The Olver Family

A Family History

Elizabeth Jane Olver

Was born on 21st May 1822 and was baptised in St Pinnock, Liskeard, Cornwall on June 9th 1822.

Elizabeth [8]  his parents John [40]  and Sarah [38] and siblings  Thomas [16], William [12], Richard [10], Edmund [9], Sarah [7], George [5], Francis [4], James [2] and Daniel [1] arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 20 June 1831. They travelled on the Ship Thames from London, England. John and Thomas were listed with an occupation of Agriculturist. The journey took about 7 weeks to complete.

Elizabeth Jane married a William DICKOVER during 1844.

William DICKOVER - was born on 15th December 1819.

On the 1st day of June 1870 William [50] a Brick Mason and Elizabeth [47] Keeping House and their children Maria [24], George [21] a Brick Mason and Hattie [8] were living in the 3rd Ward, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvanis, United States.

Elizabeth Jane died on 30 August 1893 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania and was buried in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA.

William died on May 9th 1912 aged 92 years and was buried in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA.

History of Luzerne County Pennsylvania
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
S. B. Nelson & Co., Publishers, 1893 (no copyright)

WILLIAM DICKOVER, contractor and brick manufacturer, Wilkes-Barre, was born in that city, December 15, 1819, a son of George and Catherine (Reimer) Dickover.

His father was a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, a son of a Revolutionary soldier, and a mason by trade. About the year 1810, he settled in Wilkes-Barre, where he resided until his death. His wife was a daughter of Henry Reimer, of Luzerne county, Pa., and by her he had nine children: Henry, George, Elizabeth (Mrs. Peter Stroh), William, Catherine (Mrs. Amos Sands), Louisa (Mrs. Miles Barnum), John, Charles and Mary (Mrs. Oscar Lewis).

Our subject was reared in Luzerne county where he has always resided. He learned the bricklayer's and plasterer's trades, and since 1850 has been a prominent contractor in that line of business; since 1871 he has been engaged in the manufacture of brick. In 1844 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John and Sarah (Aunger) Oliver, of Wayne county, Pa., and by her has had four children: Maria, Lavinia (Mrs. H. L. Moore), George T., and Hattie H. (Mrs. J. B. Howell).

Mr. Dickover , with one exception, is the oldest native-born citizen of the borough of Wilkes-Barre. He is member of the M.E. Church and I.O.O.F. Politically he is a Republican, and has served three terms as poor director for the central district of Luzerne county.

Family Connections


John Olver

Sarah Aunger

George Dickover

Catherine Reimer



Catherine Levenia