From time to time there are queries about
the value of money in various historical periods.
Property inventories after death give one kind of estimate. Here is another:
The depression years of the War of 1812 were 1813 and 1814. A ledger of the store of Mr. Daniel Royer of Huntingdon Co. PA of the time gives a sense of prices: hauling a cord of wood (8'x4'x4'), $.135 per cord; coaling wood, $.40 per cord; flour, $4.40 per bbl; fresh beef, $.036 per lb.; bacon, $.11 per lb.; butter, $.135 per lb; salt, $3.25 per bu.; wheat, $1.125 per bu.; eggs, $.375 per doz.; coffee, $.45 per lb.; whiskey, $1.00 per gal.; nails, $.15 per lb.; bar iron, $.06 per lb.; window glass 8"x10", $.14; rifle gun, $14.80; coffins, $2.00 - $6.00 each; milch cow, $12.00; and coal baskets $.53 - $.60. As there was little money, most business was transacted by means of orders for work done which could be exchanged for merchandise. A general wage (at a forge) for a 12 to 14 hour day and a six day week was $6.00. [Taken from Life at the Furnace, Forge and Forest, by W. Ray Metz.]
Notice in the spring of 1999, I hope to
have these photos linked to the cemetery pages.
W. F. Royer of Wickersham, Wash mother
was a Brueggemann from St. Clair Mo. His mother was a relation of mine.....need
information on this lady....and her family....my only information on this
family connection is from a letter I have a copy of....dated 1-24-1960,
written to his cousin, my mother. My mother was Claire H. Gruss from St.Clare,
Now, W.F.Royer was grandfather to Earl Cook.....I beleive....Do you have any information on this family?
Earl Cooks' grandfather was a Royer from Spokane Washington, am looking for information on the wife.
Do you have any dates of birth, marriage, or death dates?
While down in myrtle Point over the weekend
I found about 30 diaries from my great-great-grandfather (he was a preacher
for the Brethren Church in Myrtle Point). In those diaries he talked an
awful lot of Mollie Royer (who married John Wesley Barklow) and her insanity.
We had known that she had a problem, but were to find out in these diaries
that her Father, Henry Royer (son of John Royer and Phoebe Heckman) died
in an insane asylum. Do you know of any other of the Royer line who were
insane? This was an interesting find as we were always told that she went
insane after my grandfather was born. Actually, it was before her third
child. Would love to know what was wrong.
From Stefanie Royer
Uhm, Hi. I'm Stefanie Royer of Fairport New York. I just typed in my last name and stumbled upon this page. My great grandfather (of the non-Royer side) is into geneology and, well, he has nothing to do with this. I was just wondering if you had any recent information about the Royer family. Like births from the early 1900's to the present time. I am interested to know if I have any connection with the people in your page. A response would be appreciated. E-mail me at Ditto82@yahoo.com Thanks. Stefanie Royer
From James Royer
Hi y'all, I am jim royer, born london
uk 17sep1931 and for past 27 years living in australia. my forebears were
guillaume royer (b 1690) and judith de la montagne. I have a researcher
from the huguenot society tying up some (very) loose ends and when this
is accomplished, I will be enabled to make representations to the heraldic
king of arms such that the royer arms may be ascribed to me. they were
originally awarded to jaques (james) royer at westminster, london in may
1779 and described as follows. arms: a blue shield with two gold lions
facing the front and with their right paws raised. the top third of the
shield is gold with a blue dove on it with its wings spread crest: on a
twisted rope of blue and gold, a silver dove with gold wings spread, a
gold eastern coronet round its neck and a green sprig of olive branch in
From Dorothy Howes
Margaret is the dau. of John Landis Jr. b.1793. Today I went into your Royer Page and found the names of George's parents which I needed. I still need his birthdate, complete marriage date, and the area where they lived, and children, if any. You also said you wished to discuss Landis with me. I do have a bit more data on my Landis's since last March. When you get the time,
From Kathryn Parks
Searching for Royer and Walters in TN.
Here is the line of Royers leading down to me from Hans Georg
NAME BORN/ WHERE WIFE DIED
Hans Georg Royer 1650 Metz, Moselle, France Maria Magdelena 1719 Bohl, Pfalz, Germany
Sebastian Royer 1676 Metz, Moselle, France Felice Nignou 1758 Brickerville, PA
Samuel Royer 1708 Bohl, Pfalz, Germany Katherine Lamphere 1764 Breherville, PA
Samuel Royer II 1738 Lancaster County, PA Katherine Lampshere 1823 Franklkin County, PA
Jacob Royer 1776 or 1779 Franklin County, PA Mary Keagy ??? ???
