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Joseph Meyer

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Joseph Meyer

Posted: 10 Jan 2002 4:30PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Meyer, Nix
From Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901, pages 551-552

The enterprising farmer for whom this article is written was born November 22, 1848, in Elk county, Pennsylvania. The first six years of his life were spent on his father's farm in the above named county, after which the family moved to the county of Erie, where they lived until the subject reached the age eighteen. He then accompanied his parents to Whitley county, Indiana, working for his father until the latter's death, after which he took charge of the home farm and continued its cultivation upon his own responsibility. He was thus engaged until his marriage, February 11, 1879, to Miss Elizabeth Nix, when he leased the homestead and made it his place of residence until his removal in 1892 to the county of Huntington.

On coming to this county, Mr. Meyer purchased one hundred acres of land in Clear Creek township, and has since lived on the same, adding many substantial improvements and making it in every respect a first class, up-to-date farm. He had made a careful study of the science of agriculture, and has been rewarded by having his efforts in that direction crowned with the most encouraging success. His place is a model of neatness in nearly every respect, and his improvements of all kinds rank with the best in the township, and bespeak for the proprieter a man of taste, who believes in the dignity of the farmer's vocation. He has under cultivation eighty acres, and does general farming, also paying some attention to stock-raising, in which he has realized handsome financial returns.

Mr. and Mrs. Meyer were reared in the Catholic faith, and have always remained true to the mother church. They are well known and highly respected people, endearing themselves to their friends and neighbors by many kindly acts and words of encouragement, and all who have the pleasure of their acquaintance speak of them in highest terms of praise. Their home has been brightened by the presence of nine children, namely: Rose, Edward, Romey, Minnie, Johnny, Benjamin, Frederick, Carl and Rudolph.

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