Ole Larson's Folks

Baptized in Bingen, Germany, this day in 1729: Valentin Meyer, our *possible* 5th great-grandfather. Top photo is from an old postcard, portraying the city of Bingen.

1729 Valentin bapt

At least, Valentin was the father of a boy named Philip, baptized in nearby Mainz on 28 November 1759. Whether that particular Philip “Meyer” is the same Philip “Myers” that fought in the American Revolution (and is our documented fourth great-grandfather) has not been satisfactorily proven, although it remains a tantalizing possibility. Read more …

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