Franz Heinrich Loethen1

M, #481, b. October 3, 1765
Father*Wilhelm Loethen2,1 b. circa 1750
Mother*Agnes Inger2,1
     Franz Heinrich Loethen was also known as Franciscus Henry Loethen.2 Franz Heinrich Loethen, son of Wilhelm Loethen and Agnes Inger, was born on October 3, 1765 in Lank, Kreis Crefeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1 He was christened Franz Heinrich on October 4, 1765 at Rheinland-Pfalz.1 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in 1770.2
Franz married Anna Christina Scheuten, daughter of Gottfried Schuten and Anna Margaretha Grotjans, circa 1790 at Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1,2 Franz Heinrich Loethen was a witness at the wedding of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen on November 7, 1824 at Lank City Hall, Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany; Marriage was performed by Adam Zons, Mayor of Lank.3,4,5,6
Franz died in Rheinland-Pfalz.2

Family

Anna Christina Scheuten b. March 30, 1763, d. September 6, 1811
Children

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen.
  2. [S7315] Pkcurry0229 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Nevins Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on July 19, 2011.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.
  4. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  5. [S7450] Alma Loethen e-mails to Linda A. Berg.
  6. [S7450] Alma Loethen e-mails to Linda A. Berg, e-mail of December 18, 2009.

Anna Christina Scheuten1

F, #482, b. March 30, 1763, d. September 6, 1811
Father*Gottfried Schuten1
Mother*Anna Margaretha Grotjans1
     Anna Christina Scheuten was also known as Anna Christine Scheuten.2 Anna Christina Scheuten, daughter of Gottfried Schuten and Anna Margaretha Grotjans, was born on March 30, 1763 in Lank, Kreis Crefeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1 She was christened Anna Christina on April 1, 1763 at Rheinland-Pfalz.1
Anna married Franz Heinrich Loethen, son of Wilhelm Loethen and Agnes Inger, circa 1790 at Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1,2
Anna died on September 6, 1811 in Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany, at age 48.3,2

Family

Franz Heinrich Loethen b. October 3, 1765
Children

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen.
  2. [S7315] Pkcurry0229 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Nevins Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on July 19, 2011.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 1.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.

Henry Joseph Mertens1

M, #483, b. May 5, 1792, d. March 28, 1863
Father*Stephan Mertens b. February 19, 1758, d. March 7, 1839
Mother*Anna Maria Breutz b. circa 1759, d. September 10, 1845
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Henry Joseph Mertens was also known as Heinrich Mertens. Henry Joseph Mertens, son of Stephan Mertens and Anna Maria Breutz, was born on May 5, 1792 in Latum, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany, Latum is two miles west of the Rhine River in the Dusseldorf administrative district.2,3,4 He was baptized on May 8, 1792 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany, Lank was a small town close to Latum..3
House where Henry Joseph Mertens was born
Henry Joseph Mertens witnessed The area that Latum was in was ceded to France by King Frederick of Prussia circa 1795 at Westfalen. He witnessed The area previously ceded to France was returned to Prussia after the defeat of Napoleon I of France. in 1815 at Westfalen.
Henry Joseph was He was listed as a schreiner or carpenter on his marriage license. in 1824 at Westfalen.3 Marriage banns for Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen were published on September 24, 1824 at Lank City Hall, Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany.5
Henry (his first marriage) married Maria Magadalena Loethen (her first marriage), daughter of Franz Heinrich Loethen and Anna Christina Scheuten, on November 7, 1824 at Lank City Hall, Westfalen, the witnesses were Stephan Mertens, Franz Heinrich Loethen, Johann Adolph Leven and Balthasar Loethen; Marriage was performed by Adam Zons, Mayor of Lank.6,4,7,8
Henry Joseph Mertens According to "A Tribute to the Immigrants from the Rhineland", their arrival was in 1836.2
Henry Joseph Mertens immigrated on February 15, 1837 to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, traveling on the Brig Charles Ferdinand. Arriving with Henry were Maria Magadalena Loethen, Anna Christina Mertens, Stephen Joseph Mertens and Peter Lorenz Mertens.9,10,11 Henry Joseph Mertens moved on April 14, 1837 from They arrived at New Westphalia from New Orleans with Father Johann H. Meinkmann who also accompanied them on the Brig Charles Ferdinand from Germany to New Orleans. Henrietta Bruns, wife of Doctor Bernard David Bruns, mentioned their arrival date in a letter to Germany. to Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. Moving with Henry were Maria Magadalena Loethen, Anna Christina Mertens, Stephen Joseph Mertens and Peter Lorenz Mertens.12,13
Henry Joseph Mertens The Mertens family was among the earliest German immigrants to the local area.10
Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen were included in a census by Father Ferdinand Helias. Also included were their children: Christina, Laurentius, Stephanus and Joannes. in 1838 at Missouri.14
Henry Joseph was a farmer and a skilled carpenter in 1838.14,10
Henry Joseph Mertens appeared on the 1844 tax roll of Osage County, Missouri. The property covered was described as one horse, two cattle, no slaves, watches, clocks or carriages. The tax amount was 31 cents.12
On June 5, 1860 Henry Joseph Mertens farmed at Jackson Township in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.15
Henry is a head of household, under the name of "Joseph Martens", on the 1860 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 68-year-old male, born in Prussia. His real-estate is valued at $2000.00, his personal estate at $1500.00.. Enumerated with him were.15
Henry was a sponsor for William Joseph Mertens's baptism on November 28, 1861 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.16,17 A contract for the marriage of Henry Joseph Mertens and Christina Kluner was signed in December, 1862 at Missouri. The terms of the contract were: They executed a pre-nuptial agreement whereby most of Henry Joseph's estate would be left to his children rather than his new wife.18
Henry (his second marriage) married Christina Kluner (her second marriage) on December 18, 1862 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Missouri.18,10,19
Henry died on March 28, 1863 in Missouri, at age 70.10,18 He was buried on March 30, 1863 in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.20,10
Records show that Henry Joseph received a 40 acre land grant consisting of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 29 in Township 43 Range 10W in 1843 and a further land grant of 40 acres of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 30, Township 32, Range 10W in Osage County in 1845 or 1846. These formed the core of a 400 acre farm just off Highway 133 about 1 3/4 miles from present day Folk, Missouri that Henry Joseph owned at the time of his death. In 1850 he was shown as owning a farm situated in the county of Osage: The West half of South West quarter and the South West quarter of Section 29, the east half of South East quarter, the South West quarter of the South East quarter and South East quarter of the North East quarter of Section thirty, the North half of the North East quarter of Section thirty one and the North West quarter of the North West quarter of Section thirty two of Township Fourty Three of Range 10 West.12
His estate was probated on May 31, 1866 at Missouri.18

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, MissouriHenry Joseph Mertens15

Family 1

Maria Magadalena Loethen b. November 28, 1796, d. May 8, 1862
Children

Family 2

Christina Kluner b. December 20, 1813, d. December 20, 1884

Citations

  1. [S6638] Wolfgang Mertens e-mails to Linda A. Berg concerning Merten's Family in Germany. , sent February 19, 2011.
  2. [S6921] A Tribute to the Immigrants from the Rhineland.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 1.
  4. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 3.
  6. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.
  7. [S7450] Alma Loethen e-mails to Linda A. Berg.
  8. [S7450] Alma Loethen e-mails to Linda A. Berg, e-mail of December 18, 2009.
  9. [S419] Brig Charles Ferdinand passenger list, February 15, 1837.
  10. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  11. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  12. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  13. [S2222] Bill Buchholz e-mail to e-mail address, July 21, 2000.
  14. [S6883] Father Helias, Pioneer TImes, October 1977, "Father Helias' Census of 1838."
  15. [S6469] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Martens household.
  16. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  17. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  18. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5.
  19. [S8675] Unknown Newspaper.
  20. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5, 10.
  21. [S7429] Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, FamilySearch Database online, Father's name is entered as "Joseph Mertens."
  22. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.

Maria Magadalena Loethen

F, #484, b. November 28, 1796, d. May 8, 1862
Father*Franz Heinrich Loethen b. October 3, 1765
Mother*Anna Christina Scheuten b. March 30, 1763, d. September 6, 1811
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Maria Magadalena Loethen, daughter of Franz Heinrich Loethen and Anna Christina Scheuten, was born on November 28, 1796 in Lank, North, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany, Lank was over 1,000 years old at the time Maria Magdalena was born.1,2,3 She was baptized on November 30, 1797 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany.3 Marriage banns for Maria Magadalena Loethen and Henry Joseph Mertens were published on September 24, 1824 at Lank City Hall, Lank, Kreis Krefeld, Westfalen, Germany.4
Maria (her first marriage) marrried Henry Joseph Mertens (his first marriage) , son of Stephan Mertens and Anna Maria Breutz, on November 7, 1824 at Lank City Hall, Westfalen, the witnesses were Stephan Mertens, Franz Heinrich Loethen, Johann Adolph Leven and Balthasar Loethen; Marriage was performed by Adam Zons, Mayor of Lank.5,2,6,7
Maria Magadalena immigrated along with Henry Joseph Mertens on February 15, 1837 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, traveling on the Brig Charles Ferdinand.8,9,10

Maria moved along with Henry Joseph Mertens on April 14, 1837 from They arrived at New Westphalia from New Orleans with Father Johann H. Meinkmann who also accompanied them on the Brig Charles Ferdinand from Germany to New Orleans. Henrietta Bruns, wife of Doctor Bernard David Bruns, mentioned their arrival date in a letter to Germany. to Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.11,12
Maria Magadalena Loethen and Henry Joseph Mertens were included in a census by Father Ferdinand Helias. Also included were their children: Christina, Laurentius, Stephanus and Joannes. in 1838 at Missouri.13
Maria witnessed the baptism of Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens on May 6, 1860 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.14,15
Maria was enumerated with her husband, Henry Joseph Mertens under the name of "Magdalene Martens" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a 64-year-old female, born in Prussia.16
Maria died on May 8, 1862 in Missouri, at age 65.1,9,17 She was buried on May 8, 1862 in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.17

Family

Henry Joseph Mertens b. May 5, 1792, d. March 28, 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S7315] Pkcurry0229 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Nevins Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on July 19, 2011.
  2. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri, pages 161.
  3. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 1.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 3.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 2.
  6. [S7450] Alma Loethen e-mails to Linda A. Berg.
  7. [S7450] Alma Loethen e-mails to Linda A. Berg, e-mail of December 18, 2009.
  8. [S419] Brig Charles Ferdinand passenger list, February 15, 1837.
  9. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  10. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).
  11. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  12. [S2222] Bill Buchholz e-mail to e-mail address, July 21, 2000.
  13. [S6883] Father Helias, Pioneer TImes, October 1977, "Father Helias' Census of 1838."
  14. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  15. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  16. [S6469] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Martens household.
  17. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5.
  18. [S7429] Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, FamilySearch Database online, Mother's name is entered as "Anna Magdalena Loethen."
  19. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.

Johann H. "John" Mertens1

M, #485, b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Father*Henry Joseph Mertens2 b. May 5, 1792, d. March 28, 1863
Mother*Maria Magadalena Loethen2 b. November 28, 1796, d. May 8, 1862
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Johann H. "John" Mertens was also known as John Joseph Mertens.1,3 Johann H. "John" Mertens, son of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, was born on December 2, 1837 in Westphalia, Gasconade County, Missouri, 38.441726, -91.999215, Westphalia later became part of Osage County.2,3,4 He was baptized on December 22, 1837 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Gasconade County, Missouri, However, according to the St. Francis Xavier Church Records, in Taos, Missouri (S:2653), He was baptized in that Church on December 27, 1837. His sponsors were John Kern or Hern and Elizabeth Brockerhoff..2,4,1 Conflicting evidence placed his birth on October 25, 1836, according to his tombstone inscription, or in 1839, according to the 1900 Federal Census.5,6
Johann was a witness to were included in a census by Father Ferdinand Helias. Also included were their children: Christina, Laurentius, Stephanus and Joannes. with Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen in 1838 at Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.7
Johann H. "John" Mertens received his First Holy Communion on May 11, 1851 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.8
Johann H. "John" Mertens lived before February, 1859 Osage County, Missouri.9
Johann married Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, daughter of Peter Wilhelm "William" Scheulen and Maria Catherina Lock, on February 15, 1859 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. The Reverand Henry VonNichols, S. J. presided at the wedding.5,9,2,10,3 ; John Mertens' house in Loose Creek
John Mertens' house in Loose Creek
Photograph by BobBerg

