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 David Andrew Hoy

Born - March 31, 1808

West Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

Married - December 1,  1839

Fairfield County, Ohio

Died - April 23, 1902

 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois

Buried - Little Flock Cemetery

Moweaqua, Shelby County, Illinois

Find A Grave Memorial # 40248838



The David Andrew Hoy Family


 Jacob Matthew, David Wesley, Albert Noah, John Bigelow, Simon Peter, Joel Washington, William Joshua

 Catherine Eliza,  Julia A.,  Mary Margaret

Adam Matthew, Mary Margaret "Polly" ( Stump) Hoy, David Andrew Hoy


Note: Simon Peter Hoy was the only child of Peter Hoy and Mary Margaret "Polly" (Stump) Hoy.

Family Photograph Courtesy of Janice (Courtright) Reed



A Remarkable Family

Rev. S. P. Hoy returned last week from Shelby county where he had been visiting. Last Monday he was present at a remarkable family reunion. Eleven children, the entire family, was present. There has not been a death in the family in 54 years. That was the father of Mr. Hoy, Peter Hoy, who in 1837 fell down an embankment while going home from class meeting. S. P. Hoy was the only child then. About a year afterward, Mrs. Hoy married David Hoy, a brother of her first husband. By him she had 10 children. The reunion was held at the residence of Daniel Mull in Moweaqua, and the entire family was present, including Mr. and Mrs. David Hoy, S. P. Hoy, Decatur; J. B. Hoy, Eureka, Kansas; J. W. Hoy, Ross county, Ohio; A. M. Hoy, Iowa; Wesley D., Jacob, Miss Catherine, Miss Mary, Julia, Albert, and W. J. Hoy, all residents of Shelby county. A grand dinner was served, and a photograph of the family group was taken.

Morning Review

Decatur, Illinois

April 12, 1891

Page 4











Rev. S. P. Hoy received a telephone message yesterday

morning announcing the death of his step-father, David A. Hoy,

at his home in Pickaway township, Shelby county.

He was 94 years old and his death was quite unexpected.

David Hoy was a brother of Rev. Mr. Hoy's father

and raised him from a child.

He was born in Ohio and came to Illinois in 1854.
The funeral will be held today and

Mr. Hoy will go to Shelby to attend. 


Decatur Herald

 Decatur, Illinois

Friday, April 25, 1902




Obituaries, Tombstone Photograph & "A Remarkable Family"

Courtesy of

Loretta "Lorrie" M. Taylor

Another of the Wonderful People

I have met on Find-A-Grave



Mrs. Mary Hoy



Mrs. Mary Hoy, wife of David A. Hoy,

died at her residence in Pickaway Township,

Shelby Co., IL, Feb 22, of la grippe,

aged 75 years, 6 months and 20 days.

She was born in Fairfield Co., OH, 1816.

She was twice married, her first marriage was to Peter Hoy,

who was accidentally injured while going home

from a class meeting, Aug 12, 1837,

from which he died the next morning.

From this marriage one son was born, Rev. Simon P. Hoy.

Her second marriage was to David A. Hoy,

who survives her at the age of 84 years.

Her first and second husbands were brothers.


To the second marriage seven sons and three daughters

were born, all living. There are 33 grandchildren

and 6 great grandchildren.


In 1840, she with her husband, moved from

Pickaway Co., Ohio to Putnam County, Ohio,

where they lived for three years in a wilderness,

in a cabin, six miles from a wagon road.

In 1843, they returned to Pickaway County, OH,

and in 1854, on the 6th day of October the family

reached Shelbyville, IL., and have resided there ever since,

in the locality where she died.


At the age of 18 years, Mother Hoy was converted

to Christ and joined the M. E. Church.

In the year 1857 or 1858, she united herself with the

United Brethren Church, in which she lived a consistent life

and died a triumphant death. The great characteristic

principle of her life was kindness. No human being or even

animal was allowed to suffer if aid from her was possible.

As a Christian she was devoted to Christ,

rather than to any denomination.

Often in the night when all the family

 had retired to sleep, her voice would awaken some

member of the family by pleading in prayer in the

 garden or orchard, for herself and family.

She was a great sufferer from a physical infirmity.

But all is changed- no more suffering, no more Prayer,

all is turned to praise- mother is in heaven.

This is the first death in the family in fifty-five years,

although three of the sons were in the army." 


