91st PA: Jeremiah M Boyer

Jeremiah M Boyer

Before the war

He was born on 12 January 1847, at Hill Church, [Pike Township? , Berks County?], Pennsylvania, to Ruben Boyer and Catharine Moyer. [sources: date: 21, 22; 7, 8, 11, 13; 3 (18 in 1865), 9 (23 in 1870), 10 (33 in 1880), 11 (53 in 1900), 12 (63 in 1910), 18, 19 (14 in 1860), 20 (5 in 1850). place: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20. parents: 18, 21, 22]

In 1850, he may be the Jeremiah Boyer living in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. If so, he was living with John and Mary Moyer, Catharine Boyer, and others. [source: 20]

In 1860, he was apparently living in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with John Berchert (a farmer) and Berchert's family. He had not attended school within the year. [source: 19]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865. He was mustered in as a private at Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 23]

He may have been charged for lost equipments, perhaps when the regiment mustered out. [source: 2]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 3, 4 (15 Jul), 6, 7, 23]

After the war

In 1868/69, he married Sarah Ann Moore ("Sallie"). She was born in February 1848. Their children include:

[sources: 9, 10, 11 (9 children, 6 alive in 1900), 12 (9 children, 6 alive in 1910), 13, 15]

In 1870, he was living in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Sally Ann and their child Ammon. He was a laborer in the mines, and owned $435 in personal property. [source: 9]

In 1880, he was living in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sarah and their children Ammon, Mary, Kate, and Amanda. He worked in a mine. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living in Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (post office Pine Iron Works). [source: 4]

On 17 July 1899, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

In 1900, he was living in Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sally Ann, and children Amanda, Henry, Annie, and Sallie. He was a farmer. [source: 11]

He again applied for a pension on 9 February 1907. [source: 6]

In 1910, he was living in Douglass Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Sallie Ann and daughter Sallie. He was a farmer, on a general farm. [source: 12]

He ran a hotel near Manatawney Station for many years. [source: 8]

He died on 2 December 1918, in Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died of cancer of pylorus. He was a laborer. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 6 (2 (?) Dec 1915 (?)), 7 (1 Dec 18), 8 (2 Dec 18), 14 (2 Dec 18)]

On 24 December 1918, his widow, Sallie Ann Y Boyer, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 5, 6]

In 1920, his widow, Sallie Boyer, was living on East Fifth Street, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. She was living with her grandson Paul B Gottshall and his family. [source: 17]

On 6 March 1930, his widow, Sallie Ann Y Boyer, died, in Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 15, 16, 22]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Jeremiah M Boyer)

2 list of men who owed money [?] (JM Boyer or J Boyer [uncertain which is this person])

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 23 June 2004 (Jeremiah M Boyer)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, supervisor's district 130, enumeration district 18, page 1 (Jeremiah Boyer)

5 pension index, by name (Jeremiah M Boyer)

6 pension index, by regiment (Jeremiah M Boyer)

7 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 February 2011) (Jeremiah M Boyer)

8 Find a grave, memorial 30973390, created by Mike O, added 29 October 2008, accessed 4 February 2011 [identification is confirmed by reference on his tombstone, pictured, to his service] (Jeremiah Boyer)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Colebrookdale Township, microfilm series M593, film 1305, page 168 = 19 handwritten (Jeremiah Boyer)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Colebrookdale Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T9, film 1099, page 145 = 13 A handwritten (Jeremiah Boyer)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, 1st precinct, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 235 = 6 A handwritten (Jeremiah Boyer)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, precinct 1, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 17, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 265 = = 2 A handwritten (Jeremiah M Boyer)

13 'Eastern PA Ancestors', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Ann Phillips, updated 20 January 2011, accessed 4 February 2011 (Jeremiah M Boyer)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1918 (accessed 8 March 2013) ("Boyer,Jeremiah M;--182419;Boyertown;Dec.2 [1918]")

15 Find a grave, memorial 97932396, created by Mike O, added 28 September 2012 (accessed 8 March 2013) (Sallie Ann Y Boyer)

16 Pennsylvania death indices, 1930 ("SALLIE A BOYER [place] BYRTN [soundex code] B600 [county of death] 06 [date] 3 6 30 [file number] 26099")

17 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Boyertown, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T625, film 1535, page 161 = 20 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (Sallie Boyer)

18 'Batz' (a family tree available on Ancestry.com), owner kbatz87, accessed 9 March 2013 (Jeremiah Boyer)

19 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks, Pike Township, microfilm series M653, film 1076, page 658 = 67 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Jeremiah Boyer)

