John Hoover


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1. Sophia Susanna Beecher

John Hoover 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 8 Jul 1813, , Perry, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Sophia Susanna Beecher on 26 Aug 1840 in Beechersville, Adams, PA 1 2
  • Died: 29 Jun 1877, Dayton, Montgomery, OH at age 63 10 11
  • Buried: 1 Jul 1877, Dayton: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Montgomery, OH, USA 10 11

   FamilySearch ID: 2Z37-ZK4.

  Noted events in his 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. Newspaper: 27 Aug 1849, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 12 ASSIGNEES' SALE
The Subscriber, Assignee of WILLIAM TROSTLE, will expose to Public Sale at the residence of said Trostle, in Menallen township,
On Saturday the 22nd of September next,
at one o'clock P. M., the following Personal Property, to wit:
Corn & Oats by the bushel.
ALSO - At the same time and place,
on which he resides situate in Menallen township, Adams county, adjoining lands of David Beecher, D. Gitt, and Abraham Fisher, containing about
90 Acres, more or less.
The improvements are a Two-story
Log Dwelling House,
a log barn, well shedd around; Wagon-shed and Corn-crib; a good spring of never-failing water; a good thriving Orchard of Apple, Peach and Cherry.
situate in said township, adjoining lot of David Beecher, &c, containing 14 ACRES.
The above property will be sold separate or together, to suit purchasers.
The terms will be made known on the day of sale.

[Note: Trostle is the father-in-law of Jesse Beecher, son of Peter Beecher, a relative of the David Beecher mentioned in the ad. David Beecher's son-in-law is John Hoover, the Assignee.].

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Newspaper: Gettysburg Compiler, 9 Jan 1873, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 15 The following items are from the last Mechanicstown (Md.) Clarion: The Iron Forge and house belonging to John Hoover situated on Hunting Creek, about a mile below Mechanicstown, was sold on Friday inst., by John C. Motter, Esq., Trustee, for the sum of $1,325. Purchaser, Mr. Wiestling, of Harrisburg, Pa. We understand the Forge will again be put in running order next spring.

7. Cause of Death: epilepsy, 29 Jul 1877, Dayton, Montgomery, OH. 10

8. Residence: 109 Cass St., Dayton, OH on 29 Jul 1877 in Dayton, Montgomery, OH. 10

John married Sophia Susanna Beecher, daughter of David Beecher and Anna Maria Gilbert, on 26 Aug 1840 in Beechersville, Adams, PA.1 2 (Sophia Susanna Beecher was born on 27 Sep 1822 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA,4 16 17 died on 18 Jun 1901 in Bellingham, Whatcom, WA 16 and was buried in Seattle: Lake View Cemetery, King, WA 16.)


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

2 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 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 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (

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

5, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, Silas Gilbert Hoover, 29 Mar 1847.

6, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Silas Gilbert Hoover, 08 Dec 1924; citing Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio, reference fn 68233; FHL microfilm 1,992,610.

7, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, Mary Catharine Hoover, 17 Jun 1849.

8, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, George Anna Hoover, 04 Nov 1844; Birth.

9, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, Julian Amelia Hoover, 04 Apr 1841; Birth.

10, Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, John Hoover, 24 Jun 1877; citing Death, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, source ID Page 79, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,030,827.

11 Woodland Cemetery (Dayton, OH) (, Hoover, John Section 39 Lot 1966.

12 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 27 Aug 1849 edition.

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

14 1870 United States Census, John Hoover, Maryland, United States; citing p. 4, family 32.

15 Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 9 Jan 1873, page 2.

16 Find A Grave,

17 1900 United States Census, 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.

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