Ernest looked back on those years and related highlights of a life that has been a full and rich one, Born to Henry and Christine Meyer on their farm a mile south of Brunswick, he is the youngest of the seven boys and five girls that made up the Meyer family. He attended Brunswick school andworked on the farm for awhile. Then he worked for six years in a wholesale house in Chicago, learning the mercantile trade that prepared him for his successful business career. He helped his brother on the farm until 1914, when he bought the store in Brunswick that stands on land his grandfather bought from the United States government. That year is important in Ernest's life for another reason, too, because he married Alice Reinke of Chicago on March 21.
Ernest recently received recognition from a company whose product he has carried continuously for 40 years. Considering the fact that the average life of a business in the United States is five years, he has been successful, indeed.
Ernest has seen many changes in the world, such as the improvement of roads, and the invention of automobiles, airplanes, motion pictures, radio and television.
He has two daughters, Lucille, Mrs. Robert Harris, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Alice, Mrs. Francis Rhein, of Crown Point, and five grandsons who, as Ernest said, "have the makings of a basketball team."
Mrs. Meyer passed away October 29, 1953. Ernest's oldest living relative is his sister, Johanna Meyers, 92, who lives at Kniman. She is the oldest of the 12 Meyer children.
After a long and happy career of service to the community, Ernest plans an early retirement.
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