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Karl John Meyer

Male 1899 - 1961  (61 years)


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  • Name Karl John Meyer 
    Born 30 Nov 1899  Bliss, Kay, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Oct 1961  Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Karl John, son of Fredrick and Helena Meyer was born Nov. 30, 1899, in the Oklahoma Territory near Bliss in Kay County. Karl was baptized in the Lutheran Church at Blackwell, Ok. as an infant. When Karl was 3 years old his parents sold their farm and moved to Alva, locating on a farm two miles east of Alva.
      Karl attended the "Triumph" public school one mile east of his home. When he was old enough to b confirmed in the Lutheran Church he attended the Lutheran school. He entered St. John's Lutheran High School at Winfield, Ks., but did not complete his high school because of World War I when he was called to serve his country. he was in training at SATC Northwester State normal School when the war ended. Karl had two older brothers in the service, Arthur and Martin. Both were overseas. Arthur was killed in action shortly before the Armistice. Karl now helped with the farming since his father had established a business in Alva.
      Karl was active with the young people of the Lutheran church and made the acquaintance of Freda Hartwig, daughter of Charles and Anna Marie Hartwig nee Schick, who was born Oct. 25, 1902. They were married May 7, 1922. Karl and Freda made their first home east of Alva, now known as the Honer farm. Due to flooding of the land by the river they relocated on a farm southwest of Alva.
      They had two sons. Harold Charles Fredrick married Goldie Margaret Lohmann, daughter of Joe and Frieda Lohmann nee Dubben. Harold took over the farm of his parents in 1951. They have two daughters, Ladonna Kay who attended Northwestern State University and now is working in Oklahoma City. She married Harman Ellis. Lavina Jo is at present attending Northwester State University.
      Karl and Freda's second son Karl William Eugene attended Valparaiso College in Indiana and Oklahoma State University at Stillwater. Karl married Delma Jane McBride. They have one son Kurt Arthur. Karl William later married Donna Tidwell. They live in Alva.
      Karl and Freda after retiring in 1951 made their home at 731 college Ave. in Alva. Karl's family were lifetime members of Zion Lutheran church in Alva. Karl died Oct. 17, 1961 and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery.
      Freda still lives in their home on College Ave. She keeps busy helping others when and wherever she sees the need whether it is on the farm or caring for the sick or disabled in Alva.

      Freda B. Meyer (nee Hartwig), 1976.
    Person ID I0248  Kletke-Durham
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2009 

    Father Fredrick Henry Meyer,   b. 29 Sep 1856, Konighousen, Kreises Lubbecke, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1929, Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Magadalena Helene Kletke,   b. 28 Mar 1866, Alexen, East Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1948, Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1892 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Freda Bertha Hartwig 
    Children 
     1. Harold Charles Fredrick Meyer
     2. Karl William Eugene Meyer
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Meyer Family
    Meyer Family
    Fredrick & Magadalena Helene Meyer with their children Arthur, Walter, Martin, Karl, Ernest & Agnes