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Jacob E. Myers Farm  



"Scene on the farm of J. E. Meyers and Son, breeders of Polled Durham cattle and Poland China Hogs."

To quote Jeff Kenney: Was this the hog farm on the corner of today's State Roads 10 and 17, where the Culver Academies' horse pasture is today?

NOTE - J. E. Myers never owned the land that is now the horse pasture for Culver Military Academy. The first proven by the above plat maps are either J. Duddleston [James Duddleston] or Lewis Cass Dillon and his heirs.


On Ancestry in various family tress his parents are given as Father Franz Meier (1807-1853) & Johanna Regina Epple (1811-) andtheir children as: 1 Georg Franz (1834-1903)
2 Catherine Louisa (1838-1880)
3 Jacob Eply (1846-1931)
4 Gottlieb (1848-1850)
5 Gottlieb Levi (1850-1936)
    Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 Name: Franz Majer
    Event Type: Taufe (Baptism)
    Birth Date: 18 Mrz 1807 (18 Mar 1807)
    Baptism Date: 19 Mrz 1807 (19 Mar 1807)
    Baptism Place: Weingarten, Baden (Baden-Württemberg), Preußen (Germany)
    Father: Johannes Majer
    Mother: Friederika Majer
    Parish as it Appears: Weingarthen
    Page Number: 197;198

    Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
    Name: Johanna Regina Epple
    Gender: Female
    Baptism Date: 29 Jan 1811
    Baptism Place: Evangelisch, Freudenstein, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg
    Father: Johann Georg Friderich Epple
    Mother: Sybilla Manuss
    FHL Film Number: 1184982

    Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929
    Name: Johanna Regina Epple
    Gender: Female
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: 26 Jan 1811
    Marriage Date: 6 Mai 1835 (6 May 1835)
    Marriage Place: Weiler, (Oa Brackenheim), Neckar, Württemberg, Germany
    Father: Johann Georg Friederich Epple
    Mother: Sibylla Manus
    Spouse: Franz Maier
    FHL Film Number: 1184767

    Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929
    Name: Franz Maier
    Gender: Male
    Age: 28
    Birth Date: 18 Mrz 1807 (18 Mar 1807)
    Birth Place: Weingarten
    Marriage Date: 6 Mai 1835 (6 May 1835)
    Marriage Place: Weiler, (Oa Brackenheim), Neckar, Württemberg, Germany
    Father: Johannes Maier
    Mother: Friederike Reuschler
    Spouse: Johanna Regina Epple
    FHL Film Number: 1184767

    Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 Name: Luise Meier
    Gender: Female
    Baptism Age: 0
    Birth Date: 11 Jun 1838
    Baptism Date: 17 Jun 1838
    Baptism Place: Weiler, (OA. Brackenheim), Neckar, Wrtt.
    Residence Place: Württemberg, Germany
    Father: Franz Meier
    Mother: Johanne Regine Epple
    FHL Film Number: 1184767

    Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 Name: Gottlieb Maier
    Gender: Male
    Baptism Age: 0
    Birth Date: 7 Jun 1850
    Baptism Date: 16 Jun 1850
    Baptism Place: Weiler, (OA. Brackenheim), Neckar, Wrtt.
    Residence Place: Württemberg, Germany
    Father: Franz Maier
    Mother: Johanne Regine Epple
    FHL Film Number: 1184767

    Württemberg, Germany Emigration Index District: Brackenheim
    Name: Maier, Franz F
    Birth Place: Weiler
    Application Date: Oct 1853
    Destination: America
    Number: 562311

    Württemberg, Germany Emigration Index
    District: Brackenheim
    Name: Maier, Johanna Regina
    Birth Place: Weiler
    Application Date: Oct 1853
    Destination: North America
    Number: 562311

    U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Name: Johanna Regina Maier
    Arrival year: 1853
    Arrival Place: North America
    Primary Immigrant: Maier, Johanna Regina
    Source Publication Code: 8057.9
    Source Bibliography: SCHENK, TRUDY, and RUTH FROEKLE.
    The Wuerttemburg Emigration Index. Volume 6.

