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Lewis Joseph Meyer
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Birth: May 1, 1880
Cedar Grove
Franklin County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1959
Ripley County
Indiana, USA

Lewis Joseph Meyer

"Lewis J. Meyer Community pride is a powerful force for good at all times, and among our farmers it is evidenced by the expressed belief that the land which they and their neighbors are cultivating is as fertile and attractive as can be found in any other section. It is this commendable pride in the home acres and in the social life of the locality which operates to keep the boys on the farm, as opposed to the emigration to the cities, which has been so marked within the last ten years.
It was his belief in the possibilities of his own location that kept Lewis J. Meyer at home. Mr. Meyer was born on the farm in Highland township where he still lives, on May 1, 1880. John and Mary (Wiwi) Meyer were Mr. Meyer's parents, as well as the parents of the following children: Michael, Philip, Mary, Anna.
John Meyer was born in Germany in 1832, the son of Nicholas and Anna (Feller) Meyer, both of whom were natives of Germany, where he died. His wife came to America in 1854. John Meyer came to America in 1852, locating in Cincinnati, where he did day labor for two years and then came to Highland township and bought forty acres of land, which was eventually increased to one hundred and eighty acres. John Meyer's wife died April 25, 1906.
As a lad, Lewis J. Meyer attended the local school, at the same time receiving careful training in agricultural methods, which training aided him through life and enabled him to purchase the home place in 1912, the fields of which are devoted to general farming.
In 1910 Mr. Meyer married Katharine Hoffman, and the two became the parents of three children, Anthony, Leo, George.
Michael Meyer, a brother of Lewis, was born on January 7, 1862, within one-half mile of the place where he now lives. Michael was educated in the common schools of South Gate, and has at all times found opportunities in plenty without leaving the neighborhood. Buying eighty acres of his present place in 1849, he has since accumulated one hundred and sixty acres. In 1914 he erected a tobacco barn, in which the tobacco raised on the place, is cured. Although specializing to a certain extent in tobacco, Mr. Meyer also carries on general farming. Phillip lives in Cincinnati, having moved there from Brookville seven years ago. Mary married Charles Senefeld, of Brookville. Anna married Henry Wiwi, of Highland township.
Michael Meyer and Mary Meyer were united in marriage in November, 1887. Mary Meyer is the daughter of Jacob and Ferona (Andrews) Meyer, the former being born in Germany and the latter in Dearborn county, Indiana.
The Catholic church at Cedar Grove has the steady support of Lewis Meyer and his brother Michael, and they exhibit those solid qualities at all times which are peculiar to Teuton blood, namely, thoroughness, industry and an intelligent interest in all questions vital to the public welfare." [1915 A. J. Reifel History of Franklin County IN pp. 1100-1101.]

Birth day/month/place, middle name, death day/month/place ("Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville") and parent links provided by findagrave contributor Joan McGoldrick #47941823. 
Family links: 
  John Meyer (1832 - 1915)
  Mary Wiwi Meyer (1838 - 1906)
  Catherine Margaret Hoffman Meyer (1888 - 1964)*
  Leo Henry Meyer (1912 - 1983)*
  George M Meyer (1913 - 1981)*
  Lewis Michael Meyer (1916 - 1954)*
  Teresa Veronica Meyer Schuman (1920 - ____)*
  John C. Meyer (1923 - 1935)*
  Paul Andrew Meyer (1933 - 1997)*
  Daniel Meyer (1860 - 1860)*
  Michael Meyer (1862 - 1943)*
  Lewis Joseph Meyer (1880 - 1959)
*Calculated relationship
Shared marker "Meyer Lewis J. 1880 - 1959 Catherine M. 1888 - 1964".
Note: Grave site is next to grave site for parents, John/Mary Wiwi Meyer.
Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery
Cedar Grove
Franklin County
Indiana, USA
Created by: mrs
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
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Lewis Joseph Meyer
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Lewis Joseph Meyer
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- Joan McGoldrick
 Added: Nov. 17, 2012

- mrs
 Added: Oct. 9, 2012

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