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The MYERS Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on MYERS. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Five books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deal at some length with the Mayer and/or Meyer family. They are The Meyer Family in America: Indexes for 25 Years as Taken from the Printed Reunion Pamphlets 1959 through 1974, Brantz Mayer's Memoir and Genealogy of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Family of Mayer which Originated in the Free Imperial City of Ulm, Wurtemberg 1495-1878, Olivette Metzler's Index to the Meyer Family Genealogy, Henry Meyer's Genealogy of the Meyer Family, and Richard Meyer's Our Meyer Family.

There are 90 different first-name entries for Mayer/Mayers/Meyer/Meyers/Myer/Myers in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the these names in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with the following persons (with an identifiable Centre Countyconnection) having a separate profile: Adam MAYER (b. 1834, s/o Adam and Eva Edinger); HENRY Meyer (b. 1840, s/o Henry and Hannah Bierly); HENRY Myers (b. 1848, s/o Henry and Margaret Orner); J.C. Meyer (b. 1861, s/o Jacob G. and Henrietta Furst); J.G.L. Myers (b. 1846, s/o Michael and Catherine Holtzapple); JACOB S. Meyer(b. 1854, s/o John and Eleanor Smith);WILLIAM H. Meyer (b. 1855, s/o George and Mary Arbogast); WILLIAM Myers (b.1846, s/o Joseph and Elizabeth Weaver).

And, now, your ancestors' MYERS neighbors in 1890:

Spelling is MYERS unless otherwise designated.

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Charles Meyer, 28, clerk in hardware store--Garman's Hotel
John A. Myer, 25, laborer--4 North Penn
	Eliza L.
	Victor L. 3
	Thomas H. 8 mos
John C. Meyer, 29, attorney--41 East Curtin
	Lizzie S.
	Edna E.
Roland D., 27, tailor--8 West High
Thomas Meyer, 70, retired--12 North Penn
William T. Meyer, 37, merchant--12 South Spring
	Lizzie S.
	Eva
	Maud

In BENNER Township:

Abraham D., 85, retired--Bellefonte
Joseph T. Meyer, 36, laborer--Bellefonte
	Mary A.
	Charles B. 7
	Bertie A.
	Della M.
Joseph Meyers, 21--Bellefonte

In BOGGS Township:

Lutitia--Milesburg
S. B., 60, wheelwright--Milesburg
	Margaret
	Oscar 26
	Harry 20
	Ida

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Alfred R. Meyers, 23, laborer
	Rosa E.
	Anna B.
	Ronia E.
	Nettie C.
David J. Meyer, 46, lumberman
	Eliza J.
	Mary S.
	John D. 15
John W. Meyer, 39, laborer
	Anna M.
	Cora E.
	Kate C.
	Mary A.
	William W. 8
	Albert E. 6
	John 1
William Myer, 65, laborer
	Lydia
	Alice M.
	David G. 19

In COLLEGE Township:

Daniel, 43, laborer--Houserville
Jones B., 41, marble cutter--Houserville
	Mary E.
	Jared D. 14
	Charles F. 11
	Etta B.
	Thomas E. 7
	Mary M.
	Willis A. 2
Peter T. 42, laborer--State College
	Mary J.
William C., 42--Boalsburg
	Sarah A.
	George C. 11
	Joseph 10
	Marion 7

In FERGUSON Township:

Elizabeth--State College
	Mary E.
Henry F., 34, coachmaker--Pinegrove Mills
	Laura J.
	Mary E.
	Edna M.
Joseph M., 39, carpenter--Gatesburg
	Jennie M.
	Edward F. 18
	Merlin W.
	Eleanor M.
	Cora A.Olie M.
	John W. 4
	Samuel R. 1
	Margaret
William J., 43, coachmaker--Pinegrove Mills
	Florinda J.
	Huyett C. 15
	David P. 13
	Hattie P.
	Frank K. 7

In HAINES Township:

Andrew J. Meyer, 42, farmer--Woodward
	Christina
Jacob Meyer, 65, retired--Aaronsburg
	Lydia
Mary Meyer--Poe Mills
	Cyrus H. 31
	Thomas 27
	Calvin N. 25
	Laura
Philip S. Meyer, 40--Poe Mills
	Annie
	Warren E. 17
	Gertrude
	Bessie B.
	Orvis E. 6
Sarah C.--Aaronsburg

In HALF-MOON Township:

James M., 15--Stormstown

In HARRIS Township:

Annie--Boalsburg
Austin E. Meyers, 29, miller--Linden Hall
	Agnes S.
	George W. 3
Daniel W. Meyers, 40, Laborer--Boalsburg
	Emma L.
	Alvin S. 15
	Helen I.
	Gertrude E.
Elizabeth Meyers--Boalsburg
	Mary
Jacob Meyer, 34, farmer--Boalsburg
	Annie C.
	Catharine
	C. C.
	Mary
John H. Meyers, 59, farmer--Boalsburg
	Phoebe
	Anna L.
	Mervin 16
	George E. 14
	Kate H.
John H., 44, farmer--Linden Hall
	Martha E.
	Blanche E.
	Philip B. 14
	Jacob B. 12
	Bertha C.
	Clara B.
	Beryl P. 6
	Harry B. 3
Norman Meyers, 13--Linden Hall
Philip H. Meyers, 39, professor--Boalsburg
	Sarah
	Dora C.
	Amanda
Rebecca Meyers--Boalsburg
	William H. 22
	Elizabeth
	Anna F.
	John F. 13
Rebecca J. Meyers--Boalsburg
Thomas F. Meyers, 26, miller--Linden Hall
	Minnie C.
	Grace E.
Wesley Meyers, 38, laborer--Boalsburg
	Elizabeth C.
	John P. 16
	Edward H. 14
William Meyers, 37, laborer--Boalsburg
	Alice J.
	Virginia
	Sarah C.
William Meyers Sr., 79--Boalsburg
	Elizabeth

In HOWARD Township:

John, 9--Howard

In HUSTON Township:

Aaron B., 47, farmer--Julian
	Eliza
	Charles C. 14
	Elizabeth
	Amanda
	John S. 9
	Elmer E. 7
	Lyde
	Clara K.
	John 57

In LIBERTY Township:

William D. Meyers, 37, laborer--Blanchard
	Elizabeth
	Maggie
	Ferdinand 14
	Eva
	George B. 8
	Miriam F.

In MARION Township:

Dyvid B. Meyer,  43, farmer--Walker
	Fayette M.
	Henry A. 21

In MILES Township:

Hannah Meyers--Wolfs Store
Henry Meyers, 50, justice of the peace--Rebersburg
	Martha J.
	Jennie
	Henry T. 7
	Mary
	Sallie E.
	Robert W. 1
Jerome A. Meyers, 41, farmer--Wolfs Store
	Clara J.
John Meyers, 85, retired--Wolfs Store
Mary Meyers--Wolfs Store
	Sallie M.
William Meyer, 48, miller--Rebersburg
	Chestie A.
	Maggie
	Earl E. 16

In PATTON Township:

William, 52, laborer--Buffalo Run

In PENN Township:

George J. Meyer, 61, laborer--Coburn
	Mary C.
	Fannie
Jacob S. Meyer, 36, farmer--Penn Hall
	Sarah C.
	John F. 15
	Henry N. 10
	Eleanor
	Edna C.
William H. Meyers, 36, merchant--Coburn
	Hulda S.
	Vernie E.

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Clara L. Mayer, 48--Front Street
	George 22
	Grace
	Charles A. 18
Daniel D., 49, teamster--Water Street
	Margaret
	John C. 24
	Jonathan R. 20
	Annie
	Daniel R. 8
	Alice M.
	Florence
David, 20, laborer--Pine Street
Emeline--Front Street
	Dorsey B. 41
	Maggie
	John W.
	Etta
	Dorsey
Mary--Presquile Street
	James K. 24
	Frank 21
	Mary
	Alice
	Charles 15
	Lydia
Thomas J., 44, groceryman--Front Street
	Nettie M.
	Thomas C. 19
	Charlotta
	Orella

In POTTER Township:

Howard Meyer, 37, carpenter--Centre Hall
	Anna
	Charles R. 14
	Carrie A.
	Earl B. 6
Samuel H., 19, laborer--Centre Hall

In RUSH Township:

Harry, 7 mos--Philipsburg
Thaddeus M., 24--Philipsburg
	Anna M.
	John T. 4
	Minnie B.
	Owen M. 2 mos.

In SPRING Township:

Edith L. Meyer--Bellefonte
Henry, 32, axe polisher--Axemann
	Martha E.
	Walter C. 9
	Ralph 7
	Mary E.
	Eugene 1
Lowell M. Meyer, 40, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Susan C.
	Harry 8
William, 36, laborer--Bellefonte
	Harriet B.
	Leah L.
	Anna E.
	Michael E. 6
	Nannie
	Boyd 2

In WALKER Township:

Elizabeth--Zion
John D., 13--Zion
William T. Mayers, 42, laborer--Hublersburg
	Susanna
	John W. 15