Boyer Research List

There is an Association of American Boyers that publishes books of various Boyer lines. I think they are on thier 7th volume and each one is rather large. The books can be found at many genealogy libraries and FHC's can get them on film from Salt Lake. Each summer they have an annual reunion in Boyertown, PA.
The Association of American Boyers, Inc.

  1. Ross Kinnie
    Its my list so I get Top Billing. (he he he)
    I have a William Boyer in PA b. 1799 and his father William Sr.born in Holland 1757. I am looking for any information related to this family. My Grand mother has quite a bit of info not shown here yet. I hope to get more from her this year.

2.      Dennis Boyer
The new web site for "Boyer Chronologists" is: is now his main site

Has more that a hundred decendants of Daniel Boyer b.1775 in Maryland, he is looking for parents and ancestry. I have included a list of his Boyers

3.      Gary Boyer
A list of Gary's Boyers
I am researching all branches of my family tree; however, in the Boyer line, I am primarily looking to link and add to my information base, information on one Joseph Boyer, b1794, Old Virginia, emigrated to Coles County, Illinois around 1836 with his family, and to Missouri around 1857 with some members of the family. Must have died in Missouri; but I can find no trace of him there.

4.      Email not working??? EDGTV@Aol.Com

o        I have the decendants of John Boyer b. 1840 in Germany

o        Tomas Boyer m. Hellen Mitchel.

o        Harold Boyer b. Nov. 09, 1908 in Fredricksburg Iowa, d. Jul 01, 1972 New Rockford N.D m.Sep 08, 1927 in New Rockford, Anna Johnson of Brandtford N.D, b. Feb 24, 1911.

o        Anna Johnson is the daughter of Theodore Johnson and Josey Blinsman.

o        I'm looking for is Tom 's parents date of birth and birth place.

o        Harolds. brother's and sister's and their date of birth;

o        Job;s they might of had.

o        I know Harold was a farmer. in New Rockford.

5.      SusanC7154@AOL.COM

Have hit dead end with a

o        H.G.K. Boyer (Henry Godfrey (?) Krause or Knight (depends on which older relative you talk to) married a Lillian Mathers of Philadelphia and settled there.

o        HGK died age 39 in 1907 in Morton, PA.

o        HGK was one of four children -

o        Older brother William Richard

o        Alice (m. Jerry Bast or Bass (depends on relativeagain))

o        Mary.

6.      Judy Svoboda JSvoboda39@AOL.COM

o        Judy is looking for information on John R. Boyer b. 06 Jan 1844, Berks Co., PA

o        m. Mary Elizabeth Essick 13 May 1868, Berrien Springs, Mich.

o        Also has John Boyer m. Mary McKean

7.      Cindy Starkey Email not working???
I am looking for Henry Boyer
Had a son Israel Boyer b. 1843 who married Harriet Clayton.
The family moved to Roxand Twp. Eaton Co. Michigan in 1847.
Now near Vermontville, Michigan.
Looking for any and all info on Henry and Catherine and his ancestors.

8.      Doug Boyer
Frank Boyer and Mary ?.
Joseph fought in WWI and lost a leg in battle in France in 1917.
I suspect he may have been from Essex Co., NY, New Hampshire, or French Canadian descent.
I am trying to locate the birthplace of Joseph and any of his ancestors.

9.      Doris Rizza
Who are Michael Boyer Sr. Parents? He was born 1803, lived in Lebanon Co. PA in 1830's. Married to Hannah Fisher.
Doris Rizza,
305 Jennings Ave ,
Scottdale, PA 15683

10.  Dave Harmon
Peter Boyer was allegedly born in Germany around 1778. When he arrived in America he originally was first known to settle in Somerset County, PA. However, in the early 1800s he and his three sons; Jacob (born 1801), George (born 1804) and John (born 1808) migrated to Armstrong County, PA. He was a pioneer of Plum Creek Township where he was a successful farmer. I have quite a bit of imformation on the family lines of George and John up to 1960, when it was compiled by the Reverend Dale Eugene Boyer of Rural Valley, PA. I am looking to share or obtain information on this branch of my family. Although, the descendants of Peter Boyer are undoubtedly spread throughout the US, until this century the family was concentrated in western PA.

(Note: Thanks to Dave, he's added 466 Boyers to the database. The Peter Line includes over 400 families, Its a large file and I had to trim none Boyers from the file.)

11.  Kevin Moore
Phreny ("Fanny") Boyer b. 11 Nov 1810, d. 17 Jul 1885, m. David Casebeer b. 22 Oct 1813, d. 16 Dec 1898
Absolom J. Casebeer and Elizabeth Schmucker are parents of David and are burried in the Lichty Cem. Somerset Co., PA
Has more info on Davids 10 siblings but needs info on his GGG Grandmother Fanny

12.  Jane Boyer
I am looking for John Boyer abt1815 that married Elizabeth McDonald b1818.
Jane Boyer, 2260 Coonpath Rd. Lancaster, Ohio 43130

13.  Michelle Bley
Here is the following Boyer family data that I have from a friend who is descended from this line.
Johannes Boyer, b. 1753, Bavaria, Germany.

o        He came with his parents to USA at an early age.

o        His father died when he was 4.

o        He married Amelin Catherin Wentzel, daughter of Philip Wentzel.

§         William Boyer, b. 1780 near Reading, PA, m. Margaret, had 12 children.

§         Jacob Boyer, b. 1801, Lancaster Co., PA, m. Susan Shamel, had 12 children.

§         Henry Boyer, b. 1841, Washington Co., MD, m. Anna Elizabeth Rosenstock, b. 1844, had 12 children.

§         Frederick St. John Boyer, b. Oct. 6, 1886, Mt. Carroll, IL, m. Mae Dimple Dickerson, b. Oct. 16, 1892.

14.  Norma Boyer Richardson
My research is my great grandfather Porter Boyer. We do not know who his parents were--only that his father was a plantation owner in Hancock County, Georgia. He is alleged to have seven brothers- all surname Boyer as well.

15.  Barbara L. Spann
Provides a line of Boyers in Canada starting with John Boyer b. abt 1730 in N.Y.

16.  William L. Zehm
Looking for parents of Jarem Boyer b. 1815, NY m. ca1841, in NY, Mary A ____, b. 1816, NY

17.  Cecil Cromwell
Cecil Provides the line of George Washington Boyer born about 1830 in Somerset, PA

18.  Jim Boyer
Jim Boyer supplies his family starting with a Beyer born in Germany.

19.  Todd Bolen

I descend from Elizabeth BOYER born 1790 in PA. She married Jacob G. YOUNG. She died 1851 in Somerset, PA.
Didn't see her on your GEDCOM list.
Does anyone know her parents or siblings?

20.  Pam Sulzer
Thanks for the Boyer Page! Please include my information.
ROBERT BOYER (b. ca. 1750) married ANN (possibly SMITH). Their daughter MARGARET BOYER (b. ca. 1775) married PETER BOWMAN before 1798 and in 1799 they had a daughter ANNE SMITH BOWMAN in Washington D.C.

In the 1800 D.C. census they lived next to AUGUSTINE BOYER. I believe he was a relative.

21.  Liz Hall Churchville
Just found your site through you (?) or another Boyer who sent me an e-mail. I'm not that familiar w/GEDCOMs. My husband's grand- mother was a Boyer. (Georgia Belle Boyer Churchville). I don't have much info on them yet. Her parents Jess & Mary Boyer are in Seattle WA c. 1920 and Jess was born in KS. My detailed info is in the other room, but I'll send more after I check the gedcom list for this family. Thanks in advance for any info. Will email again soon.

22.  James Dennis Moon
I am looking for information on JOHN BOYER b. 1812 d. 1887, m. SARAH FENSTERMACHER d. abt. 1887.

o        JOHN BOYER b. 1837 in Towamensing ,Carbon Co., Pa.

o        OWEN BOYER b. 1839 Carbon Co., Pa. d. 1921 in Cass or Montgomery Co., Iowa. m. MARGARET ARTLEY, b. 1841 in Dakota, ILL.

o        CAROLINE b. 1841,

o        JULIAN b. 1843,

o        AARON b1836,

o        KATHARINE b. 1837,

o        ELIZA. b. 1846,

o        SYLVESTER b. 1854.

Any info on this line would be appreciated.

23.  Dick Musselman
I was given your name and address as someone who may be able to help in my search into my wife's Boyer family line in Pa. Your home page is great and I would like to submit an inquiry.

The only information I currently have is Sybilla Boyer b. ? d.Oct.5,1908 in Allentown, Pa. m.William J. Elliott, probably in Port Clinton, Schuylkill County, Pa.
They had 11 children:
Clayton H. Elliott b.Feb.9,1859
William L. Elliott b.Nov.21,1860
Embrose Elliott b.Feb.19,1863
Charles B. Elliott b.Jan.10,1864
Matilda I. Elliott b.Dec.20,1866
John J. Elliott b.Jan.24,1869
Henry H. Elliott b.Jun.16,1871
Elizabeth E. Elliott b.Jul.21,1874
Mary M. Elliott b.Jun.29,1876
Bessie P. Elliott b.Jan.3,1880
George H. Elliott b.Oct.23,1881

I have included the childrens' names and birthdates so that this information could be used to determine Sybilla's approximate age as well as the possibility of recurring family names may help to track this family down. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, and I would be very willing to share additional info with others.

Thanks in advance,

I know it is not much, but any help would be appreciated.
Dick Musselman
385 Manor Drive
Nazareth, Pa. 18064

24.  Dave & Lisa Boyer
Searching for information concerning George BOYER (b. 24 August 1817 probably in Germany) m. Barbara HENDRICKS (possibly Heinrich). Immigrated into US abt. 1830 (?), eventually settling in Linton Twp., Coshocton County, OH, prior to 1841. Children of George & Barbara: John (m. Mary Salrin), George (m. Eva Bordenkircher), Jacob Soloman (m. Julia Bordenkircher), William (m. Mary Bordenkircher), Benjamin (m. Catherine Bordenkircher); all children of George & Barbara BOYER born in Coshocton County, Ohio. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You, David Boyer

25.  Michele Rowles
Hi, I am looking for infromation on Abram Boyer b. 1829 w. Mary Anne ? who came from Holland? Their children were Sarah J, Wilhelmina, Mary Eliza, Lucy, Sophia Rebecca, Daniel and Alice
Any help would be appreciated

26.  Dave & Lisa Boyer
Searching for information concerning George BOYER (b. 24 August 1817 probably in Germany) m. Barbara HENDRICKS (possibly Heinrich). Immigrated into US abt. 1830 (?), eventually settling in Linton Twp., Coshocton County, OH, prior to 1841. Children of George & Barbara: John (m. Mary Salrin), George (m. Eva Bordenkircher), Jacob Soloman (m. Julia Bordenkircher), William (m. Mary Bordenkircher), Benjamin (m. Catherine Bordenkircher); all children of George & Barbara BOYER born in Coshocton County, Ohio. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
David Boyer

27.  Roland
I'm looking for information about my husband's 3rd gr-grandmother. This is all I have (it's not much):

Sarah Boyer b -? d-September 19, 1877 buried in Llewelyn, PA with her husband. She was 60-something when she died, the grave marker was very hard to read. She m Jonas Kauffman and apparently they lived in Schuylkill County, PA ( and possibly Lancaster Co, PA) .

I believe that Sarah's father was Peter Boyer and that he originally lived in Berks Co, PA., and then moved to Stone Valley, Northumberland Co, where he died.

Any info would be great!

28.  Vera Boyatt
I am looking for the parents of John Boyer who married Dorcas Looker (Lokey) in 1812 in Rockingham Co VA. Some of his grandchildren moved to Hawkins and Sullivan Co TN around Civil War time.

Virginia Esther Boyer - b: Feb 1838 Tazewell Cty, IL d: 1907 Wapello Cty, IA m: Martin Vanburen Weeks (sometimes Wicks) 11 Nov 1864 in Tazewell Cty, IA. Looking for her parents. Two Boyers living adjacent to Weeks include Charles Bowyer b: 31 Oct 1822 Culpeper, VA son of Engle and Mary Bowyer. Maybe related ? Second adjacent family was Thomas Boyer b: 1846 Muskingum Cty.OH m: Cecilia Worstall Licking, OH, son of William Boyer b: 1816 Frederick, MD and Lucinda Day.

Any connections or info greatly appreciated.

30.  Larry Boyer
Please help me start out this search. This is the first time I have did this. IF you can help me in finding my family or in how to find my family I would be in your debt.

My name is Larry Dean Boyer born in Huntington Indiana 01/24/48 My Father is Harry Anton Boyer Jr.born in Lancing Michigan 11/22/23 He married my Mother who was Bessie Spencer in Markel Indiana on or about febuary 1947 My GrandFather was Harry Anton Boyer Sr. Married a Erma ?? I have no brothers or sisters. My Father had a Brother named Robert Dean Boyer.

This is about all I know. Please help if you know how I can follow up.

31.  Loretta Boyer McClellan
I am searching for the parents of William BOYER; Born: about 1835. (place unknown). Spouse: Mary Jane (last name unknown). William BOYER and Mary Jane had 6 children:
1) George BOYER
2) Elizabeth BOYER
3) Annie BOYER; married Mr. SAUBER
4) Jennie BOYER; married Mr. HUSTON
5) Emma BOYER
6) Joseph Jonathan BOYER
Born: 10 Jun 1868; North Wales, Montgomery Co. PA; Died: 1957
Spouse: Either Laura Walters or Annie (last name unknown)
Joseph Jonathan BOYER and Laura WALTERS or Annie (last name unknown) had 4 children:
1) Elsie BOYER
2) Joseph "Albert" BOYER; Born: 20 (or 29) May 1894; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA;
Died: 5 May 1972, Chino, San Bernardino Co., CA.
Spouse: Lillie Natalie SEELYE; Born: 16 Oct. 1895 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA;
Died: May 1996; Chino, San Bernardino Co., CA
3) Raymond BOYER
4) Bessie Lees BOYER; married Mr. RUFF, she was widowed or divorced; Bessie BOYER then married Mr. WHALEN
My BOYER ancestry can be seen in its entirety on my genealogy webpage, the URL address is above. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Sincerely, Loretta Boyer McClellan

32.  Angel
-->To: gdboyer@ottnet

Mr. Boyer, (mail to Gary boyer)

I am looking for some information on the Boyer line in Kansas. What I know of my line is this:

Rosa Boyer b. in Garden City Kansas date unknown
   m. to a Clarence Rowe of Kansas
    They had 4 children:
    1. Mildred   b, 28 Feb 1908 in Mineral Springs Kansas
                      d. 29 June 1940 in Jenny Lind, Arkansas
                      m. to Mayo Vincent  (his family immigrated from France and settled
                           in the Croweburg area.  His family were miners)
    2. Nadine
    3. Maxine
    4. Bud

Does any of this sound familiar? Please email me if you want to trade information. Mildred Rowe Vincent was my paternal grandmother. I only have a little information on the family because she died only 20 days after my father was born.

