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THE MEIER/MEYER FAMILY
by Gerald Bade

 
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Portions of the following information were provided by cousins and Meier descendants William T. Sell and Lesly Britton.   

The Meier surname is spelled this way in the 1885 Iowa State Census, but it is spelled Meyer on cemetery headstones.   I don't know if the census data are is in error or if the family changed the spelling on purpose. 

The Meier family came from Apelern, Germany which, at the time, was in the province of  Kurfürstentun, Kurhesse and is now in the state of Hanover.  

Direct ancestors of the author are shown in bold type below.
Colors indicate generations.

Carl Gottlieb Meier, 1785 - 1850 and Hanna Sophia Hitzemann, 1813 - ????
the author's g-g-g-grandparents, and had at least one child:

           Johann Carl Christian Meier (a.k.a. Carl or C.C., see below)

See the descendents of this couple.

 

Johann Carl Christian Meier, 1816 - 1894 and Engel Sophia Eleonore Hoffmann 1824-1905
the authors g-g-grandparents, in 1846 and had 7 documented children in Germany but two boys died there.  Those surviving were:

           Wilhelmina Meier (Minnie - 1847 - 1936) married Fred Riechmann
            Sophia Louise (1852 - 1939) married Johann Carl Christian Sell and had ten children:
                  Carl Herman Johann Sell (1873 - 1945) married (1) Wilhelmine Fasse (three children):
                        Clara Sophie Marie Caroline Louise Sell (1898 - 1981)
                        Herbert Karl Heinrich Sell (1901 - 1968)
                        Herbert Heinrich Wilhelm Carl Sell (1901 - 1904)
                                                                                      and (2) Sophia Pipho (four children):
                        Olga Louise Sell (1907 - 1937)
                        Edna Sophie Sell (1909 - )
                        Arnold Carl Sell ( 1912 - 1951)
                 Emma Maria Sophia Sell (1875 - 1956) married Conrad Nolte (ten children):
                        Carl Henry Nolte (1896 - 1975)
                        Erwin E. Nolte (1898 - 1972)
                        Marie Mae Nolte (1900 - 1956)
                        Hulda Caroline Nolte (1902 - 1940)
                        Bernhard Nolte (1911 - 1987)
                Wilhelm Christian Sell (1877 - 1947) married Karoline Sophie Nolte (three children):
                        Heinrich Carl Wilhelm Sell (1902 - 1922)
                        Lydia Louise Sell (1905 - )
                        Carl Conrad Herman Sell (1909 - 1918)
                 Louise Charlotte Sell (1879 -1958) married Friedrich Hans Nuss (six children):
                        Alvin John Nuss (1900 - 1986)
                        Fred William Nuss (1902 - 1962)
                        Louise Marie Nuss (1906 - )
                        Paul Carl Nuss (1912 - )
                        Arthur Johann Nuss (1916 - 1916)
                        Edgar George Nuss (1918 - 1968)
                  Wilhelmina Marie Louise Sell (1881 - 1952) married Albert Herman Hoth (8 children):
                        Alfred Erwin Hoth (1905 - 1905)
                        Alois Karl Hoth (1907 - 1974)
                        Leslie Erwin Carl Otto Hoth (1908 - 1965)
                        Ruth Louise Hoth (1911 - )
                        Alice Louise Hoth (1912 - 1960)
                        Reuben William Hoth (1916 - )
                        Albert Hoth (1920 - )
                        ElDoris Ernesta Martha Hoth (1924) married Raleigh Lee Livingston (three children):
                             Willa Mae Livingston (1914) married Lawrence E. Martin
                                     Lawrence E. Martin, Jr. (1965)
                                   
 Debra Lynn Martin (1969)  married. Michael Palmer
                                            
Malcolm Palmer
                                           
 Sierra Palmer
                                           
 Brooklynn Palmer
                            
 Sharyn Lee Livingston (1948)  married Cecil Hurd
                                    
Cecil Walter Hurd (1977)
                             
Lesly Louise Livingston (1953) married (1) Dean Britton (no children) and (2) Harry Bostick
                                    
Taura Visolela Livingston (1975) married (1) Joshua Fosse and (2) Marvin Trujillo
                                             
