Christian Mayer

CHRISTIAN MAYER, proprietor of planing-mill, manufacturer of sash, doors, blinds, etc, contractor and builder;  born in Baden, Germany, Jan. 24, 1827;  came to America in 1853;  spent six months in Brooklyn, then went to Buffalo, where he remained until 1856.  He was married in Buffalo to Frederika Melcher October 18, 1855;  she was born in Prussia Nov. 20, 1832;  they have 12 children--Lizzie, Augusta, Hermann, Louis, Henry, William, George, Annie, Clara, Ottilie, Emma and Amelia.  Mr. Mayer worked at the carpenter and joiner's trade in Brooklyn, and was with Dart Brothers, proprietors of the Buffalo City Planing-Mills, while in Buffalo;  came to Watertown in 1856;  worked at the carpenter's trade here until 1861.  He then engaged in the manufacture of sash, doors and blinds, and running a planing-mill.  Mr. Mayer has been Alderman of this city nine years, elected Mayor once, served in the State Assembly one term.  He is one of the most popular and public-spirited men in the community.
Source:  The History of Jefferson County, WI.  Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879
Jefferson County--First District--(The City of Watertown  {including the 5th and 6th wards thereof in Dodge county,} and the towns of Ixonia and Watertown.)  CHRISTIAN MAYER  (Reform), of Watertown, was born in the town of Bretten, Baden, Germany, January 24, 1827;  received a common school education;  is by occupation a sash and door manufacturer:  immigrated to America in 1852, and settled at Buffalo, N. Y.;  removed to Wisconsin in 1857 and settled at Watertown;  has been alderman of Watertown seven years, and mayor of the city one term.  He received 969 votes against 781 for Aug. Volkmann (Republican)
Source:  1875 Blue Book


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