I. Martin MYERS - b Martin Meyer abt 1760, Hombressen, Germany; d aft 1822 Dimock, Susquehanna Co, PA. Ch were:
1. Surzardus MYERS - b abt 1786; (See below)
2. Alvin MYERS - b abt 1789 CT or NY (both are listed in early census); m Rhoda ???; Ch were: (a) Simon MYERS b abt 1815; (b) Zardis MYERS b abt 1819; (c) Clarissa MYERS b abt 1825 PA; m 16 Apr 1856 at Ararat, Susquehanna Co, PA to B. J. BUNNELL.
3. Clarinda MYERS - m after 1850 to Henry Leroy BUTTON
NOTES ON TOWNSHIPS: SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA
Rush was the fifth township erected, organized in 1801 Bridgewater was the seventh township erected, organized in 1806 Middletown was the fourteenth township erected, organized in 1814 Springville was the fifteenth township erected, organized in 1814 Dimock was the nineteenth township erected, organized 1832 (Dimock was principally included in Springville from 1814 to Dec 1832)
Martin was a Hessian soldier during the Revolution, who left the service before the close of the War. He was hid by a young woman to avoid being taken back to Germany and she later became his wife. In 1799 Martin came to Dimock, PA - he was one of the first settlers.
Martin Myers appears in the 1800 census for Wyalusing Township, Luzerne Co, PA (page 201). He and his wife are shown as age "45 and over" - two males age "10-16" - one female "under 10". Martin lived near Daniel Ross, Joseph Chapman, Jr. & Sr., Jonathan West, and Charles & George Morey.
Martin Myers appears in the 1810 census for Bridgewater Township, Luzerne Co, PA (page 750). He and his wife are shown as age "45 and over" - one male "under 10".
Susquehanna County separated from Luzerne County in 1810 - the two prior townships are part of Susquehanna County.
Martin could not be located in the 1820 census - the entire Susquehanna County census was searched. According to the tax records at the Courthouse, Martin and his son Alvin appear in Bridgewater Twp. (marked as Springville - Dimock later separated from Springville - all this gets confusing) in 1813 through 1819 and 1822. Where Martin was in 1820 is a mystery, but he could have been missed by the census taker. He probably died after 1822 because he disappears from the tax records at that time. In the Susquehanna County History, his daughter, Clarinda (Myers) Button, states that he is buried 1/2 mile east of Dimock Corners. According to local history, that cemetery was located on private land and the owner wanted the graves removed. Several graves were moved to the present Dimock Cemetery, but Martin Myers is not listed among the graves. He could be there, but without a marker.
FROM: "THE HISTORY OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA" - Page 370
"Martin Myers was a Hessian soldier in the British army during the Revolution. He came to Pennsylvania from one of the New England States, having left the service before the close of the war, and settled down as a peacable citizen of the country against which he had been sent to fight. By the contract between the Government of Great Britain and the Prince of Hesse-Cassel; a sum of money was to be paid to the latter for all the Hessians not returned, and they were, at the end of the war, carefully sought for to be taken back. Myers, not wishing to return, sought concealment, and was aided by a young woman with whom he had become acquainted. He was not found, and after the troops had left the country, this woman became his wife. In the fall of 1799 he is said to have carried the following load upon his back from Black's mill, on the Wyalusing, up to the forks of the creek, a distance of ten miles, the flour of one bushel of wheat, one bushel of rye, fourteen shad and a gun. At the Forks he added to his load one gallon and a pint of whiskey, a large bake-kettle weighing twenty-five pounds, and a common sized cross-cut saw, all of which he carried without assistance thirteen miles farther to his own residence. These thirteen miles were entirely in the woods, and he was guided only by a line of marked trees. This Samson-like feat was performed by no 'Samson in size'."
FROM: "HISTORY OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY" - Page 118 - a letter written to J. W. Chapman, Esq.
"We went to Hopbottom by way of a town then called 'Nine Partners'. When we reached our destination, I was heartsick with the place; but I became more reconciled when I became acquainted with your father and your uncles Edward and Isaac, and your aunts Lydia and Polly. Your grandfather had bought a new place about eight miles from there (in Chebur), and wished me to go with him to visit it. He had already built a house on it, and a family named MYERS had moved into it till they could build."
