HOKE, PETER, farmer, was born March 9,1830. He is a son of Philip and Maria (Fox) Hoke. His parents had eight children, three of whom, Anna, Louisa, and Benjamin, are deceased. Their living children are: Elias; Peter H.; Mary, wife of Christian Loy; Lidia, wife of John Weund, and Philip. The mother died at the age of fifty-seven, and the father at the age of seventy-five years.
Peter H. Hoke attended the district schools. He became a farmer and has always pursued this occupation. At the age of twenty-eight he was married to Ruth Ann, daughter of Elijah and Lydia Ann (Russell) Payne. They have no children, but have adopted a son, whom they have named John H. Hoke. In political views Mr. Hoke has always been a Republican. He and his family attend the Reformed church. Mr. Hoke is one of the successful and prosperous farmers of the township, and is a worthy man.
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