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Jacob Hoover
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1728
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1810
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

Born in Conestoga Township; died in Rainham Township. Son of Hans Ulrich Huber. Married about 1755 in Lancaster Co, PA to Barbara Shank/Shenk/Schenk.

A plaque at the cemetery reads: "Jacob Hoover 1729 – 1810. In 1791, Jacob Hoover, a Pennsylvania Mennonite of German –Swiss descent, acquired 2,500 acres of land on both sides of Stoney Creek, thereby becoming the first settler in Rainham and Walpole Townships. Jacob, and his wife Barbara Summers, their sons and daughters, Christian, David, Abraham, Benjamin, Henry, Daniel, Mary Miller, Susannah Wolfe, Elizabeth Sternaman and their families settled in 1793. The Hoovers had followed the Loyalists to Upper Canada after the conclusion of the American War of Independence in 1783. They were noted in a local history as "among the most respected and substantial yeomen of Haldimand County." Jacob, the first to be buried in the cemetery with most of his immediate family and many descendants are at rest here. Hoover Heritage Association."

This information was listed in a history of Selkirk:

The village was built on lands originally owned by the Hoover family, the township's oldest and most important settlers. The Hoovers were a Swiss Mennonite family who, in 1791, emigrated from Pennsylvania after the American Revolutionary War. Travelling by wagon they drove along the beach of the Lake Erie shore to a site on the lake near present day Selkirk. Jacob Hoover purchased more than 2,000 acres of land along Lake Erie between Cheapside and Rainham Centre sideroads. Skilled at farming Hoover and his five sons cleared, settled land at Hoover's Point and soon became prosperous. In 1802 Jesse Hoover built the first gristmill in Walpole Township on Stoney Creek below Selkirk. Construction of an east-west road, in 1817, between Dover and Dunnville encouraged settlement to the area. 
Family links: 
  Barbara Shank Hoover (1735 - 1818)
  Christian Hoover (1756 - 1811)*
  Henry Hoover (1758 - 1809)*
  Abraham Hoover (1771 - 1831)*
  David Hoover (1774 - 1846)*
  Benjamin Hoover (1778 - 1866)*
  Daniel Hoover (1780 - 1858)*
*Calculated relationship
Rainham Mennonite Cemetery
Rainham Centre
Haldimand County
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Jan 23, 2010
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Jacob Hoover
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Jacob Hoover
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- Sue
 Added: Jul. 30, 2017

- Becky Doan
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014
my 5th great grandfather to remain in our hearts RIP
- penny Lambier/Grenier
 Added: May. 8, 2014
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