John Mayer

Male 1837 - 1891  (54 years)


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  • Name John Mayer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth 1837  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 19 Jun 1837  Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FSID LHJK-ND6 
    Residence 1870  Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7
    Occupation Bef 1890  Stockbridge, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    owned John See dance hall and tavern 
    Residence Abt 1890  Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 12 Oct 1891  Kearny, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7
    Person ID I13093  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Family Helena A Poppe,   b. 10 Dec 1836, Lower Saxony, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1928, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1858  Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ida Rose Mayer,   b. 20 Feb 1868, Hayden, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1960, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Mayer,   b. 1 Sep 1859, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1885, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     3. Emma Mayer,   b. 22 Jan 1867, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Annie Mayer,   b. 14 Jan 1861, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     5. Richard H Mayer,   b. 22 Sep 1865, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1949, Park, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Henry Mayer,   b. 25 Mar 1862,   d. 20 Jun 1943, Kearny, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     7. John C Mayer,   b. 15 Mar 1876, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1942, Kearny, Johnson, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     8. Edward E Mayer,   b. 4 Mar 1880, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1946  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     9. Jennie Mary McLaughlin,   b. 14 Nov 1873, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     10. Amanda S Mayer,   b. 12 Feb 1872, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1952, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     11. Annie M Mayer,   b. 12 May 1864, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1942, Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     12. Amelia S Mayer,   b. 17 Sep 1870, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1944, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F4287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jun 1837 - Baden-Württemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1858 - Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - owned John See dance hall and tavern - Bef 1890 - Stockbridge, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1890 - Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Family Brands
    Family Brands
    Brands of the Barkey and Mayer Family

    Headstones
    Helena and John Mayer
    Helena and John Mayer

    Barkey Family
    Mayer family - picture of the family homestead that was near the cemetery- building is gone now
    Mayer family - picture of the family homestead that was near the cemetery- building is gone now
    This is John and Helen Mayer with daughter Ida Mae Mayer Barkey Menning as a child. The spinning wheel is also in this picture.

  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census records John as a Farmer in Calumet County, Wisconsin I have a handwritten note written by John Mayer that reads: From Wisconsin Enough provisions for a Emigrant Car-Great Northern R.R. Disembarked at Custer Jcts, Mont. with 7 ducks, cattle, hogs, chicken, 11 or 12 children and were met by Grandfather Myer (who came to Miles City in 1882 and walked with a grin-living off the land-to Kearney, Wyo. (homesteaded-built 2 story log house.) With a 4 horse team & covered wagon-swam cattle across Yellowstone-Dick Mayer tried but Indians succeeded. Ferried household goods. All the boy friends ate them out of house & home by spring. He (Gr. Mayer) died when Daddy was about 2,3,or 4. All lived but 1- No Amanda was a sister but Bill was her husband. living are Frances & Guy-Hallie Dodge Schoonmaker-Richter(?Carl Affeldt- Aunt Jessie had arthritis MOVING WEST In 1890 Wyoming became a state. Up to that time it was a territory. There were two battles between the Indians and the Army near Fort Phil Kearny which was located along Little Piney Creek Fort Phil Kearny was one of the few stockaded forts in the west. The fort was in the middle of a vast stretch of 600 miles of Indian country between Fort Laramie and the gold fields of Montana. This location was in the very heart of the Sioux and Cheyenne's most prized hunting grounds. They would not give up their land or allow passage thru it. Nearby, two of the most bloody clashes of the Indian Wars took place. The fort was built in the summer of 1866 to keep the Bozeman Trail open. On Dec 21, 1866 The Fetterman Massacre occurred 2.8 miles NNW of the fort. A relief column of 80 men commanded by Captain William J Fetterman was decoyed and ambushed by a combined force of Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. The mixed force of cavalry and infantry was totally annihilated. On August 2, 1867 a company of the 27th infantry was attacked by a large force of Sioux 3.6 miles NW of the fort in what was called The Wagon Box Fight. Twenty seven soldiers along with four civilians, equipped with a new issue of Springfield breech loading rapid-fire rifles which replaced muskets, stood off a force of an estimated 3000 Sioux for three hours before a relief party arrived. The military casualties were 6 dead and 2 wounded. In 1868, Red Cloud, who was chief of the Sioux, and other Indian leaders signed a treat whereby the army would abandon Fort Phil Kearny and two other forts and leave northeastern Wyoming to the Indians. The forts were burned to the ground by the Indians as the soldiers abandoned the forts. By 1877 most Indians were removed to reservations. Problems with the Indians continued until 1890. In 1882, John Mayer, went to the Wyoming Territory with two men named Leitner and Senff to stake claims for homesteads. Their claims were along Little Piney Creek. Mayer's claim was south of the hill from the site where Fort Phil Kearny stood. Mayer's claim was the NW 1/4 of Section 35. 160 acres could be homesteaded for a filing fee of $10 and the site had to be improved and lived on for 5 years. John Mayer, Leitner and Senff returned to Wisconsin. In 1883 the three men loaded their families, furniture, stock and equipment on rented railroad emigrant cars for the trip from Wisconsin to Custer Junction, Montana, which was the end of the railroad line. From there they trailed 150 miles to their new homes. The trail trip took 10 days or more to complete. Leitners settled upstream and Senffs settled downstream from the Mayers. The site which John Mayer chose was next to the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. There were pine, hemlock, ash, balsam, box elder, fir spruce and cottonwood trees in large numbers in the mountains. The area abounded in great numbers of bear, elk, deer, antelope, rabbits and sage hens. John was considered the best marksman in Calumet County, Wisconsin. Wild plums, cherries, currants, strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries and grapes grew in profusion. There were wild tulips, larkspur, sweet peas and morning glories in addition to wild onions and Indians potatoes. There was a coal mine two miles south of the fort site. John Mayer died 12 Oct 1891 at the age of 54.

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online. Place: Los Angeles; Date: 2 Mar 1958; Social Security: 0.
      Record for Jennie Mary McLaughlin

    2. [S1] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
      Record for Mary Mayer

    3. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 07 August 2016, 02:01), entry for John Mayer(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LHJK-ND6); contributed by various users. PersonID LHJK-ND6.
      John Mayer

    4. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, Maintained by: Rebecca MaloneyOriginally Created by: Karylyn PetrieRecord added: Nov 06, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12263654.
      John Mayer (1837-1891) Burial: Quiet Rest Cemetery Kearny Johnson County Wyoming

    5. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8N6-PS3 : 28 November 2014), John Meyers in entry for Casper Minning and Ida R Barkey, 17 Feb 1926; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,529.
      John Meyers in entry for Casper Minning and Ida R Barkey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

    6. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MN93-BZL : 17 October 2014), John Mayer, Wisconsin, United States; citing p. 5, family 30, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,203.
      John Mayer, "United States Census, 1870"

    7. [S273] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, United States Census, 1870, Wisconsin, Calumet.
      United States Census 1870 Family of John Mayer...digital image

    8. [S144] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Piney, Johnson, Wyoming; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for Henry Mayer