DANIEL L. STOVER-- Is a prominent farmer on section 10 in the township of Lincoln. He was born where he now resides, June 21, 1851, and is the only surviving child of his parents. Daniel Stover, his father, was born in Pa., and was descended from a family of German Origin. He came when unmarried, to Ogle County, and some time after his arrival here, was married Jan. 21, 1847 to Hannah Long. She was a native of Washington County, Maryland, and her parents were also of German extraction. She came to Illinois with her father and mother when she was in her young womanhood, and settled with the members of their family in what is the present Lincoln Township. Her father died in the township Sept. 10, 1876, aged 58 years. The mother is still living and is an inmate of the household of her son. She is 63 years old. Mr. Stover is the youngest child and was reared in the township where he was born. He was a pupil in the common schools of the county. After the homestead, which contains 240 acres, and besides the business of an ordinary farmer, he is also interested in raising stock. March 19, 1876, he was married to Caroline Ruppert. She was born in Floyd Co., Ind., at New Albany, and the date of her birth was Mar. 6, 1857. She is the daughter of John and Catherine (Stackley) Ruppert. Her parents were born in Germany and came to the United States after their marriage. They landed in this country and made their first stay in Indiana. In 1867 they came to Illinois and located at Forreston. The father was a stone-mason by trade and followed that business after he settled at Forreston. Mrs. Stover is one of the younger children of a family of eight. Four of them are now deceased. She is herself the mother of five children and two of them are deceased. SAMUEL J.; NORA C.; and SUSAN M.; are the names of the living. ESTHER H.; and ADELLA are deceased. Mr. Stover is a Republican of decided principles. He and his wife are members of the Dunkard Church.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Ogle County, Chapman Bros., Chicago, Illinois, May 1886, pages 370-371

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