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Friedrich Meyer, Sr.

Also known as Fred Meyer

Date of Birth circa 1820 A birth year of 1815 is based on information from the 1860 Census in which he is listed as age 45.  Birth years of 1821 and 1822 are found in other sources.  See notes below.
Date of Death 1887?  
Place of Birth Kingdom of Hanover, Germany  
Place of Burial   "Immanuel" Lutheran Church Cemetery
Occupation Farmer  
Wife Louisa or Dorothea  
Wife's Date of Birth 1810?  
Wife's Date of Date    
Wife's Place of Burial    
Marriage Date    
Wife's Bio    
Date of US Immigration circa 1851 From the obituary of Henry G. Meyer (See below)
Route of Immigration    
Description of Land First Owned   80 acres in the lower 1/2, west side Section 33, Proviso Township.  In 1860 Census the land was valued at $2,300 with $700 in other possessions.


Name Date of Birth Birthplace Date of Death Spouse
Henry G. January 5, 1842 Brasen, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany September 6, 1917 Henrietta Meyer nee Schramm; married January 10, 1871.  Henry and Henrietta had ten children.  They lived at 710 North Brainard.
Louise 1844 Kingdom of Hanover, Germany    

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To see the bibliography for this entry, click on the Founding Fathers--Bibliography

Other Meyer entries can be found at:

We welcome any comments, questions and corrections.  In accumulating this information we have found conflicting evidence.  We have endeavored to use the most reliable sources available BUT we can not be sure we have all of the facts completely accurate.  We need your help.  More information from the families of these nine "Founding Fathers" would be of great value to this ongoing project in order to maintain accuracy.  At this time, we are especially interested in photos, journals, letters, etc., which would describe the southeast corner of 22nd Street (Cermak) and Wolf Road in Hillside, prior to the 1860's. This will help us now, as we work on the restoration.

Please feel free to contact me at j.arbuthnot@sbcglobal.net.  I will route your email through our other researchers.

The primary compiler of this information was Lana Gits with:

Last Modified:  02/06/2006