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Franz Henrich Meyer
Birth: Sep. 14, 1822
Hamburg-Mitte
Hamburg-Mitte
Hamburg, Germany
Death: Dec. 8, 1882
Shingle Springs
El Dorado County
California, USA

A colorful character of the '49 days. Crossed the plains during the Gold Rush days in a prairie schooner from Pennsylvania. Settled first in Placerville where he had a cobbler shop, next door to a blacksmith shop owned by Studebaker. Became a hotel keeper of the Meyer Hotel in nearby Shingle Springs for many years.
He was granted permission to use and furnish to others, roller skates on the premises of Jacob Eppinger of Shingle Springs, but not the right to manufacture skates, on June 17, 1871. He later opened the first skating rink in California outside of San Francisco, and they held many parties there.
Frank, the youngest of Meyer's four children, contracted pneumonia after attending a dance in Folsom, and passed away at age 21, 4 mths, 2 days on Dec 7, 1882. Franz died one day later. It was believed that he too had contracted pneumonia. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Blechsmidt Weigand Meyer (1820 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  Julia Wright Meyer Schulp (1856 - 1928)*
  Amelia Meyer Graham (1859 - 1936)*
  Frank Meyer (1861 - 1882)*
  Anna Meyer Zentgraf (1863 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Franz H.Meyer
died
Dec 8, 1882 age 60 years, 2 mos, 24 days
Frank, son of F.H. Meyer and wife
died
Dec 7, 1882 at age 21, 4 mos, 2 days
"Gone but not forgotten"

 
Burial:
Meyer-Zentgraf Cemetery
Shingle Springs
El Dorado County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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- MacBean
 Added: Nov. 19, 2013
In memory of my Great, Great, Great Grandfather.
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