John Paul Hoyer

18 February 1888–20 May 1971 (Age 83)

The Life of John Paul

John Paul Hoyer was born on 18 February 1888, in Sweden. He married Sylvina Wahl on 1 September 1931. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Skalunda, Skaraborg, Sweden in 1896 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 20 May 1971, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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John Paul Hoyer
Sylvina Wahl
Marriage: 1 September 1931
Helen Sylvina Hoyer

Spouse and Children

1 September 1931


    Helen Sylvina Hoyer


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 9

World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Danish: from a Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound of hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + gēr ‘spear’.2 Danish (Høyer, Højer): variant of Hoy 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Hoyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John P Hoyer in entry for Helen Hoyer Turek, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • John Paul Höijer, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920"

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