Obituary of Christian Mayer

Ex-Mayor Christian Mayer died (August 6, 1910) at his home in this city (Watertown) from the result of an injury he received two weeks previous by tripping over a rug at the home of his son-in-law, William Nienow, breaking his hip.  Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, Jan. 28, 1828, and in 1850 came to America and located in Buffalo.  In 1854 he removed to Watertown and engaged in the manufacture of sash and doors, and later engaged in the carpentry business.  He served this city as mayor and alderman and served one term in the state senate.  His wife died about 2 years ago.  The children are:  Mrs. William Bittner, Watertown;  Mrs. George carpentry. Mayer, Mrs. William Pohlmann, Buffalo, N.Y.;  Mrs. Fred Witte, Emmet;  Mrs. Theodore Kramp, Milwaukee;  Mrs. William Nienow, Mrs. Herman Voigt;  Watertown.  The sons are:  Herman Mayer, St. Paul;  Louis, William, Henry, and George;  located in the west.  His remains were interred in Oak Hill Cemetery."  Source:  Watertown Gazette, Friday, Aug 12, 1910.

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