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Gabriel Beier / Byers

Gabriel Beier / Byers

Male 1766 - 1835  (68 years)

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  • Name Gabriel Beier / Byers  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1 Dec 1766  Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jul 1835  Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    Buried Krider's (St.Benjamin's) Luth. Ch. Cem, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7, 8
    Person ID I6020  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2011 

    Father Caspar Beier / Byers,   b. 8 Jan 1732, Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1793, Littlestown, Adams Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Catharina Neu'in,   b. 1737,   d. 14 Feb 1810  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1761  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F2098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Arter / Arthur,   b. 12 Nov 1771, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1818, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1789  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 12, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Infant Beier / Byers,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Infant Beier / Byers,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Michael Beier / Byers,   b. 9 Sep 1793, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1876, Littlestown, Adams Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +4. Catharine Beier / Byers,   b. 1 Nov 1795, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1826, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +5. Sarah Beier / Byers,   b. 2 Mar 1798, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1861, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +6. Elisabeth Beier / Byers,   b. 11 Sep 1799, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1873, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Mary Magdalena ("Polly") Beier / Byers,   b. 4 Mar 1801,   d. 24 Dec 1871, Spring Mills, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +8. Peter Beier / Byers,   b. Abt 1802, Westminster, Frederick (now Carroll) Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1885  (Age ~ 83 years)
    +9. Johannes (John) A. Beier / Byers,   b. 2 Apr 1804,   d. 18 Jun 1842, Westminster, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     10. Henrich (Henry) John Beier / Byers,   b. 20 Aug 1808, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1858, Carroll Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Gabriel Byers / Beier
    Gabriel Byers / Beier
    Krider's Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • Writing about his grandson Joseph Byers, T.J.C. Williams & F. McKinsey, History of Frederick County Maryland, p. 860 (L.R. Titsworth & Co., Hagerstown, MD : 1910), state:
      "The Byers, formerly spelled Boyer, family is of German descent. Gabriel Boyer, grandfather of Joseph Byers, came to America from Germany, in early manhood, and settled near Westminster, Md. He married ---- ----. Their children are: 1, Michael; 2, John Henry; 3, Elizabeth (Mrs. John Power [sic]); 4, Catherine (Mrs. Peter Slagle); 5, Sarah (Mrs. Solomon M. Myesli [sic]); 6, Polly (Mrs. James Orndorf [sic]).*** "

      Gabriel "Byers" is buried in the Krider's (St. Benjamin's) Lutheran Church cemetery, Westminster, MD, in sec. B, row 13, lot 26, next to the "consort" of his son Michael. See vol. 5, part 1 CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p. 100 (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y: 1999).

      Woody Rush comments, in his "Descendants of Caspar Beier," p. 3 (2011):
      "Gabriel's surname is spelled Byers on his tombstone, Beyer on his first wife's tombstone, Boyer on his second wife's tombstone and Boyers on the tombstone of his daughter Catharine, all located in Krider's Church Cemetery."

      According to "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions," vol. 16, Carrolltonian, p. 10 (1996), the tombstone for Gabriel states:
      "In | memory | of | GABRIEL BYERS | who was born December | 1st 1766 and departed this | life July 29th 1835 | aged 68 years 7 months | and 28 days | 'Ye pleasing scenes adieu | which I so long have known | My Friends a long farewell to you | for I must pass along' ".

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Arters of Fountain Valley - 1|, M.Jane (Free) Fisher & Richard P. Arter, The Arter/Arthur Family of Fountain Valley [MD] , (X Press Print, Lisbon, OH : 1979 [LDS fiche # 6046535]), p. 168.

    2. [S51] Tombstone - WCS |, Cemetery Memorial Stone , (Personal Inspection by Wm. C. Snouffer), Oct. 2006.

    3. [S783] Woody-2011 |, Woody Rush, "Descendants of Caspar Beier", (Woody Rush, 102 Alto Ave, Westminster, MD 21157-5708; Email: woody.rush550@gmail.com; Report published [2011]), pp. 2, 3-4.

    4. [S223] Ancestry Tree - Lewis-Claerhout|, Vicki Lewis, "Lewis-Claerhout-Scott Legacy", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1036124/person).

    5. [S13] Carrolltonian - Krider's|, Anonymous, "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions"; vol. 16, Carrolltonian (1996), (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158), p. 10.

    6. [S54] Frederick Cnty History|, T.J.C. Williams & F. McKinsey, HISTORY OF FREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND, (L.R. Titsworth & Co., Hagerstown, MD : 1910), p. 860.

    7. [S39] Carroll Cemeteries 5/1|, Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, part 1, (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD : 1999), p. 100.

    8. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 19109440 .

    9. [S39] Carroll Cemeteries 5/1|, Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, part 1, (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD : 1999), p. 107.

    10. [S13] Carrolltonian - Krider's|, Anonymous, "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions"; vol. 16, Carrolltonian (1996), (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158), p. 21.

    11. [s783] Woody-2011 |, Woody Rush, "Descendants of Caspar Beier", (Woody Rush, 102 Alto Ave, Westminster, MD 21157-5708; Email: woody.rush550@gmail.com; Report published [2011]), p. 1.

    12. [S13] Carrolltonian - Krider's|, Anonymous, "Old Krider's Cemetery Inscriptions"; vol. 16, Carrolltonian (1996), (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Society, PO Box 1752, Westminster, MD 21158), p. 9.

    13. [S39] Carroll Cemeteries 5/1|, Carroll County Cemeteries, Vol. 5, part 1, (Carroll Cnty Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD : 1999), p. 99.

    14. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 52368466 .