3. Dominic Meiers (Mathias, Petri) was born on 25 Apr 1797 in Boevange-sur-Attert, Luxembourg. Dominic immigrated in 1857. He was a farmer. He died on 20 Jun 1876 in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co, WI. He was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington, WI. His name in French was Dominique Meires. Another spelling of his last name was Meyers.
Catherina @ 1864
Note on birth place spelling:
German: Boewingen or Böwingen
All in the canton of Mersch
Dominic married Catherina Wildgen (Wiltgen) daughter of John Michel Wildgen and Suzanne Ernzer on 14 Jan 1830 in Boevange-sur-Attert, Luxembourg. Catherina was born on 12 May 1807 in Rippig, Luxembourg. Catherina immigrated in 1857. She died on 11 Feb 1889 in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co, WI. She was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pt. Washington, WI.
They had the following children:
4 M i Michael Meyeres was born on 08 Jan 1831 in Boevange-sur-Attert, Luxembourg. He was christened on 08 Jan 1831. His godparents were Michael Borschette from Buschdorf and Maria Wiltgen from Rippig. His confirmation was on: 27 Jul 1844. His date of death is unknown.
Michael married Catharine on 10 Feb 1857 in Boevingen, Luxembourg. Catharine was born in Luxembourg. Her date of death is unknown.
+ 5 M ii Joannes Michel Meyeres
6 M iii Pierre Meyeres “Petrus” was born on 16 Jan 1833 in Luxembourg. His godparents were Peter Wiltgen from Rippig and Maria Elizabeth Reuter from Boefingen (grandmother or mother of Dominic). His confirmation was on 27 Jul 1844. His date of death is unknown.
7 F iv Marguerithe Meyeres “Margarita” was born on 02 Jul 1834 in Luxembourg. Her confirmation was on 27 Jul 1844. She resided in Kenosha, WI. She died on 17 Feb 1840.
Marguerithe married [Unknown first name] Ludwig. His dat of death is unknown.
8 M v Mathias Meiers was born on 19 Jun 1835 in Luxembourg. His godparents were Mathias Borschette from Schouweiler and Elizabeth Wiltgen from Rippig. He died on 29 Oct 1835. His first name was also spelled Matthias and his last name Meires.
9 F vi Elizabeth Meyers was born on 02 Jul 1836 in Luxembourg. Her name at baptism was spelled Elisabethe Meyeres. Her godparents were Joannes Petrus Reding from Bandorf and Elizabeth Mercatori from Boevingen. She died on 27 Aug 1928 in North Bay, Door County, WI. She was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI.
Elizabeth married John Wester the son of Michel Wester and Marguerithe Michels on 10 Jul 1862 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Town of Belgium, Ozaukee Co, WI. John was born on 11 Nov 1830 in Bertrange, Luxembourg. Johann is the name on his birth certificate. His birth record was witnessed by Johann Ewen and Louis Glodt. He died on 15 Sep 1915 in Institute, Town of Sevastopol, Door County, WI. He was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI.
John Wester was 23 years old and single when he emigrated to the United States in 1854 and settled with his mother and siblings on the Wester farm on the old Green Bay Road in the Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Family tradition holds that John was engaged to Elizabeth Meyers who remained in Luxembourg when the Wester family migrated. It is believed that John began to work in the copper mines in the upper peninsula of Michigan soon after he came to the United States. After working a few years, he returned to Luxembourg to be married to Elizabeth in a civil ceremony there. The couple then traveled to the United States, where John continued to work in the copper mines around Copper Falls and Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan. Several of their children were born there. It was not until 1862 that John and Elizabeth celebrated their marriage in a religious ceremony at Lake Church. John and Elizabeth (Meyer) Wester had 11 children: Katherine Wester married Peter Netzinger; Michael Wester; Elizabeth Wester married August Andersen; Anna Wester married Matt Berns; Rose Wester married Joseph Jirtle; Margaret Wester; John Wester; Catherine Wester married Matt Stoffel; Frank Wester; and Henry Wester. See the website http://wester.family-history.com/familyhistory.htm for more information.
+ 10 F vii Jeannette Meyeres
11 F viii Margarita Meyeres was born on 08 Dec 1839 in Luxembourg. Marguerithe was her name at baptism. Her godparents were Nicolaus Wagner from Delingen and Margarethe Schulter from Boevingen She died on 17 Feb 1840.
+ 12 M ix Nicolas Meyers
13 M x Jean Mayers was born on 27 Mar 1842 in Luxembourg. He was christened on 27 Mar 1842. His godparents were Joannes Wiltgen and Joannes Cloos, both of Boevingen. He died on 13 Jul 1850.
14 M xi Nicolas Meyers was born on 19 Dec 1843 in Luxembourg. He was christened on 20 Dec 1843. His godparents were Nicolaus Weber from Gilsdorff near Ettelbruck and Catherina Heintz from Boevingen.He died in 1857 in Atlantic Ocean. It Is believed he fell overboard on the journey across the Atlantic.
15 M< xii Joannes Petrus Meyeres was born on 31 Jan 1845 in Luxembourg. Jean Pierre was his name at baptism. He died on 15 Mar 1845. His last name may be Mayers. 16 M xiii Michael Meyeres was born on 06 Mar 1846. He was christened on 07 Mar 1846. Michel was his name at baptism. His godparents were Michael Meyers and Anna Katherina Borschette of Buschdorf. He died on 15 Apr 1846. 17 F xiv Susanna Meyers was born on 22 May 1847 in Luxembourg. the name on her birth certificate is Suzanne Meyeres. Her godparents were Joannes Meiers and Susanna Cloos from Boevingen. She died on 30 Dec 1853. One record (Meyers/Meyeres family tree book) says she died 30 Dec 1883. 18 F xv Barbara Meyers was born on 05 Oct 1848 in Luxembourg. Her name at birth was Meyeres. She was christened on 06 Oct 1848. Her godparents were Joannes Meiers and Susanna Cloos from Boevingen. She died on 25 Sep 1918. + 19 M xvi Peter Meyeres 20 F xvii Anna Margaret Meyeres was born on 28 Jun 1851. She was christened on 28 Jun 1851.Her godparents were Michael Meieres and Anna Margarda, both of Boevingen. She died on 18 Feb 1852. 21 M xviii Joannes Nicolaus Meyeres “Johann Nicolas” was born on 21 May 1854 in Luxembourg. His godparents were Joannes Wilhern Mersch and Elizabeth Meyers, both from Boevingen. He died on 29 Mar 1916 in Ft. Sill, OK. He was buried in Ft. Sill, OK. Joannes married Katherine Thill about 1882/1883. Katherine was born about 1862/1863 in Dacada, WI. She died on 01 Mar 1896 in Odin, Barton Co, KS. She was buried in Odin, Barton Co, KS or Colwich, KS. They had 7 children (see Meyers/Meyeres family tree book).