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Posted By: Joni Hindman (email)
Date: 10/11/2009 at 15:38:31

VALENTINE MYERS, farmer, Madison township, post-office, North Liberty; was born February 16, 1828, in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania; is the son of Peter and Margaret Myers. His mother died in 1881; his father is living in Pennsylvania, and is 82 years old. Valentine has followed farming all his life, with the exception of two terms of school which he taught since he came to Iowa. In the spring of 1845 he came to Iowa and settled in Johnson county; first in section 36; he sold that, and purchased in Madison township, in section 11, where he now resides on 200 acres of well-improved land. On the 25th day of November, 1851, he was married to Mrs. Mary Stover, widow of Moses Stover, and daughter of the venerable David Green. They have six children; five are yet living: John W., Frank D., Emma, Samuel A., and Martha P. (twins). Mr. Myers follows farming and stock-raising; is a republican in politics, and voted for the amendment; is also a member of the Church of God; as also are his wife and children, save one. Source: History of Johnson County, Iowa, 1836-1882, page 881.


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