MICHAEL MYERS, was born January 15, 1822. He and his father (George Myers) were pioneers in various important enterprises. In 1858 they burnt the first kiln of fire brick on the Ohio side of the river, and from that beginning the fire brick industry has grown to mammoth proportions. He and a brother and their father, started the first steam mill in Knox township, which was operated until about 1867. His wife was Hannah Bowles, daughter of William Bowles, a soldier of the war of 1812, who removed to Jefferson county in 1833, and died here in May, 1870. To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Myers were born three children: William F., Jennie M. and Hannah R. Mr. Myers died May 31, 1864 but his widow still survives, having since married again.
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