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DANIEL A. MYERS
Source: 1913 AW Bowen History of Montgomery County, Indiana p 1022
Daniel A. Myers We are always glad in writing the biographical side of these county histories to note that such a large number of the older citizens have spent their lives in the county. It indicates at once a successful, contented and worthy citizenship, and it also indicates that the country is good, for not many ambitious and energetic young men will remain on his "native health" unless it promises as much in the future for the outlay of his energy as other localities, notwithstanding the pleasant associations of the old homestead and relatives. Such a family as that represented by the gentleman whose name forms the caption of this sketch is a pride to any community and deserves all respect and praise, for reasons too patent and too numerous to need recounting here. Mr. M. was b. in Scott Twp, this county on Sept 25, 1841. He is a s/o William and Lydia (Harshbarger) Myers a complete sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. The father of our subject did a great deal of teaming in the days before there was a rr. in Montgomery Co, and when our subject was 4 years old he went with his father on one of his trips with his team to Lafayette, over in Tippecanoe Co, and the old canal there with the boats going up and down made a great impression on the lad who has never forgotten this and other sights of the trip. Daniel A. MYERS grew to manhood on the homestead and there assisted with the general duties during crop seasons and in the winter months he attended the neighboring schools. He remained on his father's farm W. of Ladoga until he was 23. On Oct 6, 1864, Mr. M. was united in marriage to Catherine YENAWINE, who was b. within 10 mi. of Louisville, Ky. She is a d/o Jacob and Margaret (BENCE) Yenawine, who brought her to Montgomery Co , IN when she was 8, the family locating in Scott Twp. where she grew to womanhood and received her education. Her parents later removed to Coles County. Ill. Mrs. Myers folks made the trip from Ky to Lafayette, IN thence So. o n the RR on a flat car to Ladoga, the road still being unfinished. After the marriage of Daniel A. Myers and wife they bought the farm which they will occupy in the norther part of Clark Twp. He started with 150 acres. Working hard and managing well, Mr. M. prospered with advancing years, until he is now the owner of 240 acres. He formerly owned 320 but sold a part of that and he has also provided well for his family. He has been very successful as a general farmer and stock raiser, ranking, as he well deserves, with the leading husbandmen of the southern part of Montgomery Co. 7 ch. were b. to Daniel a. Myers and wife, named as follows: Thomas E, who lives in the So. part of Walnut Twp where he owns a fine farm of his own, married Lola KELLER and they have two children, Russell and Blanche; Minnie A. married Rufus Myers of Jamestown who owns about 800 acres of valuable land near there and they have two children, Lillie and Lambert; William F, who owns and operates a good farm in the Northern part of Walnut Twp, married Cora GRAY and they have two daughters, Hazel and Lida; Elen married Lodi BRADLEY and had one daughter, Lida by that marriage. Mr. Bradley died Jan 18, 1902 and she subsequently mariried James CHAFFIN, and lives int he SE part of Clark Twp, and has one daughter by her second married Helen. Elmer Myers who lives int he SW part of Walnut Twp married Eliza BOWMAN; John, a civil engineer is at present in the Philippine Island building a railroad; Clara H., the youngest child of our subject, married Floyd SMITH and they live in the western part of Walnut Twp, and have two children, Raymond and John. Daniel A. Myers belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he and his wife are members of the Christian Church.
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