Tanning – a side business for the Hoover family and not a place to get a tan from a tanning bed as many think of it today - but that is the term for making leather. Henry’s son Daniel worked with his father, learned the skillful process of taking an animal skin (from a cow, deer or pig) and turning it into quality oak leather (most desired, highest quality in leather). Henry and Dan often produced leather on the barter system. Dan is the father of Hoover Company founder, William H. "Boss"  Hoover and Henry young Will's grandfather.

 

Tanning – a side business for the Hoover family and not a place to get a tan from a tanning bed as many think of it today - but that is the term for making leather. Henry’s son Daniel worked with his father, learned the skillful process of taking an animal skin (from a cow, deer or pig) and turning it into quality oak leather (most desired, highest quality in leather). Henry and Dan often produced leather on the barter system. Dan is the father of Hoover Company founder, William H. "Boss"  Hoover and Henry young Will's grandfather.