Hermann Meyer, proprietor of the Commercial Hotel of De Soto, was born in Saxony, Germany, July 24, 1846, and is a son of Christian F. Meyer of Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, Germany. Hermann Meyer immigrated to the United States in 1866, and first located in New York City, where he remained for some time, and in 1870 went to California, returning in 1872. He again visited that State in 1878, remained two years and
returned to Chicago in 1880. In December, 1882, he settled in De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., and embarked in his present business, which he has since successfully continued. In September, 1882, he married Hermina Goedert. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have three children, viz.: Hans, Elizabeth and Gertrude. Mr. Meyer's head clerk, Wiley C. Cobb, was born near Union City, Tenn., July 26, 1859 and is a son of Jesse Cobb, who settled in Salem, Dent Co., Mo., during the early part of the late war. February 7, 1887, Mr. Cobb married Miss Minnie Patterson, daughter
of Charles V. Patterson, of Caledonia, Washington Co., Mo. Mr. Cobb is
an enterprising young man, and is a member of the Knights of Pythias.