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  • Name: Ferdinand Charles Meier
  • Location of Birth: Perham, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 16, 1904
  • Date of Death: July 22, 1984
  • Parents: Henry Meier & Anna (Fanta) Meier
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 26, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: March 31, 1943
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Ferdinand Charles Meier
    Race: White
    Age: 37
    Birth Date: April 16, 1904
    Birth Place: Perham, Ottertail, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: Mesaba Cliff Mining Co., Marble, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Sallow
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Scar on hand
    Next of Kin: Geo. Meier, Route 1, Bovey, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ferdinand Meier was raised and attended school in Perham, Minnesota. He came to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1937 from that city and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. After service he returned to Grand Rapids and worked in the construction industry in the area and retired in the late 1960s. He married Mary Tobeck in 1958 in Grand Rapids.

    Ferdinand died at his home in Grand Rapids and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 30). He is survived by his wife, Mary; seven sisters, Emma Peck, Tina Houve, Lena Faber, Esther Dickman, Pauline Reick, Millie Werp, and Elsie Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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