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or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... old power of attorney in my possession,
given by Jacob Meyer, Sr., to his son Michael, dated 1801, mention
is made of Jacob's wife as being Susanna Ream, daughter of Peter
Ream, Dauphin County, Pa. The instrument was given to secure the
wife's legacy, and seems to be positive evidence as to her maiden
name. The paper alludes to her as being then deceased. In a sketch
of Michael Meyer in a history of Summit County, Ohio, her maiden
name is also given as Susan Ream. One of the Greningers of Sugar
Valley, Clinton County, Pa., an early settler there, was married to
her sister. Great-grandmother Meyer (Jacob's wife) was not a large
woman, but what she lacked in stature was fully compensated for in
grit and temper. She used to whip her boys after they were full
grown Some of them were almost giants, and no doubt they could
stand up and meekly take a whipping without suffering much pain.
The boys, of whom there were six, viz.: --Philip, John Jacob, John
George, Henry, Michael and Christopher, were not allowed to grow up
in idleness, but were early put to work. One of their occupations
was weaving, --probably during bad weather, when out-door work
could not be done, and as they were rather fond of constructing
things with carpenters' tools, they sometimes neglected their work
at the loom; then if their mother would discover the objects on
which they were exercising their ingenuity and wasting their time,
she would smash them, and pitch the fragments into the fire. The
boys were careful not needlessly to expose their handicraft. Father
used to say the boys were of a rather hilarious disposition, and
attended all the parties and balls within reasonable distance; they
made their own violins, which some could play with considerable
skill, and as their mother was opp...
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