Clipping from a newspaper w/o a date
Steuben County's Oldest Citizen is Dead
Jacob Hoyer, son of Samuel and Rebecca
Hoyer, was born November 13th 1839 in Wyandott County, Ohio, He
attended the public schools of Hancock and Williams Counties, Ohio
On December 16th 1866 he was married to
Sarah Ann Saul of Williams County. After ten years of married
life they came to Indiana and lived in Steuben County for two years,
between 1876 asnd 1878, when they returned to Ohio., But in 1888
they returned to Steuben County, this time to stay. They came to
live with the ageing parents, Samuel and Rebecca, caring for them until
In the meantime a son, Arthur, had
married and in turn lived with and cared for his parents, the mother
having gone before in 1916, and finally the father on March 14, 1934,
having attained the grand old age of 94 years, four months and one day.
In the family there were six children all
of whom, are now living except Charley who died at the age of
four. The children are Mrs. Ida Chapman, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs.
Pearl Wheaton, Mrs. Dora Sunday, Mr. Hayes Hoyer, Mr. Arthur Hoyer, all
of Steuben County, Ind. There is one living sister, Mrs.
Catherine Saul, likewise of this vicinity. There are twenty
living grandchildren and four deceased. There are twenty-two
Jacob Hoyer confessed Christ as his Lord
at the Williams Center United Brethern Church, Ohio, and has lived in
his fellowship these many decades.
All who knew him will miss this fine old
man, but our loss is heaven's gain.
Submitted by Jack Berlien