Emma "Emily" Boyer

1 August 1851–4 February 1938 (Age 86)
Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma "Emily"

When Emma "Emily" Boyer was born on 1 August 1851, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States, her father, Henry Boyer, was 45 and her mother, Mary Polly Powell, was 39. She married Augustus C. Johnson on 17 June 1872, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Eagle Creek, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 4 February 1938, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus C. Johnson
Emma "Emily" Boyer
Marriage: 17 June 1872
Charles Albert Johnson
Mary Winifred Johnson
Charles A Johnson
Hazel T Johnson

Spouse and Children

    Augustus C. Johnson



17 June 1872
Whiteside, Illinois, United States


    Charles Albert Johnson



    Charles A Johnson


    Hazel T Johnson


Parents and Siblings




    Caroline Boyer



    Elizabeth Jane Boyer


    Jacob Warren Boyer


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World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 4

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Bayer or Beyer .2 German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hannover).3 English: variant of Bowyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Thomas in household of Fred Thomas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily Boyer in household of Henry Boyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma Johnson in household of Augustus Johnson, "United States Census, 1880"

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