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Gabriel Boyer[1]

Male Abt 1700 - Abt 1766  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Gabriel Boyer  [2
    Born Abt 1700  Tartary (Central Asia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch LZK4-TWJ 
    Died Abt Jun 1766  Frankford, Bristol Twp., Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7388  Main
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2017 

    Family ID F2808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine 
    Children 
    +1. John Boyer, "Revolutionary War",   b. Abt 1750, Oley Twp. Berks Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1814, Bristol Twp., Philadelphia Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +2. Peter Boyer, "Revolutionary War",   b. Abt 1752, Oley, Berks Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1797, Bound Brook, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. Elizabeth Boyer
    Last Modified 20 May 2006 
    Family ID F2796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Jun 1766 - Frankford, Bristol Twp., Philadelphia, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    American Boyers - Exerpts from 1915 edition
    American Boyers - Exerpts from 1915 edition

    Histories
    American Boyers
    American Boyers
    Excerpts. Pages from chapter 7 Gabriel Boyer (AG) p. 631-646

  • Notes 
    • Notes from American Boyers (section AG):

      "Gabriel Beyer was born, probably about 1700, in Tartary, Asia, where his German parents had gone for reason or other, according to tradition recorded by his great-granddaughter, Mrs. McCahon (4-AG 221); he died in 1766 in Bristol Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA." 

      "When he came to America has not been established.  He is reported to have been naturalized at Philadelphia, PA, in 1743."

      "According to a deed in the hands of Squire Kauffman, Friedensburg, Berks Co., PA, he owned a large farm in Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA as early as 1733.  A deed found in the Reading Court House Deed Book 2A, pages 390-392, shows that in 1754 John Lesher gave Gabriel Beyer and Casper Griessenmer a large farm of 132 perches in Oley Twp. in trust for the society of the Christian people inhabiting Oley.  Another deed, found in Deed Book 3A, page 370, indicates the return of this property to the Calvinists Congregation in 1764.  The Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol 26, page 244, confirms that he was in Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA, on Jan 20, 1758.  He was still there in 1762, as the list of Berks County Taxables shows, and on May 11, 1763, as recorded on page 324, Mortgage Book AA, Reading, PA."

      "Administration Records at Reading, PA show that he had identified himself with the Reformed Church of Oley, Berks Co., PA.  Gabriel left Oley in 1764 and came to Frankford in Bristol Twp. Philadelphia Co., PA where his will was made May 8, 1766, and probated July 9 1766.  This will is recorded in Book N, page 544, at Philadelphia, where his name appears as Bier, Beyer and Bayer."

      "His first wife died, and he found a second wife Catharine, from Berks County, PA, as recorded by his great-grandson Henry Boyer (4- AG1A6).  Her name is mentioned on page 322, Mortgage Book AA, Reading Court House.  His wife (2) Catharine died Sept 10, 1789 and is buried at the Hood  Cemetery in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA.  Gabriel's will names his wife Catharine, and mentions "my three children": John, Peter and Elizabeth.  These children may have been to his first wife, but we are not sure.  The Oley Church records, where they may have been recorded, were poorly kept and lost. His widow Catharine, married (2) Abraham Gross, as known from Philadelphia Orphans Court records dated Sept. 8, 1769, which show the petition of Gabriel's minor son Peter." [2]

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

    2. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), Chapter 7 (AG) Gabriel Beyer (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1357] American Boyers, Donald Arthur Boyer, Historian, (7th Edition, Published 1984, 990 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403), Chapter 7 (AG) Gabriel Beyer "his will was made May 8 1766, and probated July 9, 1766" (Reliability: 0).