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1795 John Moyer was born on September 22, 1795 [1][2], in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Christian and Ann Neff Meyer [3].

1797 Elizabeth Albert was born on January 19 , 1797 in Pennsylvania, to George and Elizabeth Greenawalt Albert. [4]

The place and date of the marriage of John Moyer and Elizabeth Albert is not known. Their siblings, Abraham Moyer and Susan Albert, also married, and moved to Ohio about the same time that John Moyer did.

1820 John Meyer [Myers](age 16-26) lived in Manheim Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with 1 male age 26-45 (unknown), one female age 0-10 (daughter Anna?), and one female age 16-26 (wife Elizabeth?) [5]. Widow Myers, perhaps his mother, was named in the adjacent listing. [6]

1826 John Moyer moved to Ohio. [7]

1830 John Moyer [Meirs] and wife (age 30-40) lived in Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio with Males: one (age 0-5, John), one (age 5-10, Christian); and Females: one (age 0-5, Barbara), one (age 5-10, Catherine), and two (age 10-15, Anna and Elizabeth). The family of George Albert, Elizabeth's parents, were listed adjacent. Abraham Meirs, possibly this John Moyer's brother, was listed on the next page of the census. [8]

1838 Elizabeth Moyer died on April 4, 1838, at Five Points, Ashland County, Ohio, and was buried at the Brubaker Cemetery, Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio. Her gravestone indicated Elizabeth Moyer, wife of John Moyer, died 4 April, 1838, aged 39 years, 2 months, 15 days. Her parents were buried in the same cemetery. [9][10]


1838 Memorial Marker for Elizabeth Moyer, Brubaker Cemetery, Ashland County, Ohio.

1838 John Moyers [Myers] was taxed in Richland County, Ohio, notation might indicate 27 acres. Abraham Myers, perhaps John Moyer's brother, was also taxed, notation might indicate two parcels of 21 acres each. [11]

1840 John [Moyer] Myers Jr (age 40-50) lived in Milton Twp, Richland County, Ohio with 4 sons (John Jr age 15-20, Christian age 10-15, George age 10-15, Abram age 0-5) and 4 daughters (Anna age 15-20, Catherine Elizabeth age 10-15, Barbara age 5-10, and Harriet age 0-5) and no female of an age for a wife, consistent with Elizabeth's death in 1938 [12]. The adjacent listing was father-in-law George Albert (age 60-70). On the next page was likely brother Abraham Myers (age 30-40) and Abraham's wife Susanna Albright Moyer. Several other possibly related families were listed nearby: John Myers (age 50-60), Samuel Myers (age 20-30), David Myers (age 20-30), Peter Greenawalt (age 40-50), and Michael Greenawalt (age 50-60). [13]

1846 On 5 January, Peter Brubaker and wife Catherine, Abraham Moyer and wife Susan, Henry Hartman and wife Barbara, Mary Burke, Jacob Bechtel and wife Anna, Wm Kirchner and wife Elizabeth, Michael Gongaway and wife Catherine, John Moyer Jr, Christian Moyer, Barbara Moyer, George Moyer, Harriet Moyer, Abraham Moyer minor heirs of Elizabeth Moyer by guardian John Moyer Jr, sold sold 13 acres to Nancy Newcomer in section 27 of Milton Twp, Ashland/Richland County, Ohio. [14]

1846 On 5 January, Peter Brubaker and wife Catherine, Abraham Myers and wife Susan, Hartman and wife Barbara, Benjamin Newcomer and wife Nancy, Jacob Bechtel and wife Anna, Wm Kirchner and wife Elizabeth, Michael Gongaway and wife Catherine, John Moyer Jr, Christina Myers, Barbara Moyer, George Moyer, Harriet Moyer, Abraham Moyer minor heirs of Elizabeth Moyer by guardian John Moyer Jr, sold sold 33 acres to Mary Burke, in section 27 of Milton Twp, Ashland/Richland County, Ohio. [15]