Jacob Royer 5-1-1812 Huntingdon County, PA Eliza Zimmerman 1-14-1873 Scott County, IA
Joseph H.Royer 8-10-1847 Blair County, PA Mary Margaret Carrigan 8+21-1905 Woodbone, IA
Clarence Royer 10-7-1888 Woodbine, IA Edna Mae Houghton 5-26-1959 Woodbine, IA
Robert D. Royer 3-31-1926 Woodbine, IA Kathleen E. Boone
Mark A. Royer 1-9-1956 Council Bluffs, IA Helen F. Abt
Any light you can bring to bear on the Samuel Royer's wife mystery would be welcome. Appears both Samuel's married women named Katherine. One was a Lamphere and the other a Lampshear. Seems odd, but the former was born in Brickerville, PA in 1710 and the latter in Waynesboro, PA in 1740. Both appear to have died in 1761. These just seem to be too many coincidences, but stranger things have happened.I hope these help you.
The picture of Pvt. Jeremiah Royer is
hanging on the wall of the Museum in Gettysburg Battlefield National Park,
along with many others. I didn't pursue gaining any more knowledge about
him while there.
From Barbara A. Snow
Husband: John W. Stephenson Birthdate:
Birthplace: Randolph Co., Illinois
Place of death: Barry Co., Mo.
Father: John Stephenson Mother: Mary Nelson
Marriage date: May 19, 1853
Marriage place: Randolph Co., Illinois
Wife: Christine E. Royer
Birthdate: abt. 1834
Place of death:
Father: Mother: Mary
From Amy Hutton
Which ROYER line are you researching? Mine starts with Johannes Michel Reiher von Goshenhoppen from Wurtemburg, Palatinate. B. I think 1641, but I'd have to look it up.My line is not the one that goes back to Sebastian Royer.PLACES...Pottstown, Philadelphia, Berks, Tulpahoken.
Barbara Clingerman nee Royer 2 Feb 1834 in OH, married John
Clingerman born 4 Mar 1832 PA and both are buried at Bowling Green, Clay
Co, IN at Mt Zion Cemetery. Barbara Ann died 24 Aug 1893 and John died
2 Jan 1897.
They had 12 children: Daniel b.October 25, 1853; Elizabeth b. 1854; Margaret b. August 15, 1857; John b. December 27, 1859; Joseph H. b. July 06, 1861; William Arthur b. September 26, 1863; Eliza Jane b. October 28, 1865; Samuel C. b. June 29, 1868; Mary E. b. September 26, 1870; Elmer b. November 16, 1872; Infant Clingerman b. October 03, 1875; Emery Newton b. April 13, 1877. 20 Jan, 1852 Barbara and John were married in Clay Co, IN.
Would you happen to have any info on Barbara's parents - John Royer and Catharine Funk? John was born in PA and Catharine was born in VA but I have absolutely no information on them.
From Timothy Royer
We have found where Emanuel was buried. They never did go to Oregon. Went to Nashville, MO.
First, let me say that your family has put forth a fine effort in researching and compiling your family history. How nice it is on-line and can be viewed by so many of us. Having compiled an extensive record of several of my lines, I know how much time, effort and money go into such an endeavor. I am writing in regards to a line I have NOT had success with, in hopes you can shed some light or offer some suggestions on my dilemma.
Have you found your Royer name listed as Rohrer? I have had an awful time finding my Rohrer line in Pennsylvania. I find a million of them, but they are never the right ones. A very old (1815) Diffenbaugh/Deffenbach family bible has been passed on to us and and lists my g-g-g-grandmother as Barbara Rohrer, who married Jacob Diffenbaugh/Deffenbach on November 25, 1823. She died in 1842. It also lists the deaths of Martin Rohrer (d. 1830), Jacob Rohrer (d. 1835) and Onkle (Uncle) John Rohrer (d. 1815)
The other surnames listed in this bible include Mumma, Strickler, Shults, Hedfords, and Craybill/Graybill. I have found most all of these same names listed in the index of your book.
I have been frustrated with this line for 4 years! I have searched for these people in counties throughout Pennsylvania, but have never been able to discover the location where the recorded marriages, births and deaths took place. Their daughter, Elizabeth Diffenbaugh (b. 1834) died in 1927 and on her death certificate it lists Harrisburg as the place of birth for her father Jacob, but I have yet to find any document that links this family to Harrisburg!
