Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.98 (s.c.)

Title: Samuel Meyer fonds

Dates of creation: 1818, 1982

Physical description: 1 sheet (23x35 cm.) of textual records

Biographical sketch: Samuel Meyer (4 Mar 1767-22 Aug 1844) was the son of Rev. Jacob Meyer and Barbara Dirstein. He was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. On 5 Nov 1789 he married Anna Bechtel; they had eight children. Meyer was a promoter of the emigration of some Mennonites to Canada in 1800. He settled at "The Twenty" on land purchased from William Wiers. Meyer served as a school teacher in "The Twenty" for many years, though he never attended an English-language school. After his first wife died in 1832, he married Katharine Bechtel on 11 Oct 1836.

Custodial history: Donated by E. Reginald Good to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario ca. 1982.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of a letter (and transcription into modern German) of a letter from Meyer to Pennsylvania on Oct. 22, 1818.

Notes: For more information see the article on Meyer in A.J. Fretz, A genealogical record of the descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer and other pioneers, ... (Harleysville, Pa. : News Printing House, 1896), 100-102.

Original archival description created 1982 by Sam Steiner.


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