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Settlers XXVIII: Descendants of Henry Myers and Anna Margaretha Enderson
The Myers Legacy

We are indebted to Timothy Myers for this encyclopedic historical presentation of the heritage of the Myers family that came to Sullivan County in the nineteenth century. For a full review of all the ancestral families related to the Myers genealogy, please consult The Myers Family With Some Related Lines. In early 2002, Timothy dropped a note to the Sullivan County Genealogical Web project that sets the context for the history we are about to read:

Bob, here are several genealogy reports for ancestors of mine. My Myers ancestors lived in Cherry Township for some time, about 1855-1864 and then again 1880-1882 or so. My grandfather Myers was born in Eldredsville in 1903, too. After her first husband died, my great grandmother, Lucy Sturdevant, married Peter N. Myers. She had bought a home on the northwest corner of the John Bryant Land Warrant, along the border of the land of a farmer named Lemon Yaw. That land was eventually transferred into both of their names--Peter and Lucy. I have recently located this old farm which is in disrepair, but I did get photos of the old house which is barely still standing. They had left Sullivan County for Bradford County for good by 1913, but I hope you will find this information of value.

Thanks
Timothy Myers

At the end of the eighteenth century, numerous families were migrating from Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey to the Bradford and Sullivan county areas of Pennsylvania. Among these were the Kishbaugh and Myers families. Timothy Myers' introduction led me to read the family history and begin to understand their story. It is also a history of itinerant lumbermen and their families, and the culture of northern Pennsylvania between 1850 and 1930. This culture entails much more than just a genealogy of farmers, merchants and lumbermen. We learn about a peculiar game called "crokinole" that became such a craze that a furniture store in Leraysville shipped game boards by the dozens to buyers in rural Pennsylvania. We also learn about a wife and mother who took time to write exotic music for the tango! These are just examples of the ideas and anecdotes afloat in this marvelous story.

In this respect, there is no more fitting tribute to the Myers ancestry nor to the efforts undertaken by Timothy on behalf of recovering this history than his own words upon encountering the graves of his ancestors:

On April 20, 2000 as I stood with my Dad, Victor Roy Myers, at the Old Sturdevant Cemetery in Black Walnut, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, I had these thoughts:

Thinking of the faces of generations,
they seemed to whisper
to us
as we stood there
in that place
and their whispers
were carried by the trees
and pushed by the limbs
down to us
on the breeze
and we heard them!

In 2005, Timothy finally published his encyclopedic The Myers Family History (Watervliet, NY: Myers Publishing Company). Additional detailed information on the Myers and related families is presented in this book. The Sullivan County Genealogical Web Project is grateful to Timothy Myers for his research in this regard and will purchase and contribute a copy of this history directly to the Sullivan County Historical Society in Laporte, Sullivan County, PA.

Descendants of Henry Myers and Anna Margaretha Enderson
The Myers Legacy


Deed of Land in Sullivan County
To George Y. Myers (1820-1881) and Philip R. Hinkle
Indicates Early Presence of the Myers Family in Sullivan County
January 18, 1858
Source: Deeds Book, Sullivan County, page 169, Laporte, PA

Generation No. 1

HENRY MYERS was born in 1756 in Bucks county, PA, and died after 1837 in Roaring Creek, Columbia county, PA. This was the year in which he applied for a Revolutionary War pension. This request was denied; fifty years after the event, he had thrown away his discharge papers and could not prove at least six months of military service. He married ANNA MARGARETHA ENDERSON August 7, 1777 in ZIon Lutheran Church, Oldwick, Lebanon, Hunterndon County, New Jersey.

Notes for HEINRICH MAYER (MYERS):

The newly discovered (December 30, 2002) information on Henry proves what has been suspected for some time, that some of the earliest genealogy records prepared by a distant relative who was a National DAR Chairwoman were not accurate. Henry did not come from Schuylkill County and his ancestors probably were not of the New Netherlands De Meyert family.

While looking through the Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files (Volume II: F-M by Virgil D. White, 1991), Tim Myers found a two line listing for Henry Myers who had served on the NJ Line during the Revolution. Someone from Columbia County, Pennsylvania had applied for a Soldier's Pension on August 23, 1837. The listing stated that the soldier was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and lived in Hunterdon County, New Jersey until moving to Columbia County, Pa in 1805. Says Tim, "a light bulb went off in my head and I began to look for any supporting information. I discovered some records in the New York Genealogical Magazine of the Zion Lutheran Church, Oldwick, Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Published in various issues over several years time were various records, including a marriage record of Henry and Margaret Enderson, and several birth/baptism records. Awesome!!! I then made a trip to the National Archives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and found the Pension file for Henry on film (see photos below). I was shocked to see that he applied for the pension in 1837 himself when he was 82 years old. The depostion he gave proves very insightful as well. The Court of Common Pleas, where his petition was heard, held that Henry had been a soldier in the New Jersey Miltia and as a substitute, but since he did not have his old discharge papers he could not prove at least six months service. It looks like he actually served for many more than six months. These documents are very interesting reading. Henry first stated that he was drafted for six weeks in the fall of 1777 into the militia and was quartered at Cramer Ferry. He then volunteered for the last two months of 1777 and was stationed at Sommersett (sp) near General Dickinson's headquarters. Henry also stated that in the winter of 1778 he served as a substitute in the same Militia in a company commanded by Capt. William Hazlett for one month at Bond Brook, Somerset County, NJ. In the spring of 1778, he again volunteered in the Company commanded by Captain Jacob Anderson for two months and was also stationed at Bond Brook, Sommersett County under Major Abraham Bunnel. Henry next was placed by Jacob Fash (sp), an agent of Congress, to work in the Mount Hope furnace in New Jersey, casting balls for the use of the army. Henry worked in this furnace for two years. Henry stated that his offcers during the time he served were: Colonel Abraham Bunnel, Major Rhinehart, Captain William Hazlett, Captain Jacob Anderson and General Dickinson. He was stationed part of the time near where General Dickinson lived. He stated that the English were at New Brunswick while he was at Bond Brook and that he never did get involved in a battle."




Pension Application for Revolutionary War Service
Henry Myers
August 23, 1837
Source: National Archives
Photos by Timothy Myers

Notes for ANNA MARGARETHA ENDERSON:

She is called Margaretha on the earliest record for baptisms of her children, and Anna Margartha, then Margaret, and finally Peggi(y).

Children of HENRY MYERS and MARGARETHA "PEGGY" ENDERSON were:

i. MATTHEUS MYERS, b. February 16, 1777.

More About MATTHEUS MYERS:

Baptism: April 23, 1777, At Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - Witnesses were Mettheus Myers and his wife.

ii. JOHN JACOB MYERS, b. September 15, 1779, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

More About JOHN JACOB MYERS:

Baptism: March 27, 1780, Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, at Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - Anna Maria Meyer was the witness.

iii. JOHANN HENRICH MYERS, b. August 23, 1783, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

More About JOHANN HENRICH MYERS:

Baptism: September 04, 1783, Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, at Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - Henry Myers and Wife were witnesses.

iv. JOHAN GEORGE MYERS, b. June 04, 1785, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

More About JOHAN GEORGE MYERS:

Baptism: August 17, 1785, Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, at Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey

v. WILHELM MYERS, b. November 25, 1787, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

More About WILHELM MYERS:

Baptism: June 02, 1788, Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, at Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - Parents were witnesses.

vi. JOHANNES MYERS, b. September 15, 1789, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

More About JOHANNES MYERS:

Baptism: May 13, 1790, Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, at Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - Parents were witnesses.

2. vii. DANIEL MYERS, b. September 06, 1791, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey; d. about August 1825, Mifflinville, Mifflin Twp. Columbia, Pennsylvania.

viii. MARX MYERS, b. July 16, 1793, Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

More About MARX MYERS:

Baptism: August 04, 1793, Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, at Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon, New Jersey - Parents were witnesses.

 

Generation No. 2

2. DANIEL MYERS (HENRY MYERS) was born September 6, 1791 in Spruce Run, Lebanon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and died about August 1825 in Mifflinville, Mifflin Twp. Columbia, Pennsylvania. He married MARY SUSANNA PAYNE in 1817, daughter of JACOB PAYNE and RACHAEL _________. She was born April 1799, and died June 10, 1868 in Nescopeck, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Notes from Timothy Myers, our contributor, for DANIEL MYERS:

In June, 2000 my Dad, Victor R. Myers, and I went to the Columbia County Historical Society in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. We also went to Mifflinville and Briggsville/Nescopeck to visit the Mt Zion Union Church and Cemetery. All of the Luzerne County and Bradford County Histories from the 1870's - 1890's have biographical information on the family of Peter Myers, John P. Myers' brother and Daniel Myers' son. In these histories, there are statements taken at a time when the people who would know were still living, that Daniel Myers died and was buried in Mifflin Township, Columbia County, PA. There are only three Cemeteries in Mifflin Township. The Brown Cemetery (likely the old Mifflinville Cemetery), the Creasey Family Cemetery. and the Mt Zion Church Cemetery (which is in Bridgeville, Nescopeck, not Mifflin Township). The Creasey family Cemetery has almost exclusively members of that family. The Mt Zion Cemetery is well documented (and not as old as the Brown Cemetery). The so called Brown Cemetery is by far the oldest cemetery, with several Revolutionary War soldiers buried there. It has numerous field stone markers and many missing markers. As one goes toward the back of the cemetery the stones seem to get earlier. There is a field stone in the very southwestern corner with the name worn off (if it was ever there) but with the clearly chiseled date " 11 8 182_ ". At one time, I thought this could very well be a likely date when Daniel died (11th August, 1825? - at least it gives me hope!!!)). A distant cousin, Hope Ziegler, argues that family tradition held that Daniel was buried in the Nescopeck Cemetery [which I have learned is what Mt. Zion Cemetery was called for a time], and told of visiting his grave on Memorial Day. Mary Susanna Myers re-married to Jacob Hinkle, and they had Elizabeth Margaret on December 11, 1829, just two years later.

However, much of this speculation turned out to be off the target. I eventually discovered Daniel's grave in the Old Mifflinville Cemetery which is right in Mifflinville.

Henry Myers' deposition for his Revolutionary War Soldiers Pension application states that he was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and went to Hunterdon County, New Jersey, to Lebanon Township some time after and that he subsequently went to Columbia County, Pennsylvania in 1805. The 1810 US Census has Henry Moyer in Northumberland County, at Mifflin/Catawissa Twp. again with the correct number of children.

Daniel Mayers is listed on the 1811 Mifflin Township annual taxable List, he would have been 20 years old.

Daniel Neyer is listed under the "N's" in the 1816 Annual Taxable, Catawissa Township, list with " 60 acres , 0 horses, 4 cattle, real $143, personal $20, occupation farmer.

Daniel Myers is listed in the 1821 Annual Taxable list as no acreage, 2 horses, 1 cattle.

Daniel Myers is listed in the 1822 Annual Taxable with 50 acres, 1 horses, 1 cattle.

_____ Mayer (Mayen) is listed in the 1824 Annual Taxable with 50 acres, 2 horses, and 2 cattle.

Daniel (F. or T.) Moyers or Myers is listed on the 1825 Annual Taxable with 50 acres (crossed out), 2 horses, 2 cattle.

Daniel Moyens or Myers in the Triennial Taxable list of 1826 is shown on lands of (J. Creasy?) with the notation "dead, to be charged to A. Ludwig' 1 horse, 2 cattle - farmer. It is not currently known why he is not listed on the taxable lists of the missing years.

There are references to the fact that Daniel died after being struck by lightening during a thunderstorm while out in one of the fields. Mr. Harding's notes (see below) mention this, as does family tradition. It is presumed that he died in late summer. As was the case in those times, Mary Susanna re-married fairly quickly. She had four small children to support. The family stayed in the Mifflinville area for many years, or migrated north into Sullivan and Bradford Counties and then returned to this area later in life.

Winifred Myers Love also stated that Daniel served in the War of 1812. She has him listed on Page 31 of the Muster Roll of Pennsylvania as a Private serving under Captain John Beuhlerm, 3rd regiment, 1st Brigade under Colonel Lafener; serving October 24, 1814 to December 5, 1814. He was 23 years old at the time. This Danile Myers lived to 1852 so it cannot be ours. Most of the rest of the information from Winifred for Henry and preceding persons is not correct!

A lot of the tax records come from Mary Kishbaugh Hunsinger via 1970's notes from a Mr. Harding (he researched for Mildred Davis Myers of Moravia, NY) and from Winifred Myers Love through Hope Zeigler. During my last trip to Pennsylvania during August 2002, I researched and made copies of all of the taxable records for myself and verified this information as correct.

