Frederick Loy of Otoe County Nebraska

Frederick (“Fred”) Loy (ca. 1856 OH or North Shade Twp., Gratiot Co., MI—10 January 1891 near Burr, South Branch Precinct, Otoe Co., NE)
Lucinda Campbell (21 December 1867 OH—18 December 1922 Homedale, Owyhee Co., ID)

Frederick was son of Peter and Mary (de Zink) Loy.

Note: The death date on his grave stone shown on Find a Grave can be read as 10 January. His obituary from the Friday, 23 January 1891 Nebraska City News gives his death as “last Saturday night” (17th). However, it is possible the news from Burr was delayed for this weekly paper and this was news that should have been in the previous Friday’s newspaper.

It’s difficult to read the other dates on Frederick’s grave stone photo at Find a Grave. The contributor listed his birth as January 1856, but this was likely derived from age at death being 34 years, and illegible month and day. From what I can see, it looks like 34y, 2m, 2[8?]d.

After Frederick’s death, Lucinda married David Hiram Baldridge.

The 1860 North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Michigan census gives Frederick born in OH, while the 1870 Hendricks Precinct, Otoe County, Nebraska, 1880 Eden Township (Township 19, Ranges 25 and 26), Ness County, Kansas, and 1885 South Branch, Otoe County Nebraska census gives his birth in Michigan. Either the 1860 census was an enumerator mistake by giving Frederick the Ohio birth state, or in later years Frederick assumed he was born in Michigan. Like his father Peter’s household listing, the enumerator for the 1885 state census has such sloppy writing, FamilySearch indexed Frederick’s and wife Lucinda’s surname as “Saxy” while Frederick’s married sister Dena and her children, all living with Frederick, were indexed under surname “Sims.”

Historical news clippings of Frederick Loy.

Frederick and Lucinda’s children:

Born Where Died Where
#1 Chas F. Loy 25 July 1883 probably Otoe Co., NE 8 October 1883 Otoe Co., NE
#2 Iva Levernia (“Ivy”) Loy 9 November 1884 Otoe Co., NE 8 February 1885 Otoe Co., NE
#3 Mary E. Loy 6 January 1888 Otoe Co., NE 28 June 1889 Otoe Co., NE
#4 Berdie Vesta Loy 12 March 1890 near Burr, South Branch Precinct, Otoe Co., NE 8 October 1950 Boise, Ada Co., ID
md. 19 October 1910 (Denver, Denver Co., CO) George Herbert Reynolds 11 March 1882 Livingston Co., MO 22 December 1977 Boise, Ada Co., ID