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E. W. Myers - Macedonia, Pottawattamie County, Iowa


E. W. MYERS, farmer, P. 0. Macedonia, was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1836; his father, Joseph Myers, was born in 1806 in Green County, Pennsylvania, where he resided until 1840; then he emigrated to Highland County, Ohio, where he remained till emigrating to Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1854. There he resided till a short time before his death, when he moved to Henderson County, Illinois, and died Jan. 8, 1879, being buried in Oquawka. He followed various occupations; was a shoemaker by trade.

Subject's mother, Sarah (West) Myers, was born in Pennsylvania about 1812; was the mother of nine children, of whom five are living. She died in November, 1852, in Putnam County, Illinois. Mr. Myers learned engineering, and, after marriage, learned and worked at the carpenter's trade, which he followed till 1875, at which time he came to Pottawattamie County, having emigrated from Ohio to Marion County, Iowa, in 1865, where he followed the carpenter's trade till coming to this County and buying the farm of 120 acres where he now lives. He has constructed a rotary or endless engine, on which he secured a patent Jan. 3, 1882.

Mr. Myers married Miss Rebecca J. Fernow in Ross County, Ohio, March 27, 1857; she was born in the same County May 2, 1835. Her father, David Fernow, born in Morgan County, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1798, was a farmer, and died December 8, 1865, in Ross County, Ohio. Her mother, Rebecca Parrott, was born in Virginia March 4, died December 2, 1879, and was the mother of 13 children, of whom seven are living. Mr. and Mrs. Myers have five children; two girls are married -- Frances E. McConnaughey, Matilda A. Bates, R. Dudley, Willard D. and Joseph H.. Subject is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, No. 421. Mr. Myers has been an active member of the Christian Church for over 22 years. He was a strong Democrat. Page 164-165