Excerpted From 1884 History of Cumberland, Jasper, and Richland Counties, Illinois, pages 569-570 (Grove Township)
"DR. N. D. MYERS was born in Fountain County, IN, February 17, 1843, and was a son of John and Catherine (Fine) Myers, the former a native of Kentucky, the latter of North Carolina, and of German lineage. His grandfather emigrated from Germany to America before the Revolutionary War, and participated in that struggle, dying in 1792. The father of our subject came to Fountain County, IN in 1829, and engaged in farming, also devoting some time to mercantile pursuits and saw milling. Here he married, and with his wife now resides in Jasper County, IL, they having lived together for fifty-one years. Dr. Myers, after availing himself of all the advantages of the district school, entered Harmonia College, Russellville, In., where he remained three terms, after which he entered the State University at Bloomington, In, taking scientific course. He afterward engaged in teaching, and in the spring of 1868 began the study of medicine with A.T. Steele, of Waveland, IN, reading two years. He then entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, but that institution being burned he went to Cincinnati, where he received his diploma March 1, 1872. He practiced medicine first in Veedersburg, In., afterwards in Brownsville, In. His marriage occurred at Crawfordsville, IN, March 13, 1873 to Mattie J. daughter of Samuel and Sarah A. Ward. Three children have been born to this marriage, viz.: Bessie L., Minnie M., and Lulu P. Dr. Myers has resided in Jasper County, Il. since 1874, and is an esteemed citizen and skillful physician."
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