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Mayer, David, 1815-1890

 Person

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

David Mayer Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 145
Abstract David Mayer was born in Bavaria in 1815. He immigrated to the United States in 1839, settling first in Tennessee and then in Washington, Georgia. Eight years later he moved to Atlanta where he remained until his death in 1890. David Mayer was a businessman, confederate veteran, free mason, and one of the founders of the Atlanta public schools. The collection consists of letters from notables such as Joseph E. Brown, elected as Georgia's governor four times, and from Alexander H. Stephens,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1839 - 1946