Biography of Frederick William Meyer


Meyer, Frederick William, Torawanda, was born in Posen, Germany, October 17, 1860, an only child of Jacob and Laura Meyer, his mother dying when he was six weeks old. His father was a weaver by trade, but followed the business of contracting, a portion of his contracts being the cutting of many fields of grain, sometimes employing 300 men. He died when forty-two years of age. Frederick William received a common school education in his native place and then learned the miller's trade. In 1883 he came to America, coming direct to Buffalo and arrived there with but a few dollars in his pocket. He immediately sought employment and three days later went to Williamsville, where he found employment on a farm, remaining there three years. He then came to Tonawanda, where he engaged as third miller with the Tonawanda Roller Mill Co., in whose employ he has remained up to the present time. By his strict integrity and careful attention in looking after the welfare of his employer's business he has been rewarded by receiving promotions which place him now as head miller. He resides in the village of Tonawanda. His wife was Caroline Roth, a native of Buffalo, and daughter of Peter and Mary (Kuhns) Roth. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have two children: Arthur and Evelyn. In politics Mr. Meyer is a Republican; he is a member of the Foresters, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church.

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