You are looking at an identified photograph of JACOB WEAVER ROYER. This photograph is in nice shape considering it was probably taken circa 1885. There is definitely corner wear and some dirty spots but the photo itself is clear and easy to see. This photo measures abt. 4x6 and it is identified on the back as such: "J.W. ROYER, UNCLE JAKE"
I have done some research on this photograph and this is what I've come up with: J.W. ROYER is actually JACOB WEAVER ROYER, born May 4, 1867 PA. to HENRY S. ROYER born Sept. 25, 1829 Lancaster, PA. and died March 23, 1909 PA. and MARGARET WEAVER born August 18, 1826 E. EARL TWP., LANCASTER, PA.
HENRY S. AND MARGARET WEAVER ROYER were married on December 4, 1855. JACOB W. ROYER had the following siblings: Elizabeth "Lizzie" and George W.
Note: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Royer married MENNO GOOD. I have Lizzie's obituary card that I will be listing separately along with other GOOD FAMILY photos.
JACOB WEAVER ROYER married VENETTA K. SWAR born Feb. 19, 1876 on November 26, 1895, Lancaster, Pa. JACOB AND VENETTA had the following children: ERLA MARGARET born August 28, 1899 and MARY ALICE born July 15, 1902.
VENETTA K. SWAR'S father was JACOB SWAR.
1870 E. EARL, LANCASTER, PA. census - HENRY S. ROYER, MARGARET WEAVER ROYER, ELIZABETH "LIZZIE", GEORGE & JACOB (pictured)
1880 E. EARL, LANCASTER, PA. census - JACOB is living with the MARTIN FAMILY as a farm laborer.
1900 E. EARL, LANCASTER, PA. census - JACOB is married to VENETTA "NETTIA" and they have one child ERLA.
1910 TERRE HILL, LANCASTER, PA. census - JACOB, VENETTA K., ERLA M., MARY A., and MARGRETTE ROYER (Jacob's mother)
1920 TERRE HILL, LANCASTER, PA. census - JACOB, VENETTA K., ERLA M., & MARY A., JACOB'S mom is probably deceased.
JACOB WEAVER ROYER's occupation was Doctor. He received his degree from JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Note: I found the below listed information on Dr. JACOB WEAVER ROYER:
ROYER FAMILY IN AMERICA
VI. HENRY S. ROYER, p. 21, m. in 1855, to Margaret Weaver, b.
Aug. 18, 1826, dau of George of Terre Hill, Lanc. Co.; cabinet-
maker and undertaker at T.H. throughout his life; 3 ch.;
VII. Elizabeth Royer, b. May 8, 1856 +
VII. George W. " b. Jan. 15, 1858; d. Mar. 16, 1880
VII. Dr. Jacob Weaver Royer, b. May 4, 1867 +
VII. ELIZABETH ROYER, afore, m. Nov. 19, 1878, Menno M.
Good, b. June 29, 1855, son of Jacob of Bowmanville, Lanc. Co.;
farmer and auctioneer, now clerking in store in B.; 3 ch.:
VIII. Mamie Good, b. Dec. 9, 1879; d. Dec. 24, 1884
VIII. Margaret " b. Dec. 5, 1858; d. Nov. 22, 1887
VIII. Jennie " b. Nov. 21, 1888; m. Jan. 18, 1910, to Martin
Spotts; reside in B.;one ch.; IX. Margaret Elizabeth, b. July 24,
VII. DR. JACOB WEAVER ROYER, afore, graduate of Jefferson
Med. College of Phila. Class of 1892; practicing physician at Terre
Hill; m. Nov. 26, 1895, to Ve Netta K. Swar, b. Feb. 19, 1876, dau.
of Jacob of Lititz, Pa.; 2 ch.:
VIII. Erla Margaret Royer, b. Aug. 28, 1899.
VIII. Mary Alice Royer, b. July 15, 1902.
-From Dr. Jacob W. Royer, 1914