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Rachel Elizabeth Boyer Troup Harmer
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1836
Elkhart
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1919
Sebastopol
Sonoma County
California, USA

Daughter of Christian Troup and Sarah Miller.

Rachel was the fifth of eight known siblings, born near Elkhart, Indiana, one of the places her parents lived during her father's ever westward moving preaching career. She grew up primarily near Lisbon, Iowa, on a farm her parents established as first settlers after the Black Hawk Wars.

She married first to Michael Boyer, March 28, 1858, in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He was a civil war casualty (disease) who died in St. Louis in 1863.
Children:
David Michael Boyer - January 23, 1859
Anna Margaret Boyer - November 29, 1860
Sarah Miranda Boyer - February 1, 1863 twin
Lewis Miller Boyer - February 1, 1863 twin

She remarried Newland Moffit Harmer September 17, 1866, in Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa.
Children:
Will Levin Harmer - March 17, 1867
Samuel Christian Harmer - February 6, 1869
Mary Elizabeth Harmer - March 22, 1872

In the 1870's she and second husband Newland moved with the extended family to a farm outside, Linn, Washingon County, Kansas. She and Newland Harmer separated, he dying shortly after in Kansas in 1881. He was a civil war veteran. She applied for widow's benefits and was denied because another woman from another marriage was already drawing them, much to her surprise.

She moved with the extended family to California where she lived for a while in Mendocino County, and then to Sebastopol, Sonoma County, where she lived the rest of her life surrounded by some of her children and their families.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Christian Troup (1793 - 1850)
  Sarah Miller Troup (1806 - 1878)
 
 Spouses:
  Newland Moffit Harmer (1832 - 1886)
  Michael Boyer (1819 - 1863)*
 
 Children:
  David Michael Boyer (1859 - 1922)*
  Anna Margaret Boyer (1860 - 1943)*
  Lewis Miller Boyer (1863 - 1949)*
  Sarah Miranda Boyer Shatto (1863 - 1908)*
  Will Levin Harmer (1867 - 1924)*
  Mary Elizabeth Harmer Lunceford (1872 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Miller Troup (1829 - 1907)*
  Sarah Ann Troup Harrow (1830 - 1903)*
  Rachel Elizabeth Boyer Troup Harmer (1836 - 1919)
  David Christian Troup (1841 - 1906)*
  Flora Clementine Troup (1845 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Sebastopol
Sonoma County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Barry Michie
Originally Created by: Cashie
Record added: Sep 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97478094
Rachel Elizabeth Boyer <i>Troup</i> Harmer
Added by: Barry Michie
 
Rachel Elizabeth Boyer <i>Troup</i> Harmer
Added by: Barry Michie
 
Rachel Elizabeth Boyer <i>Troup</i> Harmer
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