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Share our heritage: Maj. John Meyer’s home

Maj. John Meyer lived across Elk Creek from the Meyer homestead, east of Rebersburg.
Maj. John Meyer lived across Elk Creek from the Meyer homestead, east of Rebersburg. Photo provided

Today’s photo is from Evonne “Vonnie” Henninger, of Rebersburg.

It is of the home of Maj. John Meyer (1806-1892), who built his house and lived across Elk Creek from the Meyer homestead, east of Rebersburg.

Meyer was a cabinet maker and built furniture in his Elk Creek Shop. For many years he was the only undertaker in the valley. Other who lived here were Daniel Beck and Charles and Lulu Mallory. Jack Brown named his home “Shady Side” and used it for a summer home and hunting camp. Later, Harrison Snyder owned the property and used it for a summer home. Meyer’s father, Col. Henry Meyer, came to Brush Valley in 1797. He was a millwright and built many gristmills and sawmills in Central Pennsylvania including the counties of Snyder, Mifflin, Juniata, Lycoming and Centre.

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Readers are welcome to submit photos to the CDT by mail, in person or by email at jmcallister@centredaily.com.

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