John Sell Boyer

Brief Life History of John Sell

When John Sell Boyer was born on 7 December 1840, in Penn Township, Union, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Augustus Sell Boyer, was 24 and his mother, Catharine Houtz, was 24. He married Julia Ann Crandall on 8 February 1866, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 4 October 1925, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Sell Boyer
Julia Ann Crandall
Marriage: 8 February 1866
John Selvoy Boyer
Myron Augustus Boyer
Ernest Marcellus Boyer
Harlan Lee Boyer
Julia Ida Boyer
Franklin Oscar Boyer
Dr. Dell Delos Boyer
Tryphena Bisbee Boyer
Ira Wayne Boyer Sr.
Roy Boyer

Sources (66)

  • John Boyer in household of Catharine Boyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Sell Boyer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • John S Boyer, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


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

Name Meaning

French: regional variant of Bouvier ‘herdsman’. This surname is also found in Haiti. Compare Bouyea and Boyea .

Altered form of German Bayer or Beyer .

German: habitational name for someone from Boye (near Celle-Hanover).

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

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