    U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Name: Jacob Maier
    Age: 7
    Birth Year: abt 1846
    Arrival year: 1853
    Arrival Place: North America
    Primary Immigrant: Maier, Jacob
    Source Publication Code: 8057.9
    Source Bibliography: SCHENK, TRUDY, and RUTH FROEKLE.
    The Wuerttemburg Emigration Index. Volume 6.

    FHL Film Number: 981982 Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952
    Name: Gottlieb Myers
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Marital status: Married
    Death Age: 86
    Birth Date: 7 Jun 1850
    Birth Place: Marion Ohio
    Death Date: 8 Nov 1936
    Death Place: Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA
    Father: Frank Myers
    Mother: Johannah Apel
    File Number: 019917



Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M593_342; Page: 207A
Name: Jacob Myers
Age in 1870: 24
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Württemberg / Wurttemberg
Home in 1870: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Argos
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Myers 24
Sarah Myers 23

1876 - The area of the Myers farm - by this map it indicates he purchased his farm farm from J. L. Mosher.


Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 193A; Enumeration District: 108;
Name: Jacob E. Myres
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1880: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah A. Myres
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer Saw Miller
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob E. Myres 34
Sarah A. Myres 33
William Myres 9
Clara V. Myres 6
Amanda A. Myres 4
Ida E. Myres 3

1880 - J. E. Myers


1898 - J. E. Myers


Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 392; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0082 Name: Jacob E Myres
Age: 54
Birth Date: Mar 1846
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1854
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah A Myres
Marriage Year: 1867
Years Married: 33
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob E Myres 54
Sarah A Myres 53
Ida E Myres 20
Sarah P Myres 14
Mary E Myres 11
Tiny E Myres 7

The location is further east and north just south of Rutland was where the Myers hog farm was located but by the plat maps of 1898, 1908 and 1922 it sure was not at the corner of what is St. Rd. 17 & 10. Found is Jacob E. Myers and William H. Myers in the 1920, 1920 and 1930 census for Union township; and the other names around them for 1910 & 1930 match the 1908 plat map. My 1922


1905 - Feb 9 - Jacob Myers of Rutland has sold withing the past week, three head of finely bred maledurham cattle, one wighed over 2000 lbs.

1905 - Apr 17 - For Sale - Early Fortune seed potatoes at 40 cents per bushel - Jacob E. Myers

1905 - Aug. 24 - Close Call By Explosion
    Jacob E. Myers Seriously Injured WHile Burning Stumps

    Jacob Myers, living south of Rutland, met with a serious acciden Tuesdy evening. Durung the summer he has been at work clearing a field of stumps by the use of dynamite cartidges.

    He place one under the stump and then drilled a hole int he stump where he placed the second one. When firing them evidently only the cartidge under the stump exploded while the on imbeded in the stump remained intact.


    Tuesday he was engaged in buring the stumps when this cartridge exploded and part of the charge struck him in the face.

    His face is considerably burned and his eyes were swollen, but there are no other serious injuries.

    Drs. Rea and Parker were called and dressed the wounds. We are pleased to learn that the accident was no more serious and hope the gentleman will be on our streets again in a few days.


1907 - Sale of FIne Stock
    Jacob Myers has recently solf three yough thoroughbred bulls to the folloowing parties
      to M. Stonehill of Argos a 2-year old Plled Durnhamd for $65 to Theo Kile of Route 14 a yearling Short home for $70 tp Thomas Houghton of Union twp a yearling Pollerd Durham for $60
    These were all bargins and the prices probably cannot be duplicated on the remaining animals in Mr. Myers' herd


1908 - Mar 12 - Jacob Myers recently sold a 9-months polled Durham bull to Fred Corse of near Plymouth for $65

1909 - Aug 29 - Jacob Myers is growing some fine peaches this year. He shoed one tuesday that had a circumference of 8 1/4 inches. He says his apple crop was never better.

