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William J. Myers[1]

Male 1847 - 1936  (89 years)


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  • Name William J. Myers 
    Born 18 Aug 1847  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Address:
    David Glenn farm 
    • Born on the David Glenn farm on the Branch creek, which follows the Branch road now in State College.
    Gender Male 
    Census 18 Oct 1850  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Harris Township 
    • In the 1850 Census (18 Oct 1850) Joseph was 40 years old and a farmer, Elizabeth was 32; the children Amos, 10; John, 8; Mary, 7; Sarah, 5; William, 3; and Danial 1. Elizabeth Weaver age 54 was also living with them. I presume that Elizabeth was Elizabeth Myers mother, and her husband was dead. Also a George Weaver was a Laborer. My mother had always said that Joseph and Elizabeth had a son named George. This could be the reason for the information she gave to me. It is quite possible that George was Elizabeth Weavers son and Elizabeth Myers sister.
    Census 9 Jul 1860  Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Harris Township 
    • Joseph 50 farmer, Elizabeth 46, John 18, Mary A. 16, Sarah 14, William 12, Daniel 10, Wesley 8, Fredrick 6, Henry 4. His family is only three families from Robert Goheen family.
    Possessions 12 Aug 1873  Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John Meyers and wife Rebecca sells lot no.37 in Boalsburg to brother, Wm J Meyers. two hundred seventy-five dollars. North side of Pine st extending northward ten perches to north alley to be the lot 37.
    • Role: Witness
    Census 1890  Pine Grove Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Ferguson Township 
    • William J. age 43, coachmaker - Pine Grove Mills, Florinda J., Huyett . 15, David P. 13, Hattie p., Frank K 7.
    Residence 29 Dec 1898  Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Living in Alexandria at time of their 25 wedding anniversary.
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • William J Myers born Aug 1847, married 26 years, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania, coachmaker.
      F Jennie wife born Feb 1845, has had 4 children and all alive, born in Pennsylvania and parents born in Pennsylvania.
      D Edward son born October 1877 in Pennsylvania
      Hattie V. daughter born August 1881 in Pennsylvania
      Frank K, September 1883, born in Pennsylvania
      Huyett C, born March 1875, born in Pennsylvania
    Possessions 6 Aug 1913  Harris Twp, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 50 acres and 70 perches
    • Role: Witness
    Census 1920  Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • William J Myers owns home free of mortgage age 72 born Pennsylvania parents Pennsylvania
      Jennie wife age 74 born Pennsylvania parents Pennsylvania
      Frank on age 36 single born Pennsylvania parents Pennsylvania molder in brick yard
    Residence Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • William J. Myers , of Pine Grove Mills,m born in Harris township, August 18, 1846, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Weaver) Myers. The latter was a daughter of Jacob Weaver, of Union county, Pennsylvania.
      Our subject is one of a numerous family the others in the order of birth being as follows: (1) Amos was killed during the three-days' battle of Gettysburg, in July, 1863, and was buried on the battlefield, but nine days later was disinterred, and laid to rest in the cemetery of Boalsburg, Centre county, (2) John, who died in June, 1884, was also buried at Boalsburg. (3) Mary is living with our subject. (4) Sarah C married John Hammel, a hotel-keeper of Lilyville, Mifflin Co., Penn., and died three years ago leaving seven children.(5) D. W., a butcher of Boalsburg, married Emma Stover, and has three children, (6) Wesley, also a butcher of the same place, married Lizzie Heintzelman, and has two children - John and Edward. (7) J. F., a farmer of Ferguson township, Centre county, wedded Mary Lutz, and has three children, (8) John and (9) Calvin died in infancy. (10) Henry F., a coach maker of Alexandria, Huntington Co., Penn., married Laura Foster, by who he had two children, and after her death he wedded (Jennie Rishel.) (11) The next child died in infancy. (12) Adaline is the widow of William Kline, a farmer of Benner township, Centre county, who died in 1889; she has four children, and now makes her home in State College, Pennsylvania.
      The elementary education of W. J. Myers was obtained in the schools of Shingletown, Centre county, and this was supplemented by a course in the Boalsburg Academy, under Prof. Lescher, who afterward became a Lutheran minister, Learning the trade of a carriage maker, Mr Myers has since followed that occupation, and the work which he turns out is first-class in every particular. He was married in April, 1874 to Miss Jennie F Knode, a daughter of Daniel P Knode, of Alexandria, Huntingdon Co., Penn. Dour children have bee born of this union: H. C., born March 17, 1875, on September 29, 1896, entered the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, where he expects to take a four-years' course in medicine; and D. E., Hattie P. and Franklin K., at home
      Fore twenty-three years Mr. Myers has affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows: in religious faith he is identified with the Reformed Church. In politics he is a stalwart Democrat, and favors the free coinage of silver, believing that prosperity is doubtful with the single standard. He is a man whom to know is to admire, amiable in disposition, courteous in manner, and honorable in his dealings with he fellow men. With these characteristics it is not strange that he enjoys the friendship of a large circle of acquaintances.
    Residence 1931  Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • He lived in Alexandria at time of fathers death.
    Died 15 Dec 1936  Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • MYERS Following a prolonged illness William J. Myers died at his home in Alexandria, Huntingdon county, on Tuesday of last week. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Weaver Meyers and was born at Boalsburg on August 18th 1847, hence was in his 90th year. His wife died some years ago but surviving him are four children, Mrs Charles Huston of Warren; Dr. Hewitt C. Meyers and Dr. D. Edgar Meyers of Alexandria. Also surviving are twelve grand-children and four great grand-children one brother and a sister, Henry F Meyers, of Alexandria, and Mrs. Madeline Kline of State College. The Rev. Guy Moyer, pastor of the Reformed church has charge of the funeral serviced held at 2:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, burial being made in the Alexandria cemetery.
      Death Certificate,
      William J Myers Alexandria, Huntingdon County
      Died 15 December 1936, born 18 August 1847, married to Florinda (Knode) Myers, Father Joseph Myers, mother Elizabeth Weaver
      Informant Frank Myers [brother] buried 17 December
    Buried 17 Dec 1936  Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Address:
    Alexandria Cemetery 
    • Rev. Guy Moyer, pastor of the Reformed Church, had charge of the services.
    Person ID I293  Goheen
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Joseph Moyer,   b. 28 Jul 1810, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1865, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Weaver,   b. 16 Jan 1818, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1892, Boalsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1838  Brush Valley, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    • Both Joseph and Elisabeth were from Brush Valley, were married by Rev. P. S. Fisher.
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jennie Florinda Knode,   b. Feb 1845, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married Apr 1874  [3
    Children 
     1. Hewitt Clyde Myers,   b. 18 Mar 1875, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1936, Steelton, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     2. Daniel Edward Myers,   b. Oct 1877, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1953, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     3. Harriet Pearl(Hattie) Myers,   b. Aug 1881, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Franklin Knode Myers,   b. 30 Sep 1883, Pine Grove Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Boalsburg Reform Church has his middle initial as F.

