Bio: Meyer, William (1860 19??)





Surnames: Meyer, Beyer, Patrick


---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Meyer, William (2 December 1860 19??)


WILLIAM MEYER, who is now serving in his third year as supervisor of the town of Stettin, resides on section 25 where is situated his farm of eighty acres, reached by way of the old Marathon road, lying seven miles east of Marathon City and seven miles west of Wausau. He was born in Germany, December 2, 1860, was reared to manhood there and before thinking of coming to America, fulfilled the law of his native land by serving for three years in the German army.  

When Mr. Meyer came to the United States it was by himself and he was then twenty-five years of age. He came to Marathon County, Wis., and worked first in the town of Main for six months and afterward at Wausau, where he was married April 25, 1891, to Mrs. Amelia (Beyer) Patrick, who was also a native of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer lived at Wausau until 1894, when they moved to the present farm, twenty-five acres of which he has cleared. He takes much interest in his agricultural operations and makes them profitable. He is a member of the board of directors of the Farmers Produce Company of Wausau. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Meyer while they lived at Wausau, Ella, who died in infancy, and Frank, and after coming to the farm a daughter, Emma, was born. To Mrs. Meyer's first marriage three children were also born: Katie, Freda and an infant named Ida, who died. Mr. Meyer is a Democrat in politics with independent tendencies.  




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