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Benjamin Boyer


Benjamin Boyer was born in Montgomery County, Pa., Feb. 4th, 1792.  He served in the army in the War of 1812.  He studied theology under Dr. Samuel Helfenstein.  He was licensed in 1820, and in 1821 at the Synod of Reading was ordained.  He labored in different charges in Schuylkill, Lebanon and Northumberland Counties, for a number of years.  He came to Armstrong County in 1843, and later to Meadville.  In 1850 he came to the Shenango charge in Mercer County and was pastor until 1854.  He died at Greenville, Nov. 15, 1864, aged seventy-two years, nine months and eleven days.


The History of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States:  prepared in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, by David B. Lady, 1920, page 166



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