There are a number of Hoover families in Ontario, Canada, but this website focuses on the descendants of Ludwig Hoover (Huber) and his wife Margaretha Graff of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and particularly three of their sons who came to Markham Twp., York Co., Ontario in the very early 1800's. Those sons were John, Martin, and Daniel Hoover.
A number of Markham history books state that Ludwig was a Swiss Mennonite, but in fact he was a German Lutheran. His wife Margaretha was Mennonite, and it appears she influenced her 3 sons because they all were part of Mennonite churches. Her son Martin became a Mennonite bishop.
Current evidence suggests that even though Ludwig was born in Ittlingen, Germany and baptized in a Lutheran church, his grandfather and great-grandfather came from Switzerland. So it seems this Hoover line was Swiss after all!
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Last updated May 20, 2011