The Family of Johann Foyer and Eva Dorothea Faulring


Second Generation


Baptism Record
Baptism Record Eva Dorothea Faulring

Eva Dorotha Faulring was born in Moggenbrunn, Saxony Coburg Coburg-Gotha on May 20, 18311, the daughter of Johann Friedrich Faulring and Anna Margaretha Zapf.  She received her early upbringing there and undoubtedly worked with her mother on the family farm.  In October of 18535, Eva left Moggenbrunn with her parents and emigrated to America and, after a 51 day voyage, they arrived in New York on January 9, 18546.  The family settled on a farm in the Town of Concord, Erie County, New York.  It is likely that Eva met and married John Foyer shortly after arriving in America, as their first child was born about 185641.  However, information in the 1900 Census indicates they were married in 185842.

John Foyer was born in Germany in May of 182743, and came to America in 185043.  We know nothing of his whereabouts until after his marriage to Eva.  John and Eva apparently lived for a time in Gowanda, New York, where at least their first children was born4.  By 1860, however, they were living in Ellicottville, where John worked as a barber41.  Then by 1880, the family had moved to Tidioute, Pennsylvania, where John continued to work as a barber44.  Finally, in 1900, John and Eva are found living with their daughter Mary and her family in McKean County, Pennsylvania42.  Presumably, John and Eva died early in the 1900s.

The 1900 Census indicates that John and Eva had 12 children, only three of whom were alive at that time42.  The known family of John and Eva Foyer consisted of:

Third Generation


i. John Foyer John was born about 185641, and he probably died before 18684.
ii. William Foyer William was born August 8, 1858, in Gowanda, New York4, and he died before 190042.
iii. Elizabeth Foyer Elizabeth was born in December 1859 or January 1860 41, and probably died before 18684.
iv. Anna Margaretha "Mary" Foyer Mary was born July 5, 1864, in Oil City, Pennsylvania4.  She married (1) Frank Roberts, and (2) Jacob H. Colomy.
v. John Foyer John was born March 25, 1866, in Oil City, Pennsylvania4, and he died before 1900 42.
vi. Odelia Foyer Odelia was born in about 186944.  She married William Andrews Rhoades.
vii. Conrad Foyer Conrad was born about 187044, and he died before 190042.
viii. Peter Foyer Peter was born in July 187443, and he died May 28, 193345.  Peter married Albina Zillifro.



Anna Margaretha Foyer:

Mary, as she was known, was born July 5, 18644, at Oil City, Pennsylvania.  She was baptized March 4, 1868, at St. Paul's Evangelical Reform Church in Boston, New York4.  Her family had moved to Pennsylvania from New York around 1860 and eventually settled in the Borough of Tidioute, in Venago County.  A news item in the Tidioute News of 20 March 1885, reports the marriage of Mary to Frank Roberts.

Frank and Mary had one child, prior to their marriage.

Fourth Generation

i. Maud E. Roberts Maud was born in January 188442.

Mary's marriage to Frank Roberts was short lived, however, since she married Jacob Henry Colomy about 188842.  We know little about Jacob Colomy prior to his marriage.  According to the 1900 Census he was born in February 1857, in California42, although his roots appear to be in New England, home of several Colomy families.  After their marraige, Jacob and Mary settled in Hamilton Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania.  In 1900, Jacob was working as a laborer and served as Justice of the Peace43, while by 1910, he was working as a splitter in a leather factory46.  Jacob and Mary apparently died before 1920.

The family of Jacob and Mary consisted of:

Fourth Generation

ii. Herbert H. Colomy Herbert was born May 23, 1889, and he died April 197419.  Herbert married Helen ______.
iii. John M. Colomy John was born in January 189142.
iv. Earl Edward Colomy Earl was born in April 189242.  He married Dora ______.
v. George A. Colomy George was born June 30, 1895, in Ludlow Pennsylvania47.  He married Hannah ______.
vi. Frank Colomy Frank was born about 190146.
vii. Abbie May Colomy Abbie was born July 8, 1903, in Ludlow, Pennsylvania47.
viii. Ralph R. Colomy Ralph was born February 2, 1905, in Wetmore, Pennsylvania47.  She married Lucille M. Johnson.



Odelia Foyer:

Odelia Foyer was was born about 186945.  She married William Andres Rhoades on September 27, 1892 in Watson, Pennsylvania48.  Nothing further is know about William and Odelia.




Peter Foyer:

Peter Foyer was born July 187443.  About 189843, Peter married Albina Zillifro, the daughter of Joseph and Susan Zillifro, however, Church records suggest their marriage may have taken place in 191445.  Albina had been previously married and had a child named Josephine43.  Perhaps, the later church marriage indicates complications caused by her earlier marriage.  At any rate, she is listed as Peter's wife in the 1900 Census.

Peter and Albina initially lived in Tidioute, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a Rail Road Brakeman43.  By 1910, they had moved to Oil City, Pennsylvania and the Census indicates Peter was crippled49.  Finally, they settled in Rouseville, Pennsylvania, where Peter was a Stillman in an Oil Refinery50, work he continued until his death on May 28, 193345.  Abina died nearly a year later on May 13, 193445.

According to the 1910 Census, Peter and Albina had nine children, five of whom where alive at the time49.  The known children of Peter and Albina are:

Fourth Generation

i. Evelyn Ida Foyer Evelyn was born in August 189943.  She married Jack A. Lamorer.
ii. William H. Foyer William was born November 30, 1901, and died June 3, 199619.
iii. Frank Leo Foyer Frank was born May 24, 1904, and died June 6, 194719.
iv. Peter E. Foyer Peter was born January 23, 1906, and died August 1, 198919.
v. Edith Catherine Foyer Edith was born March 30, 190945.


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