6 June 1864–18 October 1948 (Age 84) Rueti Zuerich,Zurich,Switzerland
The Life of Heinrich Jacob
When Heinrich Jacob Meyer was born on 6 June 1864, his father, Jacob Meyer, was 33 and his mother, Regula Drachsler, was 24. He married Anna Elisabetha Wartmann on 23 August 1897, in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. He died on 18 October 1948, at the age of 84.
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’.