Matilda Meyer

11 June 1878–17 November 1953 (Age 75)
Communia, Clayton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Meyer was born on 11 June 1878, in Communia, Clayton, Iowa, United States, her father, Renke Eden "Frank" Meyer, was 42 and her mother, Christe Leba "Emma" Trumbold, was 34. She lived in Cox Creek Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 17 November 1953, in Elkader, Clayton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elkader, Clayton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Renke Eden "Frank" Meyer
Christe Leba "Emma" Trumbold
George Meyer
Infant Meyer
August Meyer
Frank E Meyer
Anna Meyer
Hermann Meyer
Emma Meyer
John Meyer
Charles Meyer
Matilda Meyer
William D Meyer
Joseph Ethan Meyer

Parents and Siblings

    Renke Eden "Frank" Meyer


    Christe Leba "Emma" Trumbold




    George Meyer


    August Meyer


    Frank E Meyer



    Hermann Meyer


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Matilde Meyer in household of Renke E Meyer, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Matilda Meyer in household of Frank Meyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matilda Meyer Dohrer, "Find A Grave Index"

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