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Elias Myers is my brick wall

Journal by daneil2229

I have unsuccessfully been able to go beyond my ggg grandfather Elias Myers, born October 6, 1832. He died June 5, 1912, and his obit is found in the Seneca Advertiser. I am going to Tiffin, OH soon to see what the obit includes. I know that obits during that time frame usually did not include parents names the way they do today, so the trip to Tiffin may be an exercise in futility.

I believe he was born in Pennsylvania to Daniel Myers and Molly Clutter. These names were given to me by my grandfather, but he was giving them to me from memory. Unfortunately, the Myers family Bible was passed down from the oldest Myers son and then to his oldest grandson. In this case, the oldest grandson has no interest in his family and cannot locate the Bible. It seems to be lost for ever.

Elias was married to Matilda Benner, July 9, 1829. Her parents were Daniel Benner (December 22, 1783 from PA) and Margaret Snider (December 11, 1793). Daniel Benner may have been married more than once. I have in my possession the Benner family Bible that contain the names and dates.

Elias and Matilda had at least three children listed in the Bible:
Daniel Hobart Myers (Sept. 11, 1864, Licking County, Ohio)
Ida B. Myers (married name Bennet) (Sept. 29,1867 or 68)twin
Ada D. Myers (married name Clinker) (Sept. 29, 1867 or 69) twin

My grandfather told me that the one of the twins always thought she was one year younger that the other, so the date of their births is scratched out and overwritten to read 1868. So much for accuracy for the sake of vanity.

Daniel Hobart Myers married Maria Elizabeth Martch (March 12, 1866) Her parents were Frederick Martch III and Anna Marie Ricker/Ruecker of the Defiance, OH area. Daniel and Lizzie had nine children:
Ida Mae Myers (1891) married name Cardwell
Floyd Emerson Myers (1892)lived west of Fostoria, OH
Chauncey Ray Myers (1895)died an infant at age one
Bertha Susannah Myers (1897)married name McCallister
Glenn Ellis Burnell Myers (1900)moverd to Nebraska for health reasons
Carl Hobart Myers (1903)run over by a plow team during an epileptic fit. Alwida found him in the field.
Blake Albert Myers (1904) my grandfather moved to a farm on Eagleville Road NW of Fostoria, then moved into the city of Fostoria
Nora Matilda Myers (1907)married name Smith
Alta Alwida Myers (1910)never married

Blake Albert Myers (June 10, 1904)married Cleo Fern Elsea (Jan. 7, 1907)They had just one child, my father, Wayne Albert Myers (Sept. 1, 1927).

I suspect that the reason I have hit the wall is because of the variations of the Myers name: Moyers, Mires, Mayers, etc. I find references to Elias Myers in Census reports but never his parents.

This is quite irritating as I know more about my maternal side of the family than the paternal. Any help would be appreciated.


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on 2011-07-20 14:14:48

daneil2229 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2011. is researching the following names: MYERS, HENNERDINE, RUECKER and 10 other(s).

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