Born: January 30, 1808, Nemmersdorf, Franconia.
Died: March 18, 1859, Unterschwaningen, Franconia.
Layriz was the son of Friedrich Wilhelm Anton Layriz, a judicial officer in Weidenberg and civil adjunct in Bayreuth, and the daughter of Johann Christoph Ulmer, the pastor in Nemmersdorf and a lay doctor.
He was the husband of Louise Auguste Eleonore Freiin von Stein zu Nord- und Ostheim (married 1847), daughter of Dietrich Freiherr von Stein zu Nord- und Ostheim, Saxony-Coburg-Gotha.
He attended the universities of Leipzig (PhD 1829) and Erlangen, and joined the Erlangen theology faculty in 1833.
From 1837–42 he was second pastor at St. Johanniskirche, Hirschlach, Merkendorf. In 1842, he became the preacher in St. Georgen, Bayreuth.
He left Erlangen for Unterschwaningen in 1846, due to arguments with pastor Elias Sittig over hymnological reform.
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