The Family of Johann Meyers and Margaretha Elisabetha Faulring


Second Generation


Baptism Record
Baptism Record Margaretha Elisabetha Faulring

Margaretha Elisabetha Faulring was born in Moggenbrunn, Saxony Coburg-Gotha on March 3, 18331, the daughter of Johann Friedrich Faulring and Anna Margaretha Zapf.  She received her early education and training there and undoubtedly worked with her mother on the family farm.  In June of 18525, Elisabetha left Moggenbrunn with her older brother, Johann Peter and emigrated to America.  They sailed for America from the port of Bremen aboard the ship Richard Anderson.  After a 50 day voyage, they arrived in New York on August 11, and likely traveled to Western New York by steam boat to Albany and railroad to Buffalo.  They apparently located somewhere in the Boston Valley, either in the Town on Boston or the Town of Concord.  For more details see Their Journey to America.

It was in Concord that Elizabeth met and married John Meyers.  Presumably this occurred shortly after her arrival, as their first child was born some time in 185333.  John Meyers was born in Bavaria in about 183134, where he completed an apprenticeship as a moulder.  After completing his mandatary military service, he emigrated to Canada where the was employed as a moulder in a foundry in southern Ontario.  Assisted by a benefactor, Conrad Flaehl, of Buffalo, John established contact with older members of his family who had emigrated earlier and settled in the Boston Valley35.  There he met and married Elizabeth Faulring35.  Following their marriage, John and Elizabeth settled in the Town of Concord, where he worked a farm near that of Elizabeth's parents33.  Two of the their children were born on this farm. 

Shortly after 1855, John and Elizabeth moved to Ontario, Canada35, where three of their children were born.  Shortly after the birth of their son Fred, John volunteered for the Northern Army in the Civil War35.  John served for 9 months in the 187th New York Infantry out of Buffalo, New York.  He was wounded in the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia in February 186535.  It is likely John and his family moved to Buffalo, New York, prior to his service.  The 1865 New York Census shows them living in Buffalo's 5th Ward81.

After the Civil War, John recieved a pension for his service and decided to take up farming35.  The family moved to Riceville in the Town of Ashford, Cattauraugus County, New York, where he worked a 50 acre farm35.  However, when Elizabeth died in 1886, John returned to urban life in Buffalo, where he died on December 15, 188735, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Shortly before his death, John married a second time to Catherine Baumer38.

The family of John and Elizabeth Meyers consisted of:

Third Generation


i. Barbara Meyers Barbara was born about 185333, and she died in 1937.  Barbara married John W. Klein.
ii. Christopher Meyers Christopher was born about 185433, and he on died before 187036.
iii. George W. Meyers George was born on February 8, 185678, and he on died December 1, 193578.  George married Margaretha Wurst.
iv. Louise Meyers Louise was born in July 29, 185778, and she died on November 7, 193737.  Louise married Jacob Wurst.
v. Fred C. Meyers Fred was born about 186439.  Fred married (1) Jennie Neff and (2) Mary Louise Marble.
vi. Christina Meyers Christina was born in 186578, and she died in 194578.  Christina married Frank Whitmer.
vii. Conrad C. Meyer Conrad was born in 186878, and he died on November 24, 193178,82.  Conrad married Alpha Mathewson.
viii. John George Meyers John was born in September 187340, and he died in 1943.  John married Helen Mable Sherman.

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