Groovers of White Deer

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.

  Thomas R.*  
  William went West
  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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