John Beecher
(1757-1842)
Elizabeth Keplinger
(1755-1845)
Jacob Gilbert
(1756-1831)
Anna Margaretha Fox
(1769-1838)
David Beecher
(1793-1880)
Anna Maria Gilbert
(1797-1887)
Sophia Susanna Beecher
(1822-1901)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Hoover

Sophia Susanna Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 27 Sep 1822, Arendtsville, Adams, PA 4 11 12
  • Marriage (1): John Hoover on 26 Aug 1840 in Beechersville, Adams, PA 1 2
  • Died: 18 Jun 1901, Bellingham, Whatcom, WA at age 78 11
  • Buried: Seattle: Lake View Cemetery, King, WA 11

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Married: On Wednesday last, by the Rev. S. Gutelius, John Hoover, of Perry county, to Miss Sophia Beecher, daughter of David Beecher, of Franklin township, Adams county., 2 Sep 1840, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 2

2. Census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 4 David Beecher, merchant, 56, was living with wife Mary, 53. Also with them was Archibald Wilson, clerk, 63; and Mary Weigle, 19. His real estate was worth $20,000 making him wealthy by comparison to others. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

His next neighbor is John Hoover, tanner, 37, living with Sophia, David Beecher's daughter, 28, and their children: Amelia, 9; daughter Georgeanna, 6; son Lisle, 4; and Mary, 1. Also in their home is Sarah Rufsell, 20, and Samuel Blythe, 7.

The next neighbor is David Beecher's son Samuel Beecher, laborer, 29; wife Matilda, 25; Calvin, 5; David, 3; Charles, 1 month old when the census was recorded on 13 Aug 1850. Also living with them: David Geyer, manufacturer, 23; and Sara Lower, 16. Samuel has no real estate value suggesting he is living on his father's land. Everyone in all families were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1860 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 13 The 1860 census recorded John Hoover, store keeper, 48, living with wife Sophia, 38; Georgianna, 17; Gilbert, 13; Mary C., 11; and Irene, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Arendtsville. John's real estate was valued at $8,000 and personal estate $6,000.

On the same census page is Sophia's father, David Beecher, 66, and wife Mary, 63, and also her brother Samuel Beecher, 40, and wife Sarah A. M.

4. Census in 1870 in Mechanicstown, Frederick, MD, USA. 14 The 1870 census recorded John Hoover, iron master, 59, living with wife Sophia, 48; son Gilbert, works in iron forge, 21; and daughters Mary A., 18, and Irene, 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $6000 and personal estate $2000. The post office was Mechanicstown.

Next door is Nash Camp, works in iron forge, 32, with his family, and John Pogue, iron forger, 42.

5. Census in 1880 in Dayton, Montgomery, OH. 15 The 1880 census recorded Sophia Hoover, widow, 56, living with her son, Gilbert, grocer, 28; son-in-law Baker Hall, 29; granddaughter Gertrude Hall, 2; son-in-law Jos. S. Crilly, cabinet maker, 26; Sophia's daughter Irene Crilly, 25; granddaughter Nellie A. Crilly, 3; and daughter Mary C. Hall, 27. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Gertrude and Nellie were born in Ohio.

6. Census in 1900 in Blaine, Whatcom, WA. 16 The 1900 census recorded on Clark Street: Mary C. Hall, 50, born Jun 1850, living with daughter Gertrude A. Hall, stenographer, 22, Jun 1878; son Robert G. Hall, at school, 20, Aug 1880; and mother S. S. Hoover, widowed, 78, Sep 1822. Mary C. had birthed 2 children by 1900, both alive. She and S. G. Hoover and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Her children were born in Ohio and their parents in Pennsylvania.


Sophia married John Hoover on 26 Aug 1840 in Beechersville, Adams, PA.1 2 (John Hoover was born on 8 Jul 1813 in , Perry, PA,4 died on 29 Jun 1877 in Dayton, Montgomery, OH 17 18 and was buried on 1 Jul 1877 in Dayton: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Montgomery, OH, USA 17 18.)


Sources


1 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sept 1 - from Adams Co. card file.

2 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 2 Sep 1840, marriage of John Hoover and Sophia Beecher. Republished on 2 Sep 1940 on page 4 in the column: Out Of The Past. One Hundred Years Ago.

3 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

4 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 12.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6SC-KR2 Sophia Beecher in entry for Silas Gilbert Hoover, 1924.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2F5-ZW9 Silas Gilbert Hoover, 29 Mar 1847.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X6SC-KRV Silas Gilbert Hoover, 08 Dec 1924; citing Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio, reference fn 68233; FHL microfilm 1,992,610.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2FG-5W2 Mary Catharine Hoover, 17 Jun 1849.

9 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2FP-63X George Anna Hoover, 04 Nov 1844; Birth.

10 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2F5-Z79 Julian Amelia Hoover, 04 Apr 1841; Birth.

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=38499409.

12 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM5M-Q6Z S G Hoover in household of Mary C Hall, Blaine City; Semiahmoo, and Point Roberts Precincts Blaine city Ward 1, 2, 3, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing sheet 8A, family 157.

13 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Butler, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1057; Page: 4; Image: 8; Family History Library Film: 805057.

14 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN3X-V69 John Hoover, Maryland, United States; citing p. 4, family 32.

15 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SS-TZZ Sophia Hoover, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district 154, sheet 207A.

16 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Mary C Hall, Blaine City; Semiahmoo, and Point Roberts Precincts Blaine city Ward 1, 2, 3, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 232, sheet 8A, family 157.

17 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6VK-Y66 John Hoover, 24 Jun 1877; citing Death, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, source ID Page 79, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,030,827.

18 <i>Woodland Cemetery (Dayton, OH)</i> (http://www.woodlandcemetery.org), http://www.woodlandcemetery.org/search Hoover, John Section 39 Lot 1966.



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