Louisa County Biographies (Continued)
Louisa County Genealogical Society
Prepared by Norma F. Jennings
Copyright 1997, 1998
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Mellinger, George W.(p. 108)
George W. Mellinger was born in Baden Germany on the 28 March 1828,
the son of Joseph and Margaret (Hoak) Mellinger. He was one of nine children,
but only one brother named in the Louisa County History, namely Michael.
In 1855, Mr. Mellinger was married in Orange Co., N.Y. to Sophia Herr,
also a native of Germany. They were the parents of twelve children. Barbara,
m. John Kreimer of Wisconsin; Elizabeth, m. R. Linden, of Montana; Henry,
Louisa Co.,; Frank, of Oakville; Margaret; John, lived in Missouri; George
E.; Fred; MIchael; Rosie; Anna and Emma.
Metzger, Isbon (p. 476)
Isbon Metzger was born in Pennsylvania, 23 February 1837. He settled
in Louisa Co. in 1853. He was married twice. He married 1) Lydia Heller
by whom he had eleven children. She died in 1892 and on the 11 of September
1895, he married 2)Mrs. Amelia Strauss Simmons Darrell. Mrs. Metzger had
been married twice before, her first husband was Perig Simmons by whom
she had two children, Calvin and Lottie, m. Walter McRoberts. Mr. SImmons
passed away in 1890 and the following year she married Duke Darrell. By
her second husband, she had one son Everett Dale Darrell b. 2 February
Metzger, Levi (p. 333)
Levi Metzger was born 3 October 187. His parents Nathan and Sarah A.
(Felenser or Fellenger) Metzger, migrated from Munson, Pennsylvania, where
they were born and reared, to Louisa County in March 1868. The father died
27 January 1910 and the mother sometime after 1912. Mr. Metzger had eight
siblings: Lona m. Edward B. Gipple; Matilda; Ella m. Frank Chamberlain;
Jacob, Simon, David, and Edward. One died in infancy.
Metzger, Simon P. (p. 361)
On the 11 April 1901, Mr. Metzger married Alice M. Pierson, a native
of Delta, Iowa, a daughter of Simon and Margaret A. (Root) Pierson, natives
of Pennsylvania. The father was a blacksmith. They were early settlers
of Louisa County and moved to Delta, Iowa where Mrs. Pierson died in1880.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierson had nine children. Mr. and Mrs. Metzger had four children:
Russell Lee; Nathan Ronald; Verda Matilda; and Pauline Margaret, b. 17
March 1909 and died 16 December 1909.
Simon P. Metzgar was born 9 March 1874, a brother to the above Levi.
On the 18 December 1895, he married Lucy Crossley, who was born in Des
Moines Co., the daughter of John and Caroline Crossley. Not having any
children of their own, Mr. and Mrs. Metzger took in three children belonging
to her brother whom they reared: Nellie, Clarence and Lulu.
Mewhirter, Robert R. (p. 169)
Robert R. Mewhirter was born in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, on
the 18 June 1853, the son of A.B. and Mary Jane (Reed) Mewhirter, also
natives of Pennsylvania. His father died in 1902, at the age of 75. He
enlisted in the Union Army, Co. G., 19th Infantry, in 1862, where he served
three years. There were eight children in the family: Robert R., our subject;
Mattie, m. Love Erb, of Brookings, S.D.; Ida, m. Charles Jager, of Winfield,
Ia; Lillie, d. in infancy; Alice; Abbie; and Minnie, m. Charles James of
Columbus City, Ia.
On 2 July 1881, Mr. Mewhirter married Phoebe A. Dawdy, daughter of A.R.
and Mary (Gunter) Dawdy. They became the parents of four daughters and
one son: Grace E., who married Joseph Toms, of Minneapolis, Minnesota and
had one daughter, Frances Marion; Arthur, m. Leona Sellers and had one
son, Harold E.; Jennie, Mabel, and Marion.
Meyerholz, Frank (b. 140)
Frank Meyerholz was born in Jefferson township, Louisa Co., on the
27th of March 1865, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Burchold) Meyerholz.
On the 29 November 1893, he married Lenora B. Small, daughter of S.
F. and Elizabeth A. (Humphreys) Small. They had six sons and one daughter:
Minnie M., b. 23 May 1895; Harry A. b. 22 March 1897; Henry S. b. 25 May
1899; Earl L. b.23 February 1901; Theodore R. b. 13 December 1902; Albert
E. b. 22 August 1904, d. 30 August 1904; and John C. b. 23 July1908.
Fred Meyerholz was born 11 October 1857, the son of Henry and Elizabeth
(Burchold) Meyerholz. His father was born in Oldenburg 18 1829, and embarked
on a German vessel as a cabin boy at the age of fifteen
Meyerholz, William (p. 191)
years under Captain Kern. He married in September 1853 to Elizabeth
Burchold, a native of Hanover, Germany. He died 24 July 1906 and his wife
died 13 February 1878. They had eight children: William; Emma, m. J.W.
Lindley, of Muscatine Co.; Mary; Eliabeth; Fred; Minnie, m. Charles Shipman,
of Chicago; and Charles who was a professor of history in the Woman's College
at Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Mr. Meyerholz never married nor did his sisters Elizabeth and Mary,
so they alllived together on the old home farm.
William Meyerholz, a brother to the two gentlemen above, was born in
Lousia County on 1 August 1855. In 1892, he married Lena C. Deppe, who
was born in Madison Co., Indiana, on the 21st of April 1866. She was the
daughter of Conrad A. and Caroline C. (Tohmman) Deppe, natives of Hanover,
Germany, from which country they emigrated to the United States in 1843.
Her parents were married in Cincinnati, Ohio where the father died in 1900.
There were eight children in the family.