"Mrs. Myers (Martin's wife) was very glad to see him, and said, 'Captain Chapman, have you any snuff'? He tole her he had plenty, and she said she 'had suffered so for snuff' that if she had 'this house full of gould' she 'would give it all for one pinch of snuff'."
This book also has Martin Myers listed in Town of Chebur in the 5mo. 22d., 1801.
ABOUT HESSIANS - FROM: GERMAN ALLIED TROOPS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, J. R. Rosengarten's Survey of German Archives and Sources, Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Heritage Books, Inc.
After 1648, Germany consisted of 1,800 states and estates which constituted the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. By the eighteenth century, two large states, Prussia and Austria, had emerged, so that in west Germany there were mainly numerous medium and small sized states. Many of them were ruled by luxury-loving princes who maintained lavish courts in the style of Louis XIV of France. This was supported by heavy taxation, and by the repulsive policy of contracting the services of soldiers out to other states.
When the Revolution began, Great Britain turned to the German states, and concluded contracts with various of these petty princes. Since more than half of them came from Hesse-Cassel, the soldiers, who were literally sold into service, were geneally referred to as Hessians. The German princes agreed to furnish a specific number of soldiers per year for a certain amount of money. These funds were necessary to maintain their palaces, theaters, orchestras, and other extravagant tastes. To German patriots it was considered a scandal.
For $150,000 the British government purchased the services of 30,000 German soldiers; none of these funds went into the pockets of the soldiers, but into the royal coffers of the German princes. Since it was known that they were not particularly interested in the task they had been involuntarily sold into, the Continental Congress approved a plan to lure the Hessians from service to the British.
After a large group was captured at Trenton, New Jersey, Washington wisely provided them with the opportunity to visit the German areas of Penna., "whereupon a number of them volunteered for service in the American army."
An especially powerful force in appealing to the German Allied Troops to lay down their arms and join the American cause were the numerous German language broadsides (a large sheet of paper printed on one side with a political message) and pamphlets published by the German-American press. German-Americans warmly addressed the Hessians as "Fellow Brothers" and invited them to lay down their arms in the unjust British cause. In August 1776, Congress, issued a German language broadside inviting the German Allied Troops "to lay down their arms and accept U.S. citizenship with land and the basis for founding a home where they may live in happiness rather than face death on the battlefield." It also bitterly attacked the British Parliament and the German princes "who sell people's blood for money." Along with the promise of U.S. citizenship, 50 acres of free land was offered to all German troops who left the British service. "The appeal, cleverly circulated on backs of tobacco wrappers, found resonance among the Hessians, who were not fighting for their own cause, and many a soldier became a farmer within or near a German-American settlement."
Out of the 30,067 Hessians over 12,562 stayed in America - Martin Myers being one of them. "HETRINA" - "Hessishe Truppen Im Amerikanshen Unabhangigkeitskreig" (which translates to Hessian Troops in American Independence War) is a series of books listing the Hessian soldiers. A search of this came up with three possible Martin Myers.
1. Meyer, Martin, b 1736 Hineco, Switzerland, private recruited into von Stein Garrison Regiment, appears in unit books from Aug 1781 thru 1783. (This one would have been about 50 years of age when first child was born)
2. Meyer, Martin, b 1760 Hombressen, Hessen Kassel, private recruited into courier corps, became a prisoner of war, appears in unit books beginning in Apr 1783.
3. Meyer/Mayer, Martin, no age nor place of origin given, private recruited into Hesse-Hanau Free Corps, appears in unit books beginning in Mar 1782. (Of the 2,422 troops sent from here, 991 did not return to Germany)
The search for Martin Myers is continuing. A Martin Myers (spelled Miers) has been found on the 1790 census for Washington Township, Litchfield County, CT, with a wife and two sons under age of ten. This is also a possibility since this is where his son Alvin claimed to be born (he also stated NY on another census) and is being investigated.
Also a Martin "Myres" in 1790 census for Minisink Twp., Orange County, NY with wife, one daughter and one son. The Orange County Historical Society sent a residence list for 1790 which shows a Martin Miers.
