Biographical and Historical Memoirs
of Adams, Clay, Hall
and Hamilton Counties, Nebraska
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1890
Press of John Morris Company
Mr. Hoevet was born in Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany, on June 3, 1832, being a son of William and Frederica (Smith) Hoevet, both of whom were born in Germany, and there resided until their death. The father was born on November 14, 1779 and died Septemeber 13, 1832, the grandfather's birth occurring in 1736, and his death in 1808. Mr. Hoevet is in possession of the genealogy of his family, which traces it back to the year 1139, and many members of the family were men of prominence. Charles Hoevet is the youngest of nine children, of whom four are still living: William, George, August and himself. After serving an apprenticeship of four years in the mercantile business, Mr. Hoevet emigrated to this country, arriving here in June, 1852, and chose farming for his calling; he staid a few years in Indiana, then located in Kankakee County, Ill., where he made his home until the spring of 1880, when he came to Nebraska and settled on the farm he now occupies. His marriage to Miss Elizabeth Ritter took place in 1859, she being the daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Hamman) Ritter, who were born in Ohio. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hoevet, of whom seven are living at present: Louis, Charles, Delia, Otto, Edward, Albert and Floyd. Mr. Hoevet has been a Republican in politics since the organization of the Republican party, has held offices of trust in Illinois, and is at present a menber of the county board of Clay County.
26 Jun 2000: Above biography submitted by William H. Hoevet <email@example.com> who adds the following information: Dr. Anja Alert's chart indicates his birth name was Karl Friedrich Hövet. Germans to America reference by Susan Schwinn (RJNK73B) 10/25/91 ship "Deutchland" Hamburg-NY arr 21 June 1852 Hoevet, C., 20, male, merchant, from Germany, destination USA.
Additional biographical material (Charles Hoevet & Louis Hoevet bios) can be found in History Reminiscense and Biography of Western Nebraska. Chicago, Alden Publishing Company, 1909.
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