Clara Erb Moyer

Female28 March 1867–18 November 1898

Brief Life History of Clara Erb

When Clara Erb Moyer was born on 28 March 1867, in Illinois, United States, her father, Michael E. Moyer, was 37 and her mother, Abbigale F. Neitz, was 30. She married Albert Henry Goodwin on 18 May 1893, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Manhattan, Will, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 November 1898, in Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Elwood, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Albert Henry Goodwin
Clara Erb Moyer
Marriage: 18 May 1893
Mabel A. Goodwin

Sources (6)

  • Clarra Moyer in household of Michael Moyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clara E Moyer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Clara E. Moyer Goodwin, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    18 May 1893Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 1

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


    Age 4

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 9

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Meyer or Mayer .

    French: status name for a sharecropper, from an angent derivative of Old French moie ‘half’.

    In some cases also an Americanized form of Dutch Mooijer: surname associated with Maaijer, an occupational name for a mower or reaper (see Maier ). However, almost all bearers come from Volendam (North Holland), where the surname originated as Pooijer, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman (peurder) or a nickname for someone carrying a ponjaard ‘dagger’. The surname was changed to Mooijer due to the connotation with Dutch pooier ‘bully, fancy-man’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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