I am seeking any descendants of the following SCHWEYER / SCHWOYER / SWOYER Family of Berks, Lehigh and Philadelphia Counties, PA . I have information on one branch of your ancestry and would be happy to offer it to you. I'm hoping to update the family to the present. Sorry if this is formatted poorly. That's what happens when you cut and paste. Thanks cousins!
A. ALLAN CHRISTIAN SCHWEYER, ESQ. (AKA SWOYER), born about November 29, 1830 in Pennsylvania.Married Mary Oswald.He was elected Justice of the Peace and also had a hotel at Klein’s Corner.Later was a farmer.Living in Maxatawny Township, PA in 1860 and Longswamp Township, Berks County as of the 1870 and 1880 census.They had seven sons and one daughter.He was married a second time, to Eliza Long.No issue.
---1. SALLY SCHWEYER, born about 1853 in Pennsylvania
---2. DANIEL SCHWEYER, born about 1855 in Pennsylvania.Married to __________.Drove a wagon for a wagon for a brewery.Living in Allentown in 1920. In 1930 he was living in Longswamp Township with the widow of his brother Alfred, her grandchild Walter Banks, and her nephew Clayton Schweyer.
---3. JOHN SCHWEYER, born about 1858 in Pennsylvania
---4. ALFRED SCHWEYER, born about 1861 in Pennsylvania.Married to Montana (?) ______________.Living in Longswamp Township, Berks County in 1920 and working as a hotel keeper.Died between 1920 and 1930.
---5. JAMES SCHWEYER, born about 1863 in Pennsylvania
---6. AMBROSE SCHWEYER, born about 1865 in Pennsylvania.A barber, single, living in Alburtis, PA in 1920.
---7. ELLSWORTH SCHWEYER, born about 1869 in Pennsylvania.Married Ida M. ________________.Living in Allentown in 1930 and working as a city police officer.
---8. PETER SCHWEYER, born about 1871 in Pennsylvania
B. JAMES JACKSON SCHWEYER (AKA SWOYER), born about November 9, 1828 in Pennsylvania.Married Rosa (Rozena) C. Horn.He lived in Philadelphia, where he was employed in a large dry goods store. He had three children.
---1. MAGGIE P. SCHWEYER, born about 1865 in Pennsylvania
---2. ANNIE E. (AKA ESSIE) SCHWEYER, born about 1869 in Pennsylvania
---3. MABEL J. SCHWEYER, born about 1873 in Pennsylvania
C. JACOB KISER SCHWEYER, born February 1, 1837.Married to Sallie (aka Sarah) Warner Feb. 22, 1866; lived in Philadelphia, where he was employed at the same dry goods store as his brother James.They had children
-------1. ALFRED P. SWOYER, born about 1868 in Pennsylvania
-------2. JOSEPH SWOYER, born about 1869 in Pennsylvania
D. JOHN HENRY SCHWEYER (AKA SWOYER), b. Dec. 23, 1832 in Rodericksville (?), Berks County, PA.Came to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he speculated in coal and grew wealthy (as the operator of the Wyoming Valley Coal Company – DH – 3/2004).He married a daughter of Judge Richards (The name Alberta appears as his wife in the 1870 census – D.H. – 3/2004).She died and he married her sister.Of the first union four daughters were born, of the second, one son. (The 1880 census shows him as widower with five children – 3 girls and 2 boys – living in Wilkes Barre. – D.H. 3/2004)The Wilkes Barre Almanac lists him as having died at the age of 56 on September 10, 1888.The town of Swoyersville, PA, in Luzerne County is named after him.
---1. JESSIE E. SWOYER, born about 1865 in Pennsylvania
---2. ANNIE (?) C. SWOYER, born about 1868 in Pennsylvania
---3. MARIA L. SWOYER, born about 1870 in Pennsylvania
---4. JOHN HENRY SWOYER, JR., born about 1872 in Pennsylvania
---5. WILHELM T. SWOYER, born about 1874 in Pennsylvania
ALSO THE FOLLOWING RELATED BRANCH OF THE FAMILY...
------b. JOHN LEROY SCHWEYER, December 18, 1889.Married Ettabelle Johnson.Three children –
----------iii. ELOISE SCHWEYER, married Harry Ryan.Two children –
------c. KATHERINE M. SCHWEYER, born January 8, 1895.Married Norman Boone Bertolette. Two children.
----------i. ROBERT BERTOLETTE
----------ii. REED BERTOLETTE
---5. HARVEY LANDIS SCHWEYER, born in 1867.Died 1891.
---6. NORAH LIZZIE SCHWEYER, (1870 census), born about 1869.Married Dr. W. T. Miller of Wayne, PA.Children –
------a. DESMOND MILLER, died at age 9 or 10.
------b. ELIZABETH MILLER (AKA BETTY), married George Vila.
----------i. JOHN VILA, married
----------ii. RICHARD VILA, married
G. FRANCIS JONATHAN FRANKLING SCHWEYER, born March 10, 1840.Married to Sallie Rohrbach.He too was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, and fell in battle.There were children.
H. MARY ANN ELIZABETH SCHWEYER, born March 10, 1844 in Berks County, PA