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MEYER, Eduard

Male 1884 - 1942  (58 years)


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  • Name MEYER, Eduard  
    Born 13 or 25 Feb 1884  Schadenez, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 01 Apr 1914  New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    SS Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen 
    Physical Description 1922  Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    5' 11"; 160 lb; grey hair; blue eyes 
    Education 6th Grade Equivalent 
    Residence 1915-1925  Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1925  Yorktown Township, Dickey Co. ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Naturalization 24 May 1939  Ellendale, Dickey Co. ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Certificate 4490210 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Reference Number 54 
    Religion Lutheran 
    _UID A843C20951C9477796CFF64230093326BDB0 
    Died 25 Dec 1942  Baroda, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Stevensville, Berrien Co. MI USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ASM's delayed certificate of birth shows her father Eduard's birthplace as Schadenez, Poland, and Bertha's birthplace as Stavishin (or Stawiszyn or Staweszyn), Poland. She believes Eduard's birthplace was actually Zabinnitz, Poland. Both Edward and Bertha were of German descent and among many Germans who had colonized Russian Poland in the 19th century. Hattie (Meyer) Fausak states that Stavishin was the place given on Bertha's birth certificate.

      Eduard and Bertha arrived together in New York 1 April 1914 on the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen; the vessel sailed on 24 March 1914. Eduard was 30 years old at the time. Both listed nearest relative in Europe as Julia Meier of Moorschutz, Germany and Carl Gunther of Moorschutz, Germany. Both showed name and address of US contact as an acquaintance Josef Wehr(?), Alden NY. Both showed birthplace as Moorschutz, Russia, which may be present-day Mroczen, Poland (6 km south of Kepno). An image of the entry manifest is available at www.ellisisland.org. Both Eduard and Bertha were subject to a "Special Inquiry", the nature of which is not known.

      Upon entry to the US at the age of 30, Eduard was 5'9" tall, with fair complexion, blond hair, and blue eyes; he had no distinguishing marks.

      A certified copy of Eduard and Bertha's Certificate of Marriage Registration obtained by Hattie A. Fausak in 1986 shows names Meier and Gunther; apparently Meier changed to Meyer or Myers or Meyers when they moved to North Dakota. Eduard was naturalized on 24 May 1939 (certificate no 4490210) in Ellendale ND.

      Eduard Meyer apparently added a terminal "s" to his name (Meyers) in North Dakota to distinguish himself from another Edward Meyer who lived nearby. His birthday may in fact have been 21 Feb 1884 (according to ASM).



      Ed and Bertha Meyer moved to North Dakota in response to a newspaper advertisement seeking farmers. They spent over 20 years in Dickey County ND farming and ranching on rented land; when they moved away in 1942, they occupied the large Caldwell Ranch. In Oct 1942, with most of their children already in Chicago, Ed and Bertha moved off the farm. They had bought a flat in Chicago from Fred Wenzel (who later remarried the widowed Bertha), but never occupied the flat--Edward died in Michigan on Christmas Day 1942 before they completed the move.

      Eduard's obituary in the St Joseph (Michigan) Herald Press notes that he was survived by two cousins; one was Gustave Kalke of Stevensville MI and the other was Ed Kalke of Paw Paw MI. Eduard's son William Meyer said in 1996 that he thought the Kalkes were second cousins to Eduard and didn't know the exact relationship. ASM said in 1996 that she distinctly remembered the Kalkes as bakers in Chicago, but also was unable to clarify the family relationship. One of the Kalkes stood up for Bertha Meyer at her second marriage to Fred Wenzel.
    Person ID I54  Fausack
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2000 

