Museum Collection of Peter Schell Loy

Peter Schell Loy (1846—1931) was an early Loy researcher, son of David Martin and Anna Rebecca (Schell) Loy. David’s father Martin Loy, Jr. was son of Martin Loy (to America 1774) whose Loys settled in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Peter’s paternal and maternal lines had Bedford County towns named for them: Loysburg and Schellsburg. In 1847 Peter’s family migrated to Wisconsin for his father’s job with with the De Pere Hydraulic Co. Peter lived there even in adulthood, then spending his later years in California. He was known as “P.S. Loy” in most of his correspondence with the other early Loy researchers of his day.

List of Holdings at Neville Public Museum from Collection of Peter S. Loy

The following is from a 1988 correspondence from the
museum in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI:

“Dear Ms. Walls,

Enclosed please find a listing of the material recorded and held by the Neville Public Museum which was donated by Peter Loy between 1929 and 1943.

In specific reference to your question regarding a genealogy, you will notice on page three, a reference to a “geology” (which I’m sure is genealogy) that was disposed in 1974. This had apparently deteriorated beyond the possibility of conservation.

There are, however, numerous photographs and daguerreotypes of family members which you may or may not have an interest in having copied. Please review the enclosed and let me know what you are specifically interested in. I’m also sending a copy of the photograph schedule.

Di L. Adams, Registrar.”

Note: As I was actually researching my Martin Loy’s (to America 1741) descendants, I never followed up on obtaining any copies of this, although the Registrar did send me a copy of the family records section in the family Bible, and a photocopy of a picture of Mrs. David M. Loy.

The following is the list of holdings at the Neville Public Museum donated by Peter S. Loy, Alhambra, CA:

page 1

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
8/29 Revolver-5 shot 32, Smith and Wesson-1880 4749
8/29 Napkin ring, silver 4753
8/29 Watch, gold 4765
10/31 Basket, splint market 6939
1/35 Masonic Cha[i?]n 91/133
7/35 Doll’s bonnet 217/2554
9/35 Sampler 331/6935
1/36 Gun 59/6941
1/36 Rifle 64/6936
1/36 Shotgun 65/6937
1/36 Bullet, mold 110/4758
1/36 Case, Gun 113/6938
1/36 Axe 381/2545
1/36 Snow Shoes 382/267
2/36 Picture-P.L. Loy’s house 185/280
2/36 Account Book-of P.L. Loy 186/280
2/36 Account Book-of P.L. Loy 187/280
2/36 Diary-of P.L. Loy 188/280
2/36 Diary-of P.L. Loy 189/280
2/36 Book-Memorandum 190/280
2/36 Book-Classification Ill. Steel Co.,
Milwaukee, WI (Disposed of 6/27/74)
191/280
2/36 Book-Ledger of P.L. Loy 192/280
2/36 Book-Ledger of P.L. Loy 193/280
2/36 Pocket, companion of Carregie
Steel Co., Pittsburg, PA
(Disposed of 6/27/74)
194/280
2/36 Poetical Works-of Thomas Campbell 195/280
2/36 Deed-1861 & 1863 198/280
2/36 Picture 199/6942
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Mrs. D.M. Loy 200/6943
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Aunt M. Hanna 201/6944
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Frank Schell 202/6945

 

page 2

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Wm. Schell, cousin of P. Loy 203/6946
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Dr. H.V. Bramwell 204/6947
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Mrs. Mary Byers and Frank Loy 205/6948
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Mrs. Martin Loy 206/6949
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Martin Loy, Jr. 207/6950
2/36 Daguerrotype-of L.T. Louise Schell 208/6951
2/36 Daguerrotype-of John W. Arndt 209/6952
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Mrs. Martin Loy 210/6953
2/36 Daguerrotype-of H.B. Loy 211/6954
2/36 Daguerrotype-of P.L. Loy 212/6955
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Edwin T.C. Loy 213/6956
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Annie T. Loy 214/6957
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Ellwood Loy 215/6958
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Jacob Schell 216/6959
2/36 Daguerrotype-of E.W. Knos 217/6960
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Lottie Watson 218/6961
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Mary Frampton 219/6962
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Harry B. Loy 220/6963
2/36 Daguerrotype-of William E. Loy 221/6964
2/36 Daguerrotype-of David M. Loy & Ellwood 222/6965
2/36 Daguerrotype-of Ellen Stewart 223/6966
2/36 Daguerrotype-of P.L. Loy (Discarded 10/10/60) 224/6967
2/36 Daguerrotype-of David M. Loy 225/6968
2/36 Bible, from 1823 278/280
2/36 Book-Snull’s Legislative 279/280
2/36 Psalms 280/280
2/36 Album 281/280
2/36 Bible 282/280
2/36 Book (Disposed of, Min. 6/27/74) 283/280
2/36 Taxidermist’s Manual 284/280
2/36 Books (35) 285/280
2/36 Book-Store Cash Book 286/280
2/36 Book (Recipes) 287/280
2/36 Book-Estimate 288/280
2/36 Book, The Century War 289/280
2/36 Photograph-of Fort Howard 290/284

