Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Corp. Jonas Meyers, Co. C

Jonas Meyers, Co. C was born in 1841 in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, Somerset County, PA, the son of Rudolph and Jane (Pinkerton) Meyers. Jonas was a farmer by trade and a maple syrup producer. The Meyers farm was located near Paddytown, so named for the number of Scot-Irish families that lived in the area.

Jonas was a member of the 142nd from its inception on 25 Aug 1862 as a Corporal. He was wounded twice during the war, once at Gettysburg and once at the Wilderness.

Above is a picture of Corp. Jonas Meyers during his time of military service.
Jonas married Lucy Phillippi around 1860 and had five children together.

Above is a picture of Jonas with his granddaughter, Irene Younkin Wiltrout. Note the G.A.R. medals on his jacket.

Jonas passed away on 3 Sept 1916 and now rests next to his wife Lucy in the Kingwood Lutheran Cemetery in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp, PA.

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