Since I have come up empty on my Diffenbaugh line I decided to go after Rohrer, Strickler and Mumma, in hope that it leads me to my darn Diffenbaugh's. Have you had occasion to hear from anyone researching those names? They each have several mentions in your book and I had hoped you might be familiar with researchers of those lines.
Thanks a million! I do hope I can find this elusive bunch! I
have been at a standstill for so long, but knew one day I might be able
to have a breakthru that would lead to further research. The shame is that
I have so many names and dates, but could never find where it all took
place. I've had better luck with branches I knew nothing about. Having
this bible in the family you would think would make things easier, but
Pennsylvania is a big state and finding them has been a headache.
I do appreciate your time and efffort. I too take time to help others in their research. Genealogy is often people helping people. I've met some of the nicest people since getting involved in this field. If you ever need help with Westmoreland Co. research I may be able to pay you back. My area of expertise is with Croatian research.
TO ALL OF THOSE WITH ANCESTORS FROM ROCKINGHAM CO, VA: I'm searching for the parents of John Royer that married Catherine Funk in 1827 in Rockingham Co, VA. Census info says he was born in 1806 in PA. Also married in R'ham in 1827 were Samuel Royer (son of ?) and Hariet Propst, Henry Royer (son of ?) and Barbary Royer (dau. of a John Royer). One would suspect that John (that m. Catherine Funk) might be related to one of the other three Royers. CAN ANYONE HELP? I've eliminated three possibles; Our John is not among the children of Christian and Margaret (Kyger) of R'ham. There was a John Royer, b. 30 Jun 1806 (LDS says 30 Nov 1806) to Samuel and Maria Hernly in Lebanon CO, PA (however, Rick tells me this John died in 1845; our John died in about 1868 in Indiana). There was another John born in about 1806 to another Christian Royer in Somerset CO, Pa (who later migrated to Tuscarawas Co, OH. However a ggg son of this Christian says this John was judged insane. Not our John With all of that knowledge out here about the Royers, someone out there should know about the various Royers of Rockingham.
Looked up royer on the internet and found your page. I love it. I have a family tree writen down somewhere and I would like to send you a copy when I find it. I know I am a decendant of Sebastian. But that is all I can recall off the top of my head. great job!
Eve Royer married John Phreaner circa 1825 probably in Lebanon Co., PA I have some information on the Phreaners but absolutely nothing on the Royers. If you have any suggestions, I would certainly appreciate the help.
My name is Jennifer Maye Robertson. I have some relatives with the lat name of Royer. My grandmother's maiden name is Royer. Her name was Wealthy Maye Royer and her parents were Claude Whitman Royer and Margaret Alice Riley. Claude's father was John William Royer. John's father was Mathias Groff Royer, his parents were George Washington Royer and Margaret Tessier Groff. That's as far as I have been able to remember without my paperwork in front of me. I also have relatives still living in Oregon, California, Minnesota and Washington State. If you are interested in possibly trying to find more of your family links, let me know,. I am using a friends computer so his email might show up as to where this came from. My email is email@example.com. If you just want to know if we have any links, let me know and maybe we can start researching together. Thanks for your time.
In the latest copy of Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society - that is, Vol. 100, No. 3. It features several nice articles about the early Lanc. Co. transportation - roads, railroads, trolleys, etc. More proof that Bastian Royer was in Lancaster County, Pa. in 1741. In 1741, there was a petition to build a road from Lancaster to, spelled thusly in this case, Tulpyhocken (Lititz) and Bastian Royer was one of the members of a committee to view and lay it out. That was in August. When the November court convened, the committee hadn't done this, so all were removed from the Committee except Jacob Huber and others were appointed. By the February 1742 court session, the lastly appointed committee had viewed and laid out the road. Road went from Lancaster to Brickerville and beyond. Just think of all those years that Sebastian and family, and families in the area, used a path!
I'm new to the list. I'm looking for information on the descendants of CHRISTIAN ROYER and MARGARET "PEGGY" KYGER. Christian settled in Logan County, Ohio and died after 1834.I have a lot of information on the descendants of his brother PETER ROYER, born October 19, 1774, and his wife ELIZABETH KAYLOR.
Here is the FGS on my wife's George William Royer. He has different dates than yours.
