_Horace BULLOCK _____ | _Horace D. BULLOCK __| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Myrtie Ruth BULLOCK | | _____________________ | | |_Myrtie HULTON ______| | |_____________________
_Denis Joseph KENNEDY _+ | (1816 - 1905) m 1856 _John Patrick KENNEDY _| | (1859 - 1950) | | |_Ellen O'KEEFE ________ | (1828 - 1915) m 1856 | |--Agnes KENNEDY | (1905 - ....) | _______________________ | | |_Mary ALTMAN __________| (1869 - 1916) | |_______________________
_Denis Joseph KENNEDY _+ | (1816 - 1905) m 1856 _Michael Joseph KENNEDY _| | (1856 - 1925) | | |_Ellen O'KEEFE ________ | (1828 - 1915) m 1856 | |--James Aloysius KENNEDY | (1894 - ....) | _______________________ | | |_Mary Ellen HOGAN _______| (1866 - 1920) | |_______________________
_____________________ | _Philip LEONARD _____| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Vincent P. LEONARD | | _Jerry DESMOND ______+ | | |_Hannah DESMOND _____| | |_Ellen RILEY ________
_Karl Anton LOCHER ____+ | (1791 - 1871) m 1825 _Karl Albert LOCHER _| | (1840 - 1917) m 1866| | |_M. Franziska BLATTER _ | (0180 - 1862) m 1825 | |--Josephine Emile LOCHER | (1868 - 1947) | _______________________ | | |_Helena V. ZUST _____| (1848 - 1933) m 1866| |_______________________
Height: 5ft 0"
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Dark Brown
LIVED: 3121 Gaul Street Philadelphia, PA USA.
Josephine Emily Locher was born on January 16, 1868, in Appenzell, Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Switzerland, her father, Karl, was 27, and her mother, Helena, was 19. She married John Meyer and they had one daughter together. She then married Johann John Meyer and they had ten children together. She died on December 12, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 79, and was buried there.
Josephine Emily Locker Meyer's Story
Josephine and her 2 sisters arrived in America from Switzerland together at 19
The following is a letter I received from my Aunt Doris Meyer Benner (Daughter
of Harry Meyer and Elsie McMullen Meyer). Harry Meyer is the son of Emily Locker
Meyer. I thought about editing it for clarity, but left it in it's original form
with the exception of spelling errors. There are some words that were not
legible and thus were either omitted or interpreted.
Sorry my typewriter days are over at 72years old my fingers are not very
flexible on the key board. I sent a copy of your family tree web page to my son
Ken. He lives in New Hampshire and I know he would like to correspond with you.
Now about the Switzerland Family Tree. Here is a few interesting side stories.
Josephine Emily Locker is your Great Grandmother. She went back to Switzerland
on a visit with her three children, Menga, Frank and William who was a toddler.
William drowned in a lake in Switzerland. Josephine was pregnant and gave birth
while she was over there. The family decided to use the first William's(drowning
victim) Birth certificate to get the new William Mckinley(recently given birth
to) back to America. Sounds like these Lockers were smart cookies.
My cousin Jean visited last summer and gave me this information. She had visited
Switzerland with her daughter and her Husband who spoke German. I found out the
Lockers were Catholic.
There has always been a question in my mind why Grandmom came over here when the
Lockers were a "Well-to-do" Family and successful business men; owning a lumber
mill, Beer Brewery, and also a cotton Mill. Jean thinks it could be there
father. She was told he was a hard man to live with. I think it could have been
religion. When she came to Philadelphia she joined the Presbyterian Church.
Another story - During the Prohibition years, Grandmom's Oldest boy, Frank Meyer
, drove a whiskey truck for Al Capone; a big Gangster in his day. Frank could
not go into the state of Pennsylvania as the "Feds" were watching Grandmom
Meyer's House. He settled in California. The other children became hard working
citizens. As a child I had always heard that Frank was the "Black Sheep" of the
Family.(Could be more to the story)
I didn't know anything about the Meyer family except that John Meyer was put on
board a ship by his sisters when he was 12 years old. He worked as a Cabin Boy.
