David Byerly was born in Allen County, Ohio, August 2, 1863, the son of George and Sarah (Miller) Byerly. He married Mary Catherine Roeder December 25, 1887. There were nine children: Lela, Nina, Glen, Paul, Cary, Archie, Pauline, Mary Cathryne, Rena, and David R. David was a farmer and school teacher (8 years). He was called to the ministry by the Sugar Creek Church on March 25, 1898 and was ordained an elder on August 17, 1912. He served the Pleasant View Church as well as Sugar Creek. He was on the Board for the Old Folks Home at Fostoria. He was an elder of several area churches. He served on Standing Committee at least twice (1914 and 1923) and was Writing Clerk of the District Meeting five times and Moderator twice (1921 and 1923). He died June 11, 1943.