Notes from Timothy Myers for MARY SUSANNA PAYNE:

Mary Susanna Payne had a very tough time of it, so it seems. After she married Daniel Myers, they quickly had four children from 1818 to 1825 when Daniel suddenly died. It is assumed that she lived with and cared for the children by herself for about three years. At that time, she married Jacob Hinkle and they moved to New Albany, Albany Township, Bradford County, PA, where they appeared on the 1830 US Census. They would have taken the Berwick Turnpike North to Lycoming (later Sullivan) County, to Cherry Twp and then taken the turnpike east to New Albany. The Berwick Turnpike, which was built from 1818-1822, replaced the earlier Susquehanna-Tioga Turnpike, which was finished in 1810. A search of the taxables for Albany Township did not establish what year they moved to the area from Columbia County nor what year Jacob died. Jacob Hinkle's family appears on the Albany Township, Bradford County, PA 1830 US Census. Mary Susanna's family seems to have moved back and forth over the Berwick Turnpike to Columbia County and Luzerne County (across the river) and back to Sullivan County until Peter Nathaniel Myers married Lucy Lee. Then they stayed for some years before moving to New Albany and other parts of Bradford County. Her son Peter went north for some years before going back south to Nescopeck until 1893 when he moved north to the Tioga/Sullivan/Bradford region for the last time. In any case, Mary Susanna (she seemed to prefer "Susanna" to "Mary" for some years] at some point ended up in Dushore, Cherry Township, then Lycoming County. A search of the Lycoming County taxables cannot help establish a time frame for this relocation because the county incredibly destroyed all of the early tax records. The archives in Harrisburg need to be searched for this information. Did she move to Lycoming/Sullivan County with Jacob Hinkle and then he died, or did she move there with the children after he died?

The Susanna Hinkle family appears in the 1840 US Census, on the second Cherry Twp. page for Sullivan County. She had one daughter between 5 and 10 years old, Elizabeth Hinkle; an unknown female between 20 and 30, and herself at 40-50. The family included 3 males between 15 and 20, John P., George Y., and Peter Myers, and one under 5 years old, Philip Hinkle. It would be logical that she was already living there with Jacob Hinkle at the time of his death. John Mosier, whose daughter her son Peter would marry in 1848, is on the same page of the US Census. He was one of the founders of Dushore, so it seems likely that they also lived in Dushore.

Mary Susanna married Thomas Kennedy sometime prior to 1850 and after 1840. They appear together on the 1850 US Census, Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania and again on the 1860 US Census but with a change. By 1860, they had adopted Emily S. Myers who was 4 years old. Mary Susanna was keeping house and sons George Y. Myers, a tailor, and Philip Hinkle lived with them. They were living next door to the family of another son, John P. Myers, probably in the Dushore area of Cherry Township. On April 19, 1859 Mary Susanna Kennedy had the sad task of applying for Letters of Administration for the estate of her son George Y. Myers. She paid a bond of $600 and was granted the right of Administration on May 2, 1859.

More About MARY SUSANNA PAYNE:

Burial: 1868, Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne Co., PA

Children of DANIEL MYERS and MARY PAYNE were:

i. LAVINA MYERS, b. August 20, 1818, Mifflinville, Mifflin Township, Columbia Co., PA; d. August 29, 1899, Nescopeck, Luzerne, PA
ii. GEORGE Y. MYERS, b. June 04, 1821, Mifflinville, Mifflin Township, Columbia Co., PA; d. Bef. April 15, 1859, Dushore, Cherry, Sullivan Co., PA

Notes from Timothy Myers for GEORGE Y. MYERS:

In August 2002 during my trip to Pennsylvania, I discovered that the Sullivan County Courthouse had the taxable/assessment books for Cherry Township back to 1849. Those prior to 1854 were in a large safe/cabinet in the back room because the condition was poor. Anyway. I discovered in them that George Mayer (Moyer) is listed as a single freeman with personal property valued at $25. He is shown on the 1850, 1851, and 1852 list as owning a lot worth $25 and total taxables of $100. The added item of value in 1852 is one horse valued at $10. The 1855 taxable list for Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania lists George as owning one house and lot and also as a cripple! This fact is confirmed by some notes of Winifred Myers Love from one of her Uncles who stated that he respected him greatly because he was crippled and still tried to work. The 1859 taxable'assessment list has him wih 2 lots with a $40 total value. He died soon after the assessment was taken. There is a deed recorded on January 13, 1858 for a lot and house in the Township of Cherry "situate on the south side of Little Loyal Sock creek opposite Dushore in the Township of Cherry...being lot no. 4.....No. 5&6.." from Wells Wilcox and Harriet Wilcox to George Y. Myers and Philip R. Hinkle. These are the same lots given in full by assignment to George Myers from Philip R. Hinkle on January 18, 1858." Philip R. Hinkle was 1/2 brother to George, John and Peter, being a son of their mother by her second husband Jacob Hinkle. Much of the rest of the Hinkle family migrated northward as well. Philip's sister Elizabeth Margaret was the grandmother of Harold "Red" Grange.

At some point prior to 1830, John Peter Myers moved to Albany Twp, Bradford County, PA with his mother and stepfather Jacob Hinkle and the rest of the family. They then migrated southwest about 15-20 miles to Dushore, Cherry Twp. after Jacob's death and they were in the Dushore area by the time the 1840 Census was taken. John Myers may have been married first to Catherine as he is shown on page 696 of the 1850 US Census Cherry Twp, Sullivan County, Pa with her, and her last name is listed as Myers. They are listed as family number 241 but there are also three small Rollins children who are all under 9 years old and one named Barbary Ann Smitten who was 10 years old. These children could not have been hers. Possibly they are all siblings and a cousin of Catherine. There are other Rollins families in the census as well. John's wives, Nancy and Catherine, could not be the same women, as Catherine would have been shown as 1 year older than John on the Census. This is the difference that was on all of the later census records which John and Nancy appeared on together. The fact that John is shown as 27 on September 17, 1850, when the US Census was recorded for John and Catherine, helps narrow his birth date as after September in 1822.

In any case, John and Nancy Myers were married sometime prior to or during 1851 because their daughter Sarah was born in 1852. He was 30 years old at the time of Sarah's birth and it makes sense that he would have been married before that age. They would have established themselves by that time in Sullivan County, although not as property owners. His wife's maiden name was Nancy Winslow--the surname came from the death certificate of her stepdaughter Mary S. (Myers) Bartley in California (information obtained from Shirley Yarber).

John Myers is listed on the recently discovered 1849 taxable/assessment books for Cherry Twp, Sullivan County, Pa. as no longer living with his mother and as having taxable property of one cow worth $10, and, in 1850, one cow worth $12. The 1851 and 1852 taxables lists have John Meyer(s) with one cow worth $10. The 1849 assessment list gives credance to the belief that he may have been married, since he had his own household and was taxed separately. John Myers is listed in the 1854 taxable for Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA as having one cow worth $10.50 and as being in the Militia. He is also listed in the 1857 taxable list as having one cow worth $10.00. In 1861 he is shown with two cows for a total $20 assessment. This remains the same for most of the years through 1864. John P. and Nancy Myers were listed in the 1860 Census as living in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Sometime between 1860 and 1870, they moved back to Nescopeck, PA, probably as early as 1861 or 1862 since family tradition holds that son, Peter Nathaniel Myers, was born in Berwick, directly across the Susquehanna River from Nescopek. In 1870 they were living in the Nescopeck Post Office area, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. John is shown as a teamster and Nancy as keeping house. On this census, son Peter N. Myers was listed as 8 years old (his gravestone lists his birth date as 1860, but we now know it was 1862). I have recently discovered an old map of Nescopeck Village from the 1870's which has a lot with the name John Myers on it; they were living on Turnpike St. just East of Broad St.

Sometime before 1880 the family moved back to Sullivan County because John P. Myers is shown in the 1880 Census as being in the Township of Forks Drop, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania and as a 58 year old laborer. His wife Nancy was listed as a 59 year old house keeper. The only child still living at home was Peter N. Myers, age 19, who was also a laborer. I find no listing after 1882 for John P. Myers in the Cherry Township, Sullivan County taxables and the 1882 listing has his name crossed out after it was written. The tax records for Columbia County and for Luzerne County will have to be checked for further information. Forksville is within 5 or 6 miles of where Peter was living when my Grandfather, Theodore Roosevelt Myers, was born in Eldredsville, 1903.

POSTSCRIPT

Just a note to let you know I spent several days in, Columbia, Lycoming and Sullivan County a few weeks ago. I have a copy of a US Census page from 1840 showing Susanna Hinkle (my third great grandmother) living in Cherry Township already. They were there in 1850--Susanna with her new husband Thomas Kennedy, as well as her children John, Peter and George Myers. The annual tax assesment records from 1849 onward are at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Laporte, PA. They are all there each year until 1870 when they went to Nescopeck in Luzerne County (near Bloomsburg). So the deed with George Myers and Philip Hinkle is NOT the first entry of the Myers into Sullivan County, It was about 20 years earlier. I have photo copies of all of these tax records.

One thing that really ticks me off is that Lycoming County 'threw' all of the old records out!!!!!! Some they gave to the Historical Society. I could not find taxables before 1861 for Lycoming County. Sullivan County broke off in 1847. Who knows where they are! In contrast, Columbia County has them all on microfilm back to the 1790's.


Note from Timothy Myers 05/05/02

More About DANIEL MYERS:

Burial: Mifflinville Cemetery, Mifflinville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


Mary Susanna Payne (1799-1868)
Grave Marker
Wife of Daniel Myers
Married at Time of Death to Thomas Kennedy
Mount Zion Cemetery
Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, PA
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

29. iii. JOHN PETER MYERS, b. after September 1822, Mifflinville, Mifflin Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania; d. after 1882, PA.

30. iv. PETER MYERS, b. June 16, 1825, Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; d. November 06, 1907, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, PA

 

Generation No. 3

28. LAVINA MYERS married JACOB KISHBAUGH, son of WILHELM KISHPAUGH and MARY HENRY. He was born May 12, 1814, and died June 16, 1873.

Notes from Timothy Myers for LAVINA MYERS:

Lavina was 81 years 9 days old when she died in Nescopeck in 1899. She was a member of the Mt Zion Church at Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania from at least 1860 when Church Records under the the Pastorate of Reuben S. Wagoner mention Lavina and her Husband Jacob Kishbaugh; through several other pastors until her death in August of 1899. She and her husband are mentioned repeatedly as Communicants on different days. Many of her children and grandchildren were baptized, confirmed and were communicants of the church. She was living with her son Tobias in 1880, according to the Census.

The following is a short history of the Mt. Zion Church

Mt. Zion is located about four miles southeast of the town of Nescopeck on the old turnpike. It was originally called the Nescopeck church. Though the church is in Nescopeck Township, at times it was reported to be in Sloyersville and Briggsville.

At one time it was called the 'THREE CHURCHES', originally Reformed, then Union Lutheran and Reformed, and at a later date Evangelical. Then a Methodist Church was established and built. The Evangelical and the Methodist Churches, and the buildings, also, were lost due to the lack of interest and the buildings went to the winds and the stones. There is no semblance of the last built churches anymore. The cemetery is well kept and peaceful. The present church is a Union Lutheran and Reformed Church.

In 1800 the services were preached in homes. The first church was built in 1811. It was a log building, weather-boarded, and painted later, with galleries on three sides. This building was replaced in 1868 by a brick building. It was not a large congregation ... in 1851 having only 75 Lutherans and 25 Reformed. There are no records for the time period from 1816 to 1822. The land on which the church was built was deeded to the congregation in 1816 by George Keen.

The following inscription appears on the cover of the record

"September 27,1812"

1. "Church Book for the Nescopeck Congregation to Luzerne County"

Church Book for the Nescopeck Congregation - begun by Rev. Thomas Pomp. V.D.m. Reformed Pastor in Easton, 1809. (VDm means: Verci Dei minister or Minister of the word of God)

2. In this book shall be recorded the Baptisms and names of the Parents and also the Sponsors.

[On the last page of the church book is a record of an election held for elders and deacons ... there is no date. ]

Elder - Peter Gut, Sr.; 11 votes. Michael Roeber; 11 votes.

Deacon - Peter Gut, Jr.; 11 votes. Jacob Rodler; 10 votes

The Cemetery

Nescopeck Cemetery, also called Sloyersville Cemetery, is now Mt. Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck Township, Luzerne County, PA.

This information was copied from the Luzerne County Records.

 

More About LAVINA MYERS:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemtery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Notes for JACOB KISHBAUGH:

The 1870 Census lists him as a framer and Hotel Keeper worth $1300 and owning real estate worth $700.

More About JACOB KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of LAVINA MYERS and JACOB KISHBAUGH are:

i. SILAS KISHBAUGH.

31. ii. PHOEBE ANN KISHBAUGH, b. October 06, 1835; d. October 08, 1919, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

32. iii. MARGARET KISHBAUGH, b. October 06, 1838; d. July 31, 1911.

33. iv. LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH, b. May 31, 1840; d. March 21, 1921, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

v. REBECCA KISHBAUGH, b. March 03, 1843.

vi. PAUL LAFAYETTE KISHBAUGH, b. March 31, 1848.

34. vii. TOBIAS KISHBAUGH, b. June 20, 1850; d. January 10, 1923.

35. viii. SUSANNA KISHBAUGH, b. August 13, 1851; d. 1907.

ix. MARY REBECCA KISHBAUGH, b. 1854; d. Mt Zion, Briggsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; m. SOLOMAN STEWART.