1847 The estate of Elizabeth's father, George Albert, was settled. George's daughter Elizabeth Albert Moyer had already died, and her children were named as heirs of George Albert. John Moyer was not named as an heir. Elizabeth's daughter Anna and husband Jacob Bechtel were named without reference to Elizabeth. Those of Elizabeth's children who were still minors were explicitely named as her children, including John Jr, Christian, Barbara, George, Harriet, and Abraham. Some of the female heirs listed for George Albright were likely Elizabeth's older daughters. Elizabeth, married to William Kirchner, to be Elizabeth's daughter. [16]

1849 The "final" administration of the estate of Elizabeth [Moyer] Myers named her minor children. Husband John Moyer was their guardian. Barbara, John, and Christopher (Christian, perhaps?) were minor heirs who had become of age. George, Harriett, and Abraham were still minors with guardian John Moyer. [17][18]

1849 John Myers gave an account of the guardianship of John, Barbara, and Christopher Myers, all minor heirs of Elizabeth Myers, deceased, who were now of full age. [19]

1849 John Myers gave an account of the guardianship of George A Myers, Harriet Myers, and Abraham Myers, all minor heirs of Elizabeth Myers, deceased, who were still minors. [20]

1848-49 John Moyer and several of his children moved to Indiana. [21][reported as 1848 in the 1878 obituary]

1850 John Moyer (age 55, born Pennsylvania) lived in Elkhart County, Indiana married to Catherine (born 1810, Germany) with children born in Ohio: Barbary (age 20), George (age 17), Harriet (age 16), Abram (age 13), Jacob (age 8). Next door was brother Abram Moyer (age 50) and wife Susanna (age 48) with children, up to age 17, all born in Ohio. Abraham and John Moyer, who had lived in Richland in 1840,were not listed in Richland in the 1850 census, supporting evidence that they moved to Indiana. [22]

1860 John Moyer (age 64) and Catherine (age 48, born in Boyser? Germany) lived in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana with sons Abraham Moyer (age 22) and Jacob Moyer (age 18), and Catharine Culp (age 11). The adjacent listing was brother Abram Moyer (age 58) and Susanna Moyer (age 56). [23]

1861 J. Meyer had land in the eastern part of the northeast quarter of section 16 of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana. Adjacent landholdings for A. Moyer in section 15. Just south in sections 22 and 27 were holdings for Rohrer families (possible in-laws through daughter Harriet). [24] Names on other nearby tracts matched names listed close to John Moyer in the 1860 and 1870 censuses.

1862 "School Land - John Moyer purchaser. The east half of the north east quarter of section 16 town 36 range 5 east, amount due $215.22." [25][26]

1862 "School Lane - John Moyer purchaser. The east half of the northeast quarter of section 16 town range 5 east, amount due $215.22." [27][28]

1863 John L Moyer of Harrison Twp, Indiana was taxed by the IRS for special income on 17 June. [29]

1864 John L Moyer of Harrison Twp, Indiana was taxed by the IRS for special income from a farm on 12 Sep. On 18 May, he was taxed for 2 hogs exg 100 weight. [30][31]

1865 John L Moyer of Harrison Twp, Indiana was taxed by the IRS for special income. [32]

1870 John Moyer (age 74) and Catherine Myers [Moyer](age 56) lived in Harrison, Elkhart, Indiana with real estate $2,400 and other estate $300. Jacob Myers (age 28), Elisabeth Beutler (age 54, born in Germany), and Mary Oyman (age 7, born in Michigan) were in the same house. Next door were Christian (age 60) and Mary (age 54) Wenger with Elisabeth Oynan (age 14) born in Canada. Also nearby was son Abram Myers (age 32) with wife Ann (age 31) and four children. [33]

1871 John Moyer was mortgager of School Land in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County. [34][35]

1871 "School Land - John Moyer. Mortgagor; all of the east ½ of the north-east ¼ of section 16, in town 36, ranges east, containing 80 acres. Amount due $101.67." [36][37]

1874 An atlas of Elkhart County showed land of J Myer in section 29. The 80 acre tract in section 16, owned in 1861 by J Myer, had name S. Tschupp in 1874. [38] A reference table reported Jacob R Moyer, born in Ashland County, Ohio, came to Elkhart in 1849, with land in section 29 of Harrison township. [39]

