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1260 PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN.

Alfred, was wounded at Cold Harbor and died in hospital. His brothers Thomas and Theodore were in service; the former was wounded, the latter died in hospital. Comrade Martz belongs to Dick White Post 513, he is a laborer, and his address is Lilly, Pa.

JOHN W. MYERS

Was born in White twp., Indiana county, Pa., July 31, 1837, and was a son of George Myers, who is still living at the advanced age of 92 years, and Elizabeth (Kinter) who passed away. The lady whom he chose for a helpmate through life was Jane Clark, and their marriage took place in Indiana, Pa., in 1867. She was a native of Scotland, born in 1854, a daughter of Andrew and Jessie (Lidster) Clark, dec. They have reared four children, Jessie, Lizzie E., Mary B. and William C. Comrade Meyers was 25 years of age and was engaged in farming when the war broke out. He enlisted Aug. 17, 1862, at Indiana, Pa., as a private in Co. I, 135 Pa. V.I., and was a faithful and worthy veteran. He wasn't injured by shell at Ft. Hell, it was only the concussion, it went with such a force that it blackened his whole shoulder and laid him off duty for some time, also had a very narrow escape by a ball grazing his upper lip and back of neck. He had previously been confined in hospital for six weeks at City Point suffering with fever. He wasn't captured at battle of Wilderness but was surrounded, and only by using plenty of pluck he would have been captured. May 24, 1863, he was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, and re-enlisted Feb. 16, 1864, at Indiana, in Bat. F, 1st Pa. L.A. He was detailed to do provost duty, and also bore conspicuous part in the battles of Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, North Anna River, Deep bottom, Weldon R.R., Hatchers Run, Appomatox, and several others. He was granted his final Honorable discharge June 9, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa. He had two brothers in service, William in Bat. G, Pa. L.A., and Henry went out in 74 Pa. V.I. His uncle served in the war of 1812. Comrade Meyers has been overseer of the poor and school director; he belongs to G.A.R. at Homer City, Pa., and has been J.V.C. He is propietor of a large and commodious hotel at Homer City, Pa.

ANTHONY W. MILLER

Was born in Somerset county, Pa., July 24, 1834, and was a son of David and Magdalena (Leasure) Miller, dec. He had been twice married, his first union being with Jane Knepper, who died March 25, 1875, leaving these children, Anna dec., Ida and Emma. He was married secondly, April 23, 1876, in this county, to Lucy Croyle, who was born in Somerset county, Pa., Aug. 23, 1853, and passed from the


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