Margretha Fridericka Bertha Meyer

22 April 1895–7 August 1980 (Age 85)
Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States

The Life of Margretha Fridericka Bertha

When Margretha Fridericka Bertha Meyer was born on 22 April 1895, in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States, her father, William Adolph Meyer, was 26 and her mother, Bertha Friedricke Rogge, was 21. She married August Herman Bothe on 22 October 1914, in Wiedeville, Washington, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Washington, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 August 1980, in Washington, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Wiedeville, Washington, Texas, United States.

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August Herman Bothe
Margretha Fridericka Bertha Meyer
Marriage: 22 October 1914

Spouse and Children

22 October 1914
Wiedeville, Washington, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Thekla Karolina Sophia Meyer



    Ida Minna Elsa Meyer



    Nora Marie Minna Meyer


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Magareta Meyer in household of Adolph Meyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margret Meyer in household of Adolph Meyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaretha Meyer, "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973"

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