John Henry Hovermale

about 1812–18 April 1867 (Age 55)
Ridge, Morgan, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Hovermale was born about 1812, in Ridge, Morgan, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Christian Hovermale, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 25. He married Ann Lydia Shirley on 31 August 1829, in Morgan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 18 April 1867, at the age of 55.

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John Henry Hovermale
Ann Lydia Shirley
Marriage: 31 August 1829
John Daniel Hovermale

Spouse and Children

31 August 1829
Morgan, West Virginia, United States


    John Daniel Hovermale


Parents and Siblings

    John Christian Hovermale


    Elizabeth Miller




+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of North German or Dutch Havermehl, metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of oatmeal ( compare German Habermehl ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Hovermale, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Henry Hovermale, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Henry Hovermale, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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