Wilhelm O. F. Meyer

9 December 1830–22 September 1895 (Age 64)
Mecklenburg, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany

The Life Summary of Wilhelm O. F.

Wilhelm O. F. Meyer was born on 9 December 1830, in Mecklenburg, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. He had at least 1 son and 6 daughters with Ernestine Wilhelmine Charlotte Koch. He lived in Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 September 1895, in Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Woodland, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States.

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Wilhelm O. F. Meyer
Ernestine Wilhelmine Charlotte Koch
Augusta Meyer
Johanna Emilie Ernestine Meyer
Wilhelmine Ernestine Caroline Meyer
Mathilde Maria Magdalene Meyer
Emilie Marie Friedrike Meyer
Bertha Albertina Fridericke Meyer
Willis Ferdinand Meyer

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 2
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
Age 6
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German
Age 22
On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: 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 maior ‘greater, superior’). This form of the surname is also established in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine); see also 3 below. Compare Maier , Mayer , Meier , and Myer .Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer, from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of or ‘light’ with the prefix m-. Compare Maier , Majer , Major , Mayer , Mayor , Meier , and Meir .Dutch: variant, also Flemish and Americanized, of Meijer , a cognate of 1 above. This surname is also established in South Africa, where it was also brought from France (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (7)

  • William Meyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wilhelm Meyer in entry for Bertha Alb. Fridericke Meyer, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Wilhelm Meyer in entry for Aug. Ebert, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

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