1877 The will of John Moyer, of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, named wife Catherine and son Jacob. Son Jacob "shall be paid a reasonable sum for his trouble he may have had and may yet have and the remainder to be equally divided amongst all my children". Dated 2 November 1877. Probate January 7, 1878. Witnessed by John Buzzard, John M Christophel, Christian S. Farber. The farm "on which I now live" was bequeathed to Catherine: 15 acres of the north end of the east half of the south east quarter of section 29 in township 36 north of nuq? no 5 east. [40]

1878 John Moyer died in Elkhart, Indiana. An obituary reported [41]:

Moyer - Jan. 2nd, 1878, in Harrison township, Elkhart County, Indiana, of dropsy and the infirmities of old age, John Moyer, aged 82 years, 3 mos. and 10 days. He was a son of Christian and Anna Moyer, of Manheim township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 1826 he came, to Ohio, and in the Fall of 1849 he removed from Ashland County, Ohio, to Elkhart County, Indiana. He was a faithful brother in the Mennonite Church, and though severely afflicted during the latter period of his live, he bore his sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude. His conversation was almost continually about spiritual and heavenly things; he was almost continually singing or repeating passages of Scripture or hymns, and when advised by his family or friends to remain quiet and rest, he replied, that as long as bodily strength remained he must praise his God. He died in the full assurance of a glorious inheritance in the world to come. He was buried at Yellow Creek, followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services by C. Chrisophel, J. F. Funk and others, from Job 19:25. He was the father of eleven children. His grand-children numbered 87, his great-grand-children 65; in all 163.

1878 A grave marker for John Moyer is at Yellow Creek Cemetery. A grave marker reports birthdate September 22, 1795. [42]


John Moyer's gravestone at Yellow Creek Cemetery, Indiana.[43]


Moyer stones for John Moyer and son Jacob at Yellow Creek Cemetery, Indiana.[44]

1895 Catherine Beutler Moyer died [45][46]. An obituary reported [47]:

Moyer - On the 8th of August 1895, in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana, of paralysis, Catharine Beutler, widow of the late John Moyer, who died some 17 years ago, aged 83 years, 2 months 26 days. She was born in Bavaria on the Rhine, and united with the Mennonite church in her native country. She was married to John Moyer as his second wife, and leaves one son with a number of step-children to mourn her death. In a conversation on the subject of religion, some days before her death she said, "There is nothing in the way, everything looks bright before me." She was buried on the 11th. Services by N. Metzler, J. Loucks and J. F. Funk, from 2 Tim. 6: 6 - 8. May God comfort the bereaved.

1895 "The will of Catherine Moyer of Harrison Township has been probated." [48][49]

1896 "Wilbur I Stonex [sic] has been appointed administrator of Catherine Moyer, deceased." [50][51]

Research Notes:

1840 Catherine Beutler (born 1800 in Bayern and died 08 Aug 1895) reportedly married John Moyer (born 22 July 1795 Pennsylvania and died 1878). [undocumented]

1817 One researcher reports that Elizabeth Albert (daughter of George Albert and Elizabeth Greenwold) and John Moyer were married on 12 October, 1817. [52]

1820 Is the Christian Albert listed near John Myers perhaps related to wife Elizabeth?

Biosketch of John W Moyer and Catherine Beutler, both buried at Old Yellow Creek cemetery. Names John's parents as Christian Moyer and Anna Bauer. Few other researchers agree with this hypothesis. [53]

Susan Albert, not Elizabeth Albert, has also been named as the wife of John Moyer by one researcher. [54]


Footnotes:

[1] Find A Grave Memorial 55239251, [Find_A_Grave].

[2] Mennonite Obituary Archives, Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 2 - February 1878, pages 33, 34 and 35, based on date and age at death, [MennObits].

[3] Irwin John Letherman, All Leatherman Kin History (1940), 879.

[4] Find A Grave Memorial 36330673, based on date and age at death, [Find_A_Grave].

[5] US census, 1820, Reel 0106, Image 70, top page, line 4 from bottom, [Internet_Archive].

