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Meyer, Casper

Mary Saggio (View posts)
Posted: 17 Oct 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: MEYER, HOFFMAN, FERGE
From “The Cedarburg Weekly News” (Ozaukee County)
Wednesday, November 5, 1884

DEATH OF CASPER MEYER AN OLD FORMER CEDARBURG CITIZEN. The following dispatch appeared in the Milwaukee papers.

Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 3. Two men named Frederick Hoffman and Casper Meyer, were drowned at the mouth of Fox River yesterday by the capsizing of their boat. The body of Hoffman has been recovered. The other has not yeat been found. Both men were married.

At the same time letters from Mrs. Meyer were received here by friends and relations of the family announcing the untimely end of her husband as mentioned in the above dispatch. It was but two days before his death we received a letter from him. Casper Meyer was one of the best hearted men we every knew; nothing in the world could ever spoil his good humor and when we met him here last on a visit to this place last spring, he was the same Casper Meyer that he was in 1848, when he first settled as a young man with a beautiful young wife in this village. He emigrated from Germany and arrived in New York in the year 1847 where he remained one year, removing from thence to Cedarburg in 1848; he sold out his little homestead here in 1852 and removed to Milwaukee where he kept a boarding house on East Water Street and made quite a handsome sum of money so that he was able to put up a fine brick house on Market Street, and thinking that he could do better, gave up his well paying business and rented the then so called Best Beer Hall at $3,000 per year, losing heavily in the enterprise, so that he with the remnant of his money left for Oshkosh in 1873 where he has resided ever since.

The deceased was married three times, having lost his first two wives in Milwaukee; the present widow is a sister to his second wife with whom he had one child, who died in Milwaukee when about six years old, the only child he ever had.

Mr. Claus Meyer of this town is a half brother of the deceased; a brother-in-law, Mr. Charles Ferge, lives in the town of Mequon.

A large number of friends here and in Milwaukee will mourn his loss. We have not heard as yet whether the body has been recovered.

From “The Cedarburg Weekly News” (Ozaukee County)
Wednesday, November 12, 1884

The body of the late Casper Meyer of Oshkosh was recovered from Lake Winnebago and brought to Milwaukee for interment at Forest Home cemetery on Friday of last week. Friends and relations from here attended the funeral.
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Mary Saggio 17 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT 
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