|Birth: ||May 8, 1833|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1917|
Jacob was born on May 8, 1833 in New York (as his death certificate states), but I believe it was written as New York, because at the time of his birth, his family was living in Orange, New York, which was a county above his later homeland in Sussex, New Jersey.
Parents are Josiah Myers and Anna Whiting.
His family was of dutch ancestry from Germany (Prussia), the earliest immigrant recorded would be his 3rd great grandfather, Jakobus Meyer (Meier) who was born April 1740 in Germany and died 17 March 1794 in New Jersey. He may have also been the descendant of Antonius Meyer and Annatje Bruyn.
He married Adelia Woods before 1859, the same year their first son, Eugene, was born. Eugene is not found in the 1860 Census in which they lived in Stueben, New York, so I am certain he died as an infant.
They traveled by Oxcart to Ottawa, Michigan around 1860, after their second son, Horace Myers was born.
In 1900, they lived in LeRoy, where Jacob died, but his body was brought back to Ottawa to be buried next to his son, Albert.
Mrs. Meyers also died later and is buried next to him.
Adelia Violet Woods Myers (1842 - 1934)*
Albert J Myers (1866 - 1917)*
Albert Jacob Myers (1866 - 1917)*
Maintained by: Andrea Sweaney Kennedy
Originally Created by: Dark Shadows
Record added: Oct 14, 2009
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