33.  Robert (Bob) Louis Boyer Jr. or
My search has come to a deadend. The furthest back I have been able to locate my ancestors is 1847. His name was Alex William Boyer, born 1847-1907. He was married to Eliza Jennie Aley b. 1853. She was the daughter of Jacob Aley and Jane Kyle. I believe that Alex had two other brothers. (I think) I do not know if he was born in the U.S. or elsewhere. The majority of my family tree appears to centered around the Evans City, Pa area.

Robert (Bob) Louis Boyer Jr.

34.  Stan Mazurek
I am helping my wife trace her roots, and have some information from an old family bible on the Boyers but there are a few missing links that I was hoping you or another Boyer reseacher might be able to supply info on.

In the bible it shows a William Boyer born in Pa. about 1797. He was married twice. The first marriage produced 2 daughters and several sons, who served in the Civil War enlisting in various Ohio regiments.

His 2nd. wife, who my wife is supposedly related to was Harriet White, born 10-3-1837. They had 4 children Irene, Ella, Florence L., and Benjamin.

I would like to obtain info on Williams birth date, date he died, first wife's name, childrens names and any birth, marriage, death dates anyone might have.

Thanks in advance
Stan Mazurek

35.  Tom Boyer
Several of the postings on your list seem close in location and time to my own research. I am trying to work backwards from William Henry Boyer of Alexandria, VA.(Old Dominion Rifles) who died in battle at Petersburg, Va. on 11 April 1865. He was married to Sara Anne Curtis GORE of Alexandria, b. 5/4/1836 d.1898.

Alexandria's 1860 census shows an 18 yr. old William Boyer listed as a cigar shop keeper living with (sisters?) Mary I. Boyer a 26 yr. old dressmaker and 20 yr. old Mary E. Boyer also a dressmaker. Not positive that this is the same William Boyer, however. Interestingly Mary I. Boyer, the elder of the three is shown as having been born in MD. while the others were born in VA. This line may actually work northward through MD. and or PA. where many families are first recorded.

I have several bits and pieces of pre-1860 Alexandria area Boyer "stuff" but can't make any connections, however some of it may be useful others.

Any help appreciated.
Tom Boyer, Marietta, GA.

I am looking for information on Boyers in the Knox County, Vincennes, Indiana area. This surname is probably french or french canadian.
Alexander BOYER married Marie SEGUIN
they had a daughter who was knows as Mary Ann BOYER, although she was baptised at St. Francois Xavier Church (in Vincennes?) in June, 1849 as Marie Rosalie Boyer. She married Joseph H. BOUVY who was born in France.


37.  Glen Boyer
For over 40 years I have looked for the birthplace of (Issac Boyer) a great-great-great grandfather in northern England--just recently we found an 1886 letter, a census record, two of his children's birth certificates which say he came from Pennsylvania. The letter as best we can translate says, "he was born up Philadelfey Raven (Ravine) at Black Bond (or Band) creek. Our best guess is he was born around 1780--1790. Anyone know of an Issac, part of a Boyer family, born during this period of time--and maybe someone knows of the geography mentioned--my maps don't show anything--but it is difficult to read the writing.

38.  Pamela Riddell
Please HELP!!! Looking for Mary Boyer, married to James Davis, or Davies.She was his second wife, I think.This sde of the family is very vague and its taken 2 yrs to get to this point! If you have any info.
please E-M at:

Thanks i will be forever in your debt! Pamela Riddell

I am a dedicated boyer and have just found your site on the web. My family is out of Superior, Wisconsin. I am not the family gatherer so my info to you at this time includes only my immediate family.

My father was John Boyer b1933 I think, Mother Maggie (Bailey) Boyer,
My father was married twice so ther is also Rose Ronio was Boyer she aslo remaried, sons and daughters include John, Roseann, Jennie, Joel, and Larry (thats me) Boyer.
I know my great and great/great grandmothers were indian. If possible I will try to get more info for this lineage for the database but any info you have will surely help.
Thanks for all the hard work and time you put into finding and keeping our lineage.

I am trying to establish the history of the William Henry Boyer who moved from Pa. to Southwest Virginia., probably between 1777 and 1783. He may have moved directly to SW Va, made intermediate stops in Va., or have moved via NC. He was married to Elizabeth [perhaps but uncertain - Christion or Christian] at a date and place unknown. He had a son named John born in Pa. about 1777. He had sons named Jacob and Henry, places and dates of birth unknown. He had a son Daniel, born in Virginia in 1783. He had otther children, probably born after arriving in SW Va. Rumored birth dates vary from 1738 to 1757. Rumored father: Reece or Reese. Rumored mother: Margaret or Mary.

Any information will be appreciated.

In your research have you come across a line of Boyers that fit the following:
Elder relatives recall being told the family was from Holland. Our Boyer line (not in American Boyer's book as of 1963) were to have come from the Boyer's who owned and/or operated the first grist mill in the Orwicksburg area. Am seeking parents of (not usre of birth order - but this is how it has been passed down) Alice, William Richard, Henry G.K. & Mary. The mother is said to have died c. 1876 when youngest child Mary was quite young and is said to be buried in the Schulykill Haven area.

Alice born c.1868 mar Jerry Bass/Bast ? of Schuylkill Haven area died c.1942
William Richard born c.1871 retired from Philadelphia Record/Inquirer was politician
mar. Caroline Aiman from Schuylkill Haven moved to Philadelphia died c.1946 Henry Godfrey Krause (Krouse) always known as H.G.K. born c.1872 mar. Lillian
Mathers (Mathers Coal & Fuel, Phila. & Mathers Mines) buried 15 Sep 1909 Mary born c. 1876 mar a Daniel Sommers and died Phila area c. 1950.
Does anything ring a bell? Any suggestion on researchers in this area? Am willing to pay for reasonable reliable person or to trade for research done in South Jersey area. please e-mail either way.

42.  Ann Cassel
I'm looking for any info on Barbara Alice Boyer, b circa 1861, d. 1891. Daughter of Adam Boyer and Eliza? Barbara m. Henry Siegfried, b. 1849, d. 1906. I think they must have been in Berks County, although I haven't found them on any census I've looked at.Barbara is my gg-grandmother.
Thank You,
You have a great page.

43.  Janet Munro
I'm happy to find a Boyer source. My Boyer connection is with a Magdalena Boyer from Pennsylvania, born probably in the 1760's or very early 1770's. She married a Henry Foster, also from Pennsylvania and their daughter Magdalena was my great-great-great grandmother. We have no other information. The name Magdalena was given to Magdalena foster's daughter and to my great aunt (who hated the name and changed it to Margaret). Any information would be helpful.

44.  Chris Twichell
I am looking for ancestors of Michael Boyer, probably born about 1890. I know he had a daughter, Alice U. Boyer, who was born around 1920 and died about 1966. Alice married a man named Doyl H. Twichell and had three kids -- David Alan ( my father ), Arthur, and Carol.
If you can help me, please e-mail me.

45.  Larry D Boyer
I am looking for a Anton or Antone Boyer who came to America in 1853 at the age of 21. Married Christena Brandt in 1859. Anton lived in Sumner Michigan and died on July 11,1912. I need to know where he came from in Germany so I can go from there.
Thank You
Larry Boyer

46.  Bobbi
I am descended from a William M. Boyer, supposed born Feb. 14, 1802 in Lancaster County, PA. This is as far back as our information goes. He married Mary (Polly) Knogle or Kanogle on sept 27, 1827. I have names of twn of their children (don't know if there are more). I am decended from John W. Boyer b. Dec. 5, 1831).
Hopefully you are in the same line. I would be thrilled to know of more history and happy to pass along what I know.

47.  Don Talbot
Date: 97-07-03 05:58:48 EDT
From: (Don Talbot)
To: nboyer@IBM.NET
Thank you for you response Neil. I would offer the following in order to set the record straight, so to speak:

by the late Rev. Charles C. Boyer
Revised by Melville James Boyer, head of Social Studies Department,
Allentown High School, Allentown, PA
Published under the auspices of the The Association of American Boyers,
Inc., 1940. **Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA, CS, 71, .B793, 1940 from Interlibrary loan service.

On page 604, Chapter CVIII, you will find the name of Abraham Boyer. Under him please note William Boyer and wife Catherine. From them came William Boyer who married Lucinda Smith. From them came Matilda Jane Boyer who married Charles Holtzman, on October 16, 1879 (marriage license in my possession) page 605. They had two children, Charles Holtzman, Jr., and Mollie Zoe Holtzman. Charles was renamed George Charles (Holtzman) Talbot, and Mollie Zoe (Holtzman) became a Barrowdale. Charles and Matilda Jane (Boyer) Holtzman are my great grand parents. After the death of Matilda Jane Boyer Holtzman, and later the death of Charles Holtzman, the children were placed for adoption in Seneca, Kansas in 1893. I have those records with kinfolk references of A. Boyer, Phebe E. Yocum, Mary E. Llivingood, William Boyer, Lucinda Boyer, William Winfield Boyer, Samuel Boyer, John Boyer, Permelia Jeffries, B. Ellen Friend, Charles Holtzman, Zoe Holtzman, Matilda J. Holtzman, all of which are listed on a Probate Estate Document, Feb 15, 1893. After the deaths of William and Lucinda Boyer, their land in Lincoln County, Kansas had be probated and all the above were heirs.

George Charles (Holtzman) Talbot married Orlie Ethyllynde Burr on July 21, 1908. Orlie was the daughter of Penta A. Burr and Mary Elizabeth Landon. Both families are well renowned. From George and Orlie came Allison Burr Talbot and Leda Nadine Talbot. Allison B. married Bessie Louise Stevens in 1932 and they had Charles Lee Talbot, Donald Gene Talbot (me), Linda Joyce Talbot, and Susan Carol Talbot. Allison just celebrated his 87th birthday on June 1, 97. I have two daugthers, Stephanie Dawn Talbot Fuhrmannek, and Laurel Renee Talbot, who is in Graduate School.

I hope this clears my connection to the Boyer Family.

Best regards, Don Talbot

Date: 11/8/98 4:24:42 PM EST

I have been on the trail for many years and have received more information in the past 4 years than I have in the previous 35 years. I suppose because of computers and e-mail communications.

The Boyer Newsletter, I had hoped, would provide lineages and points of contact to help others find a new person in specific lines. Many reunions have taken place and some never hear a word from or about the results of the gatherings.

I have found many lines of the William Boyer line, through Preston County, WV, onward to Kansas and beyond. However, one family member keeps eluding me. Matilda Jane Boyer (Holtzman) born 1851, age 29, married October 15, 1879 to Charles Holtzman, age 50. I have a copy of their marriage license now. However, besides a lot of information on the children and their adoption, there seems to be nothing available about his and her deaths, where they died, from what, and where they are buried. The Livingood family has provided a lot of information around the family in Kansas, but nothing about Matilida's death.

Has anybody obtained any information about Matilda Jane Boyer Holtzman after she moved to Hedgewood, Horton County, Kansas. We have a letter from her to sister Ella, of April 10, 1887. It is a blank since 1887. It appears she was in Missouri in 1888 for a visit. We believe her first born child Charles was born in 1888, and Zoe in 1891, but can't prove it. She died in 1891, so was there complications? Charles senior died 1893 (?) and Charles junior and Zoe went to adoption. Many letters surround Barbara Ellen and family, but little after 1887 regarding Matilda.

Can anybody help me fill in the gaps with letters, etc.

48.  Jean Hanks
Are there any lists of Boyers who served during the Revolutionary War specifically from Pennsylvania. I have a document that says my great, great, great, great, great grandfather served from PA but have misplaced it and can't seem to find anything on the net.

Am looking for any information on Jacob Boyer; his son, Benjamin; or his grandsons Peter & John or any other descendants. Jacob was born in Sedan France ca. 1715. Ben was born in Germany ca. 1740 where he married a distant cousin. Some time around 1760 he moved to Pennsylvania where his son Peter was born in 1765 and John in 1771. (There may have been more children, but I haven't found them yet but would like to.) Ben was in Capt. Staddle's Co. during the Revolutionary War. Family tradition says that Ben found other Boyer relatives (from France and Germany) already living in the area of Pennsylvania where he settled. About 1796 Peter and John moved to Frederick County, Maryland, where John married Mary Burkhart. (Mary had one known brother George.) Would appreciate any information on Ben, his wife, his children or the family of Mary Burkhart.

Date: 10/11/98 2:40:42 PM EST

Looking for any information on Benjamin Boyer (identity of his parents & siblings) who was born in Philadelphia on 2-12-1792 & died in Freeman, New York in 1845. He was married twice: First to a Miss Voorhand with whom he John (b. 1822), Charles, & Margaret (b. 4-7-1824 m. a Mr. Toby). Secondly, to Anna Friese in 1826 with whom he had William, Elizabeth, George (b. 2-2-1834), Andrew (b. 5-15-1836) and Israel (b. 11-10-1839).

Ben may have had a brother Isaac who also moved to New York.

Thank you so much for time and consideration.

49.  Audrey B. Peters
I have just put up my website. My Mom, Audrey Boyer Buell past away last October at age 92. Luckily all of our data to 1966 had been given to the American Boyers. I'm pretty new to this Genealogy thing. I would love to add a link from one of my Boyer pages to yours. You have an interesting site and I'd like to make it available to anyone looking for their Boyer lines.

Audrey B. Peters (FM2B38152)

A link to the site

50.  mboyer
I am looking for any information on the line of Boyers that I am descended from. My name is Michael Glen Boyer, I have one brother, Garry Lee Boyer who still lives in Sheridan, Hamilton County, Indiana. My fathers name is LaVerne Glenn Boyer, born on October 13, 1924 in Clinton County Indiana. His fathers name was Everett Elton Boyer and mothers name was Georgia(second wife). Everetts fathers name was John W. Boyer. They had several children (eight I believe) that all lived in the Clinton, Boone, and Hamilton county area. Any information that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. I thank you for any help that you may be able to provide.

The Boyer's

51.  Shelley Murphy
All of my Boyer's are from Manhiem, Herkimer Co. NY starting with Leonard H. Boyer b. Nov. 1797 died Chester Twp, Eaton Co. Mich.
Anyone can contact me.

I recently put up a home page with some identified photos of some boyers and Worden's. These boyers were in Herkimer Co. NY and some relocated to Eaton Co. Mich. Please pass along the site address. any comments and suggestions are welcom.

