Monday, January 5, 2015

Peter Moyer 1782-1849

Heather's paternal 5th great grandfather
Our Moyer Line

Peter Moyer
Born Jun. 26, 1782
Died Apr 27, 1849
Married
Elizabeth Druckenmiller
daughter of
Born  Dec 27, 1784
Died Aug 12, 1866

Children:
Daniel Moyer 1804 – 1868 m. Elizabeth Kerchner
Catharine Moyer 1809 – 1854
Elizabeth Moyer 1814 – m. Shemory
Rebecca Moyer 1815 – 1891 m. Henry Weiser
Peter Moyer 1817 – 1897
Maria Salome "Polly" Moyer 1819 – 
John Moyer 1821 – 
Anna Moyer 1823 – 1907 m. George Henry Houser
Benjamin Moyer 1824 – 1901



1782- Peter Born
According to Find A Grave - 
Jun. 26, 1782, Berks County,Pennsylvania, USA

If my records doe Johann Valentine Moyer, Peter's father, are correct, Peter was a twin.

Birth of Brother John Henry Moyer(1782–)
June 26, 1782

There is another Peter Moyer, born 1775, who also married a Catharine.  He married Maria Katherine Gundrum, and is buried in Lycoming County Pa. http://notheathersgen.blogspot.com/2017/03/peter-moyer-1775-1853.html

1803 - Marriage
Elizabeth married Peter Moyer 1803 Berks Co, Pa. Their children are Philip, Daniel, Maria, Catherine, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Peter, Sarah Salome, John, Benjamin, William, Anna. 
(Info from Find A Grave Entry)

Elizabeth's last name is from her daughter Anna's death certificate.


Following the Meiser connections, I think it's possible that Elizabeth was the daughter of Frederick and Christina Druckenmiller of the Lancaster County area.  Three of Fredericks daughters, including Christina, married three Meiser brothers.

Christina Druckenmiller, daughter of Frederick Druckenmiller, married John Michael Meiser.  Their son Henry Meiser, married Rebecca Moyer, the daughter of Peter Moyer and Elizabeth Druckenmiller.



1804- Son Daniel Moyer Born
Birth of Child Daniel Moyer(1804–1868)
19 March 1804 • Union County, Pennsylvania, USA

Daniel Moyer married Elizabeth Kerchner, and they are found in the 1850 census in Chapman twp, Union (now Snyder) county with the following children: Lydia, Peter, Sarah, Reuben, Leah, Amelia & Catherine.

Find A Grave (which should always be checked with additional sources) says:
Daniel Moyer is the son of Peter Moyer and Elizabeth. He married Elizabeth Kerchner 5 Sep 1826 Union Co, Pa. Children are Matilda, Elizabeth, Lydia, Peter K, Mary Ann, Sarah, Rueben, Leah, Amelia, Catherine, Martha, Barbara, Alice. 

1809 - Daughter Catharine Moyer Born
Birth of Daughter Catharine Moyer(1809–1854)
5 May 1809 • Berks County
Catherine Moyer married Henry Shemory. Her sister Elizabeth married Ephraim Shemory - possibly brothers?


1814 - Daughter Elizabeth Moyer Born
Birth of Daughter Elizabeth Moyer(1814–)
1814 • Snyder Co, PA

The death certificate of Thomas Shemory tells us that his mother, Elizabeth Moyer, married Ephraim Shemory.

Their children, based on census records, included Louisa, Thomas, Maryann, William, Edward

1815 - Daughter Rebecca Moyer Born
Birth of Daughter Rebecca Moyer(1815–1891)
20 November 1815 • Pennsylvania


Rebecca Moyer married Henry Meiser. Their children included  (but not necessary limited to) George, Alminda, & Elizabeth.  They are buried at Grubbs Cemetery, Snyder County Pa.

From the Genealogy of the Weiser Family - 
HENRY MEISER 5/4 
HENRY MEISER 5/4, son of John Michael Meiser 4/3 (Henry Meiser 3/4, Johann 
Michael Meiser 2/2, Johan Jurg Meisser 111) and Christina Druckenmiller, was born 
July 4, 1801 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca Moyer, born November 20, 
1815. All his life was devoted to farming in Perry Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. 

Henry died October 31, 1861 and his wife died January 19, 1891. Both are buried at 
Grubb's Church. 

