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Hoover, George, was born in the town of Hounsfield, N. Y., April 26, 1841. His education was obtained in the public schools, and he was engaged in the lumber trade until he retired in 1888. In his political choice he is a thorough Republican. His father, Eli Hoover, was born at Evans' Mills in 1812. He was educated in the schools of his day, and in 1830 married Catherine Walradt of his native place, and they had ten children: John, Alexander, Enos, Josiah. Nelson, Hiram, George (as above), Dinah, Maryette and Catherine. Mr. Hoover died in August, 1888, and his wife in July, 1888. Mr. Hoover's grandfather, Peter Hoover, was born in the Mohawk valley, whence the family came to this county. Ancestry of the family is of good old Dutch stock on both sides.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898