I’ve been going through Lancaster County deeds for Hoovers, taking notes and trying to attribute them to Hoover family members. Sometimes I can easily figure out who the deed belongs to; sometimes I just don’t have enough information. One deed I’ve been working on helped me catch an error in my database and straighten out a family line. All by following the inheritance of land from one generation to the next.
Daniel Hoover of Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was born ca 1783 and died sometime between 24 Sep 1850 and 17 Nov 1851. He was a carpenter and apparently had a large family that included 15 children. Here is what I learned about his family from deed records.
One of the difficulties in researching Christian Hoover has been trying to find the location of his property. Through family stories, I know he lived in Clearfield County—either Covington or Karthaus townships. But where was it really?
I’ve been curious about Christian Hoover of Heidelberg Township for a while. His will names his brothers: Jacob, Ulrich and Henry, but doesn’t provide any more information than their names. I’d really like to find more information on them to flesh out this family.
I’m accustomed to visiting the websites of state and county archives to learn more about their holdings to determine if I should plan a visit or request information by mail. Sometimes you can find quite a bit more. Such is the case with the York County Archives (Pennsylvania).
Deed records can provide information on individuals we might otherwise have known nothing about. Such is the case of Henry Hoover of Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who died circa 1832/3, single with no issue. The deeds state he was one of eight children and name the heirs of four of his siblings—Christian, Esther[?], Elizabeth[?], and Freny.
Soon everyone on the United States will be able to order LDS microfilm from the comfort of their desk chair!
Years ago I found reference to a Christian Hoover of Gaskill Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania who was drafted along with Augustus Kinter and Samuel T. Hoover during the Civil War. I’ve always wondered if this were my ancestor Christian Hoover. Today, I may have found my answer.
Almost 100 years ago on March 25th a factory fire in New York claimed 146 lives. The fire led to changes building codes, labors laws, union formations and politics. Now the final six unidentified victims have been identified.
In a previous post I wrote about connections some of my Hoovers had with the Shockey family of Washington County, Maryland. In reviewing the PDF file of Maryland Historical Magazine, volume 13, number 3, I found reference to the Shockeys again. This time in relation to counterfeit money during the Revolutionary War. I’d read about… read more