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Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1180932522000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meyer/Meier, Schiod, Evansen
Hi: Am looking for any info. Gr-grandfather was Peter C.S. Meyer, born abt 1864 in Norway, married Bertha Evensen(sp?) also born in Norway. Immigrated to Illinois in 1885. Think his parents were Johan Herman Meier and Martine Louise Schiod, perhaps from Egersund, Norway. Any info greatly appreciated. Thx.

Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1180958757000
Classification: Query

Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1180972451000
Classification: Query
Thank you so very much! This is a huge help. Are you any relation to this family?

Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1180977449000
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Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1360417566000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meyer
I, too, am seeking info on my great grandfather, Peter Meyer. Here's what I know: born in Egersund, Norway; emigrated to Chicago; married to Antonie Post (also fr Egersund); certified pharmacist (found a record fr 1897); had four children with Antonie, including my grandfather, Herman Meyer, born in 1887.

And here's the intriguing part: In ~1897, Antonie and Herman returned to Egersund for 10 months or so, leaving Peter and her three other kids in Chicago. When they returned, it was revealed that Peter had fathered a child with Antonie's best friend. And that was the beginning of the end of Peter's visibility in the family history known to me. The only other thing I know is that there were some other Meyers in So Cal with whom my mother (Lorraine Meyers) and her sisters occasionally communicated.

Could the "other woman" have been Bertha Evenson? Please let me know if you can connect any of these dots.

Jim Behnke
Manchester, MA

Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1360425002000
Classification: Query
Peter C S Meyer is still in Chicago for the 1910 census with a second wife and 5 more children.

You'd really have to look for the second marriage record to know more about the 2nd wife such as her "maiden" name... or perhaps in the birth records of that couple's children. Of course those records are going to be in Chicago or Cook Co.

Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1360435473000
Classification: Query
That info is consistent with the timeline I would expect for Peter's second marriage and brood. I know from my own family history that he was still in Chicago in 1910 and that my grandfather occasionally saw him. If smbusch can confirm that his Peter Meyer was a pharmacist, it appears to me that he and I have a common great grandfather and are therefore blood relatives. Very cool, if it turns out to be true.

Eagerly awaiting word from smbusch53!

Jim Behnke

Re: Peter Christian Schiod Meyer

Posted: 1360441415000
Classification: Query
Occupation is recorded in both of those censuses.

Re: Peter Christian Schiold Meyer

Posted: 1360449199000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meyer, Meier, Schiold, Schjold, Post, Evenson
1878 Confirmation of Peter Christian Schiold Meier/Meyer:

1877 Confirmation of Antona Charlotte Hermansdatter [?!] Post, daughter of Carl Fredrik Augene Post and Anne Hansen.

1900 Chicago census:
Name: P C S Meyer
Age: 36
Birth Date: May 1864
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 16, Cook, Illinois
Race: White
Immigration Year: 1885
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Bertha Meyer
Marriage Year: 1886 [This is the year that Peter Meyer married Antonie Post]
Years Married: 14
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Occupation: Druggist
Household Members:
Name Age
P C S Meyer 36
Bertha Meyer 37, born Norway Nov 1862; children below born IL
Beatrice Meyer 6, Apr 1894
Ruth Meyer 4, July 1895
Lillie Meyer 3, Aug 1896 [in some censuses, she's known as "Lulu"
P J Meyer 6/12, Nov 1899

The 1910 Chicago census has Bertha immigrating in 1891. There's also another child, Louise, born about 1907.

Name: Antonie Meyer
Age: 36
Birth Date: Jun 1863
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 14, Cook, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male [!]
Immigration Year: 1888 [!]
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Household Members:
Name Age
Meyer Antoine 36, children below born in IL
Herman Antoine [Meyer] 12, Sept 1887
Charles Antoine [Meyer] 10, Oct 1889
Annie Antoine [Meyer] 8, April 1892
Louie Antoine [Meyer] 6, May 1894
"Charles" in the above census, was known as Carl P. Meyer in the 1910 census.
CA Deaths:
BORN: 10/26/1889 ILLINOIS

Most censuses state Antonie Meyer was a widow. In 1940, she was living with her son Louis in Muskegon, MI.
Illinois Deaths:
Name: Peter S. Meyer
Birth Date: 17 May 1863
Birth Place: Norway
Death Date: 27 Oct 1939
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial Date: 30 Oct 1939
Burial Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Cemetery Name: Irving Park
Death Age: 76
Occupation: Druggist
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Male
Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name: Bertha
FHL Film Number: 1953491

1940 Chicago census:
name: Bertha Meyer
event place: Ward 24, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States
gender: Female
age: 78
marital status: Widowed
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Mother-in-law
birthplace: Norway
estimated birth year: 1862
residence in 1935: Same Place
enumeration district number: 103-1527
family number: 233
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Louis Woznick M 49 Pennsylvania
wife Beatrice Woznick F 45 Illinois
son Louis Woznick M 17 Illinois
mother-in-law Bertha Meyer F 78 Norway
Illinois Deaths:
name: Lulu Kroske
titles and terms (original):
death date: 21 Jun 1941
death place: Norwood Park Township, Cook, Illinois
gender: Female
marital status:
race or color:
age: 44
estimated birth year: 1897
birth date: 01 Aug 1896
birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
father: Peter Meyer
father's titles and terms (original):
father's birth place: Norway
mother: Bertha Evensen
mother's titles and terms (original):
mother's birth place: Norway
occupation: Housewife own Home
residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
street address:
spouse: Herbert
spouse's titles and terms (original):
spouse's birthplace:
burial date: 23 Jun 1941
burial place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
cemetery: Irwing Park Bld. [Irving]
digital folder number: 4008582
image number: 1181
film number: 1832585
volume/page/certificate number: p 1908

Re: Peter Christian Schiold Meyer

Posted: 1360453815000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1360454003000
Jim B.,

You may want to connect with the owner of this online tree at ancestry. (Lulu Meyer Kroske descendant)

Also, if Peter Meyer married to Antonie Post was the same Peter Meyer later married to Bertha Evenson, then there are flaws in the family history about Antonie going back to Norway in 1897, and Peter fathering an illegitimate child around then.

Peter and Antonie's youngest child Louie/Louis was born in May 1894; Peter and Bertha's first born, Beatrice, was born in April 1894.
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