Johann H. was a farm laborer on June 5, 1860.11
Johann is a head of household, under the name of "Johann Martens", on the 1860 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. He was identified as a 23-year-old male, born in Missouri.. Enumerated with him were:, his son Maria Magdalena Catharina.11
Johann H. "John" Mertens lived in April, 1866 Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, John and Maria purchased the Mertens home place from his brothers Stephen and Lorenz and his sister Anna Christina Poepping for $1,125. He borrowed $875 from Lorenz at six percent interest to finance the purchase from his father's estate. The property consisted of 400 acres of unfarmable rocky hillsides and was located five miles from Westphalia on Missouri highway 133.12
Johann witnessed the probate of the estate of Henry Joseph Mertens on May 31, 1866 at Missouri.13
He was one of three directors of School District Number 2 in township 43, range 10 in 1868.12,14,15
Between 1870 and 1880 Johann H. "John" Mertens farmed at Osage Township in Cole County, Missouri.16,17
Johann is a head of household, under the name of "John Martin", on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, Missouri. He was identified as a 33-year-old white male, a citizen, born in Missouri. His parents were foreign born. At this census, Mary Boze, fifty years old and born in Missouri, lived with them.. Enumerated with him were:, his sons John (s/ John & Mary) and Theodore F., his daughters Maria Magdalena Catharina and Anna Marie Christine.17
Johann appeared on the 1876 Missouri state census Osage County as Jno. Mertens, a white male, between the ages of 21-45 years, who is able to read and write. Listed as his children were: Helene, Joseph, Christine, Anna,Theodore, Mary, Therese and Paul.. Enumerated with him were, his wife Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, his daughters Maria Magdalena Catharina "Lena" Mertens, Anna Marie Christine Mertens, Anna Gertrude "Annie" Mertens, Maria Margaret "Mary" Mertens and Theresia Mertens, his sons William Joseph Mertens, Theodore F. Mertens and Peter Paul Otto Mertens.18,15
Johann H. was John operated a grist mill and saw mill on 10 acres near the Osage River and Cole County Highway B. before 1880 at Cole County, Missouri.19 He moved in 1880 to St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.19
Johann is a head of household, under the name of "John Martens", on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 42-year-old married whie male, born in Prussia, as were his parents.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Maria Christina, his sons John (s/ John & Mary), Theodore F. and Peter Paul Otto, his daughters Maria Magdalena Catharina, Anna Marie Christine, Anna Gertrude, Maria Margaret, Theresia and Catherine Hubertina.16
Johann purchased John purchased 10 acres from William Kraus north of the Osage River in the northwest quarter of Section 1, Township 42, Range 12, where Cole County Highway B crosses the Osage River. at Missouri on November 19, 1886.19 He was ill with He suffered a mild stroke which affected his mental condition. between January, 1898 and June, 1898.19
Johann H. "John" Mertens lived on June 24, 1898 Missouri State Hospital #1, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri, John was admitted to the State Mental Hospital as an insane adult and spent the rest of his life there.19
Johann is a head of household, under the name of "John Mertens", on the 1900 U. S. Census of State Lunatic Asylum #1, Fulton, Callaway County, Missouri. He was identified as a 61-year-old married white male, a patient. He was born in Germany and is able to read, write, and speak English.. Enumerated with him were.6
Johann died on July 14, 1909 at Missouri State Hospital #1 in Missouri, at age 71.19,5 He was buried on July 18, 1909 in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.5,19,1,320
John H. Mertens Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens11
1870Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens17
1876Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens18,15
1880Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens16
1900State Lunatic Asylum #1, Fulton, Callaway County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens6

Family

Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
Children

Citations

  1. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  2. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  3. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  4. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  5. [S5099] St. Thomas Cemetery tombstone readings.
  6. [S6694] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Mertens household.
  7. [S6883] Father Helias, Pioneer TImes, October 1977, "Father Helias' Census of 1838."
  8. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, In this record, the groom's name is given as Joseph Mertens..
  10. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4 and page 9.
  11. [S6470] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Johann Martens household.
  12. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  13. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 5.
  14. [S6908] Unterrified Democrat Newspaper "reprinted in issue of September 22, 2010."
  15. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  16. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  17. [S6471] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martin household.
  18. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  19. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 11.
  20. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.
  21. [S6489] Magdelan Dauer Death Certificate.
  22. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  23. [S5841] Theo Mertens Death Certificate.
  24. [S6496] Mary Margaret Cassmeyer Death Certificate.
  25. [S7185] Theresa Morrow Death Certificate.
  26. [S9067] Paul Peter Mertens Death Certificate.
  27. [S9052] Gertrude Anna Krummen Death Certificate.

Theodore F. Mertens1

M, #486, b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Father*Johann H. "John" Mertens2,3 b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Mother*Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen3,2 b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Theodore F. Mertens
From Ancestry Family Tree
     Theodore F. Mertens, son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, was born on September 19, 1867 in Henry Joseph Mertens farm, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri.3,4,5,6,2 Conflicting evidence placed his birth September 19, 1866 (St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Listing.)7 He was baptized on October 4, 1867 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri, sponsors with an unknown relationship included His godparents were Theodore Herx and Margaret Adel Scheppers. According to source 3385, Theodore was baptized on November 4, 1867, at this location..2,5
He was enumerated with his parent Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Theodore Martin" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old white male, born in Missouri. His mother was foreign born.8
He was enumerated as the son of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County, a white male, under the age of ten years. He is able to read and write..9,10
Theodore was enumerated as the son of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Theodore Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an 14 year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as was his father. His mother was born in Prussia.11
Theodore was a well-known carpenter in St. Thomas, Missouri until an accident caused him to drop the trade. He then became a farmer and operated a large farm near Osage Bluff, Missouri and also purchased St. Thomas Ferry on Cole County Highway B from Gus Kaiser in 1916 when he lived on the Charlie Braun place across the river. Ted later sold it to Carl Mertens who ran it for a while then sold it to Elmer Stockman, who later sold it back to Carl Mertens. Carl Mertens sold it to Clarence Viet of Osage Bend who sold it Emil Mertens.
While the Mertens' ran the ferry, one serious accident occured. This occurred in the late 1920's when Martin Hazelhorst and his father, Anton, drove off the end of the ferryboat. Martin swam to shore however his father got his heels caught in the fabric on the top of the Model A and drowned.
Theo was thought to be a horsethief.5
St. Thomas Ferry
St. Thomas Ferry
Photograph by BobBerg
St. Thomas Ferry

Theodore F. Mertens lived before October, 1899 Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri.12 He and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman obtained a marriage license on October 12, 1899 at Cole County, Missouri.12
Theodore (his first marriage) married Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman (her first marriage), daughter of Joseph Huhman and Mary C. Hopen, on October 24, 1899 at St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.1,13,3,2
Theodore and Mary Ludwina Huhman Mertens Wedding

Theodore F. was a house carpenter between 1900 and 1910 at Osage Bluff, Missouri.14,4,15
Theodore is a head of household, under the name of "Ivereson Mertens", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 32-year-old married white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English and rents his home.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary Ludwina.4
Theodore is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson City Road, Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as a 42-year-old white male, married for ten years. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He rents his home.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary Ludwina, his sons Carl Joseph and Emil Henry, his daughters Rose Benedicta and Anna Frances.15
In 1920 Theodore F. Mertens farmed at Osage Bluff Road in Cole County, Missouri.16
Theodore is a head of household, under the name of "Theodor Mertens", on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Missouri. He was identified as a 52-year-old white married male. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He owns his farm, numbered 47 on the farm enumeration, and home with a mortgage. He is able to read, write, and speak English.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary Ludwina, his sons Carl Joseph, Emil Henry, Felix, Everett August and Clement Theodore, his daughters Rose Benedicta and Anna Frances.16
Theodore attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.17
Parole was granted, effective December 11, 1930.18
Theodore F. Mertens On April 25, 1930, Theodore was assigned to cell B 279, in July to cell B 298, and in December to B 548.18
"Work Changes from the Deputy Warden's Office" on April 25, 1930 show him being transferred from the quarters to the yard. On July 29,1930, his work was changed from the yard to Orderly B.18
Theodore is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as a 63-year-old white male who lived on a farm, which he owned. He married at the age of thirty-two and is able to read, write and speak English.. He was born in Missouri, his father in Missouri and his mother in Germany. He is not a veteran. Annie Kroll is listed as a servant in this home.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary Ludwina, his sons Emil Henry, Felix, Everett August and Clement Theodore, his daughter Louise Farrell, his sister Maria Magdalena Catharina.19,20
Theodore F. Mertens pled guilty of violating National Prohibition Act in the district Court of the United states for the Central Division of the Western District of Missouri. on April 21, 1930 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.18 He was convicted of violation of the Volstead Prohibition Act (Sale). His prison number was 36295. on April 21, 1930.18
Theodore F. Mertens was imprisoned between April 23, 1930 and December 11, 1930 in the Leavenworth Kansas Federal Prison, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.21,18
Theodore F. Mertens Information from his prison record: photograph of frontal and profile images; Fingerprints; farmer from Wardsville, Missouri; B.I. reports of 6-10-30 has no record; Height 5' 9 1/4", Weight 214, Hair black, straight with grey, complexion dark, stout build; Ears large; Chin medium; Catholic; Married; Education Common School 1 Year; Teeth good and full; Raised flesh mole to right of root of nose; smokes and drinks circa April 23, 1930.18
Theodore F. Mertens according to the Chaplain's office report, he was able to read and write, went to school for six years in Osage County, Missouri, left home at the age of 23 years, is Catholic, has one brother and three sisters living. He wishes to correspond with his wife. on April 23, 1930 at Leavenworth Kansas Federal Prison, Kansas.18
Theodore F. Mertens was assigned to work in the inside yard. He was described as a farmer of 285 acres near Wardsville, Missouri, Route No. 1, with six children, ages 12 to 26 years. He has never been arrested before and has three years of schooling. on April 23, 1930 at Leavenworth Kansas Federal Prison, Kansas.18
Theodore F. Mertens On the record from the receiving area of the prison, Theodore had with him on entry into the prison the following items: Money $6.50; Emblem and Chain; Glasses in Case Del ?; and one billfold on April 23, 1930.18
Theodore was able to write, but according to this section of his record, he was unable to read.18
In the medical examination, he is described as being 5 feet, 9 inches, weighing 205 lbs, head negative, pupils regular, equal and react to light, posture good, discharge right ear, nose negative, throat negative, teeth poor, chest negative, abdomen pendulous, back negative, no hernia, heart negative, phimosis of genitalia, no gonorrhea or syphilis, legs negative, feet negative, uses tobacco and liquors, no drugs.18
In a form submitted by Chet A. Keyes, Assistant U. S. Attorney, Western District, of Kansas City, questions are answered concerning Theodore's family history, possible past criminal history, Judge's name, sentence, and guilty plea. Mr. Keyes recommended that Theodore be paroled when eligible as he is a man who has made a mistake.18
In a telegram from Jas. A. Hill, MD to the warden, it states: Felix Mertens died 11:30 AM of pneumonia and meningitis.18
In a telegram from the warden, T. B. White, to the Director of Prisons in Washington, D. C. it states: Request authority for Theo. Mertens three six two nine five attend funeral son at Jefferson City Missouri. Death and relationship verified. Usual Conditions.18
In an answering telegram from H. C. Hackman, assistant superintendent, to the warden at United States Penitentiary Leavenworth, Kansas, it states: Retel Authorized Permit Theodore Mertens three six two nine five attend funeral son conditions as stated your wire.18
A message from Western Union stating: We have a money order from Jefferson City, Missouri to Theodore Mertens Federal Penitentiary for $50.00. Signed, H. P. Lauf.18
A report dated June 10, 1930, shows that Theodore Mertens has not been identified as having a record with the Bureau of Investigation.18
Theodore sent and received many letters from his wife Mary Ludwina and one letter from his son, Carl Mertens' during the months of July through December.18
In a letter sent to the warden, Honorable G. C. White, Henry Cassmeyer, of Wardsville, Missouri, offers to become a sponsor for Theodore Mertens. He vouches for Theodore' character and clean record. He offers to do anything to procure Theodore's parole.18
G. B. Carter, parole officer at Leavenworth Prison, acknowledges Henry Cassmeyer's offer of sponsorship of Theodore on his parole. When this occurs, Henry will be sent forms to fill out.18
Mr. Dudley W. Houtz is appointed to be Theodore's parole officer. However, since his office is in Kansas City, and Theodore will be living in Wardsville, the acting parole officer at the prison asks how Theodore can effectively communicate with the Kansas City office. Later Mr. Houtz agrees to be Theodore's Parole Advisor.18
In a form, Theodore states his "First Friend" (mentor) will be Emil Hirshman, who is a General Merchandiser in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. This form also states that he will be working his own farm on his release.18
On his release from Leavenworth, Theodore was given a gratuity of $10.00 to travel via Mo Pac to his home. He also received his values that he carried on his entry to the prison: one billfold, one chain with emblem, and $3.10 cash. He signed these documents, spelling his name: Theodor Mertens. He also mailed a letter to the parole officer in Kansas City that he was being released and will forward an arrival notice as soon as he arrives in Wardsville.18
Theodore died on March 19, 1933 in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri, at age 65, Carl Joseph Mertens was the informant on his death certificate.7,3,6 His cause of death was subacute nephritis with general edema and heart complications.3 Theodore F. Mertens was buried on March 22, 1933 in St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.7,3

Family

Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book 4, Page 53.
  2. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  3. [S5841] Theo Mertens Death Certificate.
  4. [S6441] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ivereson Mertens household.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  6. [S6821] Funeral Card for Theodore Mertens.
  7. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  8. [S6471] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martin household.
  9. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  10. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  11. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  12. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  13. [S13] Daniel A. Schmidt, The Heritage of St. Thomas.
  14. [S216] 1900 Jefferson City Directory, page 201.
  15. [S6442] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  16. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  17. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  18. [S7069] Theodore Mertens Prison Record.
  19. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  20. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  21. [S6981] Leavenworth, Kansas, U. S. Penitentiary, Name Index to Inmate Case Files, 1895-1931.
  22. [S5099] St. Thomas Cemetery tombstone readings.
  23. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper "issue of June 15, 2011."

Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman1

F, #487, b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
Father*Joseph Huhman2
Mother*Mary C. Hopen2 b. November 28, 1851, d. April 10, 1908
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman
     Her nickname was "Mayme." Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, daughter of Joseph Huhman and Mary C. Hopen, was born on February 7, 1881 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1878 or (1930 census) or on December 6, 1877 (St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Listings) or |on December 6, 1877, according to the Mertens Family Reunion Booklet.2,4,5,6,3,7
Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman lived before October, 1899 Missouri.8 She and Theodore F. Mertens obtained a marriage license on October 12, 1899 at Cole County, Missouri.8
Mary (her first marriage) marrried Theodore F. Mertens (his first marriage) , son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on October 24, 1899 at Missouri.9,10,11,12
Theodore and Mary Ludwina Huhman Mertens Wedding

Mary was enumerated as the wife of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 22-year-old married white female, who was born in Missouri as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.6
Mary was enumerated as the wife of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Mary L. Mertens" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson City Road, Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 32-year-old white female, married for ten years. She has borne five children, four of whom are living. She and her mother were born in Missouri, her father in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.13
Mary was enumerated as the wife of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Mary L. Mertens" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 41-year-old married white female, born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.14
Mary attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.15
Mary was enumerated as the wife of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Mary L Mertens" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 52-year-old white female living on a farm, married at the age of twenty-three and able to read, write, and speak English. She was born in Missouri as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She has no work outside the home.5,16 Mary was the informant listed on the death certificate of Felix Mertens on June 1, 1930.16,4,17,18 Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman was was held for United States Court by Commissioner Peters following a preliminary hearing this morning on a charge of violating the national Prohibition act. According to evidence presented before Commissioner Peters the federal agents made a buy from Mrs. Mertens. A subsequent raid on the Mertens home near Osage Bluff did not result in the finding of Liquor. Mrs. Mertens bond was fixed at $2000.00 and she will be required to face charges in Federal Court at the next term. on June 25, 1930.19 Her husband, Theodore, died on March 19, 1933 at age 65.4,11,20 Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman moved in 1934 from Osage County, Missouri to Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri. Moving with Mary were Clement Theodore Mertens. This move resulted from the death of Theodore and the subsequent loss of the family farm.21
Mary (her second marriage) married Peter Paul Otto Mertens (his second marriage) , son of Johann H. "John" Mertens and Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, on September 11, 1940 at Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.3,12
Paul and Mayme Mertens
Conflicting evidence placed her death on September 22, 1944 in Cole County, Missouri according to Mertens History by Quentin Veit.1
Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman and Peter Paul Otto Mertens lived before November, 1944 R.R. 4, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2
Mary died on November 2, 1944 at St. Marys Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 63.4,3,7,2 Her cause of death was Cerebral Hemorrhage-terminal pneumonia, Chronic nephritis with hypertension. Contributing factor to her death was severe asthma for two days prior to the death.2 She was buried on November 6, 1944 in St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.4,2
Mary was mentioned in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as preceding the deceased in death.22

Family 1

Theodore F. Mertens b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Children

Family 2

Peter Paul Otto Mertens b. March 5, 1876, d. May 23, 1962

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  2. [S6438] Mary Ludwinn Mertens Death Certificate.
  3. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  4. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  5. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  6. [S6441] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ivereson Mertens household.
  7. [S6823] Funeral Card for Mary L. Mertens.
  8. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  9. [S4982] Guy M. Sone and Ruth Wells Sone, Marriage Records of Cole Co. Mo. 1821-1900, Recorded Book 4, Page 53.
  10. [S13] Daniel A. Schmidt, The Heritage of St. Thomas.
  11. [S5841] Theo Mertens Death Certificate.
  12. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  13. [S6442] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  14. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  15. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  16. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  17. [S7069] Theodore Mertens Prison Record.
  18. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  19. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "Issue of June 25, 1930, pg. 1."
  20. [S6821] Funeral Card for Theodore Mertens.
  21. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper "issue of June 15, 2011."
  22. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.

Roy Charles Stockman1

M, #488, b. May 11, 1896, d. December 28, 1971
Father*John Anthony Stockman2 b. 1872, d. 1943
Mother*Ida Elizabeth Hager2 b. 1883, d. 1916
     Roy married Rose Catherine Markway at Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. Roy Charles Stockman, son of John Anthony Stockman and Ida Elizabeth Hager, was born on May 11, 1896 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.3,4,5
Roy was enumerated as the son of John Anthony Stockman under the name of "Roy C. Stockman" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 13-year-old white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents. He has attended school within the year, and is able to read, write, and speak English.2
Roy Charles Stockman lived in 1917 Wardsville, Missouri.4
Roy Charles was a farmer, employed by John A. Stockman, of Wardsville. in 1917.4 Roy registered for the draft for the United States Armed Forces on June 5, 1917 at Missouri, He is described as a single Caucasian, of medium height and build, with blue eyes, and light hair.4
In 1930 Roy Charles Stockman farmed at Osage Township in Missouri.6
Roy is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 33-year-old white male, married since the age of 25 years. He and his parents were born in Missouri. He owns his home and a radio set and lived on a farm. His farm was numbered 112 on the farm enumeration. He is able to read, write, and speak English and is a veteran.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Rose Catherine, his sons Willard J., David E. and Leroy R.6 At the time of his death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Missouri by the Social Security Administration.5
Roy died on December 28, 1971 at age 75.3,5

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriJohn Anthony Stockman2
1930Osage Township, MissouriRoy Charles Stockman6

Family

Rose Catherine Markway
Children

Citations

  1. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  2. [S8746] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John A. Stockman household.
  3. [S6797] Funeral Card for Roy C. Stockman.
  4. [S431] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  5. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  6. [S6907] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Roy C. Stockman household.
  7. [S6904] Catherine Rose Mertens, July 3, 2008.

Rose Catherine Markway

F, #489
     Rose married Roy Charles Stockman, son of John Anthony Stockman and Ida Elizabeth Hager, at Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.
Rose was enumerated as the wife of Roy Charles Stockman on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 31-year-old white female, married since the age of 23 years. She and her mother were born in Missouri, he father in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Osage Township, MissouriRoy Charles Stockman1

Family

Roy Charles Stockman b. May 11, 1896, d. December 28, 1971
Children

Citations

  1. [S6907] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Roy C. Stockman household.
  2. [S6904] Catherine Rose Mertens, July 3, 2008.

Clement Theodore Mertens

M, #490, b. December 20, 1917, d. June 9, 2011
Father*Theodore F. Mertens1 b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman1 b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Clement Theodore Mertens attended a one-room schoolhouse at Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri, circa 1917.1 Clement Theodore Mertens, son of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on December 20, 1917 in Osage Township, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.2,3,1
Clement was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Clemens Mertens" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a two-year-and-one-month-old single white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents.4
Clement was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 12-year-old single white male who lives on a farm. He is able to read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri.2,5
Clement moved along with Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman in 1934 from Osage County, Missouri to Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri. This move resulted from the death of Theodore and the subsequent loss of the family farm.1
Clement served between May, 1942 and December, 1945 in the Army Air Corps. He rose to the rank of Technical Sargeant.1
Clement married Ida Mae Stockman, daughter of Roy Charles Stockman and Rose Catherine Markway, on November 9, 1946 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Aloysius B. Bauman.6,3,1
Clement Theodore was a trucker, worked for Whitely Tire Company, and operated a limestone pulverizer. before 1954 at Missouri.1
Clement Theodore was listed in Carl Joseph Mertens's obituary on May 8, 1970 as surviving.7 Clement Theodore Mertens was a member of the Parish Council of Annunciation Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, MFA, Jefferson City Dairy Council, Extension Council, FmHA ounty Loan Review Board, Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association, Holstein Association USA, and the Rural Fire Department.1
He wrote a book titled My Story circa 1980. About his family and his life.1
Clement Theodore was listed in Catherine Rose Stockman's obituary on July 3, 2008 as surviving.8
Clement died on June 9, 2011 at Westphalia Hills Care Center in Westphalia, Gasconade County, Missouri, at age 93.9
His obituary was published in the California Democrat on June 15, 2011 at California, Moniteau County, Missouri.9 His obituary stated:
Clement T. (C.T. or Bud) Mertens
(Veteran)

Clement T. (C.T. or Bud) Mertens, 93, of California, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Westphalia Hills Care Center in Westphalia. Clement was born December 20, 1917, near St. Thomas, the youngest of eight children of Theodore and Mary Mertens. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in a one-room school in the area. His dad died during the Depression and after they lost the family farm, he moved with his family to Tipton in 1934 to be closer to his oldest brother, Carl. He began his career as a trucker and operated a limestone pulverizer for the Moniteau County Agricultural Improvement Association. He hauled lime for the Association from 1938 (with breaks during and after World War II) until 1964. Clement served in the Army Air Corps from May 1942 until December 1945, achieving the rank of T/Sgt. He was extremely proud of his service in the Air Corps, where he learned that his talent was recognized, and he gained confidence in his leadership, organization and management abilities. After his service, he met and married Ida Mae Stockman on November 9, 1946, in Wardsville. They built a house near Wardsville and moved to Columbia in 1950 to take advantage of an opportunity with Whitely Tire Co. In 1953, they moved to California, and he and Ida purchased their first farm three miles south of McGirk in 1954. Over the next 20 years, they expanded their farm to 400 acres and developed a leading dairy operation of 60 milking cows. In the early years, Clement continued to haul lime, and also did custom hay baling, silage chopping and combining. Self-educated by diligent reading and obtaining information from the university, Bud adopted new ideas and technology quickly. He was one of the first in the area to grow alfalfa for his dairy herd, terrace the land to prevent erosion, use computerized record-keeping, record the milk production of individual cows, feed cows according to production, convert to free-stalls for the dairy cows, and design and build an elevated milking parlor. In 1971, Bud and Ida were honored for their dairy farming accomplishments by the Missouri Farm Management Recognition Program. After moving to town in 1978, they continued their involvement with dairying by working for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association to officially measure milk production of cows for dairy farmers in Moniteau and Cole counties. In 2003, he and Ida moved to a retirement center in Westphalia, the village to which his Mertens ancestors immigrated in the 1830s. With the support of his wife and family, Clement actively participated in community activities while operating a dairy farm 24/7. He was vice-chairman and founding member of Public Water Supply District #2 that brought water to the rural areas east of California, member of the Rural Fire Department, chairman of the Jefferson City Dairy Council, district chairman of Mid-America Dairyman, Inc., board member and state delegate to the MFA Cooperative Association, chairman of the Extension Council, and member of the FmHA County Loan Review Board, American Dairy Association, Holstein Association USA, and Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association. During their retirement they traveled to see family and friends, and visited nearly every state. Bud was an avid reader of newspapers, magazines and thousands of books. He enjoyed learning by reading throughout his life. He was known by family and friends for his numerous informative and interesting letters. In his 60s, Bud began using computers and in his 70s wrote a 430 page book about his family and life called "My Story." In his book, he wrote about the philosophy of life he was given as a child: "No matter what task you do, always do your best . . ." It was a philosophy that Bud lived and passed on as his legacy. Bud was an active member of Annunciation Catholic Church. He was Parish Council member for seven years and also served as lector, usher, and communion minister. He was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and a charter member of the Annunciation Church Council of the Knights. Clement is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Ida. He is also survived by his children: David of Belleville, Wis., Theodore (Ted) of Brodhead, Wis., Karen (Mertens) Gerke of Otterville, and Beverly (Mertens) Riley of Madison; and by six grandchildren, two step- grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in California. There will be a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. at the church, with Mass of Christian Burial directly following the Rosary. Burial with full military honors will be in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Fr. Ed Schmidt. Donations can be made in Clement's name to Hospice Compassus or to the American Red Cross for the people of Joplin, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.
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His funeral service was held on June 13, 2011 at Missouri Officiating at the ceremony was Father Ed Schmidt.1 He was buried on June 13, 2011 in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper "issue of June 15, 2011."
  2. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  3. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  4. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  5. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  6. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  7. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1970."
  8. [S6904] Catherine Rose Mertens, July 3, 2008.
  9. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper.

Ida Mae Stockman

F, #491
Father*Roy Charles Stockman1 b. May 11, 1896, d. December 28, 1971
Mother*Rose Catherine Markway
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family

Clement Theodore Mertens b. December 20, 1917, d. June 9, 2011

Citations

  1. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  2. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  3. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper "issue of June 15, 2011."

Everett August Mertens1,2

M, #492, b. July 17, 1914, d. October 25, 1972
Father*Theodore F. Mertens b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Everett August Mertens, son of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on July 17, 1914 in Osage Township, St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.3,1,4,5
Everett was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a five-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents.6
Everett was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 15-year-old white single male who lives on a farm. He has attende school and can read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were all born in Missouri.3,7
Everett married Gladys Elizabeth Geyer, daughter of Robert B. Geyer and Anna M. Toebben, on November 20, 1940 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2
Everett August was listed in Carl Joseph Mertens's obituary on May 8, 1970 as surviving.8
Everett died on October 25, 1972 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 58.1,4,2
Everett August's wake was held on October 26, 1972 at Bowlin Funeral Home, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.4
His funeral service was held on October 27, 1972 at Annunciation Catholic Church, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.4 He was buried on October 27, 1972 in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.1,4,2 He shares a stone with Gladys E. Mertens.

Family

Gladys Elizabeth Geyer b. July 3, 1923

Citations

  1. [S4963] Annunciation Cemetery, Annunciation Cemetery Burial Records.
  2. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  3. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  4. [S6814] Funeral Card for Everett Mertens.
  5. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  6. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  7. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  8. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1970."

Felix Mertens

M, #493, b. October 26, 1911, d. June 1, 1930
Father*Theodore F. Mertens1 b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman1 b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Felix Mertens, son of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on October 26, 1911 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.1,2,3,4
Felix was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents. He has attended school within the year.5
Felix was farmer before 1930 at Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri.1
Felix was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an 18-year-old white male who is single, living on a farm. He has attended school and is able to read, write, and speak English. He and his parents were born in Missouri.3,1
Felix died on June 1, 1930 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 18, Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman was the informant on his death certificate.1,2,6,4 His cause of death was Lobar pneumonia and pneumococcic meningitis.1,4 Felix Mertens was buried on June 4, 1930 in St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.2,1,4

Citations

  1. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  2. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  3. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  4. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  5. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  6. [S7069] Theodore Mertens Prison Record.