20 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M432, film 754, page 457 verso = 916 handwritten = 20 handwritten to 458 recto = [21] handwritten = 917 handwritten (FamilySearch) (Jeremiah Boyer)

21 St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church baptismal records, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 565 (Jeremiah Boyer)

22 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Berks County, 2 December 1918, file number 182419 (Jeremiah M Boyer)

23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jeremiah M Boyer)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 8 March 13)
applications for headstones for deceased military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 8 March 13)

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M432, film 754, page 457 verso = 916 handwritten = 20 handwritten to 458 recto = [21] handwritten = 917 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative:]
[(a) the most plausible other candidate I have found is the Jeremiah Boyer living in Clarion County with Neri and Mary Boyer (about whom see the note on the 1860 US census below)]
[(b) I have not found Rubin Boyer (my Jeremiah's apparent (?) father). Could Catharine be his mother, perhaps living with her parents? That would explain her being in the middle of the apparent Moyer family! Note that John's death certificate lists his mother's name as Catharine Moyer!]
[(c) her age and sex (if recorded correctly!) seem to exclude the Jeremiah Boyer (6 months old, born PA, female) was living in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, with Jeremiah (38, farmer, born PA), Christiann (40, b. PA) and other Boyer's (microfilm series M432, film 753, page 470 recto = 937 handwritten [FamilySearch)]
line3839404142123456
Dwellings visited147          
Families visited154          
NameJohn MoyerMary doCatharine BoyerJohn doJeremiah doCatharine BoyerMary doElizabeth MoyerSarah doDaniel doWilliam do
Age4849255326/1220161411
SexMFFMMFFFFMM
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsdo [sc. Farmer]          
Real estate owned1000          
Birthplacedo [sc. Berks Co]dodododoBerks Codododododo
Married within year           
Attended school within year           
Over 20 & can't read/write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks, Pike Township, microfilm series M653, film 1076, page 658 = 67 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the seven other people in this household, headed by John Berchert (59, farmer, b. PA)]
[identification is speculative:]
[(a) the only other candidate I have found is the Jeremiah Boyer (14) living with his apparent parents Neri and Mary Boyer in Ashland Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (FamilySearch); according to numerous family trees on Ancestry, this Jeremiah Boyer married Rachel Weaver and died on 28 January 1908, in Sugarcreek, Venango County, Pennsylvania; his location also makes him less likely than the Berks County Jeremiah]
[(b) the Ancestry family tree listed as source 18 above has Rubin and Catharine Boyer as his parents]
[(c) a Rubin ("Rhubin") Boyer is living in Ruscomanor, Berks County, Pennsylvania, with Mary (55--perhaps his wife), and children Elisabeth (13), Benjamin (11), Charles (9), Caroline (7), and Mary (4) (microfilm series M653, film 1076, page 860 = 100 handwritten [FamilySearch])]
[Perhaps this is the Reuben Boyer who was born on 18 October 1817 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania to John Boyer (born Berks County) and Catharine H (born Berks County), and died on 4 July 1909 in Bucynis, Coshocton, Ohio (see the Ohio death record available in FamilySearch)]
[(d) the John and Mary Moyer in the 1850 census entry transcribed above are living in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, with no Jeremiah or Catharine Boyer (microfilm series M653, film 1076, page 661 = 70 handwritten [FamilySearch])]
line37
Dwelling number[437]
Family number[460]
NameJeremiah Boyer
Age14
Sexm
Color 
Occupation 
Value of real estate owned 
Value of personal estate 
Place of birthdo [sc. Pennsylvania]
Married within year 
Attended school within year 
Cannot read & write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Colebrookdale Township, microfilm series M593, film 1305, page 168 = 19 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) the place matches the county of the confirmed 1890 veterans schedule entry below, and (2) the apparent spouse's name matches the name on the pension index by name card (source #5 above)]
line192021
Dwelling-house number130  
Family number151  
NameBoyer Jeremiah " Sally Ann" Ammon
Age23227/12
SexMFM
ColorWWW
OccupationLabourer at MinesKeeping houseAt home
Real estate value   
Personal estate value435  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennaPenna
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year  Nov
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Colebrookdale Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 9, microfilm series T9, film 1099, page 145 = 13 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census above]
line234567
street name      
house number      
dwelling visit #101     
family visit #125     
nameBoyer Jeremiah- Sarah- Amon- Mary- Kate- Amanda
colorWWWWWW
sexMFMFFF
age333210861
month born if born in year      
relationship wifeSonDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  1111
married11    
widowed/divorced      
married during year      
occupationworks in MineKeeping houseAt home   
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year      
can't read      
can't write      
birthplacePennPennPennPennPennPenn
father's birthplacePennPennPennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPennPennPennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, supervisor's district 130, enumeration district 18, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service]

[line] 5
[house] 218
[family] 229
[name] Jeremiah Boyer
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Mar 23 1865
[discharge date] July 15 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, [blank] days
[post office address] Pine Iron Works Berks co Pa
[disability incurred] "
[remarks] "

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, 1st precinct, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 235 = 6 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census above]
line67891011
street      
house number      
dwelling number105     
family number107     
nameBoyer Jeremiah" Sallyann" Amanda" Henry" Annie" Sallie
relationshipheadwifeDaughterSonDaughterDaughter
colorWWWWWW
sexMFFMFF
birth dateJan 1847Feb 1848Sep 1878Dec 1884Sep 1888Dec 1893
age53522115116
married?MMSSSS
# years married3131    
mother of how many children? 9    
# of children living 6    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year      
# years in USA      
naturalized citizen?      
occupationFarmer Cegar Maker   
# months not employed0 0   
# months in school   55 
can readyesyesyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseF     
# of farm schedule52     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, precinct 1, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 17, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 265 = = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census above]
line404142
street   
house nr   
dwelling nr24  
family nr25  
nameBoyer Jeremiah M- Sallie Ann- Sallie
relationshipHeadWifeDaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age636216
marital statusM1M1S
#years present marriage4141 
mother of # children 9 
mother of # living children 6 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishGermanGermanEnglish
occupationFarmernonenone
nature of industry etc.General Farm  
employer etc.OA  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?   
# weeks out of work 1909   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  no
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseF  
nr on farm schedule19  
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Boyertown, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T625, film 1535, page 161 = 20 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census above]
line9091929394
streetEast Fifth St.
house numberX    
dwelling visit number438    
family visit number460    
nameGottshall Raul B- Ellen M.- Goneril M- Catherine MBoyer Sallie
relationshipHeadwifeDaughterDaughterGrandmother
own/rentR    
free/mortgaged (if owned)     
sexMFFFF
raceWWWWW
age at last birthday24244 9/123 3/1271
marital statusMMSSWd
year of immigration     
naturalized/alien     
year of naturalization     
attended school since Sept 1919     
can readyesyes  yes
can writeyesyes  yes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language     
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language     
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language     
can speak Englishyesyesyesyesyes
occupationBarbernonenonenonenone
industry, businessShop    
employment statusO.A.    
number of farm schedule     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 14 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Boyer, Jeremiah M.
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

baptismal record

[St Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church (Pike Township, Berks County) baptismal records, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, reel 565]
[available in (and transcribed from) Ancestry Pennsylvania church and town records (accessed 9 March 2013)]
[I know about this record because the family tree listed in note 18 above refers to it]
Ruben Boyer
Catharine
Jeremiah
Jan.12,1847-Mar.14,1847
Daniel Moyer
Sarah

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 4 February 2011)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
BERKS County
NAME Boyer, Jeremiah M. 71
DATE OF BIRTH 1847
DATE OF DEATH 12/1/1918
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3-23-1865 to 7-10-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. B 91st Regt. Pa. Vol.
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Fairview Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Boyertown, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION K LOT 14
HEADSTONE Granite
INFORMATION GIVEN BY R. S. Dotterer - Grave Registrar
DATE 12-17-1934
REMARKS [blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Berks County, 2 December 1918, Jeremiah M. Boyer, file number 182419]
[transcribed 16 June 2013]
[the right of the copy is very dark, and often illegible]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 182419
Registered No. 136
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County of Berks
Borough of Boyertown
Registration District No. 224
Primary Registration District No. 1072
2. FULL NAME Jeremiah M. Boyer

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH (Month) 1 (Day) 12 (Year) 1847
7. AGE yrs. 71 mos. 10 ds. 20
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or, particular kind of work Laborer
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Penna
10. NAME OF FATHER Reuben Boyer
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Catherine Moyer
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Penna
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) M Jen [?] Boyer
(Addres) Boyertown
15. Filed Dec 4 1918 [illegible] Local Registrar.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH 12 2 [1918]
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Oct 24th 1918, to Dec 2, 1918 that I last saw him alive on Dec 2 1918 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at [illegible]
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: cancer of pylorus (Duration) about 1 yrs. 6 mos. [blank] ds.
Contributory (Secondary.) [blank]
(Signed) JS [illegible]
Dec 6 1918 (Address) Boyertown
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Hospitals, Institutions, Transients [?], or Recent Residents.) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Boyertown DATE OF BURIAL Dec [illegible]
20. UNDERTAKER [illegible] ADDRESS [illegible]

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