1910; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0114
Name: Jacob E Myers
Age in 1910: 64
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1910: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1854
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah A Myers
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: General Farm
Employer, Employee or Other: Employer
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Farm or House: Farm
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 41
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob E Myers 64
Sarah A Myers 63
Tina E Myers 19

1911 - Mar 9 - Fancy Prices for stock - Jacob Myers last week bought a 16 months old Polled Durham bill and a cos of the same breed for which he paid $200 qne $150 respectively. He also sold four SHorthonr dairy cows to George Osborn for $355

1911 - Aug 17 - Jacob Nywe od Popule Grove will have 100 bushels of peaches on his trees. Mr. Myers intends to exhibit some of his onions at the onion carnival in Nappanee Aug 23.

1911 - Nov. 16 - Jacob Myers contributes to the Citizen's musuem a 7 pound turnip and a mighty ear of corn, and mrs. Myers to the citizen's larfer a jar of apple butter of which she made 48 gallons in five days.

1912 - Mar 26 - John Kennedy last week sold a team of bay mares, 4 and 6 years old, weighing 1400 each, to Jacob Myer for $ 450

1916 - Apr 27 - Jacob Myers has added a high priced fancy bred Polled Durham cos to his herd. She was bought of D. L. Miller of Franfort.

1919 - Jul 9 - Jacob Myers recently purchased a $500 yearling Shorthorn bull in Chicago

Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T625_456; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 183 Name: Jacob E Myers
Age: 73
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1920: Union, Marshall, Indiana
House Number: Farm
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1854
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Sarah A Myers
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Native Tongue: German
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: General Farm
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob E Myers 73
Sarah A Myers 73
Tina E Myers 28

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992
Name: Jacob Epley Myers
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1846
Birth Place: Germany
Age at event: 76
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Date of Action: 19 Sep 1922

1922 - Jacob E. Myers and his son Wm. H. Myers


1922 - Mar 15 - Jacob Myers is congratualating himself that a recent inspection of his his herd of 26 Shorthorns resulted in a clear bill of health. This is the second time that he has been thus fortunate.

1924 - Dec 10 - Jacob Myers Gives a Name to stock Farm
    "Rich Valley Stock Farm" is the name that Jacob Myers has given to his farm north-east of Culver during the past week

    Mr. Myers says that he has been contemplating namine his farm for about ten years but never could think of a name that was sutable to him and his farm.

    Just recently, Mr. Myers has his herd ofr twenty-one cattle tuberculin tested and it was found that ther were immune.

    He was a lot of six young roan bulls coming on which are beautiful speciemens


1924 - Dec 17 - The Hemiinger family moved int the Jacob Myers property last Saturday.

1926 - Mar 17 - Jacob Myers Celebrated His Eightieth Birthday
    Eighty years of lide on this earth is uncommon for one man, but such is the accomplishment of Jacob Myers who, with member of his family, celebrated the anniversary of his birth last Sunday

    Mr. Myers is a long-time resident of this community.

    He has many friends in the community who will join the Citizen in extedning congratulations.

    Those of his children who attended the celedration were Howard Mikesell and family, William Myers and family and clarence Myers and family. Other children were unable to attend on accounty of sickness.


1926 - Dec 128 - Mr. Jacob Nyers another old soldier of this place is very ill witn the flu

1927 - Feb 2 - Jacob Myers has recently sold three younh throughbred bulls

1927 - Nov. 2 - Celebrated Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Myers celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last Friday and were the recipients of congratulations from a large group of friends, although no special celebration was planned for the day. The couple is looking forward to the observance of the 75th anniversary.

1927 - Dec. 28 - Jacob E. Mayers' Stock Fame Spreads to Virginia
    The prize-winning stock of Jacob E. Myers has been read of in all parts of the county according to newspaper clippings and letters received by this "young" breeder of Union Township.

    The lastest is a letter with newspaper clipping from a Mr. J. M. FIspaw, a breeder of Berryville, Va.. who met Mr.Myers at the stock show at Chicago, and had admired his policies and outlook on life.

    Mr. Myers has a picture on the living room wall of his prize winner and self, with a placard below telling of th achievement and surrounded by the blue and purple ribbons and rosettes awarded.


