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Johannes Leenhard (Beyer) Boyer (1702 - 1757)

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Johannes Leenhard (Leonard) Boyer formerly Beyer aka Beijer, Bayer
Born in Alsace, Francemap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Westchester, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stone Arabia, Albany, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2016 | Last significant change: 21 Dec 2018
08:56: Dave Rutherford edited the Locked Status for Johannes Leenhard (Beyer) Boyer (1702-1757). [Thank Dave for this]
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Categories: Palatine Migrants | Stone Arabia militia, French and Indian War.

Leonard (Beyer) Boyer was a Palatine Migrant.
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Private Leonard (Beyer) Boyer served with the Soffrines Deychert's company during the French and Indian War
Service Started: Mar 20, 1757
Unit(s): 2nd battalion
Service Ended: Mar 29, 1757


He migrated to America as a young man with two of his brothers, originally settling in Westchester County, New York, near to present day New Rochelle.[1] Listed as militiaman Lenart Beyer in the company of Soffrines Deychert, during the French and Indian War, March 20-29, 1757. This company was raised in Stone Arabia, Mohawk Valley, New York. His son John was in the same company.[2]


  1. American Boyers, 7th ed., Donald Arthur Boyer, The Association of American Boyers, Inc., York, Pa., v. 4, 1998, Chapter 41, pg. 650.
  2. Names of Militiamen in French and Indian War Before Revolution; The Book of Names; Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley; Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy; Published by The Enterprise and News; St. Johnsville, NY. , 1933.

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On 17 May 2017 at 10:15 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

I have rejected the merge with Beyer-207. Reasonably certain that this cannot be the same person. The Boyer book has several Johannes Boyer's in Pennsylvania, separate from this man.

On 16 May 2017 at 09:16 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

Beyer-207 and Boyer-2828 are not ready to be merged because: Not at all sure these are the same person. Johannes Leonard's family ended up in the Mohawk valley. Don't know why he would end up in Pennsylvania. I wouldn't merge here without much better information. Both Johannes and Boyer were very common names.

On 30 Sep 2016 at 08:13 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

Chapter II at shows both a Lenart and John Beyer in Soffrines Deychert's company from Stone Arabia in French and Indian War in March 1757. Is it possible that Leonard lived past 1752? Or is this a son with same name?

Leonard is 18 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 25 degrees from Katy Jurado and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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