Biography of John W. Myers
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

JOHN W. MYERS, a well to do agriculturist of Gibson township, whose 80 acre farm is located in section 23, was born November 21, 1847, and is a son of Jacob and Rachel (Brown) Myers, and a grandson of John Myers, who was a native of Pennsylvania.

Jacob Myers was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, where he was reared, educated and married. His father, who had seven sons, had entered seven quarter sections of land in the State of Ohio, one quarter being for each son. There were three of these quarters in Darke County and four in Mercer County. In 1845 Jacob Myers and his wife moved to Mercer County and located on the section just across the road from the farm now owned by our subject. Jacob Myers had a family of nine children, of whom five are living, namely: Mrs. May Miller, of Darke County; John W.; Mrs. Dorcas Conklin; Robert; and Adam, lives on the home place. The deceased are: Almaretta, Anna and two infants that died unnamed. Jacob Myers died December 17, 1904. His wife died in 1881.

John W. Myers was reared and educated in Gibson township. He bought his present farm in 1876 and has made all the improvements on the place, having erected a fine large frame house and barn, and other necessary buildings. When 25 years of age, he married Rachel Ainsworth, who lived only six weeks after marriage. He was married in 1880 to Christina B. Rantz, a daughter of Abraham Rantz. They have had four children: James Earl, deceased at the age of 17 years and 5 months, who would have graduated from High School the spring following his death had he lived; Mary Eleanor, who is a graduate of the Fort Recovery High School; Berle A., a graduate of the Fort Recovery High School, who has taught school for three years, one year at Chattanooga, and two years at the College Corner school in Gibson township, it is his intention to attend college this coming year, and Jacob Oral, also a graduate of the Fort Recovery High School, who is know teaching school. Mr. Myers has served as a school director in Gibson township for a number of years.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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