36. x. ELIZABETH KISHBAUGH, b. February 02, 1856; d. October 16, 1908.

xi. JACOB SILAS KISHBAUGH, b. July 07, 1857.

xii. JEREMIAH KISHBAUGH, b. November 28, 1860.

xiii. MARTHA M. KISHBAUGH, b. 1863.

 

29. JOHN PETER MYERS was born 1822 in Mifflinville, Mifflin Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, and died after 1882. He married NANCY ________. She was born in 1821. Here is a picture of the couple.


John Peter Myers and Wife Nancy
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Notes from Timothy Myers for JOHN PETER MYERS:

John was only three years old when his father died and nothing is known of his early years, except that he at some point moved to southwestern Bradford County, Pa. with his mother and stepfather Jacob Hinkle and the rest of the family.

John and Nancy Myers were married sometime prior to 1851 because their daughter Sarah was born in 1852. He was 30 years old at the time of her birth. They would have established themselves by that time in Sullivan County, although not as property owners. John Myers is listed in the 1855 taxables for Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa as having 1 cow worth $10.50 and as being in the Militia. He is also listed in the 1857 taxables list as having one cow worth $10.00. This remains the same for most of the 1860's. In 1872 he is listed as John Mires and as being a miner with $30 taxable valuation. For several years throughout the 1870's, he is shown as a miner in Cherry Township; however the 1870 Census has the family in Nescopeck, Luzerne County. The 1882 taxable shows John Mayer with 60 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow for a total valuation of personal property of $224 and occupation as a miner. I find no listing after 1882 for John P. Myers.

John P and Nancy Myers were listed in the 1860 Census as living in in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. In 1870 they were in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In this census, son Peter N. Myers was listed as 8 years old (his gravestone lists his birth date as 1860). John P. Myers is shown in the 1880 Census as being in the Township of Forks Drop, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania and as a 58 year old laborer. His wife Nancy was listed as a 59 year old house keeper. The only child still living at home was Peter N. Myers age 19. This is within 15 miles of where Peter was living when my Grandfather, Theodore Roosevelt Myers, was born in Eldredsville, PA, in 1903.

More research is needed to try to establish the maiden name of Nancy Myers. According to Mt. Zion Church records listed by Jane Fabrio, Nancy M. Myers was confirmed into the Mt. Zion church by Pastor A. R. HOTTENSTEIN, 02 May 1874. This is the time when John P. Myers and Nancy lived in Nescopek, down the hill and a few miles from Mt. Zion Church. However, Nancy Myers does appear on the Communion Lists prior to her confirmation: on April 6, 1873 as given by A. R. Hottenstein - Reformed Pastor; and also on the November 1873 list, the April 1874 list, and the May 3, 1874 list. Daughter Mary Myers (unless this is a cousin) does also appear on the April 1874 list.

Here is a picture of John Myers with his two sons, taken about 1877.


John Myers With Sons
Peter Nathaniel Myers and Thomas Myers
About 1877
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Children of JOHN MYERS and NANCY UNKNOWN are:

i. MARY MYERS, b. 1852, Berwick, Mifflin Twp., Columbia, Pennsylvania.

ii. SARAH MYERS, b. 1854, Berwick, Mifflin Twp., Columbia, Pennsylvania.

iii. THOMAS MYERS, b. 1856, Dushore area, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania; d. April 1883, Forks, Sullivan County, PA.

Notes for THOMAS MYERS:

"Thomas MEYERS, a young man about 23 years old, resident of Forks Twp., died on Saturday last of consumption." (April 19, 1883, Sullivan Review, Dushore, PA)

37. iv. PETER NATHANIEL MYERS, b. February 10, 1862, Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania; d. January 12, 1920, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 


Peter Nathaniel Myers (1860-1920)
An Old Tintype Photo
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

30. PETER MYERS was born June 16, 1825 in Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, and died November 06, 1907 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) ELLEN AMANDA MOSIER July 17, 1848 in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JOHN MOSIER and ELIZABETH BAREY. She was born May 21, 1832 in Cherry, Lycoming [after 1847-Sullivan], Pennsylvania, and died September 03, 1863 in Dushore, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. He then married (2) MARY (O'NEILL) TRAINOR (or "Treaner") about 1863. She was born April 29, 1830, and died July 26, 1869 in Nescopeck, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Finally, he married (3) ELIZABETH KISHBAUGH about 1871.

Here is a picture of Peter Myers taken in the 1870s and one of his first wife, Mary O'Neill, taken before her death in 1869.


Peter Myers (1825-1907)
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers


Mary O'Neill (1830-1869)
First wife of Peter Myers
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

More About PETER MYERS:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Notes for ELLEN AMANDA MOSIER:

Ellen died in childbirth.

More About ELLEN AMANDA MOSIER:

Burial: Cadwallader Cemetery, Dushore, Pennsylvania

Children of PETER MYERS and MARY TRAINOR are:

38. i. ROBERT LINCOLN MYERS, b. July 17, 1864; d. Colorado.

39. ii. WILLIAM JAMES MYERS, b. April 17, 1866, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; d. January 18, 1913, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

40. iii. PHILIP R. MYERS, b. August 13, 1867.

iv. EMILY (OR EMMA) LAVINA MYERS, b. July 12, 1869; d. September 27, 1869, Nescopeck, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

More About EMILY (OR EMMA) LAVINA MYERS:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemtery, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Child of PETER MYERS and ELIZABETH KISHBAUGH is:

v. STEPHEN ELMORE MYERS, b. August 17, 1872.

Notes for STEPHEN ELMORE MYERS:

Stephen is buried on the family farm property in Nescopeck.

Children of PETER MYERS and ELLEN MOSIER are:

41. vi. DANIEL PERRY ( OR PETER) MYERS, b. November 18, 1851, Mifflinville, Columbia, Pennsylvania; d. September 07, 1939, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

42. vii. JOHN GEORGE MYERS, b. August 31, 1853, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; d. October 14, 1930.

viii. ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' MARGARET MYERS, b. March 25, 1855, Hazelton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; d. January 15, 1930, Hazelton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; m. LEWIS GREISING.

Notes for ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' MARGARET MYERS:

More About ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' MARGARET MYERS:

Burial: Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

ix. MARY SUSANNA MYERS, b. November 15, 1856; m. SILAS KLINGERMAN.

43. x. CAROLINE AMANDA MYERS, b. March 12, 1858; d. November 08, 1931,

44. xi. JOSIAH JACKSON MYERS, b. March 22, 1860, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; d. December 07, 1924, Clifton Springs, New York.

xii. SOPHIA BURNICE MYERS, b. March 26, 1860, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania; d. August 02, 1882, Nescopeck, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

More About SOPHIA BURNICE MYERS:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemtery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

45. xiii. NORMAN HARRISON MYERS, b. March 07, 1862.

xiv. PETER HUSTON MYERS, b. September 03, 1863; d. January 12, 1864, Dushore, Lycoming, Pennsylvania.

Notes for PETER HUSTON MYERS:

His mother, Ellen Mosier Myers, died at his birth and he died a few months later.

 

Generation No. 8

31. PHOEBE ANN KISHBAUGH (LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born October 06, 1835, and died October 08, 1919 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She met (1) CASPER KISHBAUGH, son of WILHELM KISHPAUGH and MARY HENRY. He was born March 11, 1812 in New Jersey, and died April 11, 1871. She married (2) JOHN BUCHMAN December 26, 1878 in Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, son of FREDERICK BUCHMAN and THERESA _________. He was born 1838, and died September 09, 1903 in Zenith, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for PHOEBE ANN KISHBAUGH:

She was living with her Uncle Casper Kishbaugh and had four children. It is unknown who the father is. Was it her Uncle? They were all named Kishbaugh.

More About PHOEBE ANN KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About CASPER KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Notes for JOHN BUCHMAN:

He was in the Grand Army of the Republic 61-64th Company F, 147th regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.

More About JOHN BUCHMAN:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of PHOEBE KISHBAUGH and CASPER KISHBAUGH are:

i. SILAS J. KISHBAUGH, b. 1857.

ii. LEVI CASPER KISHBAUGH, b. August 08, 1863.

iii. THOMAS W. KISHBAUGH, b. 1866.

iv. LAVINIA MARGARET KISHBAUGH, b. June 13, 1868.

v. TOBIAS FRANKLIN KISHBAUGH, b. June 14, 1871; d. June 06, 1892.

More About TOBIAS FRANKLIN KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of PHOEBE KISHBAUGH and JOHN BUCHMAN are:

vi. SILAS JACOB BUCHMAN, b. 1857.

Notes for SILAS JACOB BUCHMAN:

He was an illegitimate son.

vii. WILSON KISHBACH, b. 1866.

viii. LAVINA KISHBACH, b. 1868.

ix. (TOBIAS) FRANKLIN KISHBACH, b. 1871.

x. ELIZABETH BUCHMAN, b. 1879.

xi. ERSA BUCHMAN, b. 1879.

xii. JOHN FREDERICK BUCHMAN, b. 1882.

 

32. MARGARET KISHBAUGH (LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born October 06, 1838, and died July 31, 1911. She married JOHN WHATNECHT. He was born August 12, 1835, and died April 14, 1922.

More About MARGARET KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Notes for JOHN WHATNECHT:

John was a stone mason.

Children of MARGARET KISHBAUGH and JOHN WHATNECHT are:

i. PHOEBE WHATNECHT, b. 1858.

ii. MARY E. WHATNECHT, b. November 02, 1859.

iii. ALBERT WHATNECHT.

iv. LEVI ERVIN WHATNECHT.

v. AMANDA ALICE WHATNECHT.

vi. WILLIAM WORTH WHATNECHT.

 

33. LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH (LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born May 31, 1840, and died March 21, 1921 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He married MARIA ELIZABETH MILLER April 01, 1861, daughter of GEORGE MILLER and CATHERINE NUSS. She was born March 14, 1846, and died September 05, 1912 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH:

Levi was educated in Nescopeck and was a well known area stone mason and farmer. He was also the assessor in Nescopeck for 16 years.

More About LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About MARIA ELIZABETH MILLER:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of LEVI KISHBAUGH and MARIA MILLER are:

i. ELMER KISHBAUGH, b. About 1861.

ii. ELMIRE KISHBAUGH, b. About 1861.

iii. LESLIE WALTON KISHBAUGH, b. June 04, 1862.

iv. CALVIN AUGUSTUS KISHBAUGH, b. September 15, 1863.

v. LAVINIA CATHERINE KISHBAUGH, b. March 15, 1865.

vi. HILDA A. KISHBAUGH, b. 1867.

vii. JACOB G. KISHBAUGH, b. January 15, 1868; d. April 02, 1869.

viii. IDA ELNORE KISHBAUGH, b. April 16, 1869.

ix. MINNIE OLIVE KISHBAUGH, b. July 17, 1872.

x. OSCAR ELMORE (AUSTON) KISHBAUGH, b. March 18, 1873.

xi. DEXTER LLOYD KISHBAUGH, b. November 23, 1874.

xii. CEOLA JANE KISHBAUGH, b. September 09, 1877.

xiii. EDGAR ALLEN (KISHBAUGH) KISHBACH, b. November 05, 1878.

xiv. ETHAN A. KISHBAUGH, b. 1879.

46. xv. LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH II, b. November 05, 1880; d. July 20, 1928, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

xvi. LESLIE KISHBAUGH, b. September 09, 1876.

 

34. TOBIAS KISHBAUGH (LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 20, 1850, and died January 10, 1923. He married MARTHA JANE HARTZELL, daughter of HIRAM HARTZELL and CHRISTIANA KARCHNER. She was born September 13, 1858 in Sloyersville, Briggsville, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and died May 18, 1933 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

More About TOBIAS KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About MARTHA JANE HARTZELL:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of TOBIAS KISHBAUGH and MARTHA HARTZELL are:

i. DAISY ANN KISHBAUGH.

ii. MARY LAVINA KISHBAUGH.

iii. HURLEY WILLARD KISHBAUGH.

iv. TOBIAS IRA KISHBAUGH.

v. TERREL VENCENT KISHBAUGH.

vi. BESSIE AMANDA KISHBAUGH.

vii. TILLIE LORAINE KISHBAUGH.

 

35. SUSANNA KISHBAUGH (LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born August 13, 1851, and died 1907. She married WILLIAM W. SHADD. He was born September 29, 1851, and died 1935.

More About SUSANNA KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About WILLIAM W. SHADD:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of SUSANNA KISHBAUGH and WILLIAM SHADD are:

i. CORA SHADD.

ii. GEORGE SHADD.

iii. CARRIE C. SHADD.

iv. WALTER FREDERICK SHADD.

v. WILLIAM WERTH SHADD.

vi. JACOB SILAS SHADD.

vii. MARY REBECCA SHADD.

viii. GORDON SHADD.

 

36. ELIZABETH KISHBAUGH (LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 02, 1856, and died October 16, 1908. She married ALBANUS BENJAMIN SCHLOYER. He was born January 1854, and died 1932.

