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Subject: [PA] MYERS and related surnames--moved from Central PA to Ohio
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 16:00:29 EST

I have several publications from the South Central PA Genealogical Society
which detail from various sources migration from Central PA to Ohio. I have
abstracted the Myers data from these publications:

Publication #53 July-October 1993, Gone to Ohio--Champaign, Crawford and Wood
Counties from Pennsylvania Counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,
Lancaster, and York, compiled by Gloria L. Aughenbaugh:

Source: History of Crawford County, Ohio by Baskin and Battey, Historical
Publishers, Chicago 1981

Henry COUTS, farmer, born 4 July 1810 Lancaster Co., PA son of Christian COUTS
(Rev. soldier), family to Ohio 1821, married 25 Aug. 1833 Sarah Ann PETERMAN.
Listed among the children is Jeremiah B. born 12 Mar. 1846 who married Susan

Gen. Samuel MYERS born 4 Dec. 1802 near Lancaster, PA, son of Abraham MYERS
married 1st Rebecca DEARDORF (31 July 1808-17 July 1845); OH 1827; 10
children; married 2nd--22 June 1848 Mrs. Hannah HAMILTON; one son, born 2
July 1849; elected to State Legislature 1848; elected Brigadier General 3rd
Brigade, 11th Div. OH Militia.

Source: Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood Co., OH,
pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers Co. 1897

J.C. WITMORE born 1 Sept 1839 Franklin Co., PA, family to Ohio 1850; married
29 Nov. 1862 (Seneca Co.) Mary A. KRABILL. Licensed German Baptist minister.
J.C. was the son of Johathan and Catherine COVER WITMORE. Johathan (J.C.'s
father) died 1 July 1886--he never knew his age. He had a first wife whom he
married in PA whose name is not known and they had a daughter who married John
MYERS (see entry below). He then married second Catherine COVER who is the
mother of J.C. above.

Isaac NEIFER born 29 July 1813 in New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA. He married
13 Nov. 1838 Harriet OBERLY, born 16 May 1821 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co.,
PA, daughter of Adam and Catharine MYERS OBERLY. The family moved to Ohio in

D.J. REX, born 31 Dec. 1818 Adams Co., PA, only child of Jonas and Leah MYERS
REX, 1826 family to Crawford Co., Wood Co. 1863. Jonas and Leah MYERS REX,
natives of Adams Co. "to Richland Co. at an early day."

Christian STOUDINGER born 24 Feb. 1833 Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, son of John
STOUDINGER; emigrated 1854 ship "Satellite" from Havre, France; proceeded to
York Co., PA where he had friends; to OH 1861 where schoolmate Frederick
BOWER resided; enlisted Aug. 1862 in Co. I, 111th OVI; married 25 Oct. 1865
Elizabeth MYERS, born 9 June Canton Schaffhauser, Switzerland, daughter of
Christian and Magdalena SWITZER (died Aug. 1895) MYERS who emigrated in 1855.

John MYERS, born 13 Oct. 1826, Franklin Co., PA son of Adam and Elizabeth
GUIPE MYERS; married 1848 Malinda WHITMORE (died 1875; OH 1852; no children.
Adam MYERS born Lancaster Co., PA married Elizabeth GUIPE born PA; children;
Catherine, decd., Elizabeth decd., Fanny married John HECKMAN of Franklin
Co., Sarah decd., Mary married John WALTERS of PA, Nicholas res. IL, John,
and Adam who died in the Army.

Elias HANELY, born 30 Sept. 1817 Lancaster Co. 1830 son of Michael and Susanna
Stoner HANELY; family to Stark Co. 1830; married 1844 Susanna SHRINER (died
June 1891), daughter of John and Mary HOOVER SHRINER of Ashland Co.; Wood Co.
1846; children include: Samuel who married Elizabeth MYERS.


Gone to Ohio, Logan, Mahoning, Stark and Trumbull Counties, from Pennsylvania
Counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster and York compiled
by Gloria L. Aughenbaugh, Special Publication #54:

Source: History of Logan County and Ohio, Chicago; O.L. Baskins and Co., 1880

S.B. MYERS, farmer/cooper by trade, born 1822 York Co., PA married 1843 Susan
ELCOOK (also born York Co.); OH ca. 1853; children--Alivina S. and Wesley C.
Mr. MYERS' parents died in PA.

Source: History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Cleveland; H.Z. Williams

Trumbull County, Hartford Township: John KEPNER, born 7 Oct. 1784 Cumberland
Co., PA purchased 636 acres Hartford Twp. in 1805; returned to Cumberland Co.
and married Elizabeth DUBS. Moved to Ohio Spring 1807; served in War of 1812;
fell from barn roof and died 20 Mar. 1833. Among his children is: Jane born
13 March 1813 who married Eli MYERS.


