C. Meyer Otero County, New Mexico

C. Meyer, a prominent merchant of La Luz, Otero County, New Mexico was born in Germany, and in that country he was reared and received a common school education. At the age of eighteen years he came to America, and a few months after his arrival in New York City he enlisted his services in defense of the Union army in the Civil war, becoming a member of Company B, Seventh New York Regiment, in which he served for ten months. After a military career of ten months he received his discharge at Hart's Island, New York, for his adopted country then no longer needed his services, and he returned to the duties of private life.

In 1869 Mr. Meyer made his way to Texas, remaining in the Lone Star state from that time until 1882, when he removed to old Mexico, and for three years was there engaged in merchandising. On the expiration of that period he returned to Texas, and for the following six years was employed as bookkeeper for an American Mining Company. He then came to New Mexico and opened his present place of business at La Luz, being now the proprietor of a large general merchandise store, in which he has a complete and well selected stock of goods, his being the only store of its kind in the beautiful little settlement of La Luz.

In this city in 1894 Mr. Meyer was united in marriage to Lillie M. Greenwood, and they have three children: Lillie, Carl and Pauline. In his fraternal relations Mr. Meyer is a Mason, belonging to Alamogordo Lodge. He is also a director in the First National Bank of Alamogordo.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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