George Meyer, merchant, Communia, was born in Germany, Nov. 23, 1841. He came with his parents, R. E. and Katrina Meyer, nee Rankin, to the United States in 1853. They resided in Toledo, O., three years, then came to Clayton County, and settled on a farm in Cox Creek Township. The father died here in 1863. George followed farming until 1867, when he embarked in the mercantile business, which he has successfully followed since. He was married on Feb. 6, 1878, to Mrs. Mary Craft, a daughter of Joseph and Christina Venus, and the widow of Edward Craft, by whom she had one childóAmelia, born Aug. 30, 1864. Her parents were natives of Germany, and emigrated to the United States and were married here. Joseph died in February, 1880; his wife on Aug. 6, 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have had six childrenóJoseph, born Oct. 1, 1867; Augusta, Aug. 14, 1869; Louis (deceased), born June 7, 1871; Max, July 28, 1874; Louisa, March 23, 1877, and Edward, Dec. 6, 1879. The subject of this memoir enlisted in 1864, in Company F, Fourth Iowa Infantry, and served one year. He participated in several engagements, and was honorably discharged at Davenport, Ia., in 1865.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 749
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