Shelby County

Perry Moyer



Perry Moyer

History of Shelby County 1913 A.B.C. Hitchcock. Chicago Ill
Pg 642

Perry Moyer, who resides three miles west of Houston, O., where he carries on general farming on 240 acres of rented land, situated in Loramie township, Shelby county, O., was born on this farm July 3, 1883, and is a son of George W. and a grandson of George Moyer.     George W. Moyer was born in Cynthian Township, Shelby county, O., March 5, 1834, a son of George and Sarah (Zemer) Moyer.  His parents were both born in Pennsylvania, the father coming to Cynthian township in 1816, prior to marriage.  Afterward they settled on a tract of eighty acres and spent their lives there, the father dying when over sixty two years of age and the mother surviving to be eighty four years old.  They had ten children and of these George W. was the youngest.  Early in the Civil war he enlisted in Company K, First Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery and remained in the service until the war closed, although deafness resulted from his special line of duty.  After he returned to Cynthian township he married Orella Day, a daughter of John Day, a native of Virginia, who later became a farmer in Loramie township.  They had six children:  Eleanor and Edward G., both of whom are deceased; Sarah; Emma, who is the wife of Edward Moracra; Anna, who is the wife of Edward Guier; and Perry/  Two years after marriage George W. Moyer and family came to the farm in Loramie township on which he has lived retired for some fifteen years.  In politics he is democrat but he has never accepted any office except that of school director in the Huffman special  school district.  He is a widely known and respected citizen.  He belongs to the G. A. R. at Houston. 

        Perry Moyer attended the local schools until ready to assume the management of the home farm for his father and has been so engaged ever since, finding very little improving to do as his father had already made all that was necessary.  Mr. Moyer married Miss Cora Charpie, a daughter of Peter Charpe, and they have three children; Ray and Ralph, both of whom are bright 
students in the Huffman special school district; and Norval.  Mr and Mrs. 
Moyer are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.  In politics Mr. Moyer 
is a democrat. 

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