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John Frederick Meyers, Sr.

Male 1834 - 1907


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  • Name  John Frederick Meyers, Sr.  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1829  [4
    • Researcher Dottie Stokes has John's birth date as circa 1829 in Iowa; the online records of the LDS church have date as circa 1834 in Germany.
    Born  24 Jun 1834  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  Abt 1844  the United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Germany 
    Census  1850  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John Myer, age 17, male, white, born in Pennsylvania, attended school within the past year
    Iowa State Census  1856  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John Myres, age 22, male, born in Germany, living in Iowa 12 years (this would make his birth date in about 1834, not 1829)
    Census  1880  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Jno. F. Meyers was married to Amelia, lived with her and children: Christian, John, Louisa, "Marget," and Ellen Myers:) Jno. F. Meyers, head of household, married, male, white, age 45, born in Pennsylvania, farmer, father's birthplace Hanover, mother's birthplace Hanover
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [3
    • John Frederick Myers; Born: June 24, 1834; Died: October 7, 1907; Age: (none); Line Number: 8; Dravis Cemetery; Benton Township
    Biography  1888  [8
    A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • John F. Myers, one of the leading farmers of Des Moines County, Iowa, residing on section 26, Benton Township, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania., June 24, 1834, of German parentage. When a lad of ten years, he came to this county with his parents, and in 1851 he wedded Dorothea Beck, a native of Wurtemberg, Germany. By their marriage, eight children were born: Sophia, who wedded Philip Broom (sic: Brumm) of Burlington Township; Christ Henry still residing at home; Sarah died at the age of three years; John H. died in infancy; John F., Louisa, Margaret and Luella are still inmates of the paternal home. In October 1865, the mother of these children was called to her home, and on the 17th of January, 1878, Mr. Myers was again united in marriage Miss Amelia Deam, a native of Clarke County, Ohio, becoming his wife. Mrs. Myers is a daughter of Frederick Deam, also a native of Clarke County, who came to Des Moines County in 1853, settling in Burlington Township, where his death occurred in 1872, in the seventy-first year of his age.

      Our subject commenced this life without financial aid, but by his business ability, energy and enterprise, he has steadily gained of the world's goods until he now has a comfortable competence. His first money was earned by splitting rails and chopping wood at fifty cents per cord, but he now owns 240 acres of fine land, all of which was secured through his own industry. In his political views Mr. Myers is a Democrat, and he and his wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
    The Biography of John Frederick Myers Sr. (1834-1907)
    The Biography of John Frederick Myers Sr. (1834-1907)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), page 421.
    Died  7 Oct 1907  [3
    Buried  Dravis Cemetery, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I7369  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Christopher Myers,   b. 6 Mar 1808, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1879, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Elizabeth Amant,   b. 12 Feb 1810, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1881 
    Married  1832  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration  1833  Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Prussia 
    Family ID  F2732  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Dorthea "Dora" Beck,   b. 19 Feb 1828, Württemberg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1874 
    Married  10 Jun 1851  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John Myer; Groom's Birth Date: 1833; Groom's Age: 18; Bride's Name: Dorathy Beck; Bride's Birth Date: 1828; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 10 June 1851; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02529-6; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956349; Reference Number: Bk 3 Pg 269; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Children 
     1. Mary Meyers,   b. Abt 1850, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Sophia A. Meyers,   b. 1 Sep 1855, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1920, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Christian Henry Myers,   b. Between 1857 and 1858, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah Myers,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Abt 1863
     5. John H. Myers,   b. Abt 1862,   d. Abt 1862
     6. John F. Myers, Jr.,   b. 9 Jun 1864, Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1918, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Louisa Myers,   b. Between 1867 and 1868, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Margaret "Margaret" Myers,   b. Between 1869 and 1870, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Luella "Ellen" Myers,   b. Between 1872 and 1873, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2731  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Amelia Deam,   b. 6 Sep 1831, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1912 
    Married  17 Jan 1878  [8
    Residence  1905  Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F9702  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    2. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 422-423 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa

    6. [S366] 1850 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      1850 US Census; Burlington Township Des Moines County Iowa; Enumerated October 28, 1850; Page #915, Sheet #457

    7. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Source Information: Census Place: Benton, Des Moines, Iowa; Family History Library Film, 1254337; T9-0337 48A

    8. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), page 421 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1423] Stokes, Alvina Harriett "Dottie" (Lohmann) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S403] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1905) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), pages 665-666 (Reliability: 3).