Alexander Mayer -Alsace region 1823-1875
by Robert Mayer
(Connersville, Indiana, USA)
Alexander (Alex, Alexius) Mayer (Meyer) was born Nov. 21, 1823, likely in the greater Alsace (greater Haut Rhin region). Alexander likely emigrated via Le Havre France arriving in NY, USA on Aug 10 or 12, 1846, on either the Silvie de Grasse or Adelaide. He married Susannah Heimler (b 7/21/1838, d.3/21/1909) on 21 Apr 1857 at St. Agatha Catholic Church, St. Agatha, Ontario, Canada. Both Alexander & Susannah are buried in St. Agatha Cemetery, Wellesley ONT CA, Sec. D, No. 44) Albeit perhaps anecdotal, Alexander's parents likely were Alexis Mayer & Genefa (Geneva) Fogelbacher (Vogelbacher). Alex had a sister of Theresa (married to an H. Nunn), and also a second sister who was a Catholic Nun.
Alexander, a tinsmith & "roofen decker" died when he fell off of a roof, and broke his neck. Alex and Susannah's first child was John H. Mayer (Johannes) born in 1858. John H. is my Great Grandfather, and like his father was a tinsmith. John H. later moved to Detroit MI USA. Alexander and Susannah also had six other children.
Any information anyone can provide as to the origin of Alexander Mayer is being sought. I will cheerfully pay for documented birthplace and ancestral information. Thank You. Robert Mayer,