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George Ernest William "G.E.W." Meyer
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1827
Diepholzer Landkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Oct. 12, 1909
Ripon
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA



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Born Georg Ernst Wilhelm, G.E.W., was a native of Diepholz, Hannover Germany, the only known child of Marianne (Von Keddenberg) and Ernest Herman Meyer. He studied "farm lore" at the University of Gottingen and also loved music, art, and drama. He took his share of the family inheritance and emigrated to the U.S. in 1848. After landing in New York, he traveled via the Erie Canal to Buffalo, on the Great Lakes to Milwaukee and then by stage to Berlin, Wi and Green Bay, "to secure his title to claim," establishing a farm 3-4 miles northeast of Ripon in Winnebago, County. He married Bertha Marie Wiggenhorn on Sept 8 1849 in Watertown Wi and became a naturalized U.S. citizen April 3 1854 as William Meyer. He was a farmer and a businessman and moved to the town of Ripon in 1884 to a house on Thorn St. He liked to travel and returned to Germany several times. He was a director and charter member of the German National Bank. After a long illness he died in Ripon in 1909.

Bertha and George had 10 children: (all born at RIPON)



Hugo Meyer 1850 ~
Malthide "Mattie" Hermine Meyer Greene 1852 ~ 1927
Antonielle Constance Meyer Hargrave 1855 ~ 1935
William "Will" Frederick Meyer 1857 ~1912
Bertha M Meyer Harris 1859 ~ 1883
Emilie Ernistine Meyer 1861 ~1862 or 1867 died of Diptheria
Dora Ernistine Meyer Harris1863 ~ 1957
Anna Emily Meyer Harris
Victor Ernest Meyer 1867 ~ 1930
Ella Elizabeth Meyer 1869 ~ 1955


He believed STRONGLY in education and gave all his children (including his daughters!) college educations.






 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ernst Herman Meyer
  Marianne Von Kedenburg Meyer
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Marie Wiggenhorn Meyer (1824 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Hugo Meyer (1850 - ____)*
  Mathildae Hermine Meyer Greene (1852 - 1927)*
  Antoinelle Constance Meyer Hargrave (1855 - 1934)*
  William F Meyer (1857 - 1912)*
  Bertha Meyer Harris (1859 - 1883)*
  Emilie Ernestine Meyer (1861 - 1862)*
  Dora Ernestine Meyer Harris (1863 - 1957)*
  Anna Emily Meyer Harris (1865 - 1926)*
  Victor Ernest Meyer (1867 - 1930)*
  Ella Elizabeth Meyer (1869 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Ripon
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Meyer SE1/4 7 west add
 
Created by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
Record added: Jan 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83930248
George Ernest William G.E.W. Meyer
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George Ernest William G.E.W. Meyer
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George Ernest William G.E.W. Meyer
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