Susie Mae Hocker


1880 May 13 Born in Monroe, Adams County to Joseph & Jesteen (Sunier) Hocker Family Bible 1880 Census, Adams County, Monroe Township, IN, age 2 months 1890 Studied Catechism at Monroe Methodist Church, Rev. Foster 1897 Oct 5  Married Robert Benjamin McKeeman, M.D. in Decatur, Adams Co, IN, Marriage Records of Adams County, IN., age 17 1898 Nov 28 Leland Stanford born, Monroe, IN, age 18 1900 Census, Adams County, Monroe, IN, age 20 1901 Nov 21 Baptized as adult, 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN, Church Records, age 21 1901 Jul 11 Lillian Theodosia born, Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN, age 21 1901 533 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN, age 21 1901 Nov 24 Stan & Doad baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN, age 1902 2103 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 1904 Jan 12 Donald Harry Cook born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 24 1904 2020 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN, age 24 1906 May 6 Don baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN, age 26 1907 Apr 18 Ruth Beatrice born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 27 1907 Oct 13 Ruth baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 27 1908 Mar 14 Father, Joseph Hocker died, Monroe, IN in his drugstore, age 28 1910 Census, Allen County, Fort Wayne, IN age 29 1918 Office in home at 2020 Broadway, age 38 1920 Soundex 2020 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN, age 39 with Robert, age 45; Stanford, 21; Theodosia, 18; Donald, 16; Ruth, 12 1924 June Son Stan graduated Indiana University School of Medicine, age 44 1925 Built new home at 724 Packard, Fort Wayne, IN, age 45 1925 Nov 1 Doad married James Boyd Hunter, Fort Wayne, IN, age 45 1926 Sister Aldeena died in Monroe (only sister), age 46 1926 Dec 27 Stan married Grace Keenan at Cathedral, Fort Wayne, IN, age 46 1926 Sister Mary Aldeena died, age 46 1926 Dec 19 Donald James born to Doad and Jim, first grandchild, Fort Wayne, IN 1927 Trip to Florida, age 47 1927 Feb 24 Ruth married Paul Cottrell, Fort Wayne, IN, age 47 1927 Nov 20 Stan and Grace have first child, Leland Stanford, Jr., grandchild 1929 Jun 11 Don married Eula Ruddell, Sullivan, IN, age 49 1929 Apr 14 Robert Franklin born to Ruth and Paul, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1930 Aug 21 Grace Joanne born to Stan and Grace, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1930 Oct 25 Maurice Edward born to Doad and Jim, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1931 Oct Son, Don, graduated Indiana University Medical School, age 51 1931 Nov 26 Joseph Richard born to Doad and Jim, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1932 Jan 30 Marilyn, first child of Don and Eula born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 52 grandchild 1935 Sep 18 Maryellen born to Stan and Grace, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1935 Nov 20 Ann born to Don and Eula, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild, age 55 1935 Nov 22 Infant, Ann, daughter of Don died, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1936 Feb 21 Grandson, Richard, son of Doad died, Fort Wayne, IN, age 56 1937 Mar 4 Husband, Robert B. McKeeman, M.D., died, Fort Wayne, IN, age 57 1938 Oct 22 Charlotte Sue born to Don and Eula, Fort Wayne, IN. grandchild, 58 1938 Fort Wayne City Directory Susie M (wid Robt B) h 724 W Packard av 1939 June 24 Mother, Jesteen Hocker died, Monroe, IN, age 59 1942 May 3 Living in Fort Wayne when brother John F. died, age 62 1943 Fort Wayne City Directory Susie M Mrs h 724 W Packard av, age 63 1943 June 8 Jane Anne Hunter born to Doad and Jim, Fort Wayne, IN, grandchild 1951 Dec 6 Brother, Otis or "Ton" died, Monroe, IN, age 71 1957 May 24 Living in Fort Wayne when brother Harvey H. died, age 77 1961 June Granddaughter, Jane, graduated high school and started Parkview School of Nursing 1962 May 7 Died at home, 724 Packard, heart attack, Family Bible & Church Rec Buried at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN, age 81