Thank you

52.  Mary B. Lontz
Would like parents of a Sarah An Boyer, b. Oley Twp., Berks Co. Pa.June 25, l8l7, md. George Hoover,Jr. b. Mar. 20, l803, married in Mahanoy Twp., North'd. Co., Pa. To Union Co. Pa. where they died.
Had l4 ch. Mary Ann, born Catawissa, Pa. in l834,
Samuel, b. Catawiussa, Pa. l836,
Amanda Elizaeth, b. Lewistown, Pa. l838;
Sarah Barbara, b. l839 Lewistown, Pa.;
Maria Boyer Hoover, b. l84l Mifflintown, Pa.;
William Henry Hoover, b. l843 Mifflintown, Pa.;
Daniel Boyer Hoover, b. l844, Mifflintown, Pa.
Charles Boyer Hoover, b. l846 Buffalo Twp., Union Co., Pa.;
Susanna, b. l848 Buffalo Twp., Union Co., Pa.;
Ephraim Hoover, b. l850 Adamsburg, Pa. d. Lancaster, Pa. l9l5;
Amelia, b. Adamsburg, Pa. l853;
Joseph Augustus Hoover, b. l855 West Buffalo Twp. Union Co. Pa.;
James Martin Hoover, b. l857 West Buffalo Twp., Union o.,Pa.;
Malinda Sophia Hoover, b. l859 West Buffalo Twp., Union Co., Pa.
As far as I know all the sons were in the Civil War. I have the Hoover line, but not Sarah Ann Boyer's parents.
Any help? Have tried the Boyer Association books, found nothing.
M>B> Lontz 608 Broadway Milton, Pa. l7847'

53.  Leanna Parrack weyrling@geocities.comWeyrling
I'm doing some research into my husband's family tree and do find a "Rebecca Jane Boyer" that married "John L. Mitchell". John was born around 1829 in England and came to the US at the age of 2 years. He died around 1913 @ age 84 in Illinois. They had a daughter named "Anna Louise" (b.17 Feb 1873 in Waverly, Illinois) (d.24 Mar 1963 in Washington, Kansas) who married "Charles Henry Parrack". The only information I have on Rebecca Jane Boyer says that she was buried in "Blocker Cemetery"? If this ties in with anyone's research, I'd be grateful for any information you could share!

54.  Patricia Thome
I also am doing Boyer research.. I'm looking for info on Samuel Boyer who came to Sandusky County Ohio from Berks County Pa. He had 17 children according to his obit. I'm looking for them. my great grandfather Otis P or Peter O (I've found his name both ways) was one of them He also had a daughter Julie Jane. I have her downline also. But there are a lot of them missing. Samuel was married first to Julia Ann Andrews and had all the children. Alfred, Oliver, Legrand, John E.(twins) Josiah,Absolom, Marie Allie,Julie Jane, Abraham, Thomas Henry, Mandes L, Alvesta, James H., Peter O., Martin L. are some of them. Do you have any info on any more of them? I have read your pages and didn't find any that I thought matched. Samuel's parents were John F. and Elizabeth Baier Schneider . After her death he married an Elizabeth? I haven't found her maiden name. I found her obit and it says she also had a son from a previous marriage, she's buried in Findley, Ohio. all the rest I have found are buried in Lindsey or Fremont Ohio area.

55.  McNamara's Band of Genealogists
Would you put a note on it that I'm about to start the final phase of the book, "Descendants of Henry Boyer, of Clarion County, PA"? It's been in the works for 17 years...... Information about Henry, his ancestors, and my lineage from him, is at my personal genealogy link to the Clarion County, PA, genealogy website that I maintain as an affiliate of the USGenWeb project. The URL is

We feel confident that we've identified Henry's children by his two wives. We're having a little trouble with a few of the children's progeny, however. There were at least two distinct, contemporaneous Boyer families in Clarion County when Henry Boyer lived there (circa 1830-1877). Henry and his descendants lived in Perry and Licking Townships, primarily. The other families I've identified in Clarion County lived primarily in townships north of the Clarion River. Of course, they all trace back to Johann Philip in Amity Twp., Berks Co.

I went to Frankenthal, the city where Johann Philip was christened in 1715, in August. The trip was a real bust, since the Lutheran Church is gone. I realized the area had suffered extensive damage during the Allied bombing raids on Mannheim during World War II.

56.  John Alfred Boyer
I'm looking for information on the Boyer and Bertrand Roots. My Grandfather was John Boyer born Dec. 13, 1881 in Churubusco, NY and Died in Tupper Lake, NY Nov. 25, 1936 he was married to Mary Fortin born in Canada Feb. 8, 1892 and died in Tupper Lake, NY on July 2, 1951. My Great-Grandfather was Ovila Boyer of Canada and married a Pheobe Truteau also of Canada.

My Grandfather on my Mothers side is Alfred Francis Bertrand born Sept. 4, 1873 in Churubusco, NY and died in Tupper Lake, NY May 22, 1939 he was married to Rose delia Gaff born Mar. 12, 1890 and died Oct. 12, 1936 in Tupper Lake, NY. My Great-Grandfather was Constance Bertrand.

I you have any information relating to the above family names I would appricate you sending me an E-Mail

57.  Robin Kornides
Hi there, hope you can use this file...

It has a lot of the Boyers from AC group (most of the info that isn't my own direct line is from American Boyers 7th edition Vol 1, 1984)

58.  Pioneer Forest
I am searching for ancestors of Anderson Boyer who dies about 1929. He was married to Elizabeth Boxx. They had children named James Ples, William H., Mary, Alice, Ora, and Fronia. James Ples Boyer was married to Minnie Florence Condray. Any help would be appreciated.

Would like to submit query on my Boyer line... can't seem to make connections to be included in the Assn. of American Boyers publications.

Looking for info on Henry Boyer b. ca 1788 York Co. PA and wife Catherine. Removed to Stoneycreek Twp Somerset Co, PA where census and records of Glade Reformed & Lutheran Church indicate children's names to be Adam b. ca 1813, Joseph b. ca 1814, Henry Jr. b. ca 1819, Solomon b. ca 1827, Julia Ann b. ca 1831, Margaret b. ca 1832, Lavinia b. ca 1833, and Harriet b. ca 1834.

My gr-gr-grfthr Solomon perished in the Great 1889 Johnstown flood. He was m. #1 Louisa Miller, and had children, Sindrilla b. 1851, Elizabeth b. 1853, Catherine b. 1856, Joseph b. 1859, another Elizabeth b. 1861, Minnie b. 1863, John Edward b. 1866, and Mary A. b. 1869. Wife #2 was Mary Yeager Ribblett b. 1844, and children Leona b. 1875, William Harvey b. 1877, and Thomas b. 1879.

Thanks for this great link to other Boyer genealogists!

60.  Jody Paul
My 5th great grandmother's maiden name was Catherine Boyer (1798-Sept. 9, 1856). She was married to Michael Bensinger. Catharine's parents were Susanna Schaeffer and Jacob Boyer (april 11, 1745 in Brickerville, PA - May 15, 1817 in MKeansburg, schuylkill Co, PA). Jacob's parents were anna Catharine Reifschneider and Christopher beyer. Christopher was born April 11, 1745 in Brickerville, PA and died May 15, 1817 in McKeansburg, Schuylkill county, PA. Christopher's parents were Anna Barbara Stahl and John Martin Beyer. JOhn was born June 23, 1720 in Gommersheim, Germany and died in 1785 in Heidelberg Town, Lebanon County, PA. John's parents were Johannes Andreas Beyer (b. Dec. 1681 in Germany) and Anna Apollonia. Johannas's parents were Christoph Beyer and Kunigunde. If you have any further information on this family line, please let me know. Thank you for taking the time to check your files.

My 4th great grandmother's maiden name was Lucinda BOYER. She was married to Solomon ZERBE in Pennsylvania. Solomon was born July 12, 1813 and died January 11, 1847. They had at least one son George b. April 27, 1846. At this time, I do not have any other information about Lucinda. If you have any information that may help, please let me know. Thank you for the help.

61.  Becca
My info. is rather sketchy but...
My mother is Barbara Jean Boyer born in Spencer, South Dakota 1929.
Her parents Doris Evelyn Bolin, father Gordon Glendon Boyer b. circa 1900. Gordon had 3 brothers Earl, Vernon and Lawrence all from Iowa.
My mother's grandparents were Aaron and Minnie, also from Iowa.

Would appreciate any help.

62.  Susan Sexton
Marsha Ann Boyer, born 07-16-1962 Detroit MI searching for any blood relatives. Adopted as a baby. Both parents were from Charlevoix MI area and mother may be in Detroit area. No personal contact necessary. No guilt trips here. Just want to research my OWN family line for a change.
Any help most appreciated.

63.  Margaret
I am looking for information on a Assamuss Boyer born 1775 in Tulpehocken, Berk Pa and died 26 jun 1836 in Allegheny, Allegheny Pa. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Weaver and the child in my family is Jane who married Adam Klingensmith. Can you help me in any way

64.  Janell
I am looking for a Jacob Boyer born in Indiana married to Amanda Lemon both circa 1817. Jacob was supposed to have been born on the boat coming over from Germany.
Wesley Boyer [son of Jacob and Amanda] born circa 1837 in Indiana married to Sarah Stevens born both born circa 1837 in Indiana.
Amanda Malinda Boyer born January 20, 1857 in Iowa -died September 1, 1944 in Stigler, Haskell Co., Oklahoma - married to William Henry Harrison Hatter April 1, 1878 in Texas.
Amanda Malinda Boyer had had a son - Jacob Ingram born April 2, 1876 in Fayetteville, Washington Arkansas. She was not married.
Information, suggestions where I might research, or corrections are appreciated.

65.  James Stevenson
I cannot find anything on my great great grandmother Margaret Boyer's parents, or brothers and sisters. She married William Frank Starnes on 10 Dec 1863, in McDonough Co. IL. She was born in 1848 in Michigan, and her father was born in New York. This is all I have found. Would be gratefully for leads.... Enjoy California history for students, historians, genealogists and book lovers at: <~~ click here 1500 Oliver Road Suite K-109 - Fairfield, CA 94533 >

66.  Skip Boyer
I found your page on the internet and am looking for information on the Boyer family. The ones that I am curious about are Abraham (1840 to 1850 ish). He had two brothers and 2 sisters. The brothers names were Samuel and David. The only sisters name that I have is Mary. She married a Plecher from the Elkhart Indiana area. If you have any information on these folks please let me know. They were from the Mahoning County, Ohio area before they moved to the Middlebury Indiana area. Thanks!
Skip Boyer

67.  Shauna Boyer
I don't have much info on my family. I was born in 1970 to Harry and Arlene Boyer. My dad, Harry James Boyer, was born in 1946 to Buellah (Lovejoy) Boyer and Harry Boyer Jr. I know my dad was born in the Kansas City area and his dad was born in Ks. Or Mo. My grandpa is an only child I believe and his dad's name was Harry Sheridan Boyer. HSB died in 1974 - 75. The family lived in Mo. And it is believed that they were friends / acquaintances of Jessie James. I know that my great grandpa lived near Jessie James' home. I don't know if my great grandpa was an only child or not. I do not know what my great grandma's name was. She died when my grandpa was a teenager and my great grandpa married her sister (Aline - don't know maiden name). My dad has four half brothers - all from the Kansas City area, but has migrated to Victoria, Texas- Mark, Paul, David and Joel Boyer. I know I am not using all the proper jargon - sorry I am new at this.
Thank you for any help you can offer.

68.  Robin Lee Boyer
I have a Boyer web page at the following site and at the time A have 6,500 Boyer Decsendants in my data base. My Boyer started in 1730 in Herkimer Co. NY. then I am tracking the Boyer's to Eaton Co. Mich to all over Michigan.

I am Jim Shellhammer, I live in Colorado Springs and have been tracking my family line back to 1753. There was a Boyer in my family by the name of Elizabeth Boyer (b. Oct 12 1787 PA d. Mar 31 1869 MI). She married my g-g-grandfather DANIEL SHELLHAMMER in the area of Schuylkill Co. PA as near as we can determine in the 1809 time frame.
There is a paper from the Boyer family in that area as to the fact that a Boyer married a Shellhammer but no further details, or to what Boyer line.
My question to you is: are the Boyers of Armstrong County related to the Boyers of Schuylkill, Columbia, Luzerne, or counties of that area in PA.
Daniel and Elizabeth are buried in the Plum Creek Cemetery in Cass Co. Michigan. There is one minor error in the headstone but I have most of the other data (children, time arrived in area etc.) Do you have any information on the eastern PA lines if they are related to those in Armstrong CO.?
You did a wonderful job with the ones on the net. I am new (three days old) to the net but am getting my feet wet fast. I do not know which Shellhammer married Mary Hawkins (#21) but will try to determine that if you want it.

I really enjoyed looking over your list of interested Boyers. I intend to look it over more closely, but in the meantime these names did not pop out at me. Could you run these names by your subscribers? I would really appreciate it.
John Boyer (born 8 Dec 1784) (died 29 Mar 1846) married to Susan Holter (born 15 Sept 1794) (died 23 Oct 1839). Looking for her parents. Last known in Berks County, PA.
Levi H. Boyer (born 23 Jan 1826) (died 16 Dec 1903) married (4 apr 1847) to Esther P. Yorgey. Looking for her parents. Also last known int he Berks County Pa area.
I have information on Boyers in same area - names Horace, Elmer and Helen (my grandmother) if anyone is interested.

71.  Sandy
I'm reseaching the family of John Boyer, born abt. 1836 in PA. He married a Lucy Ann Engle/Engler. He resided in Luzerne County Pa. Here is a list of John's brother's and sisters , taken from his Civil War Pension records. Parent's Unknown;
Children ;
John Boyer born abt. 1836
George Boyer
Ephriam Boyer
Henry Boyer
Josiah Boyer
Maria Boyer married Finctomaker was living in Berwich, Columbia County, PA.
Sallie Boyer married Trego, living in Columbia County, PA
Katy Boyer married McAllister , living in Columbia County, PA
Any information on this family would be much appreciated.Thank You in Advance.

72.  Eileen L. Whatley
My name is Eileen Lavina Poindexter Whatley. I am seeking any information that I can find on the BOYERS as I don't know where I fit into this great family. I would love to have any information that you would be willing to share with me, such as where they came from, what the name means, if there is a family crest and if so, what it is and where I can find a copy of it. You can find what little information that I have at: My mother's name is Janie Lavina Boyer Poindexter Heflin. She was born July 2nd, 1928 in Aubrey, Arkansas. Her Dad, my Granddad's name was Henry Goldman Boyer. He was born December 14, 1898, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. He died May 22, 1968 in Marianna, Arkansas. He married Ruby Kathleen Perry. She was born April 14, 1906. She died August 14, 1995 in Arkansas. They had eight children. Six girls & two boys. Mother's Granddad, my Great-granddad, was John Clinton Boyer. He was born July 19, 1839. He died June 1, 1913. He married Polly Lavina Miller, which is where I got my middle name . No one knows where John Clinton came from. All we know is that he was a hard worker, & he took care of his family. This is as far back as I have been able to go in my research. If anyone has any information on this line of Boyers, I would appreciate it very much if you could share it.

