SIMON to the TIMOTHY HOYT'S in BUSINESS PAGE
(11-06-12 Updated Version)
(Added Andrew L. Hoyt's school report on Atlas Milling Company w/photo)
(Added new photos of the York Mill site in Saline, MI)
(Added Joseph A. Sparling, Sr. photo of his milling business in Prescott,
MI, near bottom of page)
(Re-dated Hoyt Floral, 1912 to 1918 Ford-Truck& Hoyt Smokestake photo, credit Dick Hoyt, CA)
(Added Atlas Mill Clinton MI, destroyed by Fire links, located about 1/2 way down page & Updates)
(Added Flour Sack Story)
(Added link to image Article from Clinton Local, on Atlas Mill may be torn down)
(Added new article from Spokesman Review of the Hoyt Chimney)
(Added links to images of 1995 Amy Hoyt's News Article on Hoyt Smokestack & grounds)
(Added photo Gallery from Cilla, on Spokane 'HOYT' Smokestack, Greenwood Cem, Percival Home)
(Added Aerial image to Saline, York Twp, MI - Hoyt & Sons, York Mill Dam Site)
GRIST/FLOUR MILLS and OTHER HOYT BUSINESSES
HOYT Coat-of-Arms - Center Wheat Crest
New Findings in England
A Record found at Doctors Common, London in HHH Book of 1871, pg.
Above Crest, Did Wheat Crest mean that they were Farmers, or Grist
Millers back in
HOYT's in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT
The Stamford record gives us Simon's death as Sep.1, 1657.
Simon Hoyte's will at: HHH Book of 1871 on pages; (pg.290),
Article in Stamford CT Real Estate Magazine on John Schofield &
Caherine Hoyt Home,
HOYT's in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co.,CT
HOYT'S in CAYUGA Co., NY
J. G. & G.G. HOYT'S in LYONS-MUIR, IONIA Co., MI -
Earliest Michigan Flour-Grist-Roller Mill
Jonathan G. Hoyt came to settle in Muir / Lyons, MI. with 1 brother, Benjamin Hoyt, and His father Timothy Hoyt (1850-60's), in the early 1840's, as Benjamin shows being married in Muir, Ionia Co., in 1843 to Rosina Elizabeth Van Wie. And they ran a farm, West of town. I believe that both Jonathan G. & son, William Spencer Hoyt, & George G. Hoyt, worked in the Anchor Grist / Flour Mill until the late 1882 or 85, when Jonathan G and Son, William Spencer went to Saline MI, for 4 years, then moved to Spokane, Wa to start a Milling Business, then a floral & greenhouse business. (See Below Article). George G. (b. 1846 in Cayuga Co., NY), came in the late1860's, as he married in 1870 to Elizabeth ADELLA (Gerould), and had bought property N. of town, next to Jonathan G. Hoyt. George G. worked at farming and at the Anchor Mill, until moving to Pinkney , Elm Hall, Mack City, Grist Mills, then moved to Saline, MI with his father abt. 1884. Benjamin & Rosina Hoyt may have stayed and moved out West in 1900's. (The Great Muir Fire of 1896 burnt down the Anchor Mill and other businesses in Muir, MI, with most or all our families had moved away at that time). Jonathan G. & William Spencer, along with George G. & Families, (as George MARCUS Hoyt, graduated from Saline Public Schools abt. 1888-89), moved to Saline, Washtenaw Co., MI to operate the Mill their, from 1896-1900. (See Above)
(It does get confusing, between time periods of 1840-1910)
(View in Netscape or Download
in IE - Muir, MI)
Jonathan G. & George G. & William S. Hoyt operated; Circa 1860-1874
VIDEO of MUIRS-LYONS, MI - Timothy, Benjamin, Jonathan G, George G Hoyt, FIRST SETTLED in
This City in Michigan, from NY. The Anchor Mill & Farms & Homes Prpoerties.
11-21-2002 (.avi = 800 MB's / .wmv = 80 MB's)
JOHN G. HOYT'S in SALINE, YORK TWP., WASHTENAW Co., MI
A book that is a collection of Saline area pictures, "Images
of America; Saline" by Susan Kosky that was published in 2003.
