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Rush Jacob Hoy

Born -  November 13, 1855

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Married - December 11, 1878

Occupation - Auctioneer

Died - October 11, 1941

At Home in Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska

Buried - Fullerton Cemetery, Nance County, Nebraska

Find-A-Grave Memorial # 10951419












Rush Jacob Hoy



Rush Jacob Hoy, son of Reuben and Elizabeth Hoy, was born

November 13, 1855, at Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and passed away at his home in Fullerton, Nebraska,

on October 11, 1941, about 4:30 p.m.

at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 28 days.

In 1868 he came with his parents to Warrenville, Illinois, where

 he grew to manhood. It was while living here that he met and in

 1878 was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. Tart.

To this union were born ten children; Arthur, Carlton, Ella, Rush, Lester and Florence all of whom preceded their father in death, Frank, Mrs. Luella Barber, Clarence and Dexter all of Fullerton

 survive their father.

In April of 1889 Mr. and Mrs. Hoy came to Nance County, Nebraska, settling on a farm about 8 miles north of Fullerton

where they made their home until 1917 when they moved to town. Beginning about 1892 Mr. Hoy began to follow the auctioneer's profession and during the next 31 years became a successful

auctioneer making many friends in all walks of life.

From 1918 to 1920 he was associated with Charles A. Miller

in the real estate and insurance business.

On January 24, 1930 after more than 50 years of happy married life, Mrs. Hoy went on to her reward.

About three years ago Mr. Hoy's health began to noticeably fail

and about a year ago became so poor that his daughter came and

made her home with him to see that he was properly cared for.

Besides his four children there also survive 11 grandchildren

and 1 great grand daughter, Jane Larson, of Genoa,

 a brother, Rueben Hoy, of Scranton, Iowa,

and several nieces and nephews.

It was said of him: "A grand old man highly respected by

friends and neighbors, his passing will be mourned by many

 friends as well as loved ones."



R.J. Hoy Dies


R.J. Hoy, 85, pioneer resident of Fullerton and for many years associated with business interests in Fullerton, died Saturday at his home here. He had been in failing health for about three years.

Mr. Hoy came to Nance county in 1889, locating on a farm eight miles north of Fullerton where he and his family made their home until 1917 when they moved into town. For 31 years, Mr. Hoy followed the profession of auctioneer and for several years was associated with

C. A. Miller in the real estate and insurance business.

He is survived by three sons, Frank, Clarence and Dexter and one daughter, Mr. Ralph Barber.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. L. D. Carpenter in charge. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Leininger, Mrs. Fredrick Robinson and Marvin Plourd sang with Mrs. Allen B. Atkins at the organ. Pall bearers were C. A. Miller, W. R. Miller, J. H. Kemp, W. S. P. Eyler, J. M. Brower and J. T. Russell.

 Interment was made in Fullerton cemetery.


The Nance County Journal


October 16, 1941




Wife - Mary Jane (Tart) Hoy

Born - July 4, 1856

Troy, New York

Died - January 24, 1930 

At Home in Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska

Buried - Fullerton Cemetery, Nance County, Nebraska

Find-A-Grave Memorial # 10951428  

To This Union 1 0 Children Were Born






Mrs. Rush J. Hoy

Mary J. Tart was born in Troy, New York, July 4th, 1856,

and departed this life in her home at Fullerton, Nebraska,

January 24, 1930, having attained the age of

73 years, 6 months and 20 days.

When quite young she moved with her parents to Warrenville, Illinois, and in 1878 was united in marriage to Rush J. Hoy.

They continued their residence here until 1889 when they moved

to a farm 8 miles north of Fullerton, Nebraska,

where Lester W. Hoy now resides.

They made this their home until 1917 when they moved to

Fullerton, where she lived until she answered the final summons

which we all must answer at some time.

She was a real home maker always doing something to make

 her home more pleasant for her family.

She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved husband, with whom

she had lived for 51 years on December 11th of last year,

and five children, Frank D., of Graceton, Minnesota, Luella A. Barber, Clarence W., and Lester W., and Dexter J., all of Fullerton.