Husband: George William Royer Reverend ,Birth: 25 OCT 1868 Place:
Cherryville, Northampton, PA Death: 2 MAR 1923 Father: Thomas Royer (1833-1910)
Mother: Sarah Ann Kuntz (1837-1903)
Wife: Laura Master
1. F Child: Ethel Royer Spouse: Stuart Prutzman
Here is some of the Royer family history that I said I would get to you. I probably had names and dates mixed up the last time, but I promise you that this time it is correct. I finally found the correct dates for George Washington Royer. Here's the rest.
George Washington Royer, born July 13, 1790 Royersford, Pa.
married Elizabeth Groff,born April 5, 1799, Royersford, PA., in 1821 in
Janesville, Wis. George is buried at Lindenwood, Hampton Cemetery, in Hampton,
Iowa. He died 1871, age 76. Elizabeth died Oct 28, 1866. I know of one
son, Mathias Groff Royer, and this is where I am trying to find the rest
of his family, such as cousins and aunts and uncles from both sides of
his family. Okay the history of Mathias Groff Royer:
Mathias Groff Royer, born August 14, 1830 in Pottstown,Pa. Married Margaret Jane Tittler, born Dec.15,1930, Janesville,Wis. She died in 1906. Mathias died 1909, age 80 years, of old age. He was buried June 10, 1909, in Lindenwood, Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, Iowa.
1. George Tyler Royer b.Sept 5, 1852 New Castle, Pa. d.April 17, 1916 Salt Lake City, Utah the oldest child. He lived in Coon Rapids, Iowa. Don't know if George married or not.
2. Alva Royer, lived at Anesvilles, Iowa. Married Lydia Benson b. 1860 in Waverly, Franklin Co., Iowa d. ?
3. Oscar Royer (O.D.), lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Married Elma Hall. Born Dec 13, 1866, died Feb. 2, 1949. Had three sons and one daughter, later he moved to California and passed away there. a. Alton b. Gaylord c. Lacey d. Elma Alton moved to California and the other boys may be living in Minneapolis, Minn.
4. Gilber Royer, wife, Eva. Had one adopted daughter, Letha, who married Harold Cleamer, of Hampton, Iowa. Gilbert was born July 5, 1857 in Hampton, Iowa and died March 11, 1927, Hampton, Iowa.
5. Frank Royer, wife, Laura Mabel Yenter Had a son and a daughter. Harold (1896-1918), Died of pneumonia at the age 20 years, 2 months, 5 days in the year 1918. Buried at the Hampton Cemetery,Hampton,Iowa.Minnie, married Harold Struck, of Hampton, Iowa. Frank Royer b. 1855, Hampton, Iowa. Married in Oct 15, 1895.
I have searched through this web page and the different inquiries -- it is very interesting. Are you the one who has set this up? There is one lady that I found was related but her e-mail address isn't any good any more.
This is what I know about the Royers -- my father-in-law died when my husband was only 14. After we were married a couple of years I decided that I wanted to know more about the family -- we were always being asked if we were related to the Royers that lived in several small towns around Lafayette. My husband had only one living aunt who would know anything about them -- there had been a big family falling out. With his knowledge I contacted the aunt -- to say the least she was floored that anyone from that side of the family would call her. It was the best thing that I ever did -- the family got back together and she lived to be 94 years old and I got a wealth of information from her. That was 24 years ago. I also had a dear friend with the same last name -- her family had done some research and come to find out her and my husband's 3ggf were brothers.
From what I have read on the inquiries there seems to be several different branches -- I am sure that we all came through Canada sound like some settled in New York, PA and Virginia and some moved on to the west coast. Our branch of the family came from Rockingham County Virginia in the late l880'a and settled in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. My friend's family came from Ohio and then down into Indiana. My husband's grandfather was 12 when the family moved to Indiana they came in a covered wagon -- or at least the males of the family did. His Mother and sisters came by train. This story was told to me by year 94 year old aunt. I have been working on the Royer side for well over 24 years trying to piece things together.
Twenty years ago and Ellsworth Kyger since me the family tree and from
all indications it has proven to be quite accurate -- I don't know where
he obtained the information -- I wrote to him several times but only got
one response which was a most important piece of the puzzle of our family
tree. According to him this is the way our family fits in:
Sebastian De Royer b 1680 d 1759 married Felice Nignow b 1681 d 1719 children: ???