Joseph Tyler Fosse (1994)
                                             
Nathan Isaiah Fosse (1997)
                                             
Madeline Paige Cloney (1999)
                                             
Matthew Ryan Trujillo (2002)
                                             
Jacob Christopher Trujillo (2003)
                                   
 Telisse LaDel Livingston (1976) married (1) Bryan Wallace Burford and (2) Harvey Guy Stanfield, Jr.
                                              Alyssa Jene Burford (1999)
                                              Meadow Joy Burford (2001)
                                              Corban Manasseh Stanfield (2004)
                                              Elioenai Ephraim Stanfield (2007)
                                      Alexander Frederick Livingston (1983) married Olivia Denise Badger (1981)
                                              Alexander Frederick Livingston, Jr.  (2004)
                                              Denise Livingston (2005)
                                              Alexavian Denzel Livingston (2007)
                 Johann Heinrich Carl Sell (1883 - 1949) married Clara Sophie Weihe (one child):
                        Leslie Carl Sell (1909 - )
                 Sophia Dorothea Caroline Sell (1884 - 1884)
                 Martha Caroline Dorothea Maria Sell (1886 - 1950) married Edgar Allen Donlon (two chidren):
                       Dorlon Donlon (1918 - 1921)
                       Eileen Dorothy Donlon (1924 - )
                  Mathilda Sophia Caroline Sell (1888 - 1969) married Warren Clyde Bellis (one child):
                        Lowell Warren Bellis (1915 - )
                  Johann Frederick Wilhelm Erwin Sell (1891 - 1962) married Matilda Mary Stalhut (one child):
                        Mildred Louise Sell (1917 - )
             Karl Gottlieb Christian Meier (1858 - 1879)
             Sophia Meier (1860 - 1941) married Carl Theodore Wilhelm Sell and had three children:
                    Karl Christian Wilhelm Sell (1880 - 1927) married Sophia Frederika Gade (five children):
                        Wilhelm Heinrich Werner Sell (1905 - 1969)
                        Walter Heinrich Wilhelm Friedrich Sell (1910 - 1971)
                         Sophia Dorothea Bertha Wilhelmina Sell (1912 - 1935)
                         Irma Bertha Caroline Wilhelmina Sell (1918 - 1968)
                        Wilhelm T. Herman Carl George Sell (1920 - )
                    Friedrich Wilhelm Sell (1882 - 1965) married Bertha Foelske (one child):
                         Frederick William Sell (1908 - 1963)
                    Sophia Marie Sell (1890 - 1949) married Heinrich H. Schlichting (three children):
                          William Carl Schlichting (1911 - )
                          Irene Sophie Schlichting (1915 - )
                          Harry Frederick Schlichting (1919 - 1964)
              Charlotte Meier (1864 - 1940) married Heinrich C. Meier (seven children):
                   Hulda Sophia Meier (1895 - )
                   George Hermann Meier (1897 - 1970) married Helena Meyer (five children):
                          Harry Henry Wilhelm Meier (1923 - )
                          Mildred Henrietta Meier (1925 - )
                          Berdina Bertha Meier (1927 - )
                          Donald Gerhardt Meier (1930 - )
                          Viola Helen Meier (1933 - )
                   Wilhelm Carl Meier (1899)
                   Emma Louise Meier (1901)
                   Heinrich August Meier (1902)
                   Carl Heinrich Meier (1904) married Selma Ann Reimler (two children):
                        Genevieve Ann Meier (1930 - )
                        Gladys Mae Meier ( 1932 - )
                   Heinrich Wilhelm Meier (1905) married Anita Emma Eick (seven children):
                        Lavonne Mae Meier (1933 - )
                        Verla Jean Meier (1934 - )
                        DiAnna Marie Meier (1940 - )
                        Vernita Viola Meier (1942 - )
                        Ruth Marlene Meier (1944 - )
                        Ronald Henry Meier (1946 - )
                        David Dean Meier (1952 - )

Carl and Sophie immigrated in 1874 and settled in Dayton Township, Bremer County where they farmed.  They belonged to the Buck Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Carl was naturalized on October 2, 1876.

Wilhelmina and her sister Sophie Louise were married on the same day.

Sophie's Obituary