73.  Michael Boyer O'Leary mboleary@MIT.EDU
I am 7th great grandson of an Andreas Beyer (b. 1681, Ebstein, Palatinate, Germany) who m. Catharina and had six sons. According to "American Boyers" (1940 edition), Andreas arrived 9-5-1738 with these sons in Phila, PA on ship "Winter Galley." I am descended through Andreas' son John Jacob and would appreciate hearing from anyone else working on this line.

74.  Belinda Boyer RX
My name is Belinda Boyer and I have just begun to seach for family on my fathers line. My father died when I was 8 and my grandmother when I was 12. After that point contact with any relatives ceased.
I never met my grandfather. He died 7 years before my birth. This is what I know and so hope that any of what I know matches something similar to your family history.
My great grandfather's name was John Boyer and he was from Ohio. He married Minerva McClure. I do not know how many children they had. I only know of Vincent Boyer, my grandfather born:7-8-1874 death: 1961. Vincent married a woman named Dollie and had two children: Max (could be nickname) and Geraldine Snyder(married name) and possibly another son named after Vincent(according to information from a library in Van Buren Indiana a Vincent Boyer Jr. died at 10 months old). Dollie died in 1922. My grandfather later married my grandmother Daisy Beulah Jordan. They had one child, my father Richard Allen Boyer. I do know that my father's half brother Max had atleast one daughter her name is Debbie. She would be my cousin.
I know that my grandfather moved from Ohio to Indiana in 1899 at the age of 25. I do know that my grandfather had at least two siblings alive at the time of his death in 1961 according to his obituary. Their names are Nathaniel Boyer, Defiance, Ohio and May Danison(married name) Toledo, Ohio. Nathaniel died in 1965 two years after his wife Martha Henefield. I do not know any other information for his sister May(that too could be a nickname).
According to my grandfather's obituary in 1961 he had 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I was born in 1968 so with that info I know there has to be relatives of mine out there. I am an only child and have had any connection with anyone from the line that I can remember.
side bar: At the funerals of my father and grandmother I do remember becoming close with a family descended from Geraldine Snyder (Great Aunt). There names are Edwin and Dixie Snyder and they had two children Linda and Mike. They lived somewhere in Indiana in 1976 and 1980 when my father then grandmother died.
I realize this is a large amount of information but again I am hoping something is recognizable to you. I look very forward to hearing from you.

75.  June Boyer
I published a book in 1985 with the help of my sister. I did the research and she did the typing. I started it only to find my Grandfather James Wesley Boyer's long lost brother John Boyer b. 1883 in Arkansas. John ran away from home when he was 14 and they never saw him again. My grandfather searched for him until the day he died at 84. I could only locate him to about age 29 and do not know if he married or had children. He was found in Shawnee, Oklahoma on the 1910 census but no record after that. Their father was William H. Boyer b. Feb. 3rd. 1849 Crawford County, Arkansas, his father John Boyer b. 18l2 in Tennessee. John was massacred along with the rest of his family except his son William, who had ran away from home earlier, at MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE, in Utah by the Mormons along with the Fancher wagon train headed for the gold fields of California in September of 1857.

Henry Boyer m. Mary Gambell and was b. 1777 om Virginia d. Johnson County, Arkansas, Aug. 17, 1861. Henry was the son of Henry Boyer and Catherine. This Henry was b. 1753 in Pennsylvania and died in Stokes County County, North Carolina December 1796. If you know anyone that knows anything about my lost John Boyer b. 1883 Arkansas I would appreciate it.

I have been trying to trace my Solomon BOYER who perished in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. I have attended a Boyer Reunion in Boyertown, PA 4-5 years back and submitted all of my family info in hopes that it would be published in the American Boyer's book 7th edition. I am still looking for information on this Solomon Boyer. I believe Solomon's parents were Henry Boyer and Catherine (Bortz) Boyer. I know that my Solomon was born in Stoney Creek, Somerset Co., PA about 1827. If you could help me link to someone that may have any inforamtion it would greatly be appreciated.

77.  Jim Beall
I found your name at Rootsweb. I am researching Boyer ancestors, my records show the following:
My grandmother, Frances Boyer, was born Sept 14, 1885 at Oketo KS; married Arthur Goin, died Oct. 8, 1965, Liberty NE.
Her father was George Boyer b. Feb 14, 1849 Seymour Ill., d. Jan. 10, 1922 Liberty NE He was married Mar. 2, 1880 to Anna Elizabeth Lytle (b. Nov 8, 1858, d. June 25, 1925 Liberty NE)
George Boyer's father was William Boyer b. Jan 5, 1823, d. June 28, 1850 m. Frances ? ;
William Boyer's father was George Boyer b. 1794, d. Dec 5, 1868 wife Nancy
Father of Anna Elizabeth Lytle (b. Nov 8, 1858) was John Robinson Lytle, b. Mar 13, 1823 Indiana College, PA, d. July 23, 1886, buried Stella NE He was married Jan 20, 1846 to Elizabeth Bard McMullen (b. Dec 9, 1819 Indiana Co. PA, d. Aug 8, 1886 , buried Stella NE)
Frances and Arthur Goin had seven children, including my mother, Florence Goin Beall. Six are still living, three of the sons in Gage County Nebraska.
I would appreciate any information you could share.

78.  Kay Ater Goeggle
I am looking for information concerning a Mary or Marie Boyer that married George Ater, Eader in Loudoun County VA 14 June 1774. That was in the Harper's Ferry area of Va that is now Jefferson County if I am correct. This could be Berkley County WV also. This is an area that has been changed often.
She had several children and died before the family migrated to Ohio in 1799.
I would like to contact any researcher that has information about the family in that time period. We have a marriage date but I have not been able to confirm it and we also do not know where she is buried or exactly when she died.
I will gladly share info on the children of this marriage and the huge family that goes all over the US from Ohio. I am descended from the son Thomas that was born in 1791. The children were for a most part baptised in the Evangeline Lutheran Church Frederick MD.
David Boyer was witness at the marriage. Also David Boyer and Susannah Christman(wife) was witness at a child's baptismal. A lot of families by the name of Boyer has ended up in the same area that the Ater families has, Ross County Ohio and Piatt County IL. We just have not been able to connect from that end.
Hopefully this rings a bell with some one and they will be kind enough to share.

79.  Carol Munson
My Father was John Wesley Boyer, His father was Charles Leroy Boyer 5/6/1883 Wells Co. In. His father was Emanuel Boyer 9/18/1848 Married Sinah Caroline Redding 5/17/1852 Marriage 1/9/1886. There children are John, Anna, Eligah, Sena, Miron, Charles, and Nettia. I have some birth dates. I know that Emanuel had one brother Frank and two sisters Anna Boyer and Mary Lisa. If you can help I would appreciate it.

80.  jesse smyth
I looked through all your files on-line and could not find a single reference to my Boyer line... the earliest Boyer we have is Conrad Boyer who first appears in Orphan's Court papers filed in 1794 in New Hanover Twp. listed as a witness. The next Conrad Boyer b. May 27, 1781 d. Mar 6, 1859 is the son of Conrad and Anna Elizabeth (Siedel) Boyer. Conrad marries Hannah Zollers on April 19,1808 at St. James Episcipal Church in Evansburg, Pa.
Their children:
Enoch Boyer b October 20, 1813
Elizabeth Boyer b Feb 12, 1816
Rebecca Boyer bMarch 8, 1818
Henry Boyer b May 21, 1820

Conrad and Hannah lived in Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa and are both buried at the Lower Skippack Mennonite Church.

81.  Charles G. Boyer
I am interested in locating information on Cyrus Boyer, born abot. 1816, most likely in or near Greenville, OH. Married to Ann C? but I don't know the date. One of their sons was Francis Cyrus Boyer, born 4/21/1846, my great-great-grandfather. Cyrus was the son of ?Staley and Solomon Boyer, but I have no other information.

82.  Priscilla
Nancy Peterson and that they lived in Coopersdale. It said that Leonard and Nancy had five children:

84.       --John 
85.       --Jacob 
86.       --Emily (McCurdy) 
87.       --William Lemon
88.       --Michael (night warden at the city prison).  Michael was the only one living 1909.  
90.       William worked at Cambria Steel on a small locomotive for 45 years.
91.       He married Hannah.  The following children were alive at his death: 
92.       ----Ida, wife of Milton Graham of Coopersdale
93.       ----Leonard
94.       ----Carrie
95.       ----Myrtle
96.       ----Gertrude, wife of James Wisor of Coopersdale
97.       ----Ethel, wife of M. O. Hopwood of Mt. Pleasant
98.       ----James of Moxham
99.       ----Albert of Coopersdale

My family notes say that Leonard Boyer was Susan Boyer's father. Leonard was a Civil War Vet and Leonard's father fought in the Mexican War. Do you have info on these Boyers? Thanks

100.                      David Wallace
We are searching for info. on Salome Boyer who married Casper Batteicher on 9 Feb. 1768 in Berks Co., Pa.
Can you help? Thanks.

101.                      David Boyer
I am looking for information about the Boyer lineage from Canada, specifically Napoleon Boyer. He came to Massachusetts in the mid-late 1800's.
Please e-mail me at if you have any information about Canadian Boyers. Thanks.

102.                      Rosemary Miller
I am tring to find something on my mothers family. We don't have much to go on but I am from Herkimer Co. NY. The family was from here. They are still here but I can't seem to locate any information. My grandfathers name was William Henry Boyer. He and his wife had 7 children. His wifes name was Ethyl Green Boyer. Children were/are: Ila, Bertha, Shirley, Ernie, Pauline, Hattie and Wilford. If you have any information that might link me to something please e-mail me back.

103.                      Andrew Flack
I am descended from Jacob Boyer b. 1730?- Sons Lewis , Jacob and Frederick.
Could be more children , do not know wife.
Frederick was killed at the seige of Yorktown,
Jacob I know nothing about.
Lewis from whom I am descended born in Rockingham Co ,VA or near Hagerstown MD in 1756 , died Miami Co,Ohio 1843. Served under B.Van Heer in independent light dragoon of PA . 10 children John, Jacob,William, Rosanna,Mary, Elizabeth, Catherine Margaret, Nancy and Lewis.
My question is do you know of this line, if so ,is it traced back to Europe, I am told my line is of Huguenot extraction.
Any info is appreciated

104.                      Eunice M. Young
Date: 98-07-28 11:36:42 EDT

EKA Boyer is Joseph BOYER, b abt 1824 in PA, m. Margaret HANCOCK b abt 1827 PA, in PA, first son William BOYER b abt 1847 PA. They are on 1850 Census for Morrow Co. OH. Other children--Gerore, Jonathan, Mary, Emma, Joseph H. and Margaret. Joseph BOYER m. (2) Catharine Sherman June 9, 1864 in OH. Would like to find PA info on Joseph. Also, did he die in OH? Some of children went to MO and son Jonathan went to OR.

105.                      Twila Smith
Date: 98-08-15 19:18:22 EDT

I am descended from Anna Maria Reed b. 1804 m. Jacob Stahlman in Schuylkill co. Pa. I published volume one of the Stahlman family from data that my aunt and I collected on the Stahlman family and related branches.

Phillip Reed had two wives. #1. Catherine Boyer died 1800-1802 had one child. Father of Catherine Boyer was William Boyer. Wife #2 was Margaretha Catherine Boyer born June 1781 died July 1848. Parents were John and Margaretha Boyer. This is my parents of Anna Maria Reed Stahlman.

This information was sent to me by competent researchers of the Hegins, Schuylkill co. area several years ago on a family group sheet, but they did not send sources. Does anyone have the proof of the parentage of the 2 Boyer women who married Philip Reed? The names are William Boyer -wife not known and John and Margaretha Boyer who were probably from Schuylkill co. or earlier from Berks co. Pa.

106.                      Maxine R. Johnson
Date: 98-08-26 23:11:33 EDT

I discovered your page through Family Tree Maker. There is so much information there I have just scratched the surface. In reading through all the mail I did not find any of whom I was looking for.

I am looking for an ABRAHAM BOYER b.1777 in Pa. d. 24 Apr 1846 married MARY ANN UMBERGER in1800.Abrahams father was SAMUEL BOYER b. 1751. His wife was named CATHRINE.. She was born in 1780 and died in 1851. her father was JOHN LEONARD UMBERGER and mother was MARY or MARIE ELIZABETH GINGERETH

abraham and mary Ann boyer had 11 children the youngest was my gg-grandmother SYDNEY BOYER. born 16 july 1824 in Mount Pleasent, Ontario Canada she married JOHN JOHNSON THAYNE 23 Oct. 1848. If any of this information looks familar please contact me as I am doing a continuing search for my family. I am most interested in Abraham and his ansestors.
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107.                      Nancy Slater
Date: 98-09-21 21:23:48 EDT

My great, great grandfather (Thomas Slater) was married to Mary "Polly" Boyer. They lived in Forsyth County, North Carolina. I believe that Mary Boyer was born about 1830/1840 and died 1875/1885. Mary Boyer Slater is shown as the head of her household in the 1870 census. I can find no record of Mary Boyer's parents. I know that she was married twice, the first time to William Ketner, again of Forsyth County, NC. I have reason to believe that she may have had a sister, Paulina Boyer Brewer, and an aunt, Elizabeth Boyer Beroth. I have seen her name mentioned with that of John Boyer, but really have no idea about her antecedents. I am corresponding with someone in Winston-Salem, NC who is likely related to Paulina Boyer Brewer, and would appreciate any information you might have. Barring that could you post this message to the "board" for me.

108.                      Donna (Boyer) Pate
Date: 98-06-11 16:56:36 EDT

I wanted to add my family to your page. I only saw one listing on your page that might give me information to my family here in Ross County, Ohio. Thanks so much for adding my information to your page!

My grandparents raised their family around Hallsville, Ohio (Ross Co.). Several of my relatives are buried in the Hallsville Cemetary, including my great-grandparents. Here is my list thus far:

MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: James W. Boyer (1857-1938) married Martha E. Kearns (1863-1949).

