Mr. Hoy, who is one of the well to do and prosperous farmers of Henry county, resides on the southeast portion
of Harrison township. He is one of the men who thoroughly understand the business they pursue, and he has secured
a comfortable competence. His home place is a fertile and productive farm of eighty acres, which he has brought
to its present highly cultivated state by the exercise of great industry, perseverance and excellent management.
His improvements are of a substantial character, and everything about the place denotes prosperity and thrift.
Besides this farm he owns another tract of eighty acres near Colgate, Henry county, which is also well improved.
Mr. Hoy was born August 31, 1831. in Pennsylvania, but when quite young removed from that State to Niagara county,
New York. with his parents, George and Lydia (Kiefer) Hoy. A few years later they came to Wayne county, Ohio, and
after a short time spent in that locality, they removed to Fairfield county, this State, where both parents died.
Our subject was the second in their family of five children who reached years of maturity, and upon his father's
farm in Fairfield county he grew to manhood, becoming thoroughly familiar with the labors and duties which fall
to the lot of the agriculturist. Throughout his active business career he has engaged in the occupations of farming
and threshing, and since 1869 has carried on operations in Henry county, living upon his present farm since that
In Fairfield county, Ohio, December 17, 1857, Mr. Hoy married Miss Sarah Shaffstall, also a native of Pennsylvania,
and to them have been born seven children, as follows: Mary Ann, who wedded Lyman Hall, and died in Harrison township,
Henry county; Lydia S., wife of J. O. Blythe; Alice, wife of John Klein; Emma M., wife of Lyman Hall; George, who
died when about ten years old; Minnie M., wife of Clinton Otis; and Carrie M., wife of Doctor H. C. Burson, of
Grelton, Henry county.
Politically Mr. Hoy is identified with the Democratic party, and socially affiliates with the Grange. He has been
quite prominently identified with the interests of the community in which he lives; has capably filled the offices
of township trustee and school director, and has assisted materially in the development of his section of the county.
He bears a high character for sterling integrity, and has the confidence and respect of all who know him.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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