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Amos Myers

Male 1840 - 1863  (23 years)


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  • Name Amos Myers 
    Born 9 Jun 1840  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Birth date caculated from census data, and tomestone information.
    Gender Male 
    Census 18 Oct 1850  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Harris Township 
    • In the 1850 Census (18 Oct 1850) Joseph was 40 years old and a farmer, Elizabeth was 32; the children Amos, 10; John, 8; Mary, 7; Sarah, 5; William, 3; and Danial 1. Elizabeth Weaver age 54 was also living with them. I presume that Elizabeth was Elizabeth Myers mother, and her husband was dead. Also a George Weaver was a Laborer. My mother had always said that Joseph and Elizabeth had a son named George. This could be the reason for the information she gave to me. It is quite possible that George was Elizabeth Weavers son and Elizabeth Myers sister.
    Military 5 Aug 1862  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Harris Township 
    • Enlisted 5, 1862: aged 22 years: residence Boalsburg; mustered Aug 18, 1862; killed at Gettysburg, PA, July 3, 1863; "in him Co. G., lost one of her best men."
    Name Amos Moyer 
    • Amos inlisted in Civil war as a Myers but buried as Moyer.
    Died 3 Jul 1863  Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    Gettysburg battlefield 
    • Pvt Amos Myers, company G, KILLED July 3, buried in the William Patterson Orchard adjacent to the 2nd corp division Hospital.
      Tombstone inscription gives Co. G 148 Regt. of the PA Vol.
    Buried 8 Jul 1863  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Boalsburg Cemetery 
    • Amos was remover from the Gettysburg grave and reburied in the Boalsburg Cemetery. The tombstone gives Moyer as his name. He is buried beside his parents.
      "The first soldier from Boalsburg to be killed was Amos Myers. It occurred at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. The story is told most vividly by a sister, Mrs Adeline Kline, now an old lady who lies with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Snyder, in State College. This is her story, almost word for word.
      "I was the youngest of twelve. We lived on a farm about a mile from Boalsburg. Our house had a big lawn in front with a small portico on the house. I remember them bringing home the body. They drove right up over the lawn to the door. They were driving a big wagon; it was a red wagon with two white horses. The horses were covered with flags and the wagon also. I still have a beautiful flag that was wrapped around my brother's casket. The red had faded and the white has yellowed. I wanted to have it dry cleaned but was too old. I still have what we called today the identification disk. It is like a silver dollar. The inscription is now so dim it cannot be read. I don't remember exactly what was on it. He was in the 48th regiment. Wait, I'll get it for you." The old lady went upstairs and brought down her treasure. "So many Centre County boys were killed," she said. "A Riley boy and a Moore boy and an Ishler, all close together in 1863. I think they were all killed at Gettysburg. We had to go so far for news then, Father would ride to Bellefonte and to Boalsburg for news. We ad good horses. My father was a progressive farmer. He always had good horses. It was so hard to get mail. We could hardly get any, and it was often so long on the way.
      "Father got a permit to open up the casket to see if it was his son. They had to have a permit in those days the same as now. Then he was sorry he had opened it. It was his son but all cut and scratched up in the face where he had struggled in the briars. Of course they would take care of the good men then he others afterward. I mean the ones who were not so badly hurt and could be cured. The ones who were worse wounded would have to come last, so they died while they waited. Ten years ago we went down to Gettysburg to the battlefield, and went over the ground where so many were killed. They told us that it had be tried to erect a monument at the place and they dug down but only found bones, so many they could not make a good foundation, so they quit."
    Person ID I287  Goheen
    Last Modified 12 May 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elisabeth Weaver,   b. 16 Jan 1818, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1892, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1838  Brush Valley, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Both Joseph and Elisabeth were from Brush Valley, were married by Rev. P. S. Fisher.
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Tombstone inscriptions, Amos Moyer tomestone, The Cemeteries of Harris township, Centre County PA, Centre Co. Gen. Soc. 1998, page 22 Boalsburg Cemetery. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1049] Census 1860, 1850 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Harris twp, family 1324, line 20, page 104, Joseph Moyer, NARA micropublication M432, roll 763 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S129] Book, The Story of our Regiment, A history of the 148th Pennsylvania Vols., written by the commrades Adjt. J. Muffly, Editor. In Spangler Notebook # 163 Centre County Library (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S25] Tombstone inscriptions, Amos Myer, Boalsburg Cemetery, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. Photography by Elizabeth Albright (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S129] Book, Roland R Maust, Grappling with Death: the Union Second corp hospital at Gettysburg, (Morningside, 2001), page 804 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S165] Newspaper Democratic Watchman, Myrtle Magargel; History of Boalsburg; 28 December 1938; 28 September 1938 to 5 March 1939; one in a series of 132 articles on the History of Boalsburg.

    7. [S31] Marriages 1800-1850, PA, page 84 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S20] Centre County Library, PA, Joseph Moyer, Elizabeth Weaver marriege, October 30, 1838, Brush Valley,Spangler Notebook #175, page 70 (Reliability: 2).