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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Subject: JOSEPH ROYER - SUMMIT COUNTY
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 12:52:21 -0400


1882 HISTORY OF LA GRANGE COUNTY INDIANA
F.A. Battey & Co., 1882

JOSEPH ROYER, son of Jacob and Mary (MIchael) Royer, is a native of Summit
County, Ohio, where his birth occurred November 11, 1838. His parents were
natives of Pennsylvania. His father, soon after he was married, moved to
Summit county, Ohio, where he bought a farm and resided until about 1858,
then removed to Uniontown, Stark co., Ohio, where his wife died in July,
1861. He died at the same place in 1879, having, however, married a second
time. At the age of eighteen Joseph Royer learned carpentering; previous to
this had worked on his father's farm. He followed his trade several years
in Ohio, and continued it in Johnson Township, this county, after moving
there in 1861. In 1865, he bought 80 acres of unimproved land and worked at
clearing in addition to carpentering. In 1873, he sold out and rented a
farm near Wolcottville, remaining until August, 1874, when he came to his
present location, having purchased it the preceding spring. Mr. Royer was
married May 12, 1864, to Elizabeth P. Eshleman, daughter of Joseph and Mary
(Erford) Eshleman, natives of Pennsylvania. She was born January 2, 1845,
in Summit county, Ohio, and is one of eight children. Mr. and Mrs. Royer
have had three children, Elmer E., Mary L. and Emma M. Mr. Royer is a
Republican, and himself and family are all members of the Evangelical Church.

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