Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Hoover Clan

Beginning with Jacob Hoover, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth (unknown maiden name) to his son Jacob, Jr. and his wife also named Elizabeth (maiden name Shoemaker).

Onward to his son, John and wife Catherine (Ritchie), to their son, Isaac (named after his maternal grandfather, Isaac Ritchie) and Isaac's wife Louisa Marie Racer (of the DeCoursey line) and on down the generations...

I intend, with this blog, to document my Hoover family history with photos of family members and the cemeteries they are buried in. I will also post photos of headstones and interesting history of the family and these cemeteries.

Here is a photo of Isaac Hoover, born 11 Nov 1834 in Brocks Gap, Rockingham, VA, USA and died 14 Jan 1916 in Brighton, Washington, IA, USA.

Isaac is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery: Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, USA

Here is a view of the old section of Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton:

1 comment:

Byron and Shel said...

Hi. I'm hoping that maybe you can help. My ancestor is Frederick Hoover born 1793 in Pennsylvania. The story goes his father was Jacob Hoover who came from Germany and met his future wife on the ship bounding for America. Upon arriving to the new land, they postponed their marriage so that Jacob could serve in the Revolutionary War. Jacob was wounded in the knew and suffered with a stiff-leg the rest of his life. He settled in PA and engaged in the milling business after the war and was an extensive property owner. I found a Frederick Hoover (who I believe to be Jacob's son) living in Green Township, Greene County, PA in 1820 and living next door to a Josias Duckett. Frederick married a Mary Ann Duckett and they later took their family to Oxford, Butler, Ohio. They are found in the 1830 census living in Oxford, Butler, Ohio, with a Conrad Hoover and Isaac Hoover living next to them. I also found a Jacob Hoover that lived in Germantownship, Fayette, PA and also owned land in Greene, Greene county, PA (same area as Frederick was living in 1820). I'm having a hard time finding any direct proof that this Jacob Hoover in Fayette county, and Greene county, had a son named Frederick. If you have additional information, I would love to know. Thanks, Rachelle