Gyer/Guyer Family Obituaries and Articles
Herkimer County, New York
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Syracuse Post Standard June 5, 1909
MOHAWK, NY -
72 descendants at Mr. Guyer's funeral, 10 children, 38 grandchildren, and 24
great-grandchildren, attended the funeral of Jacob Guyer, held today at his home
south of Mohawk. Mr. Guyer resided at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Loucks,
who heard him moving about at 4:15 o'clock a.m. but found him dead 30 minutes
later, his body partially on the bed. While apparently in the best of health for
one of his advanced age - he would have been 90 in July - he suffered from a weak
heart, which caused death. Mr. Guyer came from Holland to America when a small
lad. His wife died four years ago, after a married life of more than half a
century. He was a staunch Democrat. His 10 children at the funeral were Jacob Jr.
and Charles Guyer, Paines Hollow; Mrs. Frank Wormouth, Johnstown; Michael Guyer,
Fulton; John and Fred Guyer, Richfield Springs; Mrs. Martin Hulser, Schuyler;
Mrs. Edward Openshaw, Newport, RI; Frank Guyer, Deck; and Mrs. Daniel Loucks,
Herkimer Evening Telegram June 5, 1909 -
72 Blood Relatives At Man's Funeral -
That of Jacob Guyer at Henderson -
Deceased Died Suddenly -
Was In His 90th Year -
Many Grand and Great Grand Children -
Jacob Guyer had the unique distinction of having in attendance at his funeral, held
Friday at his home south of Mohawk, seventy-two relatives, all of his own blood,
something never before witnessed in this vicinity. The death of the deceased was
most sudden. He resided at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Loucks, who heard
him moving about at 4:15 a.m. but found him dead 30 minutes later, his body
partially on the bed. While apparently in the best of health for one of his
advanced age, he would have been 90 in July, he suffered from a weak heart, which
caused death. Mr. Guyer was of the good old Dutch stock, coming from Holland to
America when a small lad. He was noted for his honesty and integrity, highly
esteemed and respected by all. His wife died four years ago, after a married life
of more than half a century. He was a staunch Democrat. His 10 children at the
funeral were Jacob Jr. and Charles Guyer, Paines Hollow; Mrs. Frank Wormouth,
Johnstown; Michael Guyer, Fulton; John and Fred Guyer, Richfield Springs; Mrs.
Martin Hulser, Schuyler; Mrs. Edward Openshaw, Newport, Rhode Island; Frank
Guyer, Deck; and Mrs. Daniel Loucks, Henderson. There were also present his 28
grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Herkimer Evening Telegram June 8, 1909
Last Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Loucks, occurred the death of
Jacob Guyer, an old and respected resident. My. Guyer had been in failing health
for some time, suffering mostly from heart trouble. Deceased was born in Germany
89 years ago. After coming to this country he had resided until the last few
years in the town of German Flatts near Paines Hollow. Mr. Guyer leaves to mourn
his loss ten children; Jacob Guyer of Paines Hollow, Michael of Syracuse, Mrs.
Agnes Wormouth of Johnstown, Charles Guyer of Edicks, John of Albany, Fred of
Richfield Spa, Frank of Deck, Mrs. Martin Hulser of East Schuyler, Mrs. Edward
Openshaw of Newport, RI and Mrs. Daniel Loucks of Henderson; also a stepson, John
Lopenguyer of Jordanville. Funeral was held from his late home Friday afternoon.
Rev. Mr. Culligan of Jordanville officiating. Burial was made in the family
cemetery near Paines Hollow.
Jacob Guyer, Jr.
January 22, 1912 Herkimer Evening Telegram
Civil War Veteran Dead -
Another old citizen and Civil War veteran passed to the great beyond in the death Saturday,
at 4:30 p.m. of Jacob Guyer at his home
in North Street, Mohawk. The deceased had been in ill health for a period of 15
years, and an autopsy revealed gall stones and a complication of diseases. Mr.
Guyer was a native of Germany, the son of Jacob and Mary Guyer, but has resided
in this country and vicinity for many years. He was a __, occupation, but had
carried mail for some time before the establishment of rural routes, to Paines
Hollow, where he had resided. The past year he had been a resident of Mohawk and
the year previous had resided in Ilion. He was a veteran of the Civil War and had
served with distinction in defending the Union from disruption. He was a member
of the late Col. James A. Sulter's regiment, the old 34th, and belonged to
Company K. He enlisted May 1st, 1862. He was severely wounded at the Battle of
Fair Oaks, on the 31st day of May, 1862 and was discharged June 15th, 1863. The
members of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment Association will attend the funeral held
tomorrow at 2 o'clock from his late home, Rev. C. E. Bingham officiating burial
in Mohawk Cemetery. There survive seven children, two sons, Clarence of Mohawk
and Wellington Guyer of Paines Hollow; five daughters, Stella Myers and Elsie C.
Guyer of Mohawk, Mrs. John Hoke of Mohawk, Mrs. Edward Smith of Hartwick and Mrs.
Myra Casley of Warren.
