Amelia Eiker

Female29 June 1814–11 August 1868

Brief Life History of Amelia

When Amelia Eiker was born on 29 June 1814, in Liberty Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Meyers Eiker Sr., was 42 and her mother, Nancy Zimmerman, was 35. She married Samuel Hoover on 10 March 1835, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Hamiltonban Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Noble Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 11 August 1868, in Wabash, Indiana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Gentry Cemetery, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hoover
Amelia Eiker
Marriage: 10 March 1835
John Isaac Hoover
Barbara Ann Hoover
David Calvin Hoover
James Nevin Hoover
Sarah F Hoover
Lucy Ann Hoover
Charlotte J Hoover
Mary H Hoover
Samuel Mahon Hoover
Susan Fidelia Hoover
George Hoover

Sources (12)

  • Amelia Hoover in household of Samuel Hoover, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amelia Eicher, "Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940"
  • Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1835Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Indiana is the 19th state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 16

    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

    German: from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with agi ‘point, edge (of a sword)’.

    Perhaps an altered form of German Eicher .

    Norwegian: plural form of Eike .

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

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