Her parents were strong members of the local church, St. John's Lutheran. She was confirmed on March 7, 1916.
Education and teaching career
Irene received a college education in the early 1900's. She graduated from Winona State Teachers College with a teaching license and began to teach school near her home town of Lake City soon after. Her teaching career was marred by anti-German sentiments as WWI began. She was a first generation American raised in a primarily German community. In 1918 she was accused of making pro-German statements in her classroom by three of her students, ages 11, 12 and 15 and resigned as the charges were investigated. source
Soon after, she married and began a family of her own.
|Offspring of Irene Bremer and Roy Carsten Meyer (1898-1965)|
|Ethel Irene Meyer (1920-2006)||29 August 1920 Lake City, Minnesota, United States||24 February 2006 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States|| James A. Finley (-1988)|
|Ione Anna Meyer (1923)||23 September 1923 Lake City, Minnesota, United States||16 July 2010 Lake City, Minnesota, United States|| Wendell Luverne Olson (1923)|
- ^ Aby, Anne J. The North Star State: a Minnesota history reader, p142.