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Unknown; Soon after April 9, 1929
Death Came in Mason City
Benjamin F. Myers

Word was received here of the death of Mr.B.F. Myers, a former resident of this city who passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. F.W. Lyons in Mason City at one o'clock A.M. Tuesday April 9th.

The death of Mr. Myers followed an illness of the past three months with cancer of the stomach and for the past two weeks he had been bedfast. Prior to his removal from this city about twenty years ago the deceased was engaged in farming and lived on a farm east of this city. Since that time he has lived at Cedar Rapids a greater portion of the time and for many years was an employee in the Post Office building in that city. For the past three years he has lived with his children at Marshalltown and Mason City.

At the time of his death, Mr. Myers was in his 78th year af (sic) age having been born at Jamestown, Ohio on Nov. 24th 1851. He came west and in 1882 was married in Benton County to Miss Priscilla Catharine Mauller of Blairstown who preceded him in death, passing away in this city in 1905.

He was the last surving member of his family and eight brothers and sisters who have all preceded him in death.

Those who survive him are two daughters, Mrs. F.W. Lyons of Mason City, Mrs. Geo. Kingshott of Marshalltown, a son Charles T. Myers of Mason City and one step son, A.E. Myers of St. Paul, Minn. Besides these he leaves his grandchildren and a number of nephews.

The deceased has long been a member of the Methodist church and funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the M.E. Church in this city in charge of Rev. J. B. Ackman and Rev. W.C. Cleworth, the later of Cedar Rapids. Interment will be in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetary. Besides his immeddiate family a number of relatives and friends were expected here from Mason City, Marshalltown, Cedar Rapids and other places for the funeral.
Submitted on Mar 25, 2002 by
Todd Myers

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The Belle Plaine Union and Herald; Thursday, October 14, 1920
PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY Daniel Myers Came to Iowa In 1857.
Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Myers, was born near James town, Green County, Ohio, on the 13th day of November 1843, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex Brown, seven and on half miles north of Marengo on September 28, 1920. The above figures show that he was 76 years, 10 months and 15 days old when called to leave the realm where mortals dwell.

In his fourteenth year he came with his parents to Marengo township in Iowa County Iowa and there he spent nearly all of his long and useful life.

He was married twice. In 1867 he led to the marriage altar, Miss Lucretia Ernsberger, who passed into the world beyond our sight, August 8th, 1872. His second marriage was to Mrs. Rebecca Jackson and took place on June the 24th, 1875.

A few years ago he went to Cedar Rapids but it never was home to him and he was afflicted with rheumatism, he returned to Iowa county where in his great affliction he might have better care. For the last few years of his life he was great sufferer and could be moved about the house only in a wheel chair. But he bore it all with fortitude and Christian grace.

He is survived by the suffering widow, two sisters and three brothers, namely Mrs. S. H. Brown, Marengo, and Mrs. D Rucker of Belle Plaine; C. D. and Benjamin who reside in Cedar Rapids and Peter of Marengo, four children, Mrs. T. F. Roche, of Iowa City, Mrs. T. E. Coover of Marengo, Mrs. C. A. Story of Chicago, and Mrs. C. C. Lewis of Ball Club, Minnesota, two step children, Mrs. Fred A. Jackson, Hokomo, Washington and Mrs. Alex Brown of Marengo. He is survived by twenty seven grand children and eight great grand children. These mourn, mingling their tears with many other relatives and friends who suffer on account of his departure.

The funeral service was conducted at 2:30 o'clock upon the lawn under the beautiful trees at the Alex Brown home, the service being in charge of the Rev. C. A. Field. The music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Misses Blanch Walker, Mildred King, Frank Gorsch Walker, Mildred King, Frank Gorsch and Rev. C. A. Field and the remains were placed to rest in the neighborhood cemetery.

The pall bearers were Oscar Crawford, Mike Carter, Jake Schuchert, Will Cooperidge, Eldon Cooperidge, Mike Doyle.

{Submitter comment: submitted by volunteer - no family relation}
Submitted on Feb 16, 2004 by
Ann Archer-Cogan,

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Belle Plaine; 19 January 1905
Funeral of Mrs. Myers
Mary Priscilla Catherine Mauller

(Note: Left side of obituary column torn away so some words missing or only partial). Large Gathering of Friends to Pay Last Tribute.

The funeral of Mrs. B.F. Myers was held at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon, the service being held at the Methodist church conducted by Rev.(___) Q. Robinson, assisted by Rev. C Stauffacher. A large number of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last tribute to one who had (_____) suffering and who had so lately (____ released) from earth's pain.

Mary Priscilla Catherine Mauller was born near Salem, Fairfield county, Ohio, April 3rd 1850, died Jan. 18 1905, aged 54 years, 8 months, 20 days. (_____) 2nd , 1866 , she came with her (_____) to Iowa County, Iowa.

(_____) was united in marriage to Cornealius Myers Nov. 2 1873. Their (____) married life being terminated (_______s) death of the husband Nov. 8 (___) just a year and 8 days after (_____) marriage. To them one son was born, Amsey E. now a resident of Chicago and present at the service. Mary Meyers (sic) was again married to (_____) Meyers (sic) Nov. 13th 1880. To them three children were born, Vera, Theodocia May and Charles T. Other immediate relatives only (___) other remains out of a family (____teen) children D.T. Mauller of (___d), S.D., who was at his sisters side at the time of her death account of sickness in his family was obliged to return before the funeral.

{Submitter comment: Left margin side is torn off}
Submitted on Mar 25, 2002 by
Todd Myers

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