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Elias Hoover (1823-1892)

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John Hoover, son of Henry and Margaret, was born in 1780 in Pennsylvania, as the revolution had disrupted their lives. In any case he came to Canada about 1803 with brother David and Henry and sisters Ann and Elizabeth to the Rainham area, Haldimand county.

In 1815 John married Rachel Dils (1789-1875) in Rainham, Haldimand County. Rachel was the daughter of Adam Dils and Christine Bellas. Rachel was one of the fourteen children, six brothers and eight girls. John and Rachel had five children in the 1828 Gainsborough census. Their four sons were Josiah(Joseph), William H., John D., and Elias (the subject of this biography).

Elias Hoover, born December 1823 in Rainham married Minerva Guiline Bradshaw born April 24, 1829 in Pelham. They married in 1850 in Gainsborough township.

They had three children Isobel Hoover born 1851, Austin Hoover born in Wainfleet December 25, 1852 and died January, 15, 1856. He was buried in Oakwood cemetery, Wainfleet.  David Dexter Hoover born September 7, 1857 in Wainfleet.

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