Henry A. Meyer (1871-1957)

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Henry Meyer was born 10 March 1871 in Hanover, Germany to Carsten Meyer (1832-1911) and Anna Martens (1833-1913) and died 11 July 1957 in Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States of an intestinal hemorrhage. He married Margaret Heitman (1873-1964) 26 September 1897 in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. Ancestors are from Germany, Prussia.


Meyer, Henry A. (page 458), whose work along agricultural lines has raised him to a high place among the prosperous farmers of Mt. Pleasant Township, was born in Hanover, Germany, March 10, 1871, son of Carsten and Anna (Martens) Meyer. He was 14 years old when he accompanied his parents to the United States, and until the age of 26 years he resided on their farm in Gillford Township. In 1895, with his brother Claus, he bought an improved farm of 240 acres in section 34, Mt. Pleasant Township, all the land being under the plow, and the farm having a fair set of buildings. Together they farmed the land until 1908, and having built a good set of buildings on the north half, they divided the farm, the brother, Claus, taking the north half of 120 acres, and Henry A. the south half of the same area. The land is highly cultivated and is productive, and Henry A. Meyer had a herd of 40 to 50 high grade Shorthorn cattle and a herd of 20 to 30 Poland-China swine. He remodeled the frame barn, and it is now equipped in modern style with the James system of steel stanchions, cement floors and gutters, and with water in every stall. There is a 9-foot basement for horses and cattle, a crane manure-carrier and other appliances and the King ventilating system has been installed. There is also a cream separator room. The equipment of tools and machinery is fully adequate and includes an auto car. Through hard work and good management Mr. Meyer made rapid progress and achieved success. He continued actively at work until 1919, when he leased the farm to his son Roy and moved to the Claus Meyer farm. His political principles have been Republican but he is now a member of the Non-Partisan League. On September 26, 1897, Mr. Meyer was married to Margaret, daughter of Henry and Margaret Heitmann of Gillford Township. He and his wife have two children: Roy Carsten, born May 1, 1898, who was married September 12, 1919, to Irene, daughter of Henry and Margaret Bremer of Lake Township; and Elsie A., born March 8, 1901, who is residing at home. The family are members of the Lincoln congregation of the Lutheran church, of which Mr. Meyer is a liberal supporter.(This bio comes from "HISTORY OF WABASHA COUNTY" 1920. Check out Barbara's site for more great information on this book: There are also some pictures and information from descendants for some of the bios on her pages.)


Offspring of Margaret Heitman and Henry A. Meyer (1871-1957)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Roy Carson Meyer (1898-1965) 1 May 1898 Lake City, Minnesota, United States 9 December 1965 Lake City, Minnesota, United States Irene Anna Helena Bremer (1895-1980)

Elsie Meyer (1901-)



Offspring of Carsten Meyer and Anna Martens (1833-1913)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Catherine Meyer (1857-1902)
Anna Meyer (1860-1944)
Carsten Meyer (1861-1938) 1861 Hanover, Germany 1 December 1938 Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States Katherina

Margaret A. Meyer (1867-aft1920)
Alice Meyer (1869-1945)
Henry A. Meyer (1871-1957) 10 March 1871 Hanover, Germany 11 July 1957 Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States Margaret Heitman (1873-1964)

Claus Meyer (1874-1955) 5 May 1874 Germany 28 July 1955 Lake City, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States Katherine Schafer (1876-1954)

Mary Meyer (-c1919)
Ellen Meyer (c1882-c1925)
John Meyer (-)


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