Samuel Royer Samuel Royer b 1708 d 1764 married Juliana Lamphere 1728 children: John
John Royer b 1743 d 1832 married Maria Elizabeth Rohr m1761 b1743 d 1801 children: John, Catherine, Philip, Christian, Elizabeth, Peter children: by 2nd marriage Henry Peter married 1798 Elizabeth Kaylor Children: Anna Maria, Jacob, Samuel V., Delilah, Peter R, Anna, Addison, Elizabeth, Moa, John Edes, Maria Ann
Samuel V. b Nov. 12, 1806 d1859 married Harriett Propst b1802 children: John Vincent, Virginia Catherine, Louemma Delilah, Julia G., Joseph S., Columbia Seville, Lucy Margaret, Samantha Jane, Mary catherine, Elizabeth ann, Noah Anderson, Frances Amanda
John Vincent b1851 d1936 married Mary Susan Bontz children; Franklin Benjamin, James Harvey, Noah Andrew, John Calvin, Samuel Harvey, Jacob, Daisy, Lonnie, Lucy
Samuel Harvey b April 3, 1877 d Aug. 30, 1950 married Elsie Montgomery Connaroe d 1946 children: Ethel, Louella, and Samuel Ned
Samuel Ned b Nov 23, 1917 d July 24, l965 Married Harriett Florance Mollenkopf b May 8, 1917 children: Samuel Dennis and Larry Dean
Larry Dean b Feb. 26 1951 married Dalene b April 14 l951 children: Michael Andrew, and Mark Samuel
As far as burials -- as far back as John Vincent Royer and forward are all buried here in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. I have other dates for the above listed children from the chart that Mr. Kyger sent to me twenty years ago. I have been working on this off and on for several years -- would eventually like to get into some kind of book form. Don't how much more information you would like to have. A gentleman from my friends side of the family went back and visited and did a lot of research on his side that came through Ohio. He is a professor from Indiana University. If I can be of any further help, Please let me know.
Well, I guess we have somewhat determined that we have a connection. The question is, where is the connection? The information that I have about John Michael Royer II, is from my 3rd cousin, Delbert Royer, who lives in South Carolina. He went to Utah a few years ago and discovered that link, but the problem I am finding, is how am I related to Sebastian Royer? Is John Michael Royer II , a brother, or an uncle or what? The year that Sebastian emigrated to America was before John Michael Royer. The information that I have says that John Michael Royer brought his two sons, Johann Carl Royer(a known direct line for me), and Johann Martin Royer, Johann Carl's brother. I am so lost after that. Any ideas of how I might be able to find the link between John Michael Royer who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1732, and Sebastian Royer, who came about 10 years earlier?
Thanks for your response at the Royer Family Geneolgy forum
about Henry B. Royer and his wife Matilda. I would be very interested in
a scanned photograph of their headstones. The information you saw is all
that I have and that information comes from undocumented sources. I'm trying
to use that source to find other sources to confirm the information and
to expand on it. However, I'm a little frustrated right now - you know
how that is... I did spend some time at your site, though - it's a great
site. I was not able to find anything in the few hours I spent. I will
return and continue to look a little more. And, of course, I will be happy
to add to your information as I can. I sincerely appreciate your help.
I'm repeating the information I posted here ( I am a descendant of Amelia
John ROYER, Resided Sumneyton, PA m. Barbara ?
Children Henry B. ROYER b. 10Feb1833 d. 20Oct1865, Resided Sumneyton, PA
m. Matilda R. NUNNEMACHER b. 21Aug1844
Children Milton ROYER b. 6Sep1861 m. Kate Schwenk b. 10Dec1860
Children Norman J.S. Royer b.20Apr1887, d.Aug1969, Resided Tylersport, PA m. Ellen THOMAS
Lottie May Royer b.28Nov1895, d.Mar1982, Resided Trumbauersville, PA m. Elmer D. HINKLE b.13Aug1896
Milton N. Royer b.2Nov1904(1901), d.Aug1985
William ROYER b.11Dec1863, Resided Sumneyton, PA m. Hannah NEFF
*Amelia ROYER b.27Oct1864 d.27Dec1939 Souderton, PA, Resided Sumneyton, PA; Upper Salford, PA m.Henry MYER *m.Henry Harrison NICE Ellen ROYER b. 20Feb1866, Resided Sumneyton, PA m.George SCHATZ
From Alan Moffet
Thank you very much for the photo. I'm sure that this will help me. I am finally learning somewhat more about this family. Apparently, they were members of a Schwenkfelder church in PA.
