I am a descendent of the Cooks, Novingers and Shoops. I remember visiting Ollie Novinger when I was a cihld. Miles was my great grandfather, my grandfather being Ezra.
If you would like to ask me any questions, I have that line pretty well nailed down. Also, there is a yearly reunion in Novinger, MO (just a small town outside of Kirksville) where the Novingers, Shoops, Shotts, etc get together. It was just the first of this month (October). Anyway, I am currently back in Adair County and if you need any help, let me know. Dan Cook. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org