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Date Posted: 06:40:28 04/15/03 Tue
Subject: Re: Walter A. Meyer & family
In reply to:
William (Bill) E. Savage
's message, "Walter A. Meyer & family" on 07:42:54 04/09/02 Tue
Received from Bill Savage via email April 13, 2003:
Robert, Walt's father, was born in Illinois; his paternal grandfather and grandmother were born in Germany. Walter's maternal grandparents were born in Canada. This is information I got from the census record for 1915.
1915 Census, Jackson Twp., Sac County, Iowa, post office Sac City
Robert Myers, age 40, b. Ill, Father born Germany; Mother born Germany; 30 years in Iowa (came to Iowa age 10)
Eva Myers, age 38, b. Iowa, parents both born in Canada
Mabel Myers, age 17, b. Iowa; 8 yrs in school
Walter Myers, age 15, b. Iowa; 8 yrs in school
Florence Myers, age 12, b. Iowa; 8 yrs in school
Lawrence Myers, age 10, b. Iowa 4 yrs in school
The following is taken from
<a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaohms/odeboltlinks.html">http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaohms/odeboltlinks.html</a>
I copied the information back in 2000 and placed it on the Odebolt pages. However - it lists a "Robert" as a son born in Illinois and the family is in Sac County. If this is your Robert's family, it can give clues for you to follow up on
STADLER, Barbara Mary and MEYER, Jacob B.
Barbara Mary Stadler was born in Heilburg, Germany August 1844. Barbara died 20 January 1904 Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, at age 59. Her body was interred at Odebolt Cemetery, Lot 44 Odebolt, Richland Twp., Sac Co., IA. She married Jacob B. Meyer date unknown in Chicago, Illinois, at age unknown. Barbara and Jacob married in Chicago, Illinois sometime between her arrival in the United States in May 1866 and the birth of their first child in August 1869.
Jacob was born 1836 in Frankfurt, Germany. Jacob died 7 March 1887 in Richland Township, Sac County, Iowa, at age 50. His body was interred at St. Martin's Cemetery Odebolt, Richland Twp., Sac Co., IA.
Barbara immigrated to USA 1866. She was listed as a resident in the census report 19 June 1900 in Richland Township, Sac County, Iowa.
CHILDREN of Barbara Mary Stadler and Jacob B. Meyer
Jacob Meyer was born in Illinois August 1869. Jake died at age unknown. Jake was employed as a Farmer. He was listed as a resident in the census report 19 June 1900 in Richland Township, Sac County, Iowa. Frank Meyer was born in Illinois. - Mathias Meyer was born in Illinois. - Robert Meyer was born in Illinois Christina Meyer - Katharina Meyer - Barbara Mary Meyer was born 9 June 1881. - Adam Meyer was born March 1884. Hieronimus Meyer was born in Iowa October 1886. Harry died at age unknown. Harry was employed as a Farmer. He was listed as a resident in the census report 19 June 1900 in Richland Township, Sac County, Iowa.
My note: "Jacob" died at age 50 in 1887. Thus if you were to look for the family in census after that date, you would need to look for Barbara Meyer as head of household. She is buried as Barbara Meyer, so it can be assumed she did not remarry.
I ran a search on the 1880 Census for Illinois and found what I think is this family. Note the Hubbert, which could be a misspelling for "Robert". He is age 6, which is about right for your Walter's father, Robert. Both Prussia and Baden are also considered to be Germany.
Census Place Lee Center, Lee, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254225
NA Film Number T9-0225
Page Number 341A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Jacob MEYER Self M Male W 44 PRUSSIA Farmer PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Barbara MEYER Other M Female W 36 BADEN Keeping House BADEN BADEN
Jacob MEYER Other S Male W 10 IL At Home PRUSSIA BADEN
Frank MEYER Other S Male W 9 IL PRUSSIA BADEN
Mathias MEYER Other S Male W 7 IL PRUSSIA BADEN
Hubbart MEYER Other S Male W 6 IL PRUSSIA BADEN (COULD BE ROBERT, father of Walter)
Christina MEYER Other S Female W 4 IL PRUSSIA BADEN
Katherine MEYER Other S Female W 1 IL PRUSSIA BADEN
I looked in Odebolt Cemetery Records;
St. Martins Catholic Cemetery (which is within the Odebolt Cemetery) - Row 10
MEYER, Jacob 22 February 1836 in Guttingen (umlaut over the u) Konigr'ch (umlaut over o) Preusein (which is I believe, the Konigreich or "kingdom" of Prussia)
d. 2 May 1887 - GAR marker and a German verse (not listed); Co. K 25 Ind. Inf.
(He apparently enlisted in the Civil War in Indiana)
Original Cemetery Row 15
MEYER, Barbara 23 August 1844 - 20 Jan 1904; wife of Jacob
Perhaps if you contact the St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt, they may have some birth/marriage etc. records related to this family since I am assuming they were Catholic (Jacob buried in the Catholic cemetery).
You can't pay attention to the way early census takers spelled - I have found way too many misspellings to be concerned about the difference in spelling. Further - various branches of the same family may have changed to a variant spelling. I have seen yours Meyer, Meyers, Meier, Meiers, Myers, Myer etc.
Good Luck! - Barb
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1885 Iowa Census -- bjgh, 19:49:26 06/18/03 Wed