Hi, Do you have a Paul Royer listed in your tree? I may have a Whitmeyer relative buried in the old Paul Royer Farm in Shaefferstown Pennsylvania. I also Had an Aunt Lizzie Keller who married a Paul Royer.
This family ended up in OHIO. I am submitting this query for a friend as she has no computer...she is searching for Christopher Royer m. Margaret (H)(K)olben and lived in PA. Any info at all would be very much appreciated.
My grandmother was Amy Gertrude Royer of Philadelphia. Our Royers
don't go back to Sebastian, but to a Johannes Michel Reiher (von Goshenhoppen.)
I assume it is a related family as they were also ironworkers...mostly
in the biz of making locomotives. Family came from Pottstown, PA to Philadelphia.
I am SURE there must be mistakes here, but this is what I THINK happened.To
simplify things I have put the whole thing on a web page.
Click here to go to Amy's Royer webpage
From Amy Hutton
My concern is my ancestor Jonas Royer. I KNOW he is the father of Edward H. Royer, as Edward's death certificate says so. I am having trouble with the connection further back. Jonas was in the civil war and Catherine (I THINK it says Burger, but it might be Bucher) is listed as his wife. Something happened to Jonas in the war and he became an invalid. The children were farmed out.Edward is living in the home of William and Ellen Royer in 1880 at age 10 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. It says that Edward is Wm's nephew. (I never trust the census!) Trying to make the connection go further back is complicated. I THINK William and Jonas were brothers, and their father, Hiram, but I'm not sure.
Years ago I corresponded with some Royers in Ohio. According
to them Johann Henry Royer a.k.a Johann Heindich Rheyer came over from
Germany. His son was Samuel Royer, his son Christopher Royer, his son was
John and his son was Maniam, who had a daughter named Lottie Elizabeth.
Johann through John Royer lived in PA, Maniam was born in OH.
Does anyone know anthing about this side of the Royer line.
It's so nice of you to have a page on the net for all of us
to see, but like human nature, the wish for more is always appreciate.
I really don't want to task anyone as I too realize the expense of things
and the time consummed. When I saw your page, I just thought I could share
some of what I have and receive some information too. I would gladly share,
when you are ready--right now it sounds as if you have too much on your
If it isn't asking too much, could you give me an e-mail address for another Royer on Johann Henry's line (Johann Henry--Samuel--Christopher--John--Maniam), please? Possibly one from Seneca Co., OH. I will understand if it takes you awhile or even if it is impossible for you to do. Thank you anyways for putting on such a nice site and for taking the time to resond.
My Maniam I am 99.9% sure spelled his name this way as he didn't die until 15 Aug 1926 and therefore my Mom remembers him. My Maniam was definitely married to an Anna Maria Neikirk and I don't think anyone else. Our branch went to Seneca Co., OH. My Maniam, according to some distant OH "Cousins" was the 11th child of John Royer Sr.
I know for sure the chart from myself through Maniam because, as I said my Mom knew Maniam. I received the information from Maniam back to Hans Georg Rheyer from France, from a distant cousin named Diane Smith Battershell in Hutchinson, KS. back in 1983. According to her: John Royer, Sr. had 12 children: Issac, Hannah, Sarah, Samuel, Catherine "Kate", Elizabeth "Betsy", John Jr., Neriah or Neri, Lydia, Margaret, Maniam, and Jared. Isaac was born in Union Co., PA, Samuel was born in Wayne Co., Ohio and from John, Jr. on down it looks as though the rest were born in Thompson Twp., Seneca Co., Ohio.
According to Diane, John, Sr.'s father was Christopher and mother Margaret Robelin/Kobelin. Their children were: our John, Sr. (who married Molly "Polly" Romig), Jacob, Samuel, Jonathan, Reuben, Amos, Catherine, Lydia, and Elizabeth.
Diane states that in the book, "History of Gift, Kern and Royer Families" by Aaron Kern Gift--1909 PA, p. 163, "Judge (J.C.) Royer's (of Tiffin, OH--Seneca Co.) gr. grnadfather was also a Christopher Royer, who was b. Oct. 25, 1768 (?). He was married to Margaret Robelin/or Kobelin, who was b. in 1776 and died Oct. 16, 1854. Christopher resided in York Co., Pa, from whence he and his family emigrated in 1826 to Stark Co., Ohio. He died on May 3, 1845, aged 76 years, 6 mos., and 8 days. This family was blessed with six sons and 3 daughters. The second son, John, was the grandfather of Judge J. C. Royer of Tiffin, Ohio. the writer was not able to trace any ancestors of the above Christopher Royer, however, there is no doubt that these various branches of the Royer Family were closely connected in Germany. They emigrated to America during a long period of years, but tangled threads of genealogy can hardly be fully unraveled, at this late date." (No wonder you are kept so busy!!!!)
