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.