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Margaret Merion[1]

Female Abt 1829 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Margaret Merion  [2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1829  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth She is 41 years old in the 1870 census, and 45 years old in the 1880 census. 
    Lived in 1880  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Second Street Road 
    Living in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3104  Main
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2011 

    Family Jacob Boyer,   b. Abt 1815, Rowlandville, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Olney, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • The 1850 census shows that Margaret Merion, age 21 is living in the household of Jacob Boyer, along with George Boyer, age 2, and two others named John and Elizabeth Butler (no known relation).  Jacob's wife in future census' (including 1860 and 1870) is named Margaret, and the ages mach Margaret Merion's age in the 1850 census - so it is on this basis that we conclude for now that Margaret Boyer was Margaret Merion before her marriage to Jacob Boyer sometime between the 1850 census and the birth of her first child cir 1851.

      A fascinating glimpse at family life is provided in the 1870 census which shows the children in the family - even Lizze, age 13 - as "Works in Wollen Mill".  Bill Boyer thinks perhaps this was Whitaker's Mill in the Olney section of Philadelphia. [8]
    Children 
     1. Anna Boyer, "Annie",   b. Abt 1851, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Boyer, "Sallie",   b. Abt 1853, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Boyer, "Lizzie",   b. Abt 1857, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jacob Boyer,   b. 1859, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Henry Boyer,   b. Abt 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Boyer,   b. Abt 1865,   d. Abt 1933  (Age ~ 68 years)
     7. Aldelbert Boyer, "Del",   b. Abt 1867,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Aleah Boyer, "Leah",   b. Oct 1869, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1932  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +9. Brunner H. Boyer,   b. Abt 1872,   d. Aft 1920  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F1249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1829 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - Second Street Road - 1880 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving in - G - - Germantown, Philadelphia, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1850 Census - Jacob Boyer Family
    1850 Census - Jacob Boyer Family
    1850 Census image, Bristol Township in the County of Philadelphia.
    Dwelling number 318, Family number 320.
    Enumerated 28 August, 1850

    (Bristol Twp., Philadelphia County, was located just east of Germantown. The present day neighborhoods of East and West Oak Lane, Fern Rock and Logan are where the old Bristol Township was.)

    Persons listed as being in the same "family" were (order below is same as census order):

    Jacob Boyer, age 34, Saw grinder, born PA, "married within the year" not indicated.
    George Boyer, age 2, born PA
    Margaret Merion, age 21, born PA, "married within the year" not indicated.
    John Butler, age 32, Saw grinder, Born Ireland
    Elizabeth Butler, age 30, born England
    1860 Census - Jacob Boyer family
    1860 Census - Jacob Boyer family
    1860 Census
    P. 17 1st district, 22nd Ward, Philadelphia County, PA
    Enumerated 8 Jun 1860, Post office: "Germantn"
    All born in PA
    Jacob Boyer, 42, Laborer
    Margt. ,30
    George, 12
    Anna, 9
    Sarah, 7
    Elizabeth, 5
    Jacob, 9 months
    1870 Census (1st enumeration) Jacob Boyer Family
    1870 Census (1st enumeration) Jacob Boyer Family
    1870 Census - Philadelphia County, Ward 22, District 71 Germantown Post Office. Enumerated 14 July 1870

    Jacob Boyer, age 55, Laborer, both parents born in USA, born PA, male citizen of US 21 or over
    Margaret, age 41, both parents born in USA, born PA
    George, age 23, Gardener, born PA, male citizen of US 21 or over.
    Annie, age 19, Works in wollen mill, born in PA
    Sallie, age 17, Works in wollen mill, born in PA
    Lizzie, age 13, Works in wollen mill, born in PA
    Jacob, age 11, born in PA, attended school within the year
    Henry, age 8, born in PA, attended school within the year
    John, age 5, born in PA
    Delbert, age 3, born in PA
    Aleah, age 9 months, born in PA, born within the past year in October.
    1870 Census (2nd Enumeration) Jacob Boyer Family
    1870 Census (2nd Enumeration) Jacob Boyer Family
    Page 6, 71 District, Philadelphia County, PA
    "Fishers Lane" appears at top of page. No enumeration date or other details on individuals provided.

    Jacob Boyer, age 55, Farmer
    Marguerite, age 41
    George, age 22, Farmer
    Annie, age 19
    Sarah, age 18
    Elizabeth, age 13
    Jacob Jr., age 11
    Henry, age 8
    John, age 6
    Aldelbert, age 4
    Leah, age 1
    1880 Census - Jacob Boyer family
    1880 Census - Jacob Boyer family
    Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, PA
    Second Street Road
    Enumerated 8 June 1880

    All below born in PA, Parents born in PA
    Margaret Boyer, 45, Widowed,
    Annie, 26, daughter, Works in Wollen Mill
    Sarah, 24, daughter, Works in Wollen Mill
    Elizabeth, 22. daughter, Works in Wollen Mill
    John, 14, son, Works in Wollen Mill
    Delbert, 12, son, Works in Wollen Mill
    Leah, 10, daughter, at school
    Brunner, 8, son.


  • Notes 
    • Reference to her last name "Merion" is in the 1850 census.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, "Maugerite", age 41, 22 Ward, P135, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S689] 1850 U.S. Census, Last name Merion, age 21 living in same household as Jacob Boyer (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S977] 1860 U.S. Census, "Margt. age 30" Philadelphia County, Ward 22, District 1, p17, enumerated 8 June, 1860 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, 22 Ward, P135, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA - age 41 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S689] 1850 U.S. Census, age 21 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T9_1181; Family History Film: 1255181; Page: 219B; Enumeration District: 436; Image: 0073. (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S8] WR Boyer, Conversation 25 Nov 2005. (Reliability: 0).