Samuel Evan Hoge was my great grandfather. My father tried to do some research in the 1990's, pre internet, and I inherited his notes. Samuel's parents were John and Mary Hoge, but that was as far back as my father got. I met his second wife Julia Rayhill Hoge (my great grandmother) in 1951 and/or 1952 she was 99. She had moved to Columbus to stay with my grandfather.
John & Mary had 11 children: Zimmer(?) Hoge b. Aug 15, 1814 Jonathan Hoge b. June 20, 1816 Elizabeth Hoge b. March 1, 1818 Sarah Hoge b. Feb 9, 1820 Lewis Hoge b. April 24, 1822 William Hoge b. April 15, 1824 Nancy Ann Hoge b. Oct. 5 1826 Jackson Hoge b. July 6, 1828 Samuel Evan Hoge b. Oct 14, 1831 (or Sept 16, 1831 per obituary) d. Dec 28, 1902 Crawford Hoge b. May 1, 1834 Steward Hoge b. Oct 21 1836
Per the hand typed copy of Samuel's obituary in the Canton Daily Register of Canton, IL: He was born in Pennsylvania, his family moved to Ohio for 18 years, then to California MO until 1888, then to Canton IL until 1896 then to Springfield IL. Married twice in 1860 to Susan Smallwood of California MO and in 1880 to Julia Rayhill of Belleville, IL He had 6 children Wallace, Frank, Albert (my grandfather), Ida, Gertrude, and Helen. It says he was a city attorney in California, MO, sheriff of Moniteau County, and postmaster of California MO for 14 years. He was a building contractor in Canton, IL.
Julia Rayhill was born Jan 23, 1853 I have a list of her siblings if you are interested.
Note: I spend the winters in Florida so I won't be able to access my fathers notes for awhile.