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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 Company.
     
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.

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