|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1852|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1923|
St. Louis County
Peter Meurer was the son of Martin Meurer and Catherine Patt Meurer. He married Johanna Bellinghausen in 1878 in Germany. Peter was the second of three boys who immigrated to the U.S.; John W., Peter and Henry Meurer Sr. There is also said to have been a sister, who joined a religious order in New Jersey.
On 8 Apr 1883 Peter Muerer of Herresbach, 30 years old, applied for emigration to North America with his wife Johanna Meurer, 28 years old, and the following children:
1. Sibilla Johanna, 3 years old;
2. Katharina, 5 months old.
--from Germans to America
Peter and Johanna, their two children, and Johanna's mother, Sibylle Bellinghausen, immigrated to the U.S. aboard the ship Zaandam from Germany and the Amsterdam Port. Peter was 30 years and Johanna was 29 years. Contrary to immigration records, Johanna Sibylla was 3 years, and Catherine was 4 months. They entered the country through CastleGarden, NY.
Johanna Sibylla died at age 9 in 1889 from typhoid fever.
After arriving in St. Louis, Peter and Johanna had three more children that survived to adulthood:
Christina Ewers (1884-1958)
Peter (Ferdinand Peter) (1887-1969)
John (Sept. 1891-1970), husband of Lucille
The 1900 Census states that they had 7 children and 4 were living. In addition to Johanna S., two other children were born and died by 1910.
Peter was a farmer in Germany. In the U.S., he worked at a variety of jobs including day laborer, shoemaker and proprietor of a confectionery.
In 1907, Christina married Mathias (Matt) Ewers, and Catherine married Paul Heidenfelder. The receptions were held at the Meurer family home at 4116 Gratiot.
Peter died from pneumonia and is buried at Sts. Peter and Paul cemetery.
Anna Catherine Patt Meurer (1825 - 1910)
Johanna Bellinghausen Meurer (1854 - 1921)*
Johanna Sibylle Meurer (1879 - 1889)*
Catherine Elizabeth Meurer Heidenfelder (1882 - 1968)*
Christina Meurer Ewers (1884 - 1958)*
Ferdinand Peter Meurer (1887 - 1969)*
John Meurer (1891 - 1970)*
John W. Meurer (1850 - 1911)*
Peter Meurer (1852 - 1923)
Pudentiana Meurer (1855 - 1909)*
Henry Meurer (1861 - 1943)*
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery (old)
St. Louis City
Plot: Sec. 039 Lot. 00PG
Created by: Katie
Record added: May 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27217990
Added: Jan. 17, 2009