I'm trying to find information on Matthias Byers death. The family immigrated in 1843 and appear on the 1850 census in St Clair Twp. Matthias is not listed on the 1860 census so I'm assuming he died. His youngest son was born in 1858. Matthias would only have been about 38 or 39 years old. He was listed as a mason on the 1850 census. I wondered if there was some sort of accident where he was killed that might be reported in the local paper. If anyone has information I would appreciate hearing from you.