16 June 2011

Brickwall - Meyer

Recently I made contact with a researcher who has a brickwall in the form of Adam Meyer, a native of Germany who came to the US in 1849 and eventually settled in Williams County, OH.  The researcher would like to prove relationship with this Adam and several other Meyer families in Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH. The supposition is that perhaps Adam is a brother to Abraham and Jacob Meyer, also living in Brady Twp.

I was able to locate the obituary of Adam Meyer which follows this and I’ve included some basic data for both Adam and Abraham.  If you as the reader have further information on this family, please contact me and I’ll forward your contact to the researcher.

Adam Meyer (15 July 1835 Germany – 10 Feb 1906 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH; Deaths V3 p87) to US 1849 from Prussia/Germany

His wife - Madelaine Leona/Lana Neister (4 Sept 1842 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH - 6 June 1926 Stryker) d/o Joseph and Salmenah Ruch Neister, both natives of Germany; burial at Floral Grove, West Unity); married 26 Dec 1861, Williams Co, OH, Marriage V3 p211

1. Peter L (15 Sept 1862 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH – 26 Oct 1941 Stryker, Williams Co, OH) mar Susan Louisa Harris, 3 Jan 1888
2. George W (13 Feb 1864 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH – 27 May 1941 West Unity) mar Anna
3. Emma B (24 Aug 1866 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH - )
4. William (27 Dec 1868 Brady Twp – 21 Feb 1945 Stryker) mar Gertrude
5. Mary Ann (28 Mar 1871 OH - )
6. Henry (11 Aug 1874/77 OH – 26 Nov 1955) mar Amelia Kosier, 28 Nov 1900, Williams Co, OH
7. John Wesley (5 Dec 1878, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH – 2 Feb 1947 Detroit, Wayne Co, MI) mar Marie Otilla Yhalkee pos of Fulton Co, OH
8. Clara Etta (26 Feb 1884, Stryker, Williams Co, OH - ) mar Clarence J Hodge, 16 Nov 1905 Williams Co, OH; mar Lewis Sinkey??

Bryan Democrat, 22 Feb 1906 p7
Adam Meyer was born in Germany July 15, 1835 and died in Stryker, OH Saturday evening Feb 10, 1906 aged 70Y 6M 25D.  At the age of fourteen he came with his parents to America and the family settled in Seneca Co, OH.  Afterward they moved to Fulton Co, OH.  On Dec 26, 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Lena Nielter.  To this union eight children were born, five sons, and three daughters.  The third daughter died about two years ago.  Mr. Meyer is also survived by two brothers.  In 1871 they moved with their family to a farm in Brady Township, Williams Co, OH.  About two years ago he moved to Stryker to spend the rest of his life.  The farm in Brady was improved when Mr. Meyer took possession of it, but by hard labor the land was soon turned into productive fields.  His parents belonged to the German Lutheran Church and their children were carefully brought up in the same faith.  The funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the Methodist Episcopal Church, the sermon being preached by Rev LH Gresslev.  Interment in the Floral Grove Cemetery near West Unity.

Her parents - Joseph Neister (26 Feb 1805 House #14 Unterstork, Hesse – 28 Nov 1854 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH – he died in an accident when horses ran away; buried West Unity, OH), s/o Joseph C (1771-1840) and Anna K Weigand (1781-1840); married Salmenah c1838 Germany; founding member of Floral Grove German Methodist Church

Salmenah Ruch (19 July 1813 Griesbach, Bas-Rhin, FR – 1 July 1891 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH), d/o Jacque Phillipe Ruch (1780-1838) and M Lindemann

Salmenah married Joseph Krah (1821 Germany – 1893 West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH) 9 Sept 1856, Williams Co, OH

Abraham Meyer (18 Nov 1837 Germany – 19 Dec 1912 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH; burial German Cem, s/o Jacob and Mary Craft Meyers, both natives of Germany) – this is from the online death record of Abraham Meyer

He married first - Hester Ellen Lister/Leister, married 25 Nov 1862, Williams Co, OH, Marriage V3 p279; she died c1871
1870 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 8B; Image: 20; Family History Library Film: 552781.

He married second - Katherine Moore (10 June 1846 Germany – 3 Mar 1932 West Unity) mar 3 Apr 1872, Williams Co, OH