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 Jacob Brookover

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Jacob Brookover

  • Birth 28 Feb 1738 Germany
  • Death 1827 Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 57288560

The father of all Brookovers
All Brookovers descend from Jacob. He was born Jacob Bruckhoffer in Germany and the name was angelicalized he when came to America

Jacob Brookover was born in Germany near the river Rhine, Feb 29, 1738, and at an early age with the rest of his father's family set off for America. After a long and unfortunate voyage, lasting seventeen weeks,during which time all of the family but himself and married brother died.He stepped upon the shores of a new world and found himself a stranger in a strange land.
The ship on which he sailed was manned by a desperate crew, who attempted to starve the passengers by going far off their usual course, thinking that by so doing they could render helpless and thus obtain what valuables the passengers had in their possession. This might have succeeded but for the passengers making threats of throwing the captain overboard and seizing the vessel unless land was reached in a specified time.
Jacob Brookover learned the tailor's trade in Maryland; afterward married and raised a family of eight children. Three of his sons served in the American revolution. After the close of the war he moved to Virginia, and afterward to Ohio where he died at the age of eighty nine years.
SOURCE: Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Muskingum County Ohio History of Muskingum County Pages 398-399

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  • Originally Created by: Debe Clark
  • Added: 18 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57288560
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Brookover (28 Feb 1738–1827), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57288560, citing Fairview Church Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Gennaphyr (contributor 47698254) .