Bio: Meier, Henry (History - 1848)
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Surnames: MEIER MACHINTANZ EICHMEIER
----Source: Biographical History of Clark
and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, by The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891
HENRY MEIER, of sections 33 to 27, Warner Township, Clark County, was born in Selbeck, Lippe-Detmold, Prussia, May 12, 1848, the son of Ernest (deceased) and Mina (Machintanz) Meier, both natives of Germany the latter died when Henry was seventeen years of age. They were the parents of ten children, six of whom still survive: Mina, Dorothy, Christopher, Ernest, Henry and Louise.
Mr. Meier, our subject, came to the United States in 1875, having had to borrow 130 to make the trip, and first stopped in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, where he worked four years on a farm. During this time he paid off his debt, and also supported a wife and two small children. In 1879 he removed to Clark county, Wisconsin, locating in Warner Township, where he left his family in a sheep house while he worked in the woods for Fred Buker. Since coming to this county, he has worked in the pineries eight winters, and during that time worked on the farms in the summer. In 1880, he settled on his present place of eighty acres, thirty-five of which is cleared. Mr. Meier was in the German army from 1868 to 1871, and during that time was in the French revolution from 1870 to 1871. He was in the battles of Woerth, Vionville, Metz, Amieus, Orleans, Le Mans, Montheliard, St. Quentin, Paris and Pontarlier.
He was married August 14, 1872, to Amelia Eichmeier, who was born in Brake, Lippe-Detmold, Prussia, March 8, 1846, the daughter of Frederich Eichmeier, deceased. Of eight children, five are still living Henry A. F., August H., Frederich W., Lydia E. and Ernest O. All of the children are at home except Fred, who lives with the minister at Immanuel Church, this county. Religiously, Mr. Meier is a member of the German Reformed Church, and politically a Democrat.
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