CHILDREN OF SUSIE MAY HOCKER & ROBERT BENJAMIN MCKEEMAN, M.D.: 1. LELAND STANFORD MCKEEMAN b. 28 Nov 1898 d. 7 Oct 1963 m. Grace Keenan 2. LILLIAN THEODOSIA MCKEEMAN b. 11 Jul 1901 d. 6 Jun 1988 m. James B. Hunter m. DeWitt C. Jones 3. DONALD HARRY COOK MCKEEMAN b. 12 Jan 1904 d. 4 Jul 1985 m. Eula Ruddell 4. RUTH BEATRICE MCKEEMAN b. 18 Apr 1907 d. 19 Feb 1994 m. Paul Cottrell

Descendants of Susie May * HOCKER Generation No. 1 1.  SUSIE MAY *4 HOCKER  (JOSEPH *3, STEPHEN *2, STEPHEN *1) was born 13 May 1880 in Monroe, Adams County, Indiana, and died 07 May 1962 in Fort Wayne, Allen County,  Indiana.  She married ROBERT BENJAMIN * MCKEEMAN 05 October 1897 in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, son of DAVID MCKEEMAN and MARGARET MCCONAHEY. Children of SUSIE HOCKER and ROBERT MCKEEMAN are: i. LELAND STANFORD5 MCKEEMAN, b. 28 November 1898, Monroe, Adams County, Indiana; d. 07 October 1963, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. MARY GRACE KEENAN, 27 December 1926, Cathedral, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. ii. LILLIAN THEODOSIA "DOAD" * MCKEEMAN, b. 11 July 1901, Fort Wayne, Allen County,  Indiana; d. 06 June 1988, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona; m. (1) JAMES BOYD * HUNTER, 01 November 1925, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; m. (2) DEWITT CLINTON JONES, 06 July 1967, Atlanta, Georgia. iii. DONALD HARRY COOK MCKEEMAN, b. 12 January 1904, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 04 July 1985, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. EULA RUDDELL, 11 June 1929, Sullivan, Indiana. iv. RUTH BEATRICE MCKEEMAN, b. 18 April 1907, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 17 February 1994, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; m. PAUL O'NEIL COTTRELL, 24 February 1927, 3rd Presbyterian, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.


THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA. Robert B. McKeeman, M.D. has found in his native county ample field for successful achievement in his exacting profession and has won secure place as a representative physician and surgeon in the city of Fort Wayne.  He was born near Hoagland, Allen county, on February 27, 1874, a son of David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, natives of County Antrim, Ireland.  David C. Mckeeman was reared and educated in Ireland and came to America when a young man.  He remained for a time in the vicinity of Albany, New York, and then came to Indiana and purchased a farm near Hoagland, Allen county.  He became one of the prosperous exponents of agricultural and live-stock industry in this county and here he and his wife passed the residue of their lives--possessed of those sterling attributes of character that invariably beget popular confidence and respect.  Mr. McKeeman was a Republican in politics and both he and his wife were lifelong members of the Presbyterian church.  Of their children the first three--John, Catherine and Margaret--are deceased; Jennie is the wife of Henry Dauer, of Decatur, this state; Nancy is the wife of Robert Mercer, of Poe, Allen county; Belle and James are deceased; William, Alexander, Ella and David C. Jr., reside in Fort Wayne; and Dr. Robert B., of this review, is the youngest of the number.  Passing his childhood and early youth on the home farm, Doctor McKeeman made good use of the advantages of the public schools in the village of Hoagland and thereafter attended Taylor University, at Upland, this state, and the normal school at Marion.  After two years of successful service as a teacher in the schools of Allen county he was able to follow the course of his ambition and to enter the Fort Wayne Medical College, which is now an integral part of the medical department of the University of Indiana. In this institution he was graduated in 1897, and, after thus receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine, engaged in practice at Monroe, Adams county, where he remained until 1900, since which time he has been engaged in practice in Fort Wayne, where he has developed a substantial and representative professional business.  The Doctor is identified with the Allen County Medical Society.  His political allegiance is given to the Republican party, he and his wife are members of the Third Presbyterian church of Fort Wayne, and in the time-honored Masonic fraternity he has received the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite.  October 5, 1897, was made an eventful day in the life of Doctor McKeeman, since then was solemnized his marriage to Miss Susan M. Hocker, a daughter of Joseph and Jesteen Hocker, of Monroe, Adams county, and the four children of this union are L. Stanford, Lillian Theodosia, Donald H.C. and Ruth Beatrice.

