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Franklin "Frank" Meyerholz

Male 1865 - 1943


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  • Name  Franklin "Frank" Meyerholz  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Frank 
    Born  27 Mar 1865  Jefferson Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  27 Mar 1865  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census  1880  Jefferson Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Franklin Mezerholz (sic), son, single, male, white, age 13, born in Iowa, occupation at home, father's birthplace Germany, mother's birthplace Germany
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Married to Lenora B., living with her and sons Harry and Henry S. Meyerholz, and a hand/farm laborer, Ione Crieger, age 28:) Line number 45; dwelling number 450, family number 463: Frank Meyerholz, head of household, white, male, born in March 1865, age 35, married, married for 6 years, born in Iowa, father born in Germany, mother born in Ohio, occupation farmer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, owned home, mortgaged, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 134

      Ione Crieger, hand, white, male, born in December 1871, age 28, born in Iowa, father born in New Jersey, mother born in Indiana, occupation farm laborer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Frank was listed with wife, "Lenna," and children: Minnie, Harry, Henry S., Earl R., and "Theodor" R. Meyerholz:) Card #: 254, Frank Meyerholz, Post Office: Wapello RD 2
    Biography  1911  [2
    History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911 
    • By means of perseverance, capable supervision and intelligent direction of his investments Prank Meyerholz has attained a position which entitles him to be numbered among the representative stockmen of Wapello township. He was born in Jefferson township, Louisa county, on the 27th of March 1865, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Burchold) Meyerholz.

      The common schools of his native county provided Mr. Meyerholz with his education, which was completed with the mastery of the common branches. Until he attained his majority he remained a member of the parental household, working for his father in the cultivation of the fields. Considering that he had sufficient knowledge of the principles of agriculture to enable him to successfully pursue that vocation, in 1893 he purchased eighty acres of land on section 2. Wapello township. This formed the nucleus of his present homestead, to which he has since added at various times until he now owns two hundred and eighty-five acres of tillable land, all of which he has under cultivation. All of the improvements now on his farm have been made during the period of his occupancy. The buildings are substantially constructed and conveniently arranged, ample provision being made in both barns and sheds for the protection of stock and grains. In addition to the cultivation of his fields Mr. Meyerholz raises stock, this being his specialty. He keeps only the best grades and is making a success of the breeding and raising of polled Aberdeen Angus cattle, owning some registered stock. He has all kinds of stock upon his place, including some fine horses, sheep and hogs.

      On the 29th of November, 1893, Mr. Meyerholz married Miss Lenora B. Small, a daughter of S. F. and Elizabeth A. (Humphreys) (sic) Small. By this union have been born six sons and one daughter, in order of birth as follows: Minnie M., who was born on the 23d of Nay, 1895; Harry A., who was born on the 22d of March, 1897; Henry S., born on the 25th of May, 1895; Earl R., born on the 23d of February. 1901: Theodore R., born on the 13th of December, 1902; Albert E., who was born on the 22d of August, 1904, and died on the 30th of the same month; and John C., whose birth occurred on the 23d of July, 1908.

      Mr. and Mrs. Meyerholz attend the Methodist Episcopal church and he is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias Lodge. In politics he adheres to the principles of the republican party for whose candidates he always casts his ballot, although his own interests are too extensive to warrant his actively participating in township affairs. Mr. Meyerholz is one of the highly regarded men of his township, who in his business transactions as well as private relations has proven to be trustworthy and dependable.
    The Biography of Franklin 'Frank' Meyerholz (1865-1943)
    The Biography of Franklin "Frank" Meyerholz (1865-1943)
    Arthur Springer, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II, Illustrated; With Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 140-141.
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Married to Lenora, living with her and children: Harry, Henry, Earl, Theodore, John C., Paul, and Nellie Meyerholz:) Line number 58: farm, dwelling number: 100, family number: 104: Frank Meyerholz, head of household, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, age 53, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Germany, father's mother tongue German, mother's birthplace Holland, mother's mother tongue German, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 77
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Frank was married to Lenora B., living with her and children: Henry S., Earl R., John C., Paul, and Nellie Meyerholz:) Line number 61: Frank Meyerholz, head of household, male, white, age 58, married, owned, home was free of mortgage, value of home: $7000, amount of insurance on the home: $?, number of years in the U.S.: 58, number of years in Iowa: 58, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Henry Meyerholz, father's birthplace: Germany, name of mother: Elizabeth Bershald, mother's birthplace: Ohio, place of marriage of parents: Indiana, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Methodist Episcopal
    Newspaper Article  28 Nov 1936  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • BENEFICIARIES ARE ANNOUNCED
      Wapello Sisters, Brothers of Political Science Professor Named in Will

      Special To The Hawk-Eye Gazette.