Louise Farrell Mertens

F, #494, b. October 8, 1919, d. February 23, 1990
Father*Theodore F. Mertens b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Louise Farrell Mertens, daughter of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on October 8, 1919 in Vienna, Maries County, Missouri.1,2
Louise was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a ten-year-old single white female who lives on a farm. She has attended school and is able to read, write, and speak English. She and her parents were born in Missouri.1,3
Louise married Edward Louis Imhoff, son of Philip Imhoff and Mary Strickfaden, on November 24, 1938 at Missouri.2
Louise Farrell was listed in Carl Joseph Mertens's obituary on May 8, 1970 as surviving.4
Louise died on February 23, 1990 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri, at age 70.2 She was buried on February 25, 1990 in St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery in Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri.2
Louise Mertens and Edward Imhoff Tombstone

Family

Edward Louis Imhoff b. October 15, 1916, d. January 23, 1977

Citations

  1. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  2. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  3. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  4. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1970."

Carl Joseph Mertens1,2

M, #495, b. March 26, 1903, d. May 7, 1970
Father*Theodore F. Mertens b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Carl Joseph Mertens, son of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on March 26, 1903 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.1,3,2
Carl was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson City Road, Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a seven-year-old white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He has attended school within the year.4
Ted Mertens purchased the St. Thomas Ferry on Cole County Highway B from Gus Kaiser in 1916 when he lived on the Charlie Braun place across the river. Ted later sold it to Carl Mertens who ran it for a while then sold it to Elmer Stockman, who later sold it back to Carl Mertens. Cart Mertens sold it to Clarence Viet of Osage Bend who sold it Emil Mertens.
While the Mertens' ran the ferry, one serious accident occured. This occurred in the late 1920's when Martin Hazelhorst and his father, Anton, drove off the end of the ferryboat. Martin swam to shore however his father got his heels caught in the fabric on the top of the Model A and drowned.
St. Thomas Ferry
Photograph by BobBerg
St. Thomas Ferry
St. Thomas Ferry

Carl was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 16-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English.5
Carl married Esther Isabel Kolb, daughter of Frank Kolb and Georgia M. Clark, on December 29, 1926 at Missouri.2
Carl Joseph Mertens lived in March, 1933 Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.6 Carl was the informant listed on the death certificate of Theodore F. Mertens on March 19, 1933.7,6,8 Carl Joseph Mertens was buried in 1970 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.1
Carl died on May 7, 1970 at Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 67.1,3,9
His obituary was published in the Daily Capital News on May 8, 1970 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.9 His obituary stated:
Carl J. Mertens, 67, of Wardsville Road, died Thursday morning at Charles E. Still Hospital.
Born March 26, 1903, at St. Thomas, Mr. Mertens was the son of the late Theodore and Mary Huhman Mertens. He married Esther Kolb on Dec. 29, 1926, at Osage Bend. She survives.
A retired Callaway County farmer, as a young man Mr. Mertens operated the Mertens Ferry. He lived at Tipton for 17 years and at Williamsburg for 16 years before moving back to Wardsville in 1966.
He was a member of the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
Other survivors include; Six daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Harrel, Colorado Springs, Col.,Mrs. Mary Dolores Albers, Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Bernadette Maes, San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Carolyn Lamberson, Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Grace Amira, Houston, Tex. and Miss Susan Mertens, Fulton.
Five sons, Kenneth Mertens, Bernard Mertens, Felix Mertens, and Michael Mertens, all of Fulton, and Carl J. Mertens Jr. of the home; three brothers, Emil Mertens, Jefferson City, Everett Mertens and Clemment Mertens, both of California; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Stockman, 613 Broadway St., Mrs. Annie Veit, Route 4, and Mrs. Louis Imhoff, Salisbury; and 10 grandchildren.
The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the Buescher Memorial Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, with the Rev. Charles Patterson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Stanislaus Parish Cemetery.
9

Carl J. and Esther Kolb Mertens Tombstone

Per a telephone conversation with Margie Rackers Kaiser, she knew that Carl and Esther had twelve children.

Family

Esther Isabel Kolb b. January 3, 1910, d. May 7, 1970
Children

Citations

  1. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  2. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  3. [S6815] Funeral Card for Carl J. Mertens.
  4. [S6442] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  5. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  6. [S5841] Theo Mertens Death Certificate.
  7. [S4831] Joanne Scobee Morgan (e-mail address), "St Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery Osage Bend, Missouri," Cole County, Missouri, Online posting dated November 26, 2000.
  8. [S6821] Funeral Card for Theodore Mertens.
  9. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1970."
  10. [S3880] Kenneth Mertens Obituary.

Emil Henry Mertens1,2

M, #496, b. September 29, 1909, d. December 3, 1985
Father*Theodore F. Mertens b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Emil Henry Mertens, son of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on September 29, 1909 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.3,4,5
Emil was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Emil H. Mertens" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson City Road, Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a six-month-old white male, born in Missouri as were his parents.2
Ted Mertens purchased the St. Thomas Ferry on Cole County Highway B from Gus Kaiser in 1916 when he lived on the Charlie Braun place across the river. Ted later sold it to Carl Mertens who ran it for a while then sold it to Elmer Stockman, who later sold it back to Carl Mertens. Cart Mertens sold it to Clarence Viet of Osage Bend who sold it Emil Mertens.
While the Mertens' ran the ferry, one serious accident occured. This occurred in the late 1920's when Martin Hazelhorst and his father, Anton, drove off the end of the ferryboat. Martin swam to shore however his father got his heels caught in the fabric on the top of the Model A and drowned.
St. Thomas Ferry
Photograph by BobBerg
St. Thomas Ferry
St. Thomas Ferry

Emil was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 10-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as were his parents. He is able to read, write, and speak English and has attended school within the year.6
Emil was enumerated as the son of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 20-year-old single white male who lives and works on a farm. He has attended school and is able to read, write, and speak English.3,7
Emil married Catherine Elizabeth Siebeneck, daughter of Edward J. Siebeneck and Frances Rakes, on June 16, 1931 at St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery, Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.1
Emil Henry was listed in Carl Joseph Mertens's obituary on May 8, 1970 as surviving.8
Emil died on December 3, 1985 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 76.4,1 He was buried circa December 5, 1985 in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in St. Martins, Cole County, Missouri.4,1
Emil and Catherine Mertens Tombstone

Family

Catherine Elizabeth Siebeneck b. January 16, 1913, d. August 2, 2000
Children

Citations

  1. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  2. [S6442] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  3. [S2402] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  4. [S5080] Mertens Emil Tombstone Reading.
  5. [S6936] Sharon Ann Mertens Death Certificate.
  6. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  7. [S6437] Felix Mertens Death Certificate.
  8. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1970."
  9. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  10. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Anna Frances Mertens1

F, #497, b. July 22, 1907, d. February 28, 1989
Father*Theodore F. Mertens b. September 19, 1867, d. March 19, 1933
Mother*Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman b. February 7, 1881, d. November 2, 1944
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     Anna Frances Mertens, daughter of Theodore F. Mertens and Mary Ludwina "Mayme" Huhman, was born on July 22, 1907 in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri.2,3
Anna was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore F. Mertens under the name of "Annie F. Mertens" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson City Road, Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a two-year-old white female, born in Missouri as were her parents.4
Anna was enumerated as the daughter of Theodore F. Mertens on the 1920 U. S. Census of Osage Bluff Road, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 12-year-old single female, born in Missouri as were her parents. She has attended school within the year and is able to read, write, and speak English.5
Anna married Clarence Albert Veit, son of Albert Veit, on February 1, 1927 at Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.2,3
Anna Frances was listed in Carl Joseph Mertens's obituary on May 8, 1970 as surviving.6
Anna died on February 28, 1989 in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, at age 81.2,3 She was buried in March, 1989 in St. Margaret Cemetery in Osage Bend, Cole County, Missouri.2,3

Family

Clarence Albert Veit b. November 19, 1906, d. May 6, 1993
Child

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  2. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  3. [S7103] Quentin F. Veit, The William Hopen Clan of Missouri, pqge 26.
  4. [S6442] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodore Mertens household.
  5. [S6439] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Theodor Mertens household.
  6. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1970."
  7. [S8675] Unknown Newspaper.

David Roy Mertens

M, #498
Father*Clement Theodore Mertens b. December 20, 1917, d. June 9, 2011
Mother*Ida Mae Stockman

Family History – see:

Theodore Joseph Mertens

M, #499
Father*Clement Theodore Mertens b. December 20, 1917, d. June 9, 2011
Mother*Ida Mae Stockman

Family History – see:

Karen Rose Mertens

F, #500
Father*Clement Theodore Mertens b. December 20, 1917, d. June 9, 2011
Mother*Ida Mae Stockman

Family History – see:

     Karen married (?) Gerke.1

Family

(?) Gerke

Citations

  1. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper "issue of June 15, 2011."

Beverly Kathryn Mertens

F, #501
Father*Clement Theodore Mertens b. December 20, 1917, d. June 9, 2011
Mother*Ida Mae Stockman

Family History – see:

     Beverly married (?) Riley.1

Family

(?) Riley

Citations

  1. [S7381] California Democrat Newspaper "issue of June 15, 2011."

Joseph Bock

M, #502, b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Father*William Bock1,2,3 b. May, 1831, d. November 3, 1908
Mother*Agnes Allamangs4,3 b. 1826, d. March 5, 1869
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
     
Bock Home Place
421 Clark Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri
Joseph Bock was also known as Peter Bock Peter's age was given as 3/4 on the ship's list. Apparently this signified aged 3 years, turning 4 years during the voyage. The ship left Antwerp on August 4, 1857, and arrived in New York on September 14, 1857, so his fourth birthday was during that interval.
Peter appears in records until the 1880 census, when he appears as Joseph. Assume that Peter and Joseph were both his names, one first name, the other a middle name. Joseph appears to be the name he used until his death.5,6,7 Joseph Bock, son of William Bock and Agnes Allamangs, was born on September 14, 1853 in Germany.8
Joseph Bock's Mother was born in Germany on an unknown date.1 Conflicting evidence placed his birth in March, 1852, according to the 1900 census or on July 14, 1853, according to Mary Williams Family Sheets or on July 14, 1856 according to Verslues/Turner Family Group Sheet or or on September 14, 1856 according to his death certificate or the "Sacred Heart Sesquicentennial" states he was born in Rich Fountain.8,9,10,4,1,2
Joseph immigrated along with Peter Joseph Bock on September 14, 1857 at New York, New York, traveling aboard the Jacob A. Stamler.5,11,2
Ship Jacob A. Stamler

He was enumerated with his parent William Bock on the 1860 U. S. Census for Rich Fountain, Washington Township, Osage County, Missouri. He was listed as a five-year-old white male.6
He was enumerated with his parent William Bock under the name of "Jupeter Boeck" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Washington Township, Osage County, Missouri. He was listed as a 15-year-old white male, born in Missouri. His parents were both foreign born. He has attended school within the year.7
He was enumerated as the son of William Bock on the 1876 in as Peter J. Bock a white male, between ages of 18-21 years, who is able to read and write..12
In 1880 Joseph Bock farmed at Crawford Township in Osage County, Missouri.13
Joseph married Katherine E. Twehous, daughter of Herman Twehaus and Anna M. Schneider, on April 13, 1880 at Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. Katherine's name was written as Catharine Zweihans. Witnesses to the marriage were Louis Bock and Lena Twiehaus.14,15,16,4,3
Joseph is a head of household, under the name of "Joseph Buck", on the 1880 U. S. Census of Crawford Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 23-year-old white married male who is unable to read or write. He and both of his parents were born in Prussia. Enumerated with him was his wife, Katherine E.13
Joseph was a day laborer on June 12, 1900 at Cole County, Missouri.9
Joseph is a head of household, under the name of "Joseph Back", on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as 48-year-old white male. He has been married for twenty years. He and both of his parents were born in Germany. He is not able to read English, but is able to write and speak the language.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Katherine E., his sons Bernard William and Henry M., his daughters Mary, Helen B., Frances, Gertrude Mary, Rose and Edith Christine.9
Katherine and Joseph Bock lived in 1910 at 421 Clark in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were..17
Joseph is a head of household, under the name of "Joe Bock", on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was identified as a 55-year-old white male, married one time, for twenty-eight years. He and his parents were all born in Germany. He does speak English, but is unable to read or write in English. He works as a laborer at odd jobs, owns his home free of mortgage. Enumerated with him were: his wife Katherine E., his son Henry M., his daughter Edith Christine.17
Joseph Bock appeared on the December 18, 1911 Register of Special assessments for improvements on Clark Avenue between Miller and McCarty Streets of Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. The property covered was described as Outlots 55 and 56, Clark Avenue, 45 feet. The tax amount was $115.65 and was paid on August 3, 1914..18
He is included in a photo taken circa 1920. He is in the front row, second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock and Katherine E. Twehous.16
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

