Jonas Myers
JONAS MYERS. This soldier of the Rebellion, ex-postmaster of Rochester, and honorable citizen, was born in Washington county, Pa., Feb. 20, 1829, and is a son of Jacob and Rosana (Long) Myers. The former was bom in Washington county. Pa., in 1808, and died in Miami county, Ind., in 1883, while the latter was born in Maryland in 1807 and also died in Miami county in 1886. With his parents the subject of this review came to Indiana in 1839, and settled in Miami county, where he obtained a common school education and in 1848 came to Rochester and here learned the carpenter's trade, at which he continued for some years. Aug. 8, 1862, he enlisted in company F, Eighty-seventh I. V. I., and served his country faithfully until May 10, 1865, when, as second lieutenant, he was discharged at Washington. He participated in the battles of Perryville, Chicka- mauga, Peach Tree Creek, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Atlanta, Resaca, Ringgold and many minor engagements. He was in the memorable march to the sea and in the grand review of war heroes at Washington. Since the war he has for many years been engaged in the planing mill business and while thus engaged in July, 1875, he lost his right forearm. Politically Mr. Myers is an uncompromising republican. April 24, 1890. he was appointed postmaster at Rochester and served until April 6, 1894. He, with the assistance of Miss Emma Graeber, gave the people an efficient postal service. Mr. Myers has been three times married, and his present wife. Elizabeth H. Myers, nee Clayton, became his bride in 1867. Two children have been born to this union: Indianola E. and Stella P. Mr. Myers is a member of the I. O. O. F. and McClung post, No. 95, G. A. R.
History of the United States and State of Indiana. Part 3
Special Edition for Fulton County

Elia Peattie, National Publishing Company, Chicago,Illinois, 1896