John Moyer

1877–Male
Michigan, United States

The Life of John

John Moyer was born in 1877, in Michigan, United States as the son of John Moyer and Mary Lehman. He married Margrette J Vance on 7 April 1900, in Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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John Moyer
1877–
Margrette J Vance
1880–1947
Marriage: 7 April 1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 April 1900
Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Moyer

    MaleMale

    Mary Lehman

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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 (2)

  • John Moyer, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John Moyer, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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