When I started looking for Monroe’s Lost & Forgotten History, I have always wanted to know and hopefully find out if I had any kind of history connected to anything in Monroe County. During some research, I found out that inside the First Presbyterian Church there is a room called the Cairl room. the Cairl name I thought would be easy to find out but most I could find was in the Toledo Ohio and surrounding communities. Also found in Connecticut and New York. Not too much help for anything in Monroe.
This past Thursday, I went to a local resale store and found a book titled “Faith of our Founders 1820-1993” by the First Presbyterian Church here in Monroe. as I was reading it, I found the name of Catherine Cairl married a Julius Meier. I also found a Mrs. Frank Cairl who was VP of the Ladies and Society.
Using my mother’s genealogy information that I now have in my possession, I was able to make the connection with Catherine Cairl and her husband Julius Meier. As far as Mrs. Frank Cairl, I have not yet make a connection of what Frank it is in my mother’s genealogy information.
There is probably more connections that I have in the Monroe County area since some of the surnames are still in the area as well as names of local roads. Which may more connections with Monroe’s history.
My mother passed before the Covid epidemic began and I know she would be thrilled to know I was able to find out at least about the church and her side of the family connection. That always give me a smile. I still have some more reading to do so hopefully I can find out a little more.
So if anyone can connect Cairl or anything associated with the name, please comment with the information or contact me direct.