George Coyer, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of George Coyer

GEORGE COYER was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on February 9, 1891, the son of Frank and Delphine (Fournier) Coyer, the former of St. Anne, Illinois, and the latter of Ohio. Frank Coyer was a contractor by profession and engaged in this work after his removal to Valparaiso. To his marriage were born Emma; Peter; Charles; William; Anna, wife of William Cooksie of Hammond; Ida, the wife of G. L. Caldwell of Valparaiso; George; and Ora, who is now Mrs. J. H. Carey. George Coyer attended the schools of Valparaiso and was engaged in the building of roads and pavements from the time of leaving school until 1913 when he became associated with the Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company in charge of repairs and equipment. He enlisted in the Three Hundred Ninth Engineers on October 3, 1917, seeing service at Camp Taylor and Camp Sherman at Chillicothe, Ohio. On September 9, 1918, he sailed from Hoboken and landed at Glasgow; he later went to Winchester, England, and from there to South Hampton and finally to Havre. Most of his service was in the vicinity of St. Nazaire and Brest. He was active overseas for nine months, and arrived in this country on June 2, 1919; he was mustered out of service at Camp Sherman on June 13, 1919. Mr. Coyer was married to Margaret, the daughter of Lafayette and Mary (Edwards) Clouse of Valparaiso; they have a foster daughter, Dorothy Mae, who is now a student in the Valparaiso schools. Mrs. Coyer is active in the Women's Relief Corps and the Women of Mooseheart Legion. Mr. Coyer is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Modern Woodmen, and the Loyal Order of Moose of which he is the present dictator and of which he has served as dictator for four terms.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 643

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