Biography of John Schoonover
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JOHN SCHOONOVER, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Franklin County, Ohio, March 8, 1827, son of Abraham and Margaret (Baker) Schoonover, natives of Virginia and Maryland, respectively, and of Dutch descent. Abraham Schoonover. who was a farmer, came to Ohio in 1831, and settled on a farm north of Findlay, this county. He reared a family of six children, three of whom are now living, John being the third in the family The subject of this sketch was reared on the farm and chose the occupation of agriculturist. He has been successful in life, and now owns 199 acres of well improved land, where he at present resides. He married, in 1851, Mary Comer, a daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Berton) Comer, natives of Virginia and Ohio, respectively, and of German descent. Isaac Comer, who was a farmer, came to this county in 1832, and settled on a farm, now owned by Jacob Wagner. located west of Findlay. He reared a family of eleven children, eight of whom are now living, Mrs. Schoonover being the sixth in the family. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Schoonover now living are Suffronia, wife of V. Powell; Samilda, wife of Fred Brobst; A. P., bookkeeper in Findlay; William Lawrence; Harvey and Clara. Our subject and wife are members of the United Brethren Church, of which he is a trustee. In politics Mr. Schoonover is a Republican. He has been school director for several terms, and township treasurer for twenty eight years.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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