|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1835|
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1900|
Photo contributions by M. Gallagher - October 19, 2013
Henry was born September 26, 1835 in Loxstedt, in the district of Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony, Germany and was baptized on October 25, 1835. His parents were: Hinrich (Henry) and Catharina (Bettjemann) Meyer. Henry was the brother of Margaretha Catharina (Meyer) Schermer who is also buried in the Baileys Harbor Cemetery.
It is likely that Henry was in America before others in his family arrived in July of 1862.
At the time of his enlistment in the Civil War, Henry's residence was Bureau County, Illinois. He was age 28. His height was 5'8". He had light hair and gray eyes with a dark complexion. Henry joined Civil War service on March 19, 1864 with Co I., 64 Illinois Infantry at Princeton, Illinois by Captain Gibbons for a three year period. He was mustered in at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered out on July 11, 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky by Lt. Woods.
"Henry Meyers died very suddenly on Thursday of last week at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sherman, where he was visiting having arrived here about two weeks ago from Milwaukee, it being his first visit here in twenty-six years. He was engaged in doing some trifling thing about the house when he suddenly dropped dead. He leaves a brother and sister to mourn his demise. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church on Saturday, Rev. I. M. Brackenbusch of Jacksonport officiating." Door County Democrat, Saturday, March 24, 1900, Pg. 8, col. 3
Death Registration, Door County, WI
Name of deceased: Henry Moyer, white, male, Barber and farmer, age 65 years, Father: Henry Moyer, born in Hanover, Germany, Mother: Catharina, born in Hanover, Germany. Deceased born in Hanover, Germany, single, died March 15, 1900 at the home of Charles Sherman, cause of death: apoplexy, he was a private in Co I, 64 Regiment Illinois Volunteer, buried in Baileys Harbor, undertaker: Charles Panter, date of Certificate: March 16, 1900, date of Burial Permit: March 16, 1900
Catharina Bettjemann Meyer (1804 - 1862)
Margaretha Catharina Meyer Schermer (1834 - 1905)*
Henry Meyer (1835 - 1900)
64 Ill. Inf.
Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery
Plot: Section A, Lot 48, Grave 7
Created by: DeeღKeith
Record added: Jul 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93453827