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Conrad MEYER-396
Conrad MEYER-396
B. 5 Apr 1888
Rosendahl, Russia
D. 22 Feb 1974
Burlington, Colorado
Conrad Meyer came to America in 1902 from Russia at the age of thirteen with his older brother George.  His mother, stepfather and brothers, Alec and John and sisters Anna and Marie, had come over earlier and settled at Herrington, Kansas.  The following year he went with his brothers to Sugar City, Colorado to find work.  He later went to Denver and worked for the Rio Grande Western Railroad.

 1. William MEYER-963 (died age 23)
 2. Conrad MEYER-1304 (Infant)
 3. Rueben MEYER-948
 4. Clord MEYER Sr.-951
 5. Alma MEYER-1305 (Infant)
 6. Mabel MEYER-960
 7. Norman MEYER-959
Burial Place:
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Archive File:
Family History by Clara Meyer, from Kit Carson County History 

LDS records show birth as:
5 Apr 1889
Rosentahl, Odessa, Russia

Social Security Record #524-48-0741
b. 5 Apr 1889  d. Feb 1974

from the Burlington Call Newspaper, April 17, 1919.  "Naturalization.  Conrad Meyer and Emanuel Knodel, both residing north of Bethune, were granted citizenship."

Pedigree Chart
Conrad MEYER-396
B. 5 Apr 1888
Rosendahl, Russia
D. 22 Feb 1974
Burlington, Colorado
Married:  7 May 1910 
[Cert #516]
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune
Margaret ADOLF-340
B. 24 Aug 1887
Tipliz, Russia
D. 7 Jan 1978
Burlington, Colorado


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Conrad Meyer - 1974

     Funeral services for Conrad Meyer were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune, Tuesday, Feb 26, with Pastor Henry Thorberg officiating.  Song selections, "Going Down the Valley: and "Nearer My God to Thee" were sung by the mens' choir.  "Take my Hand Dear Father" and "Just as i Am" were sung by the congregation; piano accompaniment was provided by Louise Schlichenmayer.  Casket bearers were his grandsons.  Honorary casket bearers were Bert Kvestad, Lester Pierson, Dick Rose, Gene Clark, Bud Boyles, Gottlieb Gramm, Bill Yersin, Lester Crist, K.E. Bishop and August Zweygardt.  Internment was made in the Immanual [sic] Lutheran Church Cemetery with Hendricks Mortuary in charge.

     Conrad was born April 5, 1889 to John Fredrick and Anna Marie Meyer at Rosendahl, near Shilling, Russia.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.  Conrad came to America with his parents in 1902 to Herrington Kan., prior to moving to Denver.  May 7, 1910, he was united in marriage to Margaret Adolf at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  To this union were born seven children.

     Conrad and his wife spent the six weeks of their married life in Denver where he worked for the Rio Grande Railroad.  In 1916 they moved to the farm 9½ miles north of Bethune were they resided until April 6, 1969, when he suffered a stroke and was taken to the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital.  On May 8, 1969, he became a resident of the Grace Manor Nursing Home.  One Monday, Feb. 18, he was again taken to the hospital where he passed away Friday morning, Feb. 22.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and two sisters, a son, William at the age of 23; a daughter Alma and a son Conrad in infancy.  He leaves to mourn his passing his wife; three sons, Reuben, Clord and Norman, all of Bethune and one daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Bishop of Burlington; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

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Ship of Travel:  Wittekind, departed from Bremen, Germany.  Arrived in US June 23, 1894.
Conrad was listed as age 13 years.

Ship: Umbria
Arrived: November 08, 1902
Departed: Liverpool, England, UK
Line     Name      Sex        Age
0006. Winter, Gottfred  M  44y
0007. Winter, Maria  F 40y
0008. Winter, Johann M 9y
0009.  Winter, George M 8y
0010.  Winter, Eva F 5y
0011.  Winter, Maria F 1y

0012. Meyer, Johann M 48y
0013.  Meyer, Katha F 43y
0014.  Meyer, Conrad M 18y
0015.  Meyer, Johann M 16y
0016.  Meyer, Fredrich M 8y