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The Family of Hiram Meister & Mattie Leamer

1850 census Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA Page before is stamped 243 and also stamped 122.
Household 433/473 Census taken October 17, 1850.
George Meister, age 32, farmer, b. Germany
Mary, age 31, b. Germany
Catherine, age 12, b. PA
Christine, age 10, b. PA
Margaret, age 8, b. PA
John, age 5, b. PA
Hiram, age 3, b. PA
Mary, age 2, b. PA

Moved from Franklin Co., PA to Carroll Co., IL sometime between 1854 to 1858

1860 Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., IL, page 230 July 23, 1860
Household #1717/1586
George Meister, age 45, farmer, b. Darmstadt
Mary, age 44, b. Darmstadt
Hiram, age 14, b. PA
Ann M., age 11, b. PA
George, age 9, b. PA
Daniel, age 7, b. PA
Sarah E., age 2, b. IL

1870 census Grant Twp, Caldwell Co., MO, page 115
Hiram Meister, age 22, b.PA, farmer
Living in household of John & Sarah Bosserman and family. Hiram, John & Sarah all listed as born Pennsylvania.

IGI Record
Hiram A. MEISTER Sex: M
Marriage(s):Spouse: Mattie LAMER Marriage: 8 Jan 1872 Caldwell', 'Missouri
Batch number: M514691

Came to Nebraska in 1877.

1880 United States Census Plymouth, Jefferson, Nebraska Page Number 579A
Hiram MEISTERS Self M Male W 33 IL Farmer IL ...
Mattie MEISTERS Wife M Female W 28 IA Keeping House PA PA
Oscar MEISTERS Son S Male W 12 IA IL IA
Beatrice MEISTERS Dau S Female W 6 MO IL ...

Business Directory and Farmer list for 1890-1891.
Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block 1890
Meister H A DeWitt

1900 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
H.A. Mister, head, age 53, md 27 yrs, PA/Germany/Germany, farmer
Martha, wife, age 48, md 27 yrs, 2 birth, 2 surviving, IA/PA/MD
Beatrice Weibel, daughter, age 26, widowed, 1 birth, 1 surviving, MO/PA/IA
Beatrice Aileen Weibel, granddaughter, age 4, NE/IL/MO

1910 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
Hiram A. Mister, head, age 63, md 38 yrs, PA/Germany/Germany, farmer
Mattie, wife, age 58, md 38 yrs, 2 birth, 2 surviving, IA/PA/PA
Aileen Weibel, granddaughter, age 14, NE/IL/MO

1920 census DeWitt, Saline Co., NE
Hirum Meister, head, age 73, PA/Germany/Germany, laborer for Produce Exchange
Mattie, wife, age 68, IA/England/MD
On same page is Aileen Weibel Nicholas with husband George & daughters Lotus & Ruth.

1930 census DeWitt, Saline co., NE
Hiram A. Meister, head, age 83, age at first marriage - 23, PA/Germany/Germany, no occupatioin
Martha M., wife, age 78, age at first marriage - 23, IA/France/PA

Death Certificate of Hiram Augustus Meister who died January 6, 1931 in DeWitt, Saline Co., NE. He was 84 years old. Cause of death was given as Myocardial exhaustion and it was also notes that he had senility. Hiram's occupation given as Retired Farmer. His date of birth is given as June 22, 1846. His parents are given as George Meister and unknown, both born in Germany. Informant for personal information was his daughter Beatrice Pfeifer.

Hiram & wife Mattie both died in January 1931, 9 days apart.

