1860 - Yes, date unknown
||F. J. Lewis Meyer |
||, Ontario, Canada [1, 2]
||Lewis Meyer |
||Louis Meyer |
||Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|Eby ID Number
||Yes, date unknown
||26 Nov 2023 |
||Rev. Frederick F. Meyer, b. 1838, , Alsace Lorraine, France , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Mary Foerster, b. 1840, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||6 Mar 1860
||, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [2, 3]
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- F. J. Lewis Meyer, one of the foremost attorneys of South Bend, Ind., is a son of Rev. F. F. Meyer, who was born in Alsace. Lorraine, France (now Germany), and when sixteen years of age emigrated to Canada, and for eleven years there-after was a school teacher in the Dominion, in the following of which calling he won an excellent reputation. About 1870, while living in Canada, he entered the ministry of the Evangelical Association, and about five years later came to the United States and settled in Michigan, and at a still later period in South Bend, in which place he pursued his ministerial duties for three years. He is now located in South Dakota, where he is secretary and treasurer of the Farmers' State Alliance, prior to which he efficiently filled two terms as county superintendent of schools. When in Canada he was married to Mary Foerster, a native of that country and a good old-fashioned family of fifteen children was given to them, of whom F. J. Lewis Meyer is the eldest. All the members of this large family are living: F. J. Lewis; Jacob; George, a foreman for Studebaker Bros.; Sophia, wife of C. M. K. Haeske, superintendent of the wagon department of Studebaker Bros. ; Mary; Lena; Moses; Daniel; Joseph; Bertha; Mattie; John; Fred; Edward and Charles. F. J. Lewis Meyer, together with John A. Berers, principal of the Mishawaka schools, and George A. Powles, now of Chicago, were the founders of the South Bend Normal School, an institution that has become widely and favorably known.
Mr. Meyer was born in Canada in 1860, and in the common schools of Michigan he received a good education. In 1880 he came to South Bend from the Wolverine State, and for a number of years thereafter taught school and, like his father before him, won a good reputation as an educator. From 1886 to 1888 he was principal of the Lafayette School. After choosing law as his life work, he took a course in the Union College of Law at Chicago, and at the time of his graduation he took the first prize for the best thesis on any legal subject He was admitted to the bar in 1890, and his first case involved $3,000 and was before the Michigan Supreme Court. He won the suit against the Hon. A. N. Van Riper as attorney, a man of high standing, who just before was attorney general of Michigan. Mr. Meyer speaks German and consequently has a good practice among the German population of St. Joseph county. Although engaged in the practice of law he still holds a State license. He is attorney for the St. Joseph County Loan & Savings Association, and is also treasurer of the Workingmen's Building & Loan Association. He has always been a stanch Republican, and on that ticket ran for the position of mayor of South Bend in 1890, but was defeated. In 1884 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary L. Rough, of Michigan, by whom he is the father of one son and two daughters: Edwin, Ivy and Louis. He has a very attractive home on the corner of Navarre street and Portage avenue, and he and his intelligent and amiable wife are members in good standing of the German Meth- odist Episcopal Church. Socially he belongs to the I. O. O. F. He is a man who occupies a high position in the estimation of the public and is deservedly classed among the eminent attorneys of the county.
Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Indiana, together with biographies of many prominent men of northern Indiana and of the whole state, both living and dead (1893)
- [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div 4, Page 53.
- [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 12 Page 76.
- [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
Frederick F. Meyer, 23, res. Wellesley, b. Germany, son of Jacob and Sophia (Fischer), married 6 Mar 1860 Mary Forster, 18, res. Wellesley, b. Waterloo, daughter of Ludwig and Mary (Zugler)