When Mary Elizabeth Troyer or Frazer was born in 1842, in Indiana, United States, her father, Daniel Troyer, was 43 and her mother, Catherine Reep, was 39. She married Ziba Winget on 26 April 1860, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Union Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Liberty Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1880.
Altered form of Swiss German Treyer, a cognate of 2 below and 3 below or a variant of Dreyer .
German: variant of Treuer (and, in North America, probably also an altered form of this), in the south a topographic name for someone who lived by a cattle track (Treyen, from Latin trivium ‘trail’), in the north an occupational name derived from Middle Low German troye ‘jerkin’ (compare 5 below). The surname Troyer is very rare in Germany.
Americanized form of Austrian German Trojer: topographic name derived from South German dialect troi ‘cattle track’, a cognate of 2 above.