Biography of David Myers



Berrien County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

DAVID MYERS was born in Trumbull Co., Ohio, Sept. 25, 1825, and remained in Ohio and the Eastern States until 1855, engaged during this time in various kinds of business, as farming, working by the month, driving stock to the Eastern markets, working on the canal, etc. In 1855 he came to Michigan, settling in Niles township. There he purchased a saw-mill, ran it, and bought and sold lumber in partnership with Justice Corwin. In 1859 he sold out to his partner, and rented a farm east of Berrien Springs. In 1862 he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in Royalton, cleared about forty acres, built a house and barn, and set out an orchard, remaining there until 1865, when he moved to Lincoln township on one hundred and twenty acres of land, it being one of the oldest farms in the township. He is still engaged in farming, fruit-growing, and buying and selling stock. He has made a success of all these vocations. In 1858, Mr. Myers married H. J., daughter of Shadrach Ford. Mrs. Myers was born in Berrien township, Nov. 22, 1837, her father being one of the first settlers in the county.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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