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Posted by: MICHAEL HIGGINS (ID *****1829) Date: November 10, 2013 at 13:35:46
In Reply to: HOOVER AND 143RD by Christopher Kile of 29687

Some info on this family;

1860; Census Place: Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1134; Page: 384; Image: 391
Name Age
Jacob Hoover 45
Jane Hoover 45
Charles Hoover 25
George Hoover 24
William Hoover 23
Catharin Hoover 20
Bradley Hoover 17
James Hoover 15
Sarah Hoover 13
Elizabeth Hoover 7
John Hoover 5
Lovinia Hoover 3/12

JACOB HOOVER, farmer, P.O. Dallas, was born in Morris county, N.J., in September, 1812. He is a son of Peter and Sophia (Beam) Hoover, both of whom were natives of New Jersey, where they lived and died. They reared a family of eight children, all of whom are dead except Jacob, who is the seventh in the family. He was reared in his native county, and educated at the common schools, and in 1827 removed to this county, locating in the Valley, where he resided, a trustworthy and respected citizen, till 1863, in which year he removed to Dallas on a farm of one hundred acres, or more properly, a wilderness of one hundred acres. By hard labor and economy, he has achieved marvelous changes, half of his farm being now cleared and under cultivation. His rude log cabin, which is still standing, has been supplanted by a more modern edifice. The natural forest has given way to the golden fields of grain; thus, by hard and honest toil, are the agricultural pursuits of the county developed. In 1832 Mr. Hoover married Miss Jane, daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Shaver) DeLong, to which union have been born thirteen children, nine of whom are living; Charles, William, Catherine, Bradley, James, Sarah, Elizabeth, John and Nathaniel. George (deceased) served three months in the militia during the Civil war; Charles served three years in the One Hundred and Twenty-third P.V.I., and fought heroically for the preservation of the Union. Mr. Hoover is a worthy old gentleman, affectionate in his family, and kind and courteous to his neighbors. Politically he is a Republican.


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