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Jacob Hoover of New Jersey to Pennsylvania
Posted by: Christopher Kile (ID *****8948) Date: October 15, 2011 at 18:54:30
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JACOB HOOVER, farmer, P. O. Dallaa, 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 changea, half of hia farm being now cleared
and under cultivation! Hia 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 hia
neighbors. Politically he ia a Republican.

I am having trouble finding peter and Sophia beam Hoover as they are listed in his bio but cannot find them any where thats if its even his parents or not .Jacob is my ggggrandfather .

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