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Isaac H. Hill (1814-1888) and Family.
Born at Thompkins Co., N.Y., president of Michigan Pipe company in Bay City.

Biography - Added Dec., 2010.

History Bay County, Michigan - Gansser, 1883.


Among the history builders of Bay City, Michigan, was the late Isaac H. Hill, whose portrait accompanies this sketch. He was president of the Michigan Pipe Works, manager of the Bay City Bridge Company and closely identified with many of the other great business interests of this section. Mr. Hill was born in Tompkins County, New York, in 1814. After the death of his first wife, he moved to Tyrone, Schuyler County, and after his long and useful life had close, his remains were taken back and laid to rest with the dust of his ancestors.

Mr. Hill was of great service to Bay City in many capacities. His business abilities, executive power and high sense of commercial integrity made his service of great importance. He was one of the moving spirits in the founding of numerous industries and the present prosperity and scope of the Michigan Pipe Works are due directly to his efforts. In many other departments of activity, he was prominent. His was a busy life, one which reflects credit and honor upon this city and his name will long be perpetuated by what he succeeded in accomplishing.

In 1848, Mr. Hill was married, in Steuben County, New York, to his second wife, -- Mrs. Susan Ann Hale, widow of Samuel P. Hale and daughter of Henry S. and Margaret (Teeple) Williams. Mrs. Hill was born June 30, 1829. Her two children were born by her first marriage are deceased. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Two survivors being: Mary, who is the wife of H. B. Smith, of the Michigan Pipe Works; and Charles H. Hill, also financially interested in the Michigan Pipe Works and a resident of Bay City, who married Bertha Hay.

The father of Mrs. Hill was a merchant in Stueben County, New York, for many years, also county judge for several years, in which office he was serving at the time of his death. Mrs. Hall was reared and educated in Stueben County, being one of a family of six children. Her interests have been centered in Bay City for more than half her life-time and there are few ladies in private life here who are more beloved or esteemed for noble qualities of mind and heart. She can recall all the various steps by which Bay City has climbed from a small lumber town to its present prosperity, and in the furthering of all those agencies looking to the establishment of schools, churches and charities, she has taken an active part. Her beautiful home is situated at No. 1403 Fifth street, Bay City.

Death of son, Charles. - Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx Dec., 2010.

The Bay City Times Tribune, Monday, Sept., 18, 1900, Page 3.


Death came as a relief to Charles H. Hill at the West Side hospital last midnight, where he had been for a few weeks, coming there from his summer home at Point Lookout. Mr. Hill had made a brave fight for three years against the inevitable.

He was a son of Isaac H. Hill, one of the founders of the Michigan Pipe Co. and one of the owners of Third street bridge when it was the property of a private company. Mr. Hill was born in 1863 at Tyronne, New York, and moved to Bay City with his parents when six months old. He had always made Bay City his home. He was educated in the public schools, and after reaching manhood became connected with the Michigan Pipe Co. and the National Cycle company. Prior to this he was engaged in the plumbing business in DuBois, Penn., where he was married to Miss Bertha Hay, who, with one daughter, Miss Isabelle, survive. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry B. Smith. He was a member of Joppa lodge, No. 315, F. & A. M., Blanchard chapter No. 59, R. A. M., Bay City consistory, Scottish Rite, Bay City commandery, No. 26, Knights Templar and Bay City lodge No. 88, B. P. O. E. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home of his sister, 1112 Center avenue. It will be conducted at the house by Rev. J. R. Van Wyck. There will be Masonic service at the grave in Elm Lawn. The family requests that friends omit flowers.

Additional Notes.

    Genealogy: Barcroft Family Records.

