History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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            JOHN S BOYER

JOHN S. BOYER, of Chalfont, is the worthy bearer of a name which has long been an honored one in Pennsylvania . Mr. Boyer is a grandson of John S. Boyer, of Tamaqua , Pennsylvania , who was engaged in the flour and feed business, and also took large contracts in grading and building railroads. He was twice elected to the legislature from Schuylkill county. Among his children was a son, Daniel M., mentioned at length hereinafter. Mr. Boyer during the latter part of his life withdrew from politics and from active business, his death occurring at the age of seventy-three.

            Daniel M. Boyer, son of John S. Boyer, when a young man held the position of bookkeeper with the Catawissa Railroad Company. In 1862 he was the proprietor of the Summit Hotel, and afterward engaged in the produce business in Tamaqua. In 1866 he moved to Shenandoah, Schuylkill county, where he again became the proprietor of a hotel. He married Sarah Moyer, both of whose parents were drowned in a freshet which in 1850 inundated the banks of the Schuylkill . Mr. and Mrs. Boyer were the parents of the following children: George W., deceased; John S., mentioned at length hereinafter; William F.; Howard, deceased; Sarah Kate; Thomas, deceased; Charles; Daniel; Annie; and Ida. The death of Mr. Boyer, the father of this numerous family, occurred in June, 1902.

            John S. Boyer, son of Daniel M. and Sarah (Moyer) Boyer, was born November 6, 1855 , in Tamaqua, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania , where he was educated in the public schools. For five years he was engaged in the drug business with J. W. Deitric at Shenandoah, and in 1888 moved to Bucks county, making his home in Chalfont, where he conducted a general merchandise store. In 1891 he disposed of the business to the firm of Kulp Brothers, and moved to the farm on which he has since resided. The estate consists of forty acres and is cultivated by a tenant, Mr. Boyer preferring to lead a retired life. His political affiliations are with the Republican party. He and his family are members of St James' Lutheran church at Chalfont. Mr. Boyer married, March 18, 1876, at Mahoney Plains, Charlotte Johns, and the following children have been born to them: 1. Anna M., born September 29, 1877, and in June, 1892, became the wife of James M., son of Daniel McCann, who now holds the position of general inspector of machinery for the Montgomery Steel Works; they have one child, Howard J. 2. Howard J., born December 9, 1879 , graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and is now chief clerk at Leedom's pharmacy, situated at Broad and Filbert streets, Philadelphia . 3. Charles G., born June 28, 1882 , studied medicine with Dr. Walters, of Philadelphia , and graduated in that city, where he is now a practicing physician, having an office in the Odd Fellows' Temple at Broad and Cleary streets. 4. Elizabeth , born March 24, 1891 , and is now receiving her education in the public schools.

            Mrs. Boyer is a daughter of George W. and Anna (Evans) Johns, whose family consisted of the following children: Annie; Elizabeth, born October 7, 1855; Charlotte, born October 8, 1859, and became the wife of John S. Boyer, as mentioned above; Carrie; George, born February 22, 1869; and Marril, born February 23, 1873.


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of BucksCounty, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] volume III

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