1-1-1-8 Johannes "Hans" Mayer, a tailor and schoolmaster (23feb1686-02jul1753) married (10feb1705) Anna
1-1-1-8-1 Johann Michael Meyers
1-1-1-8-2 Johann Joseph Meyers*
(bpt 03mar1712 Michelfeld, Kingdom of Wurtemberg - c.1778 NY) married
(nov1734) Maria Dorothea Deininger.
Arrived in Philadelphia sept1738 on the S/S Nancy.
1-1-1-8-2-1 John Meyers
1-1-1-8-2-2 Jacob Meyers married (before 1766) Margaret
1-1-1-8-2-3 Joseph Meyers/Moyer Jr.*
(may1746-15apr1812 Warren, NY) married (before 1769) Catherine
*Note: this Joseph is probably the
son of Johann Joseph (above) but it is not yet proven.
This Joseph Jr. fought in the French & Indian War in Capt. Conrad Frank's Regiment
along with a "Joseph Sr." (assumed to be his father). He lost a leg in battle.
During the American Revolution he was in Col. Peter Bellinger's regiment,
helping mostly by making bullets at Fort Plank, about a mile from his house
During the Revolution the citizens of German Flatts all lived on
the front lines of the war between the New York colonies and the British
attacking from Canada. In addition, many of the farmers in the German Flatts
area of the Mohawk River were supplying George Washington's troops with
food supplies. This made them even more of a target to the British.
On August 2, 1780 the British launched a surprise attack on German Flatts.
Lead by their ally, Chief Joseph Brant of the Mohawk Indians,
the raiders were made up of 500-600 Mohawk Indians and a few of
Joseph was working at the Fort when the Mohawk Indians swept in under Brant's
command and attacked the nearby homes.
Joseph's home was plundered and burned. His 11 year old son and 3 year old
son were slain, the older boy also being scalped. His 5 year old
daughter was taken captive with other prisoners and carried away to Canada
for a bounty from the British. They were eventually released and returned home.
1-1-1-8-2-3-1 John Meyers (20oct1769-02aug1780) killed by Indians
1-1-1-8-2-3-2 Maria Jos Meyers (c.1771-?) married Johannes Joh. Campbell
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-4-2 Alvira Beech Meyers (28jul1832-15mar1876) married (1860)
Follow Runyon Line for descendants.
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-4-3 Arthur R. Meyers (31jul1833? - ?), a lawyer, married Ellen
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-4-4 George H. Meyers (1835-1901) married Nancy Brockway (or
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-4-5 Julia L. Meyers (24jul1838-1929) married James M. Winn
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-4-6 Helen M. Meyers (1840-15nov1922) married Milford C. Mills
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-5 Joseph Meyers (30jan1807-?)
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-6 Margaret Meyers (01jan1809 -?) married Alphinus Norton
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-7 Katherine Meyers (14jan1814-?)
1-1-1-8-2-3-3-8 Jeremiah Meyers 914sep1817-22aug1891) married (20oct1836)
1-1-1-8-2-3-4 Eve Meyers (26oct1774-30jul1860) taken prisoner by Mohawk
Indians during the Revolution. Married 1st Jacob Eysman. Married 2nd Lawrence Th. Shoemaker
1-1-1-8-2-3-5 Jacob Meyers (22jul1777-02aug1780) killed by Indians
1-1-1-8-2-3-6 Elizabeth Meyers (10apr1782-?) married George Henry Campbell
1-1-1-8-2-3-7 Joseph Meyers Jr. (12may1787) married Jeanett Winn
1-1-1-8-2-3-8 Johannes Meyers (16dec1788-?) married 1st Anna "Nancy" Skinner
married 2nd a daughter of John Jost Hess
1-1-1-8-2-3-9 Gertrude "Charity" Meyers (19jun1791-02jun1847) married John
Diedrich "Richard" Getman
1-1-1-8-2-3-10 Dorothy Meyers (1785-1815) married (22nov1807) Jacob Kessler
1-1-1-8-2-3-11 Daniel Meyers (12jan1794-?)
1-1-1-8-2-3-12 Catherine Meyers married Jacob Petrie
1-1-1-8-2-4 Margaret Meyer (1752-1818 Columbia, NY) married (08jan1770)
Lt. George F. Helmer (1739-1823), son of Frederick Helmer and Barbara Kast.
George was wounded in the
Battle of Oriskany.
1-1-1-8-3 Lt. Martinus Petrus (Martin Peter) Meyers
(bpt 18nov1714 Michelfeld, Kingdom of Wurtemberg - 29jan1802 Herkimer, NY)
married 1st (c.1739) ___?___, married 2nd ___?___ in Herkimer.
1-1-1-9 Wilhelm Michael Mayer (bpt 24jan1688-?)
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