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In an ongoing,everlasting effort to research our family,I have compiled this information to date. The Davis' of which I am a decendant were reported as being from South Wales,imigrating to Maryland in the late 1780's.They have been in the Southern parts of PA and Frederick County,MD.,most living around the Thurmont and Catoctin Furnace areas.The Myers family came from Switzerland,I believe through Pennsylvania and to Fairfield County,Liberty Township,Ohio, with my g-g-grandfather being born here in 1832. I welcome anyone's input on these lines !!

Special thanks to :Wayne E. Davis of Middletown,MD.,David C. McJonathan of Waynesboro,PA.,Wayne E. Davis of Whitehall-Columbus,OH.,(Dad)Raymond E. Davis-Baltimore,OH.,for all their gracious help and abundance of information on the Davis side.And,on the Myers side,I am deeply indebted to Mrs. Mildred Garner of Columbia,MO.,Rick and Jody Myers of Johnstown,OH.,George and Kim Stilwell of Baltimore,OH.Without their help,this would not have been possible !!
The Jerry L. Davis Family Homepage
Updated January 27, 2010

Jerry Lynn Davis
jdgoodwrench@yahoo.com

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Family Photos

  • Jacob & Fannie Davis (13 KB)
    Jacob Henry & Fannie May (Weddle) Davis in front of their Thurmont,MD home. Date unknown.
  • Grandpa (11 KB)
    Grandpa Myers on the "Super M" tractor with Robert Scheidegger (left) and Roger Dupler,my cousins.I have this tractor in my possession now.
  • William H. & Ruth L. Davis (13 KB)
    William Henry and Ruth L. (Springer) Davis celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.Date is December 1983
  • "The Myers Family" (24 KB)
    L-R.Elmer,Rosa,Sarah,picture of George Walter ,Sr;Salena,John,Victoria,and Martin Myers.Date unknown,but had to be after 1910.
  • Ruth L. (Springer) Davis (42 KB)
    Ruth L. Davis in a rest home just before Christmas in 1995.Date- December 17,1995 . (picture compliments of Uncle Wayne & Aunt Juanita Davis)
  • "The Bair Family" (13 KB)
    1937 picture of the Bair Family.
  • Hensel sisters (11 KB)
    G-G-Grandma Sarah "Hensel" and sisters.Date unknown.
  • William H. and Ruth Davis (61 KB)
    William H. and Ruth Davis beside her brother,Ross Springer and two of his children. Picture dated September 13,1946.
  • B,F. Koontz family (21 KB)
    Sitting on ground L-R:Olive,Francis.On chair:Earl,Jesse,Elza holding Helen. Standing : Ruth and Hazel Koontz.
  • William & Ruths' four sons (45 KB)
    The four boys of William and Ruth Davis.L-R: Ralph,Wayne,Raymond,and George .I believe this was taken at the "Brown house" that used to be at the end of the school yard.
  • Davis families (211 KB)
    Several of the Davis family in this family picture.Jacob,Fannie,Rose,brother Benjamin,Annie Mowdy known here,others yet to determine.
  • B.F. & Ida Koontz (15 KB)
    Benjamin Franklin & Ida Koontz
  • George W.,Sr. and Catherine Myers (18 KB)
    George Walter ,Sr; and Catherine F. "Giles" Myers. Date unknown,but before 1910.
  • Raymond Davis (44 KB)
    Raymond,Dorothy,son-Jim,and William H. Davis at the farm house outside New Salem.Date:1950
  • Grant Ridge (340 KB)
    Grant Ridge
  • Ruth & Grandma (31 KB)
    Ruth "Koontz" Bair on the left,and Hazel "Koontz" Myers.
  • George and Catherine Myers & family (15 KB)
    George W.Sr. and Catherine Myers and family.L-R: Roy on George Sr.'s lap,George Walter ,Jr; Flossie,Catherine holding Dorothy,and Meda.
  • Raymond Davis (65 KB)
    Raymond Edward Davis
