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MYERS, Elias


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Date: 3/28/2009 at 21:53:47

~ Source: Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois, 1888, page 800.

Elias Myers, the subject of this biographical sketch, was born in Lancaster County, Penn., in 1828. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth Myers who came west in 1844, and located in Will County, Ill, where the father died in 1845. Elias worked at farming in Will County until 1853, when he went to California, where he was successful in mining operations for a few years. Returning to Illinois, he purchased land in Wheatland Township, Will County, where he was a successful farmer for several years. He married there Miss Sarah Johnson, who died February 13, 1883, leaving a family of three sons and two daughters. The sons, Burton H., Wallace and William, are all substantial farmers of Wheatland Township; Edith L. and Pearly P. are at home. Mr. Myers has ever been to the front in support of measures advancing the interests of his locality. He served as supervisor of his township and on the school board of his district. During the late Civil War he gave liberally of his means for the support of the Union cause. He has been a successful man in business, and besides his large farm of 160 acres in Hancock County, Iowa, and good city property in Aurora, all the result of his own accumulations. His wife, Sarah, was born in Castleton, Vt., and came west with her father, Hiram Johnson, who settled in Wheatland Township, Will Co., Ill., in 1844.


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