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PAUL H. MEYER, one of the
prominent business men of Washington township, Shawano county; was born
in Cappeln, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, January 15, 1854, and is a son
of Hermann and Adele (Hennsingsen) Meyer, who were born in Germany, and
died there some years ago. Hermann Meyer was a druggist, and followed that
occupation until his death.
Paul H. Meyer received a good education in his native place,
and at the age of twenty sailed from Hamburg for the United States on the
steamer "Hammonia;" landing at New York, and thence coming direct to New
Holstein, Calumet Co., Wis., where he worked at almost anything he could
find to do. In the fall of 1873 he went to Seymour, Outagamie
county, and was there employed in sawmills and in a hub and spoke factory.
Subsequently he started a saloon in Seymour, carried it on for two years,
then sold out, and took a pleasure trip to his native land, being absent
some six months. After his return to the United States he embarked
in mercantile business in Cecil, Washington township, Shawano county with
W. C. Zachow and others, continuing as a partner in this firm for eight
years, at the end of which time he disposed of his interest. Since
then he has given nearly his entire attention to the management of the
gristmill which the Stelling Bros. had formerly erected, and of which
Mr. Meyer is now chief owner. The company is known as athe Cecil Milling
Mr. Meyer was united in marriage in Seymour, Outagamie Co.,
Wis., May 18, 1877, with Miss Mary Zachow, who was born in Greenville,
Outagamie county, March 12, 1860, and they have had four children, all
yet at home, as follows: Herman, now (August, 1895) seventeen years of
age; Ida, aged twelve; Charles, aged eight, and William, aged four months.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer are both members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
at Cecil. In politics he is a strong Democrat, but he has never sought
political office. He is an intelligent man, well read, of pleasing address,
is honored and respected, and has many friends.