census in Camden, Oneida Co as Josiah B. Hotchkiss and in the 1840 census of Watertown as J.B. Hotchin. Oneida Co., NY real estate records show him as the Grantee of property from John Tower and his wife. The 1850 census finds him with his wife and seven children in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY. His occupation is harnessmaker and he has $2500 of real estate. At this census he is living next door to his brother, Benjamin F. Hotchkin. At the 1860 census he has died and his wife is the head of the household. Records at the Flower Library, 229 Washington St, Watertown, NY, give his death and burial location.
     The Oakes Genealogy and Family History of Jefferson Co. says that he first married Mary Ann Oakes and they had four daughters. These four would be Charlotte, Malona, Mary A. and Caroline. The Oakes Genealogy gives his second marriage to Keziah Austin (not Auston) of Norway, Herkimer Co., NY. The Horace Gillette Cleveland, Cleveland Family Genealogy, also identifies Josiah and his second marriage to Kezia Austin. From this marriage, Josiah had two sons and three daughters, Helen, William H., Julia, Emily, and Herbert B. The birth and relationships of all these children are supported by federal censuses. Josiah is listed in several Watertown Directories. The 1840 has him in the saddle business with his brother Benjamin at 10 Clay St. At the 1850 directory he is still at 10 Clay with a home at Clinton St. and the 1855 Directory has him remaining at 10 Clay St. He does not appear in later Directories. Josiah died intestate, according to Jefferson Co. Surrogate Court records, on 9 August 1855 with an estate worth less than $3,000. All eight of his children are mentioned in these records. The probate documents list the children as Charlotte E. Seymoun, wife of George W. Seymoun (the first letter of this name is impossible to be sure of and the name may be Seymour) of Lyme, Huron Co., OH, Malona S. Hotchkins of Watertown, Mary Ann Beutell, wife of Joseph Beutell of Lyme, Huron Co., OH, Caroline Moffat, wife of Joseph N. Moffatt, (note double tt the second time) of Rodman, NY, all of full age. The document goes on to list Helen Hotchkin, William H. Hotchkin, F. Hotchkin, Emily Hotchkin, and Herbert B. Hotchkin of Watertown the four mentioned having no general guardian. Alice Edwards Harris, in her family notes, says that he was called Bacon and married the daughter of a judge. The family was members of the First Presbyterian Church of Watertown and there is a baptism records under the name of Hotchkiss, (Unreadable), Mary Ann, Charlotte and Elizabeth, 1835.
     An obituary on Josiah appears in a Waterville, NY newspaper, dated 18 August 1855, saying that he had been born in Waterville and gone to Watertown in 1833. He was a Senior Partner in J.B. & B.F. Hotchkin. He had been on a trip to Terre Haute, IN and was taken sick at the home of a soninlaw near Sandusky and immediately hastened home by railroad, accompanied by his daughter. The obituary says that he leaves a wife, many children and an aged father and mother.2,7
Last Edited=23 Dec 2013

Children of Josiah Bacon Hotchkin and Mary Ann Bailey

Children of Josiah Bacon Hotchkin and Keziah D. Austin


  1. [S75]
  2. [S47] Edmund Janes Cleveland, Genealogy of the Benjamin Cleveland Family.
  3. [S491] R. A. Oakes, Genealogical and Family History of the County of Jefferson, New York.
  4. [S1138] Mary Ann Hotchkin Bartlett, Pansies-- A Birthday Reminder Book.
  5. [S512] Obituary of Josiah Bacon Hotchkin, Waterville Times, Obituary says that he died at age 48.
  6. [S281] Brookside Cemetery, records say that he died at age 48.
  7. [S76] Horace Gillette Cleveland, Genealogy of Benjamin Cleveland, a Great Grandson of Moses Cleveland.

Judith Ann Hotchkin

     Judith Ann Hotchkin is the daughter of Leonard Harvey Hotchkin and Anne Gail Thomas. She married Francis Leon Konstantynowicz at Broward County, FL, USA, on 22 January 1971.1 She married Gary Alan Carroll at Broward County, FL, on 20 December 1976.2
Last Edited=24 Jul 2010

Child of Judith Ann Hotchkin and Francis Leon Konstantynowicz

Family: Judith Ann Hotchkin and Gary Alan Carroll


  1. [S614] Florida Marriages 1822 - 1875 and 1927- 2001 and 1980 to 2010, Surname spelled Konstantynowicz.
  2. [S614] Florida Marriages 1822 - 1875 and 1927- 2001 and 1980 to 2010, Vol 4001, Cert #07725.