Michael Schmeyer died in prison!
Schmeyer, Schmoyer, Schmyer, Shmeyer, Shmyer, Smeyer, Smyer, Smier, Smior ... his name is found with all of these spellings in different documents. In the Daughters of the American Revolution index, he is ancestor # A100895, Michael Schmeyer. Michael Shmeyer signed the Oath of Allegiance on August 6, 1777 and thereafter served terms for the duration of the Revolutionary War. On May 14, 1778 the name Michael Shmyer appears in the 6th class of 5th company, 2nd Battalion Northampton Co. Militia under the leadership of Colonel George Breinig, Lt. Col. Stephen Bolliet and Captain Traxler. In 1781 Michael Smyer is a 6th class private in the 6th company of the 1st Battalion under Captain John Trexler. Michael Smier served 48 days in the company of John Jacoby as 2nd class private in the 1st Battalion in 1782.
Michael married Maria Magdalena Kuchel. He became a farmer and in 1772 Michael Shmeyer paid taxes on his property in Macungie where he eventually owned somewhere near 400 acres of land. Their children were Catherine, who was born in September of 1769 and married Conrad Fehnel; Elizabeth, who was born in 1770 and married Frederick Fehnel; Gertrude, who was born July 28, 1772 and married Abraham Schwartz; Maria Loves, Gertrude's twin married Adam Brouss; John Jacob, veterinarian, born in Macungie on June 25, 1774, married Maria Susanna Nein; Magdalena, who married Jacob Stephan was born April 22, 1778; Abraham, born July 10, 1783 married Susanna Stephen; Rachel was born October 19, 1789 and married Samuel Yeager.
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- PA Archives, 5th Series, Volume 8, pages 45, 55, 58, 63, 68, 104, 112.
- "The Schmoyer Family (Schmeyer, Schmeier, Schmyer, Smoyer) Descendants of Philip Schmeyer of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania" compiled and privately published by Elmer Dickson, Chico, CA, 1986.
- Find A Grave Memorial# 35968767, Michael Schmoyer