*Clarence C. (buried in Hallsville--1891-1966)
George W. (buried in Hallsville Cemetary--1896-1972)
Lilah (known at Jeanette, Hallsville Cemetary--1907-1929)
Rose (deceased; place of burial not known)
Ethel (" " " " " " )
Sarah (" " " " " " )
Bessie( " " " " " " )
Ada ( " " " " " " )
Mary ( " " " " " " )

These children died at age 1 yr. or less
Benjamin F. }
Cyrus N. }these 3 are probably in Hallsville
Jesse P. }

MY GRANDPARENTS: *Clarence C. Boyer (1891-1966) married Bessie J. Strausbaugh (1983-1975)

James W. (deceased; buried in GA)
Pollie E. (known as Ellen; buried in Hallsville as Mary Ellen Davis; no tombstone, date of death: June 18, 1955)
Laurence F. (buried in Hallsville; 12-6-20 to 10-30-67)
Rosemary (deceased)
Donald E. (buried in Hallsville; 1923-1984)
Edith (still living 6/98)
Martha (deceased)
George H. (buried in Hallsville; 8-23-18 to 3-18-93)
Benjamin (still living 6/98)
Nelson (deceased)
Nolan (buried in Hallsville; date of death 12-96)

These children died during infancy:
Nellie Marie (died Sept. 30, 1917; 21 days old)
Dorotha L. (born 1915--died Nov. 26, 1922)

George H. Boyer (Aug. 23, 1918--Mar. 18, 1993) married Opal I. Richendollar (Oct. 28, 1922---still living)
Janet Sue (adopted at 3 months)--Jan. 17, 1950
Pauline Georgie--May 20, 1951
Nellie Mae--March 2, 1953
Gladys Aletha--May 27, 1955
Gertrude Louise--March 7, 1958
Edith Lucille--May 30, 1960
Reba Lou--July 13, 1963
Donna Jane--June 29, 1965
Paul Ray--December 28, 1969

Date: 98-07-11 14:30:15 EDT

I sent a message back on June 11 concerning my Boyer family. I have since found out the name of my great-great grandfather and wanted to add him to my previous list. His name was Anthony Boyer, but I do not have any dates for him.

109.                      Pamela J. Yates
Date: 98-07-19 03:21:37 EDT

I'm looking for info on Catherine BOYER b 1760-1770 who md Isaac FUNKHOUSER 2 Apr 1789 Shenandoah Co, VA. He was b 1767 Shenandoah Co, VA, d abt 1820. Her mother's name was Margaret, no idea who her father was.

110.                      Kim Boyer
Date: 98-07-29 09:32:36 EDT

I am trying to find family history on my fathers side. I t has been difficult. My father has passed away so I can't ask the questions I need to fill in the missing gaps. I don't know if you can help, but it never hurts to ask. My father is Joseph Patrick Bpyer. He was born in Ross County Ohio in 1925. He has a brother named John. They haven't spoken in 20 some years. Last place known to bre living was in Texas. He has 2 daughters. Amy and Susan. His wifes name is Irene. Their fathers name was John Hamilton Brown. Born in West Virigina in 1868? and died in Ross County Ohio in 1965? He was married twice. He had children with his first wife but their names and whereabouts are unknown. His second wifes name was Lillian Chapman from South Carolina. If you don't have any info on this could you maybe help direct me in the right direction.

111.                      Foster
Date: 98-08-07 21:15:25 EDT

I am looking for information on my ancestor, John Boyers, who was born c. 1783 in Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Darr/Tar in Jefferson Co, Kentucky in 1806. His son John was born 1813 in Jefferson Co, Ky and later moved to Harrison Co, Indiana where he married Lydia Hurst in 1834. John and Lydia later moved to Clark Co, Illinois where my great-grandfather James M.Boyer was born 21 May 1853. James married Erminda Mills there 12 Sept. 1878.

112.                      Sandy Troutman
Date: 98-07-11 03:45:19 EDT

I'm looking for info on Boyer's who married Troutman's.

Peter Boyer, born 1780, died 1847 married Susanna Troutman, born 1778 in Greenwich Twp., Berks Co., PA, died Feb. 5, 1830. They were married in 1798 in Somerset County and are apparently buried in the Boyer Cemetery, Southampton Twp. Somerset Co., PA.
They had several children:
Elizabeth Boyer, born 1835, Somerset County, married Lorenzo Young Morris
Catherine Boyer, born 1838, Somerset County, married James Geer
Gideon Boyer, born 1840, Somerset County, married Rose Stoll
Mary Elizabeth Boyer, born 1841, Somerset County, married Oliver Everett Fellows
Joseph Boyer, born 1844, Somerset County, married Elizabeth Ann Troutman
Henry Boyer, born 1845, Somerset County, married Emmaline Melice Johnson
Rudolph Boyer, born 1846, Somerset County, married Phoebe Elizabeth Plummer
Daniel Boyer, born 1848, Somerset County, married Mary Elizabeth Miller
Rachel Boyer, born 1850, Somerset County, married Henry Missman
Samuel Boyer, born 1852, Somerset County, married Rebecca ?

Joseph Boyer and Elizabeth Ann Troutman are the main line I'm looking for. According to Family Tree Maker, Elizabeth was my husband's great grandaunt and Joseph was his 3rd cousin, 3 times removed. Susanna Troutman, Joseph's mother would have been my husband's 1st cousin, 5 times removed. Joseph was listed as a farmer in the 1870 census in Nelson Twp., Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. In 1885 Nebraska census, he was listed as a druggist in York County, NE.

There is also an Abraham Boyer, born 1809, PA, married Margaret Troutman. Margaret's parents were William Troutman and Catherine Uhl. William and Catherine were my husband's 4th great grandparents.

In all of your postings, I've never seen the Troutman name. If this is part of the line of the American Boyer's, I'd be really interested in how to obtain your book. Please let me know if anyone has any info on this line.

113.                      Cindy Cretin
Date: 98-07-09 19:54:50 EDT

Thank you for the great pages. I am doing both sides of my parents family trees. My father's side has been done from 1770 on so I am going back further and updating the new additions.

My mother's side is almost hopeless, but I am finding that if I really want to search, hopefully sooner or later, some new light can be shed.

My mother's father's mother was born Edith Anne (Annie) Bowyer(Boyer). Place of birth is unknown at the present time. Her father Job Boyer (Bowyer) died in Vancouver, British Columbia around 1905 or 1906. He was 61 years of age so time of birth is estimated to be 1844, 1845. Before moving to Vancouver, he was in Mission, British Columbia. He arrived in Agassiz, British Columbia in 1895 and left for Mission around 1898. Before living in Agassiz, according to the Agassiz-Harrison Valley Booklet a J. Boyer was to have come to Agassiz from Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. At the time of his death in 1906, he was survived by his wife (Jane, presumbly) two sons, Joshua and Job (who later went by Joe), four daughters (three of which I have identified), being Edith Anne, Jessica, and Jenny; which could be a nickname. In the family album there is an Aunt Nell which says above the picture Nana's sister, a picture of an Aunt Gertrude, so I am not really sure of the other sister's name.

Pictures in the family album have been taken by photographers in the UK- London and Folkstone, Puyallup Washington, Victoria BC, New Westminster BC.

I know that for awhile the family were strong Methodists. My great grandmother Edith belonged to the Rebekkah's and for some reason my mother thinks her grandparents were missionairies, but that is not confirmed. Edith's father in Agassiz and Mission had a lumber mill.

I don't know if you have any information that could help but I sure appreciate that you took the time to read this. I am really new a putting a family tree together, in fact I haven't even really started. I have been collecting family albums and info for the past five years. Seems everyone wants to get rid of it. Many important pieces of documentation have been lost or thrown out by previous family members. And of course most photos are not identified or have been identified incorrectly.

I am still reading books on genealogy and how to keep records and documentation etc. I do not know or understand the lingo that is used by genealogists yet, so this is why this is done like this.

114.                      ANDREW FLACK
Date: 98-05-29 16:20:11 EDT



115.                      Gloria J. Snyder
Date: 98-07-10 01:32:24 EDT

Enjoyed reading your information about Boyers in the Somerset Co., PA/Frederick Co., MD area. I wonder if your information might include something on Susanna Boyer who married John Hutzell around 1830.

John is my ggg grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

116.                      Michaelene Kasper
Date: 98-08-23 12:52:25 EDT

My grandmother's name was Maggie Floa (aka Margaret) Boyer and she was born in 1898. Does her name appear in any of your research? Thanks. Michaelene Kasper, Canyon Lake, TX

117.                      Alycia Orcena
Date: 98-08-24 11:13:48 EDT

I have just started a Boyer search back through history. And right now, I do not have a lot to go on, if anyone can be of any assistance, please e-mail me. My father is Wilbur Boyer (b.1948) son of Anna and Ibra Boyer (Guysville/Athens Ohio). I know that my grandfather Ibra (Spike - nickname from working on the railroad) had several brothers and sisters -working on names. My father was one of 12 (3 deceased, twins at birth and John Boyer in Vietnam). If anyone even thinks that they have a remote connection, please let me know

118.                      Vince Summers vsummers@NRAO.EDU
Date: 98-08-15 13:40:11 EDT

My name is Vincent E. Summers. I have Boyers from PA mostly, to NJ. Adam BEYER is the start of my list. Born Abt. 1712, died 1754. Charles Shimer Boyer, the Camden County Historian in NJ is my final Boyer.

Can any assist in some of the details, and in Pre-Adam Beyer info?

119.                      Rodney Boyer
Date: 98-09-03 22:04:55 EDT

I guess we are cousins.
My Dad Clifford Emmerson BOYER #533 (8.A. Clarence4 , 5.Phoebe3 , 2.William2 , 1.William1 ) b. 02 NOV 1919, First Salina farm, m. Shirley BRADLY, #828.
47. i David Ray #829 b. 1947.
48. ii Linda Lea #830 b. 1950.
iii Thomas Ross BOYER #831 b. 1953.
iv Rodney Wayne BOYER #832 b. 1954, m. 1978, Ruth JENSON, #1994, b. 1961.

Now for me
My wife name is Ruth Elizabeth Benjamin, Jensen is her step Dad's name.

120.                      Connie Rickman
Date: 98-06-15 20:14:25 EDT

My grandmother was Alpha Belle Boyer, she married Harold Forman Mosser. She is a direct decedent of Frederick Beyer who came to USA from Germany in the 1700's. I have only her direct line and wondered if anyone has communicated with you about that line. (Believe me I know there are massive amounts of Boyers out there.) They are listed in the American Boyers Volume 4 (I think) Thank you for all your time and trouble.

121.                      donna
Date: 10/11/98 8:22:42 PM EST

my grandfather,s name was benjerman franklin boyer,born about 1893....his father,s name was john boyer. they were from pennsylvania... he moved to dakota,illinois and was a farmer. if any one can tell me if they know of him let me know ....

122.                      Doris Mitchell Forman
Date: 10/19/98 11:53:05 AM EST

My grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Boyer born July 4, l859 the daughter of Jacob Boyer and Sarah Bailey. Jacob was born 30 April, l829 in Cumberland C o.Pa. the son of Jacob Boyer and Nancy Swartz. I recently received his military records from the Civil War.

Date: 10/23/98 4:17:35 PM EST

I have all the info on Jacob Boyer, son of Jacob Boyer and Nancy Swartz including his military records from Civil War and the family he left.

I also need help in finding out what happened to my Grandmother's two older brothers after 1870 - they are in that year census. Have not looked in 1880 yet.

They were: Isaac M. Boyer b.1854 and James Frederick Madison Boyer born Feb.7, 1857. In 1870 Isaac was living with his grandfather Isaac Bailey and James was living and working on farm of John Hannah both in Fairfield Twsp.Westmoreland Co.Pa.

Date: 10/20/98 5:05:37 PM EST

Just received 2l pages of information from National Archives re:pension for Sarah Bailey Boyer, widow of Jacob Boyer and her 4 children. Jacob Boyer was a private in Co."E" 11th Pa. Vol. He enlisted Sept.6, 186l, was wounded Dec.l3,l862, re=enlisted Jan.l l864, was captured at Petersburg,Va. on Aug.l9, l862, sent to Salisbury, N.C. prison where he died Jan.3l, l865.

Jacob Boyer, son of Jacob Boyer and Nancy Swartz of Cumberland Co.,Pa. and who moved to Armagh, Indiana Co. in l848, married Sarah Bailey, daughter of Mary and Isaac Bailey of West Fairfield Twsp., Westmoreland Co. Pa. They were married in Mill Creek Furnace Methodist Church by Rev. James L. Deens.

Children were" Isaac M. Born Oct.28,l854 in Armagh, James Frederick Madison Boyer, born Feb.7, l857 in Armagh, both births witnessed by Eliza Ulster, Frances Gray and their grandmother, Nancy Boyer. Mary Elizabeth born July l4, l859 and Rachel Agnes born Oct. 24, l863 were attended by Dr. James Taylor in West Fairfield, Pa. Nov. l6, l868 Isaac M. Bailey was appointed guardian of his 4 grandchildren. Sarah Boyer married Patrick Cole of Fairfield,Pa. on July 30,l868 in Johnstown by William Flattery, Esq., J.P. According to l870 census Isaac (age l5) was living with his grandfather, James was living and working on the farm of John Hannah. Agnes was living with her mother who also had a l year old son, John Cole./ I suspect Mary Elizabeth may have gone to Johnstown to live with her uncle Leonard Boyer as from notes I have she was close to him and I was told she was a teacher in Johnstown before she married John McBroom in l876.

Date: 10/27/98 5:13:09 PM EST

I am looking for information on my grandmother's two older brothers. Isaac M. Boyer born in Armagh, Indiana Co.Pa. in 1854. On 1870 Census for Fairfield Twsp. Westmoreland Co.Pa. he was living with his maternal grandparents Mary and Isaac M. Bailey - Isaac had been named his guardian in Nov.1868.

James Frederick Madison Boyer born in Armagh, Pa. Feb.7,1857 was living and working on the farm of John Hannah in 1870.

Their father was Jacob Boyer born in Cumberland Co.Pa. 1829, enlisted during the Civil War, served in the 11th Pa. Volunteers, captured Aug.l9,1864 at Weldon RR. near Petersburg,Va. and confined to Salisbury,N.C.Confederate prison where he died Jan.3l,1865. Their mother was Sarah Bailey Boyer and she remarried July,1868 to a Patrick Cole of Fairfield Twsp.Pa. They had a son John born 1869. Sarah's daughter Rachel Agnes born Oct.24,1863 was living with them in 1870. I do not know where my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth, born July l4,1859 was living in 1870. She may have been living with her Uncle Leonard Boyer in Johnstown Pa. I was told she taught school in Johnstown before her marriage to John McBroom Dec.26,1876.

Would appreciate any information. I do have all the genealogy on Jacob Boyer and on my McBroom family who were originally from Indiana Co. until 1864 when they moved to Fairfield Twsp. Westmoreland Co.Pa.

Date: 1/4/99 8:59:31 PM EST

My grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Boyer, born July l4, 1859. She was the daughter of Jacob Boyer Born April 30, 1829 in Lebanon Co. Pa. and Sarah Bailey born 1835 in Fairfield Twsp., Westmoreland Co. Pa. Jacob enlisted in Civil War in 186l and served in the 11th Pa.Volunteers. He was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Va. August l9,1864 and died in Salisbury,N.C. prison Jan.3l, 1865.

