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Rev. Robert Jacob Meyer (1810 – 1892) Publications Abstracts, Commentary & References Implications for Family History

Paperback 136 pp Price Aus$ 35 €18 plus P&P.
ISBN 1 876383 11 9
By G. Rex Meyer (#2105) 58/14 Victoria Road, Pennant Hills. NSW 2120 Australia
Rev. Robert Jacob Meyer was born in Wexford Town, became a Methodist Minister in 1837 and served in circuits from Carlow and Wicklow in the south to Magherafelt and Strabane in the north. He died in Belfast. Robert’s father was Rudolphus Meyer (c.1770 – c1850), an immigrant from Germany and originally a Pietist Lutheran, who on marrying Hanna, converted to her religion, Methodism. The book is divided into four parts. Part I details briefly the life of Rev. Robert Jacob Meyer. Part II deals with the publications of Rev. Meyer during his 40 years of ministry. Part III includes various abstracts which were published in The Irish Evangelist and The Irish Christian Advocate. The final part deals with how Robert Meyer’s publications add to the knowledge of Meyer family history. This book with its numerous references and notes is well researched and of interest to all researching, not only the Meyer family, but also Methodism in Ireland in the 19th century.

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