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John Peter and Catherine Clover Hist.
Posted by: Robert Clover from Okla/Ks Date: January 24, 1999 at 19:21:51
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this is what i have as the history in the very beginning, i was wondering if anyone had anything to add or correct to this, or if someone had any earlier accounts before they immigrated..?? Thanks Robert Clover

The Clover Family
About 1752, John Peter Clover, with his wife, Catherine Sharpe, a native of Holland, immigrated from Prussia to America and settled at Clover Hill in New Jersey, arriving at Port Philadelphia on September 15, 1752


John Peter Clover was a native of Prussia, who decided to immigrate to America. He was a blacksmith and there was a law in Prussia that blacksmiths were not allowed to leave the country. He, in some way, evaded the officials and with his wife, Catherine Sharpe who was a native of Holland, came to America in 1752. They settled at a place now known as Clover Hill, in Unterdon County, New Jersey. They had a family of eleven children. At the time of settling at Clover Hill, the indians were numerous and hostile. The Clover family took their rifles with them to the fields in case of a sudden attack from the woods. It was in the midst of these surroundings that the family of John Peter Clover was raised. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the sons were young men and served in the army of both states. At just what time the family crossed the Delaware into Pennsylvania is not known, but the finally immigrated west. From Cumberland County, they came to Mifflin County, and then finally to Clarion County Pennsylvania in 1814. They resided there until the death of John Peter Clover in 1831. No data of his wife has been secured, but both are buried in the Cecedar Cemetery at the top of Brush Run, near Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania.

John Peter Clover
B. 1728 Hanover, Germany
D. 1831, Mechanicsville Pennsylvania Interred, Cecedar Cemetery, Mechanicsville Pennsylvania
M. Catherine Sharpe, 1747 or 1750
B. 1730, Holland
D. 1798, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania Interred, Cecedar Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

Family of John Peter and Catherine Clover

John Peter and Catherine Clover had eleven children. They are listed as follows:
1. Peter Clover
B. 1748, Hanover Germany
D. 1815
M. Sarah Emmons

2. Paul Clover
B. 1750, New Jersey
D.1850
M1. May Pierson
M2. Nancy Metler

3. Mary Clover
B. 1752 New Jersey
D.
M. Jacob Kanine, 1771

4. Catherine Clover
B. 1754, New Jersey
D.
M. Peter Apgar, 1775

5. Sarah Clover
B. 1756, New Jersey
D. 1828
M. William Corbett 1777

6. Phillip Clover
B. June 12, 1778 New Jersey
D.
M. Mary Cooper 1799

7. Elizabeth Clover
B. 1765, New Jersey
D.
M. Samuel Anderson, 1783

8. Alma Clover
B. 1765, New Jersey
D. 1830
M. George Wray

9. Eliza Clover
B. 1768, New Jersey
D. 1833
M. John Kinney, 1789

10. John Clover
B. 1773, New Jersey
D. 1835
M. Margaret Metler, 1794

11. Isac Clover
B. 1775 New Jersey
D. 1840
No Marriages listed.


After the death of his father, John Peter Clover, and according to Old English Law, Peter Clover inherited all the property and the other children were forced to shift for themselves. Paul Clover, second son of John Peter Clover, was the first settler in Pike Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Like his father he was a blacksmith, but later sold his blacksmith shop and engaged in the hotel business at what is now known as Curwensville, Pennsylvania. He was living there at the time of his death from cancer of the lip. He had six sons and five daughters. After his death, his widown, Nancy Metler Clover, went to Clarion County Pennsylvania where others of the family settled and a few years later with five of her sons and one daughter immigrated to the state of Indiana and settled on the Wabash River, near Clinton in Vermillion County, Indiana. Here Mrs. Clover and three of her sons died. One son and one daughter went to Galveston, Texas, where after a number of years, Both passed away. Another son located in Grundy County, Illinois, where he died and his children, ten in number, are scattered through the west.


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