Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Myers

With Leonora Brown (1827-1849) and Fanny Myers (1826-1909) My second great-grandfather was born in Sunbury, Ohio, on 15 November 1819. Click here to view his place in the family tree. His father, Lawrence Myers, and uncle William, had recently co-founded the town of Sunbury, Lawrence had built a log cabin…

I am reposting this article to mark the death of Stephen Dyer Myers, 24 June 2016. Top photo: Sunrise over Lake Tahoe. In an earlier post, I mentioned the only child of my great-uncle Frank Colby Myers. After discovering that the son was still alive, in an assisted living facility…

With Hattie Sprung (1861-1947) My maternal great-grandparents; that is, parents of my mother’s mother. William Theodore Drayer was born in Kankakee County, Illinois, on 24 August 1859. His parents had come from Ohio and Maryland. Hattie (alt. Hannah) May Sprung was born in Huron County, Ontario, Canada, 24 January 1861…

Myers, Colby, Drayer, Sprung In honor of Uncle Barney Myers’ 105th birthday, I prepared a slideshow for the family reunion in Billings, Montana, held in late July, 2015. I have added audio narration, background music, and a few more slides and stories for this video version, now available via YouTube. There…

About halfway between Onawa and Oskaloosa (my primary interest in this post) lies the town of Carroll, IA. Carroll is the burial place of Thiel’s great-grandparents, Philip Beechel (1849-1922) and Mary Eleanor Mohler (Beechel). Philip was born in Alsace-Lorraine, a region of eastern France where most residents spoke (and still speak)…

A loop through western and central Iowa rounded out my 2014 mini-journey. The city of Onawa, south of Sioux City on the Missouri River, was the home of my great-grandparents Stephen B Myers (1848-1917) and Helen (Colby) Myers. Stephen Myers was a long-time official of Monona County, and may well have worked in…

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