Henry Meier was born in Hunteburg amt Wittlage, Hannover, Germany. He married Marie Elizabeth Lambring. In October 1833, a son, Louis, was born in Germany . On November 3, 1836, the family sailed from Bremen, Germany to America. They arrived in Baltimore, MD and then traveled to Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio. A second son, Johann F. Meyer was born March 4, 1838 in Cincinnati and a daughter Mary was born in 1841. The family then moved to the Sauers Community in Jackson County, Indiana, where a daughter, Louise, was born in 1843. Henry was 82 years old when he passed away.