Wesley Hover

Wesley Hover, farmer, was born in Candor, N.Y., February 8, 1844.  He came with his parents to Akron, Mich., in September, 1856.  They settled in section 11, where Mr. Hover now resides, and he spent his youth mostly in improving their pioneer home and its surroundings.  Later, however, he worked as a carpenter and joiner in Bay City and elsewhere.  He and Miss Melissa Streeter, of Akron, were married May 17, 1863.  She was born in Oakland County, Mich., April 14, 1845.  They have had six children:  Hattie, Gertrude, Loren, Bertha (deceased), Ernest, and Chloe.  Mr. Hover has in his farm home eighty acres of land with sixty under cultivation.  He has apples, pears, plums, cherries and other small fruits, a commodious dwelling and other buildings, and is about to make still further additions thus increasing the conveniences of their already pleasant home.

from History of Tuscola and Bay Counties, Michigan, by H. R. Page & Co., Chicago, 1888, page 130.

Submitted by Sherrye Woodworth July 2000.

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