John Boyer

Brief Life History of John

When John Boyer was born on 27 November 1784, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Philip Boyer, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Nungesser, was 33. He married Elizabeth Spatz in 1809, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 23 January 1837, in Freeburg, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Freeburg, Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Boyer
1784–1837
Elizabeth Spatz
1787–1861
Marriage: 1809
Henry J. Boyer
1809–1903
Mary Ann Boyer
1810–1896
Mary A. Boyer
1823–1880
Polly Boyer
1824–
Eliza Boyer
1812–1845
Sarah Boyer
1819–1909
William Boyer
1821–1905
Benjamin Boyer
1827–1827
Daniel S. Boyer
1827–1899

Sources (11)

  • John Boyer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Boyer in entry for Maria Boyer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Jonathan Boyer in entry for Mary Boyer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

French: regional variant of Bouvier ‘herdsman’. This surname is also found in Haiti. Compare Bouyea and Boyea .

Altered form of German Bayer or Beyer .

German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hanover).

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

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