CHILDREN. 
6/1 Catherine Meiser 6/7 Mary Meiser, (1847-1864). 
6/2 Henry Meiser 6/8 Jonathan Meiser 
6/3 Elizabeth Meiser 6/9 Frederick Meiser 
6/4 William Meiser, (1841-1858). 6/10 Amanda A. Meiser 
6/5 Joel Meiser 6/11 George Meiser 
6/6 Benjamin F. Meiser 
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1817 - Son Peter Moyer Born
Birth of Son Peter Moyer(1817–1897)
20 January 1817 • Pennsylvania
Peter Moyer married Susanna (Glatfelter?). They lived in Snyder County Pa. Their children include Mary, George Henry, William & Caroline. 

1819 - Daughter Polly Moyer Born
Birth of Daughter Maria Salome "Polly" Moyer(1819–)
15 July 1819 • Chapman, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, USA

Polly Moyer married Felix Ekas. Her father's will, in 1851, states that her husband "left her about 10 years ago without provision and has not been back."  In 1860 Felix is living in Michigan with Lydia.


Polly & Felix had a daughter Nancy, who married Peter Troupe.   Nancy and Nancy's husband are in Michigan in 1900, near Felix.
This picture is said to be of Maria Salome "Polly" Moyer Eckes - but I think it must be Lydia? Felix was living with Lydia as early as 1860 - with her using his last name in the census, although it looks like they were not actually married until 1884

We know Polly was mentioned in her fathers will, but I have no idea where she is buried, or where she lived, after her husband left her.  Her daughter Nancy was a servant in another household in PA by 1860.

1821 - Son John Moyer Born
Birth of Son John Moyer(1821–)
1821 • Pennsylvania
John Moyer married Susan and their children included Henry, John.  They lived in Snyder County Pa.
In 1850, John's mother Elizabeth lived with him.

John & Susan lived in Snyder County Pa and are buried in Grubbs Cemetery


1823 - Daughter Anna Moyer Born
Birth of Daughter Anna Moyer(1823–1907)
15 May 1823 • Pennsylvania

Anna Moyer married George Henry Houser.  This is my direct line - more information can be found here - http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2012/03/george-houser-1825-1887.html

1824 - Son Benjamin Moyer Born
Birth of Son Benjamin Moyer(1824–1901)
Jun 1824 • Pennsylvania

A Find a grave entry states that Benjamin was married 3x - Benjamin was married three times:
1. Mary Houseworth (1822-1859)
2. Catherine ___?___ (c1833- )
3. Susannah Thursby (1830-1914), who is buried with him 
and lists his children as Barbara Moyer Suffel, William P. Moyer, Benton H. Moyer, Amelia Moyer Swineford, James H. Moyer & George Wellington Moyer.

William P. Moyer's death certificate lists his parents as Benjamin Moyer & Mary Houseworth.
In the 1860 census his children are listes as William, Benton, Amelia & James.
In 1870 he is married to Susan and has 3 additional children - Mary 9, Isaac 8 & George 1.




1830 - Census
NAME: Peter Moyer
HOME IN 1830 (CITY, COUNTY, STATE): Perry, Union, Pennsylvania
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - UNDER 5: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 5 THRU 9: 2
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 10 THRU 14: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 15 THRU 19: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 40 THRU 49: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - UNDER 5: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 15 THRU 19: 2
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 20 THRU 29: 2
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 40 THRU 49: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - UNDER 20: 8
FREE WHITE PERSONS - 20 THRU 49: 4
TOTAL FREE WHITE PERSONS: 12

TOTAL - ALL PERSONS (FREE WHITE, SLAVES, FREE COLORED):12

Interpreted on this site as:
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = William (b. 1829)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825                 = Benjamin (b. 1824) 
                                                               = John (b. 1821)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Peter (b. 1817)
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Peter (b. 1782)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Anna (b. 1826)
2 females 15-19 1810-1815 = Rebecca (b. 1815) 
= Elizabeth (b. 1814)
2 females 20-29 1800-1810 = Catharine (b. 1809) 
= Maria (b. 1809)

1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Elizabeth (b. 1784) 
Where is Salome?

