Hattie May BOYER (1888-1961)

Updated/Edited: 11 Apr 2016

This is the ancestry of my Great-Grandmother, Hattie May Boyer, beginning with her immigrant ancestor, Johannes Leendert/Leonard Beijer/Beyer/Bayer/BOYER, born in Germany about 1702:

(Hattie May Boyer is Daniel “Dano”, Aidan, Lillian, Callen, Leif, and Wyatt’s 3rd great-grandmother and Johannes Leonard Boyer is their 9th great-grandfather.)

First Generation

1. JOHANNES LEONARD¹ BOYER ,”John” aka “Johannes Leenhard Beijer” and “Leonard Bayer” was born at Alsace, Palatine, Germany about 1702. He arrived via Amsterdam, Netherlands to New York City, New York. He married in New York, ANNA BARBARA WYANT.

More Information About Johannes Leonard Boyer:
History of the Palatine Immigration to America

Children of Johannes and Anna (Wyant) Boyer:
2.   i. GEORGE² BOYER, born about 1732
2.  ii. JOHANNES² “HANS” BOYER+,born about 1734 and died 30 Dec 1799
2. iii. BARBARA BOYER, born about 1743
2.  iv. GERTRUDE BOYER, born about 1746
2.   v. ELIZABETH BOYER, born about 1748
2.  vi. VALENTINE BOYER, born about 1750

Second Generation

2.  ii. JOHANNES² “HANS” BOYER (Johannes¹) was born in Westchester County, New York, about 1734; and died at Manheim, Herkimer, New York on 30 Dec 1799. He married in about 1757, ANNA NANCY GARTER. She was the daughter of ROBERT GARTER and ELIZABETH CROMMEL. She was born at Schenectady, Albany, New York before 3 Jun 1733  and died at Manheim, Herkimer, New York on 7 Jun 1828.

Children of Johannes and Anna (Garter) Boyer:
3. JOHANNES LEONARD³ “JOHN” BOYER, b. at Palatine, Albany, New York, on 17 Oct 1760; d. at Clay City, Decatur, Indiana, on 14 Oct 1836.
3. HEINRICH³ “HENRY” BOYER+, b. on 17 Jan 1773; d. on 22 Sept 1861

Third Generation

3.  HEINRICH³ “HENRY” BOYER (Johannes², Johannes¹) was born in Herkimer County, New York on 17 Jan 1773 and died at Manheim, Herkimer, New York on 22 Sept 1861. He married at German Flats, Herkimer, New York on 21 May 1793, SARA MARCELLUS/MISSELES.

Biographical Notes:
“Henry Kemensneider, or Rhemensnyder, and Johannes BOYER were the first settlers on Glen’s Purchase, a few miles north of the Little Falls. They came on to the tract several years before the commencement of the revolutionary war. John BOYER was born near New York ; his father emigrated from Elsos in Germany. John was in the Oriskany battle and lost his team of horses and wagon in that bloody affray. He was the immediate ancestor of the Boyer families, once so numerous in this town. His youngest son, Henry, now 75 years old, is still living, and several of his descendants are found in the county, although emigration has some what diminished their numbers. Among other German settlers who had seated themselves in this town before the revolution, were the Keysers, Van Slykes, Newmans, Sha-”
Benton, Nathaniel Soley, From: A History of Herkimer County: including the Upper Mohawk Valley (Herkimer County, New York: J. Munsell, 1856), page 436. (Free Google eBook):

1850 US Federal Census “Henry Boyer”
22 Aug 1850 – Living in Manheim, Herkimer County, New York:
Henry Boyer age 77 [born in 1773] [Living in household of son.]
Joram Boyer age 35 [Must be his son.]
Mary A. Boyer age 34 [wife of Joram]
Sarah age 17
Elias 16
Henry 14
Martha 12
Johannes 8
Anna 6
Betsey 4
Delia 2
Catherine 3/12 [3 months]

Children of Heinrich “Henry” and Sara (Misseles) Boyer:
4. HENRY LEONARD4 BOYER+, born at Manheim on 10 Jan 1794
4. JORAM BOYER, b. about 1815; d. after 1850; m. MARY A. (_____).

