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Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer

Male 1802 - Aft 1870  (> 69 years)


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  • Name Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer 
    Born 3 Mar 1802  Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation Abt 1816  Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Confirmed at the age of 14.
    Employment Abt 1816  Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tanner 
    • After completing his education and confirmation, Christian entered the family business of tanning hides. He continued doing so until 1846.
    Residence 1 Jun 1850  Penn, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    House 
    • William Meyers was 48 and Caroline was 42. At their house they had:

      Sophia, age 18
      Lenna, 14
      Louis, 10
      Richard, 7
      Otho, 3

      Also Charles Meyers, age 35 and William, 6.
    Census page 99a, Penn, Pennsylvania
    Census page 99a, Penn, Pennsylvania
    from Ancestry.com, modified Oct 23, 2011 by Clinton Macomber
    Employment 1 Jun 1850  Penn, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Skin Dresser 
    Census page 99a, Penn, Pennsylvania
    Census page 99a, Penn, Pennsylvania
    from Ancestry.com, modified Oct 23, 2011 by Clinton Macomber
    Residence 1 Jun 1870  Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    House 
    • Christian F. Meyer was 68 years old.
      His son was with him:
      Otto, 23 years old.
      They also had a housekeeper living with them:
      Henrietta Rediger, age 54, from Saxony.
    Census page, Union, New Jersey, page 168
    Census page, Union, New Jersey, page 168
    Name William Meyer  [1
    FamilySearch ID# KX85-M2J 
    Employment 1 Jun 1870  Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tanner 
    • Otto had $6000 in real assets and $300 in personal assets.
    Census page, Union, New Jersey, page 168
    Census page, Union, New Jersey, page 168
    Died Aft 1870  Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I425  MacomberKin
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Father Johann Gottfried Meyer,   b. 13 May 1769, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1845, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Johanna Dorothea Näder,   b. Camburg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1877, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Fredericke Uhl,   b. Abt 1808, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1829  Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1 Aug 1846  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shortly after reaching the shores of the United States, Christian and his little family moved to this Quaker city, where they lived for 17 years.
    Travel 1853  New York, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Christian and his wife visited the Crystal Palace exhibition, where they met Mr. Uhl while eating lunch in a restaurant on Frankfort Street. Mr. Uhl was the founder of the New Yorker Staats Zeitung. This was the German newspaper whose title was translated into English would be: New Yorker State Newspaper. In 1872 this German paper became the world's largest newspaper.

      As they continued talking over lunch, they found that Christian's wife was closely related to the Uhl family in the city of Stuttgart in the Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany. This newfound relationship was carried on by the two families for many years.
    Residence 20 Jan 1863  Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Employment 22 Oct 1867  Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Disastrous Fire 
    • An explosion occurred at the pianoforte action company that resulted in the factory being destroyed by fire, and the Meyer men lost their jobs.
    Employment 14 Nov 1867  New Durham, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meyer Tanning Company 
    • After the Meyer family lost their jobs working for a piano parts tanning company, they purchased for city lots and a factory building on Fisher Avenue in New Durham. Christian Meyer had developed a practical knowledge of the various details and methods used to process leather, and he found himself able to meet all the needs and requirements for the piano trade in the United States. Furthermore, he was able to supply a superior product.
    Census 1 Jun 1870  Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Christian was 77 years old and working at his tannery. The only ones at the house were Otto, 24 years old, and also working at the tannery, and Henrietta Rediger who was 54 and keeping house for them. Christian had $6,000 in real property and $300 in personal property. Otto had $5,000 in real property, and $200 in personal property.
    Children 
     1. Thedor Johann Valentin Meyer,   b. 20 Jul 1830, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sophia Caroline Louisa Meyer,   b. 11 Mar 1832, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1858, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Ernst Traugott Valentin Meyer,   b. 10 Jan 1833, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Lena Christina Julia Meyer,   b. 27 Jan 1836, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1916, New Durham, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Franz Frederick Emil Meyer,   b. 20 Jul 1839, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Louis Siebrecht August Meyer,   b. 16 Jul 1840, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1889, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +7. Richard Meyer,   b. 22 Nov 1842, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920  (Age > 79 years)
     8. Wilhelm Christian Heinrich Meyer,   b. 3 Feb 1844, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1862, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     9. Franz Carl Traugott Meyer,   b. 19 May 1845, Eisenberg, , Thüringen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1864, English Channel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     10. Otto Meyer,   b. 27 May 1847, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1899, New Durham, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart