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|Johnstown Tribune, 13 Oct 1920, Contributed by Brian Cartwright|
|NOAH MYERS, AGED 83, PASSES AWAY |
Upper Yoder Township Veteran Ill of Pneumonia Since Last Friday
Noah Myers, one of the oldest residents of Upper Yoder Township, died of pneumonia last evening at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stutzman, of Upper Yoder Township, where he had been bedfast since last Friday. The deceased was in his 84th year and enjoyed excellent health until a week or so ago. He was in Johnstown calling on old acquaintances on October 4. Funerals services will be held at the Stutzman home at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the services to be conducted by the Rev. Silas Hoover, of the Church of the Brethren, an old acquaintance of the deceased. Burial will be made in Grandview Cemetery.
The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Myers and was born near Scalp Level, in Somerset County, on July 19, 1837. Noah Myers was a brother of David Myers, jr., of Toledo, O.; Mrs. Lavina Strayer, of Hudson, Ia.; and Mrs. Mary Myers, of Huntingdon, Ind. Noah Myers and Miss Elizabeth Lohr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lohr, were married at Davidsville, Somerset County, in 1857, by Justice Peter Levy. Mrs. Myers' death occurred at the Myers farm last April. Noah Myers is survived by these sons and daughters: A. W. Myers, of Ferndale Borough; Ella, wife of Jacob S. Stutzman; Jane, wife of Amos Lininger, of Yoder street; Lemon L. Myers, of Upper Yoder Township; Miss Sara Myers, of Pittsburg, and John Myers, of Cramer, Indiana County, together with 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Frank Myers, another son of Noah Myers, died in this vicinity 18 years ago. He was a well-known school teacher. The deceased resided in this vicinity for some 60 years, having located along the Millcreek road in Upper Yoder Township along with George Spangler, John and Christ Palliser, Stephen and Abram Stutzman, George Kniss, Crispin Dorer, John K. Miller, David Hershberger, Edward Peden, Samuel Miller, Jacob Berkey, James Peterson, David Yoder, William Ream and Joseph Hochstein, all of whom have passed away. Mr. Myers was a member of the Church of the Brethren and helped to build the church in Upper Yoder Township many years ago. He was a farmer until about 15 years ago, when he retired.