Information from newspaper obituary clipping found in Dessa Mae
(Sunday)Wolf's estate sale 25 Nov 2000 -

                         SARAH A. HOYER
    "Sarah A. Hoyer, daughter of Geo. and Esther Saul, the oldest of a family of
twelve, was born at Melbern, Williams county, Ohio, September 10, 1840, and
departed this life on Sept. 29, 1916, aged 76 years and 19 days.  She was
unitedin marriage to Jacob Hoyer, Dec. 16, 1866, and celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary last December.  To this union were born eight children, two dying
ininfancy, Charles died at the age of four years; the remaining five are 
living.  She was converted and baptized at about the age of 14 years, and joined the
Evangelical Lutheran church, afterward, with her husband, united with the U.B.
church in 1867.  After moving from Ohio to Steuben county, Indiana, they
unitedwith the Mt. Zion class and was an active member for nearly thirty years,
serving as president of the Ladies' Aid for seven years.  Although afflicted
fora number of years, she bore her suffering without a complaint, a firm believer
in God and His power to save and keep.
    This husband has lost a life-long companion, the children a loving mother, 
thehome will be vacant, the church an endearing member and the neighborhood a
friend.  She leaves to mourn, a husband, Jacob Hoyer, five children, Mrs. Ida
Chapman, of Ashley; Mrs. Dora Sunday, of near mt. Zion, Mrs. Pearl Wheaton, of
near Angola; Hayes Hoyer, of the homestead; seventeen grandchildren, four
brothers and two sisters, Leander Saul, of Salem township, John Saul, of
Melbern, Ohio, Lyda Ritenhouse, Emma Parsch, Toledo, Ohio, Edward Saul, Clair,
    Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Elder 
W.H.Franklin officiating."

Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson