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Thomas Hoy

Born - February 5, 1833

North Manheim, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Married - September 3, 1854

Civil War Veteran - Union Army

Enlisted as a Corporal - September 17th, 1862

Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment,

Pennsylvania Voluntary Militia

Mustered Out on September 28, 1862

At Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Died - August 13,1899

Buried - St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery,

Mifflin Street

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania




Photographs' Courtesy of Calvin N. Hoy





Wife - Sarah (Faust) Hoy

Born - March 15, 1835

Died - November 12, 1916

Buried - St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery,

Mifflin Street

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Sarah's Parents -Daniel and Elizabeth (Fegley) Faust

To This Union 16 Children were born



 - 1875 Schuylkill County Historic Drawings on old Postcard -
Knapps Building - Mahanoy City, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County Jail,
 Fair View Farm & Residence of Thomas Hoy
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania





Thomas Hoy, son of Henry was born February 5, 1833, in North

Manheim township.  He received his education at Orwigsburg, attending
the common schools, and later for three months the Arcadian school, and
was brought up to farming, in which industry he had interest all his
life.  A man of energetic disposition and executive ability, he was not
afraid to undertake any ordinary business enterprise, and his capability
was prominent in the success of everything he handled. 


He owned the Fair View Farm at Orwigsburg, which consisted

of about 117 acres, and was  one of the finest improved farm properties

in this part of Schuylkill county, and in addition to general farming

he carried on stock raising, dairying and butchering, there for a time. 


He had the distinction of starting the first industrial enterprise at Orwigsburg, he and his partner establishing the first shoe factory

there in 1873, conducted under the name of

Orwigsburg Shoe Manufacturing Company. 


Mr. Hoy and his associate traveled over the East and visited

a number of shoe factories in order to gain some knowledge

of the business before starting up their own plant. 


The first move they made was to lease the
old courthouse building at Orwigsburg for ninety-nine years, at one
dollar a year.  The concern was organized as a stock company, although
this was against Mr. Hoy's wishes. 

 He became general superintendent and treasurer,

 and it had a prosperous career under his able management. 
Eventually he sold his stock in this concern, and he was subsequently
engaged in the butchering business and the manufacture of phosphate for
some time.  He was also one of the moving spirits in securing the
waterworks for the borough, although the idea met with great opposition
at first.  However, as the project was seen to be feasible, it met with
more favor, and he was commended for his activity. 


Mr. Hoy acquired large property holdings. 

He had valuable timber and mineral lands in Lycoming county, Pa.,

and considerable property in Florida, five hundred
acres, which included a valuable farm and lots in various towns of the
State; with Martin Shaefer and David Brown he was the joint owner of real estate in Virginia containing granite quarries, and his real estate at
Orwigsburg included the "Central Hotel" property.  He organized the
south Schuylkill Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and was its president
for a number of years.  Mr. Hoy's versatile ability gained him such
confidence among his fellow citizens that he was chosen to the highest
office in their gift, that of chief burgess, which he held for two
terms.  During his incumbency of this position he secured a new charter
for the borough, under which a number of desirable ordinances were
passed and made effective, and much good was accomplished in the
repairing of streets and sidewalks and the placing of street crossings. 

He had also served as president of the town council, and as member of
the school board for a number of years.  Politically he was associated
with the Republican party, and was one of its most enthusiastic workers
in his section.  He was an Odd Fellow in social connection, belonged to
Grace Lodge, No. 137, I.O.O.F.  Mr. Hoy was indeed one of the most
influential citizens of his day of Orwigsburg, and his death, which
occurred in 1899, was considered a loss to the entire community.  He is
buried in the Lutheran cemetery at Orwigsburg.

            On Sept. 3, 1854, Mr. Hoy married Sarah Faust, daughter of
Daniel and Elizabeth (Fegley) Faust, of West Brunswick township,
Schuylkill county, and she survives him,

being now (1914) in her Eightieth year. 

She resides at Orwigsburg with her daughter Mrs. Deibert.



SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, Vol. #1, J. H. Beers & Co., 1916, Chicago

Information Supplied by Donna Lorena (Wertz) Gardiner


Daughter - Rosa Ann (Hoy) Reed

Born - September 1854

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Married - 1878

Husband - Frank W. Reed




 Son - Pancoast Thomas Hoy

Born - July 27, 1855

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Wife - Cora L. (Huntzinger) Hoy




 Son - George Washington Hoy

Born - February 22, 1857

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Died - April 1921 - Waterloo, Iowa



 Daughter - Annie M.  Louise (Hoy) Brayer

Born - June 2, 1858

  Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Died - December 1930

Husband - William A. Brayer of Cleveland, Ohio



 Daughter - Sarah Sallie Elizabeth (Hoy) Walborn

Born - January 7, 1860

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Husband - Jonathan H. Walborn




Son - Thomas Franklin Hoy

Born - November 4, 1861

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Wife - Carrie Eloise (Burt) Hoy



 Son - Theodore Francis (Dory) Hoy

Born - February 16, 1863

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Wife - Emma E. Hoy


Daughter - Elizabeth F. (Lizzie Hoy) Deibert

Born - July 1, 1864

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Husband - Samuel D. Deibert


Daughter - Cecelia Ann (Hoy) Marberger - Berger

Born - October 16, 1865

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

First Husband - William Marberger

Born - 1865 - Died - May 4, 1899

Son - Clayton Marberger

Born - February 1885 - Pennsylvania

Note - Per the 1900 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Census,

Clayton is living with Jonathan & Sarah Sallie Elizabeth (Hoy) Walborn.

Second Husband - Harry Berger


 Daughter - Mary Alice (Hoy) Miller

Born - June 17, 1867

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Marriage License Issued - December 31, 1887

Died - January 25, 1945 

Husband - Dr. Charles  R. Miller

Born - February 7, 1858

Walke Township, Sohs County, Pennsylvania
 Living at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1914



 Son - Albert Henry Hoy

Born - May 8, 1869

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Died - May 24, 1869

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania



Daughter - Catherine Alice (Katie Hoy) Shartle

Born - July 28, 1870

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Husband - Lewis R. Shartle


 Son - Morris F. Hoy

Born - January 26, 1872

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Note - SOURCE: Vera Hoy Schmidt - Went to Iowa in 1891 and worked for George W. Hoy.
Made a return visit to PA in 1894 & returned to IA. Moved from IA to PA in 1924. 

 Living at Goff, Idaho in 1914



Daughter - Carrie Hannah (Hoy) Maxworthy

Born - June 6, 1874

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Died - July 1955

Husband -  William Maxworthy

Born - February 23, 1875

Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Died - March 4, 1945

To This Union 1 Child Was Born

Daughter - Edith Kay Maxworthy

Born - September 9, 1897

Died - October 27, 1898



 Daughter - Ida Hoy

Died in Infancy



Daughter - Edith May Hoy

Born - September 9, 1877

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Died - October 27, 1878

Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania



Father - Henry Hoy
Mother - Elizabeth Margaretha (Wiltrout) Hoy



  Grandfather - Phillip (Heu) Hoy 

Grandmother - Anna Maria (Gilbert) Hoy



Great Grandfather -Johann Albrecht Albert Hoy

Great Grandmother - Susanna Snevely Hoy


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