Probably Martin Myers - #2 above - "...I believe it was Martin Meyer in Co. 6 of the Jaeger Corps of the Hessen Cassel Troops. He would have been young for a Hessian soldier, having been born in 1760/61 in the town of Zip 34369 Hombressen, a suburb of the city of Hofgeismar, north of Kassel. Unfortunately, the records of the Jaeger Corps which have survived are sparse. HETRINA has only a 'one liner' which says that MM was listed on the Nov. 1783 muster as a POW. It is my guess that he was a replacement recruit who arrived in NYC in the latter part of the War."
"The Jaeger Corps was the most active of all the fighting units among the some 30,000+ German Troops brought to North America by the British. Of key importance pointing to MM as your ancestor is that in late May 1783, after the official end of the War the Jaeger Corps was moved from Huntington, LI to McGowans Pass about half way up Manhattan and to Kings Ridge at the upper end of Manhattan. These were the two so called 'outer defenses' maintained by the British to protect their units and supplies in lower Manhattan prior to embarking their troops back home to Europe. The Jaegers remained there until 21 Nov 1783, when they left for lower Manhattan in order to get on board ship bound for home, and turned over those defenses to the Americans."
"From the relatively few remaining records, it is obvious that the Jaeger Corps tried to clean up their muster rolls prior to departing for home. MM was listed as a POW. Based on the thousands of entries in HETRINA, I am convinced that if the Jaeger Company Clerk had reason to believe that MM had deserted, he would have been so listed. All one needs to do is to look at the list of deserters included in the musters of the Jaeger Corps for the last six months in America. (During this period many taken prisoner earlier and who could not be accounted for by the American Commissioner of Prisoners were reclassified by the Hessians as "Deserters'.) Rather, MM was listed as a POW which meant he was taken prisoner in some enemy action. At this point what I do not know is: 'When was he taken prisoner--was it in the first half of Nov. 1783 from either Kings Bridge or McGowans Pass, or had he been taken prisoner earlier and just not reported until the final muster?' Usually the recorded musters were taken every six months but there were monthly 'action reports'."
"If MM was taken in the period between 30 June 1783 and Nov. 1783, there is another possibility. His unit was stationed on Long Island, most likely in the general vicinity of Huntington. There were numerous instances of the American 'Commandos' sailing over from the south shore of CT and making small raids on the British and Loyalists along the north shore of Long Island. The Jaeger Corps were usually the troops on patrol who were sent out to repulse those nuisance attacks, (up until May 1783 when they were moved to Manhattan per above). It is known that the Americans frequently captured and took a few prisoners back with them to CT. Thus it is entirely possible that MM could have been taken on one of these harassment raids and was not previously reported on the surviving Hessian records..."
"...Why did I eliminate the other possible candidates? The Martin Meyer from Hineco, Switzerland who served in the von Stein Garrison Regt. returned home after the War with his unit. He is out of consideration. The Martin Meyer/Mayer who served in the Hessen Hanau Freikorps may never have come to North America. If he did, he may have been sent to Canada as a reserve unit. There is no indication that he did desert. At the same time there is no positive indication that if he did come to America, that he returned home after the War..."
April 26, 1995--The Martin "Myres" listed above found in the 1790 census for Minisink, Orange Co., NY has been discounted as our ancestor. Research in Orange Co. shows this Martin (born in Minisink) with a son John Miers who was an American soldier during the Revolution. This family removed to Wyoming County about 1820 which adds to the confusion when searching for our family who also lived it this county. This leaves the MM in Litchfield Co., CT - to date, research has not turned up any useful information.
