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Frederick Moyer

Male Abt 1760 - 1829  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Frederick Moyer 
    Born Abt 1760  [1
    Gender Male 
    Note
    • The Father of Joseph Myers of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

      The father of Joseph has eluded me for a long time. Through a conversation with an aunt, now deceased, history of Boalsburg and probates I believe this puzzle may possibly have a conclusion.
      A daughter of Joseph Myers/Moyer; Adeline Kline remembered an “aunt Peggy”. Aunt Peggy was terribly marked by small pox. [History of Boalsburg, by Margaret Maragel, 26 October 1938, Centre Daily Times] Augustus and Margaret Wolf lived in Boalsburg Pennsylvania. [Newspaper articles, The Times, Bellefonte, PA 26 Oct 1938 History of Boalsburg, by Myrtle Magargel]
      Who was this Aunt Peggy and how was she related.
      Aunt Peggy was Augustus Wolf’s wife. Augustus has no will. The orphans court states that he left two children, Emanuel and Peter and a widow. The estate was not large enough to satisfy debts and was sold. [Probate: Augustus Wolf file #4770, Centre County Library and Historical Museum, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania]. A list of items being sold included many Boalsburg names among them were Wolf and Moyer surnames. Augustus wife Margaret‘s probate. [Probate file # 5049]
      In 1870 census Margaret Wolf is living next to the recently widowed Elizabeth Myer and family. [1870 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Harris Township, page 530, family 321, line 3, Elizabeth Myers, NARA micropublication M593, roll 1321]
      The fact that Margaret continued to run the hotel after the death of her husband, Augustus; with the help of her brother, Fred. Census of 1870 shows Margaret Wolf and Fred Myers as a bar tender. The 1860 census had Frederick Myers an innkeeper and Margaret Wolf with her son Emanuel and wife Leah. The brother was most probably the Fred Myers found in the census.
      A probate [no. 5065]of Peter Augustus Wolf with Augustus Wolf as administrator, indicated he had six children all over the age of twenty-one. A wife named Elizabeth; children, William, Augustus, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Sarah. (I have mislaid this probate, (do not have photo copy) I had transcribed it and may have some errors as it was difficult to read.)
      A Frederick Meyer buried in Heckman Cemetery in Gregg township (Frieder Meyer, in German, d 17 November 1828, 69 years old.)
      Will of This man Probate #2894 (Of course no punctuation)
      Vis I have give my children some things for housekeeping that are married I wish to give Sarah and George the same Sarah is to have bed and bedding a Cow and a beurouth [bureau] George is to have a Colt or the price of one at six months old Margaret Woolf is to have a Cow I wish after the debts are paid that the remainder of my property may fall into the hands of my wife Mary Moyers her life time …
      signed Frederick Moyers his mark
      letters of administration 23 Nov 1829

      Frederick Moyer's probate indicated he had a daughter Margaret named Margaret Woolf. It is my belief that this is the Margaret Wolf the wife of Augustus and brother of Fred Myers. This Margaret Wolf is the "Aunt Peggy" that Adeline Myers the daughter of Joseph is referring.
    • Role: father
    Possessions SAY 1800  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • ... the Boalsburg Tavern at this time, however, but at the Wolf or as it then was , the Freddy Myers hotel.
      Organization of Harris township describes: Beginning at the Huntingdon county line in Ferguson township on Tussey Mountain and running northward on the line between lands of Mrs. Rebecca Awl and Frederick Moyer, on the course of said line to the Patton township...
    Died 17 Nov 1829  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Address:
    Heckman Cemetery, Gregg Twp 
    • Information provided by Adeline Kline (who I knew). The article gives the name as Elizabeth but is known as Aunt Peggy who was terribly marked by small pox. Probate gives name as Margaret.
      Frederick buried in Heckman Cemetery in Gregg township (Frieder Meyer, in German , d. Nov 17, 1829, 69 years ago. Name on tombstone Frieder Meyer in German.
      Will #2894
      Centre County Gregg Township November 16th 1829
      Vis I have give my Children some things for housekeeping that are married I wish to give Sarah and George the same Sarah is to have bed and bedding a Cow and a beurouth [bureau] George is to have a Colt or the price of one at six months old Margaret Woolf is to have a Cow I wish after the debts are paid that the remainder of my property may fall into the hands of my wife Mary Moyers her life time and if the Can agree that she my Continue on the farm for one other year or longer if she sees proper I do not wish any person to administer on my property at my Decease these presents I give and bequeath to these here in mention where as I witness my hand this 16th day of November one thousand Eight hundred and twenty nine his
      Frederick Moyers
      Witness present mark
      Thomas Hutchison
      David Ranben

      letters of administration on 23 Nov 1829
    Person ID I1161  Goheen
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2016 

    Family Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Myers,   b. SAY 1803,   d. Clinton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Myers,   b. SAY 1805,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George Myers,   b. SAY 1807,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Moyer,   b. 28 Jul 1810, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1865, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Fredrick Myers,   b. Abt 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] E-mail message, Moyer/Meyer, from Joyce L. Adgate on 7 Mar 2012 to Elizabeth Albright (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S112] History of Boalsburg, 19 November 1938 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S63] Histoy of Centre Co., PA, page 324 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S112] History of Boalsburg, 26 October 1938 (Reliability: 2).
      Mentions name as Elizabeth but next paragraph mentions Aunt Peggy.

    5. [S20] Centre County Library, PA, Fredrick Moyer probate #2894 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S20] Centre County Library, PA, Frieder Meyer tombstone, page 21, Heckman Cemetery, Gregg Twp, The Cemteries of Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, (The Centre County Geanealogical Society State College, PA 1997 (Reliability: 2).