MEYERS, JOHN, JR., Enhaut, Pa., was born in Dauphin county, Pa., September 7, 1842; son of John Meyers. The grandfather, Abraham Meyers, was the first of the family to settle in Dauphin county, he having removed at a very early day from Lancaster county to Harrisburg, where he died when John was nine years old. His wife died when John was three months old. John Meyers, the father, was born at Harrisburg in 1818, and having lost his parents by death, was reared by Abraham Weitzel, on the Cameron farm. He learned the trade of a miller, and was also engaged in farming. His first wife was Susan Miller, and they had six children: John, Harry, Thomas, Joseph, Mary, and Susan. For his second wife he married Catherine Wade, and they had three children: Amos, Katie, and Charles.
John Meyers, Jr., attended the common schools of Dauphin county until his fourteenth year, after which he was employed by Martin Good, of Lower Swatara township, in the fulling mill for fourteen years, with the exception of one year spent in the army. On September 7, 1861, he enlisted in company I, Ninety-third regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, under Colonel McCarty and Captain Boynton, of Middletown, in which he served until May 30, when he was wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va., and was confined to the hospital three months, after which he was discharged. After leaving Mr. Good he entered the employment of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, in 1871, where he remained eight years, since which time he has been engaged in weaving carpets. Since 1873 he has lived in Enhaut. He was married first, in 1865, to Miss Pathmore, by whom he reared three children: Solomon Goshen, died; Elizabeth, wife of John Ober; and John, living in Chicago. He was married, secondly, in 1879, to Miss Smith, daughter of John Smith, of Union Deposit, by whom he had two children: Katie and Miles, both living at home.
Transcribed by Judy Warner Bookwalter, for the Dauphin County,
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