91st PA: John M Boyer

John M Boyer

Before the war

He was born in 11 September 1845 (5, 6; 3 (18 in 1865), 7 [5 in 1850], 8 [15 in 1860], 9 [23 in 1870], 10 [34 in 1880]). He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania (7, 8, 9, 10). He was born to Reuben Boyer and Kate Moyer (6, 7).

In 1850, he was living in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his mother Catherine and others (7).

In 1860, he was living in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with John and Mary Moyer (his mother's parents), and others (8).

During the war

He was a substitute (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865 (1, 3, 5, 14). He was mustered in as a private, at Reading, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company B (1, 5, 16).

He may have been charged for lost equipments, perhaps when the regiment mustered out (2).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3, 5, 14). He had served for 3 months and 17 days (14). He was a private, in company B (16).

After the war

In 14 March 1868, he married Amanda S Yoder (6). In 1900, she reported having had eight children, all of whom were alive (11); in 1910, she reported having had eight children, seven of whom were alive (12). They had nine children (6):

In 1870, he was living in Pike Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Amanda and daughter Annie (9). He worked in an iron ore mine [?] (9). He owned $325 in personal property (9).

In 1880, he was living in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Manda, and children Annie, Mary, Lillie, Katy, and Willis (10). He was a farm laborer (10).

He died on 1 October 1889 (4, 5, 6). He was buried in Longswamp Cemetery, Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (5).

In 1890, his widow Amanda was living in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (14).

On 7 June 1890, his widow, Amanda S Boyer, successfully applied fron Pennsylvania for a pension (4, 15).

In 1900, his widow Amanda was living in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with her children Fred, John, and Bertha, and her grandson Clarence Schough (11).

In 1910, his widow Amanda was living in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her daughter Bertha (12).

In 1920, his widow Amanda was living in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (12).

On 30 September 1923, his widow died, in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (6).

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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) (John M Boyer)

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

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

4 pension index, by regiment (John M Boyer)

5 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 20 December 2010) (John Boyer)

6 'Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb (contact Jerri Burket, last updated 18 December 2010, accessed 20 December 2010) [see for sources] (John Boyer)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M432, film 754, pages 457=916 handwritten to 458 = 917 handwritten (John Boyer)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M653, film 1076, page 661 = 70 handwritten (John Boyer)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M593, film 1306, page 655 = 6 handwritten = 119 handwritten (John Boyer)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T9, film 1099, page 358 = 5 A handwritten (John Boyer)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T623, film 1377, page 125 = 12 A handwritten (Amanda Boyer)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1313, page 258 = 15 A handwritten (Amanda S Boyer)

13 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 34, microfilm series T625, film 1535, page 152 = 7 A handwritten (Amanda Boyer)

14 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 33, page 3 (Amanda widow of John Boyer)

15 pension index, by name (John M Boyer)

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

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 20 December 2010)
Find a grave
accessed 20 December 2010

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M432, film 754, pages 457=916 handwritten to 458 = 917 handwritten]
line3839404142123456
Dwellings visited147          
Families visited154          
NameJohn MoyerMary doCatherine BoyerJohn doJeremiah doCatharine BoyerMary doElizabeth MoyerSarah doDaniel doWilliam do
Age4849255526/1220161411
SexMFFMMFFFFM
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 County, Pike Township, microfilm series M653, film 1076, page 661 = 70 handwritten]
line1314151617181920
Dwelling number452       
Family number475       
NameJohn MoyerMaryElizabethDanielSarahWilliamJohn BoyerWilliam Yoder
Age575924232018159
Sexmffmm [sic]mmm
Color        
OccupationCarpenter  Saddler Laborer  
Value of real estate owned2000       
Value of personal estate600       
Place of birthdo [sc. Pennsylvania]dododododododo
Married within year        
Attended school within year        
Cannot read & write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pike Township, microfilm series M593, film 1306, page 655 = 6 handwritten = 119 handwritten]
line567
Dwelling-house number[46]  
Family number49  
NameBoyer, John-, Amanda-, Annie
Age23211
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationWorks in Iron [?] Ore [?] Mine [?]Keeping house 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value325  
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
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, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 23, microfilm series T9, film 1099, page 358 = 5 A handwritten]
line9101112131415
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #41      
family visit #41      
nameBoyer John" Manda" Annie" Mary" Lillie" Katy" Willis
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFFFFFM
age3431118641
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughterDaughterSon
single  11111
married11     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarm laborKeeping HouseAt Home    
months unemployed       
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  111  
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 33, page 3]
[line] 30
[house] 243
[family] 260
[name] John Boyer, Amanda widow of
[rank] Private
[company] B.
[unit] 91. Pa. Inf.
[enlistment date] 23 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, 17 days
[post office address] Longswamp Berks Co. Pa.
[disability incurred] x
[remarks] x

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T623, film 1377, page 125 = 12 A handwritten]
[the previous family is headed by Willis I Boyer]
line1718192021
street     
house number     
dwelling number238    
family number248    
name- [sc. Boyer], Amanda-, Fred R-, John R-, Bertha ESchlough Clarence
relationshipHeadSonsonDaughGrandson
colorWWWWW
sexFMMFM
birth dateMar 1849Apr 1881Mar 1884Apr 1887May 1890
age5119161310
married?WdSSSS
# years married     
mother of how many children?8    
# of children living8    
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year     
# years in USA     
naturalized citizen?     
occupation Telegraphite [sic] workerFarm laborerAt schoolAt school
# months not employed 44  
# months in school   77
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyes
owned/rentedR    
free or mortgaged     
farm/houseH    
# of farm schedule     

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 9, enumeration district 29, microfilm series T624, film 1313, page 258 = 15 A handwritten]
line1920
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr274 
family nr279 
nameBoyer, Amanda S- Bertha E.
relationshipHeadDaughter
sexFF
colorWW
age6123
marital statusWdS
#years present marriage  
mother of # children8 
mother of # living children7 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishGerman [sic]English
occupationNoneWarper
nature of industry etc. Silk mill
employer etc. W
out of work 15 Apr 1910? No
# weeks out of work 1909 0
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedO 
owned free or mortagagedF 
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Longswamp Township, supervisor's district 5, enumeration district 34, microfilm series T625, film 1535, page 152 = 7 A handwritten]
line19
street 
house numberX
dwelling visit number162
family visit number163
nameBoyer Amanda
relationshipHead
own/rentO
free/mortgaged (if owned)F
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday68
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak Englishyes
occupationnone
industry, business 
employment status 
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 11 Mar 2014, from Fold3]

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

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Pennsylvania veterans burial record

[Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 20 December 2010)]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
BERKS County
NAME BOYER, John 44
DATE OF BIRTH -/-/1845
DATE OF DEATH -/-/1889
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 3-23-1865 to 7-10-1865
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. B. 91st Regt P.V.
RANK Pvt
CEMETERY NAME Longswamp Cem
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Longswamp, Pa., Longswamp Twp
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION -
HEADSTONE granite
INFORMATION GIVEN BY G. V. SHAPPEL (GR. REGISTRAR)
DATE 7-7-1936
REMARKS [blank]

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