February 23, 1918 Evening Telegram
Herkimer, New York -
Lifelong Resident Of German Flatts Dead -
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dennis Farley, Warren Street, Mohawk, occurred the death of Charles Guyer on
Wednesday at the age of 57 years, he being a lifelong resident of the town of
German Flatts and a farmer, for many years being widely known and esteemed. He is
survived by his widow, May Bennett Gyer, three daughters, Mrs. Elias Orendorf of
the town of German Flatts, Mrs. Dennis Farley of Mohawk, Mrs. Edward Kennedy of
Mohawk; one son, Russell Gyer of the town of German Flatts; also nine
grandchildren. Mr. Gyer is also survived by three brothers, John Gyer of
Watertown, Fred Gyer of Richfield Springs, Frank Gyer of Schell's Bush; four
sisters, Mrs. Sarah Hulser of Schuyler, Mrs. Kate Openshaw of Newport, Rhode
Island, Mrs. Saniel Loucks of Henderson, and Mrs. Agnes Wormuth of Johnstown; two
half brothers, Michael Gyer of North Victory and Christ John Laupingier of
Jordanville. Funeral services will be held from the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Dennis Farley, Mohawk, Sunday at 2 p.m. The remains will be taken to Oak Hill
[Note: this is not an obituary but is being kept with the other Gyer family articles.]
October 7, 1916 Evening Telegram
Herkimer, New York -
Herkimer Family Starts Upon A Long Trip -
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gyer and Family Left
This Morning by Horse and Wagon for Luddington, Louisianna -
Will Spend Winter on 40 Acre Tract There.
The first Herkimer family to start out for a long cross
country trip made the start this morning at 10:30 o'clock when Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Gyer of East Herkimer and seven of their ten children left with them for
Luddington, Louisianna, where they own a 40 acre tract of land, which they will
develop into a fruit and poultry farm. Two of the older children have decided to
remain at home on the East Herkimer farm. The trip will be made by horses and
wagons, of which Mr. Gyer has nine of the former. The family will tent out and do
their own cooking, buying the necessary supplies en route, and they figure that
in six weeks from today they will be at their destination, or very near there.
Ernie, one of the sons, left two weeks ago, driving a single rig, but he is going
slowly waiting for the rest of the family to overtake him. Those who left in the
party this morning are Mr. and Mrs. Gyer and the following children: Alton,
Clifford, Kenneth, Percy, Leona, Florence, Margaret. They will all travel in the
three wagons provided for the trip except Percy, the nine year old son who will
make the trip on horseback. It is only the intention of the family to spend the
winter on their southern possession, and return here in the spring. The extra
horse taken along will be sold if a good swap appears, and while the family does
not lack for means, a large number of photographs have been made which will be
disposed of along the route. The friends whom they have left behind will wish
them a safe journey and a pleasant winter.
Elizabeth Quinn Gyer
April 2, 1949 Evening Telegram -
Herkimer, New York -
Mrs. Frank Gyer Dies; Sister of Local Resident -
Mrs. Elizabeth Gyer, 79, wife of Frank Gyer, a resident of Cherry Valley for 12 years,
and sister of Mrs. Margaret House, this village, died yesterday in Bassett
Hospital, Cooperstown, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted
at 2 p.m. Monday from the Applegate Funeral Home, Ilion, with the Rev. Stanley B.
Thomson, Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Gyer was born January 10, 1870, in Richfield Springs, a daughter of Harry and
Margaret McIntosh Quinn. In 1889, in Springfield Center, she was married to Frank
Ernia "Ernest" Gordon Guyer
Gloversville, New York
Leader Republican Monday November 8, 1943
Ilion Man Died After Crash On Edinburg Road -
Ernest W. Guyer Suffered Fractured Skull As Auto Left The Road. -
Ernest W. Guyer, 51, a resident of Ilion, with three daughters and one son in the Glove
cities, was fatally injured about 3:30 Saturday afternoon when the auto left the
road on Sand Hill, east of Northville on the Edinburg Highway, and crashed into a
ditch. Removed to Littauer Hospital here, and arriving about 4:50 p.m., Guyer
died at 5:15 without regaining consciousness. Coroner Frank G. Calder of
Johnstown was called and after an investigation reported death was due to a
fracture at the base of the skull. According to the story of persons who were
riding behind the Guyer car, the Ilion man was alone and driving towards
Northville. They say his car suddenly darted off the road, struck a shallow ditch
and turned over. When they arrived on the scene, Guyer was still inside his car
and unconscious, the machine was not badly damaged. Guyer was extracted from the
upturned car and rushed to Littauer Hospital in this city in the ambulance of the
Yates and Corey Funeral Firm of Northville. Mr. Guyer was born at German Flatts,
but spent the greater part of his life in Schenectady where he was employed as a
carpenter in the General Electric Company. For the past three years he had been
living in Ilion. The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Lulu Guyer; five daughters,
Mrs. Raymond Herringshaw, Johnstown, Mrs. Edmond Kolacki, Gloversville, Mrs.
Walter Frasier, Sr., Ilion, Mrs. John Cupo, Schenectady, Miss Alberta M. Guyer,
Gloversville; one son, Ernest G. Guyer, Gloversville; three brothers, Clifford
Guyer, Frankfort, Percy Guyer and Kenneth Guyer, Cherry Valley; five sisters,
Mrs. Flora Durrin, Utica, Mrs. Harland Mowers, Frankfort, Mrs. Kathleen Waite,
Florida, Mrs. Willard Harlow, Schenectady, Mrs. Myrtle Aney, Springfield Center;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guyer, Cherry Valley, and 11 grandchildren. A
prayer service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Walrath & Bushover Funeral
Home, 51 Fremont St. Rev. Fred Clarke of the Fremont St. Methodist Church will
officiate. Funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon in the Jordanville
Church. Burial will be made in the Jordanville Cemetery.