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    JOHN G. MYERS, grain merchant and tobacco dealer, residing at Pleasant Hill, is one of the leading business men of Miami County, being a stockholder in the First National Bank at Troy, vice president of the Pleasant Hill Banking Company, president of the Myers Grain Company, and manager of the Myers & Patty Elevator Company. He was born July 1854, in Lancaster Count Pennsylvania, and is a son of Michael and Susan (Groff) Myers.

    Michael Myers was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, August 15, 1831, and is a retired resident of Pleasant Hill. He remained in his native place until after, his marriage and the birth of five children when he came to Miami County, Ohio, and settled first at Pleasant Hill. Later he bought a farm of twenty-five acre, but sold it and then went to Brownsville, Nebraska, where he engaged in a butchering business for a time, after which he returned to Pleasant Hill and for twenty subsequent years was engaged in a huckstering business, purchasing twenty-six acres of land in Newton Township. He is a stockholder in the Pleasant Hill Banking Company. In politics he is a Democrat, and for a number of years he served in the Town Council, during which he advocated many of the reforms and improvements which have made the place an excellent one both for business and residence. He is a leading member of the Christian Church. He married Susan Groff, a daughter of John Groff, and they had six children: John G.; Amos and Monroe, Mary Ann, Isaac and Henry, who is a resident of Chicago, Illinois. Amos, Monroe and Isaac are now deceased. Mary Ann married John S. Debray, lives at Dayton, and they have two children, Joe and Wanda.

    John G. Myers finished his education in. the Pleasant Hill schools and then helped his father both in this section and during the time the family lived at Brownsville. Later he helped his father in the huckstering business and operated a wagon for about fifteen years. In 1879 he built the elevator known as the Myers & Patty at Pleasant Hill and also bought one at Ludlow Falls, and at Maria Stein, Mercer County, and built one at Reignville, all of these being owned by the Myers & Patty Company. In 1893 he went into the tobacco business at Pleasant Hill. His interests are numerous and important, but he has a firm grasp of all their details and has the reputation of being one of the most farseeing and able business men of this section.

    In October, 1874, Mr. Myers was married to Miss Mary Belle Patty, a daughter of Dr. William and Sarah Jane Patty. They had two sons, Charles M. and William M. The former is connected with the Myers Grain Company as manager, and operates track buying at Columbus, Ohio; married Florence Favorite, and they have three children: Mary Belle, Carolyn and Ouida. William M. is manager of the Myers grain business at Lockburn, Ohio, and is treasurer of the Myers Grain Company. The mother of these sons died June 29, 1889. Mr. Myers was married (second) August 14, 1890, to Miss Alwilda Ellis, a daughter of James and Lydia Ellis, of Clinton County, Ohio, and they have one daughter, Vesta Marie, who is in school.

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