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    J. B. HOOVER
    From Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, Pub 1882, about persons who lived in Miami County Ohio, then went to Nebraska

    Nemaha Co, NE: J. B. HOOVER, merchant, Nemaha City, who was born in Miami County, Ohio, in 1835, is a son of Dr. Jerome Hoover and Ann (Prill) Hoover, both Virginians by birth. Dr. Hoover entered the town site of Nemaha City (320 acres) in 1854; moved thereon, with his family, in May, 1855. J. B. Hoover made a claim adjoining it to the west, and opened a stock of goods in partnership with W. H. Hoover, in 1856, and has continued in business almost constantly since. During the civil war, he was engaged in freighting to the Rocky Mountains, employing several teams and making several trips himself. His large brick house, now run by Mr. Davis as the "Hoover House," was built in 1856. Mr. Hoover married Elizabeth Tann, who died October 16, 1859, leaving a daughter--Frances. Mr. Hoover's second wife, Fannie (Simpson) Hoover, died, October 22, 1879. The only child, Frances, married P. L. Erving, of Plum Creek, Neb., and Treasurer of Dawson County. Esquire J. P. Crother and Mr. Hoover are the only original settlers of Nemaha who have stuck by it through adversity and prosperity, and are both as well known as respected.

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