More About ELIZABETH KISHBAUGH:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About ALBANUS BENJAMIN SCHLOYER:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of ELIZABETH KISHBAUGH and ALBANUS SCHLOYER are:

i. BOYD JACOB SCHLOYER.

ii. WILLARD SCHLOYER.

iii. HARRY SCHLOYER.

iv. MARY A. SCHLOYER.

v. MAGGIE F. SCHLOYER.

vi. LILLIE L. SCHLOYER.

 

37. PETER NATHANIEL MYERS (JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 10, 1862 in Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, and died January 12, 1920 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He married (1) MARIA W. OLYPHANT May 10, 1886 in Dushore, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. He married (2) SARAH BLANCE About 1893. She was born April 27, 1851, and died December 08, 1893 in Nescopeck, Columbia, Pennsylvania. He married (3) LUCY EMMA STURDEVANT March 23, 1894, daughter of REV. IRA JONES STURDEVANT and LOIS INGHAM. Lucy was born May 07, 1860 in Black Walnut, Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died March 12, 1937 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She was a widow when she married Peter, her previous husband, Mark Lee, having died on December 16, 1890. The Sturdevant (alternatively spelled "Sturtivant", "Sturtivans" or "Sturtevant") family is a very old one in Bradford and Sullivan Counties. They arrived there from Connecticut after the ancestral emigrant left England in the seventeenth century. One of the very earliest photographs surviving from northern Pennsylvania is the following photograph of ELDER ELISHA STURDEVANT, brother of REVEREND ELIJAH STURDEVANT, Lucy Sturdevant's grandfather. Elisha had eighteen children by two wives.


Peter N. Myers and Lucy (Sturdevant) Lee
Marriage Application
March 1894
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers


Elder Elisha Sturdevant 1796-1856
Great Uncle to Lucy Emma Sturdevant
Taken Before 1856
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers


Peter N. Myers driving a load of 'crokinole' game boards
on Creamery Hill, Leraysville, Bradford County, PA.
The team with wagon is from the
Arthur Johnson and Son Furniture Company of Leraysville.
Taken in 1908
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers
This old postcard photo was also printed in the Rocket-Courier, Wyalusing, PA in 1977.

Notes from Timothy Myers for PETER NATHANIEL MYERS:

After several years of looking at the evidence, I have decided that the family tradition which says that Peter N. Myers was born in Berwick, Pa. may be accurate based on the taxable list and census information available for his mother and father. These records show that they were in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania at least as early as 1855 and on through the US Census records for 1860. The family did, however, appear on the 1870 Census in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, PA. However, they may have moved to Berwick, Pa. after the 1860 Census but prior to 1862. Berwick is right across the Susquehanna River from Nescopek where they lived in 1870. His father John P. Myers lived in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania at least as early as 1840 before he married Catherine [as it appears he did] and before 1850 when he appears to have been married to Catherine [or at least living with her].

John and Nancy do appear on the Cherry Township taxables list in 1854 and stay on that list until at least 1864. John and Nancy also appear on the US Census records for 1860 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa. and they continued on both lists for at least 20 more years. The family did, however, appear on the 1870 Census in Nescopek, Luzerne County, Pa. This is two years after the death of Peter's grandmother Mary Susanna Kennedy. The 1883 taxables list for Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa. does list for the first time P. Mayer with one cow and his occupation as 'wagon maker', with a total valuation of $37.

The following mention of Peter Myers was in the Sullivan Review, June 19, 1884:

A fatal and shocking accident occurred in Forks Twp. last Wednesday morning by which Reuben RINEBOLD lost his life. RINEBOLD, Philip SHAFER, Peter MEYERS and Curtis RUMSEY were engaged in peeling bark on the land of William LAMBERT. SHAFER and MEYERS were chopping down a tree while RUMSEY and RINEBOLD were spudding the bark from one already cut down. The tree, when about to fall, started in the direction of RINEBOLD and RUMSEY, contrary to the expectations of the choppers, who immediately gave warning to the men in danger, who ran at once. RUMSEY succeeded in escaping, but RINEBOLD, who ran in another direction, was caught by the limbs of the falling tree and so severely injured that he never regained consciousness, although he lived until about midnight. He leaves a wife and one child.

I have just (November 29, 2002) made the connection to Philip Shafer - it has been staring at me for two years - he was the son of Peter's 1/2 Aunt Elizabeth Hinkle and therefore a 'cousin' of Peter. When I spent time with Lois Nichols and her husband Cliff on April 19, 2001, she told me that she had heard this story before. Peter was involved in the logging industry for many years as the above record relates. The family moved many times after 1905 in the spring of each year as they followed the logging trade. According to Doris Lee, her mother told of getting tired of moving every year when she was a child. We do know that they lived near LeRaysville, Pa about 1908 since this is where the post card photo of Peter working as a teamster and driving a team for the Johnson and Son Furniture store in LeRaysville was taken. This was verified by his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Tuthill (Aunt Libby) in a 1977 article about crokinole board games which appeared in the local Rocket-Courier. The photo was also re-printed in that article.

Birth registry records show that they lived in Forks in 1894 when Anna Lois was born, and in 1897 when Lucy E. was born, as well as in 1898 when Fannie E. was born. The census records for 1900 show that they were still living in Eldredsville, Forks, Sullivan County. Unfortunately I did not check the taxable for that town for 1900 to verify. We also know that in 1901 they lived in Eldredsville, Sullivan County and continued there at least until 1905. I have annual assessment records showing them owning a house, 86 acres of land, a horse, a cow, and a dog each year.

Peter's Uncle George Y. Myers and half Uncle, Philip Hinkle bought and owned land in Dushore during 1858 and his father and mother, John P. and Nancy Myers lived in Cherry Township, Sullivan County from around 1855 until 1882, after which they no longer appear on the taxable lists. They appear on the 1880 Census for Cherry Township with Peter N, the only child living at home still. His brother Thomas seems to have been killed in 1883*. So, the entire family was in the area for many years. Peter N. Myers was first married to Maria Olyphant on May 10, 1886. There was some family tradition which held this to be so. Lois Nichols stated to me that she had heard this story, as did Doris Lee. Edmund Myers, Sr.'s grandson, Mike Bates and his wife found the original marriage certificate for this marriage in the papers of Edmund's daughter Florence Myers Bates Conklin. There is nothing known of this woman or this marriage except the date. Peter had just recently turned 22 years old at the time.

* See the listing for Thomas and the newspaper clipping from Joyce Tice's Tri-County Genealogy Site and the Rhoda English-Ladd newspaper clipping collection at the Tioga County Historical Society.

Peter was then married to Sarah Blance (I think it was Blance) about 1892-93. The MT. Zion church in Briggsville/Necopeck, Pennsylvania, under the Pastor W. D. Donat's church records, Book Two, lists: a Baptism for the daughter of Peter N. Myers and his wife Sarah Blance, i.e., Florence Blance Myers who was born on February 24, 1893, and baptized on October 15, 1893. This is the town in Luzerne County where the Myers/Kishbaugh family lived. Peter's aunt (his father's sister) Lavina Myers Kishbaugh and her husband Jacob Kishbaugh were members of this church for about 50 years. Mt. Zion Church records show that both Sarah and Florence Myers were buried at the church cemetery, as were Lavina and Jacob Kishbaugh; Lavina, John P. and Peter Myers' mother Mary Susanna Payne Myers Hinkle Kennedy, and the aforementioned Peter Myers and some of his family. Doris Teeter Mclinko Lee tells a story of how her Grandpa Myers (Peter) had been married and how his wife and baby daughter died of typhoid fever. Her grandmother Lucy Myers (my great grandmother) used to tell of how Grandpa Myers (Peter) kept a suitcase with a pair of baby shoes inside which he had for many years. It was believed they were from his baby daughter who had died even though he never talked about that wife or that daughter to his family. Lois Nichols said that she had heard from her mother when she was a child, that Peter had been married two times before he married Lucy.

Peter N. Myers married Lucy Lee Sturdevant in 1894, four months after this other wife's death. Nothing else is known of Sarah, his first wife. He worked in the logging/lumbering industry for some years, we know, because of the family stories of them moving year after year following the lumbering. He also worked as a mason and a teamster. On April 12, 1894 Peter had mail still at the Lopez Post Office as the following notation shows:

"The following is the list of letters remaining uncalled for in the post office at Lopez for the month ending March 31, 1894 ........ Peter Meyer...."

There is a notation in the Sullivan Review, August 9, 1894, for Millview which states: "Two large rattlesnakes were killed on J.K. Bird's farm and W. Rinebold and Peter Meyers killed one near D.T. Huckell's recently." This was a few months after Peter had married Lucy Lee.

My Grandfather, Theodore R. Myers used to say that his father got sick, went to the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania, became even more sick, and died while in the hospital. He was only 16 years old and always said that the doctors killed his dad. Therefore, Grandfather refused to go to a doctor for the rest of his life, and he never did.

Much special thanks to Lois Painter Nichols for all of the many photos of Peter and Lucy Myers and other family members and the copies of "The Naughty Tango" sheet music, as well and to Doris Lee for all of her help in traipsing around Bradford and Sullivan County for/with me - and for a place to stay when I visited the area.

More About PETER NATHANIEL MYERS:

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, New Labnay, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Notes for SARAH BLANCE:

Sarah and their daughter Florence Blance both died of typhoid fever in 1893. This information comes through Doris McLinko Lee from Great Grandmother Lucy (Peter's second wife).

More About SARAH BLANCE:

Burial: December 13, 1893, Mt Zion Cemtery, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Notes from Timothy Myers for LUCY EMMA STURDEVANT:

Lucy E. Sturdevant as a child attended school and lived in the home of a third generation minister. She may have been somewhat privileged in her early life since the Sturdevants and Inghams were fairly prominent families in Bradford and Wyoming Counties, Pa. In fact there was a watercolor portrait done of her before she married. This was owned in April 2001 by Lois Painter Nichols. Lucy E. was married for the first time at 24 years old to Mark Lee. They had four children over a five year time period. Within 6 months of their son's birth in July 1890, Mark was killed in a railroad accident and she was left with no visible means of support. Not much has been passed down about that time in her life and the difficulties she must have faced.

In March 1894, just over three years later, she married Peter N. Myers. They went on to have 5 more children. They were very proud of their first child together, Anna Lois, and had a photo taken of the three of them which hangs on the wall of the Lois Nichols home. A copy is shown below on this page. We know she was a very small woman. We also know she came from a talented family. Her brother Lewis was a portrait artist and her sister also was a painter. Lucy herself published at least one song, "The Naughty Tango", which sold many copies; see the cover photo below.


Peter Nathaniel Myers and Lucy Emma (Sturdevant) Myers
With Their First Child
Anna Lois Myers 1896
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers


Cover Sheet for Naughty Tango
A song with script by Lucy Emma (Sturdevant) Myers
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Much special thanks to Lois Painter Nichols for all of the many photos of Peter and Lucy Myers and other family members and the copies of "The Naughty Tango" as well. Thanks also to Mike and Sherri Bates for all the great tin-type photos of Peter, Thomas, and John P. & Nancy Myers.

 

More About LUCY EMMA STURDEVANT:

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albnay, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Child of PETER MYERS and SARAH BLANCE is:

i. FLORENCE BLANCE MYERS, b. February 24, 1893; d. October 13, 1893, Nescopeck, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

More About FLORENCE BLANCE MYERS:

Burial: October 18, 1893, Mt Zion Cemtery, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Children of PETER MYERS and LUCY STURDEVANT are:

47. ii. ANNA LOIS MYERS, b. December 12, 1894, Millview, Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; d. June 04, 1965.

48. iii. LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, b. February 17, 1897, Quinlantown (Millview), Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; d. January 06, 1992, Bradford County Manor, Towanda, Pennsylvania.

49. iv. FRANCES ELIZABETH MYERS, b. October 24, 1898, Campbellsville, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; d. April 23, 1987, South Warren Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

50. v. EDMOND LEWIS MYERS, b. July 27, 1901, Eldredsville, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; d. December 23, 1985, Barry County Medical Facility, Lake Odessa, Michigan.

51. vi. THEODORE ROOSEVELT MYERS, b. February 01, 1903, Eldredsville, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; d. September 13, 1985, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

 

Here is a picture of a 1902 souvenir booklet from the Gilmantown School in Elkland Township. The students include Anna ("Annie") Myers and three sisters of Ellicott Lee (see below), the half brother of Annie.


Gilmantown School
Elkland, PA
Souvenir Booklet
1901-1902
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

38. ROBERT LINCOLN MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born July 17, 1864, and died in Colorado. He married BERTHA HARTER.

Notes for ROBERT LINCOLN MYERS:

He was christened as Peter Lincoln Myers but later 'became' Peter Robert Myers.

Children of ROBERT MYERS and BERTHA HARTER are:

i. DORA MYERS.

ii. HAZEL MYERS.

iii. ARTHUR MYERS.

iv. RALPH MYERS.

v. FRIEDA MYERS.

vi. HELEN MYERS.

 

39. WILLIAM JAMES MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born April 17, 1866 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and died January 18, 1913 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He married EMMA HOFFMAN. She was born 1865, and died 1945.

More About WILLIAM JAMES MYERS:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of WILLIAM MYERS and EMMA HOFFMAN are:

i. JOSIAH J. MYERS, b. 1904; d. 1940.

ii. ROGER V. MYERS, b. 1907; d. 1937.

