MEYER Family

First Generation

1. unknown1 Meyer was born about 1840.

unknown Meyer had the following children:

child 2 i. Minnie2 Meyer was born about 1864.

child 3 ii. Chris Meyer was born about 1868.

child 4 iii. Fred Meyer was born about 1870. Fred had 7 boys and 1 girl

child + 5 iv. Herman Meyer was born about 1870.

child 6 v. William Meyer was born about 1872. Lived on Long Island. Did not have any children but had a parrot.

child 7 vi. Marie Meyer was born in Minden, Germany January 13, 1874. Marie died January 1965 Milford, Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 91 years of age. Buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery Alexandria Township, Hunterdon Co NJ. She married twice.

She married Ernst Dietrich Wilhelm Gallmeyer in Long Island, New York, 1896. William was born in Vahlsen 6, Windheim, Westphalia July 9, 1867. William was the son of Heinrich Gottreich Gallmeyer and Christine Wilhelmine Luise Lisette Nahrwold. William died about 1905 in Long Island, New York. (See Ernst Dietrich Wilhelm Gallmeyer for the continuation of this line.) She married Ernst Dietrich Friedrich Gallmeyer in Long Island, New York, 1908. Dick was born in Vahlsen 6, Windheim, Westphalia May 17, 1872. Dick was the son of Heinrich Gottreich Gallmeyer and Christine Wilhelmine Luise Lisette Nahrwold. Dick died May 1950 Milford, Holland Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 77 years of age. Buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery Alexandria Township, Hunterdon Co NJ.

(See Ernst Dietrich Friedrich Gallmeyer for the continuation of this line.) The entire family came over from Germany about 1884 (mother's name is not known and father was deceased). Family members were Marie's Mother, her mother, and 6 children, Chris, Fred, Herman, William?, Minnie, and Marie Meyer. Fred had 7 boys and 1 girl, Chris had all girls. They made their way to California, Chris and Fred stayed there and the others came back. Marie and her mother went back to Germany and then Marie came back by herself when she was 17 in 1891. They went by train from the east coast to the west coast. One story is that when the train was going though the mountains it was going so slow that the boys got off the train and ran along side it.

In the 1900 census Springstown Lane City of New York, Queens Co, NY page 295B, Maria is noted as not being able to read, write or speak English. She immigrated to the US in 1891 and her and her parents were born in Germany.

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