Photos of John George (Hans Jurich) Loy’s Son Adam’s Descendants

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From Collection of Jacqueline (Hickman) Sharp, 

d/o R. Belle (Bonney) Hickman, d/o Lester Bonney, s/o Rosella (Loy) Bonney, d/o Stephen Loy, s/o Jacob Loy, s/o George Peter Loy, s/o Adam Loy, s/o John George (Hans Jurich) Loy.

Thanks Jackie for these additions!

The Loys of OH/Wapello Co. and Clarke Co., IA 

Stephen Loy

Stephen Loy

Minerva (Starr) Loy

Minerva (Starr) Loy








Stephen Loy was born Jan. 24, 1824 in Ohio and Minerva Starr was born Oct. 14, 1828 also in Ohio. They were married Dec. 17, 1846. They moved to Iowa near a small town in Wapello county named Kirkville in 1847. They later moved to Clarke county, Iowa near another small town of Murray. They are both buried in the Murray Cemetery. They had nine children from 1848 -1871: Peter Handby, Sarah Jane, John Henry, Stephen Lawrence, Mary Minerva, Cassius Milton, Sherman Grant, George Armenius, and Rosella Florence.

From Collection of Karl A. Whittington, 

s/o Glen “Pat” Whittington, s/o Rosa Mae (Loy) Whittington, d/o John Loy, s/o Jacob Loy, s/o George Peter Loy, s/o Adam Loy, s/o John George Loy. [Jacqueline (Hickman) Sharp’s ancestor Stephen Loy was brother to Karl A. Whittington’s ancestor John Loy (b.1831) who married Margaret Chesebrough.]

Thanks Karl for these additions!

John Loy

John Loy, great-great grandson of John George (Hans Jurich) Loy.

The first picture is of John when he was younger. The original image is owned by Karl’s first cousin Rose Ostler, who also owns the original of the John Loy family group photo below and that of the Beers family. On the back of this tintype John Loy wrote in his own handwriting, “Here I am J.L.”

John Loy Family

A later, ca. 1883-1885, photograph of John Loy, wife, and children. Back: Ida Ellen, Samuel Stephen, George Peter , Susan Harriet. Front: John Loy and wife Margaret (Chesebrough) Loy, Rosa Mae (Karl’s grandmother), and Jacob Ernest.

Rosa May Loy (baby)

John and Margaret’s daughter (Karl’s grandmother) as a baby: Rosa Mae (Loy) Whittington (1874-1963).

Rosa Mae (Loy) Whittington in 1915. She married Elmer O’Brien Whittington in 1891.

Nettie Mae (Loy) Beers, husband, and daughter. “Mae” was daughter of John and Margaret Loy’s son George Peter and his wife Hattie S. (Hutton) Loy. “Mae” is shown with daughter Ruth (22 May 1901 IA) and husband Arthur Beers, whom she’d married in 1900. This photo originally belonged to Karl’s grandmother Rosa Mae (Loy) Whittington and now owned by his cousin Rose Ostler.