Person:Max Meyer (6)

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Anton Carl Max Meyer
m. AFT 29 Nov 1862
  1. Anton Carl Max Meyer1862 - 1937
  2. Meta Theresa Meyer1865 - 1889
  3. Franz O. Meyer1866 - 1941
  4. Emma MeyerABT 1870 - bet 1872-1880
m. 15 Aug 1888
  1. Blanche Theresa Meyer1892 -
Facts and Events
Name Anton Carl Max Meyer
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Nov 1862 Putbus, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germanyon Isle of Rügen
Education[2][9] bef 1872 Rügen, Pommern, Preußen, Germanyattended military school
Immigration[3] 4 Jun 1872 New York, New York, United Statesaboard ship Louise
Other[4] 1875 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United Statesbegan working in grocery store of Robert Moth
Census[5] 1880 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Occupation[6] 1880 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United StatesGeneral Manager of grocery store
Occupation[4][6] 1882 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United Statespurchased Moth's store
Occupation[6] 1886 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United Statesfounded the Winnetka Building and Loan Association
Marriage 15 Aug 1888 Cook County, Illinois, USAto Elisabeth "Nellie" E. Moth
Census[7] 1900 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Other[14] Mar 1907 California, United Stateswith his mother, visited brother Frank and family
Census[8] 1910 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Census[10] 1920 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Other[9] 1928 Rügen, Pommern, Preußen, Germanymade a return visit
Census[11] 1930 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Death[12][13] 25 Oct 1937 Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States
Burial[12][13] 27 Oct 1937 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesRosehill Cemetery
References
  1. Evangelisches Pfarramt Putbus, in Knott Family Letters, 8 May 2009, Secondary quality.
  2. Ruth Humphrey, in Knott Family email, 18 May 2009, Secondary quality.
  3. Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Database on-line: Ancestry.com, 1857-1858), Primary quality.

    the sailing vessel Louise from Hamburg arrive at New York 4 June 1872 with passengers
    Meyer, Georg, age 37, male, brickmaker, from Germany, to United States, steerage
    , Johanna, 29, female, wife
    Max 7.5, male, son
    Meta, 7.5, female, daughter
    Franz, 6, male, sone
    Emma, 2, female, daughter

  4. 4.0 4.1 150 Years of Winnetka History, in Knott Family websites, Secondary quality.

    1875 - Thirteen year old Max Meyer begins working at the store of Robert Moth.
    1882 - Max Meyer and Frank Gage purchase R. Moth's general store on the northwest corner of Elm Street and Green Bay Road. Shortly after, Meyer becomes the sole owner.

  5. Winetka, Cook, Illinois; FHL#1254202; NA#T9-0202, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Johanna MYER, Head, Widow, Female, White, age 36, born PRUSSIA, Seamstress, both parents b. PRUSSIA
    , Max, Son, Male White, age 17, b. PRUSSIA, At School, both parents b. PRUSSIA
    , Martha, Dau, Female White, age 15, b. PRUSSIA, At School, both parents PRUSSIA
    , Frank, Son, Single, Male White, age 13, b. PRUSSIA, At School, both parents b. PRUSSIA
    Previous Household:
    Robert Moth and family

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Max Meyer: Civic Leader, in Knott Family websites, Secondary quality.

    Moth made [Max] store manager at 18 and sold the store to Meyer and Frank Gage two years later in 1882.
    Meyer’s interests expanded into finance when he founded the Winnetka Building and Loan Association in 1886.

  7. Illinois, Cook, New Trier, Winnetka village, ED 1173, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), HH 98, Fam 101, Primary quality.

    Meyer, Max K., white male, b. Nov 1862, age 37, married 11 years, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, immigrated 1872, naturalized, Banker & Grocer, able to read, write, and speak English, owns house free of mortgage
    , Nellie E., wife, white female, b. April 1857, age 43, married 11 years, two children, one living, b. WI, fa b. ENG, mo b. NY, able to read, write and speak English
    , Blanche T., daughter, white female, b. Sept 1892, age 11, single, b. IL, fa b. Germany, mo b. WI
    Moth, Robert T., father-in-law, white male, b. Dec 1821, age 78, widowed, b. ENG, both parents b. ENG, immigrated 1842, Naturalized, able to read, write, speak English
    Dwyer, Kate, boarder, white female, b. May 1857, age 43, single, b. IL, both parents b. IRE, teacher, able to read, write, speak English
    Gray, Charlotte, servant, white female, b. June 1878, age 22, single, b. English CAN, both parents b. English CAN, immigrated 1891, servant, able to read, write, speak English
    Bacon, [M]attie C. step-aunt, white female, b. Sept. 1835, age 64, single, b. NY, both parents b. NY, able to read, write, speak English
    Ehler Frances, cousin, white female, b. Aug 1832, age 67, widowed, b. NY, both parents b. NY, able to read, write, speak English

  8. Illinois, Cook, New Trier, Winnetka, ED 56, in United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), HH 24, Family 46, Primary quality.

