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The MOYER Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on MOYER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages offemales, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deal at some length with the Moyer family. It is Louisa Moyer's Moyer Family Genealogy.

There are 28 different first-name entries for Moyer in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the this name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) but not one (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile. (However there is at least one named Myers-- whose father's tombstone shows the name Moyer, so anyone checking this family should also look at The Myers Column).

And, now, your ancestors' MOYER neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Lucy--11 East Linn

In GREGG Township:

Frederick, 58, wagonmaker--Penn Hall
	Caroline
	Wesley C. 25
	Ora R.
Henry, 45, farmer--Penn Hall
	Rebecca
	Lester A. 11
	Jennie B.
	Charles C.
	Sarah
	Wallace F.
James, 27, farmer--Spring Mills
	Mary C.
	Guy 1
	Myron J. 5
Stephen, 52, carpenter--Spring Mills
	Hannah
	Laura J.
	Porter S. 19
	Mabel
	Marietta

In MARION Township:

Travis, 38, laborer--Bellefonte
	Mary J.
	Jennie M.
	George I. 18
	William E. 15
	James P. 12
	Josephine

In MILES Township:

Joseph K., 50, lumberman--Centre Mills
	Mary E.
	John N. 17
	Sallie
	Lizzie
	Hiram B. 11
	Rebecca J.
	Jason C. 5
	George C. 3
Sallie--Rebersburg

In PENN Township:

Daniel, 38, farmer--Coburn
	Sarah
	Jennie A.
	William Z. 4
Jacob W., 42, manufacturer--Coburn
	Susan
	Melia
	Cyrus C. 6
John, 76, retired--Penn Hall
	Eleanor
	Catharine
Mary--Millheim

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Adam, 57, retired--Front Street
	Chrsitian M.
	William A.
	Roberta L.
	Barbara
	Herman 15
	Adam 79

In POTTER Township:

Frank, 46, farmer--Centre Hill
	Sarah
	Emma
	Elizabeth
	Abbie M.
	Allen F. 13
	Ella
	Harry 2
Henry, 54, farmer--Tusseyville
	Elmira
	Sarah C.
	Margaret R.
	William H. 14
	Mary S.
	Myra E.
James M., 40, blacksmith--Tusseyville
	Christian
	Mifflin R. 15
	Anna E.
	James M. 10
John, 60, farmer--Tusseyville
	Henry 33
	Ellen E.
	Mary

In RUSH Township:

Michael, 45, laborer--Philipsburg
	Elizabeth
	Annie D.
	Catharine E.
	William 17
	Simon 13
	Frederick 11
	Maud
	Louisa

In SPRING Township:

Andrew, 29, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Phoebe
	Emma C.
Blanche--Pleasant Gap
Jacob A., 28, laborer--Bellefonte
	Alice R.
	Edgar N. 4
	John F. 5 mos.
John, 60, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Malinda
	David H. 26