Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


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Henry Meyer




Husband Henry Meyer 1 2

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         Father: [Ancestor] Meyer (      -      )
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Children
1 M John Meyer 3

           Born: Abt 1719
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           Died: 11 Dec 1786 3
         Buried:  - Muhlbach Cemetery, Lebanon Co, PA



2 M Henry Meyer 3

           Born: May 1730 3
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           Died: 17 Nov 1812 3
         Buried:  - Muhlbach Cemetery, Lebanon Co, PA
         Spouse: Catherine Ruth (1737-1801) 3


3 M Jacob Meyer 1 3

           Born: 1732 - Muhlbach, Heidelberg Twp, Lebanon Co, PA 3
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           Died: Abt 1807
         Buried:  - near Freeburg, Washington Twp, Snyder Co, PA
         Spouse: Susan Ream (      -      ) 3


4 M Michael Meyer 3

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           Died: Abt 1794
         Buried:  - Schaefferstown, Heidelberg Twp, Lebanon Co, PA
         Spouse: Unknown (      -      )
         Spouse: Catharine Becker (      -      ) 3


5 M Christopher Meyer 4

           Born: Abt 1734-1744 - Muhlbach, Heidelberg Twp, Lebanon Co, PA
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           Died: 2 Aug 1801 - near Campbelltown, Lebanon Co, PA 3
         Buried:  - Reformed Cemetery, Campbelltown, Lebanon Co, PA
         Spouse: Anna Maria Schaeffer (1744-1823) 4


6 F [Unk] Meyer

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         Spouse: Alexander Schaeffer (      -      ) 3


7 F [Unk] Meyer

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         Spouse: Jacob Tillman (      -      ) 3


8 F [Unk] Meyer

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         Spouse: John Christopher Aahlschmidt (      -      ) 3


9 F [Unk] Meyer

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         Spouse: [Unk] Loudermilk (      -      ) 3



General Notes: Husband - Henry Meyer


He came from the Palatinate, Prussia, and settled permanently at the head or spring of a small stream which he then named "Muhlbach," situated in the southeastern part of the present limits of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by his wife, and the couple then had one or two children. Their earthly possessions, consisting of some clothing, several pewter-plates, an axe, a German hymn-book and Bible, and several other indispensible articles, they carried in bundles, and began house-keeping under the friendly protection afforded by the spreading branches of a large white oak tree close to the spring just mentioned. The family arrived at the place at about four o'clock in the afternoon of a certain day in the month of August. The woman sat on the ground and wept; the father took his axe and began to clear the ground. The country then was a vast wilderness in which wild animals and Indians were abundant. The family had neighbors, but they were few and far between, and all equally poor. It is said that two brothers of Mr. Meyer accompanied him to America, one of whom also settled in Pennsylvania, and the other moved to South Carolina. The date of the arrival of the Meyer immigrants in the new country is only approximately known, but it appears to have been about the year 1719.

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Sources


1 Linn, John Blair, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1883), Pg 214.

2 Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion. (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), Pg 140.

3 Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion. (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), Pg 141.

4 Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson and Clarion. (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), Pg 141, 530.


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