 

40. PHILIP R. MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born August 13, 1867. He married LIZZIE KARCHNER.

Child of PHILIP MYERS and LIZZIE KARCHNER is:

i. LUTHER MYERS.

 

41. DANIEL PERRY ( OR PETER) MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HEINRICH MAYER (MYERS), PETRUS DE MEYERT, NICHOLAS DE MAYER, WILHELMUS DE MEYER, NICOLAES DE MEYERT) was born November 18, 1851 in Mifflinville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, and died September 07, 1939 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) ANNA ELIZABETH WASSERMAN. He married (2) DARTHA BARBARA TRISHMAN January 20, 1876, daughter of MARTIN TRISHMAN and ANNIE UNKNOWN.

More About DANIEL PERRY ( OR PETER) MYERS:

Burial: September 11, 1939, Vine Street Cemetery, Hazelton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About DARTHA BARBARA TRISHMAN:

Burial: Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Child of DANIEL MYERS and DARTHA TRISHMAN is:

i. GEORGE MYERS.

 

42. JOHN GEORGE MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born August 31, 1853 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died October 14, 1930. He married SARAH ALICE SEELY 1886, daughter of JOHN SEELY and MARGARET RABER.

Notes for JOHN GEORGE MYERS:

John Myers "Our subject was reared in Bradford and Luzerne counties and educated in the common schools and in Wyoming Seminary, the State Normal School, Bloomsburg, New Columbus and Orangeville Academies, and the Northern Indiana State Normal School at Valparaiso, Ind. At twenty-one years of age, he began teaching, continuing in that for nineteen years, and since 1888 has also been engaged in farming. In 1886, Mr. Myers married Sarah A., daughter of John W. and Margaret (Raber) Seely, of Nescopeck. They have one son, Clyde Blaine. Our subject is a member of the M.E. Church; in politics he is a Republican, and has served as school director one term, and assessor."
Note: This is all quoted from the History of Luzerne County, PA by H. C. Bradsby, 1893

John Myers was christened October 12, 1855 with Elizabeth and John Mosier as sponsors.

Children of JOHN MYERS and SARAH SEELY are:

i. CLYDE BLAINE MYERS.

ii. MARGARET MYERS.

 

43. CAROLINE AMANDA MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born March 12, 1858, and died November 08, 1931 in Nescopeck, Luzerne, PA. She was buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Briggsville at that location on November 11, 1931. She married WILLIAM CAMPBELL on April 22, 1876. He was born August 12, 1850 in Ireland and died March 5, 1924 in Nescopeck. He was buried in the Nescopeck Cemetery there.

Children of CAROLINE MYERS and WILLIAM CAMPBELL are:

i. JOHN GEORGE CAMPBELL.

ii. RICHARD PETER CAMPBELL; married Mary Nuss.

iii. ELIZABETH ELLEN "LIZZIE" CAMPBELL; married William Sherman.

iv. MARY ETHEL "MAMIE" CAMPBELL; married Harry A. Shaffer.

v. MABEL CAMPBELL; married Leroy Lynn.

vi. PEARL GRACE CAMPBELL; married Edward King.

vii. CHARLES NORMAN CAMPBELL; married Violet Rachel Smith.

viii. ELINORA CAMPBELL; married Stephen Slusser.

 

44. JOSIAH JACKSON MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born March 22, 1860 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died December 07, 1924 in Clifton Springs, New York. He married ANNA E. SEELY August 28, 1886 in Nescopeck, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Notes for JOSIAH JACKSON MYERS:

"JOSIAH J. MYERS, M.D., Nescopeck, was born at New Albany, Bradford Co., Pa., March 22, 1860, a son of Peter and Ellen (Mosier) Myers. His paternal grandfather, Daniel Myers, a native of Pennsylvania, died in Mifflin township, Columbia Co., Pa. His maternal grandfather, Peter Mosier, a native of Holland, was among the pioneers of Sullivan County, Pa., and at one time owned the land where Dushore now stands. Peter Myers was a native of Mifflin, Pa., and has been a resident of Nescopeck since 1868. He was thrice married, and is the father of fourteen children, ten of whom survive. His first wife was Ellen Mosier, by whom there are seven children living: Daniel P., John G., Elizabeth (Mrs. Lewis Greising), Mary S., Caroline E. (Mrs. William Campbell), Josiah J. and Norman H. His second wife was Mrs. Mary (O'Neill) Trainor, by whom he has three children living, Peter L., William J. and Philip R. His third wife was Mrs. Elizabeth (Kishbaugh) Creasy. Our subject was reared in Nescopeck from eight years of age, and was educated at New Columbus and Orangeville Academy. In 1884 he began the study of medicine and was graduated from the College of Physicians, Baltimore, in 1886, and passed regular examination at the Medico-Surgical College, Philadelphia, same year, and the State Pharmaceutical Examining Board, January 11, 1888. In April 1, 1886, he located at Nescopeck village, where he has built up a lucrative practice. August 28, 1886, he married Anna E., daughter of John W. and Margaret (Raber) Seely, of Nescopeck township. The Doctor is a member of the M.E. Church and K. of M.; in politics he is a Republican."
Quoted from History of Luzerne County, PA by H.C. Bradsby, 1893

Note: According to Tina Pastusic, Ellen A. (Mosier) Myers is buried in the Cadwallader Cemetery in Dushore, PA. There was a sort of scandal when Peter Myers married his second wife, Mary O'Neill Trainor. Her children from her first marriage were taken away. This information is based upon an exchange of notes between Mildred Davis Myers and Arnold Kunes.

Child of JOSIAH MYERS and ANNA SEELY is:

i. WINIFRED MYERS.

 

45. NORMAN HARRISON MYERS (PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born March 07, 1862. He married LYDA KISNER.

Child of NORMAN MYERS and LYDA KISNER is:

i. WILBUR MYERS.

 

Generation No. 9

46. LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH II (LEVI AMMON, LAVINA MYERS, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born November 05, 1880, and died July 20, 1928 in Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He married ANNIE VIOLA HERRING February 23, 1906. She was born June 17, 1886 in Sugarloaf, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and died February 17, 1970 in Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Notes for LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH II:

Levi Ammon was a veteran of the Spanish American War. 1898-1902 - he was in the Philippine Islands, Cuba & Puerto Rico as a Prvt. Company 1, 9th Regiment Infantry.

More About LEVI AMMON KISHBAUGH II:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

More About ANNIE VIOLA HERRING:

Burial: Mt Zion Cemetery, Briggsville, Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of LEVI KISHBAUGH and ANNIE HERRING are:

i. MARVIN LESLIE KISHBAUGH.

ii. ROWLAND WILSON KISHBAUGH.

iii. AMMON LEVI KISHBAUGH.

iv. HERBERT GEROGE KISHBAUGH.

v. WOODROW WARREN KISHBAUGH.

vi. MINNIE CEOLA DORA KISHBAUGH.

vii. BELVIN JOSEPH KISHBAUGH.

 

47. ANNA LOIS MYERS (PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 12, 1894 in Millview, Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and died June 04, 1965. She married CHARLES WILLIAM PAINTER May 01, 1922. He was born October 18, 1885 in Lincoln Falls, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and died October 26, 1968.


Charles Painter and Anna Lois (Myers) Painter
Wedding Day Picture
May 1, 1922
Taken in front of their house
New Albany, PA
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers


Anna Lois (Myers) Painter (1894-1965)
Wife of Charles Painter
Oldest Sister of Theodore Myers
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Child of ANNA MYERS and CHARLES PAINTER is:

52. i. LOIS E. PAINTER, b. February 08, 1925, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 

48. LUCY EUGENIA MYERS (PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 17, 1897 in Quinlantown (Millview), Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and died January 06, 1992 in Bradford County Manor, Towanda, Pennsylvania. She married FRANK HOWARD TEETER March 09, 1918 in New Albany, Broadford, Pennsylvania. He was born January 12, 1888 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died January 02, 1954.

Notes for LUCY EUGENIA MYERS:

Aunt Lucy was a 1917 graduate of New Albany Hugh School and she became a teacher at Hatch Hill School in 1918. She married F. Howard Teeter soon after.

More About LUCY EUGENIA MYERS:

Burial: January 08, 1992, Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albnay, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Children of LUCY MYERS and FRANK TEETER are:

53. i. MAE ELIZABETH TEETER, b. May 24, 1921, West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

54. ii. LELA LUCY TEETER, b. April 04, 1924, West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; d. February 26, 1979, Horseheads, Chemung, New York.

iii. LYNN HOWARD TEETER, b. May 10, 1930, West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania; d. May 10, 1930, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

More About LYNN HOWARD TEETER:

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, New Labnay, Bradford, Pennsylvania

55. iv. DORIS MYRTLE TEETER MCLINKO, b. December 01, 1925, West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

 

49. FRANCES ELIZABETH MYERS (PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born October 24, 1898 in Campbellville, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and died April 23, 1987 in South Warren Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married KENNETH TUTHILL October 29, 1926. He was born November 16, 1899, and died January 13, 1965; buried in South Warren Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Notes from Timothy Myers for FRANCES ELIZABETH MYERS:

Aunt Libby was always a favorite of all of the family. She was the one who gave Theodore R. Myers Jr. the lady's pocket watch which had belonged to her mother (Lucy Emma Myers). He was a collector of watches and clocks. She also was a great practical joker. Doris Lee tells a story that her mother related of one joke she played on her husband "Tut". He had played a joke on her; so to retaliate she bought a bottle of Birch Beer soda along with a Three Musketeer Candy Bar. When she got them home, she dumped the soda out and put coffee in the bottle and very carefully unwrapped that candy bar. She then carved a bar of soap in the form of the candy bar and melted some chocolate. She next dipped the soap into the chocolate and wrapped it in the candy bar wrapper. I guess he didn't eat the bar but only tried to bite into it! Aunt Libby was the one that everyone most especially loved.

More About FRANCES ELIZABETH MYERS:

Burial: South Warren Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Notes for KENNETH TUTHILL:

The family called him Uncle Tut.

More About KENNETH TUTHILL:

Burial: January 16, 1965, South Warren Cemetery, Bradford, Pennsylvania

Child of FRANCES MYERS and KENNETH TUTHILL is:

56. i. KEITH ELLICOTT TUTHILL, b. June 25, 1930, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

 

50. EDMOND LEWIS MYERS (PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born July 27, 1901 in Eldredsville, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and died December 23, 1985 in Barry County Medical Facility, Lake Odessa, Michigan. He married MADGE ROSE ALLEN September 14, 1922 in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, daughter of RICHARD ALLEN. She was born January 18, 1906 in Laquin, Pennsylvania, and died May 23, 1979 in Barry County Medical Facility, Lake Odessa, Michigan.

More About EDMOND LEWIS MYERS:

Burial: December 27, 1985, Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Michigan

More About MADGE ROSE ALLEN:

Burial: May 25, 1979, Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Michigan


Edmond 'Uncle Eddie' Myers (1901-1985)
As a boy in New Albany, PA
About 1913
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Children of EDMOND MYERS and MADGE ALLEN are:

i. REUBEN OLIVER MYERS, b. July 24, 1923, Evergreen, Bradford, Pennsylvania; d. July 24, 1923.

57. ii. EDMOND LOUIS MYERS, JR., b. September 14, 1924, New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania.

58. iii. FLORENCE LOUISE MYERS, b. February 12, 1927, Lake Wa-Soc-Quin (Wysocken), Pennsylvania; d. September 22, 1991, St Lawrence Hospital, Lansing, Michigan.

 


The Myers and Lee Family 1922
Back, l to r: Elizabeth Tuthill, Pansey Brink, Ellicott Lee
Front, l to r: Theodore Myers, Lucy Teeter, Edmond Myers, "Grandma" Lucy (Studevant) Myers, Gertrude Painter, Anna Painter, Daisey Lee
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

51. THEODORE ROOSEVELT MYERS (PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 01, 1903 in Eldredsville, Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, and died September 13, 1985 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. He married RUTH ELIZABETH KISHPAUGH October 26, 1926 in Johnson City, Broome, New York, daughter of GEORGE KISHPAUGH and MINERVA KAYS (see photo of her remembrance card at the end of this page). Ruth was born September 03, 1903 in Newton, New Jersey, and died 1989 in Johnson City, Broome, New York.


Theodore "Ted" Myers and Classmates
About 1916
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Notes from Timothy Myers for THEODORE ROOSEVELT MYERS:

My grandfather was named after President Theodore Roosevelt and his parents received a letter signed by the President's secretary thanking them for naming their son after the President.

My Grandfather, Theodore R. Myers, was the one I mentioned above who used to say that his father got sick, went to the hospital, and died while in the hospital (Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa) so he refused to go to a Doctor for the rest of his life. He was true to his word and never did go to the doctors or a hospital until he passed on. His death was caused when he fell from the ladder as he was climbing on the roof of his camp at a lake in Oxford, NY when he was 82 years old.

He worked at Goudy Station power plant (New York State Electric and Gas Corporation) in Johnson City, New York for over 40 years until his retirement and received a gold watch when he reached 50 years as an employee (in retirement).

Grandpa used to say that he was "Pennsylvania Dutch" and that the famous football player, Harold "Red" Grange, was his cousin. I always thought this was something he made up, but I have found that this claim was true! I know that he was a good athlete and played baseball on the town teams that were prevalent during 1920's, 1930's and 1940's around the Binghamton, NY area. Grandpa loved sports and used to watch baseball games all summer long. He loved to play catch with a baseball once in a while. At one family reunion down at Uncle Ellicott Lee's house (where they were still held in 2001), he was playing catch with my brother (who was playing high school baseball at the time), and he threw the ball so hard that my brother had to duck out of the way and the ball went right through the lawn chair that he was sitting on.

My grandfather used to talk of Aunt "Lib", Aunt Sadie, and Aunt Norma. The Aunt "Lib" is Elizabeth Margaret Hinkle Shaffer (the half sister of his grandfather John P. Myers); Aunt Sadie is "Red" Grange's mother; and Aunt Norma is "Red's" older sister.

Dad tells some stories about Grandpa which are really funny. One time it seems they were riding in Grandpa's 'Humble’ along the Susquehanna River on the way to Masonville, NY to visit Grandpa Kishpaugh, when the wooden spoked wheel came off the car and rolled down into the creek. (I can see Grandpa cursing now!!!). He told us that they used to raise chickens at the Sanitaria Springs house. They would have chicken for dinner from time to time. It seems that Grandpa wanted to get one of the roosters for dinner one night and he could not catch the chicken. He picked up a brick to throw at him and missed and killed one of his prized hens!

I remember many times when Grandpa used to talk about his own grandfather, Ira J. Sturdevant, with great reverence. He also used to look at me and say that I was solid like his father who was over 200 pounds!

More About THEODORE ROOSEVELT MYERS:

Burial: Sanitaria Spring Cemetery, Sanitaria Springs, Broome, New York


Theodore Myers as a Student
Taken in front of his school in
New Albany, PA
1915-1916
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Notes from Timothy Myers for RUTH ELIZABETH KISHPAUGH:

Grandma Myers used to say that she was born in Dover, New Jersey (near the town of Newton) and was part Native American. This same story has been a part of family tradition for several branches of the Kishpaugh family, so I believe it to be true. Supposedly it was Simeon Kishpaugh who married a Native American woman. Proving it may be very difficult, however. One of Grandma's sisters, Lena, died as an infant when grandma was only about 1-2 years old. Her older brother, Victor, died in 1918 when he was 19 years old, during the worldwide influenza pandemic. This saddened her greatly for many years and she named her first born child, my dad, after him. Her brother was Victor Valentine Kishpaugh and she named my Dad Victor Roy Myers.

Grandma ended up having 10 children, my Dad being the oldest. She worked at Fairplay Carmel on Grand Boulevard in Johnson City, NY when Dad was very young; and when they lived in Fairmont Park. For many years thereafter, Grandma used to have flavored caramel 'suckers' for all of us kids whenever we visited. Grandpa used to bring them home to Sanitaria Springs weekly since he worked for the rest of his working life at the Goudey Station in Johnson City.

I used to go almost every summer and stay at Grandma and Grandpa Myers house in Sanitaria Springs, New York. I remember playing with my brother Ted and cousin Jimmy Hoover in the creek down over the hill behind their house; w e used to catch 'crabs' there. I also remember playing in the old cherry tree up behind where the barn used to be across the street.

We used to go to their house often for Sunday dinner. I will never forget the sound of the pressure cooker going with the roast beef inside. Grandma used to have fresh homemade bread always too and 'farmer's' milk from the farm up the road in a big glass jar in the refrigerator. I remember the wraparound porch where we used to sit and play and the big pine trees in the front that we used to play hide and seek around. We would sometimes take hikes away across the field across from their house. There was another creek way up there that we would swim in.

I also remember the time when I was about six when my brother Steve hit a bowl of hot tomato soup off the table and it flew all over my face. I had blisters for a couple of weeks and had to miss school. I remember having lots of popsicles that week. There was one time when me and Ted were playing in the old 'doodle-bug' parked across the street when a swarm of yellow-jackets came out from under the seat and stung him a BUNCH of times. Grandma made a poultice of mud and put it all over him. What wonderful times we all had up there. I never heard my Grandmother Myers ever say a bad thing about anybody. I don't ever remember her raising her voice to anyone either, although I'm sure there were times when she did. She used to say, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything".

I remember when I went away to college and there was a one page write-up about me in the local sports magazine, how proud she was. She cut it out and put it in her scrap book. When Grandpa Myers fell and was in the hospital for the first time in his life, and Dad and all of his brothers and sisters were at the hospital and I was there too, Grandma called me in to talk with her. I was the only grandchild she asked what to do about allowing him to die peacefully or trying to keep him alive. I knew he hated doctors and would never want to spend time in the hospital and told her so. They disconnected him from all of the equipment and he died that night. She took me aside at her house after his death and hugged me and asked me to help her go through all of his bank books etc. The last time I saw her when she knew me was the night she had her last massive stroke. My brother Steve and I visited her in the hospital on our way back to Albany, NY. We had a great visit and she had the stroke about 2 hours later. She lived for another year but did not really recognize anyone. I loved that lady more than I can say!

More About RUTH ELIZABETH KISHPAUGH:

Burial: Sanitaria Spring Cemetery, Sanitaria Springs, Broome, New York

Here is the only known picture of Ruth as a child, taken about 1908 or 1909.


Ruth Elizabeth Kishpaugh
At About Age 5
1908-9
Photo contributed by Timothy Myers

Children of THEODORE MYERS and RUTH KISHPAUGH are:

59. i. VICTOR ROY MYERS, b. January 28, 1928, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

ii. THEODORE ROOSEVELT MYERS JR., b. February 05, 1930, Johnson City, Broome, New York; d. February 20, 2001, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

Notes for THEODORE ROOSEVELT MYERS JR.:

Grandma recorded Uncle Theodore as being born at "16 min past 4 o'clock in the morning." Uncle Theodore served in Korea and was always very proud of that service. He never married. My father always said that he was affected very much by the war and just was never the same after he came back.

60. iii. BURTON EDMOND MYERS, b. March 29, 1932, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

61. iv. JEAN MARIE MYERS, b. September 09, 1934, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

62. v. DOREEN LUCY MYERS, b. April 26, 1936, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

63. vi. RUTH CAROL MYERS, b. December 25, 1937, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

64. vii. PAUL DAVID MYERS, b. October 07, 1940, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

65. viii. DONALD PERRY MYERS, b. April 27, 1944, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

66. ix. DONNA ELAINE MYERS, b. April 27, 1944, Johnson City, Broome, New York.

67. x. SANDRA JUNE MYERS, b. June 28, 1949, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

 

Generation No. 10

52. LOIS E. PAINTER (ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 08, 1925 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married (1) ALFRED RUSELL WATKINS December 08, 1945. He was born 1923 in Scranton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She married (2) CLIFFORD NICHOLS March 04, 1955. He was born February 07, 1925 in Angola, Erie, New York.

Children of LOIS PAINTER and ALFRED WATKINS are:

68. i. DIANNE LOIS WATKINS, b. September 30, 1946, Phoenixville, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

69. ii. LARRY RICHARD WATKINS NICHOLS, b. May 15, 1949, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

70. iii. LYNETTE RENNE WATKINS NICHOLS, b. May 15, 1949, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

Children of LOIS PAINTER and CLIFFORD NICHOLS are:

71. iv. HELLEN LUCINDA NICHOLS, b. December 16, 1955, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

72. v. GLORIA JEAN NICHOLS, b. December 07, 1959, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

73. vi. MELLISA SUE NICHOLS, b. June 21, 1965, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

 

53. MAE ELIZABETH TEETER (LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born May 24, 1921 in West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married IVAN WALTMAN November 09, 1941. He was born October 08, 1906 in Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

Children of MAE TEETER and IVAN WALTMAN are:

74. i. HAZEL ELOISE WALTMAN, b. April 04, 1943, Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

75. ii. LUCILLE MARIE WALTMAN, b. November 24, 1946, Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

iii. CLARA MAE WALTMAN, b. February 10, 1948, Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania; m. PAUL HEWITT, July 23, 1977.

76. iv. HELEN ANNE WALTMAN, b. February 06, 1952, Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania.

 

54. LELA LUCY TEETER (LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born April 04, 1924 in West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died February 26, 1979 in Horseheads, Chemung, New York. She married PAT SANDO May 10, 1947. He was born September 01, 1923, and died July 08, 1993.

Children of LELA TEETER and PAT SANDO are:

77. i. PATRICIA ANN SANDO, b. July 03, 1948, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

78. ii. PAUL FRANCIS SANDO, b. June 02, 1950, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

79. iii. MICHAEL JAMES SANDO, b. September 17, 1953, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

80. iv. JEAN MARIE SANDO, b. June 28, 1958, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

 

55. DORIS MYRTLE TEETER MCLINKO (LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HEINRICH MAYER (MYERS), PETRUS DE MEYERT, NICHOLAS DE MAYER, WILHELMUS DE MEYER, NICOLAES DE MEYERT) was born December 01, 1925 in West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married (1) BRYCE HOLMAN LEE December 12, 1992, son of ELLICOTT LEE and NINA WOOLSEY. She was born November 28, 1928 in West Terry, Bradford, Pennsylvania, and died January 18, 1998 in Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York. She married (2) JOSEPH MCLINKO July 01, 1945. He was born March 24, 1913, and died January 14, 1989.

More About BRYCE HOLMAN LEE:

Burial: January 22, 1998, Schenectady Memorial Park Cemetery, Schenectady, new York

Children of DORIS MCLINKO and JOSEPH MCLINKO are:

81. i. LYNN MCLINKO, b. February 04, 1948, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

82. ii. LOU ANN MCLINKO, b. May 21, 1955, Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

 

56. KEITH ELLICOTT TUTHILL (FRANCES ELIZABETH MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 25, 1930 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He married JOAN ADAMS July 13, 1957. She was born May 17, 1937.

Child of KEITH TUTHILL and JOAN ADAMS is:

i. KEITH ELLICOTT TUTHILL, JR., b. July 06, 1961.

 

57. EDMOND LOUIS MYERS, JR. (EDMOND LEWIS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born September 14, 1924 in New Albany, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He married FRANCES E. HEFFLEBOWER August 20, 1960 in Grand Ledge, Michigan. She was born June 25, 1937 in Grand Ledge Michigan.

Notes for EDMOND LOUIS MYERS, JR.:

Edmund was always called Dick by his relatives in New York and Pennsylvania and Whitey by those in Michigan. He got the nickname Dick from his grandmother Lucy who said he looked like a "Dickie Bird" when he was born a 'tow-head'

Children of EDMOND MYERS and FRANCES HEFFLEBOWER are:

i. ROBERT EDMOND MYERS, b. May 26, 1961, Grand Ledge, Michigan.

ii. WILIAM ANDREW MYERS, b. September 16, 1967, Grand Ledge, Michigan; m. (1) VICKIE L. PRITCHARD, December 09, 1989; m. (2) CARLA LOUISE SEBRELL, August 23, 1997, Vermontville, Michigan; b. October 10, 1971, Lansing, Michigan.

 

58. FLORENCE LOUISE MYERS (EDMOND LEWIS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 12, 1927 in Lake Wa-Soc-Quin (Wysocken), Pennsylvania, and died September 22, 1991 in St Lawrence Hospital, Lansing, Michigan. She married (1) FRANKIE BATES 1945 in Potterville, Michigan. He died 1955. She married (2) GEORGE EISENHART September 1955. She married (3) ROY CONKLIN January 01, 1971 in Lake Odessa, Michigan.

More About FLORENCE LOUISE MYERS:

Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Michigan

Child of FLORENCE MYERS and FRANKIE BATES is:

i. LEWIS "MIKE" EDMOND BATES, b. December 16, 1947, Woodland, Michigan.

 

59. VICTOR ROY MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born January 28, 1928 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. He married ELAINE 'BERNITA' ALTA KOLANDA June 15, 1951 in Sanitaria Springs, Broome New York, daughter of WALTER KOLANDA and NELLIE CLEVELAND. She was born April 19, 1933 in Mansfield, Richmond, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

Notes from Timothy Myers for VICTOR ROY MYERS:

Dad was born at 11:08 AM on Saturday, January 28, 1928 in Johnson City, New York. His birth certificate says 11:06 AM but Grandma's book says 11:08 AM. The story Grandma always told was that Dad was born with a broken back. This has been very painful for him his entire life. He was to be the oldest of 10 children. They lived at Fairmont Park in Johnson City, N. Y. until 1936, when IBM bought the land for the golf course. This is when the family moved to Sanitaria Springs, NY where some of the family still lived in the house in 2001.

When Dad was in the 3rd or 4th grade he had polio and spent the summer at Aunt Daisy's house in South Warren, Bradford County, Pa. which was across the street from Aunt Libby and down the road from Uncle Ellicott Lee's house. A great place for a boy to spent a summer, even if he was ill. Dad also had pneumonia when he was a little older and had a rib removed on his left side and had a tube inserted to drain the fluid. He still has a very deep scar in his side from this.

Dad was not able to play football in high school because of his back, but being from a very athletic family he played any way. He was playing on a semi-pro team in Binghamton when he was 17 and broke his leg. He was in a full leg cast for 17 weeks. During this time, he began to dig and expand the root cellar under the house in Sanitaria Springs into a full cellar.

Dad tells a story of how he used to ride bareback on work horses with his friend Bill Hamilton all the time. One time, it seems, they were riding above the house in Sanitaria Springs and the train whistle blew, scaring the horse he was riding. The horse went running back to the barn and stopped dead when it got to the barn door which was closed. The horse stopped and Dad did not. He flew over the horse's head into the wall of the barn! Bill Hamilton's grandfather owned land down in Stilesville (near Deposit), NY where we all hunted for deer into the early 1980's.

Dad also tells of how he was once driving his 1941 Ford convertible and three deer jumped right at the top of the car when he had the roof down. He said he ducked and one deer went over the hood, one over top of him, and another over the trunk.

Dad said that he worked mowing for $ .50 per day and at the Rosen Bag factory in Sanitaria Springs for a couple of summers. He also worked for a while with Grandpa at the Power Station in Johnson City. Dad worked for New York State at the Chenango Valley State Park for several years and, when construction workers were needed for the St. Lawrence Sea Way, he went with one of my uncles to work there for a few years. We finally all moved up to Norfolk, NY for a few years when we were little.

After the Sea Way was completed, we all moved back to Sanitaria Springs and then to Gahagan Road (now Jackson Road), Town of Binghamton, NY. That is where Grandpa Kolanda gave Mom and Dad a couple of acres of land where we lived--in the same house trailer we had lived in at Norfolk while Dad started building the house they still live in. This was in 1957-58. We lived in the basement for several years until Mom and Dad accumulated enough money to start building the rest of the house. We moved upstairs in 1965.

One thing about Dad is that he is probably the best deer hunter I will ever know. I remember waiting for him to come home with a deer when we were very small and then being excited on the bus coming home from school each day to see if he had gotten his deer yet. He used to hunt in Pennsylvania each year and fill his doe tag too. As each of us boys got old enough, he took us into the woods and taught us how to hunt. I really love that about dad. He took the time to teach us the things he loved. We hunted every year on Jackson Road as well as down in 'rifle country' in Stilesville, NY. There he taught us how to 'stillhunt'. I shot many deer down there while hunting with dad. We camped in the truck camper he bought for several years when we hunted.

We used to go fishing when we were kids. When I got older and taught in Roscoe near the famous Beaverkill River and Wilowemoc Creek, we got 'hot and heavy' into trout fishing and Dad began to tie trout flies. He got so good that he was tieing for the famous Harry and Elsie Darby in Roscoe. We spent many hours fishing and catching trout. There were several times when me and Dad and Steve went up into the Adirondack Mountains near Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY to fish. We had great times there. So much so that I started going up there every year with my friend Tom Kinsman to fish.

Dad worked his whole life since I can remember on construction - with his bad back he suffered for all of those years. He would always work during the winter when he was laid off, delivering oil and then at the Innsbruck USA ski area near Binghamton as a snow maker. This was another thing we did because of dad. We started skiing down the pipeline behind the house on some old wooden skis he bought when Ted and I were about 9 or 10. When they opened the ski area we were there. Every day and night. Dad made sure we made ski trips too. The only time I ever missed school - ever - was for a couple of ski trips. What great times. We had season passes for Innsbruck USA and we all went - Mom loved to ski too!!

Notes for ELAINE 'BERNITA' ALTA KOLANDA:

My mom, Elaine "Bernita" Kolanda Myers was the only one of the children in her family born in the old family home town of her mother's family in Mansfield, Richmond, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. My Grandfather, Walter J. Kolanda had worked in the Endicott Johnson Shoe Corporation rubber plant in Johnson City, New York during the 1920's until after 1931. At that time the family lived at 13 Arch St, in Johnson City. My grandfather was one of the many people who lost their jobs as the Great Depression worsened and the family was forced to move to Mansfield into the home of my grandmother's parents. She was born there.

They moved back to Johnson City and then Binghamton within a few years where they bought a house at 34 Munsell St. Mom tells of how during the Depression, when she was small, they used to walk the railroad tracks collecting coal which had dropped from the trains to help heat the house in the winter because they were struggling greatly to make ends meet.

In 1948 Mom was 15 and had a seven week bout with Scarlet Fever. She was very ill and missed half of the school year. There is a wonderful newspaper photo of her at her 15th birthday party in April with several friends and her sister Lorriane after she had finally recovered from this illness. All of my cousins and Aunts and Uncles call my mother "Bernita". I always just took it for granted that this was a nick-name. In talking to Mom recently l discovered why this was her 'name'. My grandmother had always wanted to name her Bernita but a couple of months before she was born one of my grandmother's Watkins cousins named her daughter 'Bernita. My grandmother was very upset and named my mother Elaine Alta, BUT when she was baptized my grandmother and grandfather had her Baptized as Bernita Elaine Kolanda. Now l know why she is called 'Aunt Ber' by all of my cousins and Bernita by her sisters and brothers.

Mom worked for a couple of years at Chris's Hot Dogs on Chenango St. in Binghamton and later at the Victory Market on the South side of Binghamton.

 

More About ELAINE 'BERNITA' ALTA KOLANDA:

Baptism: April 19, 1936, St. John's Church, Binghamton, New York

Children of VICTOR MYERS and ELAINE KOLANDA are:

83. i. THEODORE WALTER MYERS, b. January 27, 1952, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

84. ii. TIMOTHY FRANCIS MYERS, b. August 14, 1953, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

85. iii. VICKIE RUTH MYERS, b. October 18, 1954, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

86. iv. STEVEN ROY MYERS, b. September 23, 1957, Norfolk, New York.

87. v. RANDY PAUL MYERS, b. August 17, 1958, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

 

60. BURTON EDMOND MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born March 29, 1932 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. He married GLORIA JEAN TOMAZIC January 20, 1962 in Sanitaria Springs, Broome, New York. She was born 1943.

Notes for BURTON EDMOND MYERS:

Grandma recorded him as being born at "20 min to 3 in Morn."

Children of BURTON MYERS and GLORIA TOMAZIC are:

i. BURTON EDMOND MYERS JR., b. September 28, 1962.

ii. JOHN PAUL MYERS, b. December 27, 1963.

iii. ROBERT EDWARD MYERS, b. September 06, 1965.

iv. SHAR ANN MYERS, b. May 21, 1971.

 

61. JEAN MARIE MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born September 09, 1934 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. She married WILLIAM HOOVER May 14, 1953 in Sanitaria Springs, Broome New York. He was born November 1933.

Notes for JEAN MARIE MYERS:

Grandma recorded her as being born at "9:15 A.M. Sunday."

Children of JEAN MYERS and WILLIAM HOOVER are:

i. JAMES HOOVER, b. January 29, 1954.

ii. DIANNA LYNN HOOVER, b. November 01, 1955.

iii. WILLIAM EDWARD HOOVER, b. December 12, 1956.

iv. DONALD PALMER HOOVER, b. April 18, 1961; d. May 27, 1961.

v. REGINA ANN HOOVER, b. October 28, 1962; d. October 28, 1962.

vi. KAREN ANN HOOVER, b. January 17, 1969.

 

62. DOREEN LUCY MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born April 26, 1936 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. She married STANLEY BUSH July 04, 1964 in Sanitaria Springs, Broome New York. He was born August 02, 1939.

Notes for DOREEN LUCY MYERS:

Grana recorded her as being born at "8:15 A.M. Sunday."

Children of DOREEN MYERS and STANLEY BUSH are:

i. LAURA ANN BUSH, b. August 23, 1965.

ii. DANIEL RICHARD BUSH, b. September 04, 1968.

iii. SUSAN MARIE BUSH, b. February 19, 1971.

 

63. RUTH CAROL MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 25, 1937 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. She married JACK STALLMAN October 22, 1961. He was born 1930.

Notes for RUTH CAROL MYERS:

Grandma recorded her as being born at 11:26 Midnight. Saturday."

Children of RUTH MYERS and JACK STALLMAN are:

i. JOHN STALLMAN, b. July 10, 1963.

ii. MARGARET STALLMAN, b. December 13, 1964.

 

64. PAUL DAVID MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born October 07, 1940 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. He married JOYCE ROMANO February 26, 1965 in Oquaga, Broome, New York. She was born 1944.

Notes for PAUL DAVID MYERS:

Grandma recorded him as being born "at 1:19 PM weight 8 1/4 lbs. Monday."

Children of PAUL MYERS and JOYCE ROMANO are:

i. JEFF JERRY MYERS, b. April 16, 1971.

ii. REGINA RUTH MYERS, b. January 25, 1973.

 

65. DONALD PERRY MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born April 27, 1944 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. He married LINDA LOUIS DORMAN April 20, 1970 in Endicott, Broome, New York. She was born 1949.

Notes for DONALD PERRY MYERS:

He was recorded as being born "at 8;43 AM weigh 4 lbs, 7 oz"

Children of DONALD MYERS and LINDA DORMAN are:

i. JENNIFER BETH MYERS, b. February 26, 1972.

ii. JOANNE LYNNE MYERS, b. July 07, 1973.

iii. THERESA LOUISE MYERS, b. November 10, 1975.

 

66. DONNA ELAINE MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born April 27, 1944 in Johnson City, Broome, New York. She married RICHARD CHARLES GUERNSEY May 16, 1964 in California. He was born 1944.

Notes for DONNA ELAINE MYERS:

She was recorded as being born "at 8:58 A.M. weigh 4 lb. 13 oz."

Children of DONNA MYERS and RICHARD GUERNSEY are:

i. RICHARD CHARLES GUERNSEY, JR, b. October 04, 1964.

ii. JULIE ANN GUERNSEY, b. February 18, 1975.

iii. MARY ANN GUERNSEY, b. September 26, 1978.

 

67. SANDRA JUNE MYERS (THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 28, 1949 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. She married DAVID J. GRUBHAM April 11, 1970 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. He was born 1948.

Notes for SANDRA JUNE MYERS:

Grandma recorded her as being born with a "weight of 7 lb 114 1/2 oz."

Children of SANDRA MYERS and DAVID GRUBHAM are:

i. DAVID JAMES GRUBHAM, b. September 30, 1970.

ii. KELLY JEAN GRUBHAM, b. November 01, 1971.

iii. KORY JOEL GRUBHAM, b. May 18, 1974.

 

Generation No. 11

68. DIANNE LOIS WATKINS (LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born September 30, 1946 in Phoenixville, Tioga, Pennsylvania. She married (1) WILLIAM GRIFFITH. He was born April 30, 1942. She married (2) ROBERT LEE JENNINGS September 06, 1963. He was born February 12, 1944. She married (3) HAROLD MILLER About 1980.

Children of DIANNE WATKINS and ROBERT JENNINGS are:

i. WILLIAM CHARLES JENNINGS, b. August 02, 1964.

88. ii. BOBBIE SUE JENNINGS, b. July 09, 1965.

iii. ROBERT TODD JENNINGS, b. June 13, 1966.

89. iv. GAYLE LYNNE JENNINGS, b. May 01, 1971.

Child of DIANNE WATKINS and HAROLD MILLER is:

v. TIFFANY MAE MILLER, b. June 25, 1985.

 

69. LARRY RICHARD WATKINS NICHOLS (LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born May 15, 1949 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. He married (1) DEBORAH REEVES. He married (2) CONNIE ROSE MAY June 10, 1972. She was born December 23, 1955, and died January 01, 1980. He married (3) KIMBERLY KAY YATES November 16, 1989. She was born January 09, 1965.

Children of LARRY NICHOLS and DEBORAH REEVES are:

i. BRANDON NICHOLS, b. November 14, 1982.

ii. KRISTOPHER NICHOLS, b. February 05, 1985.

Children of LARRY NICHOLS and CONNIE MAY are:

90. iii. LARRY RICHARD NICHOLS, b. December 04, 1973.

iv. KATINA MARIE NICHOLS, b. December 28, 1975.

Children of LARRY NICHOLS and KIMBERLY YATES are:

v. BROCK JORDON NICHOLS, b. April 11, 1988.

vi. HARLEY KAY NICHOLS, b. May 30, 1991.

 

70. LYNETTE RENNE WATKINS NICHOLS (LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born May 15, 1949 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. She married GILBERT ROCKL October 21, 1967. He was born August 02, 1952.

Children of LYNETTE NICHOLS and GILBERT ROCKL are:

i. KARL ANDREW ROCKL, b. August 24, 1970.

ii. THOMAS CLIFFORD ROCKL, b. October 27, 1972.

 

71. HELLEN LUCINDA NICHOLS (LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 16, 1955 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. She married CHRIS CHARLES BRAMM July 05, 1977. He was born September 08, 1957.

Children of HELLEN NICHOLS and CHRIS BRAMM are:

i. MATTHEW CHARLES BRAMM, b. June 23, 1983.

ii. CAITLIN LOIS BRAMM, b. June 06, 1990.

