Syers Family Genealogy
My grandmother was born Clarice Eleanor SYERS to Grace Mae Horrell (Mace) Syers and Jacob Syers. Her father left the family when she was young and the only tidbits of information that we had to proceed in our research was from her birth certificate and her parent's divorce papers. According to Eleanor's birth certificate her father was JACOB SYERS born in Kentucky, a a traveling salesman. The divorce papers gave his name as JOHN SYERS, but my mother remembers Eleanor referring to him as "Daddy Jack". Her parents divorced and I have never been able to find a marriage record for her parents or divorce papers for his first marriage to Virginia "Kit" Sullivan.
As luck would have it, JACOB (John / Jack) SYERS heritage was discovered.
This is what we have learned about the SYERS family to date. Jacob's immediate family was lived in Kentucky. The family were made of coal miners primarily and settled in UNION Co, Kentucky. The SYERS family were German and initially lived in Pennsylvania. The date of their arrival is yet unknown. A History of Union County reveals that came to the U.S. from the Saarland. In Germany their name was ZIEGER.
This photo was provided to me and I believe it was scanned from a book. Eventually, I'll find the names of the folks that match each image. It is the family of John Syers, the patriarch of the Syers family that came to Union County, KY.