History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
AARON F. MYERS
AARON F. MYERS. One of the highly esteemed citizens of Bedminster is Aaron F. MYERS. Mr. MYERS is a grandson of Henry MYERS, who was a brick and stone mason of Plumstead township, and married Elizabeth FRETZ. Their children were: Henry F., John F. , Reuben F., Joseph F., mentioned at length hereinafter: William F., Barbara, Catharine, and Annie. Mr. and Mrs. MYERS both died in Plumstead township, where they had passed their lives.
Joseph F., MYERS, son of Henry and Elizabeth (FRETZ) MYERS, was born March 12, 1812, in Plumstead township, where he learned the trade of a mason which he followed for some years. In 1844 he purchased the MYERS homestead in Bedminster township, whither he removed, and thenceforth devoted himself to agricultural pursuits. In politics he was a Republican, but while taking an active interest in the affairs of the organization, was never an office seeker. He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite church, of which he was a trustee for many years. He married Barbara, daughter of Abraham FRETZ, of Bedminster, and of the eight children born to them three are now living; Henry F., who lives in Tinicum township; Abraham F., who is a resident of Bedminster township: and Aaron F., mentioned at length, hereinafter. Mrs. MYERS died January 8, 1884, in the seventy-second years of her age, and her husband passed away May 12, 1882.
Aaron F. MYERS, son of Joseph F. and Barbara (FRETZ) MYERS, was born July 10, 1846, on the farm which is now his home. He was educated in the common schools, and at the Carversville Normal School, which he attended for three terms. At the age of eighteen he began to teach and continued to do so for five years. In the spring of 1870 he bought a farm near New Galena, New Britain township, and engaged in agriculture. At the end of ten years he sold the estate and returned to the home farm, which he purchased after the death of his father, which occurred the following year. He has served as school director, is a Republican in politics, and a member and trustee of the New Mennonite church. Mr. MYERS married, May 1, 1869, Lydia, born February 7, 1845, daughter of Henry MOYER, of Lehigh county. Of the eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. MYERS. Barbara, Susanna and Henry are deceased, and the following survive: Oscar, who lives in Milford township; Joseph, who is a resident of the same place, Titus, who resides in Dublin, Bedminster township; Pierson, Isaiah, Levinus, Abraham, and Menno, all of whom reside at home.
Test taken from page 359-360 of:
Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The
Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed January 2003 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published Fenruary 2003 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/