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 Margaret “Mary Ann” <I>Yerian</I> Hover

Margaret “Mary Ann” Yerian Hover

Fayette County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Jul 1902 (aged 91)
Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Burial Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 17364051 · View Source
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Margaret was the daughter of Adam and Barbara Yerian.
She married on January 1, 1828, in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, to John Van Ness Hover.
Margaret is listed in the 1880 and 1900 census of Marshall County, Indiana.
Besides the children linked below they had:
Elizabeth Hover b.1834 OH.
Lucinda Hover b.1836 OH.
Barbara Ann Hover b.1838 OH.

Bourbon, Ind., July 10, 1902
The aged Mrs. Margaret Hover died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wolford, seven miles north of Bourbon, last Sunday, aged 91 years and 22 days. She had been ill for about four years, but was confined to her bed during only the last year.
Margaret Yarian was born June 15th, 1811 in Fayette Co., OH. She was married to John V. Hover, Jan. 1, 1828, at the age of 17, in Bellafountaine, OH., where she moved with her parents. After they were married they united with the Presbyterian Church, of which she has ever been a faithful member and was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Bourbon. She always thought it a great pleasure to attend services there when well enough to come. She was converted at the age of 16. She was the mother of 11 children, 7 girls and 4 sons, of whom 5 daughters and 1 son survive her. She has living 27 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren now; 6 of her grandsons acted as pall-bearers.
She, with her husband and family, moved to Kosciusko Co. in an early day on a large tract of land, all woods, infested with wolves and deers. Her husband was a great hunter and it was an easy matter to step out on the porch and shoot the game and see the deer playing near the house. At this time a great many Indians lived near them. In 1862 at the beginning of the war, they moved on a farm in Marshall county near Bourbon. In 1870 her husband died and since then she has made her home with her children. The old mill on Cherokee Creek, O., owned by her father and where she spent her childhood days, is still standing on the old site in good running order.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev H.E. Neff at the Sandridge Methodist Church attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. The floral offerings were beautiful and the sermon was preached from the text Mother Hover had selected long ago, "I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course."

Photos and obituary courtesy of Susan Tharp.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17364051
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret “Mary Ann” Yerian Hover (15 Jun 1811–6 Jul 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17364051, citing Sandridge Cemetery, Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Carl Bennett (contributor 46880691) .