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The ROYER 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 ROYER. 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 of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Four books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deal at some length with the Royer family. They are Jay Gottwals Francis' Genealogical Records of the Royer Family in America: or More Especially Those of Sebastian Royer's Family; the same author's Selected Pages from the History of the Royer Family in America: Genealogical Records of the Royer Family in America: or More Especially Those of Sebastian Royer's Family; Aaron Gift's History of the Gift, Kern and Royer Families; and, Daniel Hester's History of the Royer Family: Genealogical Records of the Family from the Rheinland-Pfalz to America Especially Those of Georg Christoff Royer.

There are 25 different first-name entries for Royer in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the these names in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with three of them (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile: D.E. Royer (b. 1846. s/o Jefferson and Hannah Gramley); J.E. Royer (b. 1863, s/o Aaron and Mary B. Hertz); and, T.E. Royer (b. 1840, s/o Henry and Susan Wolfe).

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


William T., 23, printer--133 East Lamb
	Anna P.
	Linnie M.

In FERGUSON Township:

Amos, 84, retired--Pinegrove Mills
	Hannah J.
	Elmer J. 18
Jennie A.--Pinegrove Mills

In MILES Township:

Benjamin, 46, farmer--Madisonburg
	William 18
	Clayton E. 15
	John N. 13
	Maggie I.
	Kate R.
	Allen C. 2
Cephas, 14--Rebersburg
Daniel D., 42, farmer--Rebersburg
	Mary A.
	Edwin L. 11
	Kline H. 9
	Almeda H.
Harry W., 49, farmer--Livonia
	Lizzie E.
Henry G., 42, farmer--Wolfs Store
	Ella B.
Isaac, 53, laborer--Bellefonte
	Kate P.
Jacob, 33, farmer--Madisonburg
	Sarah J.
	Oscar N. 14
	Eliza J.
	Lizzie I.
Jefferson, 71, retired--Rebersburg
Joel, 79, retired--Rebersburg
John E., 27, laborer--Rebersburg
	Alice I.
	James S. 9 mos.
John F., 21, laborer--Madisonburg
	Laura E.
Roland, 26--Rebersburg
	Helen F.
Thomas E., 49, farmer--Rebersburg
	Emma J.
	Susan M.
	Harry 16

In MILLHEIM Borough:

Edward, 24, carpenter
	Minnie A.
	Seymour 21
	Aggie M.
	Frank P. 12
Henry, 78, retired
	Franklin 45
John, 53, carpenter
	Charles W. 28
	William C. 20
	Lotta L.
	Lloyd J. 6

In PENN Township:

Anna R.--Millheim
George, 45, farmer--Millheim
	Hannah F.
	Samuel L. 12
	John H. 10
	Obea E. 8
	Herman J.
	Vernie S.

In POTTER Township:

Daniel E., 17, laborer--Tusseyville
Edith--Centre Hill
Emma--Centre Hill
Frank B., 16--Tusseyville
Harvey R., 4--Potters Mills
Henry, 14--Tusseyville
Henry,54, farmer--Centre Hill
	Harvey E. 27
	Eddie E.
	Mary E.
	John V. 14
	Clyde 5 mos.
Jacob F., 42, farmer--Tusseyville
	Mary C.
	John C. 11
	Maggie J.
	Elzie M.
John H., 32, farmer--Tusseyville
	Mary E.
	Jacob 11
	Susan R.
	John 3
	Ella F.
Jonas B., 53, farmer--Centre Hill
	Mary J.
	Elmer J. 22
	Lettie J.
	Sarah E.
	Luther M. 13
Thomas F., 36, farmer--Potters Mills
	Emma E.
	Rhoda A.
William L., 21, laborer--Centre Hill
William W., 48, laborer--Centre Hill
	Sarah J.
	Carrie M.

In SPRING Township:

John B., 40, farmer--Bellefonte
	Mary J.
	Susan J.
	John 5
Samuel, 24, laborer--Bellefonte

In WALKER Township:

John, 58, carpenter--Zion
	Louisa A.
	William A. 30
	Harvey 21
	Ada E.