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Descendants of Hiram Conover (386643)

Generation One

563. Hiram1 Conover (386643) was born circa 1819 New York; m. Mary Gray (386644).

He was shown in the census on July 25, 1850 as a laborer.

Hiram Conover (386643) and Mary Gray (386644) appeared on the census of July 25, 1850 Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He was shown in the census on August 1, 1860 as a farmer.

Hiram Conover (386643) and Mary Gray (386644) appeared on the census of August 1, 1860 Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin; real estate value 2,000.00, personal property 650.00.

Hiram Conover (386643) and Mary Gray (386644) appeared on the census of July 29, 1870 Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin; real estate value 10,000.00, personal property 4,900.00. He was shown in the census on July 29, 1870 as a farmer.

Mary Gray (386644) was born circa 1823 New York.

Children of Hiram1 Conover (386643) and Mary Gray (386644) were as follows:

Generation Two

564. Seth Henry2 Conover (386638) was born January 12, 1849 Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin; m. Louisa (Unknown) (386639) circa 1872; d. September 8, 1931 Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Michigan, at age 82.

He was also known as Henry Conover.

Seth Henry Conover (386638) and Louisa (Unknown) (386639) appeared on the census of June 10, 1880 Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He was shown in the census on June 13, 1900 as a cheese businessman.

Seth Henry Conover (386638) and Louisa (Unknown) (386639) appeared on the census of June 13, 1900 Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin; 5 children, 4 living.

Seth Henry Conover (386638) and Louisa (Unknown) (386639) appeared on the census of January 6, 1920 Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He estate was administered by his daughter Amuy Conover circa January 21, 1932. The town of Conver, Wisconsin was named after him.

Conover is situated in the town of the same name, or in Section 4, Township 41 north of Range 10 east. It is on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, which here sends off a branch line to the bustling village of Phelps some eight miles or more to the eastward. The place was named after Seth Conover of Plymouth. In 1902, aside from lumbermen, there were not more than two or three actual settlers in the surrounding town, the Reed Brothers--Chas. P. and Gust-being about the first, though in the village there was a Catholic mission served by the priest at Eagle River. In 1913 George C. Dobbs and his brother Fred H., under the firm name of Dobbs Bros., established a general store in Conover and operated it together until February, 1921, since which time George C. has been the sole proprietor. He has been postmaster since 1921 and has seen the office advance from fourth to third class. His present store building, a substantial brick structure, was erected in 1918. Mr. Dobbs also keeps a hotel. Charles H. Blohm, the present sheriff of Vilas County, also resides in Conover, having moved to the village from a farm in 1917. His ordinary business is that of well drilling and the installation of pumps and water systems. It was through his efforts that the town of Conover was set off in 1907. The village is ten miles north of Eagle River, which is the banking point. It enjoys the convenience of telegraph, telephone and express service. It is small but boasts a name well known in Vilas County. The Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church in Section 23, town of Conover, was organized Oct. 26, 1903, at the home of August Ostenberg, by Rev. N. Gibson, then pastor at Ironwood, Mich. Four families united at the organization. The Blue Grass Land Co. donated 40 acres of land, upon which the cemetery is located. For years the organization remained as a mission and pastors from Ironwood and Bessemer, Mich., and from Rhinelander and Prentice, Wis., took care of it until 1919, in which year a pastorate was formed with the Immanuel Church at Rhinelander, which union still exists. The Rev. Walter Lindberg was its first permanent pastor, coming to the pastorate in 1920. Rev. R. J. Alstatt came to the pastorate in 1922 and is still serving. In 1915 a four-acre tract was purchased on Pioneer Lake, with a 300-foot frontage. On March 16, 1916, ground was broken for the building of a church. As the pioneers affiliated with this church were not financially able to push the work very fast, work on the building has been done little by little as funds were raised, and in 1919 the church was used for worship, although not finished at that time, and at present not fully completed. The church has experienced a steady growth, numbering at present about 100 communicant members and a total membership of around 150. The Sunday school has an enrollment of about 50. The Ladies' Aid and the Luther League are very active organizations.

Louisa (Unknown) (386639) was born in September, 1852 Illinois.

Children of Seth Henry2 Conover (386638) and Louisa (Unknown) (386639) were as follows:

Generation Three

565. Dr. John L.3 Conover (386642) was born May 27, 1882 Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin; m. Hattie L. (Unknown) (429218) circa April, 1910; m. Athe (Unknown) (429219); m. Jessie Mae Powell (429214), daughter of Joseph Allen Powell (429215) and Alice May McReynolds (429216), September 6, 1940 Saint Louis,, Missouri.

Dr. John L. Conover (386642) and Hattie L. (Unknown) (429218) appeared on the census of April 19, 1910 North Crandon, Forest County, Wisconsin. He was shown in the census on April 19, 1910 as a doctor.

Dr. John L. Conover (386642) and Athe (Unknown) (429219) appeared on the census of January 7, 1920 Rapid River, Delta County, Michigan. He was shown in the census on January 7, 1920 as a physician, surgeon.

Hattie L. (Unknown) (429218) was born circa 1892 Wisconsin.

There were no children of Dr. John L.3 Conover (386642) and Hattie L. (Unknown) (429218).

Athe (Unknown) (429219) was born circa 1894 Wisconsin.

Children of Dr. John L.3 Conover (386642) and Athe (Unknown) (429219) were:

Jessie Mae Powell (429214) was born on April 6, 1906 Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri.

Children of Dr. John L.3 Conover (386642) and Jessie Mae Powell (429214) were:




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