Biography of Bruce S. Hoag
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Hoag, Bruce S., is of Welsh descent. His grandfather was Isaac Hoag, born in Dutchess county and died in Laurens, Otsego county. Four generations of the family were born in Dutchess county, and the ancestors of these generations were Quakers, born in Connecticut. The father of Bruce S. was Henry Hoag, born in Otsego county and died in Niagara county in August, 1880, aged sixty one. He was a farmer and fruit grower of considerable note. His wife was Gulielma Shove, born in Otsego county in March, 1814. Henry and Gulielma Hoag were the parents of two children, Sarah M. and Bruce S. Hoag. Sarah M. was born in Otsego county in 1844., and now resides at Ridgeway. She married L. H. Hoag, a native of Orleans county, and they have four children: Irving, Celia, Arthur and Emma. Bruce S. Hoag was born in Otsega county September 22, 1847. He was educated at Lockport Union School and took a preparatory course at the Rochester Collegiate Institute. He inherited a fondness for flowers from his mother and in his younger days cultivated fruit and flowers. In 1882 Mr. Bruce Hoag purchased the peninsula at the mouth of Johnson's Creek, fronting on Lake Ontario and containing forty two acres. On this he erected a commodious hotel, cottages, pavillions. rinks, etc., and the place is now known as Lakeside. The hotel is capable of accommodating 150 guests and the resort is widely known. There are sixteen cottages situated near the hotel owned by private parties, residing in Washington, D. C., Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland, O., and Albion, besides six cottages owned by Mr. Hoag himself.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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