This Week's Gravestone

Albert Hoag and Family

1842 - 1916
1860 - 1945
1883- 1936

Hoag Cemetery, Grand Isle VT

Classified Ad in the American Agriculturist, 1878
AGENTS WANTED. For Hoag's Hand Corn and Bean Planter, particularly adapted for planting where phosphates, or any kind of manure, is used in the hill. Send for illustrated Circular to Albert Hoag, Grand Isle, Vt. - P.S. All correspondence for the State of New York and Canada directed to S. Gordon, East Chazy, N.Y. Patent applied for.
HAND SEED PLANTER US Patent No. 295,762
Be it known that I, ALBERT HOAG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pearl, in the county of Grand Isle and State of Vermont, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hand Seed-Planters; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.....
Advertising Cover in the Vermont Philatelist, May 2013 by David Hoag
David Hoag sends along two interesting advertising covers. The first is illustrated on page 3 and is from Albert Hoag of Grand Isle and postmarked at Keeler’s Bay. David says he doesn’t believe Albert Hoag is an ancestor. He also writes that his father preferred a wooden planter rather than the “modern” metal one. Below we have the reverse of the envelope plus the contents and a photograph of a metal planter such as the one advertised.