II. Surzardus MYERS - b abt 1786 VT; d 25 Jan 1874 Windham Twp, Wyoming Co, PA; m Maria ???; Ch were:
1. Ruth Ann MYERS - b abt 1821; d 18 Feb 1894 Midland, MI; m to Joseph PEASLEY; Harvey (Harry) RUMRILL; Ephraim ALLEN; Ch of Ruth Ann & Harvey RUMRILL were: (a) Homer RUMRILL b 7 Apr 1853; d 9 May 1907 MI; m 21 Nov 1879 Virginia ALGER; (b) Mary RUMRILL b 14 Apr 1858 Midland, MI; d 24 Sep 1907 MI; m Kingsley COMSTOCK; (c) Alice RUMRILL m 6 Sep 1873 in Midland, MI to Charles PINEO; (d) Lois RUMRILL (E) William RUMRILL (f) Cooley RUMRILL
2. Lucinda MYERS - b 18 May 1830 Dimock, Susquehanna Co, PA; d 22 Jul 1886 Rush Twp, Susquehanna Co, PA; m Merritt S. COMSTOCK; Their Ch, all born Windham Twp, Wyoming Co, PA were: (a) Alice COMSTOCK b 12 July 1853; d 29 May 1911; m Frank B. THOMAS; (b) Kingsley COMSTOCK b 21 Dec 1854; d 16 Jan 1908 Midland Co, MI; m Mary RUMRILL; (c) Fernando COMSTOCK b 30 Apr 1858; d 17 May 1894 Stevensville, PA; m Jennie CULVER; (d) Clinton COMSTOCK b 11 Oct 1859; d 17 May 1927 Herrick Twp, PA; m 9 July 1884 to Mary FITCH; (e) John F. COMSTOCK b 16 Nov 1861; d 8 June 1932 Montrose, PA; m 19 Aug 1889 to Ida MCLAUD; (g) Marion COMSTOCK b 29 May 1865; d 18 May 1926 Cleveland, OH; m 15 Sep 1885 Jonas Phineas MCLAUD; (h) Arthur E. COMSTOCK b 8 Jul 1873; d 10 Jan 1938; m 11 Jun 1894 to Edith BROTSMAN
3. Emiline (Emily) MYERS - b abt 1832 NY; d 16 Jul 1888, bur Scottsville Cem, Wyoming Co, PA; m 24 Nov 1856 at Midland, MI to Simeon THOMPSON; Ch: Hoyt THOMPSON b abt 1858 MI, d 22 Dec 1943 at Golden Hill, Wyoming Co, PA; m Jennie ???
4. Lorenzo Washington MYERS - b 29 Mar 1834 (See below)
5. Philander Horton MYERS - b 2 Feb 1836 PA; d 22 Aug 1865 Midland, MI; m Emmogene Munger; Ch were: (a) Ida Lucinda MYERS b 10 Dec 1860; d 26 Jul 1930; m 1 Ded 1898 David R. WHITAKER; m 2nd William A. BUTTERFIELD
6. Eleanor MYERS - b abt 1840 PA
7. Emma E MYERS - b 14 Jan 1843; d 24 Jun 1912 Windham Twp., Wyoming Co, PA; m Benjamin Thomas
Surzardus Myers, also referred to as Zardus, was born in Vermont about 1786 - died in Windham, PA, 25 Jan 1874. He was married to Maria ( ? ). Maria and Surzardus filed for divorce 24 Jan 1854, Court Docket 6, P. 302, Wyoming County, PA - Maria was living in Midland, MI in 1860.
Surzardus was a soldier in the War of 1812 in the 16th U.S. Infantry. He enlisted October 1813. He is described as 5' 8" tall, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, age 28, born Vermont, and a carpenter. He was discharged August 1815 at the close of the war. He had a claim for Bounty Land on February 1851 in Wyoming County, PA, when he was age 65, living in Windham Township (it had his signature on it). If he got the land, it must have been in Jenningsville. In later years he died in a "home". There is a marker with his name & others on it. There is a photo of Surzardus's wife, a tiny birdlike lady wearing what appears to be a lace cap.
In the 1820 census for Brownville, Jefferson Co, NY, Surzardus is living with his wife and two daughters.
In the 1830 census for Springville Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA, Zertus (Surzardus) Myers & wife are shown as age "30-40" - males one "under 5", two "10-15", one "15-20" and females one "under 5", one "5-10", one "10-15". Surzardus is listed as "Zertus Myers" in this census.
In the 1840 census for Windham Twp., Luzerne Co., (now Wyming Co.), Surzardus is shown age "50-60" - wife "40-50" - males one "under 5", one "5-10", one "15-20" - females one "under 5", two "5-10", two "10-15", one "15-20" and one "20-30".
In the 1850 census for Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., PA, Surzardus is shown as age 65 - occupation is listed as laborer - place of birth is listed as Vermont. Maria is listed as age 52 and born in NY. Three others in household, Emiline - age 30, P. Horton - age 14, and Eleanor - age 10.
In the 1860 census for Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., PA, there is an S. Myers (probably Surzardus) shown age 74 - occupation day laborer - Real Estate value $100 - Personal Property Value $25.