1928 - dec 28 - Jacob Myers Quite Ill - Jacob E. Myers will known stockman of this community, is reperted very sick at his home. He has undergone an attack of the flue that had left him in a weakened condition.

1929 - Dec 18 - Jacob Myers Quite Ill - Jacob E. Myers well known stock breeder of Union township and veteran of Civil War, was taken to the Argos hospital ladt week with an infected foot caused by poor circulation. Mr. Myers has been seriously ill for some time.
    Rutland - Jacob Myers who is a patient in the Kelly hospital is not improving very rapidly.


1930 - Jan 8 - Mr. Jacob Myers who had been a patient in the Kelly hospital for several weeks was taken to his home last week

1930 - Mar 5 - Mr. Jacon Myers who is in the Kelly hospital for treatment is reprted to be improving slowly.

1930 - Mar 19 - Jacob Myers Celebrated 84th Birthday Sunday
    Jacob E. Myers, Civil War veteran of Union township, celebrated his 84th birthday Sunday at his beautiful country home, and he had a lot of friends to help him do it.

    Ne less a personage in this celebration was his good wife and several other old comrades in arms. These veterans were: Samuel Osborn, age 90; and WIlliam T. COok, age 84 of Culver; Jacob BOwers, age 88 and John Delmarter, age 86 both of Mishawaka.

    The beautiful yard in its rich evergreesn, meatly trimmed was addorned by two large flags on poles and several small ones.

    In the back yard Will H. Myers had erected a new flagpole 48 feet high on which "Old Glory" floated in majesty. At its top is an electric light which lights the yard at night.

    One impressive event was the visit of three mounted cadets from the Culver Military Acadeny. They stopped in fron of the home and saluted the old veterans.

    There were 23 members of the Daughters of Veterans present with 18 of their children.

    Relative present were Mr. and Mrs. Loys Custer of Mishawaka (She is the daughter of Mr. Myers) with their three children: Paul, Harry and Raymond; Mrs. Clara A Swanson of South Bend, a daughter; Mary Mikesell of Culver, a daughter and her sone Glenn.

    Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Myers were in general charge of the occasion.

    Rev. Voris B. Servies, pastor or the M. E. church at Culver, took part in the celebration.


Year: 1930; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 2340352 Name: Jacob E Myers
Birth Year: abt 1846
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Germany
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Union, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Map of Home: View Map
House Number: See 12-45
Dwelling Number: 292
Family Number: 296
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: Yes
Age at first Marriage: 20
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Language Spoken: German
Immigration Year: 1853
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Veteran: Yes

War: Civ
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob E Myers 84
Sarah A Myers 83






JACOB E. MYERS, the honored citizen of Union township, has faithfully followed the patriotic traditions of his race, the representatives of which have always been among the most dependable colonists of the world.

When the native German transfers his home to another land, although he carries with him the pride of ancestry, he at the same time is ready to give his best strength and blood in the support of the institutions of his adopted country.

Thus it was, most emphatically, with Mr. Myers. Born in Germany on the 14th day of March 1846, when he was eight years of age, his parents left the fatherland with him for America, but the father died before reaching New York. Although thus suddenly bereft and with small resources at their command, the widow and her young son bravely faced the situation, and were enabled after a time to reach Marion, Ohio, and locate near that place. In 1860 they transferred the scene of their struggles to Marshall County, Indiana, where they were found at the outbreak of the Civil war. Living in the midst of an intense loyal atmosphere, the sympathies of the sturdy youth were from the first with the Union cause, and as the bitter conflict progressed he was sorely harassed between filial duty and his burning desire to aid in the defense of the institutions, which he knew were to benefit his future.

Finally, in 1864, he enlisted in the Forty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D, and participated in the campaigns of Sherman's great army in its historic marches from Atlanta to the sea, and northward, through the Carolinas, to join the massed forces of Grant pressing down from Virginia.