Katherine and Joseph Bock lived in 1920 at 421 Clark in Missouri. Residing with them were. His home was located next door to the convent for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Six Sisters are listed in the 1920 census as living in the convent.19
Joseph is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 64-year-old white male, married, and unable to read or write English. He owns his own home, free of mortgage. He and both his parents were born in Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1857, and is a naturalized citizen. The year of naturalization is unknown. He works as a nitewatchman at the shoe factory. There were two roomers (Matilda Bartman and Sady Dawson) enumerated with him in this census. Enumerated with him was his wife, Katherine E.19
Joseph was a laborer before 1926 at Missouri.1
Joseph Bock lived in 1926 at 421 Clark Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were..1
Joseph was night watchman before March 9, 1926 at Missouri State Prison, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.20
Joseph died on March 9, 1926 at at his home on Clark Avenue in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at age 72, Katherine E. Twehous was the informant on his death certificate.1,10,21,20,4 His cause of death was gaseous gangrene. A supplementary death certificate states: "On the original certificate we find as cause of death the words, "Gaseous Ganrene" as near as we can make out. Did the Doctor mean" Gas Gangrene"? Please find out and have proper cause of death written on the supplemental death certificate. Thanks."1
His obituary was published in the Daily Tribune on March 9, 1926 at Missouri.20 His obituary stated:
Jos. Bock died at age of 71 years. Had been a resident of this city forty years. Funeral Thursday morning.
J. Bock, 71 years old died at his home on Clark Avenue today after a lingering illness of complications. Mr. Bock had been ill almost 18 months, but did not become bedfast until 3 weeks ago. Since that time his decline has been rapid. Mr. Bock was born in Germany but came to this country when a young man and settled in the Rich Fountain neighborhood. He came to Cole County about 40 years ago and for a time conducted a farm near Wardsville, later coming to this city to reside. Forty-nine years ago he was married to Miss Katherine Twehaus who, with seven children live to mourn his death. The children are: Mrs. Mary Mertens of Wardsville, Mrs. Lena Klein of Jefferson City, Mrs. W. E. Hopen of Jefferson City, Mrs. Gertrude Mueller of St. Louis, Ben Bock of Cunningham, Kansas, Henry Bock of Jefferson City and Mrs. Edith Davis of St. Louis. Twenty-two grandchldren also live to mourn his passing. Mr. Bock was employed as night watchman at the prison at the time he was stricken with what proved to be his last illness. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at nine o'clock from the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery.
20

His funeral service was held on March 11, 1926 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.20 Joseph Bock was buried on March 11, 1926 in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, in Row 6, Block B.1,8,22,20
Joseph was mentioned in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as preceding the deceased in death.23
Katherine Twehous and Joseph Bock Tombstone

Family

Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
Children

Citations

  1. [S5084] Joseph Bock Death Certificate.
  2. [S7988] Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Sesquicentennial.
  3. [S8050] Research Papers, Bock, Rudroff. Prepared by Dorothy Rudroff.
  4. [S7283] DorisSnyder76 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Verslues/Turner Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on June 30, 2011.
  5. [S7301] Passenger list unknown ship type Jacob A. Stamler , arrived 14 Sept 1857.
  6. [S7290] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Bock household.
  7. [S7291] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Boeck household.
  8. [S5086] St. Peters Cemetery.
  9. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  10. [S3189] Research Papers, Frank family. Prepared by Mary Williams.
  11. [S7709] Amycoles299 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "McBratney / Lackey" unknown repository memo3, unknown repository memo4). Last accessed on April 27, 2012.
  12. [S7776] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri.
  13. [S3318] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Buck household.
  14. [S4834] Hallie Mantle, Osage County Marriage Records.
  15. [S5085] Katherine Bock Death Certificate.
  16. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  17. [S2579] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joe Bock household.
  18. [S6131] Missouri Still Birth & Miscellaneous Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  19. [S2580] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Bock household.
  20. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  21. [S2674] Cole County Missouri Death Records, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.
  22. [S6286] Resurrection and St. Peters Cemeteries, Alan Lepper E-mail Grave Locations.
  23. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  24. [S5903] Mary Mertens Death Certificate.
  25. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  26. [S6290] Gertrude Mueller Death Certificate.
  27. [S6426] Bernard Bock Death Certificate.
  28. [S8113] Henry Bock Death Certificate.

Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen1

F, #503, b. September 4, 1840, d. June 10, 1904
Father*Peter Wilhelm "William" Scheulen2 b. March 16, 1804, d. July, 1849
Mother*Maria Catherina Lock2 b. August 3, 1805, d. August 17, 1859
ChartsWilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen was also known as Christine Mertens.3,4,5 Her nickname was "Mary." Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen, daughter of Peter Wilhelm "William" Scheulen and Maria Catherina Lock, was born on September 4, 1840 in Boesinghoven, Kreis Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.2,6 Conflicting evidence placed her birth on September 13, 1840, according to her tombstone inscription.7 Maria emigrated with Peter Wilhelm "William" Scheulen on July 6, 1841 from North Rhine-Westphalia. The location traveling to was indicated as A group of 26 Locks and Scuelens received permission to emigrate to the U.S.
Maria Christina immigrated along with Peter Wilhelm "William" Scheulen and Maria Catherina Lock in September, 1841 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Territory.8

Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen According to the 1900 census, Christine stated that she immigrated in 1842. in 1842.6 She was naturalized.6
Maria Christina "Mary" Scheulen lived before February, 1859 Osage County, Missouri.9
Maria married Johann H. "John" Mertens, son of Henry Joseph Mertens and Maria Magadalena Loethen, on February 15, 1859 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. The Reverand Henry VonNichols, S. J. presided at the wedding.7,9,10,11,12
Maria was enumerated with her husband, Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Christine Martens" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a 19-year-old white female, born in Prussia.13
Maria was enumerated with her husband, Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Christine Martin" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a 30-year-old white female, born in Prussia, keeping house. Her mother was foreign born.4
She was enumerated as the wife of Johann H. "John" Mertens on the 1876 Missouri state census in Osage County as Christine Mertens, a white female, between the ages of 21 -45 years. She is able to read and write..14,15
Maria was enumerated as the wife of Johann H. "John" Mertens under the name of "Christine Martens" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 38-year-old married white female, born in Prussia as were her parents. She is keeping house.3
Maria is a head of household, under the name of "Christine M. Mertens", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Missouri. She was identified as a 59-year-old married white female, born in Germany as were her parents. She is able to read, write, and speak English and owns her home.. Enumerated with her were:, her daughter Anna Maria Gertrude.6
Maria died on June 10, 1904 in Osage Bluff, Cole County, Missouri, at age 63 She died of dropsy.16,7 Conflicting evidence placed her death at June 19, 1904, according to the inscription on her tombstone.7 She was buried circa June 12, 1904 in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in St. Thomas, Cole County, Missouri, wife of John Mertens.7,8,12,1617
Mary Scheulen Mertens Tombstone

The inscription on Mary's tombstone states: Sleep Mother Dear and take thy rest God called thee home He thought it best.7

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Jackson Township, Westphalia, Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens13
1870Jackson Township, Linnwood, Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens4
1876Osage County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens14,15
1880Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriJohann H. "John" Mertens3
1900Osage Township, MissouriMaria Christina "Mary" Scheulen6

Family

Johann H. "John" Mertens b. December 2, 1837, d. July 14, 1909
Children

Citations

  1. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4.
  2. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 9.
  3. [S6472] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martens household.
  4. [S6471] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Martin household.
  5. [S6469] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Martens household.
  6. [S6693] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Christine M. Mertens household.
  7. [S5099] St. Thomas Cemetery tombstone readings.
  8. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, In this record, the groom's name is given as Joseph Mertens..
  10. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 71.
  11. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 4 and page 9.
  12. [S7102] Hubert Bescheinen, The History of Loose Creek, Missouri.
  13. [S6470] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Johann Martens household.
  14. [S6589] 1876 Census, Osage County, Missouri, "1876 State Census of Osage County, Missouri" Compilation transcribed by Patricia Theede Sulzer & Lucille Adams Smith, copyright 1995.
  15. [S9018] Kleine Volksblatt Westphalia Historical Society Newsletter.
  16. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 11.
  17. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Bob Berg.
  18. [S3385] Margaret H. Gentges, Osage Co. Mo. Births/Baptisms, page 72.
  19. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 10.
  20. [S5841] Theo Mertens Death Certificate.
  21. [S6496] Mary Margaret Cassmeyer Death Certificate.
  22. [S7185] Theresa Morrow Death Certificate.

Vernon Emil Rackers

M, #504, b. June 23, 1923, d. November 18, 2005
Father*Otto Herman Rackers1 b. July 4, 1896, d. November, 1974
Mother*Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr1 b. November 24, 1894, d. July 12, 1978
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
Wilhelm Mertens Descendents
Wilhelm Mertens Descendant Chart (Indented)
Vernon Emil Rackers
     Vernon Emil Rackers, son of Otto Herman Rackers and Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr, was born on June 23, 1923 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.2,3,4,5,6,7 He was baptized on June 24, 1923 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, the sponsors included Emil H. Rackers godmother was Maria Rackers nee Prenger..2
Vernon was enumerated as the son of Otto Herman Rackers on the 1930 U. S. Census of Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a six-year-old white male born in Missouri, as were his parents.8
Vernon Emil was automobile serviceman before 1944.3 He attended grammar school before 1944.3
Vernon enlisted in the Army as a Private First Class for service in World War II on July 21, 1944 at Jefferson Barracks, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri. His enlistment record states the terms of his enlistment were for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. Box number 1243, Film Reel Number 6.9.3,9,7
     Vernon Emil Rackers received a purple heart with two bronze clusters from the United States Army.4
Vernon was included in the "Cole County Honor Roll", in the Jefferson City Daily Capital News, of those serving during WWII.10
Vernon completed his military service circa February, 1946.11,1
Vernon completed his military service on March 31, 1946.7
Vernon married Alice Marie Mertens, daughter of Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock, on October 29, 1946 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, the flower girl was Barbara Susan Mertens. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Aloysius B. Bauman.12,4,13,5
     Vernon Emil Rackers lived at 5709 Wardsville Road in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers Wedding
Alice Mertens and Vernon Rackers Marriage
October 29, 1946
Alice Mertens and Vernon Rackers Marriage
October 29, 1946

He is included in a photo. He is third from the left (the groom) in the photo. Also included in the photo: Otto Herman Rackers, Mrs. Henrietta Kundagunda Rackers, Alice Marie Mertens, Peter Paul Otto Mertens and Mrs. Johanna K. Mertens.
At Alice and Vernon Rackers Marriage

Vernon Emil was employed by the Cole County Farm Bureau Service Company. in November, 1946 at Cole County, Missouri.1
A newspaper article in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, dated November 10, 1946 reported Miss Alice Mertens, daughter of Mr. Paul Mertens of Wardsville, became to bride of Vernon E. Rackers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto H. Rackers of Wardsville, Tuesday at the St. Stanislaus Church. a single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. Bauman. The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a gown of white satin, fastened down the back with tiny satin covered buttons and long sleeves which tapered into points over the hands. The full skirt swept into a long train, Her fingertip veil fell from a bandeau of orange blossoms. The bride's bouquet was of white chrysanthemums and pompoms tied with a white satin ribbon. Her attendant, Miss Marion Rackers, sister of the groom, wore a gown of pink brocaded net over satin with puffed sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. She wore orchid asters in a grown-like shape over her head. Miss Rackers' bouquet was of orchid mums and asters tied with an orchid-ribbon. Clarence Wilbers served the groom as best man. Two nieces of the bride, Charlene Frank and Barbara Sue Mertens, acted as flower girls. They wore identical gowns of blue brocaded satin and carried bouquets of pink carnations. Mrs. Rackers, mother of the groom, chose a black crepe dress with black accessories. She wore a corsage of pink carnations. A wedding dinner was held at the home of Mr. Mertens, the bride's father. As a going away costume Mrs. Rackers chose a black and aqua blue wool suit with black accessories. She wore a corsage of white roses. The groom has recently been discharged from the United States army after serving 19 months. He is now employed at the Cole county Farm Bureau Service Company. After a short wedding trip the couple will make their home at 315 Mulberry.1

Vernon Emil Rackers farmed in Missouri.4
Vernon Emil was a salesman for Progressive Insurance and for the Book of Knowledge.4
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper, who bought and sold furs from his basement.4
He was a "green-thumbed" gardener, whose Black Diamond watermelons were much prized by Mary Elizabeth Frank Williams.4,14 He was employed by Orschein Trucking at Missouri, between 1952 and 1973 and for Schein Trucking Company for several years prior to this.4
Alice and Vernon Rackers
Photograph by Bob
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers
Alice and Vernon Emil Rackers lived in 1988 at Route 8 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.15
Vernon Emil was listed in Harry Joseph Rackers's obituary on June 13, 1988 as surviving.15 Vernon Emil Rackers was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Men's Sodality, Teamster's Local 833, Roscoe Enloe American Legion Post 5, Wyman Basinger Veterqan of Foreign Wars Post 35, and Disabled American Veterans.4
A party was held for Vernon Emil and Alice Marie in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary on October 27, 1996 at Missouri. The Mass at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church was followed by the party, hosted by their children..16
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers
50th Anniversary
Vernon and Alice Mertens Rackers