In the 1870 census Surzardus is living with William J Knappen (age 63) and his wife Serus (? sp) (age 60). Surzardus is age 85 and claims his birthplace as Vermont.
An obit in the "Tunkhannock Republic", on 1 Feb. 1871: Zardus Myers, in Windham Twp., 26 Jan 1871, aged 85 years.
May 1995 - a request to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. for records of a pension application from the War of 1812 brought no results - no record was found.
III. Lorenzo Washington MYERS - b 29 Mar 1834 Susquehanna Co, PA; d 14 Jun 1902 Jenningsville, Wyoming Co, PA; m 1 Jan 1855 to Ruth TROWBRIDGE b 17 Oct 1836; d 16 Oct 1899 Jenningsville, PA; Ruth was the dau of John and Anna (BROWN) TROWBRIDGE. Their Ch, probably all born Jenningsville, were:
1. Phoebe Jane MYERS - b 5 Jan 1857; d 31 Dec 1941 bur Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford Co, PA; m 22 Oct 1874 in Mehoopany, PA to David Wilmot WALTER; m 2nd to George Arthur SCRIBNER;
2. Mary L. MYERS - b 27 Oct 1858; d 17 Mar 1859, bur Jenningsville Cemetery, PA
3. Charles W. MYERS - b 7 Mar 1860; d 13 Aug 1934 Marcy, Wyoming Co, PA; m 1886 to Permelia Ann HARDING
4. George J. MYERS - b 22 Dec 1861; d 17 Aug 1863
5. Emily (Emma) MYERS - b 22 Dec 1861; d 28 Dec 1955 bur Woodlawn Cem, Elmira, NY; m 17 Jul 1891 Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, PA to John E. FOWLER, Jr.
6. Mary Dorliskey MYERS - b 6 Jul 1866; d 3 Jan 1939; m Issac COLEMAN; m 2nd to Isaac STAYMETS
7. Lorenzo W. MYERS, Jr - b 1 Jun 1868; d 5 Nov 1869
8. Loren Washington MYERS - b 27 Feb 1871 (See below)
9. Silas Houghton MYERS - b 22 Jun 1872; d 30 Jun 1952; m abt 1895 to Rose Mary WANDALL
10. Ruth Ann MYERS - b 29 May 1875; d 9 Oct 1936 bur Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA;
11. Martin H. MYERS - b 5 Jan 1877; d 12 Mar 1964 Mehoopany, PA, bur Jenningsville, PA; m 21 Apr 1904 to Anna Belle HONEYWELL
Early in life Lorenzo Myers learned the trade of shoemaker and later carpenter. For about 20 years he was employed by Tannery Company as a carpenter.
After 1860 Lorenzo and Ruth lived in Jenningsville, Wyoming Co., PA. Ruth did weaving and many yards of carpeting was sold to families of that area.
In the 1860 census for Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., PA, Page 330, Lorenzo Myers appears age 26 - occupation shoemaker - Real Estate Value at $150 - Ruth appears age 22 - Phoebe J age 3 - Charles 3 months.
In the 1870 census for Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., PA, Page 192, Lorenzo appears age 35 - occupation shoemaker - Real Estate Value at $400 - Ruth appears age 33 - occupation keeping house - Phoebe J age 13 - Charles N age 10 - Emma A age 7 - Mary D age 4.
In the 1880 census for Jenningsville, Windham Twp., Wyoming Co., PA, Page 172, Lorenzo appears age 46, occupation shoemaker and place of birth for his mother & father is listed as NY - Ruth appears age 43 - occupation housekeeper and place of birth of mother and father is PA - Emma age 17 - Mary D age 13 - Loren age 9 - Holten age 7 - Rush listed (must be Ruth) age 5 - Martin age 3.
In the 1900 census for Windham, Lorenzo is shown age 66 - born 1834 in PA - father born in PA - mother born in NY - living there is his son Martin age 24, born Jan 1876 - also living there is granddaughter Jennie age 17, born Mar 1883 in PA.
The Jenningsville Cemetery records show Lorenzo (1834-1902) and Ruth (1837-1899). Also buried there are their infants Mary, George and Lorenzo. Coleman of Elmira, Ruth A. Allen of Lopez, Houghton (Hope) and Martin of Jenningsville are also buried at Jenningsville.