There is a nice picture of the mill with the following caption.
The water-powered York Mill was built in 1836 on the Spring Brook
in York Township. In 1868 it was renovated to use either water or
steam. The mill burned in 1881, and was rebuilt by J.G. Hoyt &
Son. For more than 45 years the mill produced White Swan flour,
used in many Michigan kitchens. In 1911, Edward and Herman Alber
bought the mill, selling it to Jacob Theurer a few years later.
In 1930, ownership of the property reverted to Edward Alber, who
again called it York Mill and began producing "Snow Loaf"
flour. Alber later sold the mill to Gerhardt Cekau. It ceased grinding
grain after World War II. It was razed in 1945 to make way for a
new slaughterhouse for poultry.
JONATHAN (John) G. HOYT, owned and operated
the York Mill business from 1876 to about 1890, he rebuilt the mill,
when it burned in 1881, with his sons, George G & William S.
Hoyt, for approximately 13 years. Fredrick
Van Wie Hoyt was attending Yale University Divinity School, and
graduated 1881. George Greenwood (nickname Gerald, pro-nounced Ja-raud)
Hoyt, then removed to Elm Hall, Graiot Co, MI in 1878.
Wiliam S. went to Spokane, WA, about 1884,
and John G. located to Spokane, WA about 1890. Fredrick VW Hoyt
followed to Spaokane, WA, 1900's.
(View Recent Photos of the York Mill Site, now, it is a DNR Fish Farm, 1MI S. of Saline, MI)
In Saline, MI, turn S. at top of Hill in Downtown at Light, on Saline-Macon Road, go down hill about 3/4 mile. On right..
(View Recent Photos (2010) of the York Mill Site, of Saline, MI, It is now, a Fisheries Research Station, DNR of MI)
Elm Hall, Gratiot Co, MI - George G. Hoyt - Miller
G.G. HOYT'S in STANTON, IONIA Co., MI
A 50th Wedding News Article gave an account that Hugh P. Hoyt was formerly of Stanton, MI, and moved to Remus, MI & Married Katherine Elizabeth Hoag. after the Stanton Mill had burned down. George G & Elizabeth Adella (Gerould) Hoyt, were from Stanton, when Elizabeth purchased some property in Remus in 1896, and gave indication in Indenture (Deed), that she was from Stanton. Montcalm County Deeds show George G Hoyt & Elizabeth A. Hoyt on Deeds in the courthouse.
VIDEO of Stanton, MI -George G & Elizabeth Adell/a Hoyt, & Hugh P Hoyt in Stanton, MI & Present day
Property where George's & Hugh's - Stanton Milling Co was when it burnt in 1895.
11-14-2002 (.avi = 512 MB's / .wmv = 22 MB's)
The Remus Mill pictured top right, burnt down Easter Sunday, in 1941, I have pictures of the newer one (Mill in Gold paint in 1975). Now, George G, Hoyt's father, Jonathan G. Hoyt worked at the Muir, MI. Grist Mill in the 1870's. The Anchor Mill burnt down in the 1898 Fire in Muir, MI. George Greenwood & Earnest E. & Hugh Percival Hoyt moved to Remus, MI, as right photo, to work in the Grist Mill in Remus, MI.inn 1896 before the Fire of Jonathan G. Hoyt, Sons, William Spencer went to Saline, MI to Operate & Own the Saline Grist Mill & later came Fred Van Wie Hoyt moved to Spokane, Wa. to work in Grist Mills & start "Hoyt Bros. Floral " business there.
GEORGE G. HOYT & SONS GRIST MILL - REMUS, MI. 1896-1906
VIDEO of REMUS, MI -Wamboldt Cemetery where George G & Elizabeth Adell/a (Gerould) & Father
C.M. Gerould are Buried, Hugh P Hoyt, Carrie Melvina (Hoyt) Colegrove in Remus, Mi
Homes and Present day GG Hoyt & Sons Mill Property.
11-14-2002 (.avi = 697 MB's / .wmv = 28 MB's)
(See, below, " Written History of the Timothy Hoyt Family" ,
The picture to the right is from REMUS, MI. Circa about 1904, when My Grandfather (Hugh Percival Hoyt) and his Father (George G. Hoyt) and Great Uncle (Earnest Edward Hoyt).