 

page 3

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
2/36 Photograph-of view of Fox River & Fort Howard 291/284
2/36 Photograph-Washington St. 292/284
2/36 Photograph-View of Green Bay
from top of Cargill Elevator
293/284
2/36 Photograph-entrance to Fox River 294/284
2/36 Photograph-copy of old lithograph
Green Bay & Fort Howard 1867
295/284
2/36 California Laws 296/280
2/36 History-of Ge[neal]olgy of Schell &
Loy families (Disposed of 4/27/74)
297/280
2/36 Survey-of Los Angeles, CA 298/280
2/36 Book, Day, brown leather 299/280
2/36 Account Book 300/280
2/36 Book, day 301/280
2/36 Book, record 302/280
2/36 Book, of common prayer 303/280
2/36 Photograph-of Loy Schell 304/280
2/36 Photograph-of Charlotte Baird 305/280
2/36 Bill Holder 463/280
2/36 Pitter, cherry 464/280
2/36 Spur, steel 465/280
2/36 Keys (2), steel 466/280
2/36 Buckskin (pc.) 467/280
2/36 Spectacles (pr.) 468/280
2/36 Tobacco Box, lead (Sold, min. 8/7/62) 469/280
2/36 Collar, dog 470/280
2/36 Handle, wooden 471/280
2/36 Spoon, gravy, silver 472/280
2/36 Knife, silver, butter 473/280
2/36 Bill Holder or Ticket Account 474/280
2/36 Ball, rubber 475/280
2/36 Chisel, steel 476/280
2/36 Knife Sharpener, steel 477/280
2/36 Frame, wood (for plane) 478/280
2/36 Cartridge Belt 479/280

 

page 4

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
2/36 Bag, hunting 480/280
2/36 Chain, steel 481/280
2/36 Crane-for small fireplace 482/280
2/36 Skates (Pr.), ice 483/280
2/36 Hatbox, cardboard 484/280
2/36 Glass Stand, mirror frame 485/280
2/36 Bag, traveling, leather 486/280
2/36 Key, steel 498/280
2/36 Spectacles (pr.) 512/280
2/36 Glove (1), white, kid 514/280
2/36 Gloves (pr.), lady’s tan, silk 515/280
2/36 Fan (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 516/280
2/36 Fan, ivory 517/280
2/36 Handbag 518/280
2/36 Night Caps (3) 519/280
2/36 Trunk 520/280
2/36 Mill, coffee (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 521/280
2/36 Mill, coffee (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 522/280
2/36 Duster 523/280
2/36 Vase, flower 524/280
2/36 Machine-to affix seal(?) 525/280
2/36 Shoes, hunting 526/280
2/36 Helmet, tropical 527/280
2/36 Eversharp, made of gun metal 528/280
2/36 Box, writing, walnut 529/280
3/36 Map-of Presidents from 1789-1841
160 Nassaw St.
348/280
3/36 Map-general-of USA North America 349/280
3/36 Map-of Wisconsin 350/280
3/36 The White City, Vol. I, Series II, 3/17/1894 386/280
4/36 Handle, axe 657/280