  • Children of Isaac H. Hill and his first wife Elizabeth Moore:
    • Elizabeth, born at Dryden, N.Y., May 11, 1842; married at Kanona, N.Y., May 10, 1838, Austin H. Otis, born at Howard N.Y., May 10, 1838, son of Francis Otis and Alida Van Keuren. Reside at Bath, N.Y.
    • Joseph Eugene ( a Civil War veteran), born at Hammondsport, N.Y., January 23, 1844; married June 29, 1880, Hannah Elizabeth Jenkins, born April 25, 1853, daugher of Benjamin F. and Elizabeth Jenkins.
  • Children of Isaac H. Hill and his second wife Susan A. Williams (Hale):
    • Caroline Matilda, born December 10, 1849; died Weston, N.Y., November 3, 1850.
    • Mary Sophia, born at Weston, N.Y., October 13, 1855; married February 24, 1881, Henry Bloomfield Smith, of Canada, born August 28, 1848, son of Henry P. Smith and Christiana Long. Reside Bay City, Mich.
    • Ans Williams, born at Weston, N.Y., January 11, 1860; died at Bay City, Mich., October 6, 1872.
    • Charles Henry, born March 8, 1863; married November 7, 1889, Bertha Hay, born at Dubois, Pa., July 13, 1869, daughter of William Epting Hay and Mary Anna Dunsten.

    1877 - Polk's Michigan State Gazetteer & Business.

  • Bay City Bridge Co. - C.E. Jennison pres, Isaac H. Hill sec, office Jennison Block.

    1880 Census Bay City, Mich.

  • Hill, Isaac H. - b. 1815 New York
  • Susan A. - wife
  • Children: Charles H., Mary S.

    1883 - Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Hill, Isaac - pres Michigan Pipe Co., res 522 Jefferson.
  • Jennison, Charles E. - (Tousey & Jennison), real estate, vice-pres Michigan Pipe Co, office Jennison Block, cor 5th and Water, res s e cor Center and Washington.
  • Michigan Pipe Co. - Isaac H. Hill Pres, Charles E. Jennison Vice-Pres, Henry B. Smith Sec and Treas, Patent Water and Gas Pipe, Steam Pipe Casing and Chain Pumps, n e cor Lord and Henry.
  • Smith, Henry B. - sec and treas Michigan Pipe Co., res 701 4th.

    1888 Michigan Deaths Bay City, Mich.

  • Isaac Hill, age 74, died Nov., 16, 1888, parents: Joseph and Sarah Hill.

Related Pages & Notes

Isaac H. Hill

Related Links:
Jennison, Charles E.
Michigan Pipe Co.
National Cycle Co.
People Referenced
Dunsten, Mary A.
Hale, Samuel P.
Hay, Bertha (dau-inlaw)
Hay, Wm. E.
Hill, Ans W. (son)
Hill, Caroline M. (dau)
Hill, Charles H. (son)
Hill, Elizabeth (dau)
Hill, Isaac H. (subject)
Hill, Isabelle (g-dau)
Hill, Joseph (father)
Hill, Joseph E. (son)
Hill, Mary S. (dau)
Hill, Sara Mrs. (mother)
Jenkins, Benjamin S.
Jenkins, Elizabeth Mrs.
Jenkins, Hannah E.
Jennison, Charles E.
Long, Christiana
Moore, Elizabeth (1-wife)
Otis, Austin H.
Otis, Francis
Smith, Henry B.
Smith, Henry B. Jr.
Teeple, Margaret
Van Keuren, Alida
Van Wyck, J.R. Rev.
Weston, NY
Williams, Henry S.
Williams, Susan P. (2-wife)
Subjects Referenced
Bath, NY
Bay City, MI
Bay City Bridge Co.
Civl War
Dryden, NY
DuBois, PA
Elm Lawn Cemetery
Jennison Block
Hammondsport, NY
Howard, NY
Kanona, NY
Michigan Pipe Works
National Cycle Co.
Point Lookout, MI
Schuyler Co., NY
Steuben Co., NY
Third Street Bridge
Tompkins Co., NY
Tousey & Jennison Co.
Tyrone, NY
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.