91st PA: Levi S Boyer

Levi S Boyer

Before the war

He was born on 13 August 1830, in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to Peter C Boyer and Hannah Shetler. [sources: date: 6, 11, 15; 2 (34 in 1865), 7 (19 in 1850), 8 (30 in 1860), 9 (45 in 1870), 10 (49 in 1880), 11 (69 in 1900), 12 (80 in 1910). place: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15. parents: 6, 15]

In 1850, he was living in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents Peter and Hannah Boyer, and sister Catharine Boyer. [source: 7]

In 1852/55, he married Frederica Long. She was born on 27 August 1820, in Pennsylvania. They have five known children:

[sources: 6, 11 (47 years in 1900; 7 children 6 alive), 12 (55 in 1910; 5 children 4 alive), 16]

In 1860, he was living in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Frederica, and children Hannah, Maria, and Daniel. He was a day laborer, and owned $100 in personal property. [source: 8]

During the war

He was drafted. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 2 March 1865. He was enlisted at Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was mustered in as a private at Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company B. [sources: 1, 2, 3 (23 Mar), 17]

He was discharged by general order on 7 July 1865. He was a private, in company B. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 17]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Frederica, children Daniel, Levi, and Amanda, and with William Eckert. He was a farm laborer, and owned $400 in real estate. [source: 9]

In 1880, he was living in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Frederica, daughter Amanda, daughter Maria Kulp, and Maria's son Edward. He was a farmer. [source: 10]

In 1890, he was living in Frederick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (post office Perkiomenville). [source: 3]

On 21 March 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 4, 5]

In 1900, he was living in Milford, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Frederica, children Levi, Daniel, and Mary, and others. He was a farm laborer. [source: 11]

He again applied for a pension on 28 March 1907. [source: 4]

In 1910, he was living on Ridge Valley Road, in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Frederica, daughter Mary, and two grandchildren. He was a laborer, and had been out of work for fifteen weeks in the previous year. [source: 12]

On 8 February 1911, his wife, Fredericka Long, died. She was buried in the Ridge Valley Cemetery, Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [source: 16]

At 2 AM on 26 December 1912, he died, at 133 Park Avenue, 2nd ward, Quakertown, [Bucks County,] Pennsylvania. He died of catarrhal pneumonia (8 days duration). He was buried in Ridge Valley Cemetery, Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 4 (1913), 13 (Almont Cemetery), 14, 15, 16]

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) (Levi S Boyer)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 27 June 2004 (Levi S Boyer)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick, supervisor's district 3, enumeration districtg 195, page 1 (Levi S Boyer [?])

4 pension index, by regiment (Levi Boyer)

5 pension index, by name (Levi Boyer)

6 'Schwenk, Stout, Moyer, Naugle, Goodhart, Latshaw & allied families of PA', a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (accessed 13 August 2010; last revised 13 August 2010, contact Thera) [note: other gedcoms also mention Levi Boyer born ca 1831] (Levi S Boyer)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, microfilm series M432, film 799, page 155] (Levi Boyer)

8 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, pages 42 = 2 handwritten to 43 = 3 handwritten] (Levi Boyer)

9 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township (post office Hopperville), microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 367 = 30 handwritten] (Levi Boyer)

10 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 6, microfilm service T9, film 1157, page 108 = 7 C handwritten] (Levi S Boyer)

11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Milford, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T623, film 1385, page 158 = 2 A handwritten] (Levi Boyer)

12 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Richland Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T624, film 1320, page 88 = 19 B handwritten] (Levi Boyer)

13 Pennsylvania veterans burial records, available on Ancestry (transcribed 5 April 2011) (Levi S Boyer)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1912 (accessed 28 September 2012) ("Boyer, Levi S.; 115879; Quakertown; Dec. 26.")

15 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, file number 115,879, 26 December 1912 (Levi S Boyer)

16 Find a grave, memorial 92,886,397, created by Tom Myers, added 1 July 2012, accessed 10 March 2013 (includes photograph of headstone) (Levi S Boyer)

17 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Levi S Boyer)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1920 US census
HeritageQuest index (accessed 13 August 2010)
1930 US census
Footnote index (accessed 13 August 2010)
Pennsylvania death indices
1913
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 March 2013)

Display


Levi S Boyer in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Levi S Boyer in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, microfilm series M432, film 799, page 155]
[identification is uncertain]
line13141516
Dwellings visited58   
Families visited68   
NamePeter BoyerHannahLeviCatharine
Age48471910
Sexmfmf
Color    
Occupation of males over 15 yearsWeaver   
Real estate owned    
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]"""
Married within year    
Attended school within year   1
Over 20 & can't read/write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, microfilm series M653, film 1145, pages 42 = 2 handwritten to 43 = 3 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
line3940123
Dwelling number16    
Family number17    
NameLevi BoyerFredericca BoyerHannah BoyerMaria BoyerDaniel Boyer
Age3040641
SexMFFFM
Color     
OccupationDay Laborer    
Value of real estate owned     
Value of personal estate100    
Place of birthDo [sc. Pennsylvania]DoPennsylvaniaDoDo
Married within year     
Attended school within year     
Cannot read & write     
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.     