(Close-up of G.G. Hoyt & Sons Grist Mill, rt top)
E.E. HOYT in PINCKNEY, LIVINGSTON Co., MI
My Great Uncle, Earnest E. Hoyt worked at this mill in
P. HOYT'S in TECUMSEH, LENAWEE Co., MI
Before coming to Tecumseh, MI. My Grandfather, Hugh Percival Hoyt, worked at the
Bryan Oh. flour-grist mill, then lived and worked at the Deerfield, MI. Flour Mills,
where my Great Aunt Ada Francis Hoyt was born.
(Click each photo to view enlargment)
H. P. & E.E. HOYT's in CLINTON, LENAWEE Co., MI
While I was growing up, I watched my Father, Paul Millard Hoyt, his Brother Hugh Huntington Hoyt and Grandfather, Hugh Percival Hoyt, working at the Atlas Milling Company,(pictured right), often visiting, and seeing the ancient belts, pulley's of 1800's work, with the water powered turbine in dam from a raceway built for the Grist & Woolen Mills, off of the Raisin River. We had a famous Stagecoach Roadway (US12, now) in 1800's from Chicago to Detroit, with the famous Clinton Inn called the Eagle Tavern in Clinton, Mi. now resides at Greenfield Village, Southfield (Detroit), Mi. Moved and rebuilt to original, by Henry Ford. My Grandfather Hugh Percival Hoyt, first worked as Head Miller, coming from the Hayden Mill in Tecumseh, MI, and My father sold the Atlas Mill in 1955, at which time,
Max Steffens, and son, Charlie Steffens took over the Business, as Atlas Feed & Grain Co.
then my Father, Paul M. Hoyt, sold the last Mill Property, North of US 12, the Raisin River lands in 1967.
(Please VIEW the Atlas Milling Co. Slide Show with many Document, below)
Below THE ATLAS FLOUR MILL in CLINTON, MI.
(Awarded as a Michigan Business as One of Oldest remaining Original Businesses, still doing Original Business.)
NEW - ATLAS MILL TO BE TORN DOWN - Clinton Local - 01-24-2008
(E-mail me ),( if you are interested in a CD of this Account Ledger,
it is 486 MB's with 1,078 images)
NEW - ATLAS MILL TO BE TORN DOWN - Clinton Local - 01-24-2008
OTHER CLINTON MI LINKS & DOWNLOADS
(Veiw in Netscape or Download in IE - below Headings)
1. CLINTON MI ZIP FILE
(Some Old Articles, History & Photo's)
2. ATLAS MILLING CO - FEED & GRAIN - 16.2 MB's
(History Documeents & Photo's)
3. Clinton INN (Eagle Tavern)
(History & Photo's)
4. Clinton Cemetery - Riverside Cemetery
(Cemetery Plot Photo's of Hoyt's
& photos of their Homes in Clinton.)
5. 319 Clark St. Clinton, M.
(Home where we grew up)
6. Clinton High School
(Old Clinton School photos)
7. 1965 C.H.S HOME PAGE
Andrew L. Hoyt's - School Report
on his Gt-Gt-Grandfather's Business
- Atlas Milling Company
from 1912, when Hugh P. Hoyt
came to Clinton, to manage the mill,
to purchasing the Atlas Mill in 1924,
and sold out of family, in 1955
(Sadly, mill became vacant 2005 - burnt down by arsonists on March 12, 2009)
Read more on this Mill Business, and other family
businesses at the link below:
(Click on images below to view a larger image)
Congratulations Drew on your Report, as the Hugh P. Hoyt family members, are proud of your accomplishment!!
