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Martin Meyer

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 295 - 296

Martin Meyer, one of the leading farmers of Sheboygan County, is a native of Wisconsin, bom in Germantown, Washington County, January 27, 1849. He is a son of Andrew Meyer, whose sketch is given elsewhere in this record. (See sketch of George Meyer.) His father being a farmer, Martin was reared to farm life, and educated in the common schools, both in English and German, being able to read in each. When eight years of age he accompanied his parents to Sheboygan County, which has since been his home. Before he had reached the age of eighteen, Mr. Meyer began to do for himself, working on a farm and in the pineries in northern Wisconsin. He saved his earnings and bought forty acres of land in the town of Plymouth. In 1876 he bought one hundred and twenty acres of land—eighty acres where he lives, on section 30, Plymouth Township, and forty acres of timber in Greenbush Township. He has added to and improved the house, making a comfortable home of it, has built good barns, and in every way is a thrifty, industrious and successful farmer.

March 20, 1873, in the town of Plymouth, occurred the marriage of Mr. Meyer and Eliza, daughter of Ferdinand Braun, one of the honorable pioneers of this county. Mrs. Meyer is a native of Sheboygan County, born May 19, 1854, on the farm now owned by her husband. Of this union six children have been bom: Hattie M.; Gustav W., who died in childhood; Emma L.; Alvin A., who died when four years of age; and Walter and Nora, who are twins, and complete the family. Both husband and wife are members of the German Lutheran Church.

Mr. Meyer is a Republican in his political views, and cast his first Presidential vote for R. B. Hayes. He has been called to fill places of honor and trust by his fellow-townsmen, having served as Treasurer of the town for two years, and one term as Side-Supervisor. Mr. Meyer, who has made nearly all that he has by his own efforts and industry, has a fine farm, with good, substantial buildings thereon. He has lived in the county for some thirty-six years, and is a prosperous farmer, esteemed for his honesty7 and integrity by those who have known him during all these years.

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