Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 17, 2012

Boyer family reunion held

Daily Iowegian

EXLINE — The 78th Elijah H. Boyer reunion was held July 28 at the Exline Country Store in Exline with the following 11 attending: Rex and Joyce Foster; Jim and Sharon Burns; Elahvonne and Harold Wright; Freeman and Mary Purvis; Florence Brown; Maxine McKern and Karen Mattly.

The Charley and Allie Cross Boyer families served as hosts. Those attending updated family history. Rex Foster gave the blessing before we enjoyed our dinner. After eating, we traveled to Centerville where Elahvonne and Harold Wright hosted us for more time of learning about our family history. Rex Foster shared history from the official Boyer Roots Book and told us that our ancestors came from Germany and the Boyer name has been spelled nine different ways. He also told us that he and Joyce recently visited the grave site of George Boyer who was the father of Elijah H. Boeyer at Salem Cemetery. Rex also presented a reading "Old Age" which we all related to very well as we all are in our senior years.

Next year the George Boyer family will host the reunion on the fourth Sunday or Saturday in July at a location they select.