Shelby  County  Indiana
The  Myer  Family

            Catherine Striet Owens,  daughter of  Charles and  Catherine Striet was born in Virginia, Feb. 21, 1813.  Her first marriage was to  William Minser.  To them were born two sons.  Being left a widow, she later married  James Owens.  To them were born one daughter and three sons.
            John S. Myer,  son of  Charles W. and  Sarah Myer  was born in Shelby County, Indiana.  He was married to  Lucinda E. Owens,  April 2, 1863.  To this happy union were born five children, two sons and three daughters.  One daughter died in infancy and one died at the age of 23 years. His [wife?] died in Winfield March 5, 1900.  He was again united in marriage to  Miss Louisa F. Harbour  February 23, 1902. To this marriage two sons and one daughter were born;  Mrs. Nettie Silverthorn  of Tyron, Oklahoma.  James W. Myer  of Emporia, and  Charles E. Myer  of Winfield.
            Charles E. Myer was the son of  John S. and Lucinda E. Myer, born June 2,1873 in Shelby County, Indiana.  He moved to Winfield with family in 1883.  He later moved with the family to a farm near Vinton, Kansas.  He married  Montie M. Ballard  in December 1904.  They had five children;  Thelma,  Loretta,  Lawrence,  Helen  and  Willard.
            Mr. Myer was a letter carrier in Winfield for 25 years.  He retired from the post office due to increasing heart difficulties.  After retiring from the postal service he continued to live in Winfield until his death in 1951.  He is buried in Highland Cemetery. (continued on page 249)
Submitted by Donna Carpenter.
Scanned out of the Cowley County [Kansas] Heritage book, Page 248.
Contributed by John Ballard

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