Special Publication #23 July 1983, compiled by Edna Renner and Yvonne

Information found in newspapers of Astoria, Fulton Co., IL, 1886-1917 and
Crawford Co., Ohio, 1891-1939:

Death Notices and Obituaries, Astoria, IL, Newspapers:
1888: Joseph MYERS, father of Mrs. Daniel BLEMER and Willam MYERS died 18
May age 80 at his home in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA.
1900: Mary MYERS, married 1st Samuel BRICKER married 2nd Samuel BAUMGARTNER
died 1 Sept. age 68 born Adams County, PA.
1906: Mary MYERS wife of J.B. MYERS died 8 Aug. born Hanover, York Co., PA.
1909: John B. MYERS died Nov. age 94 born Adams Co., PA.
1915: John William MYERS died 22 June born PA.
1915: Adlina MEYER widow of Isaac BRILLHART died 28 June born York Co., PA.

Crawford Co., OH Newspaper (clipping, exact newspaper unknown, but probably
Bucyrus Journal) 1923 (exact date unknown):

Elias CRALL, son of John and Elizabeth CRALL, was born near Harrisburg,
Dauphin Co., PA October 9, 1850, and departed this life Aug. 20, 1923, aged 72
years, 10 months, and 11 days. (There is more information given.) Among the
survivors is listed his sister: Susie MEYERS of Enid, Oklahoma.


Special Publication #43, July 1990, Gone to Ohio, Ashland, Brown, Columbiana,
Harrison, Jefferson, and Richland Counties from Pennsylvania Counties: Adams,
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, and York, compiled by Gloria L.

Source: History of Ashland County, Ohio by George William Hill, M.D. 1880

The Pioneers:
James CLARK, born 7 Oct. 1790 Chambersburg, PA; family to Washinton Co., PA
1797; OH 1814; married 1st 1830 Charlotte MYERS (died 1841) daughter of Jacob
MYERS, married 2nd Miss MARSHALL. Children with first wife: Josephus, John,
M.L., James M., Mary A. MCBRIDE, and Mrs. C. SHARRICK.

Green Township:
George BITTINGER born Franklin Co., PA to OH 1827; married Susanna DERR;
children include: Catharine who married Peter MYERS.

Perry Township:
J. MYERS, born 1822, Cumberland Co., PA, second son of Abram and Susannah
MYERS; married 1847 Elizabeth MILLER; OH 1866; children: Abraham, Augustus,
May Isabel, George F., John J.S., Elizabeth L., David E., Catharine E. and
Elmore Oscar.

Jackson Township:
William MYERS, born 24 Sept 1830 Center Co., PA son of Henry and Barbara
FOREMAN MYERS; married 1866 Mary MILLER (born 4 June 1848 Lancaster Co., PA),
daughter of Peter and Elizabeth MILLER; children: Corren, Orlando, and Henry

Source: History of Columbiana County, Ohio, published by D.W. Ensign and Co.,
Philadelphia, 1879:

Knox Township:
Jacob SHAFFER, born 1791, Lancaster Co., PA; to Ohio 1804; first wife killed 2
June 1822 during a church service. Married 2nd--Nancy LINARD born PA in 1804;
among children of 2nd marriage: Hannah who married John MYERS.

Springfield Township:
J.A. MYERS, born Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., PA, son of Hiram and Jane Ann
DEAN MYERS. to Ohio 1832; druggist; Liverpool Township.

From: 1750-1977 Links A History of Springfield Township by Mabel Davis
Philip SIPE of York Co., PA; married Magdalena MESSERLY, daughter of Peter
MESSERLY. Magdalena was an only child, so Peter and his wife went to OH with
Philip and Magdalena SIPE in 1803. Children of Philip and Magdalena MESSERLY
SIPE include: Jacob born 1808 who married 1st Rachel KRINER who died in 1855.
He married 2nd--Sophia ELDER and among the children of this marriage is:
Ephraim who married 1st--Estella MYERS--5 children. He married 2nd--Elizabeth

Source: A Historical Collection from Columbiana and Fairfield Townsihp
1805-1975 by the Heritage Committee 1976 Marilyn Durr, Editor:

Henry SEACHRIST born 1813, Lancaster Co., PA married Apr. 1834 Margaret
WINDLE--10 children. Among the children are: Elizabeth born 1837 who married
Elias MYERS and Leonard born 1852 who married Susan MYERS.

Source: History of Richland Co., Ohio 1880 Compiled by A.A. Graham Mansfield,
Ohio, A.A. Graham and Co., Publishers, 1807-1880:

Blooming Grove Township:

Peter MEYERS, carpenter, born ca 1840, Adams Co., PA; left there ca 1870;
married 20 Oct 1868 Mary Ann ALBERT; had one adopted daughter.

Franklin Township:

Hezekiah KOHLER, farmer, born 25 Apr. 1825, Adams Co., PA; Ohio 1829; married
1854 Rebecca C. MYERS born Ohio, 8 children.

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