Friday, August 1, 2008
The Little Men and the Little Women of Meyer Family from Eichdorf und Oldendorf, Nahrendorf
The picture on the left is of the children of Juergen Heinrich Wilhlem Meyer and Maria Dorothea Heins. They came from Oldendorf, Nahrendorf in 1884 on the ship Frisia. They are- front row - Mary and Herman. Second row - William and Anna. You may remember little Henry William was only a baby and did die that same year.
I have wondered, if the names are reversed. I think in the front row that the child on the left looks like Herman. There sure is no telling the girls from the boys. Unless someone else can.???
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The second picture on the right reminds me of the girls in the novel Little Women. So, these are the Meyer Little Women. Front row - Anna, Lilly and Mary. Second row - Emma, Minnie, Louise and Frieda Meyer. She is so sweet. [ Spouse surnames are Bennett, Carter, Nahnsen, Cain or Dean, Stolley, and Nahnsen. Louise died young without marriage.
I wonder why there was not a picture of just the guys?
Wilhelm's brother, Juergen Heinrich Friedrich Meyer emmigrated to America 1869. He did not marry until 1882 at Maquoketa, Iowa.[ I still have not found that marriage online.]