Vernon and Alice Marie Mertens lived before June, 2003 in Missouri. Residing with them were..13
Vernon Emil Rackers lived before November, 2005 Missouri.4,6
Vernon died on November 18, 2005 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, at age 82.4,6,7
His obituary was published in the News Tribune Online Edition on November 20, 2005 at Missouri.4 His obituary stated:
Vernon Emil Rackers, 82, of Wardsville, MO, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Boone Hospital, Columbia, MO.
He was born on June 23, 1923 in Jefferson City, the son of Otto Herman and Henrietta Kundagunda Knorr Rackers.
He was married on Oct. 29, 1946 in Wardsville to Alice Marie Mertens who died on June 7, 2003.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II from which he received the Purple Heart and several other distinctions.
Mr. Rackers was employed as a truck driver with Schein Trucking Company, Jefferson City, for several years, and later with Orscheln Trucking from 1952 until his retirement in 1973.
Vernon was an entrepreneur and jack of all trades. He and his father were farmers after he had already put in a full day as a truck driver. He sold Progressive Insurance and the Book of Knowledge. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He bought and sold furs. In his time he could play baseball with the best and was a faithful fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Likewise, he always said he had his own team by having nine kids. He inherited his green thumb from his mother and was always proud of his bountiful produce which was enjoyed by all who stopped by his house. Sadly, he was not granted enough time to pick his turnips. As Dad said in the hospital, “The grass is really green today.” We know he has a better garden now, more fertile and beautiful . . . and no weeds. He will be missed by many.
He was a life-long member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville; Men’s Sodality; Teamster’s Local 833; Roscoe Enloe American Legion Post 5; Wyman Basinger Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 35; and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Richard L. and Gerri Rackers, Wardsville; and Thomas G. and Tammy Rackers, Jefferson City; six daughters and their husbands, Sharon A. Rackers, Meta; Margie A. and Alfred Kaiser, St. Thomas; Janie M. and Fred Shiver, Chamois; Marilyn R. “Cookie” and Daniel “Cotton” Verslues, Taos; Julie M. and Michael Kever, Wardsville; and Becky A. and Joe Britton, Wardsville; nineteen grandchildren, Abbey Stumpe, Beth Borgmeyer, Jessie Kaiser, Brad Rackers, Sara Luebbering, Brian Rackers, Mandy McCutchen, Nicole O’Donnell, Ann Kever, Jacob Verslues, Lucas Verslues, Jennifer Verslues, Danielle Woods, Branden Rackers, Brandi Britton, Michelle Britton, Marie Britton, Rachel Britton, and Adam Britton; thirteen great-grandchildren, Macy Rackers, Ty Luebbering, Bo Luebbering, Max Luebbering, Lillian McCutchen, Logan McCutchen, Alex Kever, Jacob Verslues, Jr; Bradon Verslues; Chelsea Thiel, Cole Stumpe, Garrett Borgmeyer, and Megan Borgmeyer; two brothers and their wives, Stanley and Betty Rackers, Jefferson City; and Harvey and Mary Dee Rackers, Brazito; and three sisters, Marion Rackers and partner, Jay Shryock, Wardsville; Doris Smith and her husband, Charles, Jefferson City; and Ruby Rank, Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by one son, Harry J. Rackers; and one grandson, Paul Kaiser. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, with the Rev. Gregory L. Meystrik officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Wardsville.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to St. Stanislaus Education Foundation, 6414 Route W., Jefferson City, MO 65101; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Those wishing to send condolences or tributes to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.
4

Vernon Emil's wake was held on November 22, 2005 at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with a prayer service at 7:30 P.M.4
His funeral service was held on November 23, 2005 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Missouri, with the Reverend Gregory L. Meystrik officiating.. Additional pallbearers were Mark Eichholz and Tim Wilbers, Honorary. Sharon Rackers was the Eulogist.4,17 He was buried on November 23, 2005 in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, with military honors.4,18,9
Alice and Vernon Rackers Tombstone

Back of Alice and Vernnon Rackers Stone

Vernon Emil was listed in Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens's obituary on April 17, 2000 as surviving.20,21
Vernon Emil was listed in Alice Marie Mertens's obituary on June 8, 2003 as surviving.13

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Osage Township, Cole County, MissouriOtto Herman Rackers8

Family

Alice Marie Mertens b. June 4, 1927, d. June 7, 2003
Children

Citations

  1. [S6573] Miss Mertens Weds Vernon E. Rackers.
  2. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  3. [S4221] WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  4. [S4220] Vernon Rackers Obituary, November 20, 2005.
  5. [S2506] Quentin F. Veit, History of Henry Joseph Mertens and his wife Maria Magdalena Loethen, page 170.
  6. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  7. [S1594] Internet Site: Fold 3Ancestry web site).
  8. [S2505] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto Rackers household.
  9. [S5429] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006, Ancestry.com (database online), 2006.
  10. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of May 8, 1945."
  11. [S6567] Engaged (Alice Mertens).
  12. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book, page 87, Baptizmal Register.
  13. [S2567] Alice Marie Rackers Obituary, June 8, 2003.
  14. [S2582] Personal knowledge of compiler, Linda Frank Berg.
  15. [S5072] Obituary of Harry Joseph Rackers.
  16. [S6893] Bob and Linda Berg. Invitation to Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary, October 27, 1996.
  17. [S4222] Vernon Emil Rackers Funeral Program.
  18. [S4960] St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Burial Listing.
  19. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Linda Berg, 2013.
  20. [S5053] Bernard Henry Mertens Funeral Program.
  21. [S5076] Bernard Mertens Obituary, April 17, 2000.

Katherine E. Twehous1

F, #505, b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
Father*Herman Twehaus2,3 b. August 16, 1801, d. July 25, 1893
Mother*Anna M. Schneider2,3 b. 1827
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Katherine E. Twehous was also known as Catherine E. Bock. Katherine E. Twehous was also known as Twehaus. Katherine E. Twehous, daughter of Herman Twehaus and Anna M. Schneider, was born on February 10, 1856 in Taos, Cole County, Missouri.4,5,6 Conflicting evidence placed her birth January 10, 1855, in Cole County, Missouri, on her death certificate of August 8, 1929, on the inscription of her tombstone, and on the Verslues/Turner Family Group Sheet, and in an e-mail from Carol Ebeler. or April 1853, according to the 1900 Federal Census.7,8,9,10,11
Katherine was enumerated with her parent Herman Twehaus on the 1860 U. S. Census for Jackson Township, Osage County, Missouri.2
She was enumerated with Frank Twehous under the name of "Catherine Zweihaus" on the 1870 U.S. Census for Osage Township, Cole County, Missouri. No relationship was stated. She was listed as a 13-year-old white female, born in Missouri. Her parents were both foreign-born. She has attended school within the year. She is the daughter of Herman Twehaus, with whom she is residing.12
Katherine married Joseph Bock, son of William Bock and Agnes Allamangs, on April 13, 1880 at Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri. Katherine's name was written as Catharine Zweihans. Witnesses to the marriage were Louis Bock and Lena Twiehaus.13,7,14,10,3
Katherine was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Bock under the name of "Catherine Buck" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Crawford Township, Osage County, Missouri. She was listed as a 22-year-old white female, married and keeping house. She was born in Missouri, while both her parents were born in Prussia.15
She is included in a photo taken circa 1900. She is second from the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Henry M. Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock and Edith Christine Bock.
Bock Home Place
421 Clark Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri

Katherine was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Bock under the name of "Katharine Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 47-year-old white female , married for twenty years. She was born in Missouri, while her parents were both born in Germany. She has borne nine children, eight of whom are living. She is unable to read English, but is able to speak and write the language.9
Katherine and Joseph Bock lived in 1910 at 421 Clark in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were..16
Katherine was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Bock under the name of "Catherine Bock" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 56-year-old white female, married once, for the last 28 years. She has borne nine children, seven of which survive. She was born in Missouri, but both her parents were born in Germany. She speaks German and has no occupation listed.16
She is included in a photo taken circa 1920. She is in the front row, second from the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock and Joseph Bock.14
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

Katherine and Joseph Bock lived in 1920 at 421 Clark in Missouri. Residing with them were. His home was located next door to the convent for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Six Sisters are listed in the 1920 census as living in the convent.17
Katherine was enumerated as the wife of Joseph Bock under the name of "Kathlin Bock" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 67-year-old married female, who is unable to read or write English. She was born in Missouri, but her parents were both born in Germany. She has no occupation listed.17 Her husband, Joseph, died on March 9, 1926 at age 72. She was the informant on his death certificate.18,4,19,20,10
Katherine E. Twehous survived her husband, Joseph Bock, when he died March 9, 1926. on March 9, 1926.18
Katherine E. was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.20
Katherine attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.21
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City since the date of its establishment.22
Published in the Jefferson City Post-Tribune of July 19, 1929, was an article stating: Mrs. Joeph Bock Was Operated Upon.
Mrs. Jos. Bock, 621 Clark Avenue underwent an operation at the hospital today. The operation was a success but her condiition is serious. Mrs. Bock is about 70 years old.23
Katherine E. Twehous lived before August, 1929 421 Clark Avenue, Missouri.7
Katherine died on August 8, 1929 at 421 Clark Avenue in Missouri, at age 73, Henry M. Bock was the informant on her death certificate The attending physician was Dr. Bedford, M.D..7,24,14,4,22 Her cause of death was coronary artery disease.7,10
Her obituary was published in the Jefferson City Post Tribune on August 8, 1929 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.22 Her obituary stated:
Aged Resident Died After Brief Illness Today- Mrs. Katherine Bock Had Recovered From Operation Two Months Ago-Born and Reared in this Community-Was 76 Years old -Funeral Will Probable Take Place Saturday.
Mrs. Katherine Bock, life long resident of this county died at her home, 421 Clark shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. She was 76 years old.
Mrs. Bock became suddenly ill this morning and died within a few hours. She underwent an operation at the hospital several months ago from which she had apparently recovered and her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Bock was born and reared in the Taos neighborhood. Her maiden name was Katherine Twehaus. She was married to Joe Bock at Rich Fountain. They moved her about twenty-five years ago. Mr. Bock preceded her in death about three years ago.
Five daughters, Mrs. Paul Mertens of Wardsville, Mrs. Gus Kline, Mrs. William Hopen of Jefferson City, and Mrs. Joe Mueller and Mrs. John Davis of St. Louis, two sons, Ben Bock of Cunningham, Kansas, and Henry Bock, former police officer of this city, live to mourn her passing. There are 24 grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Ed Renterghem of Wardsville, and two brothers, Frank Twehaus of Jefferson City and Henry Twehaus of Wardsville, also survive her.
Mrs. Bock was a life-long Catholic. She had a wide acquaintance and many friends throughout the county who will keenly regret her passing.
Funeral arrangements had not been perfected this afternoon but services will probably take place Saturday morning from the Immaculate Conception Church of which she had been a member since the parish was established.
22

Her funeral service was held on August 10, 1929 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.22 Mrs. Katherine E. Bock was buried on August 10, 1929 in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, with the undertaker C. P. Heinrichs, Jefferson City in Row 6, Block B.7,25,22
Katherine Twehous and Joseph Bock Tombstone

A public auction of Katherine Bock's household goods was held at her former home at 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City. This sale was held by the Administrator of her estate, Peter Paul Mertens.26

Family

Joseph Bock b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Children

Citations

  1. [S6427] Gus Kline Dies.
  2. [S7151] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herman Twiehauss household.
  3. [S8050] Research Papers, Bock, Rudroff. Prepared by Dorothy Rudroff.
  4. [S3189] Research Papers, Frank family. Prepared by Mary Williams.
  5. [S5903] Mary Mertens Death Certificate.
  6. [S7762] Funeral Card for Catherine E. Bock.
  7. [S5085] Katherine Bock Death Certificate.
  8. [S5086] St. Peters Cemetery.
  9. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  10. [S7283] DorisSnyder76 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Verslues/Turner Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on June 30, 2011.
  11. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  12. [S7152] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Frank Zweihaus household.
  13. [S4834] Hallie Mantle, Osage County Marriage Records.
  14. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  15. [S3318] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Buck household.
  16. [S2579] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joe Bock household.
  17. [S2580] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Bock household.
  18. [S5084] Joseph Bock Death Certificate.
  19. [S2674] Cole County Missouri Death Records, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004.
  20. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  21. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  22. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  23. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of July 19, 1929."
  24. [S2674] Cole County Missouri Death Records, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004, 1924-1930.
  25. [S6286] Resurrection and St. Peters Cemeteries, Alan Lepper E-mail Grave Locations.
  26. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of March 20, 1930, page 11."
  27. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  28. [S6426] Bernard Bock Death Certificate.
  29. [S8113] Henry Bock Death Certificate.

Maria Catherine Bock1

F, #506

Citations

  1. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.

Simon Hankey1

M, #507, b. 1821
     Simon Hankey was born in 1821 in Germany.2
Simon married Lumina Wilson circa 1870.1

Family

Lumina Wilson
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Maries County, Missouri Message Board.
  2. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 251.
  3. [S388] Historical Society of Maries County, Maries County, Missouri, Volume II, page 252.

