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Albert L. Hoy

Born -  December 1, 1830

Centre County, Pennsylvania

Occupation in 1860 - Cabinet Maker

Occupation in 1880 - Undertaker

Died - Tuesday, June 4, 1912

Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Buried - Thursday, June 6, 1912

New Bethlehem Cemetery

New Bethlehem, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Find A Grave Memorial # 59057231



Albert's 1st Wife - Catharine Jane Harnish

Born - 1835, Pennsylvania

Married - April 28, 1853

Rimersburg, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

Died - 1855 or 1865,  Oil City, Pennsylvania

To This Union 7 Children Were Born

Daughter - Charlotte Ursula Hoy

Daughter - Elizabeth Cecelia Hoy

Born - 1855, Pennsylvania

Daughter - Luemma R. Hoy

Born - 1858, Pennsylvania

Son - John Vernon Hoy

Son - Edwin Fletcher Hoy

Daughter - Laura Cara Hoy

Daughter - Catherine J. Hoy


Note: In 1860, Albert & Catherine J. Hoy are residing in Bethlehem, Clarion County,  Pennsylvania

With Their 2 Daughters, Elizabeth C. and Louema R, Hoy. Albert Hoy's Occupation is Cabinet Maker.



Albert's 2nd Wife - Grezilla B. Smulten/Smullen

Born - 1834

Married - 1866

Died - 1867,  Brookville, Pennsylvania

Father - Thomas Smulten/Smullen

To This Union 1 Child Was Born

Daughter - Zellah Katherine Hoy



Albert's 3rd Wife -  Matilda J. "Tillie" Lintzenbigler/Linsenbigler

Born - 1842/1843

Married - 1868

Died - 1884/1885, DuBois, Pennsylvania


To This Union 11 Children Were Born

Son - Osmer Burton Hoy

Son - James William " Jay" Hoy

Born - 1871, Pennsylvania

Son - Charles Merclin Hoy

Son - Homer Lee Hoy

Daughter - Nora Maud Hoy

Born - 1875, Pennsylvania

Son - Ralph Totten Hoy

Born - 1877, Pennsylvania

Son - Albert Corwin Hoy

Daughter - Bertha Ometa Hoy

Born - 1879, Pennsylvania

Daughter - Bird  Hoy

Son - Harry Whitman Hoy

Daughter - Clara Myrtle Hoy



Albert's 4th Wife -  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brocius/Prosious

Born - December 9, 1850/1852

Married - 1889

Died - June 24, 1931

To This Union 1 Child Was Born

Son - Emmett Paul Hoy

Born - December 20, 1889

Du Bois, Pennsylvania

Died - April 7, 1979, Massachussetts

Buried - Knollwood Memorial Park

Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Wife - Eulalia H. (Quick) Hoy

Born - February 12, 1897

Died - June 21, 1986

Buried - Knollwood Memorial Park

Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Daughter of William and Virginia (Packer) Quick

To This Union 3 Children Were Born

Son - Donald Kenneth Hoy Sr.

Born - February 15, 1935

Bradford, Pennsylvania

Died - March 16, 2010

Boston, Massachusetts

Buried - Knollwood Memorial Park

Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts


Daughter - Marjorie Doris(Hoy) Simmons

Daughter - Dona Beryl (Hoy) Robb


Note: Per the 1910 Census, Albert &  Elizabeth Hoy, are residing in Jefferson County,

Pennsylvania with their son, Emmett P. Hoy.



ALBERT L. HOY, a leading business man of DuBois, ranks among the pioneers of that place by whose public-spirited efforts the one-

time village of Rumbarger has developed into a prosperous city. Settling there in 1877, Mr. Hoy engaged in a furniture and undertaking business, purchasing a lot on Booth Street (now Long Avenue), and building a three-story frame house for a store and dwelling. This continued a large stock when the conflagration of 1888 destroyed the town, but in spite of his losses Mr. Hoy continued his business and

in 1893 built a two-story brick building, 20 x 60, to accommodate his trade. He now makes a specialty of undertaking, keeping two

hearses, and is prepared to do embalming by the most scientific methods.

Mr. Hoy's grandparents on both sides of the house were early settlers of Centre county, Penn., and his parents, Adam and Elizabeth (Weekerley) Hoy, were both natives of that county. The father, who was a farmer by occupation, died there leaving the following children: Rebecca (Mrs. Abraham Sloterbach), of New Bethlehem; Albert L., our subject; John, who enlisted from Clearfield county in the Fifth P.V.I., and met a soldiers death at the battle of _______ Cross Roads; William, who died in New Bethlehem, Clarion county, Penn., and Daniel, who lives at Leatherwood, Clarion county. The mother was remarried in Clarion county, this time to Samuel Lerch, and moved to Ringgold township, Jefferson Co., Penn., where Mr. Lerch died, leaving two daughters: Sarah (now Mrs. Falk) of the same township; and Lizzie (now Mrs. Reamer), of Jefferson county. The mother was married (again) to Mr. Hinderleter, and both died some years ago.