  • Roy and Rose Grable (23 KB)
    Roy and Rose "Davis" Ridge,Grable.
  • Koontz family (20 KB)
    L-R :B.F. holding Hazel,Ruth,Earl,Elza,Ida holding Olive.
  • Grandpa Myers w/ brother & sisters (13 KB)
    1970 picture at grandpa & grandma's farm.L-R :Meda,George W.Jr. (grandpa),Dorothy,Roy,and Roy's wife ,Charlotte.
  • Raymond & Dorothy Davis (28 KB)
    This is the most recent picture,they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary of 02/29/1948.
  • Stella's older sister,Mary and husband. (25 KB)
    The oldest daughter of Rose "Davis",Mary and her husband.
  • Koontz children (38 KB)
    Sitting:Hazel. L-R : Ruth,Olive,Elza. Back : Earl.
  • Grandpa,Grandma,and Stan (9 KB)
    Grandpa and Grandma Myers and cousin,Stanley Young.
  • Jerry L. Davis (22 KB)
    A first grade picture of yours truely ! Date: 1961-1962 class.
  • Alt Schoolhouse 1910 class (208 KB)
    Teacher:Agnes "Grube" Myers.frnt.l-r:Eula "Kumler" VonIns,Paul Kumler,Blanche Roley,Harvey Bowers,Ina Fritz,Evelyn "Wooster" Blosser,Irma "Sims" Bader.Back row:Neil Mauger,Ella "Fritz" Sager,Eula "Roley" Joseph,Stanford Ricketts,Ruth "Spitler" Roley,Beauleh "Roshon" Culp,Arthur Keller.
  • Koontz Reunion (13 KB)
    19?? Koontz Reunion.They are standing in front of Walter and Hazel Myers' barn.
  • "Selena" (36 KB)
    Great Aunt Selena Myers.
  • Martin And Florence Myers family (112 KB)
    L-r:Martin,Oscar (on his lap),Elmer,Florence,and Mary on her lap.Date unknown.
  • The house outside Carroll (15 KB)
    Ida Koontz standing outside the home when they lived North of Carroll.This is the farm house of Bob Walters, just north of Carroll on Carroll-Northern Rd.
  • G.W. & Hazel Myers &family (20 KB)
    Front row,L-R : Karen,George Walter ,Jr; holding Lois,Hazel, and Glenna. Second row:Carol,Donna,Thelma,Lillian. Back row: Sarah,Mildred,Dorothy,and Evelyn Myers.This would be about 1951.
  • Trimmer family picture (152 KB)
    This was taken at the house common to us as the old George Gornal place,when Trimmers lived there.My link would be the Martin Myers family in here.Martin's wife,Florence was a "Snyder",and Trimmer married a Snyder.Do not know more details at present than this.
  • Mildred,Grandma,and G-Grandma (12 KB)
    L-R : Mildred "Myers" Moore,Ida Koontz,Susan Moore in front of Ida,and Hazel "Koontz" Myers.
  • George William Davis (Uncle "Bill") (74 KB)
    "A picture of remembrance"
  • More butchering at Myers (13 KB)
    L-R : Elza Koontz,Russell Bair,Hazel in the corner,Karen Myers,Ruth "Koontz" Bair,unknown beside Ruth,and looks like Grandpa (Walter) Myers.
  • Blue Mountain School (94 KB)
    1913 class picture of Blue Mountain School.William H. Davis as well as several other sisters and relatives are in it.William is in the back row,first from the left. Any inquiries about others in this picture will be happily answered.
  • "The Pride of Life" (19 KB)
    Grandpa and Grandma posing in front of their garden at the farm outside of New Salem.This picture was in summer of 1971 or 72.
  • "Grandpa,Grandma,and me" (12 KB)
    This was at the new home on Basil Rd.,it was a get-together for a holiday,I think Thanksgiving.This picture was taken in 1979.
  • Grandpa/Grandma/children & grandchildren (22 KB)
    In add. to the previous picture,the grandchildren are: Grandpa is holding Susan & Patricia,Sarah w/Beverly,Dorothy w/Jim,Thelma w/Barbara,Bill Moore w/Billy.(Raymond D;Clarence M;Gene S.)
  • Grandma Myers (15 KB)
    A picture of Hazel Mildred "Koontz" Myers,my Grandmother.This is around 1984.
