Irene Anna Helena Bremer was born 7 October 1895 in Lake City, Minnesota, United States to Henry M. Bremer (1868-1935) and Anna Maria Ehlers (1876-1961) and died 24 October 1980 Lake City, Minnesota, United States of recurrent and repeated cerebra-vascular accidents. She married Roy Carsten Meyer (1898-1965) 12 September 1919 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake City, Minnesota, United States.


Her parents were strong members of the local church, St. John's Lutheran. She was confirmed on March 7, 1916.

Education and teaching career

Irene received a college education in the early 1900's. She graduated from Winona State Teachers College with a teaching license and began to teach school near her home town of Lake City soon after. Her teaching career was marred by anti-German sentiments as WWI began. She was a first generation American raised in a primarily German community. In 1918 she was accused of making pro-German statements in her classroom by three of her students, ages 11, 12 and 15 and resigned as the charges were investigated.[1] source

Soon after, she married and began a family of her own.


Offspring of Irene Bremer and Roy Carsten Meyer (1898-1965)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ethel Irene Meyer (1920-2006) 29 August 1920 Lake City, Minnesota, United States 24 February 2006 Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States James A. Finley (-1988)
Ione Anna Meyer (1923) 23 September 1923 Lake City, Minnesota, United States 16 July 2010 Lake City, Minnesota, United States Wendell Luverne Olson (1923)



  1. ^ Aby, Anne J. The North Star State: a Minnesota history reader, p142.

Footnotes (including sources)

₪ Wedding
  • Roy Meyer's obituary
¶ Death
  • Irene Meyer's death certificate