Biography of Cyrus H. Hover
Allen County, OH Biographies

CYRUS H. HOVER, farmer, P. O. Kempton, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, March 5, 1822, and came to Allen County with his parents in 1833, locating at Lima, where he entered on his career of life in 1846, commencing in the foundry business. In 1850 he removed his business to Deiphos, where he remained thirteen years. He then purchased a farm in Amanda Township, and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. The greater portion of his farm was at that time wild and uncultivated, but now it is under a state of cultivation, being second to none in his township. Mr. Hover was married August 4, 1847. to Martha Past. who was born in Knox County, Ohio, August 7, 1827. and this union has been blessed with eleven children: Elizabeth C. (wife of Rev. Philip Lemasters), Laura (deceased), Joseph 0. (deceased). Mary E. (wife of H. H. Gamble), Charles A., Kate P. (wife of D. H. Crites), Bryant G., Minnie L., Florence, Ada L. (deceased) and Mattie J. Mr. Hover is a man of sound judgment, honorable and upright to a fault in all business transactions, and is one of the most influential as well as substantial farmers of his township. He is a stanch advocate of the principles of the Republican party. Religiously he and his family are identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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