  • Sarah "Hensel" Myers (9 KB)
    A picture of Sarah "Hensel" Myers.Date unknown.
  • Koontz Reunion- 1980 (12 KB)
    Front ,L-R : Dorothy Koontz,Ruth White,Olive Stilwell,Hazel Myers,Fran Watkins.Back:Les White,Mary Dupler,Jesse Koontz,Guy Watkins. Johnson Park-1980
  • Early picture of the house (17 KB)
    The farm outside of New Salem.Shows the picture of the house before remodeling and the Massey-Harris 101Jr. tractor.
  • Grandpa & Forrest McKibben (11 KB)
    George Walter Myers,Jr; and cousin,Forrest McKibben.Sitting on the "H" Farmal .
  • Koontz-Stilwell (7 KB)
    I believe this is George Stilwell,Ida Koontz,Olive "Koontz" Stilwell,and probably George's daughter,Diane Stilwell. No date.
  • graduation picture (9 KB)
    Grandma Myers graduation picture
  • Grandpa,Grandma,Fred and Olive Stilwell (13 KB)
    1957 picture of George Walter,Jr;wife,Hazel Mildred "Koontz" Myers,Olive "Koontz" Stilwell,and Fred O. Stilwell.They were standing inside the front door at the Myers home.
  • "Myers Farm" (51 KB)
    Walter and Hazel Myers farm .Guess it was taken somewhere in the 1980's.
  • "The Early Days" (19 KB)
    Grandpa,Grandma,Thelma,Dorothy,Mildred,and Sarah Myers.Date unknown.
  • Grandma Myers & granddaughters (13 KB)
    1960 picture.Front row,L-R:Beverly Scheidegger,Barbara Mauger,Jennifer Moore.Back row:Grandma,Susan Moore,Patricia Scheidegger.
  • W.H. Davis (10 KB)
    William H. Davis at the rental home of Owen Keller,my brother used to live there.He appears to be "catching a nap".This was around 1983.
  • The Myers Homestead (7 KB)
    A 1937 picture of the George Walter,Jr;and Hazel Mildred Myers farm.This farm grew a lot of crops and a lot of family !!
  • "butchering at the Myers farm" (13 KB)
    Butchering at Myers.They are in the basement cutting up the meat.Left is Roy Myers,right is grandpa.Not sure of the others in the background.
  • Jerry & Lisa Davis family (34 KB)
    Pre-Christmas picture of our family. Jerry,Lisa,oldest son-Jeremy,middle child-Jared,and daughter-Lyndsey Davis.December 2001.
  • "men working on the road" (10 KB)
    Grandpa Myers with his tractor and Ralph Sims,not sure who the others were.They were clearing snow off the road.
  • Myers family (14 KB)
    L-R: frt;Roy,Walter.Back:Dorothy,Meda.Picture is 1973,I believe at a reunion.
  • "Honest Abe" (27 KB)
    The Davis kids homeschool substitute history teacher for the day ! History class couldn't get much better than that !!! Thanks,Abe,for your beautiful presentation at Lancaster,OH. 9/23/01.
  • "Mike &baler" (17 KB)
    Grandpa Myers tractor,"Mike" and the baler.Is a 1940 picture.
  • Sarah Koontz home (47 KB)
    This is the home of Sarah Jane "Miller" Koontz with daughter (left) , Maude "Koontz" Stanberry,and right,Nettie "Koontz" Reese.Unknown date or location.
  • Selena ,Victoria,and family (9 KB)
    R-L:Selena Myers,Victoria "Myers" Magley,Victoria's daughter-Evelyn,Enid,and Enid's daughter. Date unknown.
  • Grandpa and Grandma Myers & family (20 KB)
    Frt. row:Lillian,Sarah,Evelyn,and Carol.2nd. row: Grandma w/Donna,Mildred,Thelma,Dorothy,and Thelma Smith.Back row:Grandpa,Ralph Sims,and Perry Phillips.date unknown.
  • Curtis Shuff and Penny (59 KB)
    Curt Shuff and G-Granddaughter,Penny Jean Baugher.1976 photo.
  • Jacob &Fannie Davis,Rose,Stella,and Mary Catherine (179 KB)
    Jacob and Fannie "Weddle"Davis,daughter-Rose "Davis" Grable,her daughter-Stella Grace "Ridge" Fogle,and her daughter-Mary Catherine "Fogle" Myers.
 

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