THE 1979 HISTORY OF ADAMS COUNTY, INDIANA by Heller. Robert B. McKeeman, M.D., was born at Hoagland, Ind. the son of David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman.  He attended the local schools in and around Hoagland until 1891.  At that time he attended Taylor University located at Upland, Ind.  In 1892, he attended Marion College at Marion.  From 1893 until 1895, he taught school in Hoagland and in 1895, he entered the Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in 1897. After completing medical school, he moved to Monroe, to begin the practice of medicine.  At Monroe he met Miss Susie May Hocker, and in 1897 they were married.  The parents of Susie Hocker were Joseph and Justine Hocker.  Joseph Hocker was the druggist in Monroe.  In 1900, Dr. McKeeman left Monroe and moved to Fort Wayne. Dr. and Mrs. McKeeman were the parents of four children: L. Stanford, Theodosia, Donald and Ruth. His two sons followed in the medical profession, both graduating from the Indiana University Medical School, one in 1924 and one in 1929. Dr. Robert McKeeman was a member of the Allen Co. Medical Society, the Tri-State Society of Medicine, the Indiana State Medical Society, and The American Medical Society.  He was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian church. In politics, he was a Republican.  He was a Blue Lodge Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, and a member of the Shrine organization. Dr. McKeeman died in 1937, and was buried in Lindenwood cemetery at Fort Wayne. His wife, Susan, died in 1962, and is also buried at Lindenwood cemetery.

HISTORY OF THE MAUMEE RIVER BASIN. Among the native sons of Allen county who have here attained gratifying recognition and success in the medical profession is the subject of this review, who is one of the representative physicians and surgeons of the younger generation in the city of Fort Wayne, where he has his office at 1608 Calhoun street, and his residence at 2020 Broadway. Dr. McKeeman was born in the village of Hoagland, Madison township, this county, on the 27th of February, 1874, and is a son of David C. and Margaret A. (McConnaha) McKeeman, both of whom were born in Ireland, whence they came to America with their respective parents when children.  The father followed the vocation of farmer until the time of his death, in 1876. His widow survived him by many years, her death occurring in 1894. They became the parents of twelve children, of whom eight are living. Dr. McKeeman secured his preliminary educational discipline in the public schools of Madison township, after which he availed himself of the advantages afforded in Taylor University, in Fort Wayne, and the Indiana State Normal School at Marion, after leaving which latter institution he devoted his attention to teaching in the schools of his native county for a period of two years, meeting with marked success in his pedagogic labors but utilizing this profession simply as a means to an end, as he had decided to adopt the calling to which he is now devoted.  In 1894 he was matriculated in the Fort Wayne College of Medicine, in which well equipped institution he completed the prescribed courses in medicine and surgery, being graduated as a member of the class of 1897 and receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine.  In view of his standing in his profession it is pleasing to revert to the fact that he is not only a native of Allen county but also, that he received his technical training in a local institution. Immediately after his graduation the Doctor opened an office in Monroe, Adams county, and while he was necessarily called upon to serve the customary novitiate in his profession it was not unduly prolonged, and his success and prestige have been cumulative in character, so that he stands well to the front among the able, popular and successful young physicians of his native county, giving his attention to general practice. He remained in practice in Monroe until 1900, when he located in Fort Wayne, where he has since followed the work of his profession.  he is a close and appreciative student, being duly conservative in his attitude but ever standing ready to avail himself of those agencies and advanced methods which meet the approval of his judgment.  He is an affiliate of the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Medical Society and the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine, and he finds time and opportunity to avail himself of the advantages of each.  Though never active in the realm of practical politics, the Doctor is a stalwart supporter of the cause of the Republican party and he is essentially progressive and public-spirited as a citizen. On the 5th of October, 1897, Dr. McKeeman was united in marriage to Miss Susie May Hocker, of Monroeville, and they have three children, Leland Stanford, Lillian Theodosia and Donald Harry Cook.

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK: Robert Benjamin born 27 Feb 1874 Hoagland, Ind. Married 5 Oct 1897 Susie May Hocker born 13 May 1880 Died 4 Mar 1937 buried Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne Ind Children: Leland Stanford born 28 Nov 1898 Lillian Theodosia born 11 July 1901 Donald H.C. born 12 Jan 1904 Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 The next page is a copy of an Allen County History, on Dr. Robert McKeeman, his education and background.