Jacob and Sarah had four children: Isaac M. Boyer, born in Armagh,Pa. Oct 28,1854, James Frederick Madison Boyer born Armagh,Pa. Feb.7, 1857, Mary Elizabeth Boyer born Fairfield Twsp.July l4, 1859 and Rachel Agnes born in Fairfield Twsp. Oct.24, 1863. Mary Elizabeth Boyer married John Marshall McBroom in Waterford, Pa. on Dec.26, 1876. She was John's second wife, first wife having died of scarlet fever Aug.1876 leaving him with three children. Mary and John had fourteen children, my mother Mary Genevieve was the last, born March 2l, l90l. Jacob Boyer was one of 16 children of Jacob Boyer and Nancy Swartz who moved to Armagh, Indiana Co., Pa. from Cumberland Co. around 1845. Jacob and wife Nancy are buried in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa. as are quite a few of their children and their families.

Anyone intereted I have my Boyer family back to Philip Boyer @1709 from the Rhineland, Germany to Lebanon Co.Pa. Also the McBroom family from 1808 to present.

Date: 10/12/98 3:27:18 PM EST

I recently received the military records of my great grandfather Jacob Boyer
Jacob was born in Cumberland Co.,Pa.30 April, 1829 ,In 1853 married Sarah Bailey, daughter of Isaac M. Bailey, Fairfield Twsp. Westmoreland Co., Pa. Children were: Isaac M. (1854), James Frederickk (1857)Mary Elizabeth (4 July 1859. another daughter was Agnes, no birthdate known as yet.
Jacob enlisted at Ligonier, Pa. on 6 Sept., 186l, mustered -in at Harrisburg, Pa. on 4 Oct. 186l. A Private in Company "E", 11th Pa. Volunteers. Wounded severely near Fredericksburg, Va. l3, Dec.l862, sent to General Hospital until l0 April 1863. Mustered-out 3lDec.1863 at Mitchells Station, Va. Reenlistedl Jan 1864. l9 Aug.1864 captured at Petersburg, Va. Confined at Richmond, Va. 22 Aug. then send to Salisbury, N.C. Prison 9 Oct.1864. Admitted to hospital in Salisbury 29, Jan.1865 and died l Feb. 1865.

Jacob's brothers Leonard, Frederick and George were also in the Civil War and his sister Magdalene's husband John Peterson was killed in the War.

My grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Boyer married John Marshall McBroom l2 Dec. l876 . My mother was last of 18 children - Mary Genevieve McBroom. I have traced all my line of Boyer family fairly complete back to 1709 to Philip Boyer.

Anyone interested can contact me.

Date: 10/14/98 11:03:00 PM EST

My great grandfather was Jacob Boyer, born 30 April l829 in Cumberland Co., Pa. His parents were Jacob Boyer and Nancy Swartz. His family moved to Armagh, Indiana Co. around l848. I have all his military records from the Civil War. He was a Private in Co. "E" 11th Pa. Volunteers from 9 Sept.l86l until l Feb. l865 when he died in Salisbury, N.C. Confederate Prison.

Jacob Boyer married Sarah Bailey, daughter of Isaac M. Bailey of Fairfield Twsp. Westmoreland Co., Pa. They had 4 children: Isaac M.(l854(, James Frederick (l857) Mary Elizabeth (4 July l859) and Agnes (hirthdate unknown).

Mary Elizabeth married John Marshall McBroom l2/26/l876. John had been married to Susan Halferty who died Aug.l876 along with their daughter Mary. He was left with three children. Mary and John had l4 children, Mary Genevieve (2l March,l90l) the last born was my mother. She married Charles H. Mitchell of New Florence,Pa.

I was their only child. - Doris Mitchell Forman.

123.                      Brandi
Date: 10/14/98 12:13:00 PM EST

I have only just recently begun to dig into my Boyer genealogy. Now that I have started, I am a bit confused. I was wondering if you could help me. This is what I have so far.

My granmother is Mary Alice BLAIR. Her father was William Marshall Blair (d.1946) and her mother, SELINA BLANCHE BOYER (3/1902-7/1983).

Selina was one of 13 children. Her parents were SAMUEL EDGAR BOYER (5/1874-11/1959) and EMMA RETTA STUMP(12/1881-6/1944) of Duncannon, PA.

Samuel's father was SAMUEL S. BOYER (10/1838-8/1918).

Samuel S.'s father was also a Samuel of Cumberland County, PA.

I was wondering if you had any information that could help me out. Anything you have would be appreciated.

Date: 10/15/98 8:37:16 PM EST

I am searching for the parents of my husband's gr,grandmother, Paulina (Polina) Boyer, b Jun 23, 1830, d Jan 17, 1885 in NC. Paulina first appears in the 1850 Census of Forsyth Co, NC as being 19 yrs old, living with Elizabeth Boyer Beroth along with Nancy L. Boyer, 15, Reyford Boyer, 12 and Henry T. Boyer, 9. The 1860 Census lists her married to Kelian Brewer. Elizabeth Boyer Beroth is the dau of John Boyer, b 1775, d (?) and Olive "Molly" Watkins. If you have any information, please email me

125.                      Nancy
Date: 10/29/98 0:16:38 AM EST

You have John Boyer, 1791, m. Hannah Ringler on 12/1/1822 listed as a son of Wm. Boyer, 1757. My info has the same John listed as a son of George Boyer, 1760, who was a son of John Boyer/Beyer, 1734.

Was wondering where you got the info on John, 1791, and Hannah, as this would change my family line. However, I am almost positive that I have the correct info.

126.                      Lori Mitchell
Date: 11/27/98 4:17:44 PM EST

I looked on your site and didn't find the Boyer's I was looking for.I am researching Boyer's from Dubuque and Des Moines Iowa. My grandmother was Mabel C. Boyer from Dubuque. She married Wallace P. Ellis and they lived in Des Moines in 1915 - 1945. Mabel was married to a Charlie Dallas before Wallace. Mabel and Wallace had 3 children; Clyde, William and Lillian. Mabel had a brother William and a sister Rose. William had 3 childred; Elizabeth (Betty, she became Betty Fortino), Charlotte and Francis. I had been told that my grandparents had been in an orphanage while growing up. It could have been the Soldiers Orphan Home in Davenport Iowa in the early 1900's. Any information on this family line would be appreciated.

127.                      C. G. Carter
Date: 11/23/98 2:35:57 AM EST

Am looking for Anna BOYER Clemens b 1789 or 1790 d. 1856 Noble Co., IND. married John CLEMENS in Rockingham Co. VA 1808. We have hit a stone wall on this girl. There is a John Boyer, wife Eva, listed in the church records at Peaked Mountain church in 1770, in Rockingham County VA, but can't make the connection to Anna. Any info would certainly be appreciated.

Date: 1/12/99 9:43:41 AM EST

Hi, I saw your link at the GenForum. THANKS for this page.

I'm researching my maternal great-grandmother, SARAH ELLEN "ARVILLA" BOYER, born 20 Nov 1858 in ROSS COUNTY, OHIO and orphaned sometime during the 1860's. Her father is said to died on his way home from the Civil War.

Her parents may have been: RICHARD H. BOYER JR. (b. abt. 1822) and MARGARET JANE ANDERSON (b. abt. 1831) married 02 June 1848 in Ross County, Ohio. Both were natives of Ohio. Their children, all born in Ohio were:
MARION (male) b. abt. 1849;
GEORGE M. b. abt.1851;
MARIA K. b. abt. 1852;
RACHEL A. (twins) b. abt. 1855.
SARAH E. BOYER, age one, is also listed as a family member of this household in the 1860 Fed Census for Huntington Township, Ross County, OH.

Does anyone out there have a connection to any of the above individuals?

129.                      Heather Speulda
Date: 1/7/99 11:21:00 PM EST

I am looking for some one who knows of a Henry Boyer (1805-1877) that married Rachel O'Neill. Rachel died of Cholera and was buried on the banks of the Mississippi River around 1854 when they were moving from Tenn. to Texas.

They had 11 children that I know of:
Julia 1830
Harriet 1832
Margaret 1833
Silas 1835
*Mary Ellen 1837
Nancy 1840
Emily 1842
Stephan 1844
Jane 1846
Malinda 1849
Frances Marion 1846?
*Mary Ellen was my Gr Gr Great grandmother and she married John Alexander Woods on July 4, 1857. I don't know if they are related to the Pa. Boyers' or not, but I can't seem to find anything on them at all. Please contact me if you know anything at all.

130.                      Terry Boyer
Date: 12/31/98 2:14:37 PM EST

I came across your "Boyer Research List" web site on the Internet recently, and was intrigued. I'm sure that you do not have the lineage from which I am associated. Somewhere, I or my parents have an extensive list of our line, extending back to the mid 1770's. My father has traced, in some degree, our family to a Komrad (or Conrad) Boyer, from Germany, settling initially in Virginia, then moving to Henry County, Kentucky to perform surveys after the Revolutionary War. My family has lived in that area since that time.

Contact me at some time in the future, by , and I will endeavor to have more information for you and the rest of the Boyer's.

131.                      Jessica Boyer
Date: 1/3/99 12:41:48 PM EST

My Great-grandfather was Howard Boyer who was from Ohio Athens county, Ohio I think. My Grandfather was Orville Boyer who married Janice Dunfee they had five children:
1. Phillip (Joe) Boyer
2. Donald Boyer
3. Terry Boyer ( my father)
4. Judith Boyer
5. Scott Boyer

If anyone can help me find some information it would be helpful. From my great-grandparents back.

132.                      Gail Boyer Satterlee
Date: 1/3/99 5:25:46 PM EST

I'm looking for info on Levi Boyer from Pennsylvania. Married to Mary Ann Turbett also PA. Moved to Illinois in 1843; he died in 1860. Son Benjamin Franklin Boyer was my great grandfather. BFB married Lena Jorgeson Patterson in Kansas. Children were Harry Anderson, born Dec. 14, 1880 (my grandfather) and twins who died young. Other children of Levi and Mary were Melissa Jane, Nancy, John A., Isabel Ann, Levi Hallman.

Family has no information except that Levi was from Pennsylvania. I would appreciate any info you have.

133.                      Bonnie Taormina
Date: 12/28/98 4:18:00 AM EST

My mother is a boyer. One of those names sounds like it is from our side of the family. The one from Missouri. The Benjamin F. Boyer I think is my great,greatgreat grandapa. I would have to dig out some of the papers that i do have. There is several with the same name. My grandpa came from elsenor mo. his brothers names are Carl, Sidney. I would like to know more about this family too cause there is two different sets of Boyer's in Mo. Some are from Desota Mo. please email me and let me know what you find out. This Boyer is also related to the links somehow. My brothers friends last name is link and he alos has papers on this same boyer. I have always wanted a family tree on the boyer family, condray, rose, links, smith, Million and of couse the governor of mo. as we are related to him also. sorry about the typing. just a learner.

134.                      Margaret B. Allen
Date: 12/14/98 7:19:09 PM EST

I was wondering if you have any of the siblings of William BOYER? I have an Elias BOYER that I can't seem to locate in the same place. I have Elias BOYER b. abt. 1759 Virginia d. 1833 Hancock Co. Georgia. It is said that his father was from Holland and that Elias married Ann BRUCE in Pennsylvania. NO Proof. Elias and Ann's children were William, John, James, George, and Ann. One lady documented Elias and Ann as being married in Virginia, but once I tried to verify this, the Elias she had documented was married to Ann BRAUN. I have just received information that Elias was married in Pennsylvania and father from Holland. Any help you could give me would be very appreciated.

135.                      Jennifer Appleton
Date: 11/21/98 9:46:59 AM EST

Hi,I would like to submit the following to your Boyer Research List. I am looking for Ohio Boyer's,what I have is the following taken from my grgrandfathers Bible. William D. Boyer d.28May1895 86yrs5m. Married Margaret (Ryfinger)? unknown Margaret d.4Feb1894 78yrs8m15dys

Their children:
Charles d.27Aug1909
Daniel d.1Feb1910
William d.25May1910
George d.13Sept1897 George died in a Electrical Accident while working for Columbus Central.
Leannah AKA Anna b.15July1856 d.21Oct1923 in Columbus
M. Henry A. Moss 28 Sept 1873
I have Henry and Leannah's children birth death and marriages that are recorded in family bible. Leannah divorced Henry and married Charles Nelson. Henry was a Stone Contractor in Columbus. They lived in what is now known as short north area of Columbus. Any info on this line would be most apperciated.

136.                      Barb Boyer
Date: 1/24/99 11:48:43 PM EST

What a great Job you are doing. I have included my Boyer family that I am reseaching.

William BOYER b: Abt 1660

137.                      Angela Anne Boyer Chambers
Date: 1/25/99 3:18:25 PM EST

I am new at this and was very excited to come across all this information, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

My name is Angela Anne Boyer Chambers. I am the daughter of David Michael Boyer and Doris Anne Gassaway. I was born in 1970 in Greenville SC. My Father was born on April 4, 1946 in Hendersonville NC the son of Lenord Boyer (born 1919 in St. Lucas Iowa and died 1981 or 1982) and Nell Watkins Boyer, and the oldest of eight children.

The parents of Lenord Boyer were Adam G. Boyer and Margaret Ott Boyer from Strouseburg Germany. Later they moved to southern Germany . My Boyers are French Huginot Boyer. Please help me fill in the gaps. All that I have for Adam and Margaret are names.

snail mail is 124 Valley Farm Lane Acworth, GA 30102

Date: 1/17/99 2:06:39 PM EST

Researching family history Henry Marion Boyer b.6 Apr. 1850, MO, m.Becky Ann McAlister b.28 Feb. 1853, Ark.
James M. Boyer
Annie Louis Boyer b.10 Jul 1880, Shackelford CO., TX
Effie Boyer

Date: 2/6/99 5:49:38 PM EST

I am studying the Boyer family from Chilicothe, Ohio and From the general Ohio area.If you have any info that would be helpful please contact me at I am just beginning the research on this family line so I don't know what sites are out there that would benefit me the most. Earl Francis Boyer married Jesse Lenora Cosgray on 9-30-1897 in Plain City, Ohio. They had 6 children five of whom are from fSpringfield, Ohio. Earl was born in 1879 Chilicothe, Ohio and Jesse was born in Dublin, Ohio in 1878 or 1879.

140.                      Cathy Page/Jennings
Date: 2/7/99 11:46:08 PM EST

Researching my Boyer line and looking for connections. Would you be so kind to read the following and see if it has a link to your family?

George S. Boyer born abt 1848 in PA. Both parents also born in PA. George married Lydia A. Page on Aug 6, 1871 in Jasper County, Missouri. Lydia A. Page is the daughter of Alexander and Ruthy Ann Page, she was born and raised in Knox CO, Illinois. Children born to George and Lydia are, Ida M. born in NE, Francis born in MO, Orey V. Born in OR, William C. born in WA, Ralph born in WA.