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Reformed Church Records Boalsburg, LDS Film # 14432890 Reform Church, Boalsburg, PA (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S23] News paper, Centre Democrate, Dec 31, 1936 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S1053] Census 1900, 1900 US Census, Hundingdon County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Alexandria, ED 77, family 7, line 24, sheet 1, page 1, William J Myers, NARA micropublication T623, roll 1414 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1049] Census 1860, 1850 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Harris twp, family 1324, line 20, page 104, Joseph Moyer, NARA micropublication M432, roll 763 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1050] Census 1860, 1860 US Census, Centre County, Pennsylvania, Harris twp, family 906, line 9, page 577, Joseph Myers, NARA micropublication M653, roll 1090. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S178] Land Centre county PA, I-2 pge 150, 151; Deed John Meyers etux to Wm J Maeyers; 12 August 1873.

    7. [S36] Centre 1890 Directory, Eleventh Census of the Population of the United States 1890 Centre County Pennsylvania, Friends of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 1998, page 90 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S23] News paper, Democratic Watchman, 6 Jan 1999; Bellefonte, PA (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1053] Census 1900, 1900 US Census, Hundingdon County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Alexandria, ED 77, family 7, line 24, sheet 1, page 1, William J Myers, NARA micropublication T623, roll 1414 (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S178] Land Centre county PA, Vol 104 page 627; Jacob [sic] Myers Heirs to Theodore Davis Boal; 6 August 1913.

    11. [S1692] Census 1920 Huntingdon Pennsylvania, 1564; Porter; 60; 3A; household 60 line 24; William J Myers.

    12. [S129] Book, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, including the countues of Centre, Clearfield, Jesserson and Clarion. Vol I (J. H. Beers & Co., 1898) page 494.

    13. [S14] Obituary, Gazette 13 Feb 1931 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S23] News paper, Centre Democrate Dec 31, 1936 Centre County Library (Reliability: 2).

    15. [S4] Death Certificate, Pennsylvanian Death Cerificates 1906-1944, Ancestry.com downloaded 23 July 2014 (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S23] News paper, Centre Democrate; Dec 31, 1936 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S25] Tombstone inscriptions, Tombstone, Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, Huntingdon County, PA. Found on May 14, 1999 and Photographed (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S31] Marriages 1800-1850, PA, page 84 (Reliability: 2).

    19. [S20] Centre County Library, PA, Joseph Moyer, Elizabeth Weaver marriege, October 30, 1838, Brush Valley,Spangler Notebook #175, page 70 (Reliability: 2).