|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1805|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1896|
George Mayer, Spanish Fork, Aug. 4, 1896,
One of God's robust sons, Elder George Mayer, passed away on July 24 at 9:50 o'clock p. m. He was born in Yorks County, Penn. March 2, 1805, joined the Church Nov. 11, 1843 and was soon after ordained an Elder.
The next summer after Joseph and Hyrum Smith were murdered, he moved with his family to Nauvoo. Here he was ordained a Seventy and shortly afterwards chosen president in the 32nd Quorum. On April 22nd, 1846, he left Nauvoo for Salt Lake City with a pair of lazy oxen. He endured many hard trials while on this trip and arrived in Salt Lake in Oct. 1848. In the fall of 1852 he was called on a mission to Europe and appointed to labor in Switzerland and Germany.
One little incident concerning this mission was that he was placed in prison for preaching the Gospel. In the evening the jailer placed a pitcher of poisoned water in his room. Brother Mayer went to bed and in a few minutes he became exceedingly thirsty and arose to get a drink. He drank very heartily and soon felt a deadly pain in his stomach and realized what he had taken. He vomited until he was empty, but received no harm, because God had heard and answered his prayers.
The next morning the jailer came to the room expecting to find him dead, but to his surprise found him alive. The jailer was always kind to him afterwards. While on his mission to Europe he baptized many into the church and did a great deal of good for the establishment and building up of Zion. He was called on a mission to Las Vegas, New Mexico, in the year 1856.
He leaves many sons and daughters, also friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
On Sunday July 26, at 1 o'clock p. m., friends assembled at his residence to view his last remains. He was then taken to the meeting house at 2 p. m. where funeral exercises were held. After prayer by Bro. Ruful P. Snell, addresses were delivered by Elder Charles Monk, Bishop George D. Snell, Bishop Andrew E. Nielsen, Bishop Henry Gardner, and Elder G. W. Wilkins. A few lines of poetry written in honor of the deceased were read by Brother Mosiah Hancock.
The closing prayer was offered by Marinus Larsen.
The friends, relatives and citizens proceeded to the cemetery where the pall bearers placed the body to remain with mother earth until the morning of the first resurrection. Elder George H. Brimhall dedicated the grave and afterwards Bishop Henry Gardner returned a vote of thanks in behalf of the family and relatives of the deceased and all who had in any helped in the last hours of the deceased and the funeral.
-April 11, 1967 Obituaries Deseret News, 6507 F Utah S18K Deseret Evening News Wed., Aug 12, 1896, Pt. 41.
George Myers is a son and third child of Elizabeth Lauck and Abraham Myers.
He married Ann Yost on March 4, 1828 in Bucyrus, Ohio.
They had nine children: Rachel Ann Myers, Elizabeth Ann Myers, Mary Ann Myers, Catherine Myers, Maria Myers, Benjamin Franklin Myers, Sarah Jane Myers, Diantha Myers and George Yost Myers.
Children not listed below: Rachel Ann Myers and Mary Ann Myers,
To check out his father George Myers' diary click here A diary of George Myers (bio by: Rhonda)
Abraham Myers (1777 - 1856)
Elizabeth Lauck Myers (1781 - 1836)
Ann Yost Myers (1809 - 1893)
Mariah Wyatt Cable Mayer (1839 - 1904)*
Rachel Ann Mayer Brimhall (1829 - 1917)*
Elizabeth Ann Myers Glines (1831 - 1876)*
Mary Ann Mayer Rogers (1833 - 1923)*
Benjamin Franklin Myers (1842 - 1848)*
Sarah Jane Myers Manley (1845 - 1873)*
Diantha Myers Lollin (1848 - 1944)*
George Yost Myers (1852 - 1927)*
Samuel W C Mayer (1856 - 1948)*
Martha M. Myers Hancock (1858 - 1936)*
Spanish Fork City Cemetery
Plot: 05.26 .09
Maintained by: john
Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive)
Record added: Nov 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12514057
George is my 4th great-grandfather.|
Added: Sep. 2, 2009