Royer,  Thomas E.

Royer, Thomas E.

Male 1840 - 1912  (71 years)

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  • Name Royer, Thomas E. 
    Born 17 Sep 1840  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence Rebersburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1912  [3
    Buried St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I817  Kreider Moyer
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 

    Father Royer, Henry,   b. 11 Jun 1802, Northumberland (Snyder) County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1849, Sugar Valley, Clinton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Wolfe, Susan,   b. 22 Aug 1811,   d. 17 Aug 1844  (Age 32 years) 
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Haines, Emma J.,   b. 06 Sep 1846,   d. 1924  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1868  [2
    Children 
     1. Royer, Susan M.,   b. 1870,   d. 1938  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Royer, Harry H.,   b. 06 Oct 1874,   d. 13 Sep 1948  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 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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  • Headstones
    Royer, Thomas E. (1840-1912)
    Royer, Thomas E. (1840-1912)
    St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA
    Plot: Section 2, Row 3, #5. Near wife Emma J. and next to daughter Susan (Royer) Long.
    Soldier in Civil War. Private, Co. A, 148th Pa Volunteer Infantry.
    Royer, Susan (1870-1938), Haine, Emma J. (1846-1924), Royer, Thomas E. (1840-1912)
    Royer, Susan (1870-1938), Haine, Emma J. (1846-1924), Royer, Thomas E. (1840-1912)
    St. Peters Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, PA
    Plot: Section 2, Row 3, #4.

  • Notes 
    • Soldier in Civil War. Private, Co. A, 148th PA Volunteer Infantry.

      Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania: Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Etc.
      Chicago: J. H. Beers, 1898.
      page 411.

      Findagrave:
      From The Story of our Regiment: A History of the 148th Pennsylvania Volunteers

      Corp Thomas E Royer, age 21, Rebersburg Pennsylvania enlisted Aug 22 1862, mustered Aug 25th, promoted to Corporal Nov 16 1863, wounded at Spotsylvania Virginia May 12 1864, transferred to the 51st Company, 2nd Battalion, Veterans Reserve Corps Feb 9 1865, discharged Aug 24 1865 resides at Rebersburg Pa.

      "The long and toilsome marches of the campaign which culminated at Gettysburg, the excessive heat, the mental and physical strain of the battle, were exhausting to the boys in the extreme. They were emaciated, weak ans many of them were unable to carry muskets, myself being on of the latter, until we advanced in line of battle on the rebel works at Williamsport , there I picked up a gun belonging to one of our men who went home "without a pass." Thomas E Royer was another of those emaciated fellows, he possessed hardly sufficient corporal density to cast a shadow. Someone maliciously remarked that his inherited perversity, strengthened by years of practice, was the reason why he did not lie down and permit himself to be buried. He owed his recovery to an almost exclusive diet of blackberries of which there was an abundance all our route. For certain complaints there was more medicinal virtue in blackberries than in a ton of drugs, and scores of soldiers could testify to the fact. --Henry Meyer.

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

    2. [S5] Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, (Name: Beers & Co, 1898;).

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