Re: Mary Catherine Whipkey b. December 25, 1835 Somerset Co., Pa
Regarding your question about Elizabeth Hoop. I have been able to eliminate three of the Whipkey brothers as Elizabeth's father. The circumstantial evidence points to George Whipkey, Sr. as her father. The only shred of evidence to the contrary was the fact that David Hoop may have met Elizabeth on a visit to his brother Adam in the same township where John Whipkey, Jr. lived for a while. As a side note, Elizabeth remarried after David's death. In 1865 she married Samuel Means. She passed away in 1871. I have seen reference made to her mother having been named Mary Catherine, but can't find any evidence to support that data.