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Catharine HOOVER

Female Abt 1819 - Bef 1866  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Catharine HOOVER  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1819  , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • In the1920 census (son) William states Catharine was born in Indiana
    Gender Female 
    Burial 1860 Allen County, Indiana census lists Catharine as age 41 (b. Indiana), son Thomas as age 14 (b. Ohio), son William as age 7 (b. Ohio), son Patrick as age 4 (b. Ohio), and a Meary Stilts as age 14, born in Ohio. Meary’s relationship to the family is unknown, but Catharine's son Henry married Margaret Stilts in 1859. There was no mention of Andrew; who could have been off working, or possibly may have died in 1858 as postulated. There is a Daniel Stilts family in Marion County, Indiana with numerous children shown in the 1860 census. Mary’s age of 14 fits into this family--but children on both sides of her are shown as born in Wirtenburg (there is a WITTENBURG, Germany). There are also three children in Randoph County, Indiana who live with others. One child, age 14, resides in the Allen County Poor House. Catharine may have taken in Mary to help with her children, and providing Mary with a place to live.
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    In the Guardianship Papers for Alice and her brother there is mention of a Mr. Eisaman being guardian. Also a Mary Stilts/Stiltz lived with Catharine and was listed on a census return. In the 1880 Columbia City Census there is a Jerry Eisaman, age 35, listed with a wife Mary and children Albert, Edwin, Francis and Melom. Living with them is Mary Stiltz, age 73, listed as Mother. Mary was born in Pennsylvania, as was her son Jerry Eisaman. Jerry was a gunsmith.
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    From Dorothy Boulware, tombowdb@verizon.net, “If your Hoover research ever runs into a John, Christian or an Arvilla Hoover who lived in Stark and Tuscarawas counties ca 1880’s and 1900’s let me know.” (October 3, 2006) 
    Died Bef Apr 1866 
    • Probably Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Notes 
    • Research indicated Catharine was born in Fayette County, Indiana. Further research needed to verify this--but land acquisition records for Daniel Hoover indicate his arrival in Fayette County before 1821. In the 1860 Aboit Twp., Allen Co., Indiana census, Catharine lists her age as 41. Therefore, she appears to have been born in about 1819.
    Person ID I34  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2010 

    Father Daniel HOOVER,   b. 1794, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1841, , Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Polly PATTON,   b. Abt 1795, , Butler County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1878, , Shelby County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1817  , Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID AFB9E14D10314B4DA49308664E7421F8EF9D 
    Photos
    Marriage record of Daniel Hoover and Polly Patton
Franklin County, Indiana Territory
    Marriage record of Daniel Hoover and Polly Patton Franklin County, Indiana Territory
    License issued and returned December 27, 1817
    Wedding performed by James Smith
    Some controversy exists over the location of this wedding, with some believing it occurred in Ohio. This document proves definitively that the marriage occurred in Indiana.
    Histories
    History and Photo of the current New Bethel Baptist Church
    History and Photo of the current New Bethel Baptist Church
    This church was first organized in 1828, and it's location is only a mile or so from the Patton and Hoover farms. Much research has gone into this church--but we are still unsure if it was a church that the Hoovers or Pattons attended. Most likely, it is not--but research is continuing.
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet

    Family Andrew RILEY (REILLY),   b. Abt 1815, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1844  , Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Source: Marriages, 1831-1870, Fayette County, Indiana records, Book E, OS Page 157
      Part I, Grooms, Part II, Brides.
      Compiled by Ruth M. Sie
      Book E, Page 157
    _UID E912AB18DDD44B609BCA449EDFA11A4F4AE4 
    Children 
     1. Henry RILEY "REILEY",   b. Abt 1840, , , Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1863, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Thomas George RILEY,   b. Dec 1845, , Stark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1902, Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Bridget RILEY,   b. Abt 1848, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William A. RILEY,   b. 15 Jun 1851, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1923, , Cass County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Patrick RILEY,   b. Abt 1856, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Deed of Conveyance
Andrew and Catharine Reilly
Issued in 1855--Allen County property
    Deed of Conveyance Andrew and Catharine Reilly Issued in 1855--Allen County property
    Deed of Conveyance--November 31, 1855\
    Andrew Reilly and Catharine Reilly to George W. Chapman

    Catharine Riley and Andrew Riley her husband of Huntington County, in the state of Indiana Conveys and Warrants to George W. Chapman of Huntington County in the state of Indiana for the sum of fifteen hundred dollars the following Real Estate in Allen County in the state of Indiana to wit. a part of the section of land granted by the United States to Ann Hackley by Treaty with the Miami Nation of Indians AD 1826 and designated as follows. Beginning at the North corner of a tract of land owned by John (Yesks ?) in 1854 in said records in Said County of Allen running thence South Sixty five degrees and fifteen minutes East nineteen chains & twenty three links to the centre of the State road leading from Fort Wayne to (Seo ?) thence on the line of Said Road north forty Two degrees and forty five minutes East Twenty Two chains and fifty Eight Links to the corner thence north thirty seven degrees thirty minutes West thirty five chains and eight links to a corner on the land of the Saint Joseph River thence down the banks of said River by the meanderings of the River to a point opposite the place of beginning thence south sixty five degrees fifteen inutes East to the exact place of beginning Conlaining one hundred and Ten Acres of land more or less. In testimony whench the said Catharine Reilly and Andrew Reilly have hereunto set their hand and seals this 21st day of November 1855.

