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 Henry Cyrus Hoy

Born - January 14, 1843

Centre County, Pennsylvania

Married -  February 9,  1865

Centre County, Pennsylvania
Died - January 5,  1914

Marble Rock, Union Township, Floyd County, Iowa
Buried - January 7, 1914

Clay Cemetery, Kent Township, Bremen 

Jo Davies County, Illinois




Back Row - Left to Right - Isaac Pierce, William George, Samuel Erb, Joseph Josiah,

 Cora Etta, Hattie L Hester,

Front Row: Henry Cyrus Sitting, Herbert Albert on his Lap.

Lucinda, Cyrus "Doc" Elliot,  James Nelson.


Photograph and Lucinda's Obituary Courtesy of Robert Ray "Bob" Hoy,

Great - Great - Grandson  of Henry Cyrus & Lucinda (Betts) Hoy

Great - Grandson of James Nelson & Kathryne Ann (Herald) Hoy

Henry Hoy, was reared and educated in his native county, acquiring a substantial education in the district schools; and, on the home farm, becoming thoroughly familiar with the genera] principles of tilling the soil. During the late Civil War, he enlisted and was sworn in as a member of the Pennsylvania State Militia, but there being no further need of troops, was not called to the front.

The most important event in the life of Mr. Hoy took place Feb. 9, 1865, on which date he was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda M. Betts. She was born Oct. 25, 1843, in Lycoming County, Pa., and lived under the parental roof until her marriage. Her parents, Samuel and Hester (Morrison) Betts, subsequently removed to Stephenson County.  After their marriage Henry and his wife remained in their native State a few years, then decided to establish themselves in Illinois where they could enjoy the numerous advantages offered by the Prairie State to a farmer. Accordingly, in 1869, they came to Jo Daviess County, and being pleased with the location and future possibilities of Berreman Township, Mr. Hoy bought 115 acres of land on section 9, fifty-five acres of which were under cultivation, and the place was further improved by a good house and grannary.  Henry set to work in a practical, intelligent manner to further improve his homestead, and by his industry, skill, and careful attention to the minor details of his business has made his farm pay well for the time and money expended upon it. He has added eighty-two acres more to his first purchase, so that his homestead includes 197 acres of arable land, all of which is under cultivation, and he erected a conveniently arranged barn. He carried on general farming on an extensive scale, having good herds of Short-horn cattle, Poland-China hogs, and raising a fine grade of horses for the city market. As a man he is always honest and upright in his dealings with others, and as a citizen heartily cooperates in any movement for the advancement of township or county. Both he and his excellent wife have won for themselves the respect of the community by their diligence, geniality, and numerous acts of kindness. Their religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which they were active members; Mr. Hoy having been Class-Leader and Steward. Socially, Henry was a Master Mason, and in politics was a good Democrat, earnestly advocating tile principles of that party.

The union of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy has been blessed by the birth of nine children: Cora Etta, Josiah J. Samuel E., Hattie L., William George, Isaac Pierce, Cyrus Elliot, James Nelson, Herbert Albert.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois (1889)

Wife - Lucinda Miranda (Betts) Hoy

Born -   October 25, 1843

Centre County, Pennsylvania

Died - November 25, 1930

Charles City, St. Charles Township, Floyd County, Iowa
Buried - Clay Cemetery, Kent Township, Bremen,

Jo Davies County, Illinois

Lucinda's Parents - Samuel and Hester (Morrison) Betts

To This Union 9 Children Were Born







Lucinda M. (Betts) Hoy


The remains of the late Mrs. Lucinda (Betts) Hoy,

who passed away at Charles City, Iowa were

brought here for burial last week.


Lucinda Betts was born at Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania,

October 25, 1843, and died near Charles City, Iowa,

November 25, 1930, aged 87 years and one month.


She leaves to mourn her departure the following children.

John N., Cyrus Elliot and Erb Hoy of Charles City, Iowa,

Bert of Vida, Montana, Joseph of Brooten, Minnesota,

William of Mt. Carroll, Illinois and one daughter,

Mrs. Hattie Johnson of Stockton, Illinois, also one

brother, John Betts. Her husband preceded her in

death January 1914 and also Pierce Hoy a son and

Cora White, a daughter have gone on before.


