Sunday, June 17, 2012

Conrad Myers.

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Conrad Myers was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, in 1831, and lived in that state until 1850. His father was a blacksmith, of whom young Myers learned the trade, afterward learning the trade of millwright. Emigrated to Iowa in 1850; locating at Marion, the county seat of Linn county, where he remained four years, then moved to Benton county, where he lived for six years, working at his trade as millwright. In 1860, he and his brother, Daniel, emigrated to Kansas, arriving at Manhattan June 6th, where they remained until February, 1861, when they came to Republic county, arriving- hereon the 28th, locating on Salt Creek as described in another chapter, and where Conrad has ever since resided, never leaving his home on account of Indian troubles. He was married at Grasshopper Falls, Jefferson county, Kansas, in August, 1862. His dwelling house was destroyed by fire March 4, 1901, but has rebuilt on the same site, where it is hoped he may live many years to enjoy a competency which he has secured by frugality and honest industry.

More about Conrad Myers.

He was elected as one of the County Commissioners in 1868.

Daniel and Conrad Myers were the first white settlers of Republic county, Their settlements were made the 28th of February, 1861. The nearest white settlement, at that time, was at Lake Sibley, in Cloud county, which did not prove permanent on account of Indian depredations. Conrad Myers is the only one of the early settlers who did not, at any time, leave the county on account of the Indian troubles, and for more than four weeks during the spring of 1861 was the only white person in Republic county. The nearest postoffice at that time was at Manhattan, eighty miles away; and it is not, perhaps, necessary to state that Mr. Myers did not at that time take the daily papers.

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