FREDERICK W. MEYERS, farmer and merchant, residing at Idaho, Armstrong Co., PA, was born Oct. 19, 1862, at Sodom, Allegheny Co., Pa., son of Frederick and Ernestina (Hartman) Meyers.
Frederick Meyers and his wife were born in Germany, and they came to America on a slow-going old sailing vessel wheich consumed six weeks in making a voyage that the rapid steamers of the present day accomplish in one. Locating near Pittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Meyers engaged in farming and gardening until death, which occurred Jan. 9, 1871. His wife survived him over a year, dying in October, 1872. Four children were thus made orphans; Frederick W. was the youngest of the family.
After his sixteenth year, Rrederick W. Meyers never attended school. After wroking six or seven years as clerk in a grocery store at Pittsburgh, he went into the gracery business, with which he was connected for thirteen years. A period of depression then came upon the country and he lost all, but started again after paying his bills. In 1896, he embarked in a grocery business at Pittsburgh which he contunued for five years. In 1901 he purchased a farm of 130 acres in the village of Idaho in South Bend Township, and has made his home on that property. In 1911 he opened up a mercantile business at the village, which enterprise is proving successful.
On October 19,1886, at Pittsbvrgh, Mr. Meyers was married to Margaret E. Finch, daughter of the late M.L. Finch, who prior to his death in 1870 was a distiller at Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs Meyers have had four children, the two survivors being: Ray A. born Dec. 25, 1892; and L.C. born June 28, 1894. Mr. and Mrs. are members of the Presbyterian Church. He has always ben an interested and liberal-minded citizen, and independent as regards his political support.