[6] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1820, PA, Lancaster, Manheim, p 28, [FamilySearch_Record].

[7] Mennonite Obituary Archives, Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 2 - February 1878, pages 33, 34 and 35, [MennObits].

[8] US census, 1830, Reel 0139, Image 242, line 9 from bottom, [Internet_Archive].

[9] USGenWeb Archives, Brubaker or Whistler Cemetery, [USGenWeb].

[10] Find A Grave Memorial 36330673, [Find_A_Grave].

[11] FHL film, Richland County, Ohio tax record Vol 1152, 1838.

[12] US census, 1840, Reel 0423, Image 204, line 2, [Internet_Archive].

[13] US census, 1840, Ohio, Richland, Milton, p 99

[14] Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ashland County, Ohio Research Aid Mifflin and Milton Townships (1994), 140, citing Ashland County, Ohio deed 2-115, [Google_Book].

[15] Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ashland County, Ohio Research Aid Mifflin and Milton Townships (1994), 140, citing Ashland County, Ohio deed 5-669, [Google_Book].

[16] The Pastfinder, Ashland and Richland County Chapters, Ohio Genealogical Society, 11(1992):48, issue 3, [Ohio_Pastfinder].

[17] Richland County Ohio, Administration Records 12-75, [FamilySearch_Image].

[18] The Pastfinder, Ashland and Richland County Chapters, Ohio Genealogical Society, 18(1999):69, issue 4, [Ohio_Pastfinder].

[19] Richland County Ohio Administration Record 12-75, [FamilySearch_Image].

[20] Richland County Ohio Administration Record 12-76, [FamilySearch_Image].

[21] Daniel K. Cassel, History of the Mennonites (1888), 160, reports that "Moyers" family moved in 1849, perhaps Daniel Moyer, [Internet_Archive].

[22] US census, 1850, Reel 0144, Image 261, family 1740, [Internet_Archive].

[23] US census, 1860, Reel 256, Image 265, family 670, [Internet_Archive].

[24] Joseph D Nash, Map of Elkhart County, Indiana (Philadelphia, Samuel Geil, 1861), Library of Congress, I seek a better image of this map.

[25] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[26] Newspaper, Goshen Times, January 9, 1862, page 2, column 6.

[27] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[28] Newspaper, Goshen Times, January 23, 1862, page 2, column 7.

[29] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, line 18, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[30] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, line 2, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[31] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, line 38, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[32] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, line 7, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[33] US census, 1870, Reel 0311, Image 390, family 141, [Internet_Archive].

[34] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[35] Newspaper, Goshen Times, March 16, 1871, page 2, column 8.

[36] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[37] Newspaper, Goshen Times, February 23, 1871, page 3, column 6.

[38] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 67.

[39] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 76.

[40] Indiana, Will and Probate Records, Elkhart County, Indiana Will 2-328, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[41] Mennonite Obituary Archives, Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 2 - February 1878, pages 33, 34 and 35, [MennObits].

[42] Find A Grave Memorial 55239251, [Find_A_Grave].

[43] Family Document, Robert Wolfe, Photo (2009).

[44] Family Document, Robert Wolfe, Photo (2009).

[45] Find A Grave Memorial 55239251, [Find_A_Grave].

[46] Elkhart County Genealogical Society, Cemeteries of Elkhart County, Indiana, Vol. 2 (1990), 107, [Google_Book].

[47] Mennonite Obituary Archives, Herald of Truth, September, 1895, [MennObits].

[48] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[49] Newspaper, Goshen Times, September 5, 1895, page 5, column 5.

[50] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[51] Newspaper, Elkhart Weekly Truth (Indiana), April 23, 1896, page 1, column 5.

[52] The Pastfinder, Ashland and Richland County Chapters, Ohio Genealogical Society, 2(1983):2, issue 1, [Ohio_Pastfinder].

[53] James Gregory Hermsen, Old Yellow Creek Cemetery of Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana (2011), 61, Biosketch, [Google_Book].

[54] Irwin John Letherman, All Leatherman Kin History (1940), 879, names John Moyer and Susan Albert, not Elizabeth Albert, as the parents of Abraham J Moyer.


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