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS 1880 Federal Census Indiana, Adams County, French Township Hocker, Joseph W M 32          Cooper        OH GER GER Justine        W F 31 Wife     Keeping house IN FR FR Mary           W F 10 Daughter At home       IN OH IN John           W M  8 Son                    IN OH IN Charles        W M  6 Son                    IN OH IN Harvey         W M  2 Son                    IN OH IN Susan          W F 1/12 Daughter             IN OH IN     (age 1/12) Mary           W F 18 Sister   Servant       OH GER GER

1900 FEDERAL SOUNDEX INDIANA McKeeman, Robert B Feb 1874  26 Indiana Adams        Monroe Twp McKeeman, Susie      May 1880  20 IN     (age 20) Leland S.  Nov 1898   1 IN

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS INDIANA, ALLEN COUNTY, WAYNE TOWNSHIP, P.790 McKeeman, Robert     36 M Physician IN IRE IRE Susie M.   29 F           IN OH  IN              (age 29) Stanford   11 M           IN IN  IN Theodosia   8 F           IN IN  IN Donald      6 M           IN IN  IN Ruth        2 F           IN IN  IN

1920 SOUNDEX IN 1920 Soundex IN M255 McKeeman, Robert B. Vol. 5, E.D. 56, Sheet 17, Line 58 Color W, Age 45, Birthplace IN Allen Fort Wayne Broadway 2020 McKeeman, Susie W 39 IN    (age 40) Stanford          21 IN Theodosia         18 IN Donald            16 IN Ruth              12 IN

1920 FEDERAL CENSUS 1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN 2020 Broadway MCKEEMAN, Robert Head 45 IN IRE IRE Doctor General Medicine Susie  Wife 39 IN OH IN                                  (age 39) Stanford Son 21 IN IN IN Theodosia Dtr 18 IN IN IN Donald    Son 16 IN IN IN Ruth      Dtr 12 IN IN IN Allen County, Indiana Will Book 3, Page 236

CITIZENS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ALLEN CO IN (SON) L.S. MCKEEMAN, PHYSICIAN 302 Wayne Pharmacal Building, Ft. Wayne, Indiana L(eland) S(tanford) McKeeman, b. at Monroe, Adams Co., Ind., Nov. 28, 1898; s. of Dr. Robert Benjamin and Susan Mae (Hocker) McKeeman. Dr. Robert Benjamin McKeeman, b. in Madison Twp., Allen Co., Ind., in 1874. His parnets, David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, came, with two children, from County Antrim, Ireland, to America, and settled on a farm near Hoagland, Madison Twp., Allen Co., Ind.  David C. McKeeman was a Republican, and both he and his wife were lifelong members of the Presbyn. Ch.  They were the parents of 12 children, of whom 10 were born in America.  Dr. Robert Benjamin McKeeman was the youngest child.  He graduated from the Ft. Wayne Medical Coll, with an M.D. deg., in 1897, and began the practice of medicine at Monroe, Ind., where he remained 2 years.  He then came to Ft. Wayne, where he conducted a general practice of his profession until his death, which occurred in 1937.  He was a staff mem. of the Lutheran Hosp., and the Methodist Episcopal Hosp.  He was a Republican, and a mem. of the following: Blue Lodge, F. and A.M., Consistory (32nd deg.), and Shrine; American Med. Assn.; Ind. State Med. Assn.; Ft. Wayne (Allen County) Med. Soc.; and Third Presbyn. Ch., of Ft. Wayne.  On Oct. 5, 1897, he married Susan Mae Hocker, who was b. at Monroe, Ind., in 1881.  Her parents, Joseph and Justine Hocker, are decd. Joseph Hocker was a druggist at Monroe.  He served with the Union Army in the Civil War.

OBITUARY              (Age 82) Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 7 May 1962 Rites Wednesday for Mrs. McKeeman Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Klaehn Funeral Home for Mrs. R.B. McKeeman, 81, who died at 10 a.m. at her residence, 724 Packard Ave. She was the widow of Dr. R.B. McKeeman. Rev. Robert R. Bieber will officiate and burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today. Born in Monroe, Mrs. McKeeman was a resident of Fort Wayne for 62 years. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church, the Dywyki Club, the White Cross Guild at Methodist Memorial Hospital, the Emmanuel Class of the church and the Stitch and Chatter Club. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Donald H. and Dr. L. Stanford McKeeman, both of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Cottrell and Mrs. James Hunter, both of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles Hocker, Decatur.

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