"The Meyerhofer Family of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio"
There was a Joseph Myerhofer who filed a Certificate of Intention to become a United States citizen in Toledo Ohio on October 7, 1859. Joseph is listed as a laborer in the first Toledo City Directory published in 1859. Also from 1869 to 1871 he was listed as a carpenter living at 289 Cherry Street. I was unable to connect Joseph to our Family Tree.
There were at least two other Meyerhofer families in Toledo in the 1870's. I have been unable to find a connection to our branch of the Family Tree. They are Rudolph Meyerhofer and John Meyerhofer. I think they were brothers, but that is pure conjecture on my part.
Rudolph Meyerhofer was born June 18, 1852 in Weiach, Switzerland. He immigrated to the United States in 1872. Rudolph arrived in New York from Liverpool on the ship Parthia.
Rudolph was first listed in the 1874-1875 Toledo City Directory as a clerk at the City Hotel. In 1875-1876 both Rudolph and John were listed as laborer / farmhands for Peter Baertschi and both resided there. It appears Rudolph married his daughter.
He married Mary Baertschi February 22, 1875 in Toledo.
He died at the age of 49 December 21, 1900 at 102 Ottawa St., Toledo Lucas Co. Ohio. He is buried in Forest Cemetery, Section Q, Lot 38, Grave 16, 1704 Mulberry St. Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio
At the time of his death, Rudolph and Mary had six children:
- Mary Alice Meyerhofer age 26 was married to Rudolph Burger living in Toledo. They were married Nov 07,1894
- Rudolph Meyerhofer Jr. age 22 was living in Kern California.
- Nicholas Meyerhofer age 19 was living in Toledo.
- Anna Meyerhofer age 17 was living in Boston Mass.
- Elizabeth Meyerhofer was age 10 was living in Toledo.
- Leonard Meyerhofer was born 1890 and died from drowning in 1896.
When Mary settled his estate she had remarried. She married John Muerner September 3, 1901. Mary Muerner, Meyerhofer, [BAERTSCHI] was buried in Forrest Cemetery Toledo Ohio.