Thanks to the sleuthing of some family members on the ground in Pennsylvania, I believe we finally know where Christian Hoover’s farm was located. Turns out, I wasn’t too far off in my guessing!
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Samuel Thomas Hoover of Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Here’s part two of Thomas Kinnard’s estate records. (You can read part one here.) In pursuance of a writ of Partition or valuation on the Real Estate of Thomas Kinnard late of Burrel [sic] Township Deceased by the Orphan’s Court of the County of Armstrong granted and to R M Kiskaden Esq High Sheriff of […]
Petition of Benjamin F. Kinnard for Partition of the Estate of Thomas Kinnard late of Burrell Township, Deceased To the Honorable the Judges of the Orphans Court in and for the county of Armstrong in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ~ The Petition of Benjamin F. Kinnard of the said County Respectfully Showeth that he is […]
Reuben Hart Hoover, son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover, was born in 1854, probably in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania and died 5 Mar 1900 of consumption. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. He married Emma Clara Coleburn, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (___) Coleburn about 1875, most likely […]
Samuel Thomas HOOVER, son of Christian and Caroline (KINNARD) HOOVER, was born 18 Feb 1857, possibly in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania and died 18 Aug 1930 in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He married sometime between Feb and Sep 1879 Victoria WALKER, daughter of Jacob C. and Mary (ECKLEY) WALKER. She was born 9 […]
Christian L. Hoover was born sometime between 1820 and 1826 in Pennsylvania. [1,2] His son, Simon’s death certificate is more specific. It states the Christian was born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania.  It is possible that Christian was the son of Philip and Hannah (Thomas) Hoover of Plumcreek township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania. Christian died in […]
In researching my HOOVER family line, I’ve always hit a brick wall at my great-great-great-grandfather Christian HOOVER. He seemed to appear almost from nowhere. Family history regarding Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover was vague and sometimes contradictory. Here’s what the older family members recall about the Hoover family, specifically regarding Christian: Christian was one of […]
The Christian Hoover homestead, possibly in Karthaus or Covington township, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania. The exact location is not known.