Sanford H Moyer

29 March 1851–18 September 1884 (Age 33)
Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sanford H

When Sanford H Moyer was born on 29 March 1851, in Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Solomon Moyer, was 40 and his mother, Jane A. Crawford, was 34. He died on 18 September 1884, in Dexter, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 33.

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Solomon Moyer
Jane A. Crawford
Alanson Bonaparte Moyer
Nancy Moyer
Sarah P Moyer
George Edward Moyer
Sanford H Moyer
Alice M Moyer
Charles S. Moyer
Anna Moyer

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World Events (6)

Age 12
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 12
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 19
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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Sources (5)

  • Sanford Mayer in household of Solomon Mayer, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Sanford Moyer in household of Solomon Moyer, "United States Census, 1870"

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