William C. Boyer married ? M. Prutzman October 18, 1903 in Clark County WA.

141.                      ELaine Byer Reed
Date: 2/3/99 0:51:17 AM EST

I'm looking for the husband of Anna Boyer (Byer, Baiers etc.)who had a land grant in the Niagra area of Ontario, Canada about 1797. Also for parents of both her and her husband. I SUSPECT her father may have been Jacob Beam and her husband, Martin Byer from Lancaster, PA. But I cannot find a link. She sold land to a John Boyer in the early 1800's. We suspect he is her son.

Many thanks for any information. There are so many Boyers!

142.                      Lillie Davis
Date: 2/9/99 2:57:25 AM EST

Researching my Boyer line and looking for connections. Would you be so kind to read the following and see if it has a link to your family?

George S. Boyer born abt 1848 in PA. Both parents also born in PA. George married Lydia A. Page on Aug 6, 1871 in Jasper County, Missouri. Lydia A. Page is the daughter of Alexander and Ruthy Ann Page, she was born and raised in Knox CO, Illinois. Children born to George and Lydia are, Ida M. born in NE, Francis born in MO, Orey V. Born in OR, William C. born in WA,Ralph born in WA.

William C. Boyer married ? M. Prutzman October 18, 1903 in Clark County WA.

143.                      Laurie Edwards
Date: 2/28/99 3:28:12 PM EST

I have Anna BOYER married on Sept. 21,1822 In New Hanover Lutheran Church, Montgomery Co., PA to Jacob Handworck Gresh. Anna and Jacob had the following kids--
George Boyer Gresh (b.6/2/1824)
Jacob Boyer Gresh (7/29/1828--3/20/1827)
Bennneville Boyer Gresh (b. 4/17/1828)
Rebecca Boyer Gresh (b. 1/18/1831)

I'm looking for Anna's family AND any decendents of this BOYER-Gresh marriage.

Date: 3/2/99 5:36:33 AM EST

I just got a bit of new information--maybe someone can match it. I have an Israel Boyer (B. July 15, 1817 in Amity Twp., Berks co., PA) marrying Elizabeth Gresh Moser (no dates on her). He also married Elizabeth's sister Margaret Gresh Moser (12/25/1816, Amity twp., Berks Co.--7/14/1843, St. Paul's, Amity Twp., Berks Co.), but I don't know which sister he married first.

Question: Can anyone find Israel Boyer on his/her research, and if so, is he somehow elated to the Anna Boyer who married Jacob Handworck Gresh?

Date: 5/28/99 6:36:09 AM EST

I have Anna Boyer married to Jacob Hadworck/Handwerk Gresh on September 21, 1822. I have NO information about Anna at all, and I need it--info on Anna and her kids, particularly her son Benneville Boyer Gresh (born April 17, 1828). If I'm right, Anna would be my g-grandmother eight generations back, through Benneville.

Also, as a matter of curiosity, in the same Gresh genealogy, I have an Isaac Boyer (b. July 15, 1817, in Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA) who married first one sister, Elizabeth Gresh Moser and then another sister Margaret Gresh Moser (b. 12/25/1816, in Amity Twp.) The marriage between Isaac and Margaret produced one son, Isaac Moser Boyer.

Are Anna Boyer (whom I really NEED info about) and Isaac Boyer related? If so, how?

If you can help, I'd really appreciate it--and if I'm right, I can offer a ton of collateral line Boyer stuff if you'd like to have it.

144.                      Dale Maureen Stoll
Date: 3/2/99 6:34:51 PM EST

I am looking for information on my mother's family. My mother was Margaret Frances Boyer, born September 14, 1917 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died September 10, 1983. Her parents were Wilbur Edgar Boyer and Linnie Margaret Woolf Boyer. Wilbur, my grandfather, was born in Ambia, Indiana, around 1870-80's. He and my grandmother both died in the winter of 1926 in Oklahoma City. I don't know any more about my grandfather's family. I know that some Boyers from Indiana settled in Oklahoma. I have a letter from my mother's Aunt Rosa Boyer that my grandfather had a brother Ralph, who was an attorney, and a sister Anna, and probably more siblings than that.

I would so like to know more about this Boyer family. Thanks!

Date: 3/15/99 2:56:50 PM EST

I just found your page on Boyer. I think it is GREAT, wish all my lines had such a page.
Johann Philip Beyer, born March 23, 1701 Eppstein, died Amity Twnshp., Berks Co., Penn. 1753, married Maria Elizabeth Beck Nov. 11, 1721 Eppstein. Came to U.S. September 10, 1731, passenger on "Pennsylvania Merchant" from Amsterdam. He 11 brothers and sisters, several came to U.S. on same ship. He had 9 children, several of his children were also on this ship; one being my John Henry Beyer/Boyer, born August 13, 1727 Eppstein. I would like to find information on John Philip's brothers and sisters as well as his other eight children. LoRetta F. Hughes at

146.                      Janet
Date: 3/17/99 0:11:52 AM EST

I have a few pages from a Boyer book 554-569 starting with Leonard Beyer b 2 Feb, 1714 in GEmany and died 14 July, 1798. He arrived at Philadelphia, October, 1741 on the ship "Molly," sailing from Rotterdam. He settled in Plainfield Twp. Northampton Co, where he is found in 1761 on the earliest existing tax list of that county. He maried Elizabeth and had at least these children: Leonhart, Abraham and William. He was a Rev. soldier enlisting in Northampton co. When he died in 1777 Orphans court records at Easton, Pa said he left a widow Elizabeth and two minor children. I would be happy to share any of this information from this book on the American Boyers. My particular interest is Leonhart who was born 1769 in Plainfield twp Northampton co, Pa and died 26 March, 1820. He married Mary Deemer of Westmoreland co pa and they had these children: Jacob, Elizabeth, Mary, Peter, Andrew, Ann and JOhn.
Thanks for your page. Keep up the good work.

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Mesa, Arizona 85203

147.                      Joan Atwood
Date: 4/2/99 11:14:05 PM EST

I am researching my step-father's family for my Mother. His name is Earl E. Boyer, Sr. of Johns Is., SC. There is almost no information on his parents/grandparents (he always inferred that he may have been raised by his grandparents). I have a copy of the 1920 census which placed Edward J. Bowyer and Catherine M. Bowyer in Richland County (Columbia), SC with Earl E. Bowyer, who at the time was 1-1/2 yrs. old. At some point the family changed their last name to Boyer. Earl's birthday is Nov. 23, 1918. I doubt that they are from the same line as the Boyers in your site, but perhaps someone has some information on them. Any help is appreciated.

148.                      Kat Thomas
Date: 4/9/99 0:14:48 AM EST

I am searching the following Boyer line: I am told that the 2 brothers (Fred and Bert) came from NY and settled in Kansas, although I have not been able to find a link.

Fred Boyer married Lennis (UNK)
Bert Boyer married Elizabeth MAUTERER.  Bert was a left arm amputee (a result of a hunting 
accident I've been told).  Bert and Elizabeth had the following children (I have placed 
them in the order of birth as was told to me):
1)       Cleora BOYER married Desire MERCIEZ (b 1896).  Moved to Detroit, MI area.
2)       Emery BOYER was never known to marry or have any children.
3)       William BOYER died <1925> and buried in Cherokee, KS.  Married Gala SKUBITZ.  
            William may have died as a result of a mining accident.
4)       Walter Albert BOYER b <1902 Pittsburg, Crawford, KS> d <1956 Kansas City, Jackson, MO>.  
            Married Lillian Maye PATTERSON in Girard, KS (unk yr) **My   grandfather.
5)       Charles BOYER married Hazel /UNK/.
6)       John Wesley BOYER b 24July1910 Scammon, Cherokee, KS.  d 11July1982 Harrisonville, Cass, MO.  
            Married Dorothy Evelyn PATTERSON   13December1935 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO.
7)       Clarence BOYER married Alice JONES.
8)       Fred BOYER died sometime after 1970.  Married Maxine ROSS.  Fred was a   POW in World War II.
9)       Delbert BOYER b <1917>.  d <1984>.  Married Aimee /UNK/.  Delbert was raised by his oldest 
             sister, Cleora, after the death of Delbert's mother when he was just an infant.  
             It is believed that he was born in KS and went to Michigan sometime during his childhood.  
             Delbert was a glider pilot during World War II.

Thanks for such a wonderful website!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

149.                      William B. Byers
Date: 4/13/99 10:57:56 AM EST

Trying to find info about my great-great-great gramdfather John Boyer (later changed to Byers), who my great aunt said in a 1914 letter came from Germany with three brothers (unnamed) in the "early" 1700s. He was a captain in the Pennsylvania line in Revolutionary War and is buried in York County, Pa. His only son, John Boyer. b. 12 Sept. 1779 in Shepherdstown,VA (no WVa), died 12 June 1854. Iam directly descended from him.

150.                      Phil Prucey
Date: 4/15/99 7:55:42 PM EST

I am a descendant of the Boyer Family. My mothers Maiden name was Boyer. Currently I am researching my fathers side of the family (Prusakowski) who came from Prussia/Germany. I have researched the boyer family back to Europe and parts of Hungary. The family moved into Canada and then to the USA. My Mother had a great uncle (Michigan) who's son was a very popular person back in the early 20's. He was very close to the Ford Family (Henry & Edsel). He won the Indy 500 in 1924. His name was Joe Boyer. I have all of the details of this event. Since I have spent so much time on my fathers side of the family I haven't had much time to research the Boyer family. I would be happy to share with you what info I have found so far. Please contact me sould you wish.

Date: 4/16/99 7:23:09 AM EST

Did not see anything regarding my relative. I only have a little info on this line. Elizabeth BOYER born 23 Feb 1809 in PA, and she married Isaiah TITUS on 10 Jul 1828. The daughter of Valentine BOYER and Elizabeth KUHN, who were married on 20 Aug 1785 in PA. I have a lot of info re: TITUS line.

Jan Hart
7319 Bertram Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28314-1600

152.                      Stephanie Allen
Date: 2/2/99 0:24:15 AM EST

Here is what I know. Catherine Boyer was my great-great-great-grandmother. She married Henry Keely and they had a daughter Henrietta Keely in February of 1811. I believe they lived in or around Boyertown. I would like to find out about Catherine's parents, grandparents, etc., and about her siblings.
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

153.                      Laurie
Date: 4/15/99 12:15:05 PM EST

I am looking for any information regarding a Benjamin Boyer. b.1773 died between 1860-1870.He had land abt 155 acres. Wife was Katherine(Catherine).Benjamin was listed in 1820-1840 census for Cuyahoga Co,OH in Royalton twp.Looking for any will or census for him. Also resided beside a Peter Boyer with wife Mary in 1850.Also was a George Boyer living near by. Looking for relationships and any information. Please.

154.                      Cheryl R. Houin
Date: 3/15/99 9:36:50 PM EST

I have two Boyer lines. The Berks Co, PA line begins with Andreas (d 1768) and his son John Jacob (1730-1806). The Somerset Co, PA line has Anna Maria Boyer who married John Lindersmith c1807 and moved to Columbiana Co, OH. Any help appreciated.

155.                      Velda Palen
Date: 4/27/99 7:39:58 AM EST

I am doing research on the Boyer family and have come to a dead stop. I am hoping someone out there can piece this together for me. Joseph Boyer m. Nancy Schell dates unknown. The only child I have listed is Alonzo O. Boyer b. Apr 1832 Little Falls N.Y m.(March 19,1854) Sarah Jane Wemple b. Nov 6, 1836 both d. unknown children: Morgan Jay Boyer b. 10/13/1873m. Burtie Burris Wade; Janette (Nettie) Boyer b. 1855 m Horace Todd and Grant Boyer m. Laura ? Children of Morgan and Burtie Boyer were Ester, Fanny, Cloe Mae and Nellie. Cloe Mae Boyer m. Lloyd Lewis Brewer Sr.b 1875 and their children were Lloyd Lewis Brewer (my father) Isabella Cloe and Sylvia. Cloe also had other marriages but have all the info on all of this except the parents of Joseph Boyer husband of Nancy Schell. Any information would be helpful and any information wanted by others will be shared as I have been able to add 26,000 names to my GED file except the parents of Joseph Boyer and the g Parents of Lloyd Lewis Brewer Sr. (parents William W. Brewer and Samantha ?) Could also add Grand Parents of Burtie Burris Wade (father James Abner Wade mother Hester Stead. Other than that pretty much completed. Any information would be helpful.

156.                      Dave Clemens
Date: 6/3/99 9:36:00 PM EST

Anna Boyer, dau. of Philip, married John Clemmons March 15, 1808 in Rockingham Co. VA according to the marriage bond. Need any info on either Anna or John.

157.                      David Boyer
Date: 5/30/99 8:01:32 PM EST

I'm looking for information on Boyers from the Frederick and Washington County, MD area. John Henry F. Boyer (b 1/1/1860 d 12/221890) married Johanna Betty Scheel (b 1/25/1860 d 10/7/1949) Had a son John Henry Boyer (b 4/5/1885 d 8/28/1949) who married Grace May Lutz or Lortz (b 1/21/1885 d 3/30/1972)

158.                      Stephanie Mills Moore
Date: 5/27/99 1:31:12 PM EST

I am searching for information about my great-great-grandmother, Amelia Boyer, who (from what I can gather) immigrated to the US from Germany. I would appreciate any information that you might have.

159.                      Kim Shull
Date: 5/26/99 6:49:30 PM EST

I am just beginning to research my family. I am not even sure were to begin. My great-grandfather was Orin Boyer (b 11-11-?) and died in Thornville, Ohio. He married Anna Moeller and had 2 children, Carlos Boyer and Opal Katherine Boyer Hurd. Orin had at least 2 sisters, Leah and Lola.

Any help would be appreciated.

160.                      Kathleen Boyer
Date: 5/13/99 9:33:30 PM EST

Looking for more information on my greatgrandfather:

Philip Authur Boyer (died in Cumberland, Maryland around 1895, and his tombstone is there. Don't have birth record). He died in a railroading accident, probably a builder. Married [Margaret?] Gilmartin. Son, Charles Boyer, born 1885. Had one sister but we lost her name. Charles married Elizabeth Slavin around 1910 in Scottdale or Everson Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County. Slew of kids and grandkids many still residing in Scottdale, Pennsylvania.

Respond if you think it may be of mutual benefit. If you can point me to research resources, I'll check it out. We could be related!