His older brothers were in the German Army and writing home for food and
clothing. The sisters didn't want young John drafted. He jumped ship on one of
his landings in America.
Well Jimmy, that's all the information on your GrandFather's side of the family.
I believe your Mother "Marion" told you about your Grandmother Elsie's side of
the Family. Hope you can understand this. I'll let you type it.
Aunt Doris (Daughter of Harry Meyer and Elsie McMullen Meyer) Entered by Jim
Kelley (son of Marion Meyer Kelley and Dave Kelley).
1890 • Philadelphia
arrived with her sister Menga
1/24/1898 District Court of Philadelphia
11/1/1902 ship: Switzerland, Antwerp, Belgium
27 Nov 1902 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Return to Phila. from, Switzerland on SS Unterland, with Menga, Frank and William M.
29 Nov 1893 Emanuel Lutheran Church, ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Johann John Meyer
Birth of Sister Menga Locher(1869–1940)
31 Oct 1869 Appenzell, Switzerland
Birth of Sister Lydia Locher(1876–)
7/13/1876 Eltern, Switzerland
Birth of Brother Hermann Locher(1877–1951)
1877 Oberegg, Switzerland
Birth of Brother Albert Locher(1878–)
1878 Oberegg, Switzerland
Birth of Sister Helna Locher(1879–)
1879 Oberegg, Switzerland
Birth of Daughter Menga Maggie Augusta Meyer(1894–1962)
11/10/1894 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth of Son Frank John Meyer(1896–1970)
1 Nov 1896 Pennsylvania
Birth of Son Wiliam Meyer(1898–1901)
3/16/1898 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/29/1901 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Applied for passports for whole family to travel back to Switzerland
Birth of Son William McKinnley Meyer(1901–1978)
10/15/1901 Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
Death of Son Wiliam Meyer(1898–1901)
Birth of Son Harry Meyer(1903–1980)
1903-11-07 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth of Daughter Helen Meyer(1906–1990)
2/27/1906 2610 Clemintine, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth of Daughter Lillian Lydia Meyer(1906–1989)
2/27/1906 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth of Daughter Ethelyn Ivy Meyer(1908–1908)
3 Oct 1908 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death of Daughter Ethelyn Ivy Meyer(1908–1908)
28 Oct 1908 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth of Daughter Emily Meyer(1911–1988)
Birth of Daughter Evelin Meyer(1911–1988)
21 Apr 1911 Pennsylvania
Death of Father Karl Albert Locher(1840–1917)
2 Nov 1917 Zwirnerei, Steinegg, Appenzell, Switerland
1920 Philadelphia Ward 25, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
1930 3121 Gall St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death of Husband John Meyer(1864–1933)
8/20/1933 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Death of Husband Johann John Meyer(1864–1933)
1933-08-20 • 3121 Gaul St. Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death of Husband Johann John Meyer(1864–1933)
20 Aug 1933
Death of Mother Helena Zuest(1848–1933)
1933 • Oberegg, Switzerland
1 Apr 1940 �� Gaul St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death of Sister Menga Locher(1869–1940)
17 Nov 1940 • 3109 Chatham St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1947-12-12 • Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
16 Dec 1947 • 313 / 16 Ceder Hill Cemetary, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Located on the intersection of Frankford and Cheltenham
________________________ | _John Robert MCGONEGAL ___| | m 1942 | | |________________________ | | |--William MCGONEGAL | (1961 - ....) | _John Jeremiah DESMOND _+ | | (1886 - 1958) |_Margaret (Peig) DESMOND _| (1919 - ....) m 1942 | |_Mary A. TWOMEY ________ (1884 - 1968)
_Joseph L. MOYER ____ | (1896 - ....) _Joseph L. MOYER ____| | (1928 - ....) | | |_Anna E. MUELLER ____ | (1906 - ....) | |--Barbra Ann MOYER | | _Leo J. HALEY _______ | | (1898 - ....) |_Marie A. HALEY _____| (1928 - ....) | |_Elizabeth BODEN ____ (1904 - ....)
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