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Anna Boyer, "Annie"[1]

Female 1851 - 1933  (81 years)


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  • Name Anna Boyer  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix "Annie" 
    Born 16 Apr 1851  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    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  [5
    a worker in a woolen mill 
    Occupation 1933  [8
    Housekeeper 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191809300 
    FindAGrave ID 191809300 
    FamilySearch ID LTJV-7J8 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTJV-7J8 
    Died 19 Mar 1933  [8
    Buried 23 Mar 1933  St. James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3106  Main
    Last Modified 3 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  [9
    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. [10, 11]
    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

  • Event Map
    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 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.
    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
    Annie Boyer - death certificate
    Annie Boyer - death certificate

  • 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.

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

    4. [S1252] Death Certificate, "Annie Boyer".

    5. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, 22 Ward, P135, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA - age 19, Wollen mill worker.

    6. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Age 24.

    7. [S826] 1920 US Census, Annie, Sister, F, W, 58, Married, Housekeeper.

    8. [S1252] Death Certificate.

    9. [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.

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

    11. [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.