Meyer, Frederick

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, April 21, 1905

(Page 3) Out of respect to death of an honored employee, the late Frederick Meyer, the woolen mill plant of Oregon City Manufacturing Company closed down Tuesday afternoon that the employees might have an opportunity to attend the funeral.

(Page 5) Resided Here Twenty-Eight Years –
Frederick Meyer, aged 62 years, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu McCausland, in this city. Cancer of the stomach, for which an operation was recently performed, was the cause of death. Mr. Meyer was born in Germany, coming to the United States when but a few years of age. During the civil war he enlisted in the 142nd Indiana Infantry and at the time of his death was a member of the Oregon City G. A. R. Post, under whose auspices the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Landsborough at the First Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. After the war, the deceased resided for a few years at Denver, going from there to San Francisco, thence to Oregon, locating at Oregon City in 1877. With the exception of one year, he was continually employed during his residence in this city by the Oregon City Manufacturing Company, being head mechanic at the time of his death. His wife died a year ago and he is survived by three children as follows: City Treasurer Fred J. Meyer and Mrs. Lulu McCausland, of this city, and Mrs. E. E. Latourette, of Harvey, Washington.

Probate filed April, 1905, daughter Minnie Latourette and son F. J. Meyer, administrators
Confirms death date 16 April 1905.

Born 1843, Germany (Prussia) per obituary, headstone and census records.


Name: Frederick Meyer
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment: 142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company: C
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M540 roll 51

Name: Frederick Meyer
Enlistment Date: 2 Oct 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, Indiana 142nd Infantry Regiment on 21 Oct 1864. Mustered out on 14 Jul 1865 at Nashville, TN.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana


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