Following the war Mr. Myers returned to Union township, and entered into the paths of industry with characteristic faithfulness. He devoted himself to the carpenter's trade until his marriage in the fall of 1866, when he wisely decided to base his future on the soil, which always yields its bounties to those who do their work patiently, energetically and intelligently.

First, he purchased forty acres of land, which he cleared of its timber, cultivated and improved with the necessary buildings. This tract he afterward rented for two years, and eventually sold.

In 1876 he purchased his present farm of 146 acres, which was originally wooded land, and for the succeeding seven years, while clearing it of its heavy timber, also operated a sawmill. Gradually he brought the entire area into a state of perfect cultivation, erected a comfortable residence and convenient outbuildings, and had the final satisfaction of creating a valuable and attractive homestead.

He is both a farmer and a stock-raiser of substantial standing, is a citizen of acknowledged worth, and, although never a politician, has always been ready to defend Republicanism since he reached his voting age, two years after the termination of the Civil war, he was among the first to identify himself with the Grand Army of the Republic, and is also a member of the I. 0. 0. F. In his religious faith, he is an earnest adherent to Methodism.

On the 28th of October 1866, Mr. Myers was united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Kaley, born near Bellevue, Ohio, and a daughter of Reuben Kaley, born and reared in Pennsylvania, married in Ohio and a pioneer settler of Union township. Mary (Crouse) Kaley, Mrs. Myers' mother, was born in Germany, coming to the United States in early girlhood and developing into womanhood in the state of Ohio. She became the mother of five children. After her death Mr. Kaley married again, and to this union were born seven children. The father of these families settled in Union township in 1845, and, as was customary with the pioneers, selected timberland as the site of his homestead. The first four weeks after his arrival were spent in a rail pen, but as soon as possible he erected a log house and commenced the clearing of the place. At that time he was simply one of a few white settlers, surrounded by woods and lurking Indians. He spent the remainder of his life in that section, and lived to see it develop into prosperous and progressive community. In politics, he was a Democrat; was a member of the Evangelical church, and widely known and honored throughout Marshall County.

Mr. and Mrs. Myers have had nine children, three sons and six daughters, five of whom are living, William H., located in Union township and a farmer, married Miss Daisy Oiler and has two children; he is a Republican; Clara, wife of John Swanson, resident of South Bend, and engineer and janitor at courthouse, South Bend, has two children; Pearl, wife of Lloyd Custer, and a resident of Mishawaka, Indiana, works in the rubber factory; Mary, is engaged with the Bell Telephone Company at Culver, Indiana; Tina, the youngest, is at home. Mrs. Myers was reared in this county and educated in the township. - A twentieth century history of Marshall County, Indiana pgs. 418-20







Jacob Eply Myers Birth: Mar 14 1846 Germany Death: 21 Aug 1931 Union twp. Marshall county Indiana Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Union Twp Marshall County Indiana, ancestry list him as son of
Franz Maier & Johanne Regina Epple but on death c. parents are listed as "Don't know"


    Jacob E. Myers, 85, Answers Last Call

    Was G.A.R. Veteran

    Prominent Cattle Raiser Dies Suddenly at Country Home From Apoplexy Stroke

    Jacob E. Myers, one of the best known G.A.R. vertans of Marshall county, and outsttanding in Union township as a cattle fancier and farmer, passed away Friday afternoon at his farm home east of Culver.

    The theme of that song of fifty years ago of the grandfather's clock that stopped when its owner died is no more striking nor unusual than that of the American flag flying at hald mast in Mr. Myers yard on the day that he passed away.

    He was an intensely patriotic Civil War verteran and it was his daily joy to hoist the Stars and Stripes from the top of his high flag pole and to salute the Colors with his typical snap and vigor. On Friday he raised the flag only to half mast, the mourning position for soldiers who answered their last roll call, and that afternoon he died.

    Mr. Myers had been in ill helath for several years, but recently had been able to visit in town and was making plans to attend the annual G.A.R. National encampment this year. He had given no indications of not feeling well at dinner, but a few hours later was found unconscious by the side of the yard swing. He died about fifteen minute later of the stroke of apoplexy that had sticken him.

