George Mieyr
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Posted to US Biographies Project by:
Linda Isenbarg
10 May 2001


File submitted to US Biographies Project by
Sue Simpson


Arizona, the Youngest State
McClintock, 1916


George Mieyr

"George Mieyr, well known in mining circles of Bisbee as the master mechanic of the Copper Queen Mining Company was born in Michigan, June 23, 1870, a son of John and Mary Kirtchen (Kirchen) Mieyr, natives of Germany. The father came to America when a child. In the family were twelve children: Nicholas, who is a miner in Michigan; John who is engaged in merchandising in Great Falls, Montana; Annie, the wife of Joe Krupp, yardmaster of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company of Calumet Michigan; Lena, who married Peter Thill, of Great Falls, Montana; Mathew who lives in Utah; Charles, a miner in Bisbee Arizona, Frank, also a resident of Bisbee, George of this review; Albert, a machinist in Montana; Eva, Thomas and Edward, all of whom are deceased.

George Mieyr was reared in Michigan and practically grew up in the mining camps of that state. He attended district school until he was thirteen years of age and then served an apprenticeship in a machine shop, thus early laying the foundations for his present efficiency and success. When he was nineteen he left his native state and went to Great Falls, Montana, where he worked as a machinist for some time, being also identified with construction work on a smelter for three years. He afterward traveled in various parts of the west until 1896 when he settled in Bisbee Arizona, where he has since resided. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American war he entered the navy and spent one year in special service. Upon his discharge he returned to Bisbee and worked as a regular machinist until 1900 when he went to Cananea, Mexico, as master mechanic identified with important construction work. After two years he returned to Arizona settling in Douglas, where he was made master mechanic of the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company, resigning in 1905 to return to Bisbee. There four years later he accepted the position of master mechanic for the Copper Queen Company, an office which he has held since that time. He is a skilled and expert mechanician with natural mechanical ability which has been strengthened by long experience and he has met with success in handling the important matters under his charge because he is thoroughly familiar with his business in principle and detail. With the aid of one assistant he accomplishes all of the work of his department for the great corporation with which he is identified, giving to the company the efficient services of a trained specialist as well as a shrewd and farsighted businessman.

In September 1898, Mr. Mieyr married Miss Emma Bauer, a native of Los Angeles and a daughter of Absolom and Mary Bauer, both of whom were born in Germany. The father was for many years prominent in the meat business in Los Angeles but is now a resident of Bisbee. Mr. and Mrs. Mieyr have two children: Madeline, who was born in 1901 and George whose birth occurred in 1907.

Mr. Mieyr is liberal in his political views and has never sought public office. Fraternally he is connected with the Loyal Order of Moose. Through his own energy and enterprise he has won success in his chosen line of work, and though his honorable character and fidelity to upright principles has commanded this respect and confidence of his fellowmen."

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Arizona, the Youngest State, McClintock, 1916 Submitted by: Sue Simpson