      Wapello, Iowa, November 28.--Charles H. Meyerholz, political science professor, who died September 13 at Chicago Illinois, left an estate of $54,000 to two brothers and two sisters, according to his will, which was admitted to probate Tuesday by Judge John F. O'Connell in Chicago. For 55 years he was an instructor at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, and at the time of his death was connected with the extension department of the University of Pittsburgh. Beneficiaries are his sisters Mary and Elizabeth Meyerholz, and his brothers, Fred and Frank Meyerholz, all of Wapello. Frank Meyerholz is executor of the estate.
    Residence  Aug 1942  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died  19 Dec 1943  Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary  20 Dec 1943  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune 
    • Frank Meyerholz, Lifelong Louisa Resident, Dies

      Wapello (IA) -- Frank Meyerholz, lifelong resident of this community, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Mercy hospital at Burlington. The body was brought here and funeral rites will be at the residence, southwest of Wapello, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Reverend R. G. Nye will be in charge and burial will be in the Wapello cemetery.

      The son of Henry and Elizabeth Meyerholz he was born at Wapello on March 27, 1865. He is survived by his wife, the former Nora Small, and eight children, Mrs. Millie Tillman, Harry, Henry, Earl R. and Frank Paul Meyerholz, all of Wapello; Theodore R. Meyerholz of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, John C. Meyerholz of Morning Sun and Mrs. Nellie A. Lessenger of Mt. Pleasant. Also surviving are three grandchildren, a sister, Mary Meyerholz and a brother, Fred Meyerholz, of Wapello.

      Five brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
    Buried  21 Dec 1943  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12
    Alt. Death  1946  [13
    • This date is incorrect.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [12
    • Name: Frank Meyerholz; Sex: M; Born: 1865; Died or Buried: 1946; Age: 81; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-75; Notes: 1865-1946
    Person ID  I7086  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Henry M. Meyerholz,   b. 19 Jun 1827, Oldenburg, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1906 
    Mother  Elizabeth Burchold,   b. 5 May 1835, Hannover Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1878 
    Alt. Marriage  Sep 1853 
    Married  23 Sep 1855  Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID  F2668  Group Sheet

    Family  Lenora Belle "Nora" Small,   b. 30 May 1876, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1946 
    Married  29 Nov 1893  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 15
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Frank Meyerholz; Groom's Birth Date: 1867; Groom's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Groom's Age: 26; Bride's Name: Leonora B. Small; Bride's Birth Date: 1875; Bride's Birthplace: Wapello, Iowa; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 29 November 1893; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA; Groom's Father's Name: Henry Meyerholz; Groom's Mother's Name: Eliza Ba...; Bride's Father's Name: Safford Small; Bride's Mother's Name: Eliza Umphreys; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02688-5; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1682751; Reference Number: Item 1 Rec 73; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Children 
     1. Minnie May Meyerholz,   b. 23 May 1895, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1967, Wapello Nursing Home, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harry Amos Meyerholz,   b. 22 Mar 1897, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1969, Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Henry Safford Meyerholz,   b. 25 May 1899, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1977, Muscatine General Hospital, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Earl Raymond Meyerholz,   b. 23 Feb 1901, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1978, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Theodore Roosevelt Meyerholz,   b. 13 Dec 1902, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1958, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Albert E. Meyerholz,   b. 22 Aug 1904,   d. 30 Aug 1904
     7. John Chester Meyerholz,   b. 23 Jul 1907, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1996, Riverside County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Frank Paul "Paul" Meyerholz,   b. 23 Dec 1911, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1998, Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Nellie Aliene Meyerholz,   b. 8 Aug 1917, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 2006
     10. Myrtle Ruth Meyerholz,   b. 8 Aug 1917,   d. 8 Aug 1917
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2574  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1364] Meyerholz, Nola E. (Dotson) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Friday, November 7, 1997; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 140-141 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 36-39 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 21A, page number: 140; enumeration date: June 22, 1900

    5. [S9241] Meyerholz, Franklin "Frank"- Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 8, December 20, 1943; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Census Place: Family History Library Film: Jefferson, Louisa, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254350; Page Number: T9-0350 444A.

    7. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 5B, page number: 268; enumeration date: January 24 and 26, 1920

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    10. [S9273] Meyerholz, Charles Henry "Charlie" - Will to Probate, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6; November 28, 1936; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S9274] Meyerholz, Elizabeth "Lizzie" - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 7, August 5, 1942; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    14. [S1392] Meyerholz, Henry M. - Obituary, (originally published in The Wapello Tribune, Friday, July 27, 1906, Page 1; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).