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Obituary of Henry Hoover of Berrysburg

Posted By on August 21, 2013



Henry Hoover, a well known contractor and builder, died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart at his home in Berrysburg, Thursday morning, 27 February 1908.  Aged 70 years, 9 months, and 14 days.

Deceased was born at Millersburg, Pennsylvania, 13 May 1837, and married Miss Louisa Zimmerman of Jacksonville, and moved to Berrysburg about 40 years ago, since which time he has resided there,

He served in the Civil War as Private in Company A, 210th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers [210th Pennsylvania Infantry].  After his return he served his town as postmaster and school director.  He is survived by the widow, one daughter, Miss Ida Hoover, at home, and four sons, R. M. Hoover of Pennbrook, John R. Hoover at home, Oscar E. Hoover and Walter W. Hoover of Berrysburg.

Funderal services were held at his late home on Sunday and were conducted by Rev. Joseph T. Herson of Wiconisco.  Interment was made in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, west of Berrysburg

The following friends residing at a distance attended the funeral:  James Lebo, wife and daughter, Carlisle; Mrs. Sarah Bressler, Halifax; Levi Matter, Lewistown; Harry Heckman, Harrisburg; Uriah Romberger and wife, Mrs. Esther Laudermilch, Tower City; Amos Matter, wife and daughter, James Enders and wife, William Romberger and son, C. Kolva, and A. F. Thompson, Lykens.

For a previous post on Henry Hoover, see Pvt. Henry Hoover – 210th Pennsylvania Infantry.


The obituary of Henry Hoover is from the Elizabethville Echo newspaper and was found in the collection of obituaries at the Gratz Historical Society.


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