Peter Moyer

15 February 1838–10 April 1918 (Age 80)
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Moyer was born on 15 February 1838, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Moyer, was 41 and his mother, Anna Catherine Edris, was 39. He married Mary Ann Bentz on 5 May 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years and Morgantown, Caernarvon Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 10 April 1918, in Womelsdorf, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Host, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Moyer
1838–1918
Sarah Susanna Haas
1843–1922
Marriage: about 1865
Alice Moyer
1864–1932
Samuel Moyer
1867–1934
Rebecca Moyer
1868–1940
Charles Moyer
1869–1870
Peter Moyer
1871–1946
George Moyer
1872–1953
Aaron Moyer
1874–1954
Sarah Moyer
1876–1878
Thomas Moyer
1879–
Calvin Moyer
1880–1962
Annie Moyer
1882–1888
James Moyer
1884–1960

Spouse and Children

    Male1838–1918Male

    Sarah Susanna Haas

    Female1843–1922Female

MARRIAGE
about 1865
children

(12)

    Alice Moyer

    Female1864–1932Female

    Samuel Moyer

    Male1867–1934Male

    Rebecca Moyer

    Female1868–1940Female

    Charles Moyer

    Male1869–1870Male

    Male1871–1946Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 25

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: possibly a shortened form of MacMoyer, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, from maor ‘steward’.2 Americanized form of German Meyer 1.3 Dutch: occupational name for a mower or reaper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Moyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Moyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Moyer in household of Peter Moyer, "United States Census, 1850"

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