She also leaves ten grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. B. A. McCain of Elkhart, Indiana, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The News Journal

Fullerton, Nebraska


January 30, 1930





Son - Arthur R. Hoy

Born - September 11,1879

Wife - Ivy C. (Wolfe) Hoy


Son - Carlton Hoy

Born - 1882 - Died - 1883

Warrenville, Du Page County, Illinois


Daughter - Ella M. Hoy

Born - March 1884

Warrenville,  Du Page, Illinois

Died - 1902

Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska


Son - Frank D. Hoy

Born - March 17,1886


Daughter - Luella Alice (Hoy) Barber

Born - September 25, 1887

Husband - Ralph E. Barber


Son - Rush C. Hoy

Born - October 8,1889

Fullerton, Cedar Township, Nance County, Nebraska

 Died - June 11, 1918

Due to Injuries Sustained in a Farm Accident

Buried - Fullerton Cemetery, Nance County, Nebraska


Son - Clarence W. Hoy

Born - January 7, 1891

Wife - Blanche (Maybon) Hoy


Son - Lester W. Hoy

Born - November 13,1893

Wife - Clara G. (Ellis) Hoy


Daughter - Florence M. (Hoy) Pebley

Born - September 1895

Fullerton, Cedar Township, Nance County, Nebraska

Married - 1921

 Died - 1927

Husband - Frank Pebley

No Children Were Born to this Union


Son - Dexter J. Hoy

Born - November 5,1897

Wife - Hazel E. (Jennings) Hoy



Rush Jacob Hoy's 2nd Wife - Sarah J. (Vroman) Finch - Hoy

Born - November 27,1858

Willow Creek, Illinois

Died - September 11, 1939

Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska

Buried - Fullerton Cemetery,
Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska


No Known Children Came As A Result Of This Union.






Mrs. R. J. Hoy


Sarah J. Vroman, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Vroman,

was born on November 27, 1858 at Willow Creek, Ill. and

passed away at her home in Fullerton, Nebraska,

September 11, 1939, aged 80 years, 9 months and 17 days.


She was married to Orrin S. Finch in 1875 and two years later

they moved to what was then a prairie home about five miles north of Fullerton. There amidst the privations and hardships of pioneer

 life they reared a large family, two of whom died in infancy,

 Jennie as a young woman passed away in 1899, and

 Grace Stark in California in 1933. Mrs. Hoy leaves to mourn

her passing, her husband Col, R. J. Hoy, seven sons as follows:

 Ernest and Frank of California, Arthur of Goshen, Oregon,

 John and Bryan of Middle branch, Nebraska, Glenn of Gordon, Nebr., and O. S. of Fullerton, two daughters, Mrs. M. C. Fish of Buell, Idaho and Mrs. Forrest Smith of Albion, Nebr. besides

19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a large

circle of friends of long standing.

Two years after moving to the farm home in Nebraska,

 Mrs. Finch joined the rural Methodist church at Fairview and

was a faithful member of that denomination until her death.


On July 25, 1905 Mr. Finch passed away and three years later;

she and the younger children of her family moved to Fullerton.

There in 1910 she married Samuel R. Bennett and was widowed

 in Jan. 1911. In 1930 she was married to Col. Rush J. Hoy whose

 years have been made richer and happier with her companionship.

Rev. Moorman told of her: "Of the many admirable virtues of

 Mrs. Hoy, perhaps the most outstanding was her faithful

and persistent church attendance.
She was a member and contributor to all the Women's Auxiliaries

 of the church and was for 80 consecutive years, a member

of the Official Board. She was also a member of the

Rebekah Lodge and the Woodman Circle.


Some eight years since she was stricken with a paralytic stroke

 and was unable to attend church for approximately one year.

Since then with the assistance of her devoted son, O. S.,

 she has been absent from her pew but a very few Sundays,

 until her fatal illness two weeks ago. Her inspiring presence

 will be sadly missed by the congregation of this church.

To her children Mrs. Hoy leaves an enviable legacy; the memory

 of a devoted Christian mother; her fiends will long cherish

 the influence of her optimism and elevating ideals.

Any community must be a better place in which to live after

 a woman of Mrs. Hoy's character has spent

52 years of her life in it.

The News Journal

Fullerton, Nebraska


September 21,1939




Sarah's 1st Husband - Orrin S. Finch

Born - May 25, 1849

Died - July 25, 1905

Buried - Fullerton Cemetery,
Fullerton, Nance County, Nebraska


Orrin & Sarah Finch had 2 Children, Jennie E. & Bryan Oscar Finch.



Father - Reuben Hoy

Mother - Elizabeth (Hammer) Hoy



Father - Henry Hoy

Mother - Elizabeth Margaretha (Wiltrout) Hoy



  Grandfather - Phillip (Heu) Hoy

Grandmother - Anna Maria (Gilbert) Hoy



Great Grandfather - Johann Albrecht Hoy

Great Grandmother - Susanna (Snevely) Hoy


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