Martin Mayer

Independent Enterprise

Martin Mayer passed away Friday night at the Ontario hospital following a long illness. Martin was born February 24, 1863 in Germany. In 1882 he came to the United States and lived six years in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado where he was employed in farming and mining. In 1888 he moved west and settled on a farm near Chehalis, Wa. There he married Lena Miller. In 1891 he and three associates founded the town of Po Ell, Washington. He operated a general merchandise store for 18 years and served eight years as postmaster. In 1910 he moved to New Plymouth where he lived until his death.

Mrs. Martin Mayer passed away eight years ago. Martin Mayer is survived by five brothers and two sisters: August Mayer of Portland, Criss Mayer of The Dalles, Ore., Joseph and Paul Mayer of Ethrota, Wn., and two sisters and a brother in Germany. No children were born to the couple.

Due to the distance, difficult transportation and elderly condition none of his brothers and sisters were able to attend Mr. Mayer's funeral.

Petersons of Ontario had charge of the funeral Tuesday morning.

The funeral was held in the St. Aloysius church in New Plymouth. Father Halpin officiated. The choir sang the church hymns directed by Mrs. Tony Henggeler. Mrs. Anna Henggeler was organist.

Pall bearers were Roland Sullivan, Mike Galliger, Jake Kramp, John Driscoll, Philip Roney and Mr. Eldridge. Martin Mayer's body was laid to rest in the Park View cemetery.

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