Royer,  Henry

Royer, Henry

Male 1796 - 1890  (94 years)

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  • Name Royer, Henry  [1
    Born 06 Apr 1796  Bethel Township, Dauphin County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Residence Rebersburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 08 Jul 1890  Rebersburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I1828  Kreider Moyer
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 

    Father Royer, John George,   b. 12 Dec 1750, Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1823, Rebersburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Shuey, Elizabeth,   b. 13 Jan 1758, Bethel Township, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1830, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  [3
    Family ID F309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gross, Mary,   b. 27 Mar 1801,   d. 25 Jun 1883, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Royer, Elizabeth,   b. 17 Nov 1822, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1904  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Royer, Phoebe Ann,   b. 19 Feb 1825, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1920, St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
     3. Royer, John George Washington,   b. 08 Oct 1827, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1881  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     4. Royer, Elvina Catherine,   b. 21 May 1830,   d. 13 Apr 1919, Tylersville, Sugar Valley, Clinton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     5. Royer, Isabella Jane,   b. 19 Feb 1834,   d. 29 Mar 1909, Miles Township, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 
    Family ID F674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Apr 1796 - Bethel Township, Dauphin County, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Rebersburg, Centre County, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jul 1890 - Rebersburg, Centre County, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Royer, Col. Henry and Mary Gross
    Royer, Col. Henry and Mary Gross
    Royer, Henry - barn
    Royer, Henry - barn
    Royer, Henry - barn
    Royer, Henry - barn
    Royer, Henry - barn
    Royer, Henry - barn
    Royer, George homestead, Rebersburg, PA
    Royer, George homestead, Rebersburg, PA
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    Royer, Henry.png
    Gross, Mary.png
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    Documents
    History of the Gift Kern and Royer Families compiled by Aaron Kern Gift pdf
    History of the Gift Kern and Royer Families compiled by Aaron Kern Gift pdf
    Royer starts on page 125
    https://archive.org/details/historyofgiftker00gift

    Headstones
    Royer, Henry (1796-1890) husband of Mary Gross (1801-1883)
    Royer, Henry (1796-1890) husband of Mary Gross (1801-1883)
    St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA
    Plot: Section 1, Row 10, #16
    Gross, Mary (1801-1883) wife of Royer, Henry (1796-1890)
    Gross, Mary (1801-1883) wife of Royer, Henry (1796-1890)
    St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA

  • Notes 
    • Henry was 15 when his father bought the Rebersburg farm. (info from Josephine)

      Name: Henry ROYER
      Prefix: Col. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
      Birth: 6 APR 1796 in Bethel Twp., Berks Co., PA 9 10
      Death: 8 JUL 1890 in Rebersburg, Miles Twp., Centre Co., PA 12 10
      Burial: St. Peter's Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Centre Co., PA 12 10
      Note: 1860 - age 64.
      1870 - age 70.
      1880 - age 83. States he has an "inflamed brain." Also in household, Eva Greninger, age 27.

      Sources:
      1. Type: Census
      Title: 1860 U.S. Census
      Place: Miles Twp., Centre Co., PA
      Media: Scanned Image
      Location: Ancestry.com
      2. Type: Census
      Title: 1870 U.S. Census
      Place: Miles Twp., Centre Co., PA
      Media: Scanned Image
      Location: Ancestry.com
      3. Type: Census
      Title: 1880 U.S. Census
      Place: Miles Twp., Centre Co., PA
      Media: Scanned Image
      Location: Ancestry.com
      Text: written by enumerator as Mr. Royer Henry
      4. Type: Book
      Title: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania
      Author: John Blair Linn
      Publication: J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 1883
      Text: Col. Henry Royer, h/o Mary Gross
      5. Type: Book
      Title: History of Gift, Kern & Royer Family
      Author: Aaron Kern Gift
      Publication: Herald Printing & Publishing Co., Beaver Springs, PA
      Date: 1909
      Text: Henry Royer, s/o John George & Elizabeth Shuey Royer, h/o Mary Gross
      6. Type: Book
      Title: The Cemeteries of Miles Township
      Author: Centre County Genealogical Society
      Publication: Centre County Genealogical Society
      Date: 2004
      Text: Co. Henry Royer
      7. Type: Book
      Title: Wills of Centre County, PA
      Author: Col. Ira F. Fravel
      Date: 19 Jan 1939
      9. Type: Book
      Title: History of Gift, Kern & Royer Family
      Author: Aaron Kern Gift
      Publication: Herald Printing & Publishing Co., Beaver Springs, PA
      Date: 1909
      Text: Berks Co.
      10. Type: Book
      Title: The Cemeteries of Miles Township
      Author: Centre County Genealogical Society
      Publication: Centre County Genealogical Society
      Date: 2004
      12. Type: Book
      Title: History of Gift, Kern & Royer Family
      Author: Aaron Kern Gift
      Publication: Herald Printing & Publishing Co., Beaver Springs, PA
      Date: 1909

