Obit: Hoover, John H. (1846 - 1924)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/17/1924

Hoover, John H. (18 JUN 1846 - 5 JAN 1924)

John H. Hoover, a pioneer of Clark County, Wis., passed away at the Wis. Veterans Home Jan. 5, 1924, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 18 days, of a combination of diseases of which he had suffered a great deal for 3 weeks. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow and two children, Mrs. Mary Severt of Merrill, Wis. and Joseph Hoover of Wausau, Wis., also 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends. Burial took place Jan. 7 at the Wis. Veterans Home, which was his wish.

Mr. Hoover was born in Wayne Co., N.Y., June 18, 1846. He enlisted in Company C. 25th New York Calvary in 1862, serving until he was wounded, then being confined in the hospital until the close of the Civil War.

On being discharge he went to his home in New York, later coming to Maple Works, Clark County, Wis., and making his home with Mr. Nelson Marsh and family for a short time. Later he bought some wild land in the town of Lynn, making a fine farm. In the year 1870 he was married to Sarah E. Pratt of Pine Valley, Clark County. To them three children were born, Thomas J., who preceded him in death, Mary Severt and Joseph Hoover, who survive.



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