Herbert Hoover, a Reminiscent Biography

Herbert Hoover, a Reminiscent Biography

Herbert Hoover, a Reminiscent Biography

Herbert Hoover, a Reminiscent Biography

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HERBERT HOOVER derives from the Colonial stock. His first established ancestor was a certain Andrew Hoover, one of three brothers who in 1740 or thereabout held farms in the uplands of Maryland. Very probably Andrew was an immigrant; we have before him no record of the name in America. Certain genealogists, on doubtful or fanciful authority, say that the Hoovers came originally from France; that one Huber, a Huguenot fleeing from persecution by the king, settled in Holland and altered his surname to fit the phonetics of his adopted country. An old family tradition relates that the Hoovers sprang from Holland and were there converted by English refugees to the Quaker faith. This name is common in all northwestern Europe; but while the French and Walloons spell it "Huber," the Germans "Hoofer or Hoefer," the Dutch and Flemish alone use the form "Hoover."

Andrew Hoover was second of these three pioneer brothers and Herbert Hoover's direct progenitor in the sixth generation. When the curtain rises on him . . .

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