|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1825|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1895|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Charles-Edouard Meuris was born in Paris, France, son of Alexander Meuris and Marie N. Espouse. In France, he married Marie-Eva Bieth, and together they had a daughter, Mary Louise Meuris. Charles, Marie-Eva & his daughter, Mary Louise, came to the US before 1859.
Marie-Eva died Sept. 11, 1867 in New York, at age 33 years. On Oct, 17, 1868 in New York, Charles (age 46) married Theresa Bieth (age 21, and his dead wife's sister). Charles and Theresa had 3 daughters; Emma, Lucy and Mary (twins).
Charles and his daughter from his first marriage, Mary Louise, are said to have been estranged, due to her pursuing a career in the theater.
Charles opened a cigar store, then a restaurant in the French area of New York (95 3rd Avenue) called the E. Meuris Cafe. The restaurant was later located at 83 Grand Street (1872). Mr. Meuris catered to the high class and it is known that he had a private wine cellar for his elite customers. Later the restaurant moved uptown to 14th Street.
Translated from French:
Yesterday was an excellent example of the restaurant E. Meuris, n. 83 Grand Street. Mr. Meuris had announced that gross receipts for all day for his establishment, groceries, wines and consummations of any kind, would be devoted to the work of liberation. There were crowds and we drank and ate with the ardor gives the satisfaction of a good conscience. Numerous toasts were acclaimed. American has a door the "Health of France" and was enthusiastically applauded. At a time when we write we do not know the result of the day, we only know that the recipe will be at the height of the intention.
--Courrier des Etats-Unis (New York, NY); Feb. 22, 1872
LIFE HAD BECOME A BURDEN
Edward Meuris, Seventy Years Old, Shot Himself to Death
Edward Meuris, seventy years old, committed suicide at his home, No. 2321 First avenue, yesterday morning by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. he had been an invalid for sixteen years, and unable to care for himself. His wife kept a small fancy goods store and supported him in comfort. They had three grown up children, all of whom were married and lived in homes of their own.
The old man had been moody for some time, but gave no sign of an intention to kill himself. His wound was instantly fatal.
--New York Herald; October 12, 1895
Alexandre Bernandin Francois Meuris (1800 - 1849)
Marie N. Espouse Meuris (1800 - ____)
Theresa Bieth Meuris (1847 - 1926)*
Emma Meuris Norton (1869 - 1960)*
Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Block 31, Lot 47, Grave 4
Created by: Katie
Record added: Dec 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45790335
To my newly discovered great, great, great grandparents. God Bless You.|
Added: Jun. 15, 2010