In Memory

Emma Meyer - Class Of 1898

Word was received Monday of the death in Buffalo, New York, of Miss Emma Meyer, sister of Will Meyer, Wabash telegraph operator and life long Delphi resident. Miss Meyer was the first librarian in Delphi, at that time, the only library being the one in the school building. She was born in Germany and came to Delphi with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Meyer and sister, Dora, now all deceased. She was a member of the German Lutheran church, but in her early girlhood became a protege of Mrs. John Burr, prominent Delphi resident. With her, she attended the Episcopal church and was a member of its guild. Miss Meyer traveled abroad, and served as librarian in Buffalo, N. Y. for many years. Recently, she has been a patient in a nursing home there. She was a brilliant scholar. It is significant to her friends in the library world that the passing of Delphi’s first librarian coincides with the local library’s observance of Library Week. Miss Meyer was a graduate of the Delphi High School, class of 1898. There were seven in the class. With Miss Emma were C. O. Julius, Robert Toole, Etta Trawin Stevenson, Harry Trawin, Will Bridge and Roscoe Dillon. Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Jackson funeral home. Rev. Richard Recher of Camden officiated. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

Delphi Citizen April 27, 1950