Clarence R. Grassmyer

Brief Life History of Clarence R.

When Clarence R. Grassmyer was born in August 1892, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Elisha Bratton Grassmyer, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Hannah Krepps, was 45. He lived in Union Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900.

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Elisha Bratton Grassmyer
Elizabeth Hannah Krepps
Franklin Grassmyer
Hallie S Grassmyer
John Wickersham Grassmyer
Howard Hudson Grassmyer
Emory Wayne Grassmyer
Joseph W. Grassmyer
George Grassmyer
Florence M. Grassmyer
Clarence R. Grassmyer

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  • Clarence R Grassmier in household of Elisha B Grassmier, "United States Census, 1900"

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Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Grassmeyer (or of any of its like-sounding cognates): distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer ) who lived by a meadow or, in some cases, was in charge of the communal meadows, from Middle High German gras ‘grass, pasture’. The surname Grassmeyer is very rare in Germany.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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