Thank you, I enjoyed reading your message.My greatgradfather was also a Mason. Could you please tell me more about Joseph Hoag.My line is Franklin Hoag b. 1858, Kalona, Washington, Iowa. Lived his live in Custer, Co., NE He was the son of George W. Hoage(b. 1825 NY-d. 1862 at Shiloh (Pittsburgh Lanidng, TN.I have never been able to get any further back then this.Maybe the Masonic tie is what will help me.Thank you.