    Mr. Myers was born in Germany, March 14, 1846, and died at the age of 85. He came to this country when six years old and sttled in Ohio with his mother. His father had died att sea.

    At the age of 14 Mr. Myers came to Marshall county and as an orphan worked for 50 cents a day or the equivalent in grain, as few farmers in those days had any ready cash. He helped clear the timber from what is now known as the Busart farm.

    On February 29, 1864, Mr. Myers enlisted in the CIvil War and served until July 20, 1865, as a member of CO. D. 48th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers.

    He was untied in marriage of October 28, 1866, and started farming on the farm now owned by G. H. Fifield, which he purchased for $5 an acre. Later the industrious couple moved to the farm where he lived until his death.

    Mr. Myers has one of the breeders of pure bred polled shorthorn cattle in the state and worked with the goal constantly before hime of some day winning a national prize. This he accomplished in 1927 when he attracted national attention by winning first prize with his yearling "Johnny Logan", at the Iinternational Livestock Show in Chicago.

    He was an active church worker, enthusiastice member of the G.A.H. and Maxinkuckee Lodge of the I.O.O.F. AT one time he was junior voce-commander of the Indiana G.A.R.

    At thie time is his death it is believed that Mr. and Mrs. Myers were the oldest married couple in the county. When they celedbrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1916, over 100 friends joined in observing the happy occasion. The 60th anniverary was celebrated in 1926, but the aging couple did not fell physically able to entertaine a large crowd and only relative and close friends were invited.

    It was one of Mr. Myers main boasts that he had always been a subscriber to the Culver Citizen since it was founded in 1893.

    He is survived by his widow and four children. Five other children had gone on before him.

    The surviving are: William H. Myers, of Plymouth; Mrs. Clara Swanson of South Bend; Mrs. Pearl Custer of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Mary Mikesell, of Culver. A brother, Gottlieb Myers of Michigan; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

    Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Poplar Grove church, Rev. W. H. Warriner, assisteb by Rev. Kaley of the Methodist church of South Bend, officiating.

    Inerment was in the adjoining Cemetery.

    Members of the local post of the American Legion acted as pall bearers and accorded their comrafe military honoras at the grave. Ritual services were in charge of the Maxinkuckee Odd Fellows Ladge. The church was unable to hold all those who wished to pay their last respects to their respected fellow citizen, one who had fought for his country.

    Relatives froma distance atteding the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Myer and three sons and families of Unionville, Michigan; Rev. D. A. Kaley of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Amstuz of South Bend; Mr and Mrs. Loyd Custer and son of Mishawaka; Paul Custer and wife of South Bend; Mrs. Clara Swanson of South Bend; Dr. L. J. Bunch and wife of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Peruker of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Chauncy Overmyer of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs Will Peeples and family of Laporte; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Peoples of Laporte, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Huff of South Bend; Mr.s and Mrs. John Huff of South Bend; Mr and Mrs. A. G. Snell of Lafayette and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Kaley of Logansport.


married 28 Oct 1866 Marshall county Indiana Sarah Ann Kaley Birth 29 DEC 1846 Bellevue, Sandusky county Ohio Death 11 JAN 1946 Union twp. Marshall county Indiana Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Union Twp Marshall County Indiana, daughter of Reuben Kaley & Anna Mary Crouse


    Mrs. Sarah Myers, 99, Oldest Resident of County, Died Friday

    After observing her 99th birthday only last Dec. 9 and making plans to celebrate the reaching of the century milestone this year, Mrs. sarah Ann Kaley Myers died Friday afternoon whil sitting quietly in her favorite chair in the Myers farm home near Culver.

    She had resided there for 70 years, having shared the home with her son, Will Myers and family since the death of her husband, Jacob Myers, in 1931.

    They married Oct. 28, 1866 shortly after his return from service with the Union army in the Civil War.

    Mrs. Myers was born in Ohio, Dec. 29, 1846, and when only six months old was brought to Marshall county by her parents Reuben and Mary Kaley, living in what is known as the Kaley neighborhood. She was a member of the Culver Methodist Church.