1840 - Census
NAME: Peter Mayer
HOME IN 1840 (CITY, COUNTY, STATE): Perry, Union, Pennsylvania
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 10 THRU 14: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 15 THRU 19: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 50 THRU 59: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 5 THRU 9: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 10 THRU 14: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 15 THRU 19: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 20 THRU 29: 1
FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 50 THRU 59: 1
PERSONS EMPLOYED IN AGRICULTURE: 8
FREE WHITE PERSONS - UNDER 20: 5
FREE WHITE PERSONS - 20 THRU 49: 1
TOTAL FREE WHITE PERSONS: 8
TOTAL ALL PERSONS - FREE WHITE, FREE COLORED, SLAVES:

Interpreted on this site as:

No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = William (b. 1829) 
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = John (b. 1821)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Peter (b. 1782)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = ?
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Anna (b. 1826) 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Salome (b. 1819)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Elizabeth (b. 1783/4)

8 person employed in agriculture

1849 - Peter died, age 66
Death
27 Apr 1849 • Union (Now Snyder) County PA
Age: 66

Look for his will at the Union County Courthouse

1850 - Elizabeth lives with son John
NAME: John Moyer
AGE: 28
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1822
BIRTHPLACE: Pennsylvania
HOME IN 1850: Perry, Union, Pennsylvania
GENDER: Male
FAMILY NUMBER: 193
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:
NAME AGE
John Moyer 28
Susanah Moyer 27
Henry Moyer 2
Elithebth Moyer 67
William Moyer 20

1851 - Will Account Settled

"Benjamin also filed a motion stating his brother Daniel & Peter had filed misinformation about finances. "

1860
Where is Elizabeth ?

This family, which is actually the HOUK family, has an Elizabeth Moyer (incorrectly transcribed as Mauk) living with them, but that family also has Elizabeth Mayer living with them in 1850, when we know "our" Elizabeth was living with her son John.

e: Elizabeth Mauck
[Elizabeth Hauck]
[Elizabeth Moyer]
Age: 79
Birth Year: abt 1781
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: West Buffalo,Union,Pennsylvania
Post Office: Mifflinburg
Family Number: 353
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
George Mauck 59
Maria Mauck 58
Andrew Mauck 24
Geo W Mauck 14
Elizabeth Mauck 79

Adam Kimple 32


1866-  Elizabeth Died.

Burial

Peter is buried at Grubbs Church Cemetery - 







Research

Possible List Of Children:

Philip Moyer 1800 – 1856
Daniel Moyer 1804 – 1868
Catherine Moyer 1809 – 1854
Maria Moyer 1809 – 
Rebecca Moyer 1814 – 1891
Elizabeth Moyer 1814 – 
Peter Moyer 1817 – 
Salome Moyer 1819 – 
John Moyer 1821 – 
Benjamin Moyer 1824 – 1901
Anna Moyer 1826 – 
William Moyer 1829 – 

Note from another researcher - 
I descend from Philip Moyer (1800-1856) which you've noted as a possible child of Peter.  I've researched Philip and his family trying to find a connection to extend the Moyer line.  While it is possible Philip is a child of Peter, the available evidence seems to indicate they are not immediately related.  I have a copy of "History of the Freeburg Charge" from 1891.  It contains the  birth / baptism record of Grubb's Church from 1781-1808.  Philip's birth is listed in 1800 w/ sponsors, but no parents mentioned.  However, there is no mention of Peter and Elizabeth in the records, or of Daniel (1804), which would seem to indicate they were not present in the area until after 1808.  Also the Register's Notice that you posted a picture of does not have Philip involved in Peter's administration.  If he were the firstborn, he would likely have been involved, as Philip was still alive and active in 1849.  Neither of those things are definitive but both seem to indicate there is not an immediate family relation between Peter and Philip.

Elizabeth's last name is from her daughter Anna's death certificate:


Anna Houser

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 George W. Wagenseller.  1904.  Tombstone Inscriptions of Snyder County, Penna.  Wagenseller Publ., Middleburgh, PA (facsimile hard copies available from HigginsonBooks.com; online at the Snyder County PAGenWeb site):
p. 83 CHAPMAN TOWNSHIP... 
GRUBB'S CHURCH CEMETERY...
p. 92 Meiser, Henry, b. July 4, 1801; d Oct 31, 1861, aged 60 y, 3 m 27 d.
Meiser, Rebecca, b. Nov 20 1815; d Jan 19, 1891, aged 75 y 1 m 29 d.
Moyer, Peter, b June 26, 1782; d Apr 27, 1849, 66 y 10 m 1 d.
Moyer, Elizabeth, w of Peter, b Dec 27, 1784; d Aug 12, 1866, aged 81 y 7 m 15 d.
p. 93 Moyer, Philip, b Jan 1, 1800; d Oct 23, 1856, aged 56 y 9 m 22 d.
p. 99 Shamory, Henry, b. Oct 4, 1810; d Nov 20, 1840, aged 30 y 1 m 16 d.

Shamory, Catharine, w of Henry, b. May 5, 1809; d Aug 23, 1854, aged 45 y 3 m 18 d.
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