 

72. GLORIA JEAN NICHOLS (LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 07, 1959 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. She married RODGER LEE WOOD. He was born June 25, 1957.

Children of GLORIA NICHOLS and RODGER WOOD are:

i. BRANDI SUE WOOD, b. June 04, 1975.

ii. RODGER LEE WOOD II, b. April 25, 1979.

iii. SHELLY JEAN WOOD, b. August 17, 1989.

 

73. MELLISA SUE NICHOLS (LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 21, 1965 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. She married STEVEN THOMAS SUTTON March 16, 1987. He was born June 08, 1963.

Children of MELLISA NICHOLS and STEVEN SUTTON are:

i. RYEAN LEIGH NICHOLS, b. May 25, 1984.

ii. LUCAS JOSHUA SUTTON, b. December 31, 1987.

iii. REBECCA MORGAN SUTTON, b. July 29, 1990.

 

74. HAZEL ELOISE WALTMAN (MAE ELIZABETH TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born April 04, 1943 in Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. She married KEITH CARSON July 11, 1964. He was born October 01, 1946.

Child of HAZEL WALTMAN and KEITH CARSON is:

i. KENTON IVAN CARSON, b. August 17, 1965, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania; m. KIM ROSE LEWLLYN, June 17, 1995; b. April 14, 1965.

 

75. LUCILLE MARIE WALTMAN (MAE ELIZABETH TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born November 24, 1946 in Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. She married KARL ANDREW MORGENSTERN June 12, 1965. He was born July 15, 1943.

Children of LUCILLE WALTMAN and KARL MORGENSTERN are:

i. MARK ANDREW MORGENSTERN, b. December 14, 1976.

ii. JONATHAN IVAN MORGENSTERN, b. October 31, 1982.

 

76. HELEN ANNE WALTMAN (MAE ELIZABETH TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 06, 1952 in Laddsburg, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. She married KEVIN LYNN FERRIS July 10, 1971. He was born July 25, 1952.

Children of HELEN WALTMAN and KEVIN FERRIS are:

91. i. NICOLE DENISE FERRIS, b. January 16, 1972.

ii. CALVIN LYNN FERRIS, b. June 14, 1974.

 

77. PATRICIA ANN SANDO (LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born July 03, 1948 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. She married MARTIN MALEY SULLIVAN November 11, 1966. He was born August 28, 1945.

Children of PATRICIA SANDO and MARTIN SULLIVAN are:

92. i. MARTIN MICHAEL SULLIVAN, b. September 29, 1967.

93. ii. MARY KATHERINE SULLIVAN, b. December 16, 1968.

iii. PATRICK JOSEPH SULLIVAN, b. March 17, 1978.

iv. SEAN THOMAS SULLIVAN, b. May 27, 1978.

 

78. PAUL FRANCIS SANDO (LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 02, 1950 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. He married NANCY BORDEN May 09, 1970. She was born January 09, 1951.

Child of PAUL SANDO and NANCY BORDEN is:

94. i. MATTHEW ALLEN SANDO, b. December 03, 1976.

 

79. MICHAEL JAMES SANDO (LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born September 17, 1953 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. He married JILL MARIE SAUNDERS March 17, 1973. She was born August 28, 1953.

Children of MICHAEL SANDO and JILL SAUNDERS are:

i. BRETT MICHAEL SANDO, b. February 07, 1975.

ii. ADAM LEWIS SANDO, b. January 27, 1981.

 

80. JEAN MARIE SANDO (LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 28, 1958 in Elmira, Chemung, New York. She married BARRY WILSON September 07, 1979. He was born December 06, 1959.

Children of JEAN SANDO and BARRY WILSON are:

i. JEREMY NEIL WILSON, b. June 17, 1982.

ii. JASON PATRICK WILSON, b. November 21, 1984.

 

81. LYNN MCLINKO (DORIS MYRTLE TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born February 04, 1948 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. He married (1) SHERYL WESLEY October 18, 1968. She was born March 22, 1949. He married (2) MARIANNE WILCOX WENCK MAY December 06, 1975. She was born February 08, 1953.

Child of LYNN MCLINKO and SHERYL WESLEY is:

95. i. BRIAN JOSEPH MCLINKO, b. June 24, 1971.

Children of LYNN MCLINKO and MARIANNE MAY are:

ii. COREY LYNN MCLINKO, b. June 02, 1983.

iii. JOHN SCOTT MCLINKO.

 

82. LOU ANN MCLINKO (DORIS MYRTLE TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born May 21, 1955 in Sayre, Tioga, Pennsylvania. She married PAUL MCGUIRE March 09, 1974.

Children of LOU MCLINKO and PAUL MCGUIRE are:

i. JASON MCGUIRE, b. September 19, 1974.

ii. JEFFREY MCGUIRE, b. November 23, 1976.

 

83. THEODORE WALTER MYERS (VICTOR ROY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born January 27, 1952 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. He married SHEILA SNOW May 26, 1972 in Conklin, Broome, New York. She was born May 12, 1954 in Binghamton, Broome, New York.

Children of THEODORE MYERS and SHEILA SNOW are:

96. i. BRENDA DANIELE MYERS, b. November 15, 1972, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

ii. HEATHERMARIE MYERS, b. December 27, 1975, Binghamton, Broome, New York.

 

84. TIMOTHY FRANCIS MYERS (VICTOR ROY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born August 14, 1953 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. He married (1) ELIZABETH ANN KUCSKAR June 02, 1973 in Waterford, Saratoga, New York. She was born September 14, 1953 in Troy, Rennselaer, New York. He married (2) VERONICA JENNY MELITE August 31, 1985 in Cohoes, Albany, New York, daughter of JOSEPH MELITE and DOROTHY MEDICI. She was born February 19, 1950 in Troy, Rennselaer, New York.

Child of TIMOTHY MYERS and ELIZABETH KUCSKAR is:

i. GREGORY VINCENT MYERS, b. December 14, 1976, Monticello, Sullivan, New York.

Notes from Timothy Myers for GREGORY VINCENT MYERS:

Gregory was born in Monticello, New York at the Community General Hospital at 1.55 PM on December 14, 1976. He attended the Cohoes, New York Catholic schools through 6th grade and attended the North Colonie, New York schools; Shaker Jr and Shaker Sr High Schools after that. He graduated from high school with an 'A' average in 1995 and attended Syracuse University for a semester before transferring to the University at Albany where he graduated with a BS Degree in Business Marketing in December 1999.

Greg was an excellent football player with Pop Warner, The North Colonic Blue Bisons, where he was a running back and defensive LB and End. He was a starter through high school and player LB and Offensive and as well as Defensive End - he was honorable mention All League on Defense. Greg was also a very good lacrosse player on the Shaker teams, participating as a starting Long Stick Defense man on two Sectional Championship Teams and received All League honorarium for his defensive ability.

Greg graduated from college having done very well in school and also having played three years on the Division II University at Albany team. He had to stop playing halfway through his junior year because of a back injury. Greg's interests in college were not just business; he minored in Ancient Greece studies. Greg is very proficient in computers as well.

Child of TIMOTHY MYERS and VERONICA MELITE is:

ii. LINDSEY VERONICA MYERS, b. September 29, 1987.

Notes for LINDSEY VERONICA MYERS:

Lindsey Veronica Myers was born at 7:42 PM at the Bellview Maternity Hospital, Niskayuna, New York on September 29, 1987. She finally came after 43 gruelling hours - mostly difficult for Mom but, also not such a restful time for her Dad either. What a memorable day and week followed!! Three days after she was born we had an early heavy, wet snow storm. She had to stay a few days at the hospital, but Mom insisted she come home. Power was out for almost a week because the snow was so heavy and wet that there were trees and lines down all over - Thank the Lord for our wood stove!

Lindsey attended the St. Coleman's Nursery School for Kindergarten and Latham Ridge Elementary School in Latham, New York and was a GREAT student achieving almost straight "A"'s those first seven years. She has been very active, playing softball, lacrosse - she is good and LOVES it (following in her brother's footsteps), basketball, horseback riding, violin, Young Actor's Guild, and she has been dancing now for TEN of her twelve years. She continues to do very well at Shaker Jr. High School.

 

 

85. VICKIE RUTH MYERS (VICTOR ROY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born October 18, 1954 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. She married GARY BROWN October 09, 1976 in Sanitaria Springs, Broome New York, son of ROBERT BROWN and GENEVIEVE AVON. He was born May 29, 1949.

Children of VICKIE MYERS and GARY BROWN are:

i. HOLLY BROWN, b. October 09, 1981.

ii. ERIC BROWN, b. August 19, 1984.

 

86. STEVEN ROY MYERS (VICTOR ROY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born September 23, 1957 in Norfolk, New York. He married AGNES U. EMMANUEL in Virginia.

Children of STEVEN MYERS and AGNES EMMANUEL are:

i. BRIAN VICTOR MYERS, b. March 16, 1984.

ii. JUSTIN DASS MYERS, b. February 08, 1986.

iii. KYLE LUCAS MYERS.

 

87. RANDY PAUL MYERS (VICTOR ROY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born August 17, 1958 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. He married MARGARET RYAN. She was born February 25, 1959.

Child of RANDY MYERS and MARGARET RYAN is:

i. RYUN MYERS, b. October 01, 1987.

 

Generation No. 12

88. BOBBIE SUE JENNINGS (DIANNE LOIS WATKINS, LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born July 09, 1965. She married RANDY KINZEL.

Children of BOBBIE JENNINGS and RANDY KINZEL are:

i. HEATHER SHANTA KINZEL, b. March 26, 1983.

ii. MACIE MARIE KINZEL, b. May 30, 1996.

 

89. GAYLE LYNNE JENNINGS (DIANNE LOIS WATKINS, LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born May 01, 1971. She married MATTHEW ANDERSON. He was born December 02, 1965.

Children of GAYLE JENNINGS and MATTHEW ANDERSON are:

i. CHRITSI LYNNE ANDERSON, b. October 06, 1990.

ii. AMBER MARIE ANDERSON, b. January 14, 1992.

 

90. LARRY RICHARD NICHOLS (LARRY RICHARD WATKINS, LOIS E. PAINTER, ANNA LOIS MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 04, 1973. He married WENDY PARKER.

Child of LARRY NICHOLS and WENDY PARKER is:

i. LARRY RICHARD NICHOLS III, b. January 14, 1999.

 

91. NICOLE DENISE FERRIS (HELEN ANNE WALTMAN, MAE ELIZABETH TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born January 16, 1972. She married KEVIN MICHAEL KEEF September 03, 1994. He was born February 13, 1970.

Child of NICOLE FERRIS and KEVIN KEEF is:

i. TRAVIS JAMES KEEF KEEF, b. November 02, 1997.

 

92. MARTIN MICHAEL SULLIVAN (PATRICIA ANN SANDO, LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born September 29, 1967. He married LEIGHANN SIBAL September 01, 1990. She was born October 01, 1967.

Child of MARTIN SULLIVAN and LEIGHANN SIBAL is:

i. RYAN MICHAEL SULLIVAN, b. February 28, 1995.

 

93. MARY KATHERINE SULLIVAN (PATRICIA ANN SANDO, LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 16, 1968. She married VALERY SHIBTOV January 1992. He was born December 29, 1970.

Child of MARY SULLIVAN and VALERY SHIBTOV is:

i. MOLLEY EMMA SHIBTOV, b. March 03, 1993.

 

94. MATTHEW ALLEN SANDO (PAUL FRANCIS, LELA LUCY TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born December 03, 1976. He married BECKY ORR. She was born December 03, 1976.

Child of MATTHEW SANDO and BECKY ORR is:

i. EMILY ANNE SANDO, b. December 28, 1998.

 

95. BRIAN JOSEPH MCLINKO (LYNN, DORIS MYRTLE TEETER, LUCY EUGENIA MYERS, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born June 24, 1971. He married CHRISTINA PHILLIPPI November 23, 1998.

Child of BRIAN MCLINKO and CHRISTINA PHILLIPPI is:

i. BRABNDON JAMES MCLINKO, b. October 28, 1997.

 

96. BRENDA DANIELE MYERS (THEODORE WALTER, VICTOR ROY, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, PETER NATHANIEL, JOHN PETER, DANIEL, HENRY MYERS) was born November 15, 1972 in Binghamton, Broome, New York. She married DAVID WILLIAMSON.

Children of BRENDA MYERS and DAVID WILLIAMSON are:

i. DANIELLE WILLIAMSON.

ii. DEVON DAVID WILLIAMSON.

Endnotes

1. Taxables - Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania - various years - 1820-1825.


Remembrance Card
Minerva (Kays) Kishpaugh (1875-1924)
Mother of Ruth Elizabeth (Kishpaugh) Myers
Dated November 27, 1924
Photo Contributed by Timothy Myers
This neat approximately 14" by 10" remembrance card was rolled up and hidden by Ruth Elizabeth Kishpaugh Myers with several other old family things. Note: The 1900 Federal census for Newton, New Jersey, where she then lived, indicates that she was born in 1875, but then says she is "35" years old. The year date appears more consistent with the evidence for the age of her husband and son Victor in the same record.

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