Mr. Hoy, the subject of these lines was born in 1831, in Brush Valley, Centre county, but was reared and educated in Clarion County. He learned the cabinet maker's trade at New Bethlehem and then went to Oil City, Penn., where he engaged for a time in building tanks and in undertaking, later becoming a contractor and builder at Oil City. In 1867, he went to Brookville, Jefferson Co., Penn., and the following year became interested in a planing-mill and furniture establishment at Brockwayville, Jefferson county, where he remained until 1877. His continued residence at DuBois since that date makes him the oldest dealer in his line at that place.

In 1853, Mr. Hoy was married in Rimersburg, Clarion county, to Miss Catherine Jane Harmish, a native of Centre county, who died in 1865 at Oil City. In 1866, he formed a second matrimonial union, this time with Miss Grezilla Smulten, daughter of Thomas Smulten, an early settler in Clarion county. Again his house was bereaved, the second wife dying at Brookville in 1867, and in 1868 he was married in Brockwayville to Miss Tillie Lintzenbigler, a native of Armstrong county. She died in 1884 at Du Bois, and in 1889 Mr. Hoy married his present wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Prosious, a native of Jefferson county. He has a numerous family. By the first marriage there were seven children, of whom four are living: Cecelia, now Mrs. Joseph Allen, of Brockwayville; Leuemma (now Mrs. Fireman), of Du Bois; Laura (Mrs. Loren Matteson) of Brockwayville; and Edwin Fletcher, who is married and resides at Salamanca, N. Y. where he is a cashier in the First National Bank. One daughter, Zella Kate, was born of the second marriage, and by the third there were eleven children, six of who are living: James W., who is married and lives in Du Bois, Nora; Ralph T.; Bertha Omeda; Clara Myrtle;

and Harry W. By the fourth union there is one son, Emmett Paul.

Mr. Hoy votes the Prohibition ticket, and he has always taken a deep interest in public affairs - national and local. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a member of the Garfield Lodge No. 559, F. & A. M., and was one of the organizers of the Knights of Pythias and Independent Order of Odd Fellows in DuBois.







Albert L. Hoy





Albert L. Hoy, Formerly of This Place, Passed Away Tuesday Morning

A. L. Hoy, a former well known resident of Brockwayville, died at his home in Falls Creek Tuesday at 4:05 o'clock after an extended illness. The deceased was 81 years of age, and death was the result of the natural breakdown of advanced years complicated with intestinal trouble.

Hoy was a prominent citizen of this place where he lived until 1878 when he moved to DuBois and conducted an undertaking establishment until about ten years ago. He then disposed of his business at that city and went to Falls Creek where he had lived ever since. Despite his advanced years Mr. Hoy conducted his business at the latter point until about four years ago, when old age enfeebled him so that he retired from the active duties of his career.


The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Loren Matson, of Brockwayville; Mrs. J. B. Allen, of Challenge; J. W. Hoy, of DuBois; E. T. Hoy, of Salamanca, N. Y.; Mrs. Edward Matson, of Toronto, Canada; Ralph T. Hoy, of Cumberland; Mrs. Celo Mohney, Miss Myrtle Hoy, Mrs. Edward Jones and Harry Hoy, of Pittsburgh,

 and Emmett, at home.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at four o'clock from the late home and the remains taken to New Bethlehem this morning where interment was made.



 Friday, June 7, 1912





Sister - Margaret Rebecca Hoy

Born - 1826

Husband - Abraham Shlutterbach/ Sloterbach


Brother - William Hoy

Born -  1836 - Died - 1837


Brother - John Hoy

Born -  1838 - Died- 1839


Brother - Johann "Adam" Hoy Jr.

Born -  July 4, 1839, Pennsylvania

Wife - Mary Hoy


Brother - Daniel Alva Hoy

Born - December 17, 1841

 Clarion County, Pennsylvania

1st Wife - Martha Hoy

2nd Wife - Isabella "Belle" (Elder) Hoy



Father - Johann "Adam" Hoy

Mother - Elizabeth (Weckerly ) Hoy



Grandfather - Charles Karl (Heu) Hoy

Grandmother - Elizabeth (Bern) Hoy 



Great Grandfather -Johann Albrecht (Hey) Hoy

(Albert Hoy)

Great Grandmother - Susannah Snevely Hoy



Great Great Grandfather - Johann Carle Hey (Hoy)

Great Great Grandmother - Maria Eva (Schaurer) Hoy

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