Leonard Mayer

Brief Life History of Leonard

When Leonard Mayer was born on 6 April 1862, in Johnsburg, McHenry, Illinois, United States, his father, John Mayer, was 34 and his mother, Maria Anna Sauther, was 36. He married Mary Gertrude Lauby on 28 January 1894, in Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Stacyville, Mitchell, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Elk Creek Election Precinct, Gosper, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died on 11 June 1915, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Arapahoe Election Precinct, Furnas, Nebraska, United States.

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Leonard Mayer
Mary Gertrude Lauby
Marriage: 28 January 1894
Kathryn Margaret Mayer
Edward Nicholas Mayer
Joseph M Mayer
Josephine Matilda Mayer
Hubert Peter Mayer
Rudolph M Mayer
Clara A Mayer

Sources (8)

  • Leonard Mayer in household of Maria Mayer, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Leonard Mayer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Leonard Mayer in entry for Rudolph J Mayer and Hallie Beeler, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1873: Furnas, Nebraska, United States

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Franz, Helmut, Wilhelm, Erwin, Gerhard, Heinz, Ilse, Lorenz, Wolfgang.

English (Staffordshire): post-medieval form of Mear, which is either a topographic name, from Middle English mere ‘pond, pool’ (Old English mere) or Middle English mere ‘boundary’ (Old English (ge)mǣre), or a habitational name from one or more of the many places with names derived from these terms, such as Mere (Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire), Meir in Caverswall (Staffordshire), and Meare (Somerset).

English: occupational name for a physician, from Old French mire, Middle English mire, meir, meyre, originally synonymous with Myer .

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

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