Loya Family Genealogy Forum
Welcome to the forum. The reason you see Loya/Doner used so frequently on the forum is that most of us are looking for info on Thomas Loya Sr. who married Lucy Doner. They are the brick wall that we have all hit on the Loya/Doner branch of our families. The crazy Chazy part is because Thomas and Lucy lived in Chazy and had 4 children there (Mary, Thomas Jr., Ellen, Emma). We are also looking for info on an Andrew Doner who was born in Peru like your husband's grandmother. Andrew married a Nacy Patneu and their daughter Jessie Doner married Thomas Loya Jr. There certainly could be some connection between the Doners you are looking for and the Doners I've just mentioned, as they all seem to be from towns which are in close proximity to one another in Clinton County, NY. Unfortunately I don't have any info on Levi Doner, but keep visiting the forum. If I come across anything on him in my research I'll let you know. If your husband knows anything about the Doners that I mentioned please post it to the forum. Thanks, talk to you soon.
Fair Haven, VT