      From the History of Centre & Clinton Counties, PA: Henry Royer (Col.) came into the valley with his father, John G., in 1811, and now owns and occupies the old homestead. He is eighty-four years of age, and is in the enjoyment of good health. To his kindness and good memory the local historian is indebted for many facts relating to the history of Miles township. Mr. Royer is married to Miss Mary Gross, of New Berlin. They had five children, -- one son, George, who died about a year ago; four daughters: Elizabeth, married to Thomas Wolfe; Phoebe, married to Daniel Brungart; Elvina, married to Aaron Creep, Sugar Valley; and Isabella, who was married to J. P. Kryder. All the daughters are living. Elvina's and Isabella's husband's are dead.

      http://books.google.com/books?id=IxYUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA164&dq=%22colonel+henry+royer%22&ei=rZPmSNDZM43sswPN3eT2Bg#PPA165,M1
      THE HISTORICAL JOURNAL: A MONTHLY RECORD OF LOCAL HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, DEVOTED PRINCIPALLY TO NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA. BY JOHN F. MEGINNESS, ("JOHN OF LANCASTER.") VOLUME I. WILLIAMSPORT, PA.: GAZETTE AND BULLETIN PRINTING HOUSE. 1888. The Historical Journal By John Franklin Meginness

      COLONEL HENRY ROYER, of Miles Township, Centre County. Pa., was 91 years old on the 16th of April, 1887. He is the picture of health and is in the enjoyment of all his faculties: liberal-minded and intelligent, he has always been to the front when anything was to be done to promote the educational, material, or religious interests of Brush Valley. As a repository of local history of Miles and Haines Townships, he has been invaluable to those of us who have endeavored to preserve all that was valuable in that direction.
      Colonel Royer's grandfather, Christopher Royer, came from the Palatinate and settled in Lancaster County. The old great-grandmother came over at the same time. She felt sadly in coming to a new country where there would be no church or ministers. The captain of the vessel, a good man, consoled her by saying "one could worship in the heart under a tree." The first sermon she heard in the new country was under an oak tree on the present site of Lancaster City.
      Christopher Royer and his wife were both buried at Rap's church, Lebanon County. Their son, John George Royer, born in Bethel Township, Berks County, December 12, 1750, came to Brush Valley in 1811, and died there July 30, 1822. Four of his children grew up: Catherine, who married John Kern; Elizabeth, married Josiah Gift; Christena died single, and Colonel Henry, born within four miles of Millerstown, Berks County (Bethel Township), April 6, 1796.
      When they came to Brush Valley, in 1811, there was but one house in Rebersburg (beside the church), the house in which Judge Samuel Fraaks now lives. The hotel, which was older, was burned down.
      Colonel Royer owns the old homestead and farm of his father. It lies west, north, and adjoining Rebersburg, being the home and place where Conrad Reber lived, who also laid out the western part of Rebersburg in 1809, and after whom the town was named.
      In these seventy six years Colonel Royer has been an eye witness of all the important changes that have occurred in the valley. When he came little land was cleared; the trees between his home and the site of Rebersburg had boon "circled," and were dead. He remembers all the old settlers. But to relate his recollections would be only to go over what Professor Henry Meyer has so ably set forth in his contribution to the history of Centre County. The Colonel thinks himself well, physically, as he can walk up from town, half a mile, to his farm and back almost daily, and he drives to Millheim and Coburn, or out the valley, six or seven miles, to visit his daughter, Widow Kryder. His memory is good ; he gives exact dates and relates in detail all the incidents of his life with no apparent effort. He spends his time principally in reading: reads and writes both in English and German, and is without question one of the most remarkable men for absolutely unimpaired faculties that I have ever heard of. He expects to bury all us historians.
      Colonel Royer was married in the holidays of 1821 to Miss Mary Gross, of New Berlin. She was born September 20, 1800, and died June 25, 1883. They had five children: George, who died in 1881 ; Elizabeth, married Thomas Wolf; Phoebe, married Daniel Brungart, of Rebersburg; Elvina, married Aaron Creep, of Sugar Valley, and Isabella, widow of J. P. Kryder.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Josephine's family tree, Josephine Auten.

    2. [S3] Cemeteries of Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, (Name: Centre County Genealogical Society, 2004;).

    3. [S9] History of Gift, Kern, and Royer families, Gift, Aaron Kern, (Name: Herald Printing, 1909;).

    4. [S29] Headstone.