Heinrich Meyer

30 March 1752–2 September 1838 (Age 86)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Heinrich

When Heinrich Meyer was born on 30 March 1752, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Heinrich Henry Meyer, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Magdalena Bixler, was 28. He married Anna Maria Brubacher on 9 August 1774, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 2 September 1838, in Springfield Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Springfield Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States.

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Heinrich Meyer
Anna Maria Brubacher
Marriage: 9 August 1774
Eva Maria Myers
Conrad Myers
Michael Myers
Maria Myers
Henry Myers
John Myers
Daniel Myers
Jacob Myers
Frederick Myers
Lea Mayer

Spouse and Children


    Anna Maria Brubacher


9 August 1774
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 24

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 48

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henrich Mayer in entry for Maria Mayer, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Heinrich Meyers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Heinrich Myer Or Meyer, "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"

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