NEW - BREAKING NEWS - 03/12/2009
G. Marcus & sons, Kenneth &Owen
- HOYT'S - PHARMACY's
JOHN G. HOYT's in SPOKANE, SPOKANE Co., WA
2nd Business: brothers, William S & Fred VW Hoyt - HOYT BROS. CO., Florists
Don Henrick's additional e-mail of William & Frederick's partnership & selling the Flower Business in the Spokane Review:
WRITE-UP OF A FORMER WORKER AT THE GARDEN SPRINGS GREENHOUSES (.pdf)
The photo below of The "HOYT BROS CO." Smokestack,
that stiil stands today, (May 2002) in Garden Springs, near or in
Spokane, WA., in 1894, Jonathan G Hoyt's, (passed in 1891) sons, William
Spencer Hoyt and his brother (Frederick Van Wie Hoyt, first owned
and Operated a Grist Roller Flour Mill, off Havermill Island, near
the old train yards, (Patricia Isadore & Richard Spencer Hoyt,
daughter & son, say that Grandfather (Jonathan G. & William
made a whitened
flour process called the Silk 50 Process, where all the European
and whites were eager to purchase, that left brown wheat flour, and
Jonathan & William became great friends with some of the local
Indian tribes, as they gave the brown wheat flour to them. After the
death of their Father, John G..in Oct. 29, 1891.William, along with
his brother, a local pastor, Fred V., went into the Floral Greenhouse
and Flower Sales Business, located at 2 locations in Downtown Spokane,
WA, and the Greenhouse West in Garden Springs. (see thumbnail above),
at different times, known as the HOYT BROS. CO.FLORISTS (See
Ancestry Documents under Patricia and Jonathan G. Hoyt and Frederick
Van Wie Hoyt, for more details and digital images of letters/Photos,
and documents). Also, Frederick Van Wie Hoyt,, previously was pastor
at a Cheney, WA Church, and came to Spokane preaching at the
Pilgrin Church. Frederick V. Hoyt is in the Ripley's,
"Believe or Not", (Toledo Blade Newspaper, Toledo, OH.)
for marrying the same woman 3 times, Mirah
Horton, his adopted sister, in 1877,as Fred was off at Yale
Divinity School graduating in 1882, in Saline while his, Father,
John G. & Sabra "Isadore VW Hoyt, needed help in the household,
Isadore with her baby, Carrie M., and other children. Mirah (Mara)
was from Canada. . Pictured in the photo are the 3 Children
of Annie Mable Hoyt (b. in Muir MI in 1882 and her sister Mary Fredrica
Hoyt b. in Spokane, WA in 1884). & Husband, William Schultz, of
William Spencer Hoyt & Jennie Hickmont, his second wife.. John
T. Percival, Hoyt's in law to Emily. M. Hoyt, was also invested in
the Flour and Floral Businesses.
(Click each photo to view enlargment)
1995 & 2008 Articles about the Hoyt Greenhouses in Garden Springs
(Incidentally, NEWS UPDATE, Jan. 2005, the
HOYT Smokestack, is threatened to be torn down,
JOHN T. PERCIVAL - HISTORY OF RAILROADS IN OTTAWA COUNTY - 1886
(John T. Percival was married to Emily Melvina Hoyt; George G. & William S. & Fred. VW Hoyt's sister).
John T. Percival, ALSO, OPERATED A FLOUR
& FEED STORE in Grand Haven, MI around 1875 to mid-1890's,
Booklet reprinted - Credit to Charlie Misner, Grand Haven, MI, December 2004
HUSBAND OF ADA FREDICA HOYT
OPERATED THIS FEED/GRAIN & LUMBER BUSINESS IN PRESCOTT, OGEMAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN
of the TIMOTHY HOYT (b. 1770 CT ) &
JOHN G HOYT BRANCHES
of Cayuaga Co NY to MICHIGAN &
BEYOND with Intro for CD Set & Website
MY HOYT BRANCH MIGRATION TO MICHIGAN
& OTHER STATES
(1. List of Hoyt Names & Dates Where they lived)
(2. Map of what Hoyt lived where in MI)
(3. Timeline Table #1- Imigration in MI & to Other States)
***NEW VIDEO'S of NOV. 2002 OF HOYT ROOTS***
Each of STANTON , & REMUS , & MUIR , MI
( Hoyt's in Clinton, Deerfield, Tecumseh MI Videos to be done in 2003 )
( Hoyt'a in New York State and CT to be done in 2004 )
( Please write or E-mail for a Cd of each, or All., include address )
Videos in (.avi) and (.wmv) formats