NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Mayers are of French origin, and their forebears on this side of the ocean were early settlers in the Province of Quebec.
(I) Louis Mayer, a native of St. Anne, Province of Quebec, married Esther Gratton, and was presumably a lifelong resident of that town.
Moe, Roderick, Louis, Hubert, Hormasdas, Joseph, Alphonse, Matilda.
(II) Hormasdas, fifth child of Louis and Esther (Gratton) Mayer, was born in St. Anne, Oct. 21, 1856. He resided for a time in St. Jerome, Province of Quebec, whence he removed to Port Henry, Essex county, N.Y., and becoming a naturalized American citizen, he allied himself with the Republican party, taking a lively interest in the political as well as the industrial affairs of that town.
He married in St. Jerome, Jan. 7, 1875, Augusta, born in St. Anne, Sept. 25, 1869, daughter of George and Augusta (LaBelle) Lemoges.
1. Rev. Hormasdas, again referred to.
2. Conrad, born at Port Henry, Jan. 23, 1879; married Hazel, daughter of Isaac Green, and has one son, Kenneth.
(III) Rev. Hormasdas (2) Mayer, eldest son of Hormasdas (1) and Augusta (Lemoges) Mayer, was born in St. Jerome, Province of Quebec, Spet. 13, 1876. Having pursued the preliminary branches of study in the public schools of Fort Henry, he continued his education at the College of L'Assumption and the grand Seminary, Montreal, and from the latter he entered St. Bernard's Seminary, Rochester, N.Y., where his theological studies were completed. After his ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1902, he was assigned to St. Mary's Church, Clayton, N.Y., as assistant pastor, remaining there for three years. In 1905 he was placed in chage of the Catholic mission at Fine, Edwards, Talcottville and Newbridge, St. Lawrence county, New York, and in 1907 succeeded the Rev. Father Desjardius as pastor of the Roman Catholic church in Harrisville, N.Y. Father Mayer is an able, devout and enthusiastic Christian teacher, thoroughly in earnest in the discharge of his sacred duties, and his entire time is devoted to the preservation and propagation of the faith, which he is so eminently fitted to expound.
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