Tampico Area Historical Society
10 Aug 2007
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
C.F. Royer, farmer, section 7, Hopkins Township, is a son of Christian and Mary (Whitmer) Royer, natives of Pennsylvania, who still reside in their native State. They had a family of 13 children, whose names are Jacob W., George A., David and Christian (twins), Cyrus E., C. F., Washington, Ellie C., Mary E., Alice G., Elam and Ezra (twins) and Ida F.
The subject of this sketch was born in Franklin Co., Pa., June 24, 1856, received his education mostly in the common schools and remained at home till the spring of 1877, when he came to Whiteside County, and for three years worked out by the month, farming, and then went to Kansas, where he remained one year and then resided also a year in Iowa, most of the time dealing in stock. He finally returned to this county, where he rented a farm of 200 acres on section 7, where he now resides.
He was married in Coleta, Jan. 5, 1882, to Clara, daughter of James S. and Hester (Hanawalt) McCauley, who were natives of Virginia and Ohio. They came to Whiteside County in the year 1853, settling in Hopkins Township, where they have since lived. They had a family of eight children, namely: Marcellus, Mary C., John W., Alice A., Ida R., Clara, and Willie; one died in infancy. Mrs. R. was born in Hopkins Township, April 6, 1861. She and her husband are the parents of two children,--Bertha M., born Jan. 22, 1883, and James Christian, born April 20, 1885. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In political matters, Mr. Royer is identified with the Republican party.