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History of Cambria County, V.2



History of Cambria County


    Dr. Louis Henry Mayer was one of the well known and highly respected citizens of Johnstown, where he was a leading physician for over thirty years. He was born in Johnstown, March 8, 1862, the son of William Frederick and Christina (Leitenberger) Mayer, natives of Germany.
    William Frederick Mayer was born in Brackenheim Konigreich Wurtenberg, Germany, Aug. 22, 1830. He came to the United States about 1853, and in 1854 removed from New York to Johnstown, where he became engaged in the furniture business, later working for the Cambria Iron Company. He was married in 1857 and died Aug. 21, 1896.
    Dr. Louis Henry Mayer attended the primary and grammar schools until 16 years of age, when he entered the office of the Tribune as an apprentice and worked at a "case" until he began to study medicine in the office of Dr. W. B. Lowman, later going to Philadelphia, where he entered Jefferson Medical College and graduated in 1887. He then began practice in Johnstown, where he met with decided success.
    Doctor Mayer was married May 21, 1889, to Olive Frances Stephens, who was born in Dilltown, Indiana County, the daughter of William S. and Sara Ann Skiles Stephens. She is a sister of Attorney John H. Stephens and of the late Judge M. B. Stephens of Johnstown. Mrs. Mayer now resides at the Mayer Apartments, on Locust Street. To Doctor and Mrs. Mayer were born the following children:


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