H.A. Meister Obituary: Funeral services for Mr. H. A. Meister were conducted from the Methodist Church Friday afternoon, January 9. Rev. R. A. Kreps assisted by Rev. A. O. Hinson was in charge. A male quartet composed of Carson Wolfe, O. W. Weibel, Jules Steele, and R. J. Danley sang. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Geo. Nicholas, W. W. Barmby, Bert Dunn, Fred Schmale, Geo. Bent, Wm. F. Schuerman. Internment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.
Hiram A. Meister was born in Pennsylvania on June 22, 1846, and passed peacefully from this life at his home in DeWitt on January 6, 1931, aged 84 years, six months and fifteen days.
After living for a time in Illinois, Mr. Meister came to Missouri as a young man. On January 8, 1872, at Kingston, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mattie Leamer, their life together lacking but two days of fifty nine years.
To this union one daughter was born. This daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Pfeifer, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Kessler of Mt. Carol, Illinois and his widowed life companion are left with countless friends to mourn his passing.
Mr. Meister and his family came to Jefferson County, Nebraska in 1877. Nine years later they moved to a farm near DeWitt where they resided until 1908 when they moved to their present home in DeWitt.
Mr. Meister's was an unusually industrious nature and even after his years had passed the four score mark he was never so content as when engaged in some useful task. He was a devout Christian who fully believed and fervently practiced in his life the teachings of God. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church and, until failing health prevented, he was a regular attendant at every service. His last conscious hours were spent in communion with his God and he closed his eyes in eternal sleep as he had lived, unafraid and with unfaltering faith in the Saviour he had loved and served.

MRS H. A. MEISTER FUNERAL SUNDAY - Services Conducted from M. E. Church: Funeral services for Mrs. H. A. Meister were conducted from the Methodist church with Rev. Kreps in charge. The same quartet sang the same songs as were sung at the funeral of her husband the week before.
The pallbearers were also the same who had borne Mr. Meister's earthly remains to their last resting place.
The following obituary was read:
Mattie M. Leamer, daughter of Jacob & Rebeccah Leamer, was born near Vinton, Iowa, July 2, 1851, and departed this life at her home in DeWitt on January 15, 1931, aged seventy nine years, six months, and thirteen days.
The early years of her life were spent near her birthplace, after which she went to Missouri to make her home with an older sister and to teach in the public schools. There she met and on January 8, 1872, was married to Hiram A. Meister, a happy union which was destined to continue for almost fifty nine years. One daughter, now Mrs. Beatrice Pfeifer of DeWitt, was born to them. This daughter, with the son of a former marriage Oscar Potter of Chamberlain, South Dakota, one brother, Joseph Leamer of Missouri, seventeen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a host of friends are left to mourn her loss.
Mr. & Mrs. Meister lived in and near DeWitt for more than forty five years, and their industry, their religious and family life and their devotion to each other were sources of inspiration to the community. Thru-out the weeks her husband was bed-fast during his final illness, Mrs. Meister was in almost constant attendance at his bedside. Stricken with pneumonia the day following the death of her helpmate, her vitality weakened by the long vigil and by the shock occasioned by his loss, she was unable to overcome the effects of the disease. Despite untiring care and unceasing effort to bring about her recovery, she slipped quietly away to join the companion from whom she had been so briefly parted.
A constant plea offered in the family prayer with which Mr. and Mrs. Meister began each day was that when God in His wisdom should call one, the other might also be taken. Their petition has been answered and after a separation of but a few days.

Martin-Ellis Family
Entries: 1893 Updated: Thu May 2 18:18:45 2002 Contact: Gretchen Ellis Martin
ID: I99651944
Name: Hiram A. MEISTER
Given Name: Hiram A.
Surname: Meister
Sex: M
Birth: 22 Jun 1846 in Franklin Co. Pennsylvania
Death: 6 Jan 1931 in DeWitt,Iowa
Residence: From Illinois To Polo,Missouri To DeWitt,IA
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Change Date: 8 Mar 2002
BIOGRAPHY: Came to Missouri as a young man from Mt. Carroll, IL.
He and his family came to Jefferson County, Nebraska in industrious man. Nine years later they moved to a farm near DeWitt where they resided til 1908, then moved to final home in DeWitt.
RELIGION: Methodist Episcopal. A religious man.
DEATH: 84 yrs 6 mo 15 days
BURIAL: Pall bearers: Geo. Nicholas, W.W. Barmby, Bert Dunn, Fred Schmale, Geo. Bent & Wm. F.Schuerman. Oak Grove Cemetery.
Father: George William MEISTER b: 29 Sep 1818 in Hessen Darmstadt,Germany
Mother: Anna Maria GERMAN b: 21 Jan 1820 in Hesse Darmstadt,Germany
Marriage 1 Matilda or Mattie M. LEAMER b: 2 Jul 1851 in Vinton,Iowa
Married: 8 Jan 1872 in Kingston,Missouri
Beatrice MEISTER