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NEWTON MYERS

 

    NEWTON MYERS.  Among the many extensive and productive farms in Doylestown township, the seat of justice of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, is the one owned and cultivated by Newton MYERS, formerly the property of his father.  The township of Doylestown is situated within a mile of the geographical center of the county, and the land formerly belonged to the Free Society of Traders.  Christian MYERS, grandfather of Newton MYERS, was a native of Bucks county, Pennsylvania.  He lived all his life and followed agricultural pursuits in Plumstead township, which is a region of valley, plain and winding creeks.  He was a member of the old Mennonite church, an upright and conscientious citizen, who enjoyed the confidence and respect of those with whom he was brought in contact.  He was the father of three children:  Sarah, who became the wife of Francis FRETZ, and after his death was married to Stout STOVER; Hannah, whose first husband was Paxon HOUGH, and her second husband Orange M. OWENS; and Jacob, mentioned hereinafter.

    Jacob MYERS, father of Newton MYERS, was born in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1830.  After completing a common school education he gave his entire attention to agricultural pursuits, which line of work he followed throughout his lifetime.  In 1875 he purchased the farm in Doylestown township upon which Newton MYERS now resides, and by dint of hard and unremitting labor succeeded in gaining a comfortable livelihood and a competency for his declining years.  He was a member and deacon of the Baptist church of New Britain, in the support of which he contributed liberally.  He was a Republican in politics, and held the office of school director in Plumstead and Doylestown townships.  By his marriage to Susan OVERHOLT the following named children were born:  Newton, mentioned hereinafter; Ella, who became the wife of Frank RIALE, and after his death of Otto REMHOLD; Laura, wife of John VANTOON; Lizzie, wife of Harvey MAGARGAL; Harry, a real estate and insurance agent of McKeesport, married Mamie L. MAYNES, and they are the parents of two childrenóClarence and Howard Newton; and Dora, wife of John NAEGELE.  Jacob MYERS (father) died May 25, 1890.

    Newton MYERS was born in Plumstead township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1857.  He is indebted to the common schools of Bucks county for his educational advantages, which prepared him for a life of activity.  He remained on the home farm with his father, and after the death of the latter purchased the same, and has since given his entire attention to farming and dairy business, running a milk route to Doylestown for a period of seven years.  He has been very successful in this enterprise, and is now classed among the representative farmers of that section of the county.  He holds membership in the New Britain Baptist church, in which he holds the office of deacon.  Mr. MYERS was united in marriage to Margaret P. MATHEWS, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth MATHEWS.  Their children are:  Elizabeth M., born July 27, 1886, a student of the West Chester State Normal School; and Carl, born May 13, 1891, resides at home.

 

 

Text taken from page 582 of:

 

Davis, William W.H., A.M. History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

 

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