    Surviving are s son, WIlliam; three daughters Mrs. Clara Swanson, of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Pearl Custer of Mishawaka; and Mrs. Mary Mikesell of Culver; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and on great-great grandaughter; three brothers: Samuel Kaley, of Culver; Joseph Kaley of St. JOseph, Much; and Jesse Kaley of Iowna, Kansas.

    Funeral services were held SUnday afternoon at the Poplar Groce Methodist church, Rev. Ralph M. Jones officiating.

    Interment was in the adjacent I.O.O.F. Cemetery - - 16 Jan. 1946 - CItizen


children:
    1 Joseph Franklin Myers Birth 8 JUN 1868 Death 19 NOV 1869 Son of J.E. & S.A. Myers Burial: Washington Cemetery Union twp Marshall County Indiana

    2 William Henry MyersBirth: Nov 20 1871 Marshall County, Indiana Death: June 8 1964 Bremen Marshall County, Indiana Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Union twp Marshall County Indiana married Daisy Alice Oyler Birth: 24 May 1876 Indiana Death: 12 Sep 1950 - Los Angeles, California Burial: Washington Cemetery Union twp Marshall County Indiana daughter of William Albert Dr. Oyler & Catherine Hannah Galbraith
      Eva Myers Birth DEC 1886 Indiana married -- Wolf

      Bertha B Myres Birth SEP 1896 Indiana

      Albert Cecil Myers Sr Birth 14 JUNE 1899 Indiana Death 10 OCTOBER 1970 Van Wert County, Ohio married Martha Katharine Railing Birth 28 NOVEMBER 1900 Convoy, Van Wert County, Ohio Death 6 JANUARY 1992 Van Wert County, Ohio

      Clarence W. Myers Birth ABT 1902 Indiana Death 1962 married Carrie L Triplet Birth 1904 Indiana Death 1963 Indiana daughter of Alton Triplet
      Milburn J Myers Birth 1910 Indiana Death 1997 married Anna Mae Bilyew Birth 1924 Indiana Death 2005 Indiana

      Donald Eugene Myers Birth JULY 15, 1911 Indiana Death JAN. 22, 2003 Plymouth, Indiana married Sylvia Irene Polley


    3 Amanda Alice Myers Birth 08 FEB 1876 Culver, Marshall, Indiana, Death 21 MAR 1903 Muncie, Delaware county, Indiana married William Henry Peeples Birth 11 MAY 1871 Lake Maxinkuckee, IN, Death 21 JAN, 1940 Tracey, LaPorte Co, IN married 2nd RIlla Russell son of John R. Peeples & Electra Ann Lettie McMillen
      Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: Mrs Amanda Peeples [Mrs Amanda Myers]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 27
      Birth Date: 8 Feb 1874
      Birth Place: Indiana
      Death Date: 21 Mar 1903
      Death Place: Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse: William H Peeples
      Father: Jacob E Myers
      Mother: Sarah Ann Kaley

      Child:
      Ralph Augustus Peeples Birth MARCH 14, 1903 Delaware County, Indiana, Death MARCH 5, 1948 Leetsdale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania married Jeannette Veronica LaForge Birth 03 JUL 1909 North Chemsford, LaPorte, In Death 21 AUG, 1995 Tempe, Maricopa, AZ daughter of Parents Joseph N. LaForge & Eva Marie Breault


    4 Ida Eldora Myers Birth 2 FEB 1880 Rutland, Marshall county, Indiana Death 14 MAY 1902 Muncie, Delaware county , Indiana, BURIAL Poplar Grove Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana, married 13 Oct 1900 Marshall county , Indiana Augustus Gibert Snell born Birth 24 Aug 1875 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana Death Date: 16 Dec 1945 West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Burial Grand View Cemetery West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana he marred 2nd Ida Richter. son of Albert Snell

    5 Charles Ruben Myers Birth 1882 Death : Nov. 12, 1887 Son of J.E. & S.A. Myers Burial: Washington Cemetery Union twp Marshall County Indiana