She has lived a long and useful life and was a devoted

member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Funeral services were held at the Grossman Funeral

Home in Charles City, Iowa, Thursday, November

27 after which the remains were shipped to her old

home Pearl City, Illinois for interment.


The Pearl News

Pearl City, Illinois


December 4, 1930





Son - Joseph Josiah Hoy

 Born - November 28, 1865 -  Pennsylvania
Died - 1937 - Brooten, Minnesota


Daughter - Cora Etta (Hoy) White 

Born -  June 20, 1866 - Pennsylvania
Died - September 19, 1893

Buried - Clay Cemetery, Kent Township, Bremen

Jo Davies County, Illinois

Husband - James N. White

Born - August 30, 1860  - Illinois

Died - May 25, 1926 - Illinois

James Father - Allen White

Born - October 30, 1826 - Ohio

Died - August 25, 1899 - Illinois

James Mother - Anna Doretha (Bucher) White

To This Union Were Born 2 Children

Son - Lloyd Way White

Daughter - Rosella White 


Son - Samuel Erb Hoy

Born - July 26, 1870

Buried - Pleasant Grove Cemetery,

Floyd County, Iowa
Wife -  Mary A. (Heaver) Hoy

Son - Isaac Pierce Hoy

Born - November 11,  1871 Illinois
Died - July 26,  1892


Daughter - Hattie L . Hester (Hoy) Troxell

Born - August 24, 1872 -  Illinois
Died -  July 21, 1945

Buried - Morseville Cemetery,

Morseville, Jo Davies, Illinois 

1st Husband - William John Troxell

Born - December 28, 1869

Died - January 22, 1918

Buried - Morseville Cemetery,

Morseville, Jo Davies, Illinois 

2nd Husband - Noble Grant Johnson

Married - 1919

Son - William George Hoy

Born -  March 28, 1874

Jo Davies County, Illinois

Wife - Beulah (Frederick) Hoy


Son - Cyrus Elliot "Doc" Hoy

Born - December 1880 -  Illinois
Died - May 23,  1944

Floyd County, Iowa
Buried - Pleasant Grove Cemetery,

Floyd County, Iowa
Wife - Ada Adella (Heaver) Hoy


Son - James Nelson Hoy

Born - June 11,  1883

1st Wife -  Maude Daisey (Heaver) Hoy
2nd Wife - Kathryne Ann (Herold) Hoy

Son - Herbert Albert Hoy

Born - June 9, 1885

Willow, Berreman, Jo Davies County, Illinois

Died - May 23, 1944

Floyd County, Iowa
Died - January 8,  1950

Buried - Long Pine, Montana

Wife - Annie S. (Lungren) Hoy


Brother - John Samuel Hoy

Born -  April 17,  1825

Wife - Rebecca (Yearick) Hoy


Brother - George S. Hoy

Born - February 7, 1827


Sister - Margaret Ann Hoy

Born - May 5, 1829


Brother - John Wilhelm Hoy

Born - March 11, 1831


Sister - Sarah Ann Hoy

Born - December 5, 1833


Brother - Samuel Hoy

Born - April 29, 1836


Sister - Mary Elizabeth Hoy

Born - December 7, 1837


Sister - Susanna Hoy

Born - June 7, 1840


Brother - Joseph J. Hoy

Born - July 2, 1845


Sister - Kesiah Josephine Hoy

Born - September 27, 1847


Sister - Rebecca Emma Hoy

Born - September 30, 1850



Father - George Albert Hoy Jr.

Mother - Susanna (Ziegler) Hoy


Grandfather - George Albert (Heu) Hoy

Grandmother - Elizabeth (Clay) Hoy

Step-Grandmother - Catherine (Vonada) Hoy


Great - Grandfather -Johann Albrecht (Heu -Hey) Hoy

(Albert Hoy)

Great - Grandmother - Susanna (Snevely) Hoy



Great- Great Grandfather  - Johan Carle Heu (Hoy)

Great - Great Grandmother  - Maria Eva (Schaurer) Hoy


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