    Father MEIER, Julius,   b. 1860, Osmoliniec, Konin, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother POLINSKI, Julianne (Julia),   b. 24 Feb 1865, Zabieniec, Kutno, Lodzkie, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944, Trebschen, Kreis Zulichau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1882 (12 Feb 1882)  Kutno, Lodzkiego, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GÜNTHER, Bertha,   b. 30 Apr 1894, Teodorow, Russian Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1954, Chicago, Cook Co. IL USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 09 Apr 1914  Ellis Island, New York NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MEYER, Alfred,   b. Sep 1915, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1916, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. MEYERS, Edmund Harold,   b. 28 Oct 1916, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1930  (Age 13 years)
     3. MEYER, William Friedrich,   b. 06 Jan 1918, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 2005, Ellendale, Dickey Co. ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. MEYER, Hattie Adele,   b. 27 Feb 1919, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1995, Las Vegas, Clark Co. NV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. MEYER, Herbert Harold,   b. 15 Oct 1924, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1998, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. MEYER, (Unnamed Twin Boy),   b. 26 Aug 1925, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1925, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. MEYER, (Unnamed Twin Girl),   b. 26 Aug 1925, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1925, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. MEYER, Freda Lorraine,   b. 12 May 1933, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1933, Fullerton ND USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2003 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - SS Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen - 01 Apr 1914 - New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 09 Apr 1914 - Ellis Island, New York NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - 5' 11"; 160 lb; grey hair; blue eyes - 1922 - Fullerton ND USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915-1925 - Fullerton ND USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - Yorktown Township, Dickey Co. ND USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - Certificate 4490210 - 24 May 1939 - Ellendale, Dickey Co. ND USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1942 - Baroda, Berrien Co. MI USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Stevensville, Berrien Co. MI USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Meyer, Eduard and Bertha nee Günther, c1940
    Meyer, Eduard and Bertha nee Günther, c1940
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    Meyer, Eduard, c1939
    Meyer, Eduard, c1939
    Photo taken on the Caldwell Ranch property which the family rented and farmed.
    Meyer, Eduard and Bertha nee Günther, c1940
    Meyer, Eduard and Bertha nee Günther, c1940
    Meyer, Eduard, c 1942
    Meyer, Eduard, c 1942
    Photo believed to have been taken in New Germany MN after Eduard and Bertha retired from farming and were in the process of moving from ND to MI. They were visiting the second man from the left, believed to be Rev. John Meyer (no known relation to Eduard), who had been the pastor of the Monango and Merricourt Lutheran churches in Dickey Co. ND, and who had moved to New Germnay MN in July 1942. Rev. Meyer traveled to Stevensville MI to preach the funeral sermon for Eduard Meyer in Dec 1942.
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    Meyer, Eduard and Berths with son Herbert, 1940
    Meyer, Eduard and Berths with son Herbert, 1940
    Meyer, Eduard; 1921 ca; with wife Bertha nee Gunther and children Edmund, William, and Hattie
    Meyer, Eduard; 1921 ca; with wife Bertha nee Gunther and children Edmund, William, and Hattie

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Meyer, Eduard, 1942, remembrance card
    Meyer, Eduard, 1942, remembrance card
    Meyer, Eduard, 1942, death certificate
    Meyer, Eduard, 1942, death certificate
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    Meyer, Edward; 1939; Petition for Naturalization
    Meyer, Edward; 1939; Petition for Naturalization
    Meyer, Edward; 1922; Declaration of Intention
    Meyer, Edward; 1922; Declaration of Intention
    Meyer, Julianne; 1922; Ellis island entry record
    Meyer, Julianne; 1922; Ellis island entry record
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    Meier, Edward and Julianna Günther; 1914; Ellis Island entry record
    Meier, Edward and Julianna Günther; 1914; Ellis Island entry record
    Eduard and Bertha arrived together in New York 1 April 1914 on the S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II from Bremen; the vessel sailed on 24 March 1914. Eduard was 30 years old at the time. Both listed nearest relative in Europe as Julia Meier of Moorschutz, Germany and Carl Gunther of Moorschutz, Germany (now Mroczen, Poland, about 6km south of Kepno). Both showed name and address of US contact as an acquaintance Josef Wehr(?), Alden NY. Both showed birthplace as Moorschutz, Russia. Both Eduard and Bertha were subject to a "Special Inquiry", the nature of which is not known. Reportedly, because of Bertha's age she was not going to be allowed entry, so Edward and Bertha married at Ellis Island.

    Headstones
    Meyer, Eduard (1884-1942) and Bertha nee Günther (1894-1954)
    Meyer, Eduard (1884-1942) and Bertha nee Günther (1894-1954)