Biography of George W. Myers
Northwestern Ohio Biographies


This truly representative American citizen, a typical Ohio farmer, and a brave veteran of the Civil war, is a man whose energy and enterprise, while affording an instructive lesson to mankind, seem worthy of being held up as examples for emulation.

Born in Stark county, Ohio, April 30, 1833, Mr. Myers is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Rogers) Myers, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former of whom was born in 1798. From his native State the father moved to Stark county, Ohio, thence, in 1847, to Fulton county, settling in Section 3, York township, where he purchased eighty acres of land, the property whereon his son, our subject, now lives. Here the father died in 1854.

George W. Myers received his education in an old time log school house, the seats and desks being made of slats. He has always followed agricultural pursuits, and in 1861 he commenced for his own account on the farm that he has since resided on. To the original eighty acres above referred to he added forty acres, having now one hundred and twenty acres of as good land as is to be found in the township. His labor thereon was early interrupted, however, by the war of the Rebellion, which claimed his services. On October 28, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Sixty eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three years, and with his regiment was at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, at the siege of Vicksburg, Tallahatchie river, in the engagement at Champion Hill, and in the Atlanta campaign. In July, 1861, he was honorably discharged from the service at Cleveland, Ohio, and returned home.

On December 30, 1860, Mr. Myers was married to Rhena A. Farwell, a native of Coshocton county, Ohio, born October 17, 1831, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Thompson) Farwell, who were of English descent. John Farwell was born in Cheshire county, New Hampshire, whence at the age of twenty eight he came to Ohio, locating in Coshocton county, in August, 1833, thence in October, 1847, moving to York township, Fulton county. They had five children: James O., who died in the army during the war of the Rebellion; Rhena A. (Mrs. G. W. Myers); Orvil (deceased); Priscilla, wife of Orin Tabor, of York township; Adelpha, who lives in Wauseon, Ohio; and James (deceased). Great grandfather Farwell was a native of England; grandfather Farwell was born in New Hampshire; he had a family of ten children, all now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Myers have been born three children, one of whom is deceased; those living are: Nettie, wife of Charles Field, of Wauseon, by whom she has one son; and May, wife of Fred Skeels, by whom she has one son, Floyd, born July 18, 1894.

Politically, our subject is a Democrat, his first Presidential vote being cast for James Buchanan. Socially, he is a member of Losier Post, No. 135, at Wauseon, and he is universally regarded as one of the most useful, most loyal, and most successful of Fulton county's worthy citizens.

Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois

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