If you decide that you want more information on this line, i.e.,
dates, places, please let me know and I will be happy to share what I have.
As I said in the last e-mail, I was basically hoping to link up with another
or other Royer descendants from the Seneca Co. area.
Thanks again, Rick for your assistance. Linda Rathbun
Rick, thanks for the kind words but I think that you are the
one doing the great work. Please just don't stop.
Had to put this up as it is a nice atta boy!! Thanks Dalton.
Did someone say Pie Time
From Harold Royer
Just stumbled across your page - My name is Harold E. Royer
at 1605-F So. Main St. North Canton, OH 44709. My family is in the book
by J. G. Francis (The Royer Family in America) My father, mother and sister
are in that book. I was born in 1920, and since the book was published
in 1918 my name is not in it. I also have a brother, Glenn who was born
in 1921. I have a copy of the book and had it rebound a couple of years
ago. If you know where extra copies are available, please advise. I recall
reading in U.S.News and World Report several years ago about the mayor
of Seattle, Charles Royer. Is he a relative of yours?
Sorry Nope, not that I know of.
From Harold Royer
Thank you for your prompt reply to my message. Following is probably the info you want. Generation in America is shown by roman numerals.
VIII Ruth A. Tambling nee Royer b.12/13/1913 Harold E. Royer b.07/21/1920 Glenn J. Royer b.10/29/1921 above are children of
VII Ervin (Irvin in book) Royer b.03/16/1879 m. Alice Mohler b.03/09/1884 Ervin son of
VI Jesse W. Royer b.04/22/1847 m. Catherine Humbert b.01/13/1853 4 children Jesse son of
V Abraham Royer b.03/17/1816 m. Rebecca Ulrich b.08/10/1819 7 children Abraham son of
IV Joseph Royer b.11/24/1783 m. lst wife Maria Martin b.1787 m. 2nd wife Nannie Bucher b.1787 9 children 1st wife 3 children 2nd wife In 1836 moved from Lancaster Co., PA to Stark Co., OH Joseph son of
III Daniel Royer b.1741 m. Catherine Kemper b.12/30/1745 9 children Daniel and wife baptised in Old Order Brethern (Dunkers) Daniel son of
II Emig Royer b.12/18/1707 Oldest son of I Sebastian Royer - Emigrated to Lancaster Co. with father and 3 brothers from Germany in 1718 m Catharine b. 1713 Emig's wife was Brethern and he joined the church after marriage. 7 children Emig son of I Sebastian Royer b. about 1676 near Metz, France First wife died in Germany. After arriving in America he married Agnes and they had three daughters. She was a member of the Reformed Church and he an elder in the Lutheran Church.
The book I have, The History of the Royer Family in America by J.G. Francis was published in 1918. It only traces two of Sebastians sons - Emig and George, although one page of the book shows names of most of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations. Apparently from the II generation to the VIth they belonged to the Old Order Brethern Church. My parents did not join the church when they married (the usual time to do so). They belonged to the Reformed Church as did I, which merged with Evamgelical Church then later merged and become the United Church of Christ.
Several years ago when I got my book rebound, they quoted me $100.00 to make a duplicate book. If you want, I can go to Akron in the next week or so and find out todays price.
I was wondering if we are of any relation to the Royer's mention
here. My Grandmother's name is Roberta Lewis (nee Royer) and her father's
name was Claude Isaac and he was married to a Francis Olga (Born in Cornwall,
Eng.). They are from Plymouth and my great-grandfather was a mechanic (owned
and operated a garage at Bull Run) and he only had one leg. I mention the
leg because it is talked about a lot in that area (lost it in a railroad
accident). He is buried in Shawnee Cemetery in Plymouth, Pa.
What is left of the Royer's (my family) are scattered throughout Penna. Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming, & Delaware County. My grandmother currently lives in California.
If any could please let me know if we are of any relation I would be appreciative. When I found your site on the computer my 89 year old Grandmother was very excited.