Feb. 28, 1861 New Braunfels Comal County Texas, USA
Jan. 28, 1948 Austin Travis County Texas, USA
S/O Christian & Christina Meyer of Germany; md Nannie Ruth Stribling Gentry, d/o William Addison & Katherine Stribling Gentry
Source: Paddock, B. B., Capt., ed. "A History of Central and Western Texas - Compiled from Historial Data Supplied by Commercial Clubs, Individuals and Other Authentic Sources." Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1911, p. 664-665.
"Henry Meyer was born, reared and educated at New Braunfels, receiving instructions in both German and English... ...at the age of twenty started out for himself, and after spending some time as an employe with the Elmendort Company of San Antonio...and from that time on his success was assured."
He in association with Louis Henne and E. B. Phillips in the hardware business in Rockdale increased their sales from 10-15 thousand dollars yearly to 150-1965 thousand dollars. In 1905 they opened another store in Thorndale.
Henry joined the Odd Fellows' fratrnity, Lodge No. 231 where he served as noble grand and is also a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Baptist Church. He has served as a member of the Rockdale aldermanic board, as mayor for two terms, and as president of the Texas Coal Co. of Rockdale.
[Taken from the Milam Co, TX GenWeb site which was typed for them by Karin Galindo of Omaha, NE]
Following taken from the Milam Co, TX Archives contributed by the Milam County Genealogical Society:
H. C. MEYER 1861 - 1948
H. C. Meyer came to Rockdale in the late 1890's as an associate of Henne and Meyer Hardware Company. He served the city as mayor faithfully and well for over twenty years. It was during the holding of this office that he justly earned the appellation of "Father of Good Roads" in this section of the country.
Mr. Meyer was one of the co-founders of the Citizens State Bank in 1912 and was a stockholder in the lignite mines east of town. He moved to Austin to accept a position with the Texas Board of Control. Even though he lived in Austin, Mr. Meyer's interests lay primarily in Rockdale and the city will always be indebted to him for his tireless efforts in all civic endeavors. He was a man whose foresight led him to see the possibilities of the city's progress long before it could be realized. His death was in Austin, Texas' in 1948, with burial in the Rockdale I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
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