Kathleen Boyer
423 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

161.                      Herbert Boyer
Date: 5/27/99 2:43:20 AM EST

I am looking for information on Louis Boyer ,birthdate unknown He had five children : Abraham , Mary Louise , Bella ,Elizabeth and my father Joseph Albert Boyer :born April 9/1909 in St Laurent Manitoba he married a Sauteaux Indian on February 11/1929 (Margurite Genaille born in Kamsack Saskatchewan on May 10/1910) Any information about Louis Boyer or Joseph will be greatly appriciated. Thank You.

162.                      Sandi
Date: 6/6/99 11:20:59 PM EST

Looking for Frank or franklin donald boyer &/or roots,.... who died in california in 1989 & born July 1926.

163.                      Melanie Mann
Date: 6/11/99 1:25:17 PM EST

I am looking for information regarding Nelson Boyer. The only information I have regarding him is that he lived in Indiana, married a Laura Barret(Barrett?) and fathered two sons: Cecil and Rufus. Rufus' birth date was 1899. Does your list include a Nelson Boyer?

164.                      Geraldine (Boyer) Wilkes
Date: 7/7/99 8:28:03 AM EST

166.                                       Ernie Simon Boyer
167.   Willie Joseph Boyer                 Gerald  Willie Boyer
168.    Father--Mother                     Lloyd Laverne Boyer
169.    Daisy Shields Boyer                Donald Robert Boyer       
170.                                       Clifford Lemon Boyer
171.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
172.                                       Laura Boyer Hathaway
173.   Simon Boyer                         Susan Boyer Hall
174.   Grandfather--Grandmother            Bertha Boyer Love
175.   Lena Easly Boyer                    Willie Joseph Boyer
177.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
178.                                       David Boyer      died
180.                                       Louise Boyer     died age 3
181.                                       Joseph Boyer jr died age 3
182.   Joseph Boyer .1820-1904             Elizabeth Boyer 
183.   Great Grandfather--Grandmother      Rachel Boyer Howel
184.   Susannah Whetstone Boyer            Simon Boyer 
185.                                       Amanda Boyer Young
186.                                       Rebecca Boyer Hice

The following information is from the obituaries

JOSEPH BOYER was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, august 18, 1820. The largest town near was Somerset. When Joseph was 3 years old. His parents,DAVID and BARBARA SMITH BOYER left Pennsylvania and moved to Richland County, Ohio. When he was about 20, in 1842, JOSEPH BOYER moved to Elkhart Indiana where he lived 11 years . he was married on april 1 1849 to Susannah Whetstone

SUSANNAH WHETSTONE was born in Pennsylvania. on Feb 1, 1827 and Died at her home near Panora Iowa. Feb, 4 1918 at the age of 91 and 3 days. Her mother died when she was 10 years of age. Susannah moved with her father's family from Pennsylvania to Elkhart County, Indiana where she was united in marriage to Joseph Boyer on april 1 1849 Joseph was 26. In 1853, When Susannah was 19, Joseph and Susannah moved from Indiana to near Norwalk, in Warren County Iowa. Where they lived 29 years until Joseph was 62. In the year 1882 they moved to Panora Iowa on a farm on which he died November 4 1904. Susannah Whetstone Boyer lived to Feb 4 1918.

DAVID and BARBERA SMITH BOYER lived in Pennsylvania. Gerald Boyer's Great Great Grandfather [NO STATISTICS KNOWN] Moved to Richland county Ohio. when Joseph Boyer was 3 years old. Willie Boyer worked at Charlie Hunter's farm at Scranton, Iowa , which was located 1 1/2 miles north of Ale & Carries farm.

Daisy and Willie Boyer were married in Scramton, Iowa in the Methodist parsonage on12-22-1918.

Daisy and Willie farmed Simon and Lena Boyer's farm near Panora, Iowa (located 5 miles east 2 miles north) for 1 year in 1919.

Next they rented a farm (located 1 mile east of Gutherie Center, Iowa on the north side of the road) from March 1st. to the next year. They lived there on the Roosenberger farm for one year. A creek ran through the farm which had lots of fish and the ground was very wet. They had a family bull dog named Judy which use to help get the cows.

Ernie Boyer was born 1-8-21 at the Shield's farm located 5 1/2 miles south and 2 miles west , near Scranton, Iowa.

On 3-1-21 Willie Boyer rented the Napper farm located 1/2 mile north of the Shield's farm. They lived on this farm for 3 years. There was a big pond there. Their horse which was pulling the wagon, laid down in the road when Daisy started to town.

Gerald Boyer was born on the Napper farm on 2-24-24.

On 3-1-24 the McCoul farm (located south of Baird, Iowa ) was rented for one year. A tornado went through and did a lot of damage. Luckily the family was safe in the cave that was located on the farm.

Lloyd Boyer was born on 4-28-25 on the McCoul farm. The McCoul farm house burned down about the end of the year.

On 3-1-26 the Boyer's moved to the Wilkinson farm near Gowerie, Iowa and had a sale in the fall of the same year. The family owned a Ford truck with a lift that could haul gravel.

In 1927 the moved to Winterset, Iowa. There they purchased a garage and sold Raulegle products. Later Willie worked at a rock quarry as a foreman and mechanic for the Crame construction company.

Donald Boyer was born on 5-15-29 at Winterset, Iowa.

In 1930 Willie moved his family to Earlham, Iowa, where the Crame construction company had won the contract to rock the streets.

In the last part of 1930, after the Earlham job was complete, they moved to Des Moines, Iowa.

On or about 3-1-31 the family again moved because they had rented the Spies' farm near Wallingford, Iowa. ( 1 mile west and 1 1/2 miles south) Here they plowed with a gang plow pulled by horses and disc ahead of the planter, and cultivated corn. They had to be up at 4:00 A.M. to milk the cows. They had a lot of hogs and they had big stacks of hay to feed the cattle. Unfortunately, that year the cattle and hog market fell to almost nothing leaving them in dire striates.

On 8-9-32 Clifford Boyer was born on the Spies' farm. Later the family had to have a sale to pay for the $800.00 cash rent.

Once again, on or about 3-1-33 the family had to move. This time they moved to the Fred Cook farm. Here they raised a garden in order to eat and can something to last them through the hard Iowa winter. The workman wages of that time was only $.50 per day, and that was not good enough to pay the bills and feed the family also. It was a good thing that they had a milk cow for milk and butter, and some chickens for eggs.

Around 3-1-39 they moved to the Wagoner farm about 5 miles southwest of Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Around 3-1-43 they moved to the Milford farm that was 7 miles northwest of Milford, Iowa Lloyd got romantic fever by drinking milk from a sick cow.

Gerald married Ruby Soper on 10-31-46, and moved to the Wood's farm. They were blessed with Rosemary in July of ,47 and Shirley in June of ,49.

They moved to the Brenton farm in ,49 where Bob was born in July ,51, Barbara in Oct ,54 and Susan in June ,56. In ,59 they lived on the west farm and farmed both of the Brenton farms. Wile they lived there they were blessed with Geraldine 10-10-62 and there baby girl Diane 7-31-65.

Willie and Daisy moved to Flagstaff Arizona in the fall of ,66. In ,68 they bought a house in Yumea Arizona.

In ,67 Gerald bought a farm located 7 miles west and 1 1/2 miles north of Emmetsburg Iowa where he moved and farmed until ,89, when he retired and had a farm sale. Still living at the farm he now rents the farm out. Willie left this world for his finale rest in January of ,71. Daisy followed him in ,90.

I am looking for information on David Boyers family need help tracing back.

187.                      Bridgett Boyer
Date: 6/27/99 12:59:13 PM EST

I am looking for information about joseph Henry Boyer b in 1917- died in 1972. His father's name was Raymond and his brothers name was Kenneth. They all were from Pennsylvania.

188.                      Earl L. Reep
Date: 6/23/99 10:27:28 AM EST

Alexander Seldon Boyer I am searching for the birthplace, and the parents of my great-great grandfather Alexander Seldon Boyer who died in Chippewa County Wisconsin in April 1866. He served as a pvt with Company I of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry in the Dakota Territory during the Civil War, and was stationed at Fort Union. Family oral history has it that he came to Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County Wisconsin possibly in the late 1840`s or early 1850`s where he met and married Levina Ann Walton. They were married in Chippew County on 18 October 1852.

The story is that Alexander was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Tennessee when he was a small boy. The family farmed in Tennessee where they grew tabacco and cotton. At the age of twenty-two Alexander left Tennessee, and walked to Wisconsin where he eventually settled, first working in the lumber industry, and then settling down as a farmer. Any help in establishing the parentage of this Boyer line is appreciated.

189.                      Barbara Exley
Date: 6/21/99 10:36:13 AM EST

Seeking descendants of ADAM BOYER, b. aft 1756 d. 1823 Amityville Berks Co PA and MARGARET DAVIDHEISER b. 1758 Amityville Berks Co. PA. Need names of their children hoping to establish my Henry b. abt 1788 PA is a son. HENRY BOYER d. 24 Feb 1878 Cambria CoPA and was married to CATHERINE BORTZ b. abt 1790 PA d. 29 Jul 1876 Cambria Co PA. All of their 8 children were born in Stoney Creek Twp, Somerset, PA and the family moved to Cambria Co abt 1870.

190.                      Marva Hothan
Date: 6/20/99 1:03:04 AM EST

192.   I am looking for information on the Louis Boyer Family.  Louis was born c.
193.   1828 in Tenn.  Married Elisa E. White, 1850 in Gallatin Co., Il.  They had
194.   5 children:
195.   1. Marion Boyer Bn 1855, Gallatin Co., Il
196.      m. Ellen Raftus 1882 in Gallatin Co., Il
197.      ch: 1. Edward c 1884,  2. Hester m. Sanford McKinzie; 3. Annie Boyer bn
198.   1887 d. 1906; 4. Alvin Boyer m. Lillie Underwood 1913.
200.   2. Samuel R. Boyer, Bn 1857 Gallatin Co., Il
201.      m.1st Katie Gross, 2nd Theodosia Hines.  Children: 1. Mary Elizabeth m.
202.   George Smith in MO.; 2. Charles Louis m. Fannie May Bowden, Gallatin Co.,
203.   IL 1903
204.   3. Katie C. Boyer m. James A. Francis, Stoddard Co., MO. 1908.
205.   4. William Arthur
206.   5. Liza May
208.   3. Louis Oliver Boyer, Bn 1861, Gallatin Co., Il.  m. Louisa Crutchfield c.
209.   1893  
210.   Children: (1) Louis, bn c.1894 in MO; (2) Frank bn. ca 1896 in Arkansas;
211.   (3)Edd bn ca.1898 in Oklahoma; (4) May bn. ca 1900 in OK; (5) William bn
212.   ca1903 in OK, m.Ola Marie Spargur in Santa Barbara, CA 1938. (6) Annie bn
213.   ca.1907 in OK, (7) Paul bn ca 1910 in OK; (8) John bn 1914 in Franklin Co.
214.   IL.;  possibly one more.
216.   4. William Calvin Boyer (my grandfather) bn 1864 Gallatin Co., Il
217.    m. Mary Olive Tennison, 1891 Gallatin Co., IL
218.   Children: (1)Maude bn 1891 m. Herman Johnson; 9 children.  (2) Lillie Jane
219.   bn 1894 d. 1895 (3) Claude bn 1896, m. Mina Mae Grasty 1914, Franklin Co.,
220.   IL
221.   (4) Clyde J. bn 1899, m. Lola Irene Bell 1924; (5) William J. bn 1902, m.
222.   Mar Louisa Gholson 1924 (6) May Olive Boyer (my mother) bn 1906 in Omaha,
223.   Gallatin Co. Il, m. Forrest Tripp in Michigan 1927.
225.   5. Franklin Monroe Boyer, bn 1867 Gallatin Co., Il  no record of marriage.

Only information I have is that the children were raised orphaned. Louis with family are listed in the 1860 Gallatin Co., Il Census and his wife is listed as head of household in 1870 with the children. No record of their death has been located.

Any assistance would be appreciated as I have not found any record of Louis, ca 1828 in Tenn or his anscester or any descendents of the others families other than the family of William Calvin..

Marva Hothan
28252 Buena Mesa Dr.
Sun City, CA 92586

226.                      Maurice McNeely
Date: 6/18/99 9:52:30 AM EST

Looking for any information regarding a Benjamin Boyer. b. abt 1773 in Bethel twp. Berks, PA. d. 1855/56 in Royalton Twp. Cuyahoga Co. Ohio. Married Mary CATHERINE Zerbe/y. Benjamin was listed in 1820-1840 census Royalton, Cuyahoga. Also resided beside a Peter Boyer with wife Mary in 1850. Also was a George and John Boyer in same area. Have information on a Peter Boyer line in Missouri. Looking for relationships and any information.

Date: 6/17/99 11:57:09 AM EST

Do you have any information for a John Boyer who married Annetje Van Keuren in Butler County, OH 27 Oct l8l2?

Annetje b: l7 Oct l794 in Kingston, New York daughter of Cornelius E. Van Curen b: 3 June l766 in Kingston, New York - d: August l846 in Hocking Co., OH

I believe this John Boyer d. ca l822 in the Flat Rock River area of IN and that there were five children - the oldest Margaret and the youngest Capt. Gilbert W. Boyer. All children probably born in OH The mother and children moved back to OH after the death of John Boyer. Gilbert was born after the death according to family hearsay.

Margaret's obituary states that she was born in the southeast corner of Butler Co.

The l820 Colerain Twp., Hamilton Co., OH (just south of Butler Co.) census lists as heads of households Sweden Boyer and John Boyer. No record of them after that. Do you have any information - especially on Sweden?

Need more to connect all of the above.

228.                      betty bishop
Date: 6/15/99 8:02:47 PM EST

my mother was frieda boyer-kitchens my grandparents were grace(kinder)&robert boyer g-grandparents were james & missouri(skaggs) boyer. i am looking for imformation on both side's, boyer and skaggs. i think skaggs is french-indian. i am not sure. i think kinder was german.

betty bishop,
2131 imb station rd.

229.                      marie
Date: 6/15/99 7:23:54 PM EST

Glad to hear from someone in my lost domain of doing BOYER research. There are so many unrelated links to different boyer families. I am in need of a william boyer married to a lucinda bellemare in 1896. They resided near blind river, cutler ontario. Possibly from Pennetanguishine or Bying Inlet Ontario. Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Thank for responding;















244.                      David W. Byers dave\
Hi, I recently discovered the link from Lemuel Byers (1809-1889) back to his father John Byers/Boyer/Boyers (1762 - 1861) to Frederick Boyer (1730-?) Do you have any information on that part of the Boyer/Byers tree OR going back from Frederick Boyer?
Dave Byers 12-10-97 Since posting that, I have learned that Frederick was actually Benjamin Boyers. The family line is listed in Chapter 31 of Vol. III of the American Boyers book.
Could you please post this change. I am still looking for ancestors back from Benjamin as well as anyone on the net with info on descendants.

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