Ephraim Shroyer

3 June 1835–30 September 1897 (Age 62)
Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Shroyer was born on 3 June 1835, in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States, his father, William Shroyer, was 32 and his mother, Elenor Waggoner, was 36. He married Mary Jane Cotterill on 4 March 1856, in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mad River Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 September 1897, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Shroyer
Mary Jane Cotterill
Marriage: 4 March 1856
William Albert Shroyer
Perry Harrison Shroyer
Rolla Lorenzo Shroyer
Charles Edward Shroyer
Anna May Shroyer
Elmer George Shroyer
Ellsworth Benjamin Shroyer
Bertram "Birdy" Dow Shroyer
Francis Shroyer

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Cotterill


4 March 1856
Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States


    William Albert Shroyer


    Perry Harrison Shroyer


    Rolla Lorenzo Shroyer


    Charles Edward Shroyer



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Shroyer





World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 6

Dayton was incorporated as a city.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 22

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Pennsylvania German variant of Schreier . Compare Schroyer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ephraim Shroyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ephriam Shroyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ephram Shroyer, "United States Census, 1860"

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