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township (post office Hopperville), microfilm series M593, film 1377, page 367 = 30 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
line101112131415
Dwelling-house number203     
Family number236     
NameBoyer LeviFrederickaDanielLeviAmandaEckert William
Age4550118671
SexMFMMFM
ColorWWWWWW
OccupationFarm LaborKeeping House   Potter
Real estate value400     
Personal estate value     200 [?]
BirthplacePaPaPaPaPaPrussia [??]
Father foreign born     1
Mother foreign born     1
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  11  
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1    1
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick Township, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 6, microfilm service T9, film 1157, page 108 = 7 C handwritten]
[identification is likely, given the location (and his location in the 1890 veterans schedule)]
line910111213
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #50    
family visit #60    
nameBoyer, Levi S.- Frederica- AmandaKulp Maria- Edward
colorWWWWW
sexMFFFM
age495915232
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterGrandson
single  1 1
married11   
widowed/divorced   D 
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping HouseAt homeSeamstress 
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna 

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Frederick, supervisor's district 3, enumeration districtg 195, page 1]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 12
[house] 125
[family] 155
[name] Boyer [?] Levi S.
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 23 [sic] Mch 1865
[discharge date] July 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] Perkiomenville
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] discharged on Surg certificate

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Milford, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 26, microfilm series T623, film 1385, page 158 = 2 A handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1880 census entry transcribed above]
line1617181920212223242526
street           
house number           
dwelling number28          
family number29          
nameBoyer Levi [illegible initial]Boyer Levi- DanielKolb EdwardSchwartz DanielBoyer FredericeBoyer Mary-, Emma ESchwartz Eva LBoyer BerthaBoyer Annie [?]
relationshipHeadFatherBrotherServantUncleWife [sic]Daughter [sic]D in LGrand childGrand childGrand child
colorWWWWWWWWWWW
sexMMMMMFFFFFF
birth dateFeb 1863Aug 1830Mar 1859Mar 1878Aug 1888Aug 1820July 1860July 1879Aug 1888June 1892Feb 1899
age37694122117939201171
married?SMMSSMDMSSS
# years married 4711  47 11   
mother of how many children?     731   
# of children living     631   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year           
# years in USA           
naturalized citizen?           
occupationFarmerFarm LaborerFarm LaborerFarm LaborerFarm Laborer   At schoolAt school 
# months not employed00001      
# months in school   7   66 
can readYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
can writeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
owned/rentedR          
free or mortgaged           
farm/houseF          
# of farm schedule30          

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Richland Township, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T624, film 1320, page 88 = 19 B handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line5960616263
streetRidge Valley Road
house nr     
dwelling nr393    
family nr434    
nameBoyer Levi- MarySchotts DanielKulp EdwardBoyer Fredericka
relationshipHeadDaughterGrandSonGrandSonWife
sexMFMMF
colorWWWWW
age8053223090
marital statusM1M1SSM1
#years present marriage5533  55
mother of # children 3  5
mother of # living children 3  4
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated     
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationLaborerNoneLaborerLaborerNone
nature of industry etc.Odd jobsNoneRail RoadRail RoadNone
employer etc.W WW 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No NoNo 
# weeks out of work 190915 [?] 00 
can readYesYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedR    
owned free or mortagaged     
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 12 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Boyer, Levi S.
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 5 April 2011)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]


RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Bucks County
NAME Boyer, Levi S.
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE [blank]
ORGANIZATION(S) Co. B. 91st Pa. Infantry
RANK Private
CEMETERY NAME Almont Cemetery
[CEMETERY] LOCATION Ridge Valley, West Rockhill Township
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY Centre, Near End
HEADSTONE Marble
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Wm. H. Murphy
DATE Aug. 19, 1932
REMARKS [blank]

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Levi S Boyer, file number 115,879, 26 December 1912]
[transcribed from copy from Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records (received 8 March 2013)]


COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No. 115879
Registered No. 154

PLACE OF DEATH
County of Bucks
Borough of Quakertown [?]
(No. 133 Park Ave 2nd Ward)
Registration District No. 270
Primary Registration District No. 1106

FULL NAME Levi S. Boyer

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH Aug 13th 1830
AGE 82 years, 4 months, 13 days
Widower
BIRTHPLACE Fredrick [?] Twp Pa
OCCUPATION Farmer
NAME OF FATHER Peter [?] Boyer
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Penna
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Dont [sic] know
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Dont [sic] know
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Ambrose B Snyder
(Address) Richland [illegible]
DATE Dec 27 1912
[illegible] Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH Dec 26th 1912
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Dec 18 1912 to Dec 26th 1912, that I last saw him alive on Dec 25 1912 and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 2 A.M. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Catarrhal Pneumonia
(Duration) 8 Days
(Signed) Wm Morgan [??] M.D.
Dec 26th 1912 (Address) Quakertown Pa
SPECIAL INFORMATION (only for Hospitals, Institutions, Transients, or Recent Residents) [blank]
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Ridge Valley
DATE OF BURIAL 12/29 1912
UNDERTAKER A W [?] Suffinger [??]
ADDRESS Quakertown Pa

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