An Illustrated History of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties, Interstate Publishing Co., Chicago, IL., 1904
ERNEST THEODORE SANDMEYER is a successful farmer, living three miles and a half southeast of Ellensburg, Washington. He was born in Basel, Switzerland, March 5, 1874, and is the son of John H. Sandmeyer, also a native of that country, and a descendant of a family compelled to flee from Germany to Switzerland at the beginning of last century, for the sake of liberty and freedom of thought. The elder Sandmeyer invented the machine which is used for stamping out watch cases, for which he has a patent in the United States. He was a watch-maker and patented a number of other inventions, which the family now own. The mother of Ernest T. was Mary (Tschudy) Saudmeyer, a native of Switzerland.
Mr. Sandmeyer received his education in the public schools of Switzerland, which included a two years' course in a high school. He sailed from Havre, France, in August, 1887, and landed at New York, proceeding thence to Columbus, Nebraska, where he joined his uncle. There he engaged in farming until 1893, when he moved to The Dalles, Oregon and made investments in the sheep business. Two years later he moved to his present home, the â€œLowdenâ€ place.
Mr. Sandmeyer's brothers and sisters are Mary, now Mrs. Graber, of Basel, Switzerland Matilda, now Mrs. J. O'Neil, of Chicago; Max, an electrical engineer in Chicago; Henry, a student at the Chicago university ; Arthur, a machinist, and Olga, a student, both residents of Chicago. He was married in Prineville, Oregon, July 16, 1899, to Miss Emma Yaisli, who was born near Columbus, Nebraska, September 11, 1878. Her father, John Yaisli, was born in Switzerland, of aristocratic parentage, and moved to Nebraska, there to engage in farming. The mother, Mary (Rickli) Yaisli, was also a native of Switzerland. Mrs. Sandmeyer's brothers and sisters are Ida, now Mrs. F. Souers, of Akron, Ohio; John, Otto, and Lena, now Mrs. Jacob Kesser; Peter and Benjamin, both sheep raisers. All of them reside in Oregon. Mrs. Kesser lives at Antelope, and the others at Cross Keys. Mr. and Mrs. Sandmeyer have two daughters and one son: Nellie Mary, born August 21, 1900; Isabella, born December 1, 1901, and Theodore Otto, born August 20, 1903. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sandmeyer are members of the Dutch Reformed church. They have a neat home, and a well tilled farm, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres of fertile land which is all under irrigation. The place is peculiarly well adapted to the growing of hay. The farm buildings are commodious and convenient. Property interests, good character, and industry have given to Mr. and Mrs. Sandmeyer a standing creditable in any community.
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