Marcuse, Meyer A.

Grizzly Bear, April 1908

At a quarter past 3 o'clock, Monday morning March 9th, M. A. Marcuse passed away at his family home on Fourth street, near D, Marysville.  It was the termination of a useful life and one well spent.  At the ending the bedside was surrounded by his immediate relatives who witnessed the passing of their devoted friend and the one who had ever been faithful to his obligations as a husband and a father.  M. A. Marcuse was born in Filerna, Prussia, January 3, 1835, and when 17 years of age left his native land and came to the United States.  Impulsed by the reports of the great opportunities that were presented in California which at that time were attracting the attention of the venturesome young men, he came to this State in 1856 and settled in Allegheny City, Sierra county, and there opened a general merchandise store.  It was there that Mr. Marcuse became acquainted with John Mackay, and he was indeed the one who was the initial in the shaping of the great future of the bonanza king.  It was in the latter part of 1861 that he disposed of his business in Allegheny and went to Marysville and established a grocery store at the corner of Third and D streets, which he conducted until July 4, 1863.  He later associated himself with his brother, Marcus Marcuse, in the wholesale tobacco business, as well as insurance, and has since been associated with that establishment.  The deceased leaves a brother, Jonas, in Richmond, Va., who formerly was in business in Yuba City in connection with M. A. Marcuse.  As well, he leaves a widow and two sisters - Mrs. Mary Strock and Mrs. A. Brunner of New York City; two sons - J. H. and H. M. Marcuse of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. A. Frank, also of Marysville.  Mr. Marcuse, while always public spirited and among the foremost to promote enterprises calculated to upbuild the city and the valley, never aspired to office, though by no means was he derelict in the performance of his obligations as a citizen.  He was a member of the exempt firemen, having been associated with Eureka engine company in early days.  In the parade on last Fourth of July the old exempts were represented by but four then surviving members - Charles Raish, Charles Gray, Clem Kimball and Mr. Marcuse.

San Francisco Examiner, March 10, 1908 - In Marysville, Cal., March 9, Meyer A., loving husband of Rose Marcuse and father of Mrs. Ida L. Frank and J. H. and H. M. Marcuse, a native of Filerna, Prussia, aged 73 years 2 months and 6 days. Funeral services will be held this (Tuesday) afternoon, at his late residence in Marysville, at 3 o'clock, under the auspices of Corinthian Lodge, No. 9, F. and A. M.  Cremation Odd Fellows Crematory, San Francisco, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12 o'clock.

[The Marysville Burial Book shows Meyer (Myer) as buried in San Francisco.]