M. Meyers, a leading grocer of Lima was born in German
township, Allen County, Ohio, in 1858, and is a son of Jackson Meyers,
one of the influential and highly esteemed citizens of this city. His
grandfather was William Meyers, an early pioneer of Allen County, who
settled here during the first years of the last century. Jackson Meyers
was born in this vicinity 73 years ago and was one of the best known
farmers in this section; some years ago he retired from active life and
is spending the sunset of life in the enjoyment of the fruits of past
industry. He served more than three years in the Civil War as a member
of the 91st Regiment, Ohio Vol. Inf., seeing much active service and
leaving two fingers on the battlefield of Bull Run.
Our subject received his schooling in the old West School
Building of Lima, and then entered the service of the local street car
company, driving the horses to the first car that made the run over the
lines in Lima. He remained in this employment for three years and then
secured a place as clerk in the grocery store of Beeman & Company.
After remaining with this firm for about 14 years, Mr. Meyers purchased
the stock from them and moved it from the old location at No. 141 North
Main street to his present quarters at No. 124 East High street, where
he carries a complete line of staple and fancy groceries. He is also a
stock-holder in the Superior Brick Company.
Mr. Meyers was married in 1881 to Ida Gamble, daughter of E. D.
Gamble, a justice of the peace in Lima for many years. They have three
children Bess, Fred and Mary. The son is associated with Mr. Meyers in
the grocery business and has a half interest in it. the family are
members of the Disciples' Church.