Surname: Royer

Biography of Charles G. Royer

Charles G. Royer, whose father was one of the men chiefly identified with the early history and upbuilding of Winchester in Jefferson County, is cashier of the Citizens State Bank of that town. Mr. Royer entered the bank in 1907 as cashier, and had been continuously in that post since the day the bank was first opened for business on August 22, 1907. Throughout the ten years this bank had stood representative of strength and a wholesome influence and helpfulness in that farming community. It had a capital of $25,000 and surplus of $6,000, and its service is such as to furnish a helpful medium for the transaction of business and the couservation of capital. The bank is on Winchester Street. The officers are: J. K. O’Neil, president; N. W. Everett, vice president; and Charles G. Royer, cashier. Mr. Royer is descended from ancestors who were originally natives of Germany. From there the family immigrated to America and settled in Pennsylvania in Colonial times. Charles G. Royer was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, June 4, 1866. His father J. B. Royer, living with his son Charles at¬†Winchester, was born in Carroll County, Maryland, in 1838. He grew up there and in 1861 enlisted in the Sixth Maryland Regiment of Infantry and saw active service throughout the war. In the battle of Gettysburg he was shot through the leg. Following the...

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Biographical Sketch of B. F. Royer

B. F. Royer, one of Burr Oak’s prominent citizens, was born in Union County, Pa., January 13, 1850; moved from there to Stephenson County, Ill., in October, 1868; from there to Jewell County, Kan., in the spring of 1872, and took a homestead three miles southeast of Burr Oak, and still owns the same. Mr. Royer is a waggonmaker by trade, and followed that business from eighteen years of age until he was thirty-two; commenced running a wagon and blacksmith shop of his own in the spring of 1873. In 1882 he bought the livery, barn and stock of O. B. Ford, in Burr Oak, and engaged in the livery business. Mr. Royer was Treasurer of Burr Oak Township seven years, City Marshal one year, and is at present one of the City Council. Was married in Monroe, Wis., November 13, 1870. to Miss Marien R. Fair. They have two children – Lila B. and Nita E. Is owner of two-quarter sections of land, blacksmith and wagon-shop, livery barn, and the residence where he now lives in the city of Burr...

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