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Re: Abraham Raymer/Elizabeth Byer children
Posted by: D Gingras (ID *****7592) Date: August 11, 2002 at 12:23:19
In Reply to: Abraham Raymer/Elizabeth Byer children by Sharon Bentley of 405

Hi SHaron:

Heres Some info on your Raymers:

1       Elizabeth Byer - 954. Born 17 Aug 1823. Died 23 Feb 1903. Buried in Byer Cemetery. She married Abraham Raymer, 17 Mar 1840.

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       2       Andrew Wideman - 2297. He married Susan.
       3       Susan - 2298.

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       1       Abraham Raymer - 942. Born 14 Sep 1814. Died 13 Feb 1891. Buried in Byer Cemetery. He married Elizabeth Byer, 17 Mar 1840.

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       2       John Raymer - 936. Born 25 Jun 1783 in Lancaster Co. PA. Died 19 Nov 1864 in Markham Ont. ョ80. Buried in Wideman Cem. (81-4-25). Occupation Farmer, Yeoman ョ149. Residence To Canada in 1809 Lot 4 Conc 7E. Religion Mennonite. He married Esther Hoover.
       3       Esther Hoover - 937. Born 1796 in Pennsylvania. Died 1 Nov 1866 in Markham Ont. ョ75. Buried in Wideman Cem (70-2-28). Residence Lot 4 Conc 7E. Religion Mennonite.

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       4       Abraham Rmer - 88. Born 15 Aug 1760 in Dauphne County, Pennsylvania. Died 21 Sep 1846. Buried in Ramer Mennonite Cemetery (Mt. Joy) ョ128. Occupation Lot 14 Conc 8 Markham Twp. ョ118. Residence Came to Markham in 1809 ョ66. Religion ョ74. He married Magdaline Grove (Groff).
       5       Magdaline Grove (Groff) - 89. Born 20 Jul 1751. Died 10 Aug 1858. Buried in Ramer Mennonite Cemetery (Mt. Joy) ョ129.
       6       Martin Hoover - 1049. Born 1760 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Died Oct 1849 in Elkhart Co., Indiana USA. Buried in Yellow Creek, Elkhart Co., Indiana. Occupation Mennonite Bishop ョ67 ョ111. Residence Arrived in Markham in 1804/11. He married Elizabeth Stouffer.
       7       Elizabeth Stouffer - 1050.

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       8       Phillip Rmer - 507.
       12       Ludwig Hoover - 1068. Born 1730. He married Margaretha Graff.
       13       Margaretha Graff - 2091.

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       16       Philip Rmer - 927. Born Before 1711. Residence Arrived in AMerica in 1727 on Ship "Friendship of Bristol".

Reference Note 66
THE RAMER/RAYMER FAMILY IN CANADA

Abraham Ramer born August 1760 in Dauphne Cty., Pennsylvania came to Markham with his wife Magdalena and seven of his children. His other son Abraham did not come to Markham until 1822. Abraham Sr. purchased Lot 14, 8th Concession MArkham Twp. He died in 1846. he and his wife are buried in the Ramer Cemetery, Mount Joy, Markham (His tombstone spells the name Remer but this was commonly known as a misspelling and was normatively spelled Ramer.) His wife Magdalena Groff (Grove) died at the age of 82 years. Members of this Family were noted for their longevity.

Reference Note 67
MARTIN HOOVER
1760-1849

Came from Lancaster County, Pa to Markham in 1811. Was 51 and a Mennonite Bishop when he arrived in Markham. He left Ontario for Ohio in 1837 then to Indiana in 1846 where he died in 1849.

Reference Note 74
HISTORY OF THE RAYMER FAMILY :
By Mrs. Levi Raymer in 1912 from Information Gathered From the Older Descendents.

