|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1830|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1887|
Age 56 yrs 7 mos 4 days.
1914 History of Wabash County, Clarkson W. Weesner, pg 901-902
Jesse and Eliza Moyer
Although now remembered only by the older generation, the late Jesse Moyer in his day exercised a beneficial influence upon his community in Wabash county, and for many years was directly identified with local affairs of importance in Pleasant township. Although no one conspicuous act or service stands prominently forth as his life achievement, he served his locality well, steadfastly stood for the highest ideals of citizenship and gained friends by his sterling character and held them by his loyalty and fidelity. Mr. Moyer was a native of the state of Ohio, where his birth occurred June 21, 1830, being a son of Mathias and Mary Moyer. His father was twice married, and by his first union had four sons and one daughter. His second wife was a Stover, and both are long since dead and buried. The advent of the Moyer family in Indiana occurred when Jesse Moyer was a mere lad, his parents driving through from the Buckeye state and spending several days at North Manchester before continuing on to Miami county. There both parents died. Jesse Moyer was given his education in the early public schools of that locality, and was reared to farming and the nursery business, his father, Mathias Moyer, being the first nursery man in northern Indiana, locating at Niconza in 1833. He won success through his energy and ability and was known as a substantial man. On November 18, 1860, he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Hoover, daughter of Elias and Mary (Whitmire) Hoover, and they became the parents of two sons: George, who is a nurseryman of Wabash county; and Charley, who carries on successful farming operations here. Mr. Moyer always took an active part and interest in anything that would benefit his community, and at his death, January 25, 1887, bore the respect and esteem of all who knew him.
Mrs. Moyer subsequently married James Horning, and is now a resident of the village of Laketon, where she is widely and favorably known. Her father, Elias Hoover, was a son of Henry Hoover, of Maryland, and came to Wabash county, IN, from Ohio, in 1844. He and his wife became the parents of four sons and five daughters, and of the latter two are now deceased. Mrs. Horning is one of the real pioneers of this section of the country, which she has seen develop from a practical wilderness, without roads or schools, churches or improvements of any nature, into a flourishing community, rich in agriculture, prosperous in business ventures, and a center of educational and religious activity. She has done her full share in contributing to this wonderful growth and development, and in the evening of life may be proud and content, that she has played her part, in the wonderful drama in which Indiana has developed into glorious statehood.
Daily Inter Ocean, January 27, 1887
Jesse Moyer died yesterday at his home in Laketon, Ind. Deceased was for many years proprietor of Laketon Nurseries and was well known throughout the northern part of the state.
Matthias Moyer (1801 - 1859)
Mary Worst Moyer (1804 - 1835)
Eliza E Hoover Moyer-Horning (1840 - 1925)*
George Noble Moyer (1860 - 1952)*
Charles A Moyer (1862 - 1935)*
Jesse Moyer (1830 - 1887)
Reuben Moyer (1844 - 1923)**
Angeline Moyer Smith Metzger (1846 - 1937)**
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Record added: Nov 21, 2008
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