Meyer,  George

Meyer, George

Male 1782 - 1854  (71 years)

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  • Name Meyer, George  [1
    Born 25 Mar 1782  Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Church Old German Reformed Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer and miller 
    Died 01 Jan 1854  Aaronsburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Aaronsburg Reformed Cemetery, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I556  Kreider Moyer
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 

    Father Meyer, Christopher,   b. 20 Oct 1736, Millbach, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1801, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Schaeffer, Anna Maria,   b. 19 Feb 1744, Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1823, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Meyer, Catharine,   b. 02 Dec 1788, Millbach, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1858, Aaronsburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Meyer, George,   b. 13 Jan 1806, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1853, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     2. Meyer, John,   b. 30 Dec 1806, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1878, Aaronsburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     3. Meyer, Catharine,   b. 23 Jan 1808, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1872, Coburn, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     4. Meyer, Henry,   b. 27 Jul 1809, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1877, Aaronsburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Meyer, Mary,   b. 1812, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Coburn, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Meyer, Philip,   b. 25 Mar 1819, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1896, Coburn, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     7. Meyer, Jacob,   b. 16 Oct 1824, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1897, Aaronsburg, Centre County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 
    Family ID F267  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1782 - Campbelltown, Lebanon County, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Jan 1854 - Aaronsburg, Centre County, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aaronsburg Reformed Cemetery, Centre County, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Genealogy of the Meyer Family by Henry Meyer 1890 pdf
    Genealogy of the Meyer Family by Henry Meyer 1890 pdf
    https://archive.org/details/genealogyofmeyer00byumeye
    Aaronsburg Reformed Cemetery Centre County PA headstone photos.pdf
    Aaronsburg Reformed Cemetery Centre County PA headstone photos.pdf
    Philip Kreider and Leah Bowman Kreider, grandparents of Henry Royer Kreider (Senior) and other relatives of Henry and Mary Elizabeth are buried in Aaronsburg.

    Headstones
    Meyer, George (1782-1854) husband of Catharine Meyer (1788-1858)
    Meyer, George (1782-1854) husband of Catharine Meyer (1788-1858)
    Aaronsburg Reformed Cemetery, Centre County, PA
    Meyer, Catherine Meyer (1788-1858) wife of George Meyer (1782-1854)
    Meyer, Catherine Meyer (1788-1858) wife of George Meyer (1782-1854)
    Aaronsburg Reformed Cemetery, Centre County, PA

  • Notes 
    • From The Meyer Family Tree compiled by John D. Meyer, Tyrone, PA, October, 1937,
      In 1827 with his family moved to Center Co., PA purchasing a farm and mill site on Pine Creek one mile east of Coburn where he erected a grist mill. He was an accomplished singer. He was especially fond of the chase and his home was always headquarters for the hunters during the season.

      from The Genealogy of the Meyer Family by Henry Meyer, 1890.
      George (son of Christopher, son of Gr. Meyer), was the youngest son of his father's family, and was born at Campbellstown, Lebanon Co., Pa., March 25. 1782. He came into Pennsvalley in 1827 locating on Pine creek, south of Aaronsburg, Pa., where he purchased a farm and a mill site on which a grist mill was erected. George was a man of stout physical frame and great strength, but was inferior in that respect to his giant brothers Henry, John and Michael. Elsewhere mention is made of his accomplishments as a singer. He was inordinately fond of the chase and often in company with his brother Jacob and his cousin Henry (grandfather) and others, indulged in this exhilarating pastime. His place was a recognized Head-quarters for the sporting fraternity of the neighborhood, and among those who frequently visited there, were the famous hunters of that period, the Roush brothers. George was married to his cousin, John Jacob Meyer's daughter Catharine of Pine Creek, near Jersey Shore. Pa. See page 52. She was a woman of small stature ; she was of a very kind, benevolent disposition and was greatly esteemed by her friends and neighbors for her many noble qualities. She was born Dec. 2, 1788; died Mar. 13. 1858. George, her husband, died Jan. 1, 1854; both are buried in the German Reformed cemetery at Aaronsburg, Pa. I remember accompanying my parents on a visit to the aged couple about the year 1845, and have still a faint recollection of their physical appearance. George is the only representative of his generation (second from the Germany Meyer) that I ever saw. There were seven children, five sons and two daughters.

      The descendants of Christopher, subject of this sketch, were nearly all fine singers; many of them have been, from generation to generation, instructors in music both vocal and instrumental, and have been leaders of choirs in the churches of the neighborhoods in which they resided. Honorable Jacob G. Meyer furnishes the following scrap of history illustrating this fact, which may appropriately be inserted here: - George Meyer, youngest son of Christopher and father of Hon. Jacob G., led singing in the Reformed Church, Campbellstown, Pa., from the time he was sixteen years of age (born March 25, 1782) until 1827 when he removed to Pine Creek, south of Aaronsburg, Pa. His nephew Henry Meyer, son of Michael, then conducted singing at Campbellstown until his death in 1873, and his sons now lead the choir in the same church. After George came into Pennsvalley in 1827 he conducted singing in the Reformed Church at Aaronsburg, until about the year 1832, when George, his son, took his place until 1840; then Hon. Jacob G., another son, took charge of the choir until about the year 1878, when he was succeeded by his son William T. Henry Meyer, Christopher's oldest son, moved into Pennsvalley, near Boalsburg, Pa., in 1823, and became the leader of the choir in the Reformed Church there, assisted by his sons Henry, Philip, Jacob and Joseph, continuing in that capacity until his decease in 1844. At present "big" Henry's sons Philip, Henry, Calvin and Jacob lead singing in the same church. Christopher Meyer, son of the subject of this sketch, settled at Freeburg, Pa., in 1800; he led singing in the church there for twenty years and his sons and grandsons ever since. His son Frederick C. is the founder and Director of the Musical College, Freeburg, an institution which has achieved merited popularity in central Pennsylvania. The Meyers of Freeburg are widely celebrated as musicians and through their zeal and efficiency in this noble profession their town has acquired a reputation as a musical centre.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Meyer Family Tree compiled by John D. Meyer, Tyrone, PA, October 1937.

    2. [S2] Genealogy of the Meyer Family, Meyer, Henry, (Name: 1890;).

    3. [S29] Headstone.