    6 Sarah Pearl Myers Birth 8 FEB 1886 Marshall Co., IN Death 26 JUN 1970 Mishawaka St. Joseph county Indiana' married 14 Apr 1907 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana Lloyd Charles Custer Birth 14 AUG 1882 Dublin Twp., Mercer Co., OH Death 27 OCT 1963 Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., Michigan son of Parents Jonathan Custer & Nancy Ellen Donovan
      Paul Edwin Custer Birth 25 JUL 1908 St. Joseph Co., Indiana Death 14 JUL 1994 Pinellas, Florida married Jeanne Miriam Sager Birth 31 AUG 1909 Elkhard, Elkhart Co., Indiana Death 20 DEC 1990 Manatee Co., Florida daughter of Oliver John Sager and Maura Millicent Sage

      Harry M. Custer Birth 26 MAR 1910 St. Joseph Co., Indiana Death 10 DEC 1994 South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana married Evelyn M --- Birth 1909 Death 1992

      Raymond Custer Birth 6 AUG 1919 St. Joseph Co., Indiana Death OCT 1986 Milford, Kosciusko Co., Indiana Fredonna Bitner Birth 14 AUG 1927 Indiana Death 20 NOV 2010 Grace Village Nursing Home, Winona Lake, Kosciusko Co., Indiana


    7 Clara Viola Myers Birth: Aug. 19, 1873 Indiana Death: Feb. 19, 1975 Houston Harris County Texas, Burial: Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery Houston Harris County Texas married January 18, 1893 St. Joseph County Indiana John A. Swanson Birth OCT 1863 Sweden Death DEATH Mar 1927 Indiana, BURIAL Riverview Cemetery South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana probably 1st son of Andrew Swanson & Christine
      Marie S Swanson Birth ABT 1901 Indiana Death 8 MARCH 1988 married Lisle Kern Bunch Birth 6 AUGUST 1896 Lakeville, St. Joseph County, Indiana Death 24 JUNE 1983 Harris County, Texas son of Harrison Bunch & Emma

      Edgar George Swanson Birth 15 Jun 1897 South Bend, Indiana Baptism Date: 22 May 1898 Bethany Lutheran Church, La Porte, La Porte, Indiana Death 22 Jun 1978 Santa Clara county California; married 3 Jul 1919 South Bend, Indiana, Louise Pearl Hoover Birth abt 1898 Birthplace: Indiana


    8 Mary Eliza Myers Birth 18 JAN 1889 Indiana Death 25 FEB 1970 - Sarasota, Manatee, Florida married Aug 27, 1908 Marshall, Indiana Howard Edgar Mikesell Birth: Aug 23, 1887 Death: Apr 1959 - Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida son of Nathaniel A Mikesell & Rachael A Bryant
      Dormand Ellis Mikesell Birth 22 DEC 1910 Indiana Death 27 JUN 1974 • Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida married Mary Katherine Link Birth 29 OCT 1910 Memphis, Tennessee Death 1 NOV 1999 Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida,

      Glen Elmer Mikesell Birth 27 JUL 1915 Culver, Marshall, Indiana, Death 15 JUL 1999 Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida Rita Marie Bunting


    9 Tiny Ellen Myers Birth September 11 1892 Death Dec 25 1928 Union twp Marshall County Indiana Burial: Poplar Grove Cemetery Union twp Marshall County Indiana
      Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Myers Dies

      Tiny Ellen Myers daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Myers of Union township passed away a 3 o'clock Tuesday afternnon, Dec 25 at the home of her parents.

      Besides her father and mother, she leaves three one brother, Wm. Myers of Culver; three sisters: Mrs. Clara Swason of South Bend; Mrs. Pearl custer of Mishawaka; and Mrs. Mary Mikesell of CUlver

      She was born September 11 1892

      Funeral Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Popular Grove with burial at Piplar Grove Cemetery. Rev. Servies will officiate




Ad 13 Feb 1957 selling the "Old Jacob Myers farm" by Dormand & Howard Mikesell; grandson and son-in-law of Jacob.







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