HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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HARMON H. MEYER, farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 32; P.O. Greenview was born in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 16, 1826; he passed his youth and early manhood in his native country, working on a farm; he emigrated to the United States in 1854. The first years in the New World were passed in the brickyard in St. Louis, Mo., working for very low wages; at the expiration of that time, he came to Menard Co., Ill. Where he has since resided; he worked by the month for some time and by economy and industry, saved sufficient means to buy 200 acres of wild prairie land, near Salt Creek; he has since added to this, by purchase, 200 acres more, all now well-improved land. He was united in marriage with Dorotha Hackman Dec. 18, 1855; they have two daughters - Amelia, born July 10, 1857, and Margaret, born Jan. 15, 1859. Mr. Meyer came to the county a poor, unknown, and almost friendless German boy, but, by his energy, industry and honorable conduct, he has become a representative man of Menard Co. He is emphatically and self-made man.


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