Title: History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement; its erection into a separate county; its subsequent growth and development; sketches of its boroughs, villages and townships ... biographies of many of its representative citizens; statistics, etc Authors: Richard, J. Fraise (Jacob Fraise), 1844-, Henry, Thomas. Publication Info: Philadelphia: A. Warner, 1888
Pg. 872 MICHAEL MATEER, farmer, P. O. Shafer’s, was born July 14, 1839, in Moon Township, to which place his father, MICHAEL MATEER, SR., had moved the previous spring.The latter was born at Alsace, Germany, and was married in Pittsburgh, to MARGARET ROOK.She died Oct. 12, 1882; his widow died Nov. 23, 1887, aged 82 years.She was the mother of seven children: MARGARET, MARY A. (deceased), ELIZABETH, MICHAEL, CAROLINE, GEORGE and LOUISE.MICHAEL, our subject, followed the trade of carpenter for 20 years.He owns a farm of 155 acres, part of the old Baker homestead, and which contains probably the oldest orchard in the county.MR. MATEER married LYDIA A., daughter of GEORGE McELHANEY, and she has borne him five children: ELIZABETH A., ANNA M., MARGARET L., THOMAS F., and ALABERT M.MR. and MRS. MATEER are members of the North Branch Presbyterian church, of which he is a trustee.He is a Democrat, and has been school director, treasurer, auditor and collector.