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Henry William Meinke
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1885
Hamburg, Germany
Death: Dec. 28, 1962
Dallas County
Texas, USA

SPOUSE: Elsie Louise Remwold Meinke 1893-1980
married in 1918, Hamburg, Germany

Henry and new wife, Elsie, immigrated from Germany to Canada in about 1918, before the start of the WWI. He and Elsie didn't like the speeches Hitler was making and did not believe the gradiose plans Hitler was trying to sell the German people. When they arrived in Canada, he and Elsie both worked in a hotel for a while, until the hotel burned down. They moved on into central Canada, and Henry became a Lumberjack out in the wilds of Canada, leaving Elsie to be alone with her baby in a small cabin. Later, Elsie began to cook for the Lumberjacks, making 18 pies a day, and using the sourdough starter to make tons of buscuits for men who had a hearty appetite. They made a trek in a wagon once a month to a nearby community to meet with friends in the area and have a community dinner.

Being immigrants, they had to check in with the Canadian Mounties once a month, but the distance was so far, the Ranger allowed them to climb to the top of a certain mountain at a designated time once a month and wave to the Mounted Policeman to let him know they were still in the country. Both their daughters were born in Canada in that little cabiin.

Then, he, wife Elsie, and their two young daughters later immigrated to the United States in December of 1923, coming across the border into Michigan. They lived in Michigan for many years, in South Muskegon, and their son, Ray was born there, which made him a U.S. Citizen, which Elsie was so proud of. She and Henry had become U. S. Citizens, and that was a great source of pride to them both.

Their son, Ray, having moved to Dallas after finishing College in Denver, Colorado, Elsie and Henry moved to Dallas also, to be close to their son, and in a warmer less harsh winter climate.

Henry died of peritonitis, from a ruptured appendix at Mercy Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Annabelle Marie "Anne" Meinke Ceton 1919
Dorothy Agnes Meinke Poel b. 1920
Raymond Henry Meinke - living

(more bio to come)

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  Elsie Louise Remwolt Meinke (1893 - 1980)
  Anne Meinke Ceton (1918 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Space A, Lot 61, Block B of Urn Garden
Created by: Lynda Duncan Miles
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84708531
Henry William Meinke
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Henry William Meinke
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Henry William Meinke
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Thinking of you today, Dad Meinke. I will be happy to meet you in heaven one day. With love.
- Lynda Meinke Miles
 Added: Aug. 11, 2016

- Anne
 Added: Feb. 6, 2013
Thinking of you today, Henry. I hope you and Mom are enjoying being with your family members and Tom. With love, Lynda
- Lynda Duncan Miles
 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
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