Hoover Family

An eight year old boy poses for a portrait in 1881 with his younger sister and older brother.
Herbert Hoover (center) at age 8 with his younger sister Mary and older brother Theodore, 1881

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site


Lou Henry Hoover

Herbert Hoover's journey along what he called the "slippery road of public life" was not traveled alone. At his side was his wife, Lou. Learn more »

Jesse Hoover

Jesse Hoover, father of the future president, earned a living in his blacksmith shop and later opened a farm implement business. The new shop was the first in town to manufacture barbed wire. Learn more »

Hulda Hoover

After his father's death, Herbert Hoover's mother Hulda earned and saved money for the children's schooling. She also became a Quaker minister. Learn more »

Hoover Genealogy

The Hoover and Minthorn families were among the early West Branch settlers. See an abridged family tree »

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P.O. Box 607
West Branch, IA 52358


(319) 643-2541

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