Johann Heinrich Meyer

6 January 1823–23 June 1902 (Age 79)
Breungeshain, Schotten, Hessen, Germany

The Life of Johann Heinrich

When Johann Heinrich Meyer was born on 6 January 1823, in Breungeshain, Schotten, Hessen, Germany, his father, Johannes Meyer II, was 25 and his mother, Anna Katharina Hofmann, was 20. He died on 23 June 1902, in his hometown, at the age of 79.

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Johannes Meyer II
Anna Katharina Hofmann
Johann Heinrich Meyer
Katharina Meyer
Katharina Meÿer
Johann Anton Maÿer

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World Events (3)

1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 29

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Age 41

War: Prussia and Austria vs. Denmark.

Age 67

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

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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  • Johann Heinrich Maÿer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johann Heinrich Maÿer, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Johann Heinrich Maÿer in the Hesse, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1661-1957

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