Nicholas Gruber, son of Adam and Helene Gruber of Germany, was born in 1700 in Palatinate Germany. Died 1774 in Bucks County, PA. His children with wife 1 (?) were Phillip (d. 1773, had son Adam Kruger), Nicholas, Mary Barbara, Anna Elizabeth (m. Lorentz Schick), and by a second wife (Juliana Wilfronica Veronica Long), Charity Charlotte who m. Herman Shuman.
2nd son, Nicholas Kruger, m. Charity Gertrude ? and their children were: Juliana, Maria Magdalena (m. Elias Scholl), Margaret, Nicholas, and Phillip (father of Elizabeth, Peter, Elias, John, Adam, Joseph, and Andrew, all born in Bucks County).
Nicholas Groover (1799-Oct. 1882) married Susannah Rufe (4/3/1806-1867?), both of whom were born, raised and married in Bucks county, PA. They raised 9 children. Both are buried at White Deer, PA.
|Mary*||married James Yost|
|Samuel (see below)||married Leah Reed|
|Nicholas Groover (1799-1882)||Eli*||moved to Iowa|
|Susannah Rufe (1806-1867)||Rufus||died as a child|
|Aaron||died as a child|
|Sarah||married Isaac Reber|
|Henry (see below)|
Samuel Groover, b. 1833, d. 1866, married Leah Reed, daughter of John Valentine Reed and Lavina ?, b. 1835, d. 1868. They had 7 children*: Mary Lavina, James, William Henry, Susannah, Eli, Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie), and Catherine, all of whom were raised by other family members after their parents' early deaths. Both Samuel & Leah are buried at White Deer, PA.
Sallie Groover (4/12/1864-5/9/1951) married John William Jows (11/17/1868-5/3/1952) on Nov. 23, 1890 in West Milton, Union county, PA. They settled in Milton, Northumberland County, PA, and raised 6 children.*
Henry Groover, b. 2/6/1843, d. 6/6/1927 in Lewisburg, PA, was the last surviving child of the family when he died at age 84. He married Mary Jane Shively and they had 3 children*.
*I have more information on all children - please contact me if interested in learning more.
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