Franklin S. Moyer

Brief Life History of Franklin S.

When Franklin S. Moyer was born on 29 October 1860, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Boyer Moyer, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Dowler, was 22. He married Elizabeth Catherine Merkel on 22 November 1884, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Polk Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 16 February 1923, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Woodlawn, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Franklin S. Moyer
Elizabeth Catherine Merkel
Marriage: 22 November 1884
Charles David Moyer
Mary Alice Moyer
George Pelad Moyer Sr.
Alfred Marrtin Moyer

Sources (17)

  • Franklin Moyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frankling Moyer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Franklin S. Moyer, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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