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The Family of George Meister & Anna Maria German

1870 Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL page 23, stamped page 155
Household #161/160
George Meister, age 52, farmer, b. Darmstadt
Mary, age 50, b. Darmstadt
George, age 18, b. PA
Daniel, age 16, b. PA
Elizabeth., age 12, b. IL
William, age 10, b. IL

1880 age 20


June 04, 1888 - son Neil born in Gladbrook (Tama Co., ) Iowa
Daughter Grace March 1891 in Iowa
September 12, 1892 - son George born in Gladbrook (Tama Co) Iowa

1900 census Spring Creek Twp., Tama Co., IA
Household #25
Wm. Meister, head, May 1861, age 39, md 13 yrs, IL/Germany/Germany, Barber
Anna, wife, July 1867, age 32, md 13 yrs, 3 births, 3 surviving children, IL/NY/PA
Neal E., daughter (??), June 1888, age 11, IA/IL/IL
Grace E., daughter, March 1891, age 9, IA/IL/IL
George L., son, Sept 1893, age 6, IA/IL/IL

Son William "Billy" born about 1904 in Iowa

1905 state census Gladbrook, Tama Co., Iowa
Wm E Meister
Anna Meister
Neal E Meister
Grace C. Meister
George L. Meister
William T. Meister

1910 census Spring Creek Twp., Tama Co., IA
Household #27
Wm. E. Meister, head, age 47, md 24 yrs, IL/Germany/Germany, Laborer, odd jobs
Anna, wife, age 42, md 24 yrs, 4 births, 4 surviving children, IL/NY/IL
Neal E., son, age 21, IA/IL/IL, barber
Grace C., daughter, age 18, IA/IL/IL
Geo., son, age 17, IA/IL/IL
Willie, son, age 6, IA/IL/IL

1915 state census Gladbrook, Tama Co., Iowa
William E. Meister, age 52, listed as Restaurant Proprietor
Earned $500 in 1914 from his occupation
Has lived 30 years in Iowa
Married, White, can read & write
Parents both born in Germany

1920 census Spring Creek Twp., Tama Co., IA
Household #55/56
William E. Meister, head, age 58, IL/Germany/Germany, Restaurant Proprietor
Anna, wife, age 52, IL/IL/IL, Works in Restaurant
William F., son, age 16, IA/IL/IL
Albert E. Farr, head, age 59, IL/NY/NY, Section hand, Railroad
Lottie K., wife, age 56, IL/England/England, Rocket (?) Store, in home

1920-1930 - William died

1930 census York, DuPage Co., Iowa
George Meister, head, age 37, age at first marriage - 24, IA/PA/IL, Agent, CGW Railroad
Lela, wife, age 37, age at first marriage - 24, WI/NY/Germany
Jeanne, daughter, age 10, IL/IA/WI
Marilyn, daughter, age 5, IL/IA/WI
Anna, mother, age 60, widowed, IL/NY/PA
Earl Smith, Roomer, age 31, IL/IL/IL, Agent, CGW Railroad

Martin-Ellis Family
Entries: 1893 Updated: Thu May 2 18:18:45 2002 Contact: Gretchen Ellis Martin
ID: I99651966
Name: William MEISTER
Given Name: William
Surname: Meister
Sex: M
Birth: 19 May 1861 in Carrol Co.,Illinois
Change Date: 8 Mar 2002
RESIDENCE: Gladbrooke, IA
SOURCE: Leone Mowbray Ellis Lauesen
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 Annie UNKNOWN
Grace MEISTER b: 1892