Searching for Frederick Meier's father William Meier. William immigrated from Prussia/Germany about 1865 to Meadville,Crawford,Pennsylvania. His wife was Juliane and had children :William abt 1858, John abt 1861 both born in Germany. Then daughter Julia born in PA.abt 1866 Charles abt 1868 and then my great grandfather Frederick Martin Meier born 28 May 1871 in Meadville, PA., died 16 Sep 1924 in Roseville,Macomb,Michigan. I have family in 1870 and 1880 PA.census. Do not have year they came to Michigan but have them on the 6 June 1900 Detroit, Wayne Michigan census. Julia is still living but is a widow. I know nothing about the brothers or daughter. You say the brother William followed his siblings Fred and Charles to Michigan, thinking there might be a link we might be related.