Boyer, Benjamin a German Reformed minister, was born in Montgomery County, Pa., Feb. 4, 1792, and was instructed early in life in the precepts and doctrines of the German Reformed Church. He took a theological course at Philadelphia under the direction of Rev. Samuel Helffenstein, D.D. After his ordination in 1820, he took charge of four congregations in St. Peter's, in Schuylkill Co., also Berne and Zion, in Berks Co., and Stumptown, in Lebanon Co. He labored hard in this field in different congregations in Pennsylvania, from 1830 to 1854, when his health failed him. After much suffering he was released by death, Nov. 15, 1864. See Harbaugh, Fathers of the Germ. Ref. Church, 4, 164.