Marietta Martha Oyer

Female14 November 1828–16 January 1924

Brief Life History of Marietta Martha

When Marietta Martha Oyer was born on 14 November 1828, in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Oyer, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Hess, was 23. She married William Raesley on 4 November 1848, in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Marengo, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 January 1924, in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Raesley
Marietta Martha Oyer
Marriage: 4 November 1848
Orantes Raesley
Wellington Raesley
Franklin Raesly

Sources (10)

  • Margarette Raseley in household of William Raseley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marietta Raesley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Marietta Oyer in entry for Crantes Raesley, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1848Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 9

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 35

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of German Eyer .

    French: from a variant of Old French oier, an agent derivative of oie ‘goose’, denoting a gooseherd or someone who sold geese or roast goose meat. Compare Loyer .

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

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