Helen B. "Lena" Bock1,2

F, #508, b. August 22, 1882, d. December 9, 1972
Father*Joseph Bock b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
Helen Bock Kline
Helen Bock Kline
     Her nickname was "Lena."2 Helen B. "Lena" Bock, daughter of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on August 22, 1882 in Rich Fountain, Osage County, Missouri.2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Helen was enumerated as the daughter of Joseph Bock under the name of "Lena Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 17-year-old single white female born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.4
Helen B. was an inseamer at the shoe factory on June 12, 1900 at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.4 She and August "Gus" Kline obtained a marriage license on April 27, 1906.9
Helen married August "Gus" Kline, son of John Kline and Caroline Meisel, on May 4, 1906 at Missouri. Her obituary stated that the marriage took place on May 1, 1906.2,3,10,11
Around this time, Helen and Gus Kline came to live in Kansas, but soon returned to Missouri.12
Helen was enumerated as the wife of August "Gus" Kline under the name of "Lena Kline" on the 1910 U. S. Census of 127 High Street, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 36-year-old married white female, born in Missouri, as were her parents. She has been married for four years and has borne two children, both living. She is able to read, write, and speak English.13
Helen was a sponsor for Augusta Mertens's baptism on January 5, 1913 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri.14
She is included in a photo taken circa 1920. She is in the back row, second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Joseph Bock.3
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

Helen was enumerated as the wife of August "Gus" Kline under the name of "Lena Kline" on the 1920 U. S. Census of 517 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. She was listed as a 36-year-old married white female, born in Missouri, as was her mother. Her father was born in the U. S.. She is able to read, write, and speak English.15
Helen B. was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.16
Helen attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.17
Helen B. "Lena" Bock lived in 1929 Missouri.18
Helen B. was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.18
Helen B. was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.19
Mrs. Gus Kline hosted the Little Flower Circle of the Immaculate Conception Church, at her home.20
Helen and August "Gus" Kline lived before December, 1940 at 1102 East Miller Street in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. Residing with them were..21 Her husband, August, died on December 26, 1940 at age 65. She was the informant on his death certificate.2,3,21,22,23
Helen B. was listed in August "Gus" Kline's obituary on December 27, 1940 as surviving.22
Helen B. "Lena" Bock in an article in the local newspaperk thanked all of those who helped them during the illness and death of their husband and father, Gus Kline. on January 3, 1941.24
She is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at St. Leo's School, St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Bernard William Bock, Frances Bock and Henry M. Bock.25
Bock Brothers and Sisters

Helen B. "Lena" Bock sold the rear section of her property at Missouri, on February 6, 1959 to the City of Jefferson City for the construction of United States Highway Route 50. Cole County, Route 50 from Lena B. Kline to State of Missouri acting by and through the State Highway Commission of Missouri.
CERTIFICATE OF RECORD
State of Missouri
County of Cole
I, Henry G. LePage, Recorder of Deeds within and for the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on March 30. 1959, at 3 o'clock and 52 minutes P.M..
Witness my hand and official Seal. Done at office this 30 March, 1959
Henry LePage Recorder by Irene Heidrich, Deputy.

This indenture made this February 6, A.D. 1959 by and between Lena B. Kline of the county of Cole, and the state of Missouri, party of the first part, and the State of Missouri, acting by and through the State Highway Commission of Missouri, party of the second part.
Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, in consideration of the sum of Two Thousand and no Dollars, to her paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents grant, bargain and sell, convey and confirm unto said party of the second part, its successors and assigns, the following described real estate and interests in real estate in the County of Cole, State of Missouri, to wit:
A part of Lots numbered 1, 2, 3 of Fairview Addition to the City of Jefferson, Missouri, for U.S. Highway Route 50 described as:
All the land of said Grantors which lies within a strip of land lying on the left or north side of and adjoining the centerline of said highway, being 115 feet wide at Station 73+55 and 124 feet wide at Grantors' east property line opposite Station 74+56, a distance of 101 feet.
The centerline of said highway is described as follows: From the SE corner of Outlot Number 57 in the City of Jefferson, Missouri; thence N 48° 32' 48" E 217.81 feet to Station 80=05; thence N 46° 15' W549 feet to Station 74+56, the point of the beginning; thence continuing N 46° 15' W 101 feet to Station 73+55.
Also all abutters' rights of direct access between the highway now known as U.S. Route 50 and Grantors' abutting land in Lots numbered 1, 2, and 3 of Fairview Addition to the City of Jefferson, Missouri.
Also all rights of Grantors in and to a public alley now known as Rear East Miller Street.
The land above described is shown by a copy of the plans for said highway on file with the Clerk of the County Court of Cole County, Missouri. ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY INDIVIDUALS
State of Missouri
County of Cole
On this 6th day of February, 1959, before me personally appeared Lena B. Kline to me known to be the person described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, who being by me duly sworn, acknowledged that she executed the same as her free act and deed, and for the consideration stated therein and no other. And the said Lena B. Kline further declared herself to be single and unmarried.
In Testimony whereof, I have herunto set my hand and affixed my official seal in the County and state aforesaid, the day and year first above written.
My term expires April 3, 1959
Leland C. Henry.26
Helen B. "Lena" Bock lived between 1961 and 1968 in Missouri. Residing with them were..27,28
Helen B. was listed in Henry M. Bock's obituary on May 21, 1961 as surviving.28 ; Lena on left, Frances on the right.
Frances (r) and Lena (l) Bock

Helen B. was listed in Frances Bock's obituary on July 6, 1968 as surviving.27 At the time of her death the location for mailing benefits was reported as Missouri by the Social Security Administration.6
Helen died on December 9, 1972 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 90.2,3,6,7,8,11
Her obituary was published in the News-Tribune on December 10, 1972 at Missouri.11 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Lena Kline Dies in Hospital
Mrs. Lena B. Kline, 90, of 703 Hobbs Terrace, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital here.
She was born Aug. 22, 1882, in Rich Fountain, the daughter of Joseph and catherine Twehous Bock. She was married May 1, 1906, in Jefferson City to Gus Kline, who died Dec. 26, 1940.
Mrs. Kline was a member of St. Ann's Sodality, Daughters of Isabella and the Third Order of St. Francis.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Leo Hirsch, Jefferson City; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Freeman Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. TUesday at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Fred Yehle officiating. Burial will be in resurrection Cemetery.
11

Helen B.'s wake was held on December 11, 1972 at Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, Missouri.11
Her funeral service was held on December 12, 1972 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, The service was held by Father Yahle. the pallbearers included Bernard Henry "Ben" Mertens, Edward Theodore Mertens, George Joseph Mertens and Charles Joseph Frank. Also serving as a pall bearer was Otto Forck.7,11 Mrs. Helen B. Kline was buried on December 12, 1972 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Missouri, sharing a stone with her husband, August Kline.5,7,11
August & Lena Bock Kline Tombstone

Family

August "Gus" Kline b. February 4, 1875, d. December 26, 1940
Children

Citations

  1. [S206] Unknown compiler, Family Group Sheet for Joe Bock Family.
  2. [S3317] Augusta Mertens Frank, "Augusta Mertens Frank Research Papers."
  3. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  4. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  5. [S4962] Resurrection Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery Burial Records.
  6. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  7. [S6325] Funeral Card for Lena B. Kline.
  8. [S7283] DorisSnyder76 (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Verslues/Turner Family Tree" (Online: The Generations Network, Incorporated, www.ancestry.com). Last accessed on June 30, 2011.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  10. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, book 5, page 275.
  11. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of December 10, 1972, page 27."
  12. [S7868] Interviews from Bock Family Reunion, Willowdale, Kansas, on July 14, 2012, Wilma Bock Doelling, interviewed by Linda Frank Berg.
  13. [S6327] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Guss A. Kline household.
  14. [S2516] St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, St Stanislaus, Wardsville Church Record Book.
  15. [S6328] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Gus Kline household.
  16. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  17. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  18. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  19. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  20. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of March 22, 1939."
  21. [S6326] August Kline Death Certificate.
  22. [S6427] Gus Kline Dies.
  23. [S7782] Funeral Card for August Kline.
  24. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of January 3, 1941."
  25. [S6371] Ben Bock, Frances Bock Hopen, Henry Bock Lena Bock Kline Photograph, unknown repository.
  26. [S8664] Lena B Kline East Miller Deed.
  27. [S6350] Frances Bock Hopen Obituary, July 6, 1968.
  28. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of May 21, 1961."
  29. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Bob Berg.
  30. [S7397] Funeral Card for Roy Henry Kline.

Henry M. Bock

M, #509, b. January 16, 1891, d. May 20, 1961
Father*Joseph Bock1 b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous1 b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
Henry M. Bock
Photograph by Bob
     Henry M. Bock, son of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on January 16, 1891 in Westphalia, Gasconade County, Missouri.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed his birth February 1892, according to: the 1900 Federal Census; Betty Hageman Smith's letter of March 2008; burial records of Resurrection Cemetery, Jefferson City; and his funeral card. February 3, 1893 in Jefferson City according to Henry's WWI draft registration card. Or on February 3, 1892, according to his death certificate,in Wardsville, Missouri.4,5,6,7,8,1
He is included in a photo taken circa 1900. He is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Gertrude Mary Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Edith Christine Bock.
Bock Home Place
421 Clark Avenue
Jefferson City, Missouri
Henry M. Bock
Photograph by Bob

Henry was enumerated as the son of Joseph Bock under the name of "Henry Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old male, born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Germany. He has attended school within the year.5
Henry M. Bock
Henry lived with Katherine and Joseph Bock in 1910 at 421 Clark in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2
Henry was enumerated as the son of Joseph Bock on the 1910 U. S. Census of Jefferson Township, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as a 19-year-old white single male born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Germany. He speaks, reads, and writes English and is employed as a baker at a German Bakery.2
In 1917 Henry M. Bock farmed in Cunningham, Kingman County, Kansas.6
Johon (L) and Ben (R) Bock
Photograph by Bob
Henry registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 at Gove, Pratt County, Kansas, in which he is described as single, being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and black hair.6
Henry would go to visit his brother Ben in Kansas, but did not want to stay.9
He is included in a photo taken circa 1920. He is in the front row, first on left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Bernard William Bock, Mary Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Joseph Bock.4
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family

In 1920 Henry M. Bock farmed at Peters Township in Kingman County, Kansas.10
Henry is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Peters Township, Kansas. He was identified as a 26-year-old single white male, born in Missouri as were his parents. He is able to speak English. He rents his farm, which is numbered 34 on the farm enumeration.10
Henry M. was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.11
Henry attended an anniversary party held forPeter Paul Otto Mertens and Mary Bock on April 25, 1926 at Wardsville, Missouri.12 Henry M. Bock wrote a letter to Bernard William Bock on September 4, 1927. The letter stated: "Mr. Ben Bock and Family
Dear Folks, How are you all by now I hope you all are well and happy. How are the kids Are they about ready to go to school. We are all well and hope you are the same. Well, Ben, Tille Tweehouse is going to get married Monday Morning. O. yes, we had Mr. F i Huhman in the jail over last Thursday. Mr. J. F. Kraus whet his bond.You see this is Sunday morning about 4:30 a.m. The old janitor and me just took a big shott. You know I have to use the Hunt and Pick systom on this thing so I takes kind long to write this letter well Ben We made a rade tonight and good luck I will send you a copy of it from the paper. It sure was good. Well, gess I will close for this time answer soon from Henry Bock, Jefferson City, Missouri."13
Henry M. Bock lived in August, 1929 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.14 Henry was the informant listed on the death certificate of Katherine E. Twehous on August 8, 1929.14,15,4,16,17
Henry M. was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.17
Henry is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Missouri. He was identified as a 38-year-old single white male, born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Germany. He rents his home for $20.00 per month and is able to read, write, and speak English. No occupation is listed for Henry.. Enumerated with him were.18
Newspaper article states that Henry Bock, who made an enviable record as a police officer under Chief of Police Jos. H. Bruns, has announced for the Republican nomination for constable. Bock is a life-long resident of this city and his experience as a policeman and his general knowledge of the township qualify him for the office to which he aspires.19
Henry and Adelaide Feind lived between 1931 and 1941 at 421 Clark Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were..20,21
Henry married Adelaide Feind, daughter of Frank Feind and Anna Marie Nilges, on February 3, 1931 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, St. Louis, Missouri. The marriage was officiated at by Father Adrian.20,21
Henry M. was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.22 His wife, Adelaide, died on July 27, 1941 at age 56. He was the informant on her death certificate.20,23
Henry served circa 1942 in the United States Armed Forces, during WWI..1
Henry M. was employed by the Missouri State Highway Department. in December, 1944.24
Henry married Lennie M. Amos, daughter of William Elijah Amos and Nora Blackburn, on December 7, 1944 at Immaculate Conception Parsonage, Jefferson City, Missouri.4,25,24,1,23
He is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at St. Leo's School, St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas. He is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Lena Bock, Bernard William Bock and Frances Bock.26
Bock Brothers and Sisters
Henry M. Bock

Lennie and Henry M. Bock lived before 1961 at 306 East Miller in Jefferson City, Missouri. Residing with them were..1
Henry died on May 20, 1961 at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 70.4,7,1,23 His cause of death was Lymphatic Leukemia with pneumonia of the right lung and arteriosclerotic heart disease.1
His obituary was published in the Sunday News & Tribune on May 21, 1961 at Missouri.23 His obituary stated:
Henry Bock, 69, of 306 E. Miller St., died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. James O'Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at a local funeral home.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Bock was a retired Missouri Highway Department employee. His first wife, Adlide Feind, died in 1941. On Dec. 7, 1944, he married Miss Linnie Amos, who survives. Also surviving are one brother, Ben Bock, Nashville, Kan; and three sisters, Mrs Lena Kline and Mrs. Frances Hopen, Jefferson City; and Mrs. Edith Davis, St. Louis.
23

Henry M.'s wake was held on May 21, 1961 at a local funeral home, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.23 His funeral service was held on May 22, 1961 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, The minister of the funeral was Father James O'Sullivan.23 He was buried on May 22, 1961 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, sharing a stone with his first wife, Adelaide Klie.8,1,23
Henry M. and Adelaide Feind Bock Tombstone
Henry M. Bock Tombstone

Research Note

     Research Note: Is this primary birth date and place correct/ think this may belong to a Henry Martin Bock.

