William Boyer passed away at his home in Middletown, Logan County, Illinois on 30 Sep 1926. He was born in Enola, Cumberland, Pennsylvania on 19 Jan 1838 to Phillip Boyer and Katherine Brown. William moved to Middletown, Corwin Township, Logan County, Illinois about 1848. William served in the Civil War as a private soldier in Co. F 73rd Illinois Infantry.
William married Julia Gibbs on 16 Apr 1866 at Middletown, Illinois. After Julia's death William married Rebecca Ann Montgomery on 23 Mar 1871 in Greenview, Menard County, Illinois. William is survived by Rebecca.
To this union was born ten children of which two had died at the time of William's death. There were eight children living at the time of his death: Joseph S. Boyer of Athens, Menard County, Illinois; Charles E. Boyer of Middletown, Logan County, Illinois; Lillie A. Edgell of Birnamwood, Wisconsin; Fred Boyer of Middletown, Logan County, Illinois; Alice E. Hornback of Fancy Prairie, Illinois; Thomas H. Boyer of Greenview, Illinois; Katherine Carlton of Oneida, Knox County, Illinois and Larry Boyer of the home.