Bio: Meyer, Louis'
Contact: Linda King
----Source: Family Records
The 1915 Plat Map posted on this site shows a property in section 11 of Washburn Twp. with the name Mrs. Emma Meyers on it.
My grandparents were Louis and Emma Meyer and in the 1910 Census they are located in Washburn Twp., Clark Co., WI.
I have from their daughter Emma's family history the following: We had a small farm...milk was transported to the cheese factory by horse and buggy...a frame house had burned to the ground in 1910...after that we lived in a small log house with a frame addition...a country school was within walking distance...Eleonora, Louie and Edward, my siblings were students there...we took the buggy to Granton to church."
On the plat map the cloest building I take to be a school is right above this Meyer property. Would anyone know the name of it?
This was a Lutheran family so would anyone know the name of the Lutheran Church in Granton about 1915?
Three babies born to this family died while they lived there: twins Willard and Wm. Meyer b. Aug. 1910d. Sept. and Oct. 1910 and Gertrude Meyer b. 23 Nov 1908. Could anyone help me find where they are buried?
Can anyone assist with baptism records for them, and perhaps for Emma b. 21 Sept. 1912 and Malinda b. 6 Dec 1915?
I do not know where the older children, Eleonora b. 7 Dec 1901, Louis W. b 18 Feb 1903, Edward b. 5 1908 or Carl b, & d. Feb 1905 were actually born so if anyone can help with that I would appreciate it.
Louis John Carl Meyer was a blacksmith, carpenter and farmer. The family story is that he worked on a church steeple and nailed this couples wedding shoes inside the steeple. I have no idea where this might've been. His father-in-law was a shoemaker so this may not have been as extravagant a gesture as it sounds for the times.
I realize this is long but cannot traval to gain information so must rely on the great people I find on sites such as this one. My hope is to have a fully formed history and tree for myself and that I can post to this site. Thanks for any help you might be, LK
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