Biography of Charles G. Myers
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Myers, Charles G., D. D. S., was born in North Greenbush, November 15, 1868, and is a son of John S. and Sarah (Gordinier) Myers, both of Brunswick, Rensselaer county. His father is a farmer of North Greenish, where he has resided since 1852. The great grandfather of Dr. Myers on the paternal side came from Holland to Rensselaer county at an early day; his son Lodewick was born, lived and died in this county; he had eleven children, five sons and six daughters. John S. was the third son, born April 5, 1E24; he stayed on his father's farm until his twenty eighth year, at which time he married and moved to North Greenish. On the maternal side Dr. Myers can trace his ancestry back to his great great grandfather, Hendrick Gordinier, who came from Holland and was one of the first settlers of Rensselaer county; he was a miller and blacksmith; he received a grant of land of 800 acres from Patroon Van Rensselaer, for whom he worked; during the Revolutionary war he raised a company (1776) of which he was captain, and served in Col. Philip Schuyler's regiment. His son, Henry Gordinier, married a Miss Vanderheyden, one of the first families of Troy, by whom he bad five children John, the youngest, was the grandfather of our subject, and was a farmer as had been his forefathers; he married Elizabeth Bonesteel of Grafton in 1832, by whom he had eight children, Sarah being the eldest daughter. Dr. Myers was educated in the Troy Academy and entered the University of Maryland at Baltimore, from which he was graduated in dentistry in 1890. He came to Troy the same year and practiced dentistry with George Woolsey, under the firm name of Myers & Woolsey, and in 1892 Woolsey retired from the firm. In 1892 Dr. Myers removed from No. 44 Third street to No. 92 Fourth street, where he is now located. He is a member of the Third District Dental Society, and is also a member of Apollo Lodge F. & A. M., and is a member of the East Side Club, the Trojan Wheelmen's Club, and of the League of American Wheelmen. In June, 1895, he married Maria Myers, daughter of James H. and Harriet Peckham Myers of Troy.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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