Title: Old and new Westmoreland / by John N. Boucher. Vol. 2.
Author: Boucher, John Newton, 1854-1933.
CONRAD BYERS came from Germany, and on June 3, 1773, purchased 339 acres of land. On this he built a log house, and it was frequently used during Indian insurrections as a place of safety. His wife was MARY RIEL, who had been a “redemptioner,” who had to pay her passage on the ocean after she arrived in America. BYERS purchased her indenture, brought her to Westmoreland County, and afterward married her and brought up sons PETER, ANDREW and JOHN. The land taken up by CONRAD BYERS is yet in the hands of his descendants.
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