Carsten Meyer was born 17 September 1832 in Germany to Carsten Meyer (1794-1859) and Mary Hinck (1796-1858) and died 17 February 1911 in Lake City, Minnesota, United States of pneumonia. He married Anna Martens (1833-1913) circa 1857 . Ancestors are from Prussia.
Carsten Meyer (page 458), who was for a number of years a well known and respected resident of Gillford Township, was a native of Germany, where he learned the carpenter's trade and was married to Anna Martens. About 1885 he came with his family to Wabasha County, Minn., and settled on a farm in Gillford Township, on which he erected the buildings. As his sons and daughters were mostly grown up and were strong and sturdy, he left them to work the farm while he followed his trade. He was himself a man of exceptional size, being six feet four inches in height, and powerful in proportion. He spent 28 years on the farm, dying February 13, 1911. His wife survived him a few years, passing away in March, 1913. Their children, ten in number, were: Carsten, now living in Lake City; Henry A., of Mt. Pleasant Township; Claus of Lake City; Mary, wife of Peter Hoeft; Catherine, wife of William Kohrs of Gillford Township, now dead; Anna, now Mrs. Kriett of Lake City; Margaret, wife of Max Wimmer of Gillford Township; Alice, who is Mrs. Carsten Reckmann, Ellen, who is the wife of Henry Bennett (H. C. Benidt) of Goodhue County and John of Mt. Pleasant Township. (This bio comes from "HISTORY OF WABASHA COUNTY" 1920. Check out Barbara's site for more great information on this book: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mnwabbio/wab3.htm There are also some pictures and information from descendants for some of the bios on her pages.)
1910 Census lists his immigration year as 1885.
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Gillford Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota which is also called 'Lincoln Cemetery'.