|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1836|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1888|
Son of John Meckes and Elizabeth Greenzweig. Samuel was baptized at Salem Union Church in Gilbert, Northampton (now Monroe) Co., Pennsylvania; sponsors were Samuel Greenzweig and his wife, Sarah (Greenszweig).
Samuel L Meckes married Anna Fayette Kleintop (daughter of John F Kleintop and Mary Ann Altemus) 1 Nov 1872, the Rev. Abraham Bartholomew presiding.
Children of Samuel L Meckes and Anna Fayette Kleintop:
1. Emma Jane Meckes b. 1870
2. Elizabeth Meckes b. 1872
3. Tillie Meckes b. 1874
4. Johnny William Meckes b. 1883
Samuel was a veteran of Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry in the Civil War. He enlisted on 14 March 1864 at Easton, PA for 3 years. It was recorded that his eyes were gray, hair - sandy, complexion - ruddy, height - 6 feet 1 inch, occupation - teamster, and distinguishing characteristics - a mole on his left leg and a scar on the back of his neck. He was mustered out on 13 August 1865 after receiving $180 of a promised $300. (Compiled service record at National Archives).
In 1870 Samuel Meckes, age 33 a lumberman, was living in Penn Forest Twp. in Carbon Co., PA. Living in his household were Anna Kleintop, age 26, with two Kleintop children; Elamanda age 3 and an infant age one month; Daniel Meckes
(Samuel's brother) age 19; Isaac B. Lutz age 23 a laborer; and Annetta Lutz age 18 a domestic servant. Samuel was living next door to his brother, Joseph Meckes, and his family. Samuel owned real estate valued at $8,000 and had a personal estate of $450. (1870 census, Carbon Co., PA, Penn Forest Twp., pg. 351, house #76, family #69)
In 1880 Samuel L. Meckes, listed as age 35 but actually age 43, a laborer, was living in Penn Forest Twp., Carbon Co., PA, with his wife, Fayette Meckes age 35, and three of their daughters; Emma Meckes age 10, Elizabeth Meckes age 9, and Tillia Meckes age 5. Also listed in their household were a step-daughter, Ellen Serfoss age 13, and Joseph Meckes age 22 a laborer (Samuel's nephew). All were born in PA. (1880 census, National Archives Film T9-1108, Page 544D)
John Meckes (1801 - 1855)
Elizabeth Greenzweig Meckes (1803 - 1860)
Anna Fayette Kleintop Meckes (1844 - 1931)*
Elizabeth Meckes Prutzman (1872 - 1958)*
Tillie Meckes Flick (1874 - ____)*
Johnny William Meckes (1883 - 1884)*
Joseph Meckes (1826 - 1895)*
John Meckes (1829 - 1916)*
Samuel L Meckes (1836 - 1888)
Christianna Meckes Bartholomew (1844 - 1924)*
Henry Meckes (1846 - 1874)*
Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Laura Breite
Record added: Jan 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47350675
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