    Meyer, Max K., head, white male, age 48, married once for 20 years, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, immigrated 1872, naturalized, speaks English, bank president in bank, able read and write, owns home free of mortgage
    , Nellie M., wife, white female, age 53, married once for 20 years, one child, living, b. WI, father b. ENG, mo b. NY, speaks English, able to read and write
    , Blanche T., daughter, white female, age 17, single, b. IL, fa b. Germany, mo. b. WI, speaks English, able to read and write, attends school

  9. 9.0 9.1 "Community Mourns at Death of Max K. Meyer, Winnetka Pioneer." Winnetka Talk, 28 Oct 1937, p. 12. Winnetka Historical Society Reference File Max Meyer, Secondary quality.

    In 1928 Max Meyer visited Rügen and the school of his earliest childhood

  10. Illinois, Cook, New Trier, Winnetka, ED 129, in United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), HH 80, Fam 84.

    829 Elm St.,
    Meyer, Max Karl, head, owns free of mortgage, white male, age 56, married, immigrated 1872, Naturalized 1883, able to read and write English, first language German, born Germany, both parents born Germany, able to speak English, President of Bank, self employed
    Hage, Johanna, mother, y4, Divorced, immigrated 1872, Naturalized, able to read and write, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, speaks English
    Gruber [indexed as Guiher], Magdalene, nurse, 25, single, immigrated 1912, Papers, b. Germany, speaks English

  11. Illinois, Cook, New Trier, Winnetka Village, ED 2222, in United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), HH 64, Fam 68.

    455 Chestnut Street,
    Hilpert, Willis S., owns house worth $11,000, owns radio, not a farm, white male, 49 years of age, married, age 28 at time of first marriage, able to read and write, b. IL, both parents b. IL, speaks English, Chemist in industry, wage earner
    , Harriet, wife, white female, age 49, married, age 28 at first marriage, able to read and write, b. IL, fa b. WI, mo b. NY, able to speak English
    , Marion-ab, daughter, white female, 19, single, attended school, able to read and write, b. IL, both parents b. IL, speaks English
    , Frank, son, white male, 15, single, attended school, able to read and write, b. IL, both parents b. IL, speaks English
    Meyer, Max K., uncle, white male, age 67, single, able to read and write, b. Germany, both parents b. Germany, first language Germany, immigrated 1875, Naturalized, speaks English, President of Bank

  12. 12.0 12.1 Illinois Death Certificate #55, in Knott Family Death Certificates, Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, 25 Oct 1937, Primary quality.

    Max Karl Meyer was living 455 Chestnut St., Winnetka, when he died (25 Oct 1937). He had lived there for 10 years, worked as a Bank President, and stopped working in Sept 1937. He was born Isle of Rugen, father was George Meyer (b. Isle of Rugen), mother was Johanna Kratz (b. Isle of Rugen). Information was provided by Blanche Meyer Humphrey, of 520 Ash St., Winnetka. He was buried 27 Oct 1937 in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago. The undertaker was Leon L. Hebblethwaite, of John L. Hebblethwaite, Inc., 1610 Maple Ave, Evanston.

  13. 13.0 13.1 'Max Karl Meyer, Winnetka Bank Founder, is Dead", Chicago Daily Tribune, in Knott Family Obituaries, p. 20, 26 October 1937, Primary quality.

    Max Karl Meyer, 74 years old, veteran Winnetka banker, died yesterday at his home at 455 Chestnut street in the suburb. He was born in Germany, but was brought here by his parents when he was 10 years old. The family settled in Winnetka. As a youth Mr. Meyer clerked in a store and from 1884 to 1892 was the village postmaster. In 1894 he started a bank and a general store of his own.
    The Meyer store remained under his management until 1913, when he retired to devote himself entirely to the bank, which was originally a private institution under his own name. It became the Winnetka Trust and Savings bank in 1917. Mr. Meyer was president at the time of his death.
    Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Blance Humphrey. Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. tomorrow in Rosehill cemetery chapel.
    p. 26
    Meyer, Max Karl Meyer, Oct. 25, 1937, at his home, 455 Chestnut street, Winnetka, Ill; husband of the late Mrs. Nellie Moth Mayer, father of Mrs. Herbert Kay Humphrey. Funeral services 4 p. m. Wednesday at Rosehill cemetery chapel, Chicago. Please omit flowers.

  14. "The Messenger"; Winnetka Historical Society , March 1907, Secondary quality.

    Mrs. George Hoge and Mr. M. K. Meyer have left for California to visit Mr. Frank Meyer and his family, formerly of Winnetka