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Aleah Boyer, "Leah"[1]

Female 1869 - 1933  (63 years)


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  • Name Aleah Boyer  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix "Leah" 
    Born 11 Oct 1869  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Ivyland, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Owned a farm 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200256482 
    FindAGrave ID 200256482 
    FamilySearch ID LTJJ-1M5 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTJJ-1M5 
    Died 1 Oct 1933  [6, 8
    Buried 5 Oct 1933  Mount Peace Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I3105  Main
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Jacob Boyer,   b. 1815, Rowlandville, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1872, Olney, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Margaret Merion,   b. 1829, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [10
    Notes 
    Married:
    • American Boyers 1984 ed, p. 639: Jacob Boyer b. 1813 at Rowlandville, now part of Philadelphia, PA married Elizabeth Merion, a Quakeress. Children: George W., Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, Jacob, Herny, John, Adelbert, Leah, and Brunner.

      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. [11, 12]
    Documents
    John Boyer m. Elizabeth Cowper and their son Jacob Boyer.
    John Boyer m. Elizabeth Cowper and their son Jacob Boyer.
    Jacob Boyer b. 1813 at Rowlandville, now part of Philadelphia, PA married Elizabeth Merion, a Quakeress. Children: George W., Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, Jacob, Herny, John, Adelbert, Leah, and Brunner.


    Family ID F1249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Henry Davis 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Florence Davis,   b. 9 Apr 1890, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1994, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F3446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jacob F. Yeager, "Jake",   b. Abt 1875 
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F1255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1869 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Owned a farm - - Ivyland, PA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    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.

    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.
    Leah Boyer Yeager - death certificate
    Leah Boyer Yeager - death certificate

  • Notes 
    • Appears as Lia in the 1920 census, living in the household of her brother Brunner H. Boyer, Sr. and with her husband Jacob Yaeger.

      Appears as Aleah in 1870 census

      Notes from Wilbur R. Boyer:

      "She owned a farm in Richboro or Ivyland which was next door to her sister Annie's farm."

      "She ran the farm with her brother John Boyer"

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

    2. [S8] WR Boyer, 5 Sep 2003 interview with JSHJr.

    3. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, 22 Ward, P135, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA - age 9 months.

    4. [S826] 1920 US Census, "Lia" age 40, b. PA.

    5. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Age 10.

    6. [S1252] Death Certificate, Leah Boyer Yeager death certificate.

    7. [S8] WR Boyer, 6 Sep 2003.

    8. [S8] WR Boyer, "died about one year before her brother John".

    9. [S1252] Death Certificate, Leah Yeager death certificate.

    10. [S1793] Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, (Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records).
      Name: Elizabeth Merion
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 3 Jul 1845
      Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      Organization Name: St James Church, Kingsesslng
      Spouse: Jacob Boyer

      Source Citation
      Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 226

      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

      Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

      Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History.

    11. [S8] WR Boyer, Conversation 25 Nov 2005.

    12. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), American Boyers 1984 ed, p. 639: Jacob Boyer b. 1813 at Rowlandville, now part of Philadelphia, PA married Elizabeth Merion, a Quakeress. Children: George W., Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, Jacob, Herny, John, Adelbert, Leah, and Brunner.