23 January 2010

Surname Saturday - Huyler

My maternal Grandmother's maiden name was Betty Huyler. Her father was born Vary Americus Hyler, but changed his name to Mack Huyler. My grandmother did not know her father as a child and never knew about, nor met, any of his family. It was one of those great moments in my John & Ida Hylergenealogy research to be able to provide her with the names of her grandparents: John Willis Hyler and Ida Leaphart.

My Huyler / Hyler ancestors are mainly from Lexington County, South Carolina. Other spellings of this name include Hiler, Heyler and Hoyler. I can trace this line back to Gabriel Hoyler / Hyler, born abt 1794 in South Carolina. He lived in Lexington County with his wife, Abigail Gartman. According to census records, their children were Almenia, Reuhama, Nathan Washington, William, and Frances E. I descend through Nathan Washington Hyler, who served as a confederate soldier during the Civil War.

Other researchers have Gabriel's father as Barnet Bernard Hoyler / Hyler, whose parents are said to be Johann Michael Heyler and Hannah Catherine Morlokin. They are said to have been born in Baden, Germany. I have not seen documentation to prove these two generations.

If anyone else is researching this family line, I'd love to hear from you.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Hi! I just found your site while doing some research into my grandmother's family. We have the history (handwritten down from annual reunions for more than 100 years!). My cousins and I are trying to find the town where our ancester - Frederick Heyler - came from in Germany. All we have is Wurtemburg or Baden or Stuttgart. We did find another spelling of his name as Johann Friederich Hailer who married Agnes Dorothea Gutschmid.

Perhaps you found our tree on Ancestry.com? I put it up about a year ago with Frederick Heyler I as the key person. Would love to hear from you to perhaps see if our two families were somehow connected in Germany.

Janet Gregory Martinelli


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