- Baptismal record, complete with some odd spellings:
Le vingt huit janvier mille sept cent quatre vingt trois, j'ay [sic: j'ai] baptisé Pierre Marie né le dix novembre de l'annee dernier, fils en légitime mariage du Sr. Joseph Hacker, __- tailleur, et d'Anne Denis, son epouse, son pere et mere. Le parrain ete le Sr. Pierre Nicholas Honoré Philippe Cardon M[tre] en Chirurgie; et la marraine M[dme] Françoise Rose Masson V[euv]e Merillon, tous résidents en cette paroisse. En foy de quoi nous avons signé . . .
(In 1790 in Croix des Bouquets are marriages of two Merillon women, Jean-Françoise (to Jacques F.L.A. Corbier) and Marie Anna Elizabeth Merillon (to Jacques Brand). Jean-Françoise's and Marie's parents are Jean-Baptiste Merillon and Françoise Rose Masson. I don't see any Hackers who signed as witnesses.)
He is mentioned in "settlers of St. Domingue (except plantation owners) (1750-1800) as "Pierre Marie Hacker."
He fled to Cuba from the slave revolts in Haiti. He later migrated from Cuba to New Orleans in 1809 because of the Franco-Spanish War (when Napoleon invaded Spain). He arrived in 1809 "without profession, not proprietor."
Records for the birthdates (and relations) of Pierre Hacker's children comes from the Archdiocese Records of New Orleans (records of St. Louis Cathedral), especially baptismal records.
"Pier" Hacker is listed as a the "master" of an indenture in October of 1821 in NOLa.
There are four sets of probate documents related to his family: in 1816, in 1821, those of his first wife; in 1831, for his and his first wife's minor children; and in 1835, his own.
On 29 April 1835 Octave Pitard attested to his death: ". . . appeared Octave Pitard, a native of this city, aged about twenty two years, a merchant, residing in St. Peter Street no. 15 between Levee and Chartres streets, who by these presents doth declare that Pierre Hacker, at native of the Island of St. Domingo, aged about fifty-two years, late a merchant, died in this City on the thirteenth instant, at ten o'clock A.M. in a house situated [in] Levee Street, between Toulouse and St. Louis Streets, that the said deceased was married and has left children." [2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]