Three Generations of Stovers lived in Erwinna and four generations lived in Pipersville. They were all millers by trade, not only expanding on the millworks in Erwinna and Pipersville but purchasing and managing grist and sawmills up and down the Delaware River on both sides. They built and resided in many of the historic homes which have been preserved in Upper Bucks County including the Erwin Stover House, the Jordan Stover Homestead, and The Stover Myers Home across from the Mill on Dark Hollow Road.
John was the youngest child of Jacob and Mary Stover; Matilda (Tillie) was the firstborn of Jacob and Mary Stover. John, his wife Vergie and his sister Tillie moved into the Erwin-Stover house in 1930.