My grandfather Abraham Raymer came to Canada from Pennsylvania with his family consisting of eight ch8idren and his wife. There were four boys and four girls. He left Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the year 1807. Grandfather and his brother-in-law Jacob Grove, came as far as Buffalo together. They left Jacob Grove across the linve, but would not let grandfather across. So he bought a farm in Tonewanda, ten miles east of Black Rock near Buffalo, and stayed there for two years and then they came to Canada in 1809.
It took the people about six weeks to come from Pennsylvania to Canada as they drove all the way, and took all their household effects with them, as there were no trains at that time to help the malong. When theygot to Port Credit, they would take their wagon apart, and carry everything up over the hill, all their luggage and everything. I do not know the nameof the hill but it was very steep, and when once over it they proceeded on their way and came across to Yonge Street then on to Milne's sideroad, just below Markham village, as it was the only road open then.
They were making for Groves' who had go tot Markham by tis time. But night overtook grandfather and his family when they got to Cashel (Casbel?) so they had to stay over with people by the name of Fenwick. They were settlers who had come a short time before. Grandfather had with him his cattle, wheep and hogs, I do not know how many. But those new settlers were very kind to them, feeding all his stock and lodged them overnight and did not charge them anything. When grandfather wanted to pay he said they were glad for neighbors.
Grandfather had bought land in Waterloo before this time but he sold it and bought land near Markham village. But there was no village then, not a house as it was all solid bush all along the 8th concession. Grandfather bought 400 acres as there were four boys. He took 200 acres for each of the boys; land was cheap then. Two of the farms at this writing are still in the Ramer family. Grandfather's farm is in the hands of strangers.
As time went on and the land was cleared and people grew their own wheat for bread, there was no grist mill nearer than Toronto. There was a windmill there which did the grinding. Toronto was called Muddy York at that time, which consisted of only log houses.

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MARKHAM ECONOMIST NOV 8, 1866 (p 3-BL)

DIED: In Markham on Thursday, Nov. 1st., Ester Raymer, wife of John Raymer, deceased aged 70 years, 2 months, and 28 days.

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THE RURALIST AND ECONOMIST - MARKHAM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1864 (p2-M)

THE LATE JOHN RAYMER.

Another of our old settlers has been called to his long home. The subject of this notice was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on the 25th of June, 1783. He was therefore upwards of 81 years of age. He came to Canada with his fathers family in 1809, when he settled in Markham, where he continued to reside up to the time of his decease. At an early age he became a member of the Menonist Church, and led a life every way consistent with his profession. As a citizen, he was esteemed and respected, and amongst the early farmers he was one of the best. He was liberal in contributing to road improvements, and had considerable stock in the Markham plank road. In his private capacity, he was kind to the poor, and in all his intercourse with those who knew him, he was an honest upright man.

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There was a Settlement of Hoovers in Markham Township. martin Hoover and his brothers came in 1804. They settled near Gormely and founded a Hoover or "Huber" Church.

A String of Amber: The Story of theMennonites in Canada. Blodwen Davies 1973 (p16)

Reference Note 118
Born possibly near Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 1807 they set out in their Conestoga wagons from nearby Dauphin County. Due to the strained US-British relations in the Napoleanic Wars, forced the family to remain in the Buffalo area until 1809. In 1809 they finally reached Lot 14-8 Markham, built their log home on the slope towards the stream.

Reference Note 128
Tombstone Inscription

Hier Ruhet, Abr'hm Remer: er ist gestorben don 21st Sept'r. 1846, in einem, alter von 86 jahr, 1 monat.

TRANSLATION: Here rests Abr'hm Remer: he did die on 21 September 1846 at the age of 86 years, 1 month.

Reference Note 129
TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION

Hier Ruhet, Remer, Frau von Abr'hm Remer, sie, ist gesterben den Augs. 10, in jahr 1858, in einem alter von --- 8 jahr und 3 woehen.

TRANSLATION: Here rests, Remer: wife of Abr'hm Remer, she did die on August 10, in the year 1858, at the age of ---8 years and 3 weeks (age of wife damaged.)

