Moyer, Edwin Samuel

Moyer, Edwin Samuel

Male 1875 - 1962  (86 years)

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  • Name Moyer, Edwin Samuel  [1
    Born 24 Feb 1875  Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1962  Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I11006  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Moyer, Monasseh Shelly,   b. 25 Sep 1845, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1903, Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eymann, Anna Maria,   b. 2 Jul 1850, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1931, Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Apr 1874  Donnellson, Lee County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F4484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hall, Ovie,   b. 19 Nov 1882, Fulton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1977, Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1907  Kansas City, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
     1. Moyer, Pauline Alice,   b. 7 Apr 1914, Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2005  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F10136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Feb 1875 - Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1962 - Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • Source:Torsten Eymann database,Web page downloaded, March, 2000 by Michael Hervey,

      Mother: Anna Maria Eymann(1850).5.51211

      This is from a typewritten manuscript by Edwin S. Moyer (1875-1962).,, 2012
      Edwin Samuel Moyer

      Edwin Samuel Moyer, the oldest child of Rev. M. S. & Anna (Eymann) Moyer was born in Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, on Feb. 24, 1875, his father was at this time teaching the the Wadsworth College, the first Mennonite College in America, but being the first attempt, and people not supporting it very well, and having insufficient financial hacking it was compelled to close its doors a few years later. In about 1876 the Moyers moved to Bluffton where father taught school for about 2 years, when he received a call from the Bethel Church in Moniteau Co, Mo., which he accepted, arriving there on about June 20, 1878. The first three weeks we lived with the Chr. Welty family, then moved into Abe Baumgartner's old house, where we lived until next spring when we moved on the Ben Wenger farm 2 1/4 mi. S. W. of the church which had been purchased.

      When about 5 years old, Father began teaching me the letters so that when I started to school just after Easter in 1881, I could read a little, but being very timid I did not enjoy the first day in school, upon coming home that evening I told Mother I would rather learn at home, but after getting acquainted I got along very well. My first teacher was Lina Allison.

      In the fall of 1881 the General Conference met at Halstead, Kansas, and since Father was sent as a delegate, Mother and I went along, while at Halstead I saw my first Indian, a little girl named Jennie whom Mrs. S. S. Haury had brought there from the mission school in Indian Territory where the Gen. Conference Mennonites had started doing Missionary work, a short time before this time; not long after this was when the Mission building at Cantonment was destroyed by fire, Jennie and Haury's smail boy lost their lives in the fire.

      Since Father wished to get closer to the church he sold the farm to adjoining neighbors, Abe Artz buying the S. 80 and P. P. Lehman the N. 40 a. then Father bought the Noah Basinger place, of 40 a. the church ground having been taken from the S. E. corner of this farm, and soon after Mar. 1, 1884, we moved and I lived on this place until 1900 and the rest of the family a year longer. As the house was very poor, a new one was built during 1884, 16 x 28 and 1 1/2 stories high.

      In Oct., 1885, Father went to the conference and also held meetings at several places in the East, so the rest of us went to Iowa and stayed at Grandfather Eberle's. I attending school there with Uncle Christ for about 2 months, when Father came by there and we all arrived at home safe on the day before Christmas. I attended the West View School, getting my 8th grade certificate in Jan., 1893 with an average of 95.39, the highest in the class, Alice Schaffter had an average of over 98, Nellie Thixton 97, Jennie & Will Grinstead average was around 96 and David Dowell, 92. At that time the school year was divided into 2 terms, a Spring term of 2 or 3 months usually beginning soon after Easter, and 4 or 5 months Winter term beginning in Oct.

      In April, 1893, I was baptized and united with the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna, Mo. In 1901 I transferred my membership to the D. C. Mennonite Church.

      I attended school again during the 1894-5 term, Rev. Dan Kaufman being the teacher and a good one too, I felt well paid for receiving some of the subjects and getting them more thoroughly impressed on my mind.

      In 1893 Father bought 40 a. from the Dan Loganbell heirs located just east of W. T. Lehmans, so I remained at home and did the farm work until in 1899. I worked for Lewis Wenger for 6 months beginning Mar. 1. In the fall of 1898 I in company with Mother and John Pletcher visited in Harvey & McPherson Co., Kansas, and Grant Co., Okla. and being favorably impressed with the West, I came to Okla. in Jan. 1900 and worked for Uncle J. S. Dester that year. On Feb. 1, 1901, just before going back to Mo. to help the folks in moving to Okla. I bought a team of mares from R. Czapansky, and then rented Uncle Jake's spring ground, and continued to farm more or less of his land until in 1913.

      During the first three years I boarded with Uncle Jake's, working for my board. In June, 1903, they held a sale and moved to Deer Creek, where he was part owner & manager of the D. C. Mercantile Co. Soon after this the Hall family moved into the house and I boarded with them until Tully moved to Beaver Co. in Oct., 1907. On Dec. 12, 1907, I was united in marriage with Ovie Hall at Kansas City, Mo., and we continued to live on this place until Mar. 1913 when we moved to Deer Creek. In Dec., 1905, I went to Beaver Co. with Tully in a covered wagon, while there I purchased a 1/2 section of land, known as the K. T. Ranch. This we kept until 1915, when we sold it for less than the purchase price, thus getting some experience but little money. On Jan. 30, 1913, we held a public sale, and purchased the Vesper property in Deer Creek from Adam Hohman, and moved into it about Mar. 1 a short time later we bought the 19 a. just north of it from J. R. Roberts. A few weeks after moving to D. C. I broke my left leg, so I had a vacation of several months. On Apr. 7, 1914, Paulene was born to us. On May l, 1915, I began working in the Bank of Deer Creek as bookkeeper. At this time J. R. Roberts was president and T. J. Roberts cashier. In Nov. of this year they sold the Bank to the J. T. Stewart Estate of Wellington, Kans. and they put A. H. Derington in charge as cashier. I continued in the Bank's service until in July, 1930, worked under 5 different men as cashier, and was cashier myself for about 6 or 8 months in 1928.

      We nearly always kept some chickens and at least one cow since living in town, and while still working in the Bank I delivered and sold considerable milk much of it to the restaurants. In 1929 our sales amounted to at least $1.00 per day average. After quiting the Bank I gradually increased the milk business, until we had to quit on account of our health, on Apr. 1, 1936. We had one customer ( S. J. Fox) to whom we sold milk at least 15 years. On Feb. 24, 1938, I weighed 139 lbs.

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Eymann Database, Torsten Eymann, (Name: Web page downloaded, March, 2000 by Michael Hervey;).
      Date of Import: Mar 4, 2000

    2. [S326] The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966, Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, (Name: Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966;).