Biography of Henry G. Carver
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

HENRY G. CARVER, farmer; P. O. Troy; he was born in Miami Co. on the farm where he now resides Nov. 14, 1816, and is a son of Michael and Anna (Lenon) Carver, who were both born in Pennsylvania the grandfather Carver, came from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania, where he lived and died; Michael and Anna were parents of eight children, of whom three are now living, viz., Jacob, residing in Kansas. Benjamin and Henry G.; Michael removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio and located in Miami Co. in 1799; his wife (as she afterward became), came to this State with the Knoop family in 1796: soon after his marriage, he settled upon the farm where his son Henry now lives; this land he bought from the Simmer purchase; here he commenced right in the primeval forest, and cleared up the land, enduring all the hardships and deprivations to which those early settlers were subjected; but by his labor and industry, and the help of his noble family, he was enabled, in his later days, to enjoy some of the comforts of a good farm and the home which his labors had made; he departed this life Dec. 2, 1843; his wife lived till June 6, 1850, when she, too, passed away. Mr. Carver, our subject, lived with his father till his death. On Nov. 16, 1843, he was united in marriage with Milly Knoop who was born Sept. 12, 1819; she is a a daughter of Christopher and Catharine (Shidaker) Knoops, he being a native of Pennsylvania and she of Maryland; the grandfather Knoop came from Germany; Christopher and Catharine were parents of five children, of whom four are now living, viz., James L., living in Shelby Co.; Abraham; Henry, living in Dayton, Ohio, and Milly; Mr. Carver and wife by this union, have had six children, of whom three are now living, viz., Mordecai B., George W., and Mary B., now Mrs. L. Nysewander; Mr. Carver has always remained on the home farm, where he has a fine body of land of 423 acres. mostly in cultivation, and has erected large, commodious buildings; in connection with his farm, he is also owner of a large, woolen mill, which he bought over a year ago; this sketch is the record of two of the old pioneer families of Miami Co., the Knoops being among the first settlers, and the Carvers coming about the same time; too much praise cannot he given in behalf of these hardy old pioneers, who spent their strength and their lives in bringing out from the wilderness these beautiful farms and homes; and, as we place their names and record here, we do it that the future generations may read their names and their works and Give them due remembrance and honor. Mr. Carver and wife are members of the Christian Church, having been such for twenty years.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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