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
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.
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
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