Loy Query Forum LoyHistory.com
If you already know your branch but looking to connect with distant cousins or more information on your ancestors.
- George Christopher Loy (to America 1732)
- Matthias Loy (to America 1733)
- John Heinrich Loy (to America 1733) and Johannes Loy (to America 1740)
- Martin Loy (to America 1741)
- George and Anna Maria (Loy) Sharp (Possible sister of Martin Loy to America 1741)
- Martin Loy (to America 1774)
- Johan and Matthias Loy (to America 1817)
Loys that either stayed in Ireland or migrated from Ireland to North America, Australia, or other English-speaking countries
This is for Loy branches not categorized above, also for general Loy queries not pertaining to any specific branch, as well as for researchers who haven't the slightest idea which Loy branch they belong to.
Do you know of any LOY family reunions? Start new topic with title being city/county/state and name of reunion patriarch(s) and matriarch(s) represented, and, if known, mention Loy immigrant ancestor. In message body, please give this info with dates and location (such as park) held each year, date of next reunion, and any other details, such as who's in charge of reunion and contact info. If not held in United States, then whatever locality pertains to the reunion. Reunions don't have to be specifically with surname Loy, it can include a matriarch with Loy maiden name.
Looking for an old photo of a Loy-related ancestor? Trying to locate an old marriage record or war record? That rare photo might be in a collection of a living distant cousin. That old marriage record or war record that hasn't been digitized online yet may be in records of another Loy researcher, who's already delved into old courthouse records. Post your query here. Perhaps someone might have the item you need for a digital copy.
While going through census and old online newspapers, I've encountered some Loys that I've not been able to place in any Loy line. Does anyone recognize any of these??
For fun, thought I'd include a recipe section. No real rules as to what's considered a "family recipe": it could just start with your generation, or go back many generations. Even a favorite potluck or family reunion dish where everyone asks you to give them the recipe.
BTW, to any of you from Martin Loy's (to America 1741) son George...not to sound like the Walton's Mountain Baldwin sisters...but I'm curious if the George Loy version of "Papa's Recipe" still exists. 😛 According to George's son Jacob's son Henry Loy, in a letter to Henry's nephew Harvey Loy, "I have often heard Father [Jacob Loy] talk of a preacher that usually stopped at his father's when he came to preach. Grandfather Loy [George Loy] kept a distillery and Father said the preacher always called him away from the church after preaching, to go home and get him his half-pint of whiskey. He had to have it before preaching, too, and said he couldn't preach without it."
For discussion about the 1930s TVA removals, especially those in the Loyston, Tennessee area, but open to discussion on any of the places affected by TVA relocations.