I’ve finally added the revised family pages for George Hoover (ca 1766-1847) of Fayette County, son of Andrew and Catharine (___) Hoover and George Hoover (ca 1735/40-1813) of Armstrong county, son of Michael Hoover. These pages—especially George Hoover of Armstrong County—include some substantial changes from their prior versions, so descendants of Christian Hoover, William Matthias Kern Jr., Johan Adam Waltenbaugh, Peter Kern, Peter Dedrow/Tedrow, Martin Kerbaugh, and Philip Weitzel/Whitesel please take note. I’ve also updated the Andrew Hoover Jr. of Fayette County page to include the new information regarding his wife.
I am currently expanding my research to include Hoovers in Frederick/Washington County, Maryland and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There are at least three Hoover families in the same area in Maryland at approximately the same time of interest to me—Johannes Huber of Necessity (the Hoover vacuum family line), Andreas Huber (later of Fayette County), and Michael Huber (later of Bedford County) and several of his sons. Although it is unknown if there was actually a familial relationship between these groups, I find the possibility intriguing. After all, Andreas Huber named his first land purchase in Maryland “Cousins Obligation.” It makes me wonder who was the cousin and what was the obligation?
Do you have ties to the Hoover families of Frederick and Washington counties? If so, please drop me a line.