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Anna Boyer, "Annie"[1]

Female Abt 1851 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Anna Boyer  [2, 3
    Suffix "Annie" 
    Born Abt 1851  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Ivyland, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    She owned a farm 
    Occupation 1870  Germantown, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    a worker in a woolen mill 
    FamilySearch LTJV-7J8 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3106  Main
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Margaret Merion,   b. Abt 1829, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    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. [7]
    Family ID F1249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1851 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - She owned a farm - - Ivyland, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a worker in a woolen mill - 1870 - Germantown, Philadelphia, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    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.

    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.
    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

  • Notes 
    • Her farm was adjacent to her sister Lea's.  Immaculate whitewashed & clean. In Ivyland.

      Bill Boyer notes: Her nephew Brunner Boyer, Jr. worked on the farm.

      1920 Census notes:

      Appears in the household of Brunner Boyer, Sr (sister). Her age given as 58, (which implies b. 1862), but this conflicts with her age in the other census.

  • 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. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S977] 1860 U.S. Census, "Anna, age 9" Philadelphia County, Ward 22, District 1, p17, enumerated 8 June, 1860 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, 22 Ward, P135, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA - age 19, Wollen mill worker (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Age 24 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S826] 1920 US Census, Annie, Sister, F, W, 58, Married, Housekeeper. (Reliability: 0).

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