Edward Hoagland was born September 28, 1908 in Wysox, Bradford County the son of Orlin Hoagland and Agnus Coolbaugh. He developed a love of the history of Bradford County and compiled genealogical records on many Bradford County families. Before his illness, Rev. Hoagland donated a 68 volume set of manuscript books to the Bradford County Historical Society. Known as the Hoagland Collection, these books are indexed and available to the public for research. The collection contains history, genealogy, and letters. Rev. Hoagland d. September 11, 1994 and is buried in his native Wysox.