Family 1

Adelaide Feind b. March 31, 1885, d. July 27, 1941

Family 2

Lennie M. Amos b. August 16, 1893, d. July 23, 1980

Citations

  1. [S8113] Henry Bock Death Certificate.
  2. [S2579] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joe Bock household.
  3. [S7538] Carol Ebeler e-mail to Robert Berg, January 15, 2012.
  4. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  5. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  6. [S431] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  7. [S6303] Funeral Card for Henry Bock.
  8. [S4962] Resurrection Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery Burial Records.
  9. [S7786] Research prepared by Audrey Lyn Smith.
  10. [S5118] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Bock household.
  11. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  12. [S6610] Jefferson City Tribune "April 28, 1926, page 6, column 5."
  13. [S7392] Bock Henry Letter to Ben Bock.
  14. [S5085] Katherine Bock Death Certificate.
  15. [S2674] Cole County Missouri Death Records, Ancestry.com (database online), 2004, 1924-1930.
  16. [S3189] Research Papers, Frank family. Prepared by Mary Williams.
  17. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  18. [S6269] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Bock household.
  19. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of July 7, 1930."
  20. [S6287] Adelaide Feind Bock Death Certificate.
  21. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of February 9, 1931, page 1."
  22. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  23. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of May 21, 1961."
  24. [S7970] Mrs. Lennie Burchett Weds Henry Bock.
  25. [S7785] Obituary of Lennie m. Bock.
  26. [S6371] Ben Bock, Frances Bock Hopen, Henry Bock Lena Bock Kline Photograph, unknown repository.

Bernard William Bock1,2

M, #510, b. November 12, 1887, d. February 8, 1971
Father*Joseph Bock2 b. September 14, 1853, d. March 9, 1926
Mother*Katherine E. Twehous2 b. February 10, 1856, d. August 8, 1929
ChartsWilliam Bock Descendents
William Bock Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Bock Family
Ben Bock
Ben Bock
     Bernard William Bock, son of Joseph Bock and Katherine E. Twehous, was born on November 12, 1887 in Wardsville, Cole County, Missouri, 38.488798, -92.173826.3,4,2,5 Conflicting evidence placed his birth November 1888, according to the 1900 Federal Census or according to his WWI draft registration, he was born on November 12, 1889 in Jefferson City, Missouri.6,7 He was normally known as Ben.
Bernard was enumerated as the son of Joseph Bock under the name of "Benjamin Back" on the 1900 U. S. Census of 421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri. He was listed as an 11-year-old single white male born in Missouri, as was his mother. His father was born in Germany. He has attended school within the year. He is unable to read or write, but is able to speak English.6 Bernard William Bock was confirmed on October 14, 1900 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri; Ceremony performed by O. J. S. Hoog, P.P.8
Bernard William Bock received his First Holy Communion on April 14, 1901 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri; Ceremony performed by O. J. S. Hoog, P.P.8
In 1910 Bernard William Bock farmed at Kingman Township in Kingman County, Kansas, as a farm laborer for Frank Schulter, with whom he lived. Ben worked as a farmhand for eight years after his brother Henry returned to Missouri. Frank Schulter should read "Frank Schulte", according to Ben's daughter, Wilma Bock Doelling.9,10
Bernard was enumerated under the name of "Benjamine Bock" on the 1910 U.S. Census of Kingman Township, Kansas, where he was listed as a 21-year-old single white male, born in Missouri. His parents were both born in Germany. He is able to read, write, and speak English.. He was a farm hand residing in the household of Frank Schulter, which should read "Frank Schulte". (no known relationship.)9,10
Johon (L) and Ben (R) Bock
Photograph by Bob

In June, 1917 Bernard William Bock farmed in Cunningham, Kingman County, Kansas.7 Bernard registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 at Gove Precinct, Pratt County, Kansas, In this registration he is described as tall with slender build, with blue eyes and medium brown hair. He signed this registration card as "Ben Bock."7
Bernard William Bock lived before November, 1918 Kansas.11
Bernard married Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz, daughter of John N. Schwartz and Elizabeth Geiger, on November 5, 1918 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas, the best man was Charles Bernard "Charlie" Schwartz, the maid of honor was Ida B. Schwartz. The marriage was performed by Reverend A. Kienhoefer.12,11,2,13,3,4,14
Bernard and Minnie Schwartz Bock Wedding
Ben and Minnie Bock Marriage
Photograph by Bob
Ben and Minnie Schwartz Bock
Photograph by Bob

He is included in a photo taken November 5, 1918. The photo was taken at St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas. He is in the front row, right side in the photo. Also included in the photo: Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz, Ida B. Schwartz and Charles Bernard "Charlie" Schwartz.3
Ben and Minnie Bock

Bernard William Bock Ben and Minnie were not share-croppers, but simply farmers. circa 1919.10
Bock-Schwartz Wedding Announcement.11
Schwartz Bock Marriage Announcement

Henry would go to visit his brother Ben in Kansas, but did not want to stay.15
He is included in a photo taken circa 1920. He is in the back row, third from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Frances Bock, Helen B. "Lena" Bock, Mary Bock, Henry M. Bock, Edith Christine Bock, Gertrude Mary Bock, Katherine E. Twehous and Joseph Bock.3
Joe and Catherine Twehouse Bock Family
Bernard William Bock
Photograph by Bob

Bernard appeared on the 1925 Kansas state census Kingman, Kingman County as Ben Bock a 37-year-old married white male, born in Missouri. He rents his farm and came from Missouri to Kansas. He is able to read and write.. Enumerated with him were, his wife Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz, his sons David William Bock and John Bernard "Babe" Bock.16
Bernard William was listed in Joseph Bock's obituary on March 9, 1926 as surviving.17 Bernard received a letter from an unknown person written on September 4, 1927. The letter stated: "Mr. Ben Bock and Family
Dear Folks, How are you all by now I hope you all are well and happy. How are the kids Are they about ready to go to school. We are all well and hope you are the same. Well, Ben, Tille Tweehouse is going to get married Monday Morning. O. yes, we had Mr. F i Huhman in the jail over last Thursday. Mr. J. F. Kraus whet his bond.You see this is Sunday morning about 4:30 a.m. The old janitor and me just took a big shott. You know I have to use the Hunt and Pick systom on this thing so I takes kind long to write this letter well Ben We made a rade tonight and good luck I will send you a copy of it from the paper. It sure was good. Well, gess I will close for this time answer soon from Henry Bock, Jefferson City, Missouri."18
Bernard William Bock lived in 1929 Kansas.19
Bernard William was listed in Katherine E. Twehous's obituary on August 8, 1929 as surviving.19
Bernard William Bock
Photograph by Bob

In 1930 Bernard William Bock farmed at Kingman Township in Kansas where his farm was numbered 67 in the farm schedule.20
Bernard is a head of household, under the name of "Ben Brock", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kingman Township, Kansas. He was identified as a 42-year-old white male, born in Missouri. His parents were both born in Germany. He has been married since the age of thirty-one. He lives on a farm which is rented. He speaks, reads, and writes English, and is not a veteran.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Philomena Katherine, his sons David William and John Bernard, his daughters Carletta Frances.20
Bernard and Minnie Schwartz Bock
Photograph by Bob

He is included in a photo taken 1937. He is on the left side of the back row in the photo. Also included in the photo: John Bernard "Babe" Bock, Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz, Carletta Frances Bock, David William Bock, Angeline Magdlene Bock and Bernard Leo Bock.
Ben Bock Family
Photograph by Bob

Bernard William was listed in Mary Bock's obituary circa January 28, 1939 as surviving.21
He is included in a photo taken circa 1940. He is in the second row, second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: John Bernard "Babe" Bock, Bernard Leo Bock, Carletta Frances Bock, Eli Hugo Doelling, Wilfred Joseph Hageman, Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz and Angeline Magdlene Bock.3
Ben & Minnie Bock Family

Carlie remembers Sundays as fishing days. Clothes were changed after Church and the fishing began, no matter the weather. On Sundays, Ben always prepared the dinner meat.
In the summer, the men were out early for fieldwork and came in to eat at noon. Generally, Ben took a short nap on the hard floor with his head resting against the mopboard, or he would sit by the west window and western short stories for a while, and then it was back to work.
In the spring, a main focus was the gardening, with the whole family participating. Of course, canning followed, along with selling of tomatoes and baking of bread.
Her mother Minnie loved to dance, but Ben did not. Minnie worked very hard.15
After high school, Carlie travelled for work from place to place. Included were Zenda, Kansas, then Protection, Kansas and Buffalo, Oklahoma. While in Buffalo she worked as a waitress. In this restaurant, one old customer would always tease her when he came in. One day he ordered something she didn't recognixe, so she asked the cook, who said it was a soup. Because she knew he ordered the soup because she was unfamiliar with it, she thought she would be a little ornery herself. So when she served him the soup she accompanied it with a large mixing spoon, instead of the regular teaspoon.
She doesn't remember how the man reacted or what he said.
Then she moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri, where she found a job in a restaurant, whose owner's were acquainted with her father, Ben. They also provided her living space above the restaurant.
Carlie and Wilfred met at a Christmas dance in 1949 and married in 1950, and honeymooned in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.
They had very little money, but made their home in the country near waterloo, Kansas, where Wilfred built a small home. With a growing family, Wilfred built a new, larger home which they occupied in 1960.15
Babe recalls his father, Ben talking of coming to Kansas from Jefferson City, Missouri and living with a family 2 miles north and 2 miles east of St. Leo on Sun City Road. The family with whom he lived for eight years, the Frank and Cecelia Schulte family,was a large family. This is how Bernard met Minnie, as the Schwartz family lived not far from the Schultes.15
He is included in a photo taken circa 1950. The photo was taken at St. Leo's School, St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas. He is second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Lena Bock, Frances Bock and Henry M. Bock.22
Bock Brothers and Sisters

He is included in a photo. He is second from the left in the middle row in the photo. Also included in the photo: John Bernard "Babe" Bock, Bernard Leo Bock, Carletta Frances Bock, Eli Hugo Doelling, Wilfred Joseph Hageman, Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz and Angeline Magdlene Bock.
Ben and Minie Bock Family
Photograph by Bob

Ben attended a family reunion of the Bock and Mertens family on August 15, 1956 Also co-hosting the Basket dinner were Mrs. Lennie Bock and Mrs. Johanna Mertens. Out -of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bock and daughter, Angeline, of Nashville, Kansas; Mrs. Edith Davis, St. Louis; and Mrs. and Mrs. Jimmy Fakes and daughter, Sandra, also of St. Louis.23
Bernard and Minnie Schwartz Bock
Photograph by Bob

Bernard William Bock and Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz lived between 1961 and 1968 Nashville, Kingman County, Kansas.24,25
Bernard William was listed in Henry M. Bock's obituary on May 21, 1961 as surviving.25 ; Windmill on Ben and Minnie Bock's Property
Wndmill on Ben and Minnie Bocks Farm
Ben and Minnie Bock Homeplace
Photograph by Bob

Bernard William was listed in Frances Bock's obituary on July 6, 1968 as surviving.24
     A party in honor of his fiftieth wedding anniversary was given on November 10, 1968 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Kansas.
Ben & Minnie Bock
50th Anniversary Party
Photograph by Bob

Philomena and Bernard William Bock lived before 1971 at R.F.D. in Nashville, Kingman County, Kansas. Residing with them were, their children John and David..2,1
Bernard died on February 8, 1971 in Kansas, at age 83, Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz was the informant on his death certificate.2,1,3,4,5 ; Ben Bock in casket
Ben Bock in casket
Photograph by Bob
His cause of death was Generalized arteriosclerosis with Coronary Occlusion.2 Bernard William Bock was buried on February 10, 1971 in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery in St. Leo, Kingman County, Kansas.2,3,4 Ben and Minnie Bock Tombstone.
Ben and Minnie Bock Tombstone

Bernard was mentioned in Angeline Magdlene Bock's obituary on September 8, 2015 as preceding the deceased in death.26

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900421 Clark Avenue, Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriJoseph Bock6
1910Kingman Township, Kingman County, KansasBernard William Bock9,10
1925Kingman, Kingman County, KansasBernard William Bock16
1930Kingman Township, KansasBernard William Bock20

Family

Philomena Katherine "Minnie" Schwartz b. February 25, 1897, d. October 5, 1993
Children

Citations

  1. [S358] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  2. [S6426] Bernard Bock Death Certificate.
  3. [S6142] Betty Hageman Smith Letter.
  4. [S6288] Research Papers, Bock. Prepared by Betty Hageman Smith.
  5. [S6858] Funeral Card for Bernard Bock.
  6. [S5116] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Back household.
  7. [S6151] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  8. [S6370] Bernard Bock First Holy Communion Document.
  9. [S5119] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Benjamin Bock household.
  10. [S7868] Interviews from Bock Family Reunion, Willowdale, Kansas, on July 14, 2012, Wilma Bock Doelling, interviewed by Linda Frank Berg.
  11. [S6312] Bernard Bock-Philomena Catharina Schwartz Marriage Certificate.
  12. [S34] Minnie Bock Obituary.
  13. [S742] Funeral Card for Philomena "Minnie" Bock.
  14. [S7784] Obituary of Minnie Bock.
  15. [S7786] Research prepared by Audrey Lyn Smith.
  16. [S6428] 1925 State Census, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas, Microfilm reels K-1--K-177, Kansas State Historical Society.
  17. [S2651] Jefferson City Daily Tribune Newspaper "issue of March 9, 1924."
  18. [S7392] Bock Henry Letter to Ben Bock.
  19. [S6447] Jefferson City Post-Tribune "issue of Thursday, August 8, 1929."
  20. [S5117] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Ben Brock household.
  21. [S6566] Obituary of Mary Mertens.
  22. [S6371] Ben Bock, Frances Bock Hopen, Henry Bock Lena Bock Kline Photograph, unknown repository.
  23. [S7111] Jefferon City Daily Capital News "issue of July 23, 1938, page 3."
  24. [S6350] Frances Bock Hopen Obituary, July 6, 1968.
  25. [S2911] Jefferson City News Tribune Newspaper - Online Edition "issue of May 21, 1961."
  26. [S8639] Issue of September 8, 2015, "In Memoriam," Wichita Eagle Newspaper,.
  27. [S6943] Carletta F. Bock Funeral Program.
  28. [S6944] Carletta F. Hageman Obituary.