John was my great grandfather. We believe that John Moir was not his real name, he anglised his name when he arrived in Scotland. Family discussion reveals John had a twin sister named Eva, his father's name may have been Joseph, the family originated from Bavaria. The story goes that John travelled as a 4 year old with family to the USA. John was born around 1870 in Bavaria. I have yet to confirm if the family name was Meyer, Meyers, Meier etc? John later travelled to Scotland when he was a young man and married a Bridget Wylie in Bridgeton, Glasgow in 1897. Bridget's family were Irish/scottish Roman Catholic. John worked in Calderbank Steel works as a Ships Rigger. He died in 1954 aged 84 years. He is buried at St Patricks Cemetery, New Stevenson, Lanarkshire Scotland. I believe that the remainder of John's Bavarian family stayed in the USA where the family ran a successful bakery business. Please can anyone help with identifying ancestors in the USA? Many thanks Ian.
at Lanarkshire, Scotland United Kingdom