Heinrich Moyer

Male3 September 1808–22 July 1884

Brief Life History of Heinrich

When Heinrich Moyer was born on 3 September 1808, in Clinton, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, his father, Rev Jacob Kolb Meyer, was 40 and his mother, Magdalena Bechtel, was 35. He married Barbara Hunsberger on 23 December 1834. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 22 July 1884, in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 75, and was buried in Vineland Cemetery, Vineland, Lincoln, Niagara, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Heinrich Moyer
Barbara Hunsberger
Marriage: 23 December 1834
Mary Moyer
Agnes M. Moyer
Elizabeth Moyer
Magdalena Moyer
Matilda Moyer
Sarah Moyer
Catharine Moyer
Henry Moyer
Jacob H Moyer
Margaret Moyer
Selena Moyer

Sources (13)

  • Henry Moyer, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Henry Moyer, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Henry Moyer in entry for Jacob H. Moyer, "Canada, Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1834
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (3)


    Age 31

    Oldest grave seen in the Memorials List

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 59

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 61


    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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    Story Highlight

    Executor's Sale

    There will be sold by Public Auction, on the premises of the late HENRY MOYER Lot 2, Concession 5, Township of Clinton, on the Stone Road, one and a half miles west of Jordan, on Saturday, N …

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