Biography of Edwin P. Meyers
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EDWIN P. MEYERS, Postmaster at Jewell, is a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, where he wns born December 25, 1836. His parents, James and Mary (Powell) Meyers, were natives of Virginia; they came to Daviess County, Ind., in 1840, where our subject was reared until he was twelve years old. He then went to Franklin, Johnson County, where he attended college. Upon the breaking out of the war, he enlisted and was in service over three years. During this entire period he served as Orderly upon the Staffs of Mexander McDowell, McOook. and subsequently with Gens. Kirk and Rosecrans. He was honorably discharged in 1864, and returned to Franklin, Ind., where, November 3, 1864, he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Wiley, daughter of Spencer Wiley, of Franklin. His next venture was in the mercantile trade at Galveston, Cass County, which proved disastrous. In 1875, he came to Howard County, locating at Jewell, Clay Township, where he has since resided. He has been Postmaster of Jewell since his residence there, and is now serving as Justice of the Peace. He is a member of Galveston Lodge, No. 244, A., F. & A. M., and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Meyer was formerly a Republican, but is now a Greenbacker in politics. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have two children, Louis S. and Charles E.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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