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Meyersville

Meyersville is fourteen miles south of Cuero in extreme southern DeWitt County. It is the county's second oldest German community. By 1850 twenty families had settled in the area, and Polish immigrants also began settling at Meyersville in the 1850s. The first cotton gin, built in 1868, was horse-powered and ginned two bales a day. Meyersville eventually had a gristmill as well. Two days each week were set aside for corn grinding, and farmers would come to Meyersville from as far as fifteen miles away since there were no other mills in the area except at Yorktown. Other early businesses included grocery stores, a mattress factory, a saddlery, a blacksmith shop, and a brewery. The population estimates for the Meyersville communities approached 250 during the 1940s but decreased to 150 during the next decade and by 1968 to 110, which remained the figure given for 1990.

Gustave Franke 1884-1903
Produced about 500 barrels a year.