biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
R. M. BOYER, a well-known and respected resident of Scott Township, is a native Hawkeye, his birth taking place in Mahaska County, Aug. 8, 1844. His father was Dr. Edmund Augustus Boyer, one of the pioneers of this county, and a biography of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. Our subject spent his early life at home upon the farm, assisting his father in its care and cultivation. In June, 1862, he left the plowing in the field to enlist in Co. E, 33d Iowa Vol. Inf., and served with that command in numerous engagements up to Feb. 29, 1864, when he was discharged for disability, having received serious injuries by a fall from a horse. After his discharge from the army Mr. Boyer returned to his home in Iowa where he has since remained, with the exception of five years spent in Dakota, and now has the general management and control of the ample and highly improved estate of 900 acres, left by his father upon his decease. He carries on the business of general farming and stock-raising, and, like his father, is a man of general information upon nearly all subjects, and is a recognized authority in that section of the county, upon general topics, political and otherwise. Politically Mr. Boyer is a stanch Greenbacker, and one of the best posted men of that political faith in the county. Socially he is connected with the Masonic fraternity.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy