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John Boyer[1]

Male Abt 1865 - Abt 1933  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name John Boyer  [2
    Born Abt 1865  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farm laborer on his sister Aleah's farm.  [2, 4
    FamilySearch LTJV-746 
    Died Abt 1933  [5
    Buried unknown location, with his sister Aleah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3109  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. [6]
    Family ID F1249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

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

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

    3. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, Age 14 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S8] WR Boyer, 5 Sep 2003 interview with JSHJr. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S8] WR Boyer, 6 Sep 2003 (Reliability: 0).

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