Third generation Glendalian Robert Maier grew up on Hilda Avenue and also went to Glendale High. He and his wife, Josephine had three children — Richard, Diane and William (Bill). Robert Maier died in 1975. His sister, Jeannette Maier Engle, who turns 90 in October, lives in North Hollywood.
Fourth generation resident, Bill Maier, a builder for more than 30 years, now lives in Tujunga. He has three children from his first marriage to Peggy O'Neil — daughters Julie and Natalie live in Portland, Ore., while son Adam lives here with wife Jackie and their two daughters, Nicki and Samantha, the sixth generation to live here.
Bill Maier married Leslie Leck in 2003 and has a stepson, Nicholas. He credits his role as historian at Lakeside Country Club with igniting an interest in his family's six generations here. As relatives give him documents and memorabilia, he and his daughter Natalie, who shares his love of family history, are documenting his family's unique story.