Reference Note 149
Last will and Testament of
John Raymer
Late of the Township of Markham District
Lot 4 Concession 7
(Probated 1864)

I, John Raymer of the Town of Markham in the County of York, of the Province of Canada, Yeoman, aged eight-one years, calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and disposing mind, good memory and understanding do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following (hereby revoking and making void all former wills, testaments and codicils by me heretofore made).

First, I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses and other expenses and charges..of this my last will and testament be the first charge and be first paid out of my personal estate.

Second, I give and bequeath to my wife Ester the interest accruing on all outstanding debts of what nature and kind soever now due or . Also the use and occupation of two rooms in the south east end of the dwelling house now occupied by us with all the household furniture there contained and that she shall have prepared and carried into the rooms as much firewood as she may require for the use of the stoves both in summer and winter - to have and to hold the same to and for her own use for and during her natural life.

Third, I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, the wife of Samuel Miller, the sum of seven hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada - to have and to hold the same to her own use and to her heirs and assigns for ever and to be paid to her or her heirs and assigns as hereinafter mentioned by my son Joseph Raymer.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, Jacob Barkey, John Barkey, Fanny Barkey, Elizabeth Barkey and Susan Barkey, the sons and daughters of my daughter Fanny deceased, in her life time the wife of Joseph Barkey, the sum of five hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada in equal amount, share and share alike - to have and to hold to them the said Jacob Barkey, John Barkey, Fanny Barkey, Elizabeth Barkey and Susan Barkey and their heirs and assigns for ever. The same to be paid out of my personal estate and effects and after the decease of my wife.

Fifth I give devise and bequeath to my grandchildren Christina Byer and Esther Byer, the daughters of my daughter Elizabeth deceased, in her life time the wife of John Byer, the sum of four hundred dollars of lawful money of Canada in equal amount, share and share alike - to have and to hold to them the said Christina Byer and Esther Byer and their heirs and assigns for ever, the sum to be paid out of my personal estate and effects and after the decease of my wife.

Sixth, I give, devise and bequeath to my son Joseph Raymer the east half of lot number four on the seventh concession of the township of Markham in the County of York aforesaid containing one hundred acres more or less. Also the south east quarter of lot number five on the seventh concession of the Township of Markham aforesaid containing fifty acres more or less and together making one hundred and fifty acres of land more or less - to have and to hold to my said son Joseph Raymer, his heirs and assigns for ever, subject nevertheless to the payment of the seven hundred dollars of lawful money aforesaid to my daughter Mary, the wife of Samuel Miller, the sum to be paid within two years after my decease.

Seventh I order and direct that after the decease of my wife all expenses attending her sickness, if any, and all expenses attending her funeral . Shall be paid out of any monies in the hands of my executors hereinafter named - and the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and affects of what nature and kind soever, whether real or personal shall be converted into money and after the payment of all reasonable charges and expenses shall be equally divided between my three sons John, Jacob and Joseph Raymer - share and share alike to have and to hold to them the said John, Jacob and Joseph Raymer their heirs and assigns for ever.

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Joseph Raymer and my nephew John Koch both of the township of Markham, yeomen executors of this my last will and testament for the purpose of carrying the same into effect according to the law extant and meaning of the same.

In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal at Markham, this eighth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-four.

Signed
John Raymer

Signed, sealed and published and witnessed by the testator, the said John Raymer and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto and on this day and year have written

8 April A.D. 1864

The word "seven" before hundred in the fourth line from the bottom on the first page, and the word "seven" before hundred in the second line from the top on third page first written.

Sign. Henry Robson
George Snider

Wm. Cagley
Registrar



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Graff, Margaretha - 2091 13
Grove (Groff), Magdaline - 89 5
Hoover, Esther - 937 3
Hoover, Ludwig - 1068 12
Hoover, Martin - 1049 6
Raymer, Abraham - 942 1
Raymer, John - 936 2
Rmer, Abraham - 88 4
Rmer, Philip - 927 16
Rmer, Phillip - 507 8
Stouffer, Elizabeth - 1050 7



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