Bertha Meier (1853 - 1927)

Bertha (Volz) Meier
1853 - 1927
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Meier was born around 1853 in Baden-Baden, BW Germany. She was born into the Volz family and married into the Meier family. She died on January 2, 1927 in Nebraska at 74 years old.


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Bertha Meier was born in Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe County, BW Germany


Bertha Meier died on in Nebraska USA

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at St. Rose/ Lima Cemetery, in Crofton, Cedar County, Nebraska USA



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Bertha Meier died on January 2, 1927 in Nebraska at age 74. She was buried in St. Rose/ Lima Cemetery, Crofton, Nebraska USA. She was born around 1853 in Baden-Baden, BW Germany. We have no information about Bertha's surviving family.
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In 1853, in the year that Bertha Meier was born, on March 4th, Franklin Pierce became the 14th President of the United States. His son had been killed in a train accident that also involved Pierce and his wife on January 6 - the only of 3 sons to survive until then. Due to the resultant depression and his unpopular policies, he was not re-nominated for President and served only one term.

In 1883, by the time she was 30 years old, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1896, when she was 43 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1917, by the time she was 64 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1927, in the year of Bertha Meier's passing, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

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Other Bertha Meiers

Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - 1889
around 1887 - Mar 21, 1948
around 1881 - Jan 12, 1944
around 1877 - Mar 16, 1935
around 1877 - Oct 17, 1935
around 1861 - Jul 29, 1911
around 1892 - Jun 14, 1893
Jul 22, 1915 - Dec 6, 1988
Feb 21, 1894 - September 1986
Mar 9, 1891 - Nov 11, 1988
May 12, 1913 - Oct 16, 2009
Jun 20, 1908 - Sep 28, 2003
Aug 19, 1909 - Mar 13, 2002
Dec 6, 1937 - Nov 22, 2002
Jun 27, 1883 - May 15, 1972
May 7, 1890 - February 1989
Sep 29, 1906 - Feb 1, 2001
Dec 3, 1901 - Jul 19, 1998
Feb 6, 1929 - Aug 12, 1997

Other Meiers

Mar 25, 1886 - 1945
Sep 20, 1846 - May 26, 1928
1879 - around 1930
1915 - 1945
Unknown - Unknown
Aug 26, 1899 - 1981
Unknown - Unknown
1861 - March 1919
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown

Other Volzes

Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Dec 14, 1890 - February 1983
Oct 15, 1890 - September 1962
Sep 23, 1907 - Sep 26, 1995
May 31, 1930 - Jun 20, 2002
May 6, 1892 - Jan 5, 1992
Feb 23, 1916 - Dec 30, 1998
May 27, 1923 - November 1971
Mar 17, 1907 - September 1987
Jul 25, 1904 - April 1985
Dec 7, 1930 - August 1976
Jul 1, 1895 - February 1984
Sep 7, 1917 - June 1975
Feb 13, 1898 - March 1979
Oct 26, 1894 - August 1977
Aug 20, 1888 - March 1973
Dec 22, 1922 - Dec 7, 2000
Jun 8, 1935 - Oct 18, 1988

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Mar 25, 1886 - 1945
Sep 20, 1846 - May 26, 1928
1879 - around 1930
Oct 25, 1919 - September 1972
May 11, 1884 - Unknown
Dec 1, 1895 - Unknown
Feb 15, 1923 - Jan 15, 2004
Unknown - Unknown
Sep 26, 1902 - Unknown
Feb 9, 1899 - Unknown
Mar 4, 1936 - Unknown
around Dec 5, 1834 - Unknown
Dec 16, 1933 - Oct 16, 1993
around January 1900 - Unknown
around December 1867 - Unknown
around Jul 21, 1958 - Unknown
Jul 3, 1978 - Unknown
Jul 15, 1977 - Unknown
Oct 10, 1988 - Unknown
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