Children of Joram and Mary A. (_____) Boyer:
5. SARAH BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1833
5. ELIAS BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1834
5. HENRY BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1836
5. MARTHA BOYER, b. before22 Aug 1838
5. JOHANNES BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1842
5. ANNA BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1844
5. BETSEY BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1846
5. DELIA BOYER, b. before 22 Aug 1848
5. CATHERINE BOYER, b. about May 1850, 3/12 [3 months]

Fourth Generation
(Gran’s 4th and Aidan’s 6th Great Grandfather)

4. HENRY LEONARD4 BOYER (Heinrich³, Johannes², Johannes¹) was born in Manheim, Herkimer, New York on 10 Jan 1794 and died in York Township, Steuben County, Indiana on 10 Oct 1854. He married in New York in 1813, MARGARETHA HAUS.

Children of Henry and Margaretha (Haus) Boyer:
5. ii. FRANCIS5 BOYER+, born in New York in 1833

Fifth Generation
(Gran’s 3rd and Aidan’s 5th Great Grandfather)

5. ii. FRANCIS5 BOYER (Henry4Heinrich³, Johannes², Johannes¹) was born in New York in 1833 and died in Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia on 4 Aug 1864. He married at Kinderhook, Branch County, Michigan on 18 Sep 1853, MATILDA P. HEATH.

Children of Francis and Matilda (Heath) Boyer:
6.   i. ERNEST R. BOYER,
6. iii. ELLA R. “BELLE” BOYER,

Sixth Generation
(Gran’s 2nd and Aidan’s 4th Great Grandfather)

6. iv. ELLIS ESTABAN6 BOYER (Francis5, Henry4Heinrich³, Johannes², Johannes¹) was born at Scott Township, Steuben, Indiana on 23 Nov 1860 and died at Salina, Saline County, Kansas on 26 Nov 1939. He married in Ellsworth County, Kansas on 18 May 1884, MARY INEZ SHELDON.

Children of Ellis and Mary (Sheldon) Boyer:
7.   i. GRACE S.7 BOYER, b. in Ellsworth County, Kansas on 17 Apr 1886 and died on 16 Jul 1988. She married HARLEY L. BIRD.
7. ii. HATTIE MAY7 BOYER+, b. in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Kansas on 2 Jul 1888

Grace S. (Boyer) Bird

Grace S. (Boyer) Bird

Seventh Generation
(Gran’s Great and Aidan’s 3rd Great Grandmother)

7. ii. HATTIE MAY7 BOYER (Ellis6Francis5Henry4Heinrich³Johannes², Johannes¹) was born in Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Kansas on 2 Jul 1888 and died in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas on 8 May 1961. She married in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas on 17 Dec 1906, WILLIAM FRANKLIN BISHOP.

Hattie May (Boyer) Bishop

Hattie May (Boyer) Bishop

Children of William Franklin and Hattie May (Boyer) Bishop:
iii.  REITA GERALDINE8 BISHOP, born in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas
viii. MARGARET ANN BISHOP born and died in 1926


Descendants of Leonard Boyer at Family Tree Maker User Home Pages
Gail Swetman’s  Finding My Ancestor’s Bones at Ancestry. com

One Response to Hattie May BOYER (1888-1961)

  1. Linda Boyer Atkinson says:

    April 15, 2014 Hi. I believe I am a many times removed cousin. I am thrilled to read this and find the connections and read the history of my ancestor. I am descended by Johannes Leonard Boyer=Johannes Honas Boyer=Robert Johan Boyer=Robert D Boyer=Charles Robert Boyer=Lincoln Dermont Boyer=Charles Edward Boyer= to my father, Richard Douglas Boyer. I have barely begun research to find more in depth information and hope to prove these connections and maybe for information about them as people. Thanks for doing this! Lin Atkinson

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