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 Margaretha <I>Gerken</I> Meyer

Margaretha Gerken Meyer

Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 26 Apr 1910 (aged 52)
Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6625783 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625783
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaretha Gerken Meyer (10 Jan 1858–26 Apr 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625783, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .