Waterloo Region Generations
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Alexander Mayer

Male 1823 - 1875  (52 years)


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  • Name Alexander Mayer 
    Born 21 Nov 1823  , Alsace Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Rsrch. Note
    • Description: Alexander Mayer was my 2nd Great Grandfather. Alexander was born Nov. 21, 1823. To date I have not found a definitive birthplace. I have sought Alexander's birthplace for severals decades. Anecdotal sources have stated birthplaces of Germany, Bavaria, Alsace-Lorraine, Upper Alsace, Switzerland and several more. Appreciating Alex's emigration to Canada, and his personal and familial associations in his new found home, it is most likely Alex came from the greater geographical areas of present day Saarbr├╝cken, Germany, to Freiburg, Germany to Basel, Switzerland to Metz, France. My best lead thus far, shows that Alexander may have been from Emmendingen Germany.
      Alex spoke Hochdeutsch or one of the many aberrant Schweizerdeutsch dialects. His children and grandchildren spoke a similar dialect, and were essentially unable to verbally communicate with other greater Mayer family members speaking Plattdeutsch. My Mayer Family Tree shows Alex's parents as Alexis Mayer & Genefa (Geneva) Fogelbacher (Vogelbacher). I also show Alex had a sister of Theresa (married to an H. Nunn), and also a second sister who was a Catholic Nun. Documentation for my Mayer Family Tree was derived from a hardcopy Mayer Family Tree prepared during the period from about 1950 through 1978, by Alexander's granddaughters, Rose Mary Mayer (Sister Rose Angela, IHM b. 1893, d. 1977) and Hilda W. Mayer (Sister Mary Rosary, IHM, b.1901, d. 1986). Alex's granddaughters (my Great Aunts) were meticulous folk, and thus I have found almost no errors in their tree which covers the Mayer, Heimler, Fleischman, Lienhart, and Schirmer families from the late 1700's until about 1950.

      Alexander married Susannah Heimler (b 7/21/1838, d.3/21/1909). Both Alexander & Susannah are buried in St. Agatha Cemetery, Wellesley ONT CA, Sec. D, No. 44) Alexander died when he fell off of a roof, and broke his neck. Alex and Susannah's first child was John H. Mayer (Johannes) born in 1858. John H. is my Great Grandfather, and like his father, and his brother Peter, was a tinsmith. John H. later moved to Detroit MI USA. Any and all leads on the origins of Alexander Mayer are sought and appreciated.


      Robert W Mayer
      silviculture@gmail. com
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tinsmith 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    RC 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-225830 
    Died 29 Dec 1875  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried St. Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I225830  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Susannah Heimler,   b. 21 Jul 1838, , Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1909, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. John H. Mayer,   b. 23 Jan 1858, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1940, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Peter Mayer,   b. 31 Jan 1862, Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1921, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Maria "Mary" Mayer,   b. 30 Sep 1862, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1934, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Barbara Mayer,   b. 13 Jun 1864, Wellesley Village, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Catherine "Katie" Mayer,   b. 11 Jan 1868, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1916, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     6. Josephine Mayer,   b. 19 Apr 1871, Schmidtville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1933, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. Susanna Mayer,   b. 20 Nov 1871, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1939, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F222194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1823 - , Alsace Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - RC - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1875 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Agatha Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Agatha, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 4, Pg. 2.

    2. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 44.