 

page 5

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
5/36 The New Testament 432/280
5/36 The New Testament 433/280
5/36 Psalms and Hymns 434/280
5/36 Miniature Lexicow [I think this means “Lexicon”–DRW] 435/280
5/36 Books-By Laws, etc. 436/280
5/36 Stock Certificate 437/2547
5/36 Stock Certificate 438/2548
5/36 Stock Certificate 439/2549
5/36 Stock Certificate 440/2550
5/36 Stock Certificate 441/2551
5/36 Band 77033, of Milwaukee 442/2552
5/36 Rules & Regulations-navigation of the Fox & Wis. Rivers 443/2553
5/36 Box, tin, hunting 765/280
5/36 Buttons, (3), silver cuff 766/280
5/36 Napkin Ring, lead & zinc 767/280
5/36 Vase, bronze 768/280
5/36 Bridge, copper, cut of 2 span 769/280
5/36 Iron, ruffle or fluting 792/280
6/36 Photograph-of Mrs. D.M. Loy (mother of donor) 517/280
6/36 Cane, oak 900/280
6/36 Cane, maple (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 901/280
6/36 Cane, double twisted, cherrywood (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 902/280
8/36 Lantern, for kerosene 1151/4748
8/36 Candle Holder, tin 1151/4747
9/36 Salt Cellar 98/4754
9/36 Salt Cellar, zinc frame 115/4756
9/36 Mustard Jar, white, china (Sold) 145/4789
9/36 Vase, china 147/4757
9/36 Ink Well & Pen Holder, china 158/4755
10/36 Book, arithmetic 586/280
10/36 Book, English spelling 587/280
10/36 Splint Basket (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 674/6940

 

page 6

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
11/36 Cup & Saucer 258/4786
12/36 Bowl, sugar 308/4785
12/36 Vase, mantel ornament 316/4787
12/36 Figurine, dog (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 316/4788
1/37 Cane, hickory (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1535/280
1/37 Cane, unfinished (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1536/280
1/37 Cane, unfinished (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1537/280
1/37 Cane, unfinished (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1538/280
1/37 Cane, birch (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1539/280
1/37 Cane, birch (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1540/280
1/37 Cane (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1541/280
1/37 Cane, hazelnut (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1542/280
1/37 Cane, hickory 1543/280
1/37 Cane (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1544/280
1/37 Vine, grape 1545/280
1/37 Cane, thorn apple (Sold, Min. 8/7/62) 1546/280
1/37 Box, sewing 1554/280
3/37 Photograph-of Cara Davis & others 835/280
3/37 Photograph-Mrs. Ruauly of Ripon 836/280
3/37 Photograph-3 daughters of P.S. Loy 837/280
3/37 Photograph-Eraustus Kingsley 838/280
3/37 Photograph-Mrs. Sarah Ritchie 839/280
3/37 Photograph-Mrs. Willie 840/280
3/37 Photograph-4 children of T.D. Bouring 841/280
3/37 Photograph-live store formation ledge east of De Pere 842/280
3/37 Photograph-Rev. Howard & wife 843/280
3/37 Photograph-Walter Bruebaker 844/280
3/37 Photograph-Laura Bridgerman 845/280
3/37 Photograph-Members of the State Senate 846/280
3/37 Scrapbook 2205/280

 

page 7

mo/yr
donated
Item
Lot number
6/37 Coffee Cup w/handle 610/280
11/37 Notice-U.S. Marshall’s Office 1084/280
2/38 Tablespoon 2564/4751
2/38 Tablespoon 2565/4751
2/38 Teaspoon 2566/4752
2/38 Fork, silver plated 2567/4750
2/38 Fork, silver plated 2568/4750
2/38 Fork, silver plated 2569/4750
3/38 Trunk, tin, covered 2599/280
6/40 Tea Pot, pewter 3134/4746
6/41
(“6/61” [Sic.])
Pencil & Pen combination 3439/4764
12/43 Account Book 2179/280
12/43 Statues-of State of Wis. 2180/280
12/43 Acts (of resolves passed by the Legislature of Wis.-1850) 2179/280
12/43 Book, laws of Wis. 1852 2182/280
12/43 General Acts 2183/280
12/43 Book, laws passed by legislature 2184/280
12/43 Trial-of impeachment of Levi Hubbell, judge 2185/280
12/43 Maps & catalogue (book form by Lake Erie Iron Co. 2196/280

This is the complete listing of the acquisitions of the Neville Public Museum, of donations of P.S. Loy.

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