WILLIAM B. MYERS, manufacturer of organs and engaged in cabinet work at No. 218 South Main street, Bloomington, is a native of York County, Pa., and was born March 31, 1846. His parents were Lewis and Lucy (Bond) Myers, natives of Germany, who emigrated to the United States before their marriage, and became husband and wife in the city of Baltimore, Md. They located in York County, Pa., and there spent the remainder of their lives, the father being engaged in the cabinet business. Lewis Myers died in 1878, and the mother of our subject in 1879. The parental household included nine children, seven now living.

William B. Myers was the fifth child of his parents, and remained an inmate of his father's house until twenty-one years of age. He then learned the cabinet trade, and coming west, located first in Decatur, Ill. He became a resident of Bloomington in 1866, and with the exception of three years this city has been his home since that time. He was engaged with Andrus Bros, for a period of ten years.

Mr. Myers was married in 1868 to Miss Jennie Weire, of Decatur, the daughter of George and Emeline Weire, and by her union with our subject she has become the mother of two childrenó Charles and James A. They have a pleasant home at No. 217 South Center street, and enjoy the society of many friends. Mr. Myers belongs to the I. O. O. F., and is one of the most worthy citizens of an industrial community.


Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 285. Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards




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