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Anton Mayer  



Anton Eremit Maye BIRTH 12 Jan 1842 Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany DEATH 26 Nov 1920 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, BURIAL Calvary Cemetery Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana,
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Emigrating to America when he was 16 years old, Anton Mayer acquired his brother-in-law’s Terre Haute brewery a decade later and transformed it into one of the largest and most successful businesses in the Midwet

Baptized as Antonius Mayer 13. Jan 1842 Katholisch, Horn Radolfzell, Konstanz, Baden Germany son of Bartholemew Mayer & Koenigunda Zembrodt

Anton was raised on his parents’ farm. Before departing for America in 1858, he worked in a brewery i n his native land.

Though he first settled in Terre Haute, he relocated to Cincinnati to perfect his skills, serving as a foreman in a large brewery there.

Anton Mayer Brewery opened in 1869 and closed in 1889 it was open for 20 years its history:
    When his brother-in-law Matthias Mogger died of sunstroke July 13, 1868, while delivering beer to the local railroad depot, Mayer united with downtown grocer Andrew Kaufman to acquire Mogger’s modest, but thriving, brewery at the Wabash & Erie Canal (South 9 1/2 Street) on Bloomington Road (now Poplar Street).

    At the time, Mogger’s Brewery had an annual capacity of 2,500 barrels.

    Kaufman died in September 1869, and under Mayer’s guidance, the business expanded dramatically.
In 1878, a steam bottling works was added to the existing facilities. When sold to Crawford Fairbanks in 1889, the brewery occupied an entire block at the southeast corner of Ninth and Poplar streets as well as some adjoining properties, and was producing 2,500 barrels each month. Fairbanks and others incorporated it as the Terre Haute Brewing Company and it became the nation’s seventh largest brewery.

Among the city’s most affluent men, Mayer acquired considerable real estate in retirement. Besides owning several downtown business properties, including the Mayer Building at 709 Wabash Ave., he owned a large farm in Lost Creek Township (the present site of Woodridge subdivision) and smaller tracts on Fruitridge Ave. near its intersection with College Ave. and on Prairieton Road.

On April 29, 1879, Vigo County, Indiana Mayer wed Sophie Miller, also a native of Germany, BIRTH 25 Jul 1848 Dunningen, Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg / Aitrach, Wurttemberg, Germany baptized 27. Jul 1848 Katholisch, Dunningen, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttember DEATH 9 May 1921 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana BURIAL Calvary Cemetery T erre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, dau. of Anastasius "Stacey" MILLER & Susanna MAIER


For many years, the couple resided at 819 Swan St. where their children —
Herman Anton Mayer Birth 20 Aug 1880 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana Death 4 AUGUST 1926 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana Burial Calvary Cemetery Terre Haute, Vigo Co unty, Indiana
    Herman was treasurer of the Indiana Savings, Loan & Building Association and president of the United States Trust Company, a predecessor of Terre Haute First National Bank.

    He married Antoinette “Nettie” Magdelena Brinkman, daughter of John and Catherine (Kipper) Brinkman, another prominent Vigo County family, and they had two children —
      Mary Hermine Mayer Birth 20 Jul 1916 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana Death 10 Feb 2002 DeathTerre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana Burial Roselawn Memorial Park Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana married John Rogers Cox & John R. Haslem a Bryn Mawr College graduate and distinguished Terre Haute civic leader, and

      John Anthony (Anton) Mayer Birth 30 Jul 1909 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana DEATH 29 Jul 1987 BURIAL Saint Michael's Cemetery Rector, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Mellon Bank Corporation, married 1937 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Effie Flemming Disston
    Active supporters of St. Benedict’s Church, the Mayers are interred at Calvary Cemetery


Bertha A Mayer BIRTH 24 Nov 1882 Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana DEATH 12 May 1955 BURIAL Calvary Cemetery Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana,

Ida Mayer BIRTH 17 Sep 1884 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana DEATH 9 May 1900 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

Gertrude BIRTH 18 Jul 1890 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana DEATH 15 Jul 1891 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana

The family later lived at 420 N.Seventh St. Ida and Gertrude died in childhood.

Anton Mayer died on Nov. 26, 1920,at age 78, at the family residence east of the city. Sophie died May 9, 1921.

1902 - Jun 19 - Antone Mayer and wife to Terre Haute and Logansport RR, 3 lots in Culver 4500

 Year: 1870; Census Place: Terre Haute Ward 2, Vigo, Indiana; 
 Roll: M593_366; Page: 427A; Family History Library Film: 545865
 Name:	Anton Meyer
Age in 1870:	28
Birth Year:	abt 1842
Birthplace:	Württemberg / Wurttemberg
Dwelling Number:	233
Home in 1870:	Terre Haute Ward 2, Vigo, Indiana
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Post Office:	Terre Haute
Occupation:	Brewer
Father of Foreign Birth:	Y
Mother of Foreign Birth:	Y
Male Citizen Over 21:	Y
Personal Estate Value:	5000
Real Estate Value:	10000


Year: 1900; Census Place: Harrison, Vigo, Indiana; 
Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1240409
Name:	Anton Myar
Age:	58
Birth Date:	Feb 1842
Birthplace:	Germany
Home in 1900:	Harrison, Vigo, Indiana
Ward of City:	Seventh
Street:	Seventh Street
House Number:	420
Sheet Number:	5
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:	79
Family Number:	96
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Immigration Year:	1853
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Sylvia Myar
Marriage Year:	1880
Years Married:	20
Father's Birthplace:	Germany
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Years in US:	48
Naturalization:	Naturalized
Can Read:	Yes
Can Write:	Yes
Can Speak English:	Yes
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Household Members	Age	Relationship
Anton Myar	58	 Head
Sylvia Myar 51	Wife
Herman Myar 19	Son
Bertha Myar 16	Daughter
Agatha Myar  35	Cook

Year: 1920; Census Place: Lost Creek, Vigo, Indiana; 
Roll: T625_467; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 172
Name:	Anton Mayer
Age:	78
Birth Year:	abt 1842
Birthplace:	Württemberg
Home in 1920:	Lost Creek, Vigo, Indiana
House Number:	H
Residence Date:	1920
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Immigration Year:	1860
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Sophia M Mayer
Father's Birthplace:	Württemberg
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Native Tongue:	German
Able to Speak English:	Yes
Occupation:	Machinist
Industry:	Retired
Home Owned or Rented:	Owned
Home Free or Mortgaged:	Free
Able to read:	Yes
Able to Write:	Yes
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Household Members	Age	Relationship
Anton Mayer	78 	Head
Sophia M Mayer 71	Wife
Herman A Mayer 39	Son
Antoinette Mayer 40	Daughter-in-law
John A Mayer 15	Grandson
Mary H Mayer 3	Granddaughter
Bertha Mayer 36	Sister
Agatha Mayer 54	Cousin
 







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