Shelbyville Democrat

March 10, 1892




Wife - Mary Margaret "Polly" (Stump) Hoy

Born - July 2 , 1816

 Fairfield County, Ohio

Died -  February 22, 1892

 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois

Buried - Little Flock Cemetery

Moweaqua, Shelby County, Illinois

Find A Grave Memorial # 40249032

Polly's First Marriage was to David's Brother - Peter Hoy

To This Union 10 Children Were Born



Polly's Father - Joel Stump

Born - April 10, 1784

Died - October 26, 1868

Albany Township,  Berks County, Pennsylvania

Polly's Mother - Catherine (Stumpf ) Stump

Born - May 26, 1791

Died - October 1, 1824

Albany Township,  Berks County, Pennsylvania



Fun Facts About Mary Margaret "Polly" Stump


By Allison Courtright


"Mary Margaret “Polly” Stump Hoy is the Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother to

 Allison Courtright.  Her parents were Joel Stump and Catherine Stumpf.

Polly is related back to Johann George Stumpfund, 1690, in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany

through links from both her parents in the following manner:"


Mary Margaret Polly Stump 1816 - 1892 Fairfield, Ohio

Joel Stump 1784 - 1868 Berks, Pennsylvania

Johann Jacob Stump 1745 - ???? Berks, Pennsylvania

Johann Daniel Stumpf 1724 - 1779 Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Johann George Stumpfund 1690 - ???? Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany

Mary Margaret Polly Stump 1816 - 1892 Fairfield, Ohio

Catherine Stumpf 1791 - 1824 Berks, Pennsylvania

Conrad Stumpf 1755 - 1824 Berks, Pennsylvania

Johann Wilhelm Stumpf 1725 - 1805 Theuberg, Germany

Johann George Stumpfund 1690  - ???? Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany




On the September 21, 1850, Perry, Hocking County, Ohio Census,

David Hoy (47) is living with his wife, Mary (34), and children: Simon (13), John (11), Joel (7),

Adam (6), Catherine (4) and William (2).




Son - John Bigelow Hoy

Born - May 16, 1840

Wife - Catherine (Stump) Hoy



Son - Joel Washington Hoy

Born - June 9, 1842

First Wife - Sarah (Strous) Hoy

2nd Wife - Matilda Ann (Sweet) Hoy



Son - Adam M. Hoy

Born - March 27, 1844

Hocking County, Ohio

Wife - Laura Alice Cornell Hoy


Daughter - Catherine Eliza Hoy

Born - September 27, 1846

Perry, Putnam County, Ohio

Died - December 2, 1935

Assumption, Christian County, Pennsylvania

Buried - Bethany Cemetery

Moweaqua, Shelby County, Illinois


Son - William Joshua Hoy

Born - January 8, 1849

Perry, Putnam County, Ohio

Died - September 4, 1917

Buried - Little Flock Cemetery

Moweaqua, Shelby County, Illinois



Son - Jacob Matthew Hoy

Born - April 26, 1851

Wife - Jessie (Hitt Shaw) Hoy


Son - David Wesley Hoy

Born - November 18, 1853

Wife - Lizzie S. Hoy


Son - Albert Noah Hoy

Born - November 10, 1856

Perry, Putnam County, Ohio

Died - After November 20, 1920

Buried - Cliff Cemetery, Cannelton, 

Perry County, Indiana


Daughter - Mary Margaret (Hoy) Cornell

Born - December 31, 1858

Perry, Putnam County, Ohio

Died - November 29, 1932

Ontario, San Bernardino County, California

Buried - Big Pine Cemetery,

Big Pine, Inyo County, California

1st Husband - Luther Nabb

Married - February 3, 1878 

 Shelby County, Illinois

To This Union 1 Child Was Born

Son - Noah Richard Nabb

2nd Husband - Washington Leroy Cornell

 Born - February 17, 1857, New York

Married - February 11, 1894

Big Pine, Inyo County, California

Died - August 18, 1931

Big Pine, Inyo County, California

Buried - Big Pine Cemetery

Big Pine, Inyo County, California


Daughter - Julia A. (Hoy) Jinks

Born - December 8, 1860

Perry, Putnam County, Ohio

Married - March 9, 1884

Pickaway, Ohio 

Died - August 28, 1938

Bethany, Moultrie County, Illinois

Buried - Bethany Cemetery, Moweaqua, Shelby County, Illinois

Husband - John L. Jinks - Born - 1865



Father - John Adam Hoy

Mother  - Barbara Hoy



Grandfather - Johann Phillip (Heu) Hoy

(Phillip Hoy )

Grandmother - Barbara Hoy



Great  Grandfather - Johann Carl (Heu) Hoy

Great Grandmother - Maria Eva (Schaurer) Hoy


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