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Margaretha Gerken Meyer
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1858
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Apr. 26, 1910
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Born in Granstedt, Old Kingdom Hanover, the eldest of six children of Thees (sic)[dabt 1877 in Hannover] & Catharina Margaret Helmer Gerken, she immigrated to America in 1885 with her widowed mother and youngest brother, John.

She married Martin (Meier) MEYER in March, 1886; they were farmers. She bore 11 children:

1.Theodore "Tate" Meyer 1884-1969
m Minnie Winter d1979
2.Peter J. Meyer 1886-1958
m Lena Volsen d1953
3.KKM Meyer 1888-1888
4.Anna M. Meyer 1889-1944 in WA
m John A. Brandt d196_ in WA
5.John Meyer 1891-1964
m Lizzie Roesch d1975
6.Henry M. Meyer 1893-1983
m Marie Volsen d1966
7.Martin H. Meyer 1895-1967
m Rose Martens d1969
8.Magdalena Meyer 1897-1961
m Henry Brucker d1963
9.Louis A. Meyer 1899-1943
m Margaretha Gerlach d1994
10.Frederick W. Meyer 1902-1987
m Ida Hensen d1981
11.Margaretha Meta Meyer 1904-1986

Her family often spelled her name GERKIN or GEHRKEN in official USA records, but the spelling in German records of Selsingen parish is GERKEN or GERCKEN. 
Family links: 
  Catherina Margaret Helmers Gerken (1834 - 1907)
  Martin L. Meyer (1863 - 1947)*
  Theodore Meyer (1884 - 1968)*
  Peter J. Meyer (1886 - 1958)*
  K. M. M. Meyer (1888 - 1888)*
  Anna Margaretha Meyer Brandt (1889 - 1944)*
  John Meyer (1891 - 1964)*
  Henry Martin Meyer (1893 - 1985)*
  Martin Herman Meyer (1895 - 1967)*
  Magdalena Meyer Brucker (1897 - 1961)*
  Louis Alfred Meyer (1899 - 1943)*
  Frederick William Meyer (1902 - 1987)*
  Margaretha Meta Meyer (1904 - 1986)*
  Margaretha Gerken Meyer (1858 - 1910)
  Magdalena Gerkin Brandt (1859 - 1942)*
  Johann Gerken (1868 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625783
Margaretha <i>Gerken</i> Meyer
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Margaretha <i>Gerken</i> Meyer
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Margaretha <i>Gerken</i> Meyer
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- S.R.F.
 Added: Mar. 27, 2017
You continued a line of family that reaches forward and back. Rest in honored peace, great-great aunt.
- Rosetta
 Added: Jun. 15, 2009
You were a hard working farm wife and beloved mother. We salute you and honor your memory.
- your extended family
 Added: Dec. 30, 2003

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