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From: "Diane K. Hettrick" <>
Subject: Re: MEYERS, William
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 11:20:42 -0700
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Ruth,

What an interesting puzzle.
I wonder if he & his sister were put into an institution?
Perhaps he was in a series of homes or had other unpleasant experiences which
he didn't want to talk about.
Diane Hettrick, Seattle



wrote:

> In January, 1874, Martha Hinde Meyers died, and was buried in her parents
> cemetery plot in the Cottage Hill Cemetery near Rickardsville. She left a
> husband, William Meyers, and two children: Martha, aged 1 1/2, and George,
> aged 3 months.
>
> Where did William Meyers and his two babies go?

> My grandfather, George Meyers, never did divulge to the
> family who it was that brought him up. He mentioned some schooling in the
> Dyersville area. Peosta was mentioned. And that he did in later years have
> a stepmother.
> Thanks for listening. Ruth Gantenbein Jenkins


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