Posted By: Joni Hindman (email)
Date: 10/11/2009 at 14:54:56
ISAAC MYERS, a resident and farmer in Penn township, post-office North Liberty; was born Sept. 18, 1841. Settled in Penn township in 1859. He was married Feb. 20, 1868, to Miss Sarah E. Moreland, of Penn township. They have five children: Mary E., Annie E., Iowa E., John and Isaac. He was a soldier in the war in the 2d Iowa Cavalry, was wounded at Franklin, Tenn. He is the owner of 315 acres of fine land under a high state of cultivation, 60 acres of timber land. He is a republican in politics, and voted for the prohibitory constitutional amendment. He held several township offices: clerk, trustee and secretary of school board. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge at North Liberty. He has had rather an eventful life; had his right arm broken when eight years of age, by falling off a barn, had the same arm broken two weeks afterward by falling down, and in 1868 his team ran away with him near Iowa City, and crushed his ankle; one horse was injured so badly it had to be killed. In 1868 he was burned out, lost his home and family clothing, and everything in the house, caused by a defective flue; and in 1875, was burned out again. His brother Samuel, had his leg torn off by a circular saw in 1875, at a mill on his farm. Source: History of Johnson County, Iowa, 1836-1882, page 882.
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