The cause of death for Ruth is said to be "paralysis".
THE OBITUARY OF LORENZO MYERS FROM UNKNOWN SOURCE BOOK:
"The object of this sketch was born in Susquehanna County March 28, 1834 and removed to Bradford County with his parents in 1830, and to Windham township in 1844, and to Jenningsville in 1860, where he has resided till the time of his death which occurred Saturday, June 14, 1902, suddenly of heart failure. Though having been in poor health for several years he was able to be about the most of the time seeing to his business, and about three weeks before his death attended the funeral of his son-in-law, John Fowler at Elmira. In early life he learned the trade of a shoemaker, and after that of a carpenter, and for about twenty years was employed by the tannery company as carpenter."
"He was married January 1rst, 1855 to Miss Ruth Trowbridge, a native of Wilkes-Barre. She died Oct. 14, 1899. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom survive as follows: Phoebe J. Scribner, of Lopez; Charles W. of West Pittston; Emily A. Fowler, and Dorliskey M. Coleman, of Elmira; Loren W. and Ruth A. Allen, of Lopez; and Houghten S. and Martin H. of Jenningsville."
"The funeral services were held at the church in Jenningsville on Thursday June 17 and were conducted by Rev. Martin of Mehoopany, with interment in the cemetery there, and was largely attended. In his death, the community has lost a good citizen and his children a loving parent. They have the sympathy of the people in their bereavement. In politics he was a Democrat and always took an interest in the well-fare of the community. He was an industrious citizen and was well known in the county."
IV. Loren Washington Myers - b 27 Feb 1871 Jenningsville, Wyoming Co, PA; d 9 Apr 1957 Athens, Bradford Co, PA; m 1st 29 Jun 1895 to Clara M. STANTON of Scottsville, Wyoming Co, PA, they were divorced; m 2nd on 5 Apr 1900 to Grace A. TAYLOR b 20 Apr 1880 LaPorte, PA; d 5 May 1968 Burlington, Bradford Co, PA; Ch of Loren & Grace were:
1. Baby MYERS - b 28 Mar 1902; d 2 Apr 1902
2. Loren William MYERS (known as Zeke) - b 7 Jun 1903 Laquin, PA; d 23 Jul 1978 Sayre, Bradford Co, PA; m Grace PALMER
3. Mattie Phoebe MYERS - b 13 May 1904 (See Below)
4. Elmer Martin MYERS - b 8 Sep 1906; d 29 Nov 1926
5. Isaac Coleman MYERS - b 1 Nov 1907 Laquin, PA; m 26 Nov 1936 at Chemung, NY to Beatrice Charlotte DAVIDSON
6. Eugene Morris MYERS - b 5 Feb 1910; d 1 Oct 1910
Loren and Grace (Taylor) Myers lived in Laquin and Jenningsville, Pennsylvania. In their later years they had an apartment upstairs at the home of their son, Isaac Myers. Loren was a tall, slender man who even in his later years had a full head of pure white hair, and Grace was a tiny woman (weighing about 90 pounds) who wore her long hair in a bun at the nape of her neck.
Loren worked on dairy farms, at the sawmill in Laquin and the coal mine at Barclay, Pa. There he drove the engine that took the coal to the car.
Grace took care of the house and made many quilts, all hand stitched. She made "Log Cabin" quilts for all the granddaughters when they married. Sylvia says, "She died with mine half-finished and Mom sewed the rest of the quilt top. I carried it around the country for many years. For Christmas of 1992, my daughter, Barbara, finally quilted it for me. It was the nicest gift I received!" Grace also helped out Dr. Coon with birthing babies.
Loren and Grace had two other sons who died young. Their firstborn son died at birth and their lastborn son, Eugene, died suddenly at 8 months of age.
Their son, Elmer, broke his back in an automobile accident in Sheshequin at age 19 - he was paralyzed from the waist down. He died at home about a year after the accident.
Loren and Grace (Taylor) Myers are buried at Ulster, PA.
In the index files at the Wyoming County Historical Society a record of marriage was found: "Loren W. Myers, age 24 - on 29 June 1895 married Clara M. Stanton of Scottsville, daughter of Charles & Mary Stanton by Justice of the Peace, Irvin Eyer.
V. Mattie Phoebe MYERS - b 13 May 1904