    Catharine X Reilly (Seal)
    (her mark)
    Andrew Reilly (Seal)


    State of Indiana )
    Huntington County)

    Before me Sarah J. Ginn an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County this 20th day of November 1855 Catharine Reilly and Andrew Reilly her husband acknowledge the execution of the annexed Deed witness my hand and nub.
    \
    Sarah S. Ginn
    Justice of the Peace
    (Seal)
    Satellite image of Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana
    Satellite image of Roanoke, Huntington County, Indiana
    This map shows a current view of the property purchased by Catharine and described in the Roanoke Deed.
    Sandy Township Plat Map
Sandy Township, Stark County, Ohio in 1930
    Sandy Township Plat Map Sandy Township, Stark County, Ohio in 1930
    Deed of Conveyance:  
  Lot 18, Town of Magnolia, Stark County, Ohio
  3 December 1849
    Deed of Conveyance: Lot 18, Town of Magnolia, Stark County, Ohio 3 December 1849
    To all to whom their presents shall come, greeting: Know y that I William Harkness of Carroll County, Ohio for the consideration of four hundred dollars, received to my full satisfaction of Andrew Reiley, of Stark County, do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto him the said Andrew Reiley and to his heirs one lot of ground in the town of Magnolia in Stark County aforesaid which said lot is distinguished on the maps of said town, as recorded in the Recorder's Office for said County, by the number eighteen with the ~~~~~ \
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    To have and to hold the said lot of ground with the privileges and appurtenances , to him the said Andrew Reiley, his heirs and assigns forever to him and their own, proper use and ( ). And also him the said William Harness, does for himself heirs, Executors and administrators, covenants with the said Andrew Reiley, his heirs and assigns that at, and until the unsealing of these presents, was well ( ) of the premises, as a good and indefensible estate in fee simple, and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner an form as is above written and that the same is free of all incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore, he the s aid William Harkness, do by these presents find himself and his heirs forever to warrant and defend the above bargainee and grantee premises to him the said Andrew Reiley his heirs and assigns, against all claims and demands whatsoever. In witness where of I hereunto set my hand and seals the twenty fourth day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
    Signed, sealed and delivered
    Witness
    ( ) Jas. M Lang
    A. Hamilton William Harkness, (seal)

    *******

    State of Ohio
    Stark County Before me a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid personally comes William Harkness, and acknowledges the above deed of conveyance to be his voluntary act and deed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of May one thousand eight hundred and forty nine..
    This Dec 3, 1849, and recorded the b.
    Andrew Hamilton (seal)
    George H___kd Recorder (_______ _________)
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Old Schoolhouse--
Collapsed after years of neglect
    Old Schoolhouse-- Collapsed after years of neglect
    This old schoolhouse is just a pile of rubbish today, but it dates back many years and may have been the schoolhouse that Catharine attended--although insufficient information is available to credibly date the structure at the present time.
    New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
Fayette County, Indiana
    New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Fayette County, Indiana
    This Church was constructed soon after the birth of Catharine, being located about 1/4 mile to the north of the Daniel Hoover Farm. No direct link has been established; but regardless of any possible religious involvement the church likely was a very familiar aspect of Catharine's life. Current investigation of this church, with Merle Rummel, Professor of History in Fayette County, could possibly link this church to the New Bethel Church of the Church of the Brethren in the Hoover time frame. For interesting reading on this church and life on the Indiana frontier of the early-middle 1800's--see Mr. Rummel's book "Four Mile Church of the Brethren" available online.
    www.cob-net.org

    Histories
    1860 Plat Map of Aboite Township, Wayne County, Indiana
    1860 Plat Map of Aboite Township, Wayne County, Indiana
    For research purposes, this map will permit a future study to determine where Catharine and family lived as reported in the 1860 federal census. It appears that Andrew, her husband, was likely dead by this time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S151] 1860 Federal Census, Aboite Township, Allen County, Indiana--Ft. Wayne post office.

    2. [S46] 1850 Federal Census, Sandy, Lake Twp, Stark County, Ohio, USA.

    3. [S281] (Unknown).

    4. [S89] Indiana Marriages, 1800-1941, Indiana, WPA.