Joseph Hunsicker was born 29 May 1798 in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States to John Hunsicker (1773-1847) and Elizabeth Detweiler (1779-1842) and died 1 December 1870 of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Moyer (1802-1888) 28 December 1819 .
From A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family:
He was born in Perkiomen Towship, Montgomery County, Pa.
He had a meagre opportunity for obtaining an education, in those early years of the nineteenth century, by reason of poor schools and short school sessions. Notwithstanding these disadvantages, an inherent thirst for knowledge and diligent perseverance in study enabled him to acquire an education above average in his time.
He commenced life as a farmer. Afterward, with his uncle Anthony Vanderslice, he embarked in the lumber, grain, and coal business, at Black Rock on the Schuylkill River, several miles northeast of Phoenixville, in which occupation he continued many years.
He became more or less interested in civil and political affairs and was an enthusiastic admirer of Henry Clay. During the administration of Joseph Ritner, Governor of Pennsylvania, he was appointed Associate Judge, sitting at the courts of Norristown, where he presided a number of years.
As a man of ripe judgment, honored and respected, and of varied experience, he was looked up to and much consulted by his fellow-men.
He passed his years of threescore and ten, and was gathered home peacefully with his fathers before him.
- Henry A. Hunsicker, 1911
|Offspring of Joseph Hunsicker and Elizabeth Moyer (1802-1888) ¢|
|John Moyer Hunsicker (1820-1880)||22 November 1820 Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of America||7 June 1880 Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of America||Fannie Henry (1830-1872)|
|Infant Daughter Hunsicker (1823-1823)||2 September 1823||5 September 1823|
|Samuel Hunsicker (1824-1869)||27 October 1824||13 January 1869 Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Moyer Hunsicker (1827-)||22 March 1827|
|Joseph W. Hunsicker (1829-aft1911)||24 February 1829||1911||Mary L. Taggart (1839-1904)|
|Davis Hunsicker (1831-1862)||5 June 1831||19 September 1862 Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, United States of America|
|Annie E. Hunsicker (1833-aft1911)|
|Charles Hunsicker (1835-1895)|
|Adeline Hunsicker (1841-1844)|