Idaho County Free Press

Thursday, November 3, 1938


  MRS. MINNIE MEYER, one of the pioneers of Camas Prairie, passed away at 9:50 p.m., Thursday, October 27, at her home in Grangeville.

  Mrs. Meyer, nee Von Berge, was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 15, 1862. Her residence was here until her family moved west to Idaho in 1884, and settled on their present home near Fenn.

  She was married to Henry Meyer in 1886. To this union five children were born. Two preceded the parents in death. Those surviving are France and Carl Meyer of Fenn, and Alvina of Grangeville.

  They moved to Grangeville in 1922. Mr Meyer passed away in 1925, a since then Mrs. Meyer has been accompanied by her daughter, Alvina.

  She was baptized in the Lutheran Church in her early youth and took the vow of confirmation in 1875. Here on the Camas Prairie, she was a member of the Lutheran Church at Denver and later at Grangeville.

  Besides her children, she leaves six grandchildren and one brother and four sisters; Mr. Henry Von Berge, Mrs. Frank McGrane Sr., Mrs. Helena Hauger, Anna and Addie Von Berge.

  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, October 30, at the Hancock Funeral Home, and interment was in the Denver Cemetery beside her husband. Services were in charge of the Lutheran Church, the Rev. G.L. Kroenk, officiating.

  Pallbearers were the Messrs. Art Bussard, Bert Decker, Walter Knorr, Harry Kube, George F. Schleier, and H.A. VonBargen.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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