IV. HENRY ROYER, SON OF III. CHRISTOPHER (?)
IV. HENRY ROYER, p. 601, moved to Ohio about 1818. As
brother, IV. Goerge Royer, was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., he likely
was also. As to his parentage, see the preceding note.
He died a
short time after settling in Ohio, when his children
were small, so
that they never learned of their ancestry. The children
were for a
time among strangers. The mother, whose maiden name we
learned, later married a Flory, when it seems that to
some extent at
least, she gathered her children together agin. She had
by Flory. Henry Royer had at least six children:
Page Name Birth Death
602 V. Polly Royer
602 V. Elizabeth "
603 V. Abraham "
603 V. John " Mar. 24, 1814 Mar. 12, 1879
605 V. Henry " Mar. 9, 1816 Jan. 28, 1893
614 V. George " In 1817 or, 18 Apr. 9, 1897
V. POLLY ROYER, p. 602, m. Isaac Schmidt, a farmer, in
Co., Ohio. They had children, but we have secured no
record of the
V. ELIZABETH ROYER, p. 602, m. Jacob Kurtz, who died
Union City, Ind. They were members of the Brethren Church.
had children but we have also failed to get a record
of her family.
She is said to have had sons. Abraham and John, another
in the faith of the Brethren, and this fact would account
for the two sons
being members of the church. The death of the father,
young, the re-marry-
ing of the mother and the removal of the sons to Ohio
would also account large-
ly for the loss of connection with the main Royer tree.
We have no proof
that the name of the father of these two brothers was
Christopher; but we
know from church records that two Christopher Royers,
and married, were
in Lancaster Co., and were of about the age to be the
father of these broth-
ers; and as said, there were not many other Royers of
that time in Lanc. Co.
not accounted for. We are well satisfied that one of
these Christophers was
a son of II. George Royer. We might also mention that
II. Samuel Royer had
yet a son III. Henry mentioned in a Lancaster deed, who
so far as his chronolo-
gical setting is concerned might have been the father
of these brothers, but
we have no indication of his existance other than the
mention of him on this
deed. With these our views the descendants of IV. Henry
Royer and of IV.
George Royer must draw their own conclusions. No record
in the Lancaster
Co. court-house, so far as we are able to find, sheds
any further light on the
matter. See further remarks on IV. George Royer, p. 615
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